Whatever plans you had, cancel them. Because if you like alcohol and hate spending money, we have the perfect event for you.
Tonight, from 5pm-7pm on the lower level of the Shops At Comcast (1701 JFK Blvd), there’s going to be a Mixology Mixer–which basically means a competition-slash-cocktail-demonstration which will have some of the best bartenders in the city putting together spring cocktails which you, as a value-conscious cocktail enthusiast, will then judge. You get to vote for your favorite (via social media so, you know, it’s all modern-y), and the best bartender wins… I dunno. Bragging rights or whatever.
The important takeaway here is that there are going to be cocktails, that the event is open to the public, and that it’s free.
Wait, did you say free cocktails?
Fiume | Photo by Trevor Dixon
City Tap House is wrapping everything in Bespoke bacon for happy hour. Sometimes the best ideas are the easiest. And oh yes, there will be beer from Yards, including their collaborative Just Off Walnut Belgian Brown Ale.
Also in West Philadelphia, Fiume is tapping Freigeist Ottekolong, a Kölsch too Kölsch for Köln.
Across town, Don Russell (Joe Sixpack) is going to be at Victoria’s Freehouse where he’ll be pouring ELGOOD’S Coolship #1.
Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o the puddin’-race!
Aboon them a’ ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye worthy o’ a grace
As lang’s my arm.
That’s Robert Burns at his weird, Scottish and food-obsessed best, declaring his deathless admiration to that great Chieftain of the pudding race, the haggis.
For those of you who don’t already have it on your calendars, Robert Burns Night is coming up, and on Saturday, January 25, the Victoria Freehouse is going to be celebrating the bard’s 255th birthday in the only way such a thing is ever celebrated–with haggis, scotch and bagpipes.
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Victoria Freehouse is getting all British again with their Dickens-inspired Christmas roasts. For the next two Saturdays (the final two before Christmas is upon us), the Freehouse will be doing a different, three-course British menu (with optional wine and beer pairing). The deal starts at 5pm, goes until 10pm and will run you $25 per person (not counting the booze).
And yes, we have the menus
The Victoria Freehouse is offering a special happy hour today of Christmas Ales. For $15 you can get a flight of British holiday beers plus “Devils on Horseback,” stilton stuffed dates wrapped in bacon.
The flights include:
- Reindeer’s Revolt – English Strong Ale
- Criminally Bad Elf – English Barleywine style beer
- Pickled Santa – Winter Warmer style beer
- Lump of Coal – Foreign Stout beer
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Big news for the geeks in the crowd. As I’m sure you are already all aware, the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who is on November 23. And while I can totally understand those of you who want to just climb into your dalek costumes and spend the day at home in front of the TV, for those of a more social bent, there’s this:
On Saturday, November 23, the Victoria Freehouse in Old City will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary (Whoniversary?) in style, with themed food and drinks (jelly babies, jammie dodgers, fish fingers and custard–you know, that sort of thing) and the 50th anniversary episode showing on two separate flatscreens, starting promptly at 2:50pm.
You probably want to get there early to score a good seat. And to get a jump on celebrating the stunning, five-decade run of one of the best science fiction TV shows ever. And if you have one, don’t forget your fez. Because fezzes are cool.
Victoria Freehouse [f8b8z]
Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
the Gunpowder Treason and Plot…
Yes, tonight is Guy Fawkes Night, and they’re celebrating at the Victoria Freehouse by kicking off their Whiskey Week celebrations.
So what’s on tap for tonight? Whiskey flights–with ten-year-old Laphroig, Macallan and Glenmorganie all sharing the table for $15, plus plates of Devils On Horseback (dates wrapped in bacon, for those of you unfamiliar with British culinary delicacies).
On Thursday night, they’re doing straight Macallan flights (the 10 year, 12 year and 15 year) for $20 (plus pub snacks) as a run-up to a Macallan pairing dinner at 7pm that’ll set you back an additional $50 for 5 courses plus pairings. Check out the menu after the jump.
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It’s Fall and apples are springing up on menus all around town. Here are six apple dishes or drinks that we’re coveting.
How ya like THESE apples? »
Are you a Dr. Who fan? Do you like trivia? And beer? And fish fingers? Then man, do I have the perfect night out for you.
On Monday, October 7, the Victoria Freehouse in Old City is doing a Dr. Who trivia night complete with prizes, drink specials and a sci-fi themed menu (which, under normal circumstances, I would say is just unconscionably cheesy, but what kind of humorless twerp doesn’t want to wash down their Protein 1 Stew and Jammy Dodgers with a Sonic Screwdriver cocktail while guessing how many colors there were in the 4th Doctor’s scarf?).
Anyway, the details are thus: Monday, October 7 at 7pm. $20 prix fixe sci-fi menu and $8 cocktails fit for a Time Lord. Three rounds of trivia. Prizes for first and second place, best team name and (wait for it, geeks…) best costume. So yeah, you should TOTALLY plan on dressing up in that Cyberman outfit you’ve got hidden in your closet.
Oh, and one last thing? Reservations are strongly encouraged. Because this event has sold out every time it’s been held in Haddonfield, and often very quickly.
Victoria Freehouse [Official]
Thrillist lists some secret menu items that you can order that don’t appear on any menu. Did you know you can get a dill pickle juice glaze at Federal Donuts? Or a nutella pizza at Osteria? How about Welsh rarebit chips at Victoria Freehouse? Check out the full article to see who offers foie gras-stuffed lobster tails.
Know any other secret menu items around Philadelphia? Share them in the comments.
Secret Menu Items- Hidden Menu Items at Restaurants in Philadelphia [Thrillist]