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Best Happy Hour

2023 Best New Happy Hour, City

Cantina La Martina

This Mexican restaurant in Kensington serves $1 tacos and $2 wings during happy hour — you can spend $20 and eat like a king. And the outdoor backyard is fantastic. Read More »

2800 D Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2023 Best New Happy Hour, 'burbs

Blue Elephant

Who says a happy hour has to start at 5 p.m.? Leave work early — hell, you’re probably WFH anyway — and head to this new Main Line spot that offers discount drinks and snacks from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Your best bet is the $16 temaki trio — three hand rolls of shrimp, salmon and yellowtail — washed down with a glass of French rosé ($9) or a 3 Floyds Zombie Dust pale ale ($6). On Wednesday afternoons: $20 Japanese whiskey flights. Read More »

110 North Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA Website

2022 Best Happy Hour


Eight-buck wood-fired margherita pizzas, $7 spritzes, $5 arancini plates, a white marble bar, and a room that looks like a mustachioed bartender and a millennial plant collector chic-ified a grandmother’s house: What more could you possibly require from a Tuesday? Read More »

112 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2019 Best Happy Hour Deals

Schulson Collective Restaurants

The restaurateur knocks post-work deals out of the park at most of his spots, from the $6 Neapolitan pies at Osteria to the $5 handrolls at Double Knot to the deeply discounted Negronis and tomato pie upstairs at Giuseppe & Sons. Read More »


2018 Best Late-Night Happy Hour

Tattooed Mom

Long after every other happy hour has ended, this spot revs back up with half-off drafts from 10 to 11 every night, so you can wash down a platter of 50-cent pierogi with a $3 locally brewed gose. Read More »

530 South Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-238-9880 | Website

2018 Best Happy Hour in the Suburbs

Clam Tavern

Five-dollar Beefeater martinis every night of the week, plus $1 crab balls, clams casino, and house-made fried buffalo mozz. Someone save us a seat. Read More »

339 East Broadway Avenue, Clifton Heights, PA | 610-623-9537 | Website

2018 Best Happy Hour in the City

Abe Fisher

At Abe Fisher’s happy hour, everything is $7. The chicken liver mousse with pastrami onion jam, the pickled mackerel dip, the boozy cocktails, the fine wines – all just $7. Well, except for those off-menu smoked short-rib sandwiches. Those are just $5. Read More »

1315 Walnut Street Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA | 215-867-0088 | Website

2017 Best Happy-Hour Scene

Mission Taqueria

With picnic-table seating (ideal for large groups), shuffleboard tables (more room for spectators), and a happy-hour menu of $3 beers and $2 tacos, it’s as if Mission was designed solely for our favorite time of day. Read More »

1516 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-383-1200 | Website

2016 Best Happy-Hour Food


Although Double Knot is getting all the love for being the cool new thing on the block, its next-door sister still kills it at happy hour, doing some of the same dishes you'll find at Double Knot (edamame dumplings, satay, kimchi fried rice) but with fewer crowds. Read More »

124 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-732-3501 | Website

2016 Best Happy Hour With Your Co-Workers

City Tap House

When City Tap House opened in 2014, we assumed it would be just another semi-lame happy-hour bar. Instead, we got a venue that now hosts every beer launch of note. It's got 40 taps; a location convenient to Center City-ites and train-riding suburban beer nerds; and enough elbow room for them all to raise a glass. Read More »

2 Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA | 215-662-0105 | Website