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Best Happy Hour

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 Oysters

Doc Magrogan’s

Lots of bars have buck-a-shuck happy-hour oysters — usually just one or two varieties — but at these local seafood spots during Monday happy hours, there are several types available for a buck and several more varieties for $2. They go down perfectly with the half-priced drafts. (Multiple locations.) Read More »

3432 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-382-3474 | 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

2015 Best Happy Hour, Booze

Short Range Missiles at Hop Sing Laundromat

High-end liquor at ridiculously low prices (starting as cheap as $3.50), served alone and unadorned at a spot famous for mixed drinks? This is basically the bar's gift to its regulars (and those comfortable with drinking shots before the sun goes down), so find yourself some nice shoes, leave the cell phone in your pocket (it's the owner's biggest rule), and go take advantage between 5 and 7 p.m. (sometimes 8 p.m.). Read More »

1029 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2015 Best Happy Hour, Wine

Nomad Roman Pizza

Looking for an early bite and drink before the theater? The Midtown Village Nomad Roman has an amazing happy-hour deal: Get a glass of wine and an excellent 10-inch pizza for $10. If you prefer your snack post-show, the same deal applies Friday and Saturday nights after 10 p.m. Read More »

1305 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-644-9287 | Website

2013 Best Late-Night Happy Hour

Alla Spina

Knock a couple bucks off the drafts, and suddenly the beef fat french fries and mortadella hot dog are even more delicious. Read More »

1410 Mount Vernon Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-600-0017 | Website

2013 Best Beer-Centric Happy Hour

Devil’s Den

All drafts are half-price during happy hour and Great Lakes proves good things do come from Cleveland. Read More »

1148 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-339-0855 | Website

2012 Best Happy Hour (Suburbs)

Stella Blu

Maybe it's the plummy wood interior. Maybe it's the friendly service. But frankly, dear Stella, you had us going Stanley Kowalski in your honor at "$6 St. Germaine cocktails." Read More »

101 Ford Street, West Conshohocken, PA | 610-825-7060 | Website

2012 Best Happy Hour (City)

The Corner

There are some dandy deals to be found in this city between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. But dropping a Hamilton on a plate of fried oysters and a glass of Stanford Brut while relishing the rarefied air of the Corner's elevated terrace is our favorite. Read More »

102 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-735-7500 | Website