Best Appetizer Deals of Center City Sips

Rosa Blanca Cafe at Dilworth Park, one of the many locations to enjoy Center City Sips.

Rosa Blanca Cafe at Dilworth Park, offering half-priced empanadas tonight.

Center City Sips kicks off today and, though the downtown-wide happy hour is certainly about the drinks ($3 beer, $4 wine and $5 cocktails), a wise person once said, “soak up all that booze with a bite to eat.”

As Center City Sips has half-priced appetizers across the board, you will never be without snack options, but you’ve got to be a little discerning to find the places doing more than opening a bag of frozen nuggets and dropping them in a fryer, or topping tortilla chips in plastic-y cheese.

To help narrow the choices down, we made a list of those who have chosen to skip the nacho fiasco in exchange of something a little more appealing.


Crispy pig ears with chili vinegar
Bone marrow croquettes

Brü Craft & Wurst

Bavarian Pretzel
Roast Pork Sandwich

Caribou Café

Smoked Salmon Rillettes Sliders
Grilled Steak and Roquefort Sliders
Spinach, Mushrooms, and Raclette Cheese Sliders
Cheese Board with Salad

Charlie was a sinner.

Lentil Sloppy Joes
Zucchini Ceviche

Gran Cafe L’Aquila

Arancini (Sicilian Rice Ball, Ragu, Peas, Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce)
Pepate di Cozze (Garlic, White Wine, Fennel & Black Pepper)
Melanzana Parmigiana (Italian Eggplant, Fresh Ricotta, Fior di Latte Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce)
Olive Ascolane (Flash-fried Breaded Cerignola Olive stuffed with Pork, Veal, Chicken, Tomato, Parmigiano, Herbs)
Polipo (Grilled Puglian Octopus)
And more …

Independence Beer Garden

Seasoned Popcorn
Pickle Chips
Cheese Curds
And more …

Indeblue Restaurant & Bar

Chote Plates: Aloo Makkai Tikki, Stuffed Long Hot Peppers, Vegetable Samosas
Madhya Plates: Spinach Chaat, Crispy Cauliflower, Drums of Heaven
Bara Plates: Featured Naan Pizza, Shrimp Koliwada, Barbeque Pork Spare Rib Samosa Rolls

Jane G’s

Popcorn Rock Shrimp
Chili Oil Dumplings
Vegetable Spring Rolls

LaScala’s Restaurant & Bar

Risotto & Mozzarella Arancini
Grilled Portabella & Zucchini
Sausage & Peppers
Sirloin Bruschetta
Boneless Wings
1/2 Priced Pizza
$5 Sandwiches

Pennsylvania 6

5 Fried Oysters
5 Raw Oysters
White Bean Dip
Pork Slider with Curry Aioli

Rosa Blanca Cafe

Chicken Empanadas
Spinach and Cheese Empanadas


Korean BBQ Beef and Grilled Shrimp Satay
Vegetable Spring Rolls
Dumplings (Edamame, Shrimp, Pork, Beef, Mushroom)
Kobe Slider
Kobe Hot Dog
Tofu Lettuce Wrap
Bao Bun
Pork Banh Mi
Thai Meatball Lettuce Wrap
And more …

Smokin’ Betty’s

Reuben Eggroll
Buffalo Chicken Sliders
Pepperoni Grilled Pizza
Dry Rub Riblets
And more …

Spice 28

Thai Spring Roll
Spicy Cucumber
Dumplings in Chili Oil
Pot Stickers
Peking Duck Crepe
Peking Duck Bun
Ahi Tuna Dumplings
And more …

Square 1682

Artichoke Hummus with Toasted Herbed Pita, Smoked Paprika, Lemon
Fava Bean Toast with House Chorizo and Queso Fresco


Chickpea Fritters (Spiced Yogurt, Pepperonata)
Potato Skins (Smoked Bacon, Parmesan, Chive Sour Cream)


Veggie Italiano (Roast Zucchini, Peppers, Eggplant, Tomato, Provolone, Club Roll)
Roast Pork (Pulled Pork, Broccoli Rabe, Long Hots, Provolone, Club Roll)

Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro

Fig and Gorgonzola Bruschetta
Tartiflette Fritters

Yakitori Boy

Yakitori (Shrimp, Salmon, Fish Tofu, Chicken, Pork Sausage, Karubi, Asparagus, Eggplant, or Mushroom)
Sushi Rolls (Tiger, Japas Salmon, or Red Dragon)
Japanese Sliders
Lamb Chop
And more …

Center City Sips [Center City District]