These Philly Spots Are Serving Snow Day Specials

Brave the elements and you'll be rewarded with great deals at these bars and restaurants.

Photo courtesy of Dim Sum House

Whether you’re enjoying an impromptu snow day off or trekked through the tundra into the office, one thing’s for sure: restaurants and bars in Philly are doing their best to stay open during today’s frigid “bomb cyclone.”

So it’s only right that if these dedicated service workers have to come in, you should throw some bucks (and big tips) their way by heading out to your closest restaurant or watering hole. They get paid, you get to eat or drink and stave off cabin fever. Plus, a meal always tastes more satisfying after a snowy sojourn.

Even better, some spots are offering deals on food and drink to entice customers to brave the elements. Check out our list of snow day specials below.

Check #openinPHL and #closedinPHL hashtags on Twitter and Instagram to see if your favorite spots are open and check changes to hours.

All spots are open for regular hours unless otherwise noted. Deals are dine-in only. 

Bella Vista

Hawthornes Beer Cafe: Order any burger on the menu and save $1 for every inch it snows today based on official tallies from the Weather Channel — plus half-off all drafts all day long.

Center City

City Tap House (University City and Logan Square): $6 Spiked Cocoa and $4 New Belgium Fat Tire.

Square 1682: $5 Hot Cocktails (like the Wild One, Wild Turkey 101 bourbon, raw sugar, and ginger tea) and $10 Square 1682 Burger.

Jane G’s (opens at 2:30 p.m.): Dan dan noodles are half-price, and Tsingtao beer bottles are only $3.00 (dine-in only).

Tria Taproom: Get a flight featuring Avec les Bon Voeux de la Brasserie Dupont, Evil Twin Even More Coco Jesus, Gulden Draak and De Dolle Stille Nacht for $10, plus $2 off full-size pours of all four flight beers.

Russet: Chestnut cavatelli with Brussels sprouts, chestnut praline, and Perigord black truffles for $16.

Cinder: $4 and $5 drafts, plus all pizzas for $10 and $10 for an order of three Wild Goose oysters.

East Passyunk

Devil’s Den, East Passyunk: $4 Founder’s All Day IPA and $8 City Wide (theirs is a Founder’s All Day IPA with a shot of Wild Turkey).

P’unk Burger: Buy any burger, get one free — and buy any shake, get one free.

Manatawny Still Works: $9 build-your-own hot toddies (includes a shot of their Batch 15 Rye-ish Whiskey and as much honey, lemon and tea as you like), plus $9 hot chocolate with house-spiced rum, mole bitters and cayenne and $9 Rival Bros Coffee with whiskey and sugar topped with whipped cream.


London Grill: Get hot toddies and pints for $4 — plus, the kitchen is making its famous Liz Taylor chili, the icon’s favorite recipe from Chasen’s in West Hollywood. It’s sweet and spicy, with cornbread baked on top, and comes with black beans and pickled veggies on the side.

Graduate Hospital

The Cambridge (open regular hours starting at 4 p.m.): Order any burger on the menu and save $1 for every inch it snows today based on official tallies from the Weather Channel, plus hot buttered rum and toddies for only $6 each.

Keen, Graduate Hospital: $6 glasses of rosé, $5 warm apple cider and bourbon, and $7 crispy chicken mashed potato bowls.

Logan Circle

Assembly Rooftop Lounge, Center City: $5 Firehouse Punch (Appleton Estate Reserve Rum, Grand Marnier, lemon, apricot, tea).

Urban Farmer: $5 Irish Coffees.


SOMO: Happy hour specials all day — that’s half-off drafts and well cocktails, half-off menu starters, and $3 off specialty drinks.

Midtown Village

Bar: Get a Jim Beam Bonded hot toddy or a Swiss Minze (that’s hot chocolate with Rumpleminze) for $7.

Tiki: $6 spiced rum, hot cider, bourbon coffee, or tiki Old Fashioned (that’s bourbon, falernum, and charred pineapple). They’re also serving $5 ramen (miso, scallions, bok choy & furikake seasoning) and offering $5 off all party platters.

BRU Craft & Wurst: $5 hot cider (Big Hill fresh cider, Bluebird aged rum, spices) and $8 for housemade bratwurst with bacon and beer kraut (sandwich or plate) and Captain Lawrence Oktojawn, a special collaborative Marzen lager made just for BRU. Deals available till 7 p.m.

MilkBoy (Midtown Village and South Street): $5 “Snow Day City Wide” (that’s Straub American Lager and shot of Heaven Hill bourbon).

Northern Liberties

Heritage: Get an order of green chili and a pint of Boulder Shake Porter or potato soup and a pint of Bells Brown Ale for $8.

Old City

The Little Lion: $5 spiked hot cocoa, s’mores hot cocoa (whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, chocolate bar, honey graham, toasted marshmallows), and maple butter hoecake latte (whipped cream, maple syrup drizzle, maple butter, brown sugar syrup, mini corn hoecake, cinnamon, nutmeg).

Red Owl Tavern: Red Owl Tavern Burger with a pint of draft beer for $15 during lunch and dinner.

Nick’s Bar & Grille: Get a beer bucket (that’s five 16-ounce cans of Bud Lite, Miller Lite, Rolling Rock, or Yuengling Lager) for $12.00 Their homemade chicken tortilla soup is just $2 per cup and $4 for a bowl.

Rittenhouse Square

Revolution Taco: Free chips and salsa with any taco order today.

SliCE (Rittenhouse and Fishtown locations only): Buy one slice, any variety, get one free; buy any large pizza, get a free cheese pizza for free.

Tria Cafe (Wash West and Rittenhouse): $2 off all draft beers.

The Bards
: $4 Bell’s Christmas Ale.

SouthGate: Get a Happy SouthGate Meal — that’s a burger or wings and a beer — for $12, plus the SouthGate citywide (Sapporo and soju) for $4.

Veda: Happy hour deals —$6 wines by the glass, $6 signature cocktails, and $5 small plates — is extended from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

South Philly

Taproom on 19th: Founders pints for $4.00 all day, plus happy hour specials ($2 off drafts, $1 off bottles and cans, and half-price wings and cauliflower) from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Spring Arts

Prohibition Taproom: Get a grilled cheese with chicken chowder for $10, $5 Citywides (PBR and a shot of whiskey), and homemade hot chocolate for $3.50 (add a shot of Goslings Black Seal Rum or Branca Menta for an additional $4). Plus, there’s complimentary popcorn.

University City

Walnut Street Café: $5 mulled wine, hot toddies, and spiked hot chocolate all day long in the cafe and dining room.

Dim Sum House (opens at 2:30 p.m.): Free small bowl of hot and sour soup with any food purchase, and all drafts at the bar are only $5 (dine-in only).