5 Reasons To Love This West Philly Restaurant’s Happy Hour
Right at the intersection of Drexel and Penn lies a happy hour hidden gem. And no, this is not your typical divey watering hole for undergrads; it’s CO-OP Restaurant & Lounge, a light-filled, open air space for professionals located at the corner of 33rd and Chestnut. If discounted drinks and to-die-for dishes are appealing to you, we’ve found your next happy hour hangout.
Here’s why we really love CO-OP.
Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere
With a set of garage doors quite literally opening the space up to the neighborhood, you can’t help but feel welcome. Big windows ensure a sunny space to sit for hours, catching up with old friends, college professors or colleagues, or a cozy corner to wind down after a long day at work. At night, mood lighting and sleek and serene furnishings make it a perfect pick for a first date. You’ll look trendy without trying too hard.
Cleverly Named and Delicious Cocktails
This new kid on the block will soon win you over with libations like “The Doctor’s Order,” a gin-based concoction mixed with St. Germain, turmeric cordial and apple, or the dangerously delicious, “Daughter of the Devil,” a Thai chili-infused tequila mix topped with pineapple, lime and agave. If hard liquor isn’t to your liking, you can also choose from a plethora of bottled and tap beers and a wine list that’s nothing to whine about.
With an array that’s far beyond your average bar snacks, CO-OP crafts a fresh and flavorful selection of starters and small plates using local ingredients. Their happy hour offerings include a scrumptious spread of smoked chicken wings with hot honey buffalo sauce, thick-cut potato chips with blue cheese and green onion fondue, pecorino and herb fries with garlic aioli, and deviled eggs topped with barbecue bacon. Is your mouth watering yet?
Every Day is Thirsty Thursday
Unlike most happy hour haunts, CO-OP doesn’t limit its deals to Thirsty Thursday—they offer specials every day of the week between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. As if their uninhibited hours aren’t enough, their prices are even better. With an ample and affordable selection of snacks and cocktails, CO-OP is priced just right for young professionals. Snacks and drafts are five bucks while wine and cocktails ring up between $7 and $8.
Beyond the Bar
If happy hour isn’t really your thing, CO-OP also offers serves a host of delicious meals all day. Lunch is served Monday through Friday and a perfect option for a catch up with clients, or their breakfast is an ideal way to start any day of the week. On weekends they offer brunch, boozy or not – your choice — and quintessential hearty dishes like eggs benedict, avocado toast and Huevos Estudiados (their take on huevos rancheros) to get you over the hangover hump… in case you took their happy hour deals a little too seriously.
For more information on the CO-OP Restaurant & Lounge happy hour visit coopphila.com