Center City Sips

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I Tried the “New” Center City Sips. You Can Keep It.

Summertime downtown used to be fun, thanks to the booze-infused phenomenon known as Center City Sips. Every Wednesday in June, July, and August, I would leave […]

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You Can Get Free Snow Cones (and 7-Eleven Slurpees!) on Wednesday

Anyone looking to cool off in these hot summer temperatures can score not one, but two icy freebies on Wednesday. First up: Slurpees. It’s 7-Eleven Day […]

Coming off the trains at Suburban Station on August 3rd, 5:55 p.m.
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Long Live Center City Sips

For an opposing view, read Joe Trinacria’s “Center City Sips Has to End. Now.” It may be because I met my husband in an after-hours […]

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Center City Sips Has to End. Now.

For an opposing view, read Sandy Hingston’s “Long Live Center City Sips.” I haven’t been to Center City Sips in a couple of years. Not […]


Garces Pops Up With Balcony Bar @ The Kimmel

The Jose Garces empire is growing just a little bit more, albeit temporarily. Balcony Bar @ The Kimmel — which, as you may have guessed, […]

Photograph by Jeff Fusco
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Center City Sips: The Summer of Sips

It’s the once-a-week frat party you’ve yearned for since college. Or maybe it’s a bunch of crazy kids terrorizing our taxpayer-funded sidewalks. It’s a boon […]

Marathon Grill.
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Center City Sips: Photo Essay

The idea for Center City District Sips was conjured up in 2004, with the goal of adding a little foot traffic to a downtown that was dead […]

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Arts List: 7 Things to Do This Week

Garden Sips @ Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens | Wednesday, August 10 If you’re going to subject yourself to the Sips Wednesday happy hour, at least do […]


Where to Find the Best Cocktails During Center City Sips

2 Gingers Irish Whiskey is an official sponsor of Center City Sips and you can find the blended, slightly sweet whiskey at just about every […]


Dilworth Park Cafe & Air Grille Throw Grand Opening Party During Sips

Summer is officially here and with it comes a new restaurant opening during this week’s Center City Sips. Dilworth Park Café and Air Grille will be opening […]


Sky Garten Is Now Open

SkyGarten is finally here. It’s been a few months since we first heard about SkyGarten and tonight at 5 p.m. it will open its (elevator) […]


Where to Find the Best Food During Center City Sips

We are now a little over a week into Center City Sips. The drinks ($3 beer, $4 wine and $5 cocktails) are flowing and when […]


All the Outdoor Locations for Center City Sips

Today is the kickoff of Center City Sips, Center City’s collective happy hour. Sips offers $3 beers, $4 wines and $5 cocktails, plus half-priced appetizers every […]


Are You Ready for Center City Sips and Skate?

Wouldn’t winter be better with Sips? That’s the thinking as the Center City District kicks off two months of Center City Sips and Skate at […]


Rosa Blanca Cafe at Dilworth Park Continuing Sips Deals

The weather still feels like August so Wednesdays may as well bring the same deals. Rosa Blanca Cafe at Dilworth Park is continuing its Center […]