On the list of things to do this week: Need a drink? We have you – we just published a guide on over 20 of the best happy hours in Philly, ranging from spots with $ 1 oysters to $ 4 margaritas to half-price beers, and covering areas such as West Philly, Fishtown, Old City and beyond. And we have a separate listing, just for weekend happy hours. Let’s drink to that.
On my personal to-do list: I’m going for a long walk Valley Forge National Historic Park. It must be fine this weekend.
We’ve gathered our top tips on Philly in one place here. Stay healthy, stay safe, and get vaccinated.
Here is one of the highlights of our weekly calendar of events:
Baltimore Avenue Baltimore Saturday ð (Community / In-Person / Outdoors) Spend the afternoon listening to live music, great deals and supporting local businesses along Baltimore Avenue. This first Saturday walk will feature a block party at the 48th and in Baltimore, raffles and Avenue prizes with gift cards from participating businesses. (Free, Sept. 25, noon-4 p.m., along Baltimore Avenue., villeuniversitaire.org)
It’s almost Friday, which calls for snacks and drinks. We’ve got a new guide to the best happy hours in town, ranging from places for Thai food to places for pizza.
Here are some places I plan to visit in the coming weeks.
District: Midtown Village aperitif time: Wed-Mon, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Chatayee Thai serves dishes like a green papaya salad with dried shrimp, Bangkok-style grilled pork, and spring rolls, all available during happy hour. Most dishes are $ 3-6 during happy hour, and drinks like house wine, cocktails, and draft beers are $ 3-8. The menu is heavily plant-based, making it ideal for vegetarians and vegans.1227, rue Noyer, chatayeethai.com, @chatayeethai
Neighborhood: Fairmount Happy Hour: Wed-Sat, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sun, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Nothing is more than $ 10 at Osteria’s happy hour, which runs Wednesday through Sunday. You can buy any of Osteria’s classic wood-fired pizzas for $ 8 (the margherita pizza) or $ 10 (the seasonal pie special) – and they’re the same size as the pies on the regular dinner menu. Pasta, salads, and snacks are also available during happy hour, in addition to the popular Osteria spritz ($ 6) and wine and beer ($ 5). ð640 N. Broad St., osteriaphilly.com, @osteriaphilly
Neighborhood: Fishtown, West Philly and Graduate Hospital Happy Hour: Monday to Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday to Sunday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
All of Loco Pez’s locations (Fishtown, West Philly and Graduate Hospital) have a daily happy hour, which returned this summer after a pandemic-induced hiatus. You can feast on half-price nachos, half-price draft beers, and some margaritas for $ 5 a pop.2401 E. Norris St., 700 S. 20th Street., and 4631 Baltimore Ave, locopez.com, @locopy
“ READ MORE: The best happy hours in Philly
Pennsylvania liquor stores just introduced a two-bottle daily limit for certain liquors due to shortages and supply chain issues. The limit went into effect last week and affects 42 products (just two percent of the state’s total list). In the future, you will only be able to buy two bottles per day of items like MoÃ«t & Chandon, PatrÃ³n, Hennessy and Veuve Clicquot. While this limit doesn’t affect most people (I’ve never bought more than two bottles of any of these things at a time), it will absolutely impact some people, especially those who organize parties. events this fall.
Taking into account rationed products, we have drawn up a list of alternatives, including whiskey, bourbon, champagne, cognac and tequila, so the current state of affairs can be an opportunity to diversify and explore.
“LEARN MORE: The PLCB restricts the sales of certain alcohols. Here’s what to buy instead.
Yesterday, our music critic Dan DeLuca announced that Brooklyn Bowl, a 1,000-seat concert hall, will soon open in Fishtown – like, very soonâ¦ it will open on November 4th. This is the fourth location of the Brooklyn Bowl, which got its started in Williamsburg (Brooklyn) over a decade ago. The venue opens with a music-packed weekend featuring Soulive, a soul-jazz trio from Woodstock, NY, and late-night shows hosted by DJs including Questlove, DJ Logic and DJ JerrBrother (who will do turn all of Jerry Garcia’s music).
It will open in the space that once housed the Revolutions bowling alley on Canal St. right next to the Fillmore. There will be 24 bowling alleys, in addition to the concert space. The menu is Southern-inspired with a rib and chicken theme, along with vegetarian and vegan options from the New York Blue Ribbon restaurant group.
Tickets for the Brooklyn Bowl’s first series of shows go on sale tomorrow, September 24 at noon.
“LEARN MORE: Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia, a new concert venue, will open in Fishtown in November
Do you remember the night market? The cool (and also very busy) food festival that has popped up in city neighborhoods? Well, the folks behind the 2nd Street Festival and the Northern Liberties Business Improvement District are presenting their own take on the food truck fest tonight. Expect food trucks serving empanadas, cheese treats, ice cream, tacos, and more, in addition to music from Snacktime Philly, circus shows, and lawn games.
The party goes on rain or shine if it starts really it’s raining, just drop by a nearby restaurant for a beer.