Sip Up the 5 Best Happy Hours in Old City

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The new year means new beginnings and new goals… and maybe a new place to go to Happy Hour after work. Whether that’s working in the office or our newly beloved work-from-home, everyone needs a drink and a bite after the clock strikes 5:00pm (or for some of us, 6:00pm). No matter what time you get to split, we’ve got a handful of Happy Hours in Old City to add to your list of favorites!

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Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre is our favorite Cuban spot in the entire city and they just so happen to have an unbelievable Happy Hour. One word: MOJITOS! Cuba Libre is known for their passion for rum and therefore make a pretty mean mojito. Luckily for us, they’re included on the Happy Hour menu! Passionfruit, Mango, Coconut or Original- which one will you choose!?

Enjoy $6 tapas and an amazing list of drink options between $5-7!

Monday-Thursday | 4:00pm–6:30pm

📍 10 S. 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Are you and the work crew more into a Spanish vibe? You’ll have to try Amada! Amada’s quaint but mighty Happy Hour Menu features their famous Sangria and lovely little bites like marinated olives, Pimientos de Padrón, and other classic Spanish dishes & snacks.

Enjoy $5 food options and beer, wine, and cocktails anywhere from $4-8!

Tuesday-Saturday | 4:00pm–6:00pm

📍 217-219 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Royal Boucherie

Alright… if you’re going to Happy Hour for the food, you have to hit up Royal Boucherie. Their HH food options are insane! $15 for half dozen oysters WITH a glass of Prosecco. Pinkies up!

Enjoy $5 drafts, $6 wines, and $10 cocktail options that are always rotating! And don’t forget the gorgeous plates like the oysters, steak tartare, charcuterie, and others for amazing prices. 

Tuesday-Friday | 4:00pm–6:00pm

📍 52 S. 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19106

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National Mechanics

No, National Mechanics isn’t where you get your oil changed. It’s where you get to enjoy Happy Hour until 7 pm! National Mechanics is one of Old City’s favorite spots because it represents the neighborhood so well. The building itself dates back to 1837 so the historical and nostalgic vibes are truly sweet. 

Enjoy $5 draft cocktails, 1/2 off drafts, and $2 off specialty cocktails and wine, as well as bites for as little as $8!

Wednesday-Friday | 5:00pm–7:00pm

📍 22 S. 3rd St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

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JJ Bootleggers

JJ Bootleggers holds true to its name as the best spot in Old City for moonshine and moonshine cocktails! Don’t be too intimidated… they’re actually completely delicious. The best part of a JJ Bootleggers Happy Hour is if you can’t make the regular 5-7, they have a late night one too!

For Old City Happy Hour, enjoy 1/2 price moonshine cocktails, $4  drafts, and 1/2 off apps!

For Late Night Happy Hour, enjoy $5 craft drafts and 1/2 off apps!

Old City Happy Hour:
Monday-Friday| 5:00pm–7:00pm

Late Night Happy Hour:
Monday-Friday | 9:00pm-11:00pm

📍 35 S. 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19106

There’s nothing like a good Happy Hour in the neighborhood. Old City is one of our favorite neighborhoods in general for its historical relevance, gorgeous streets, and cozy feel. On top of all of that, they also have some pretty spectacular Happy Hours at the locals’ fave restaurants!

We wanna hear all about your first time trying moonshine and all the other Happy Hour options throughout Old City! Tag us in pics and share stories with us at UNATION on Instagram and Facebook @stufftodoinphilly! 

Lindsay Nathanson

Lindsay Nathanson

Lindsay Nathanson is a Philadelphian inspired by research, storytelling, and the people around her. Subsequent to graduating from the University of Tampa in 2019 with a B.A. History, she achieved her M.A. in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University in 2021. She spends her time collecting newspapers and vinyl, eating any meal in a bowl, and begging Ben Simmons to shoot the ball. In the future, Lindsay will work in collections and/or curation at a women's history museum. Today, she enjoys writing about Philadelphia.