The best weekend happy hours in Philly right now – The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted By on September 16, 2021

Happy hour is great this is well-known. But for anyone who works later hours or has to make a long commute home, its also known that a 5 p.m. happy hour can be tough to make.

Thats where weekend happy hours come in, and there are plenty of restaurants in Philadelphia that offer deals on Saturdays and Sundays.

Heres where to go for weekend happy hours in Philly, from West Philly to Old City to Fishtown, and beyond.

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Neighborhood: University City

Happy Hour: Tue.-Sun. 4-7 p.m.

Nestled in University Citys AKA Hotel is Walnut Street Cafe where a golden hour means deals on specialty $9 toasts and $5 to $7 deals on other snacks, while select wines, cocktails, and beer are available for $5 a pop.

2929 Walnut St., 215-867-8067,, @walnutstcafe

Neighborhood: Old City

Happy Hour: Daily 4-6 p.m.

In the space that once housed Old Original Bookbinders isThe Olde Bar, a seafood-focused spot run by Garces Group. Happy hour is a daily occurrence (including on weekends) where you can order buck-a-shuck oysters, house wines for $6, select draft beers for $5, and a rotating bartenders cocktail for $6. Additional food specials change throughout the year, but you can expect a solid selection of crab-based small plates, seafood sandwiches, fried fish apps, and more.

125 Walnut St., 215-253-3777,, @theoldebarphl

Neighborhood: Washington Square West

Happy Hour: Tue.-Thu. 4-6:30 p.m., Sun. 4-6 p.m.

On the cusp of Washington Square West and Queen Village, Mixto Restaurante offers Cuban cuisine and drinks in a fun space with a Miami ambience. The happy hour menu has been updated to include three bar bites and four classic Latin cocktails, and all bar bites and drinks (including mojitos, caipirinhas, and margaritas) are $6 during happy hour.

1141 Pine St., 215-592-0363,, @mixtophilly

Neighborhood: Midtown Village

Happy Hour: Daily 4-7 p.m.

This go-to destination has some of the best happy hour dishes and prices in the city. Happy hour is available at the sushi bar, outside along 13th Street, and at the down-the-alley Graffiti Bar. The modern Asian menu consists of satay, bao buns, dumplings, sushi rolls, and more, all priced at $6 or less. For drinks, beers and house wines are available for $5 and specialty cocktails will run you $9.

124 S. 13th St., 215-732-3501,, @sampanphilly

Neighborhood: Midtown Village

Happy hour: Wed.-Mon. 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Chatayee Thai serves up dishes like green papaya salad with dried shrimp, Bangkok-style grilled pork, and spring rolls, all of which are available during happy hour. Most food ranges between $3 and $6 during happy hour, and drinks like house wine, well cocktails, and draft beers are $3 to $4. The menu is heavily plant-based, making it ideal for vegetarians and vegans.

1227 Walnut St., 215-923-8208,, @chatayeethai

Neighborhood: Graduate Hospital

Happy hour: Daily 4-6 p.m.

Happy hour is an everyday occurrence at The Sidecar Bar & Grille, a favorite spot among Graduate Hospital residents. The menu leans seasonal with snacks available for $5 to $8; wings and mussels are two standbys. During happy hour, select draft beers cost $4, and cocktails and house wines are $6.

2201 Christian St., 215-732-3429,, @thesidecarbar

Neighborhood: East Passyunk

Happy Hour: Mon.-Fri. 4:30-6:30 p.m., Sat. 3-5 p.m, Sun. 4-6 p.m.

Chinese food and traditional Jewish fare combine at this East Passyunk spot where happy hour is available daily, including the weekends. The cheesesteak bao is a happy hour staple, along with dumplings and a rotating bartenders choice cocktail ($8).

1648 E. Passyunk Ave., 215-279-7702,, @bingbingdimsum

Neighborhood: Fairmount

Happy Hour: Wed.-Sat. 4-6 p.m., Sun. 3-5 p.m.

Nothing is more than $10 at Osterias happy hour, which runs every day of the week. You can snag one of Osterias classic wood-fired pizzas for $8 (the margherita pizza) or $10 (the seasonal special pie) and theyre the same size as the pies on the regular dinner menu. Pastas, salads, and snacks are available during happy hour as well, in addition to Osterias popular spritz ($6) and wines and beers ($5).

640 N. Broad St., 215-763-0920,, @osteriaphilly

Neighborhood: Rittenhouse

Happy Hour: Mon.-Fri. 5-7 p.m., Sat. 1-5 p.m.

Everything is $5 during happy hour at Qu Japan Bistro and Bar at 16th and Market. The small sushi house stands tall among its competitors and has one of the best happy hour menus in the neighborhood. The restaurant specializes in sushi, ramen, and fried rice, and its seasonal happy hour menu is likely to include a selection of sushi rolls, dumplings, wings, and other Japanese-inspired snacks. Complete your order with a beer, sake, or glass of wine for $5.

1635 Market St., 267-362-9999,, @qujapan_phl

Neighborhood: Graduate Hospital

Happy Hour: Mon.-Thu. 4-6 p.m., Sat.-Sun. noon-2 p.m.

Rotating happy hour wines and sangrias are the star at Jet Wine Bar, where worldly wines are available for $6 a glass from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and noon to 2 p.m. on the weekends. Flatbread and sliders costing between $6 and $7 are available, too.

1525 South St., 215-735-1116,, @jetwinebar

Neighborhood: East Falls

Happy hour: Daily 4-6 p.m.

Happy hour is everywhere at In Riva; indoors at the bar and tables and outdoors at the tables facing Kelly Drive. During the restaurants daily happy hour, find cocktails for $6 a glass, draught wines for $5, draught beers for $4, and a pizza-and-a-beer combo (either a pepperoni or margherita pie) for $10.

4116 Ridge Ave., 215-438-4848,, @inrivaeastfalls

Neighborhood: Chinatown

Happy Hour: Daily 3-6 p.m.

Chinatowns only sports bar has a happy hour that starts at 3 p.m. daily, a little earlier than most other happy hours in the area. Order from an extensive menu of Asian-inspired food like mini portions of fried rice and pad Thai, in addition to sports bar snacks like wings and nachos. For drinks, there are beers, margaritas, sangrias, and martinis. Nothing on the happy hour menu is ever over $8.

101 N. 11th St., 215-922-2688,, @barly_philly

Happy Hour: Mon.-Fri. 4:30-6:30 p.m., Sat. 3-5 p.m., Sun. 4-6 p.m.

Fishtowns resident noodle bar recently teamed up with its sister restaurant and next-door neighbor Nunu for one combined menu. Order from one large happy hour menu, which is a combination of drinks and snacks from the cool Frankford Avenue spots. Appetizers are $5 to $8, including sushi and ramen. On the drink list, wine, sake, and beers are available for a discount. For bigger groups, lager pitchers for happy hour prices are also on offer.

1416 Frankford Ave., 267-758-2269,, @cheufishtown

Neighborhood: Fishtown, West Philly, and Graduate Hospital

Happy Hour: Mon.-Fri. 5-7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1-3pm

All Loco Pez 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-priced nachos, half-priced draught beers, and select margaritas for $5 a pop.

2401 E. Norris St., 700 S. 20th St., and 4631 Baltimore Ave., 267-886-8061,, @locopez

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