Saturday, July 21, 2012

Philly Happy Hours

Uwishunu did a round up of great new happy hours...
• Alla Spina: The newest spot from Italian superstar chef Marc Vetri boasts a killer happy hour from 4:30-6 p.m. on weeknights, that’s especially enjoyable in the warm months. Save $2 on each draft, or grab can and bottle specials for as little as $3. Negronis (on tap) go for $7, as does wine. Food deals include porcini deviled eggs for $2, beef fat french fries for $3, and Alla Spina‘s acclaimed mortadella hotdog for $6. What’s more? The same deals are offered late-night Mondays through Thursdays, 10:30 p.m.-midnight.

• Route 6: The New England-influenced seafood restaurant from Stephen Starr has got a wealth of affordable and exciting happy hour offerings. Stop by Route 6 between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. on a weeknight for $4 beers, $5 wines and $6 cocktails to cleanse the palate. Then jump into food. Just some of the extensive dishes on special include homemade chips for $2, chowder for $4 and wood-fired mussels for $8.

• Tashan: The acclaimed modern Indian eatery on South Broad Street has been pushing culinary boundaries since day one. Now, Tashan brings innovative offerings in a bite-sized, discounted format with its 777 happy hour (a play on its 777 address), running weekdays from 5-7 p.m. Feast on appetizers like Xacutti pork sliders and chicken patanga, drink carefully selected wines and enjoy cocktails like the Tashan, with Penn 1681 vodka, blueberries, lemongrass and cardamom — all for $7.

• Village Belle: Queen Village Northern Mediterranean restaurant and bar hot spot Village Belle is now offering a new happy hour Tuesday-Friday from 5-7 p.m. Specials include $3 selected beers, $4 selected cocktails, and $5 house Chardonnay or Cabernet. Food includes some specialty menu items including $2 oysters, $2 meatball slider, $5 eggplant caponata, hummus and truffle-parmigiano fries.

• The Trestle Inn: The Callowhill whiskey and go-go bar, The Trestle Inn, is quickly gaining steam, with a throwback menu and popular weekend brunches. Another new addition is a killer happy hour, running Tuesday-Friday from 5 p.m. all the way until 8 p.m., with $4 signature whiskey sours, $3 drafts, a $5 citywide and bites that start at just a buck.

• Ela: Ela is quietly becoming a Queen Village favorite, with chef Jason Cichonski’s innovative work getting acclaim from all over. Now that work comes at a more accessible price, as Cichonski has recently introduced happy hour. From 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and on Sunday (yep, you read that right), offerings include $3 draft beer, $5 wines, and out-there $6 cocktails, like the “Last Chance to Lose Your Keys,” with tequila, rosemary, kaffir lime, and St. Germaine. Food specials range from $6-14, and change everyday. There’s a meticulously crafted soy bourbon burger on the menu, with only 10 orders available each day.

• Birra: East Passyunk’s Birra has a new summertime happy hour special; every weekday from 4-6 p.m. dish on cocktails and craft beer and cans for $3.
Check out the whole article over at Uwishunu