12+ Sweet Summertime Food & Drink Deals In Philadelphia

Get ’em while they’re hot (and cold)...

Whether it’s diving into a plate of crab legs overlooking the water or cracking open a cold beer on a hot afternoon, there are a handful of food-and-drink experiences that just say, “summer.”

And this season, restaurants throughout Philadelphia offer those quintessential summertime treats, often paired with a sweet deal for you to score.

From frozen drinks at happy hour to double lobster dinners, more than a dozen summer dining and drinking specials can be found at the following spots throughout the city.

Oyster House Twin Lobster Dinner

Photo courtesy Oyster House

Oyster House’s Twin Lobster Dinner returns for a seventh summer of shore-style eats in Center City Philadelphia. Score two steamed, one-pound Maine lobsters, served aside buttered corn on the cob, every Wednesday evening through the end of August. Dinners are $30 each and become available starting at 5 p.m.

Oyster House Twin Lobster Dinner

When:Wednesdays through August 30, 5 p.m. until sold out
Where:Oyster House, 1516 Sansom Street
Cost:$30

oysterhousephilly.com

A.Kitchen+Bar’s Summer (Rosé) Happy Hour

Photo by Joey Campanella for a.kitchen

Take a seat at A.Kitchen’s bar or outside on 18th Street and enjoy special weekday happy hour deals, including bottles of Spanish rosé for $25. Other drink deals include $8 red and white wines by the glass, a $5 seasonal draft beer and a rotating $6 aperitif cocktail. A selection of $6 snacks will also be available to pair with the happy hour drinks.

A.Kitchen+Bar’s Summer (Rosé) Happy Hour

When:Monday through Friday, 4-6 p.m.
Where:a.kitchen+bar, 135 South 18th Street
Cost:Select deals on snacks and drinks

www.akitchenandbar.com

Red Owl Tavern’s Lobster Clambake

People eating al fresco at Red Owl TavernPhoto by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

At Red Owl Tavern (the restaurant at Hotel Monaco), Mondays mean lobster clambake day. For $25, get a sizzling pan of clams, mussels, shrimp and the meat from an entire lobster. Can’t make it on Mondays? The restaurant will also offer the special (for $39 per person) for a small hour-long window Tuesdays through Fridays starting at 5 p.m. Alternatively, you can always take advantage of the spot’s $33 bottle-of-wine-and-dozen-oyster deal, running all summer long.

Red Owl Tavern’s Lobster Clambake

When:Mondays (all day) and Tuesday-Friday from 5-6 p.m.
Where:Red Owl Tavern, 433 Chestnut Street
Cost:$25

www.redowltavern.com/

Mission Taqueria’s Saturday Summer Happy Hour

Mission TaqueriaPhoto by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Nothing says summer like frozen cocktails, fish tacos and soft-serve ice cream. Enjoy all of these items and more at a discounted rate during Mission Taqueria’s new Saturday happy hour, running all summer long. Drinks are $6 (excluding the $3 Modelo Especials) and snacks range from $3-4.

Mission Taqueria’s Saturday Summer Happy Hour

When:Saturdays, 4-6 p.m.
Where:Mission Taqueria, 1516 Sansom Street
Cost:Select drink and snack specials

www.missiontaqueria.com

Happy Hour at Hop Sing Laundromat

Photo by Robert Neroni for Hop Sing Laundromat

Last month, Chinatown’s Hop Sing Laundromat bar marked its five-year anniversary of pouring marvelously inventive cocktails and relaxed its sneaker ban. This month, the drink menu at the unmarked storefront bar grows yet again with a new happy hour menu filled with top-shelf spirits. Score deals on shots of top-of-the-line whiskeys, bourbons, ryes and tequila, ranging from $4.49 a shot and up. Cool drinks in a dark den on a hot summer evening, anyone?

Happy Hour at Hop Sing Laundromat

When:Happy hour, Tuesday-Friday, 5-8 p.m., Saturdays 5-7 p.m.
Where:Hop Sing Laundromat, 1029 Race Street
Cost:Specials on select shots; Pay as you go

www.hopsinglaundromat.com

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest All-You-Can-Eat Snow Crab Thursdays

Chickie's and Pete'sPhoto courtesy S. Legato for DRWC

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest not only holds a wealth of summer fun, but it’s also home to a location of Chickie’s and Pete’s. On Thursdays, the waterfront crabshake hosts an all-you-can-eat snow crab night, accompanied by endless corn and red potatoes. Fill up and then work it all out as you lace up your skates and hit Summerfest’s rink.

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest All-You-Can-Eat Snow Crab Thursdays

When:Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m.
Where:Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$39.95 per person

www.delawareriverwaterfront.com

Center City Sips

Looking for a spot for happy hour this summer? On Wednesdays, Center City Sips brings $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers at spots like Sampan, SkyGarten, Marathon Grill (above), Bar Bombon, Independence Beer Garden, Vintage Wine Bar, Chops at the Comcast Center and more. The deal runs from 5 to 7 p.m.

Center City Sips

When:Wednesdays through August 30, 5-7 p.m.
Where:Various locations including Marathon Grill, 1818 Market Street
Cost:$5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer, half-priced appetizers

www.uwishunu.com

University City Dining Days

Dim Sum HousePhoto courtesy Dim Sum House

Dining Days returns to University City this July for its 13th year of fantastic, prix-fixe, three-course dinners at 30 eating destinations in the neighborhood. With meals ranging from $15 to $35 per person, Dining Days delivers the perfect opportunity to try the charming BYOBs, international dining and craft beer bars in University City.

University City Dining Days

When:July 13-23
Where:Various locations including Dim Sum House, 3939 Chestnut Street
Cost:$15, $25 or $35 depending on the restaurant

www.uwishunu.com

Old City Eats

Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Want a taste of history with a side of awesome happy hour deals? Through August, Old City Eats ushers in a season of dining and drinking deals throughout one of Philly’s most history-rich neighborhoods. Score at least one half-priced appetizer, at least one $4 beer from Penn Beer and one $5 cocktail featuring Faber Liquors at more than 25 neighborhood restaurants.

Old City Eats

When:Thursdays through August 31, 5-8 p.m.
Where:Various locations including The Little Lion, 243 Chestnut Street
Cost:Select drink and appetizer specials

www.uwishunu.com

Dining Under the Stars

Dining Under the StarsPhoto by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

Enjoy an al fresco evening in Media every Wednesday throughout the summer with Dining Under the Stars. Each week, State Street will shut down and allow the surrounding restaurants and shops to set up an outdoor escape for local dining and shopping.

Dining Under the Stars

When:Wednesdays through September
Where:Dining Under the Stars, State Street from Orange to Jackson streets
Cost:Cost varies per restaurant

www.visitmediapa.com

Ardmore Restaurant Week

Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

A number of Ardmore restaurants are serving up $25 or $35 three-course meals for two weeks this July, and another assortment of bars and restaurants in the area will be offering special happy hour deals. If you don’t live nearby, use it as an excuse to explore the Main Line destination, home to a diverse array of dining options ranging from Malaysian to Moroccan. 

Ardmore Restaurant Week

When:July 17-30
Where:Various locations throughout Ardmore including PokeOno, 59 West Lancaster Ave, Ardmore
Cost:$25 or $35 three-course meals and happy hour deals

www.destinationardmore.com

PHS Pop Up Garden Happy Hours

Photo by Rob Cardillo for PHS

As if drinking outdoors wasn’t glorious enough, the PHS Pop Up Beer Gardens host special deals throughout the week at both the South Street and University City locations. Look forward to Margarita Mondays (South Street), Taco Tuesdays (University City), Wine Wednesdays (University City) and other themed happy hour events at both locations, Monday through Thursday.

PHS Pop Up Garden Happy Hours

When:Monday-Thursday, times vary
Where:PHS Pop Up Gardens, 1438 South Street (South Street); 36th and Filbert streets (University City);
Cost:Deals vary per day

www.phsonline.org

Parks on Tap

Parks On TapPhoto courtesy Fairmont Park Conservancy

Concession trucks meet permanent parks during the warm weather Parks on Tap series. The traveling program takes advantage of green spaces throughout the city and Philly’s wealth of mobile suppliers to bring two trucks at a time (one food, one craft beer and other adult beverages) to rotating locations throughout the area.

Parks on Tap

When:Select dates through October 1
Where:Various locations citywide including Schuylkill Banks
Cost:Pay as you go

www.parksontap.com

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