13 Best Happy Hours in Philadelphia

Check out these Philly happy hour specials.

It’s not always easy to find a cheap drink in the city, especially Philadelphia. After a hard day’s work, everyone deserves a drink to relax without having to spend half of the money they earned.

For this reason, we’ve compiled a list of all of the best happy hours you can find right here in Philadelphia. These food and drink specials are guaranteed to leave you with a full stomach and wallet.

Tattooed Mom

530 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 215-238-9880
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Tattooed Mom has a special happy hour, or should we say happy hours? Every day from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and from 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm Tattooed Mom has half-priced drafts during their happy hours. This bar has two happy hours, so if you spend the first one elsewhere, you can always find a cheap drink at the Tattooed Mom in South Philly between 10 and 11 at night.

They’re open 7 days a week, and have daily food and drink specials running Sunday through Friday. If you haven’t been to the Tattooed Mom yet, you have to check it out next time you’re in South Philly!

Mission Taqueria

1516 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-383-1200
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Mission Taquiera is a great Mexican restaurant in Philadelphia with an even better happy hour! You can’t go wrong with a selection of $3 beer, $2 tacos, and $6 margaritas. Sit on the outside area picnic tables to relax with your friends, or play a competitive game of shuffleboard.

Mission Taquiera happy hour runs Monday through Friday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, but come early because you will not want to miss it. Make reservations, buy gift cards, or check out their menu right here from their website!

Oyster House

1516 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215-567-7683
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Located directly below Mission Taquiera is one of Philadelphia’s best seafood restaurants, Oyster House. Oyster House is known for their famous selection of seafood, but they also have inexpensive happy hour specials!

Oyster House runs their happy hour from Monday through Friday 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and Saturday 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm. During these times you can enjoy the most delicious $1 oysters you can find, as well as $3 drafts, and $3 oyster shooters. If you love seafood and you live in the city, your first time here won’t be your last.

Barclay Prime

237 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-732-7560
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One of our favorite happy hours in the city is Barclay Prime. If you’re looking for a more upscale atmosphere, but don’t want to drop a ton of money, visit this restaurant for happy hour Monday – Friday between 4:30-6:30. The happy hour at Barclay Prime features $6 glasses of wine and beer, and select $7 cocktails.

They also offer small plates during their happy hour, including tater tots, sliders, and Wagyu meatballs.

South Jazz Kitchen

600 Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215-600-0220
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South Jazz Kitchen is a Southern-style restaurant with delicious food and a constant flow of talented jazz musicians. Their happy hour is one of the best in Philadelphia, running from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm Tuesday through Friday. From their website:

“Happy Hour: Tuesday – Friday 4:00PM – 7:00PM in the Bar/Lounge

The bar and lounge open Tuesday – Sunday at 4:00PM. Our happy hour menu is available from 4:00-7:00PM Tuesday through Friday. We feature an array of specially priced cocktails, beer, wine and a selection of items from our bar menu. You can also enjoy happy hour in the garden courtyard when the weather is agreeable.

The full dinner menu is available at the bar and in the lounge beginning at 5:00PM. The bar menu is served until 11:00PM Sunday through Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.”

Double Knot

120 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-631-3868
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The Double Knot in Philadelphia has gained traction as a fun and popular coffee bar that serves coffee, alcohol, and our favorite, sushi. During their happy hour, their food specials include hand rolls, Kobe beef sliders, crispy spring rolls, edamame dumplings, and more.

Their draft and bottled beer selections are only $7 each during happy hour, which runs every day from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Try to get their early if you can, this place is slowly becoming Philadelphia’s favorite place for a quick drink and sushi roll!

Walnut Street Cafe

2929 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-867-8067
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Walnut Street Cafe, located in Philadelphia’s University City section, has a great happy hour. They feature a $5 Citywide special and $6 drink and food specials Wednesday – Saturday from 4-7pm.

Assembly Rooftop Lounge

1875 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-783-4171
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With beautiful views of the Art Museum and city, Assembly is a must-try! Their happy hour is Tuesday – Saturday from 4-6pm. They offer $5 beers, $8 bubbles and $10 cocktails.

Independence Beer Garden

100 Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-922-7100
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Independence is an outdoor beer garden right across from the Liberty Bell. This outdoor space has games like Jenga, cornhole, and ping-pong. The happy hour specials are Wednesday – Sunday from 3-7pm. Happy hour features $4-$6 small plates, $4 beers, $5 wine, and $6 cocktails.

BRU Craft & Wurst

1316 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-800-1079
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BRU is located in Philadelphia’s Center City and is close to a lot of other bars and restaurants. Their happy hour features $5 starters and wurst sandwiches, $5 wines and cocktails. Happy hour is offered Monday – Friday from 4-7pm.


1537 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 215-551-5000
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Fette Sau

1208 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: 215-391-4888
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Fette Sau’s happy hour runs Monday – Friday from 5-7pm and on weekends from 12-2pm. Their happy hour features great food specials for less than $15 and half-price drafts, $5 Manhattans, and $5 old fashioneds.


124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-732-3501
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Sampan’s happy hour is every weekday from 4-7pm. Happy hour features small plates for $4 to $5 and cocktails, wine and beer for $5. The ambience and mood of Sampan is unmatched and the food is amazing. It’s no surprise that this place is always packed!

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Written by Ryan F.

Ryan is a Philadelphia local who enjoys checking out Philly's restaurant scene every chance he can. He grew up in South Jersey and now lives in Philadelphia's Point Breeze neighborhood. Ryan also enjoys traveling and checking out local eateries in every city he visits.