Happy hour isn’t just for the nine to five crew anymore. These days, many people get off work late and bars have become very accommodating by offering late-night happy hour deals across the city. Whether your night is just beginning or ending, stop in at one of these bars to find some great late-night deals.
1410 Mt. Vernon St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Alla Spina literally means “from the tap” in Italian, and this Fairmount restaurant was created to resemble an Italian gastropub. The happy hour here is served late night Monday through Thursday, from 10:30 p.m. to 12 a.m., and it includes cheap drinks and food specials. Dine on $6 mortadella hot dogs, $2 deviled eggs and $1.50 oysters. All drafts are $2 off and Alla Spina also sells $3 Brooklyn lager, $6 wine and $3 Fernet Branca shots. The 20 taps include unique Italian brews and other hard-to-find craft beer.
101 N. 11th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
BarLy is a sports bar in Chinatown. It has 60 beers on tap and serves mouth-watering Intercontinental bar food. Its late-night happy hour is every Monday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. and offers great drink and food deals. The daily selection of draft beer is only $3 or you can order a $4 martini, a $3.50 glass of wine or sake or a $3 wine or beer flight. The appetizers range in price from $1.25 to $3.50 and include skewers, dumplings, spring rolls, fried calamari, French fries and more.
105 S. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
This 13th Street restaurant serves delicious Spanish tapas and a huge amount of sherry. In fact, you can try its tapas for only $2 and enjoy a $15 sherry tasting during its late-night happy hour, which is Monday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. Other late-night specials include $5 wine, $4 sangria, $3 beer and inexpensive kitchen staff snacks, like jamon and waffles and its kitchen fries made with aged sheep milk and truffled sea salt. These kitchen snacks range in price from $5 to $10 and the snacks and tapas available change daily.
129 W. Laurel St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Jerry’s Bar’s late-night happy hour is Monday through Friday from 10:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. where drafts and wine are $2 off and the whiskey of the day and the citywide special (a beer and a whiskey shot) is only $4. The kitchen stops serving Monday through Thursday at 11 p.m., and 1 a.m. on Friday, but if you get there in time, you can enjoy some of the most fresh and flavorful dishes found in Northern Liberties. Chef Marshall Green only uses the best seasonal and house-made ingredients to create such delicacies as the trout almandine, homemade pierogi and pickle brine wings.
530 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
You can enjoy half off all drafts from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. any night of the week (including weekends) at this eclectic South Street restaurant. The 12 taps at Tattooed Mom include a good selection of imported and local brews. Along with its drink specials, Tattooed Mom has great daily food specials, like Taco Tuesday, Burger Wednesday and Pierogi Thursday. The menu appeals to both meat eaters and non meat eaters alike, as it has an extensive vegan and veggie menu. Tattooed Mom is full of interesting décor and has candy and toys on every table. A lounge and pool tables are found upstairs.
Kelly Neilson is a freelance writer living and working in Philadelphia. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.