Your weekly happy hour is about to get even happier: Center City Sips, one of the best parts of summer in Philadelphia, is set to return on June 6! –Chelsea Karnash

What: Center City Sips is a Wednesday night happy hour special that runs throughout the summer months. Specials include $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-off appetizers. Some restaurants also offer 15% dinner discounts after the happy hour is over.

When: This year’s Sips starts on Wednesday, June 6th, and runs through Wednesday, August 29th. Make a prompt exit from work on Wednesdays if you can, though: the special only lasts from 5 – 7 p.m. And FYI: Sips specials will still be offered at many spots on Wednesday, July 4th, so you can drink to America’s Independence!

Where: There are 88 bars and restaurants participating in this year’s Sips. Some of the best include:

10 Arts

1225 RAW Sushi & Sake


Caribou Café

The Corner

Devil’s Alley

Farmers’ Cabinet

M Restaurant


Raven Lounge

Rum Bar

Smokin’ Betty’s

Square 1682

Square Peg


Vintage Wine Bar

Check the Center City District’s website for more info on other participating establishments.

Follow @CCDSips on Twitter for updates and info.

Contest: Sign up for the Center City District’s newsletter, IN Center City, and you could win one of five CCD $50 restaurant gift certificates.

…And an awesome promo: Need a ride home from the first Sips of the season? Use Uber Philly, a new black car service that’s currently in soft launch, to get there safely! Just sign up with Uber, download their smartphone app, and request a car using the promo code, “FirstCitySips.” All rides between 5 p.m. and midnight are FREE! But FYI – Make sure you enter the promo code BEFORE you request the car in order to use the service.