Old City is popular in Philadelphia for its historical significance to the beginning of our nation, as well as its many bars and restaurants that just so happen to have great happy hour specials. If you’re looking to unwind after work during the week (or even during the weekend), look no further that the bars listed below.
Continental Martini Bar
138 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 923-6069
www.continentalmartinibar.com

The original Continental Martini Bar is located in Old City at 2nd and Market. Come in from 5 to 7 p.m. during the week for $3 drafts, $4 wines, $5 cocktails and $1-2 tapas bites at Stephen Starr’s first restaurant. Adorned by giant green olive lamps, Continental is the perfect spot for a traditional or non-traditional martinis alike in the heart of Old City.  Delve into a Manhattan or the 18th and Sansom, made with dewar’s, honey, lemon and rosewater.

Lucha Cartel
207 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(267) 761-9209
www.luchacartel.com

Lucha cartel’s weekday happy hour runs from 4 until 7 p.m. Come in for $5 appetizers, including chicken quesadilla, mushroom or shrimp empanadas and chorizo sliders. Five dollar drinks include sangria, margaritas and the Mexican version of the “City-wide Special,” a can of tecate and a shot of sauza silver. More of a beer drinker? All pints & pitchers are half off. Stay after happy hour for salsa dancing and other fun fiestas throughout the week.

The Olde Bar
125 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 253-3777
www.theoldebar.com

The Olde Bar, located in the historic Old Original Bookbinder’s and opened in 2015, is an oyster bar and cocktail lounge. Its happy hour is held every day of the week (Monday through Friday, 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.) It includes buck-a-shuck oysters (oysters for only $1), as well as $5 snacks including deviled eggs, sautéed mussels and welsh rarebit. For drinks, enjoy $5 red and white wine, $6 fish house punch and $4 olde dock street oyster stout.

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Panorama
14 N. Front St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 922-7800
www.pennsviewhotel.com

Panorama is noted by the Guinness Book of World Records for having the “largest wine preservation dispensing system in the world” and has, at any given time, 120 wines on tap. Located in Old City’s Penn View Hotel, its happy hour runs every day from 5 to 7 p.m. (on Saturdays, 3-5 p.m.) and includes $5 off wine tasting flights (a selection of five in 1.5-ounce pours), $5 select wines and $4 select beers. All menu appetizers are also half off.

Revolution House
200 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 625-4566
www.revolutionhouse.com

Revolution house stands at the corner of 2nd and Market Street and shows homage to Philadelphia’s deep history by showcasing the Quaker Friends Meetinghouse’s original 1798 brick. On a nice day, sit out on the rooftop of this multi-leveled restaurant and enjoy happy hour, Monday through Sunday from 5 – 7 p.m. The specials include half off margarita pizza, $5 glasses of wine and half off draft beers.

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