Mulled wine is a warm drink served with fruit, raisins, spices and typically a port wine, since it’s sweeter. It can be non-alcoholic as well. It is a holiday favorite beverage for the holidays beginning around Halloween and going through most of the winter. The tradition of drinking mulled wine began back in Roman times and could be just what you are looking for to warm you up after a day in the city.

Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant
247 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 545-9473
www.theblacksheeppub.com

The Black Sheep is a cozy Irish pub with a decent happy hour which also serves Irish dishes such as shepherd’s pie. The mulled wine here is called “The Smoking Bishop”. They also have an extensive beer list and sell typical bar bites, like fries, mac-n-cheese bites and mini tacos. You can also eat dinner here. Popular dishes are the seared tuna salad with beets and their near famous Black Sheep Burger with Gouda.

Frankford Hall
1210 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(267) 634-3338
www.frankfordhall.com

Frankford Hall is famous to Philadelphians for their fun pub-styled German food, where it is always Oktoberfest and there are plentiful picnic-style tables. In the winter, they serve up some delicious warm mulled wine along with a variety of German foods and beers. You can also have some fun with a variety of assorted games available. Frankford Hall is considered the best place in the city to meet up with a large group of people. Outdoor seating also available with gas heaters.

Capogiro Gelato
3925 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-0252
www.capogirogelato.com

Capogiro Gelato is world famous for their ice-cream that is crafted each morning by this family owned business. They have been honored as one the top places for ice cream in the world by National Geographic magazine. But they don’t serve just ice cream; they also serve up some nice hot beverages and other cocktails from their bar to warm you up in the winter. This includes mulled wine for about $6, where other cocktails are $10. You can also find a “spiked hot chocolate,” which is sure to keep you going.

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White Dog Café
3420 Samson St.
Philadelphia, PA. 19104
(215) 386-9224
www.whitedog.com

For those who prefer to eat local and sustainable, the White Dog Café is a top pick amongst Philadelphia foodies. Besides an exclusive seasonal organic menu, they also serve up a wide assortment of hot beverages for the colder months. The cocktails are made with local liquors and ingredients. Besides mulled wine, one of their more popular hot beverages is any of their hot ciders; all are served with a lovely cinnamon sugar rim. You can get both alcoholic and non-alcoholic mulled wine here.

Devil’s Alley Bar & Grill
1907 Chestnut
Philadelphia, PA. 19103
(215)751-0707
www.devilsalleybarandgrill.com

The mulled wine here is heavy on the spice and is like Christmas in a glass. They also serve up an assortment of other hot toddies on their bar menu for the season, including a hot spiced cider made with apple cinnamon whisky, peach brandy and apple cider. The bar menu also has a variety of beers for those who prefer that. Devil’s Alley is open all day, so you can get brunch, lunch and dinner here. The food is also good, especially their veggie burgers.

Vintage Wine
129 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA. 19107
(215) 922-3095
www.vintage-philadelphia.com

Vintage Wine is all about the wine; they also serve food not just for your consumption but to compliment the wine. The mulled wine served here will keep your spirits up, as it is rich in cinnamon. Customers compliment the good service, but state the restaurant like many in this area is “tight quarter”. One of the most popular appetizers to not be missed at Vintage Wine is the Gorgonzola Bruschetta.

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