Best Happy Hour Bars In Philadelphia

by | November 16, 2012 at 11:49 AM | Local News

by Christy Ayala, Examiner.com

After a long day, you’re sure to find fun on tap at one of these top happy hour bars in Philadelphia.
Whether your week is just beginning or you’re walking out the door on a Friday evening after a long day at work, it’s nice to take an hour or two to relax. Whoever invented happy hour had the right idea –– there’s no better to wind down the day than over a cocktail. Add some good friends or co-workers, tasty food and happy-hour discounts, and you have the recipe for an enjoyable evening. 

Tria
1137 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 629-9200

If you’re looking for a great wine bar that’s decently priced, stop by Washington Square West after work to take advantage of Tria’s five for five deal. Every Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., this cozy wine bar serves up five offerings for $5 a pop: white or red wine, cheese plates and a choice of two beers (both of which are assured to be “beer geek-worthy”). Tria’s wine room is perfect for those looking to enjoy some good conversation over a smooth glass of wine and a light snack because, unlike a lot of other Philly hotspots, this place is free of blaring TVs and karaoke singers drowning out friendly discussion.

Great American Pub
123 Fayette St.
Conshohocken, PA
(610)-940-0540

Located in a suburb just 15 miles outside the city, the Great American Pub in Conshohocken is the place to stop by after a long day at the office if you’re looking to get away from downtown. This pub is laid back, friendly and definitely caters to Philly sports fans. Happy hour is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, so cozy up to the bar and order your drink of choice. If you’re a beer lover, try a domestic ($2) or imported draft for just $3. On tap you’ll find microbrews including Blue Moon and Stone IPA alongside staples such as Sierra Nevada and Coors Light. If you need something a bit stronger, order a vodka tonic or rum and coke –– wells are just $4. If you happen to find yourself at Great American Pub midweek, stick around Wednesday nights for Quizzo trivia or Thursday for prime rib night ($14.99). While the normal happy hour doesn’t include discounts on food, the apps and entrees are delicious and reasonably priced. Try a brick-oven pizza, slow-roasted sandwich or the cheesesteak spring rolls. 

Devil’s Den
1148 S 11th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 339-0855

Devil’s Den sits in South Philly just a few blocks from the Italian market. Sample something from the tapas menu while you enjoy a brew and unwind from the day with good friends. Nothing goes better with one of the Den’s craft beers than one of its tasty cheese and meat plates. Happy Hour is 5 p.m. to 7p.m. Monday through Friday and features 50 percent off drafts. With limited and seasonal beers rotating through the extensive beer list, it’s a new experience each time. As the weather gets colder, grab a table by the welcoming fireplace and unwind. 

Flanigan’s Boat House
113 Fayette St.
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 828-2628

You don’t have to worry about missing that big play while you’re at Flanigan’s Boat House because every spot in the bar has a great view of the game. With ample parking, daily discounts and a great assortment of draft and bottled beer, it’s the perfect place for hanging out to catch up or catch the ball game. Each day features a new special. Early-week happy hour goers enjoy Quizzo Tuesdays with $3 Yuengling lager drafts, midweekers may score a free order of wings with every pitcher of beer, and Friday visitors get $3 Miller Lite drafts. This Conshohocken pub and eatery serves up its specialty wings with pride, and you won’t want to miss Flanigan’s Baja fish tacos or baby back ribs. If burgers and sandwiches are more your style, don’t worry, you’re in the right place. Whether you’re in the mood for Cajun, American or barbecue, there’s a burger sure to tickle your taste buds.

10 Arts Bistro & Lounge
10 Avenue of the Arts
Broad & Chestnut
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-523-8273

Located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Center City area, 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge inside the Ritz Carlton offers up specials during happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7p.m. Meet up with friends after work or before a night on the town, and sample the popular champagne and oyster combo, appropriately named Bubbles & Pearls. The happy hour menu offers an abundance of $5 items, including light fare and wine by the glass. If you’re not sure when to go, try Wednesday nights and enjoy live music and an assortment of cocktail specials.

The Irish Pol
45 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(267) 761-9532

With 40 brews on tap, this is the place to be if you’re looking for a great spot to unwind after work or even on the weekends. At The Irish Pol, it’s happy hour every day, seven days a week from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m, and if $3 beers make you happy, you’ll be ecstatic over the $3 shots. Happy hour here is packed with fun, featuring one musician every happy hour for two hours of favorites and special tracks. Other fun activities at The Irish Pol include Monkey Wrench Mondays, Grateful Dead Tuesdays and Walking Dead Sundays.