Center City District Sips will return in 2022 after a two-year hiatus

One of Philadelphia’s most popular summer hangouts returns after a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Downtown District Sips will be back every Wednesday between June 1st and August 31st. The summer happy hour tradition will include $6 cocktails, $5 glasses of wine and $4 beers at dozens of downtown restaurants and bars.


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The star spirit of this year’s event is Hornitos Tequila. Half price appetizers will be available again.

The Downtown District has waived entry fees for participating bars and restaurants to help them recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

A full list of Sips locations and additional drink specials will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Center City Sips was last held in 2019. The event had raised its drink prices and implemented new safety measures to curb unruly behavior and excessive drinking, highlighted by a total fight in 2017.

The event also typically offers dinner discounts after happy hour and chances to win $200 gift cards.

Some of the most popular spots in Center City Sips are Pagano’s Market & Bar, Marathon 19th and Market, Uptown Beer Garden, Independence Beer Garden, Balcony Bar at the Kimmel Center, and Sampan.


Downtown District Sips

Wednesdays, from June 1 to August 31
4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Participating downtown bars and restaurants