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These 10 Happy Hours In The Rittenhouse Square Area Aren’t Just Limited To The Bar

It’s time to make more friends – these restaurants offer happy hours that allow you to sit anywhere to take advantage of their deals.

There’s not nothing not to love about a good Philly happy hour. You can literally have a meal and at these happy hours you can also sit anywhere within the restaurant and, in some cases, even outside (looking at you Via Locusta).

See the most popular choices below and be sure to save our handy dandy Google Map to find them on the go.


Bellini

What it is: An intimate, Italian family-owned restaurant.

Where it is: 16th and Chancellor.

When it’s happening: Weekdays from 4-6pm.

What’s on the menu: $5 bruschetta, $6 home-made meatballs plus calamari, gnocchi, and, of course, calamari. Plus $7 cocktails, $6 wine, and $5 for beer. Menu is here.

Stay updated: They update their site regularly.

Buena Onda

What it is: Celebrity chef Jose Garces’ Baja-inspired taqueria.

Where it is: 20th St and Sansom.

When it’s happening: 4- 6pm DAILY. Even on weekends!

What’s on the menu: 1/2 Price Margaritas & Sangria, $4 Buena Onda Baja Style Lager, $4 Fish Taco (Grilled or Fried), $1 Chips & Salsa Mexicana. Menu is here.

Stay updated: Follow them on Instagram.

El Rey

What it is: Stephen Starr’s homage to Mexican street food.

Where it is: Chestnut and 20th.

When it’s happening: Weekdays from 4-6pm.

What’s on the menu: $1 – $4 food items including salsa and chips, tacos with a vegetarian option, and other small bites. Note that sometimes the tacos sometimes differ from the regular menu. Select margaritas (classic and a special) are $6 while beers are $4-$5. Menu is here.

Stay updated: Follow them on Instagram.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

QU Japan Bistro Bar

What it is: Japanese! Sushi, ramen, teriyaki, and more.

Where it is: Market and 16th street.

When it’s happening: Weekdays from 5-7p AND Saturdays from 1 -5p!

What’s on the menu: $6 items. The site doesn’t have info beyond that but The Infatuation says it’s pretty much everything. We’ll investigate and update y’all.

Stay updated: Their social is sporadic, to be honest.

Patchwork in the Hyatt Centric

What it is: A restaurant in the Hyatt Centric hotel helmed by Akhtar Nawab, a former protege of Tom Colicchio’s.

Where it is: On Chancellor between 16th & 17th.

When it’s happening: Weekdays from 4-6pm.

What’s on the menu: Not much but the restaurant does have a nice patio if with a limited view. Some flatbreads for $10, small bites for $6, beer, wine and a cocktail of the day. Menu is here.

Stay updated: They have some fun events so follow them on Instagram.

Pub & Kitchen

What it is: A beloved neighborhood tavern that works for everyone.

Where it is: 19th and Lombard.

When it’s happening: Weekdays from 4-6pm.

What’s on the menu: It’s a bit limited with 4 food items at $10, wine for $8, and beer for $4. However their old fashioned cocktail is also $8! Menu is here.

Stay updated: Follow them on Instagram.

Restaurant Aleksandar

What it is: A fairly (2022) new European restaurant established by a German exchange student.

Where it is: On 19th St (before Sansom).

When it’s happening: Tuesdays – Saturdays from 5-7p.

What’s on the menu: It’s pretty extensive! There are plenty of cocktails, wine and beer (of course), Fois Gras Toast, Deviled Eggs, and a few other small bites. The menu is here.

Stay updated: Follow them on Instagram.

Tria

What it is: The cozy wine bar you’ve possibly passed by many times.

Where it is: 18th and Sansom.

When it’s happening: Sundays (!!) – Thursdays from 4-6pm.

What’s on the menu: Wine lovers only welcome! Wine and a snack board are $9 each. Menu is here.

Stay updated: Follow them on Instagram.

Veda

What it is: A “modern” Indian restaurant with delicious alcoholic drink options. This is NOT your traditional restaurant but the food is always good.

Where it is: On Chestnut and 19th.

When it’s happening: 5-7pm DAILY. Even on weekends!

What’s on the menu: Some good food options ranging from a $4 goat cheese naan to an $8 lamb donut. Also some interesting cocktails for $9, wine and beer. The menu is here.

Stay updated: Follow them on Instagram.

Via Locusta

What it is: Michael Schulson’s “modern” Italian restaurant with outdoor seating.

Where it is: On Locust next to Parc.

When it’s happening: Everyday from 4-6pm!

What’s on the menu: It’s very extensive with half sandwiches that will fill you up for just $6 to spritzes for $8. The menu is here – be sure to scroll to the bottom for the happy hour section.

Stay updated: Follow them on Instagram.