Spirit Cruises Summer 2019 Leaderboard

Philly's Best Happy Hours: a.bar's Oysters, $8 Punch & Wines, and $4 Beers

Welcome to Philly’s Best Happy Hours, a feature highlighting great happy hours in different neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. Since Drink Philly started out as a place to find happy hours in the city, we thought it was only right to return to our roots and turn the spotlight on some of Philly’s absolute best happy hour deals.

This week, we're focusing on a.bar, the chic, casual counterpart to a.kitchen, which you can find right at the corner of 18th and Walnut. Both are located in aka Rittenhouse Square and are owned by Ellen Yin (the restauranteur behind Old City's Fork), and as one half of the duo, a.bar serves up small plates, classic cocktails, and is home to an extensive raw bar.

a.bar's cozy, modern space also offers a phenomenal happy hour, which is served throughout the bar on Mondays through Fridays from 4 PM - 6 PM.

If you're looking for drinks, don't miss out on their rotating house crafted punch ($8), which is made using carefully considered local and seasonal ingredients and changes frequently. You can also try white or red wine for $8 each, though the varietal will change, as they feature different wines from their cellar based on availability, or a rotating craft beer for just $4.

There's also plenty of food deals on their happy hour menu — since a.bar is known for its raw bar, be sure to try their select oysters by the half dozen for $9. All of the other food specials are just $6 apiece, which range from house-made potato chips and dip to pork & veal pate with grilled bread to lamb sausage with shishito peppers.

"Happy hour here is great because it brings in a lot of different folks," says Naaj Reffell, one of a.bar's bartenders. "People look for good deals, and you can get a good wine or cocktail here for a good price. We've also had some seriously special wines featured for happy hour, so look out for that."

Next time you're in Rittenhouse, stop into a.bar, grab some oysters and pate, and ask about the daily rotating punch for the perfect ending to a long day.

Photos via Drink Philly


Tags: Best Happy Hours
Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
You Can Now Get Cocktails To-Go in Center City Philadelphia

You Can Now Get Cocktails To-Go in Center City Philadelphia

Restaurants throughout the Center City limits are offering pre-made cocktails in special take out containers...read more ›

by Drink Philly Jul 18, 2020
Best Bars for Outdoor Drinking in Philadelphia, 2019

Best Bars for Outdoor Drinking in Philadelphia, 2019

Whether it's to enjoy the first warm breezes of spring or the unexpected sunshine of a crisp day in fall, Philadelphia is full of great places to drin...read more ›

by Drink Philly Apr 11, 2019
Cocktails to Go in Bars & Restaurants Legalized in PA During Lockdown: Here's Where to Get Them in Philadelphia

Cocktails to Go in Bars & Restaurants Legalized in PA During Lockdown: Here's Where to Get Them in Philadelphia

Bars & restaurants in PA can now sell cocktails-to-go. Here's where to find them in Philadelphia...read more ›

by Drink Philly May 21, 2020
SPONSORED
Drink Nation Store Rectangle
The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

Here it is - the definitive list of Philadelphia's best cocktail bars....read more ›

by Drink Philly Dec 13, 2017
Relief for the Bar, Restaurant, & Hospitality Industry in Philadelphia

Relief for the Bar, Restaurant, & Hospitality Industry in Philadelphia

Right now the hospitality industry is—to put it lightly—struggling. We created a resource directory for an...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Mar 20, 2020
Where to Find Beer, Wine, & Liquor To Go in Philadelphia During the Pandemic

Where to Find Beer, Wine, & Liquor To Go in Philadelphia During the Pandemic

Bars and restaurants are officially closed (and offering take-out and delivery only), so your favorite bartend...read more ›

by Drink Philly Mar 18, 2020
Suits & Sazeracs Returns for Second Year to Benefit Career Wardrobe, February 24

Suits & Sazeracs Returns for Second Year to Benefit Career Wardrobe, February 24

At this NOLA-style event benefiting Career Wardrobe, you'll be able to sample unique Sazerac-inspired cocktail...read more ›

by Drink Philly Feb 20, 2020
Drink Philly's Mad Hatter Whiskey Tea Party Returns to Stotesbury Mansion, Feb 29

Drink Philly's Mad Hatter Whiskey Tea Party Returns to Stotesbury Mansion, Feb 29

Drink Philly's Mad Hatter Whiskey Tea Party is back, and this year, it's sure to be bigger and better than eve...read more ›

by Drink Philly Feb 4, 2020
Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Whether it's for the holidays or you have a special birthday coming up, Philadelphia has some amazing options when it comes to event spaces. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Nov 26, 2018
Inside Look: Campari's Stylish North American Headquarters in New York

Inside Look: Campari's Stylish North American Headquarters in New York

If you're a frequent Negroni drinker, always order Wild Turkey Bourbon in your old fashioneds, or prefer your ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jan 9, 2020
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close