Where to Get an Old Fashioned in Philadelphia

Philadelphia's Best of Old Fashioned

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Best Old Fashioned Cocktails in PhillyPhiladelphia, PA - Philadelphia is known for its great cocktail bars, and one drink that comes to mind is the classic old-fashioned or the grandfather of cocktails. Crafted with a hint of sugar muddled with bitters and topped with twist citrus, Below are our PhillyBite Staff Picks of the Best old-fashioned cocktails in Philly.

The Best Old Fashioned in Philly

The first use of the name “Old Fashioned” for a Bourbon whiskey cocktail was said to have been at the Pendennis Club, a gentlemen’s club founded in 1881 in Louisville, Kentucky. The recipe was said to have been invented by a bartender at that club in honor of Colonel James E. Pepper, a prominent bourbon distiller, who brought it to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel bar in New York City.

Village Whiskey Old Fashioned

Village Whiskey - Featuring an extensive spirits collection with more than 200 whiskeys and one of Philadelphia's best burgers/bars, Village Whiskey is a great spot to relax with an Old Fashioned. 118 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Village Whiskey’s Old Fashioned - WheelHorse Whiskey, Angostura, Sugar

Oltremare Old Fashioned

Oltremare takes great pride in curating an extensive beverage program that perfectly complements its delectable seafood dishes, including one of the best old fashions. Guests can savor a wide selection of amaro, a bitter Italian liqueur known for its rich flavor profiles and digestive properties.

Old Fashioned - Makers Mark, Orange, Bitters

Lloyd's Old Fashioned

Lloyd - Small local tavern with an upbeat feel serving up gastropub fare alongside plenty of craft beers & brown spirits. 529 E Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Steak 48 Old Fashioned

Steak 48 Philadelphia - the finest steaks and high-quality seafood in an intimate and vibrant setting. With a hand-crafted cocktail made from local ingredients or a selection from our impressive scotch collection or 3,000 bottles wine vault. Center City, 260 South Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19102

Whistlepig Rye - Whistlepig Piggyback rye - Demerara Brown Sugar, Aztec chocolate bitters.

Red Owl Tavern Old Fashioned

Red Owl Tavern offers an extensive cocktails menu using fresh juices, herbs, and purees, a deep selection of whiskeys, gins, craft brews, and a thoughtfully curated wine list. 433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

 Campfire Old Fashioned - Brown Butter & Bacon Fat Washed Old Foreseter, Maple Dem, Bitters



Written By: Philly Bite Magazines Staff

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Best Philadelphia Old Fashioned


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