Where to Find The Best Hot Cocktail Philly Hotspots

Where to Find The Best Hot Cocktail Philly Hotspots

Chocolate LOOOVE (Credit: Snyder Sage)

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Best Hot Cocktail Philly HotspotsPhiladelphia, PA - With winter’s chilly spell falling upon Philly, it’s beginning to look (and feel) a lot like the hot cocktail season! Imbibers can cure the winter blues this season by warming up with a bevy of traditional toddies and other fresh takes on winter warmers from Philadelphia's coziest dining and imbibing hotspots, including Assembly Rooftop Lounge, MilkBoy Philly, Silk City Diner, Lounge & Garden, Art in the Age, Urban Farmer, Red Owl Tavern, and The Dutch.

Assembly Rooftop Lounge

Logan Square’s swanky rooftop lounge with unparalleled panoramic views has once again transformed into Alpine Heights at Assembly, a modern ski-lodge-inspired pop-up, offering guests a cozy cabin experience boasting hot cocktails, comfort food, themed décor, and blankets galore from Friday, November 18, 2022, to Tuesday, February 282023. Guests will barely catch a chill, surrounded by standing and overhead heaters, fire pits, and Solo Stove Mesa Tabletop Fire Pits at their expansive patio or indoor bar while sipping on Assembly’s collection of unique hot cocktails, including Chocolate LOOOVE ($15) with Maggie’s Farm 50/50 Dark Rum, lemon cordial, chocolate & ganache, orgeat, and milk, Honey & Smoke ($17) mixing Xicala Mezcal, Smfumato Amaro, ginger honey, and lemon, and "Be Well" Wassil Wine ($15) combining cabernet, port, brandy, honey, and fall spices. Hours of operation: Tuesday through Saturday from 4 pm with the last seating at 10:30 pm. 1840 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. | (215) 783-4171 | www.assemblyrooftop.com


MilkBoy Philly

The iconic Philadelphia-born brand known for booze, bites, and music, is the place to be for a drink and a bite at any time: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and every snack in between. Diners can sit back and relax at an indoor or outdoor table at the 11th and Chestnut locations over MilkBoy’s inventive dishes and drinks. Trust MilkBoy to warm up guests inside and out with their year-round trifecta of hot cocktails accurately dubbed Winter Warmers, starring: Gimme S’more ($12) with Bailey’s, Kahlúa, chocolate syrup, and steamed milk, MilkBoy Cider ($12) combining whiskey, steamed cider, and cinnamon, and MilkBoy Eggy-Nog ($12) with Fireball, Amaretto, steamed egg nog, and cinnamon. Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday, 7 am – 12 am, Friday, 7 am - 1 am, Saturday 11 am - 1 am, Sunday, 11 am - 12 am. 1100 Chestnut St. | www.milkboy.tv/chestnut-street 


Silk City Diner, Lounge & Garden

The eclectic retro Northern Liberties diner and lounge with adjacent art and artifact-filled garden transport guests to a one-of-a-kind drinking and dining destination within their outdoor garden filled with buzzing artwork such as bright murals and lively garden sculptures complemented by mid-century lighting and seasonal plantings. Silk City has everyone covered with classic wintertime drinks offering optional boozy additions. Their hand-crafted Hot Chocolate is batched daily from luscious dark chocolate chunks, cocoa powder, and rich cream, which pairs perfectly with a peanut butter liqueur and whipped cream finish. Hot Buttered Rum is here as the holidays approach and the temperature drops, and Hot Spiked Cider, a closely guarded recipe of fall spices, exotic syrups, and seasonal fruits, is offered as both a non-alcoholic beverage or spiked with spiced rum, local bourbons or sweet caramel and vanilla liquors. Non-spiked drinks are $7, while boozy drinks are $11. Hours of operation: Garden- Dinner Wednesday 5 pm - 10 pm, Thursday 5 pm - 11pm, Friday 5 pm - 12 am, Saturday 11 am - 12 am, Sunday 11 am - 9 pm. Brunch Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 3 pm. 435 Spring Garden St. | www.silkcityphilly.com

Art in the Age

The elegant home bar supply, bottle shop, and tasting room, known for craft spirits and interactive workshops, is inviting customers to warm up with their Toddy Tuesdays, featuring $10 Hot Toddies every Tuesday from 12 to 7 pm at their tasting room bar. After warming up with a Toddy, guests can browse the curated lineup of unique local spirits, bar tools, mixers, bitters, and glassware for upcoming holiday hosting and gift-giving. Hours of operation: Tuesday -- Thursday 12 -- 7 pm, Friday — Saturday 12 -- 8 pm, Sunday 12 --  6 pm. 116 North 3rd St. | 215-922-2600 | www.artintheage.com  

Urban Farmer

Logan Square’s rustic chic modern American steakhouse is where thoughtfulness goes full circle as their beverage menu reflects the variety of neighboring breweries, cocktails made with local craft spirits, and a carefully curated wine program to complement the region. This year, Urban Farmer has whipped up a duo of warming seasonal sippers: Warm Spiked Apple Cider ($15) combining Wild Turkey bourbon, apple cider syrup, and cinnamon, and Caribbean Coffee ($15) with butter-washed rum, espresso, and coconut. Hours of operation:  Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am – 9 pm, and Sunday, 8 am – 3 pm. 1850 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. | 215.963.2788 |  www.urbanfarmersteakhouse.com

Red Owl Tavern

The rustic new American kitchen and bar located across Independence Hall, guests can treat themselves to a hearty breakfast or a laid-back dinner by newly-appointed Executive Chef Charles Vogt accompanied by inventive cocktails made with fresh juices, herbs, and purees, plus a deep library of whiskeys, gins, and craft brews, and a thoughtfully curated wine list. Red Owl takes a classic wintertime tea and reinvents it into Chai Again ($14), combining Johnny Walker black scotch, chai spice syrup, a collection of spices like cloves and ginger, honey, lemon juice, and hot water. Hours of operation: Breakfast Monday through Friday, 7:30 am–10:45 am; Lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30 am –4:30 pm; Dinner Monday through Tuesday, 4:30 pm–9 pm; Thursday through Friday, 4:30 pm–10 pm; Saturday, 5 pm–10 pm, Brunch Saturday, 8 am–4 pm; Sunday 8 am–3 pm. 433 Chestnut St. | 215.923.2267 | www.redowltavern.com

The Dutch

The popular breakfast, lunch, and dinner eatery, with a focus on reinventing the Pennsylvania Dutch classics, reminds us that the most simple drinks in life taste the best, especially when sourced from our very own home. This season, The Dutch will serve up traditional Warm Apple Cider fashioned with Pennsylvanian apple cider, Manatawny bourbon, and various autumnal spices, which will pair perfectly with their sweet and savory homestyle dishes. Non-spiked cider is $5, while spiked cider is $17.  Hours of operation: Wednesday through Friday, 8 am - 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 8 am - 3 pm and 5 - 9 pm. 1537 S 11th St. | 215.551.5000 | www.thedutchphilly.com 

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