The Philly Holiday Festival Merry, Merry Happy Hour

The Philly Holiday Festival Merry, Merry Happy Hour

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PhillyBite10Philadelphia, PA - The Philly Holiday Festival, presented by One Liberty Observation Deck, encompasses all things holiday throughout Philadelphia while celebrating old traditions and new memories, and encouraging residents and visitors to shop, dine, explore and do more in the city this holiday season.

Every Thursday, November 30 through December 28, Philadelphia bars and restaurants will extend the Philly Holiday Festival throughout the city with new Merry, Merry Happy Hour specials including food, crafty cocktails, and live entertainment at individual restaurants. Merry, Merry Happy Hours will run from 5 to 7 p.m. each Thursday at all participating locations with a featured location each week.

Special guest bartenders will be at each featured Merry, Merry Happy Hour location. Their tips will be donated to the Department of Human Services to support children in foster care.

Merry, Merry, Happy Hours Locations & Featured Specials:

November 30 – Liberté Lounge at Sofitel Philadelphia (17th & Sansom Streets) Exclusive Luxury Hotel of the Philly Holiday Festival, Sofitel will be the first stop to kick-off the monthlong series in Liberté Lounge. Enjoy $7 wines, $5 beers, a $7 weekly special creation cocktail, and appetizer specials. Try one of Liberté’s new holiday cocktails created for the Merry, Merry Happy Hours: Peppermint Martini, The Winter Ginger Cocktail and Raspberry Bourbon Smash.

December 7 – Bourbon Blue (Manayunk) Located along the Manayunk Canal, Bourbon Blue is a quaint hotspot featuring American Cuisine with New Orleans fusion. Their happy hour includes $4 draft beer, $5 wines, $6 specialty cocktails and the featured drink $4 Evil Genius – “Santa, I Know Him” along with $5 snacks (Chicken Quesadilla, Fried Pickles, Nachos, Cheesesteak Eggroll, and Bruschetta). Also enjoy live music from Brad Saville & Erin McMenamin.

December 14 – Craft Hall Pop-Up Restaurant (City Hall at North Broad Street) From the group that started Parks on Tap, the first ever traveling beer garden, FCM Hospitality is bringing Philadelphia the first ever “pop-up restaurant” for the holiday season. Craft Hall, a new venue by FCM opening in Northern Liberties in the fall of 2018, is offering food and beverage service as a “pop-up restaurant” from November 24 to December 23 at City Hall at North Broad Street alongside the Philly Holiday Tree. The Craft Hall Pop-Up Restaurant, in partnership with Lost Bread Co. Bakery and Barefoot Wines, includes a beautifully decorated heated tent with indoor seating for over 100 people and a Barefoot Wine bar with seasonal drinks.

December 21 – Hard Rock Philadelphia (12th & Market Streets) Featuring hand-crafted American fare, Hard Rock Philadelphia is committed to fresh, authentic ingredients with a signature flair and rotating cocktail menu. Guests can enjoy music shows, bands and artists while surrounded by memorabilia of music greats. Happy hour drink and food specials include $3 domestic beers, $4 import beers and wine, $5 well drinks, and half price appetizers.

December 28 – Liberté Lounge at Sofitel Philadelphia (17th & Sansom Streets) Sofitel closes out the series with a second night of happy hour specials similar to November 30.

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