Sips & Eats: Philly’s Best Food & Drink Picks for This Week: July 5-9

Each week, we will post some of the exciting parties and social events in and around the Philly area. If you attend any of these places or events, let us know how it went! Tweet us or email us at

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Parks On Tap This Week: Shofuso Japanese House & Garden

Parks On Tap will be making the Shofuso House & Garden its hangout spot this week. Their nomadic beer garden will feature hammocks, plenty of resting places, and food trucks. Be sure to check out this beautiful cultural treasure and its gardens. Several beers will be on tap at this picturesque and gorgeous location.

This Week’s Center City Sips Picks: Devil’s Alley, Marathon, Vesper

Each Wednesday between the hours of 5PM-7PM the areas of Avenue of the Arts, Center City East, Center City West, and Rittenhouse Square participate in Center City Sips. Over 80 participating locations have $5 cocktails, $4 wines, $3 beers, and appetizer discounts. Here are this week’s best deals:

Devil’s Alley: Devil’s Alley offers one of the best beer deals with $3 Lancaster Kolsch and Yuengling. You’ll also be able to get $6 jerk chicken tacos, fried calamari, sliders, and more. Their wine discounts include Canyon Oaks Chardonnay and Cabernet.

Marathon: This establishment has multiple locations downtown. They have $3 Bud Light and price slashed house wines.  Try their amazing grilled chicken margherita pizza, fire-roasted salsa, their diverse sampler, and more. This venue offers an outdoor area for great views of the summer days.

Vesper: Come to Vesper and you’ll be able to drink all of the $3 Victory Summer Love and Labatt Blue you want. This modern reimaging of a classic building will have the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir flowing. Be sure to try their Redhead In A Sombrero cocktail which includes Tquilla, Mezcal, raspberry, ginger, and lemon.

This Week’s Old City Eats Picks: Continental Restaurant , Farmicia , Karma 

Each Thursday between the hours of 5PM-8PM Philadelphia historic district Old City participates in Old City Eats. Over 25 participating locations have half-priced appetizers, $4 beers, $5 cocktails, and other drink specials. Here are this week’s best deals:

Continental: This one of the several Stephen Starr restaurants in the city. Try their hummus or chicken dumplings to start. They also feature their Gold Coast Punch as their cocktail of choice each Thursday. Ithaca Brewing Company Rasberry Soiree is the optimal beer during Eats.

Farmicia: Farmicia is known for its farm-to-table appeal. The tonic hotspot also has creative beverages. During Old City Eats you’ll find baked meatball appetizers, a Rasberry Ricky cocktail, and Rouge’s Dead Guy Ale at discounted rates.

Karma: Karma has delicious Tandoori Gogbi, Chicken 65 & fish pakora for appetizers. The $5 cocktails include Indian Summer, Bombay Breeze, and a Mango Martini. Each week they rotate the specialty beers for Old City Eats.

This Weeks Events Picks:

Each week, Philly Influencer picks the best parties and gatherings the city has to offer.

Summer in the City Mixer: The Continental Mid-town will be hosting an after work mixer this Friday from 5PM-9PM. This happy hour soiree will have tremendous views on the venue’s rooftop lounge.

Bamboo Bar Splash Fest: Bamboo Bar will be hosting a Tri-State Splash Fest this Friday. Ladies and Greeks are $5 until 10PM. There will be a best swimwear contest, drinks, hookah specials, DJs, and more.

Good Vibes Happy Hour: This Friday, GVO Happy Hour links young professionals in the city and allows them to network in great locations. Starting at 5PM this Maker’s Mark event will have great drink specials and food while you socialize the night away.

All White Affair: This Saturday, 105.3 WDAS will be having an All White Affair at the Adventure Aquarium. Kindred The Family Soul & Sunshine Anderson will be performing. Over 25,000 people will be at this event that will have great music and a spacious atmosphere.

NFL Takeover at Reserve: This Saturday Reserve will be having an NFL takeover party. The Broncos Chris Harris Jr. and others will be in attendance at this sizzling downtown club. This will be the place to be this weekend and a great way to spend a Saturday night in style.

90’s-2000’s Moshulu Party: From 9PM-2AM this Saturday Moshulu will be hosting a throwback party. There’s a $10 cover at this event where you’ll hear everything from these fantastic eras in music. Come to this party on the water and dance to your old favorites on the deck.

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