January 03, 2018

Where to find snow day specials in Philly

When city declares a snow day or Philadelphia schools are closed, local restaurants and bars will offer deals

Food & Drink Specials
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A layer of snow and freezing rain coats the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

Beginning Wednesday night, Philadelphia is expected to see between 5 and 7 inches of snow. Forecasters have declared a winter storm warning from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 7 p.m. Thursday.

There is a bright side to the powerful nor'easter moving up the coast from Florida, though.

This winter, if the City of Philadelphia declares a snow day or if Philadelphia schools are closed, these local restaurants and bars will offer snow day specials.

Assembly Rooftop Lounge

Deal: $5 Firehouse Punch (made with Appleton Estate Reserve Rum, Grand Marnier, lemon, apricot and tea)
Location: 1840 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103

City Tap House

Deal: $6 spiked cocoa and $4 New Belgium Fat Tire 
Location: 3925 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 or 2 Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Devil’s Den

Deal: $4 Founder’s All Day IPA, $8 City Wide (Founder’s All Day IPA and a shot of Wild Turkey) 
Location: 1148 S. 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147


Deal: $6 rosé, $5 warm apple cider with bourbon, $7 crispy chicken mashed potato bowls
Location: 1708 Lombard St., Philadelphia, PA 19146


Deal: $5 "Snow Day City Wide" (Straub American Lager and a shot of Heaven Hill Bourbon) 
Location: 1100 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 or 401 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19147

Ocean Prime

Deal: Ocean Prime will extend happy hour programming from 4:30 p.m. to close in the lounge.
Location: 124 S. 15th St., Philadelphia, PA 19102

Red Owl Tavern 

Deal: The Red Owl Tavern Burger with a pint of draft beer will be $15 during lunch and dinner.
Location: 433 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

Square 1682

Deal: $5 hot cocktails (Wild One, Apple Bottom and The O-G) and $10 Square 1682 Burger
Location: 121 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

Urban Farmer Steakhouse

Deal: $5 Irish coffees
Location: 1850 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103

UPDATE: The locations below are offering snow day specials for Thursday, Jan. 4.

McGillin's Olde Ale House

Deal: On Thursday, Jan. 4, McGillin's will offer $3 bloody marys, $3 mimosas and $5 Drury Sleigh Rides (made with hot chocolate, white Cream de Menthe and Ryan’s Irish Cream)
Location: 1310 Drury St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

Dim Sum House

Deal: Enjoy a free small bowl of Hot and Sour Soup with any food purchase (dine-in only). All drafts at the bar are $5.
Location: 3939 Chestnut St., Philadelphia PA 19104 

Jane G’s

Deal: Half price Dan Dan noodles (dine-in only), plus Tsingtao beer bottles for $3.
Location: 1930 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103


Deal: Specials will run until 7 p.m. There will be $4-$5 draft specials, $10 pizzas and $10 Wild Goose oysters (three on the half shell).
Location: 1500 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19102

BRU Craft & Wurst

Deal: Specials will run until 7 p.m. There will be $5 Hot Cider (made with Big Hill fresh cider, Bluebird aged rum, spices) and $8 Brat & Beer.
Location: 1318 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

P’unk Burger

Deal: Buy any burger get one free. Buy any shake get one free. Dine-in only. 
Location: 1823 E. Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19148

Nick’s Bar & Grille

Deal: Beer buckets for $12 (Bud Lite, Miller Lite, Rolling Rock or Yuengling Lager), homemade chicken tortilla soup with sour cream and crispy tortillas for $2 a cup and $4 a bowl
16 S. Second St., Philadelphia, PA, 19106

Taproom on 19th

Deal: Founders Pints for $4. From 5 to 7 p.m. happy hour specials will be $2-off draughts, $1-off bottles/cans and half-price wings and cauliflower.
Location: 2400 S. 19th St., Philadelphia, PA 19145 

The Little Lion

Deal: $5 Spiked Hot Cocoa, Smore's Hot Cocoa and Maple Butter Hoecake Latte 
Location: 243 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106