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April 07, 2016

Where to find pints for $3 or less to celebrate National Beer Day

Back on April 7, 1933, a small step toward ending Prohibition took place

Back on April 7, 1933, a small step toward ending Prohibition took place. The Volstead Act was changed to legalize the sale of beer with as much as 3.2 percent alcohol.

Now, that might seem weak to us today, but it was reason for celebration then. Since then, April 7 has become unofficially known as National Beer Day.

Today, celebrate that magic 3.2 number by drinking beer for $3 or less. Find craft beers and local brews on draft, instead of the usual suspects, at most of the bars on this roundup.

All Day

El Poquito

The Chestnut Hill restaurant has only been open for dinner so far in 2016. To celebrate National Beer Day, however, the Mexican cantina and tequila bar will open for lunch and serve $3 drafts all day.

8201 Germantown Ave.
(267) 766-5372

Happy Hour

Buffalo Billiards 

This Old City bar is known for its pool tables, Skee-Ball and foosball, but it also has great Thursday drink specials. From 6-8 p.m. all drafts are $3, then from 9-11 p.m. local drafts will be $3.

118 Chestnut St.
(215) 574-7665

Khyber Pass Pub

Khyber is an Old City bar known for its impressive beer list. Drink $1.50 domestic bottles from 4-6 p.m., then splurge on a special brew to experience the best of both worlds.

56 S. Second St.
(215) 238-5888

Memphis Taproom

All local drafts at this Kensington beer bar are $3. The rotating taps feature unique brews from all around the country.

2331 E. Cumberland St.
(215) 425-4460


This Center City bar offers $3 draft beers between 5-7 p.m. and again between 10 p.m. and midnight.

1311 Sansom St.
(215) 545-0170

Smokin' Betty's

A happy-hour special at the Washington Square bar is a $3 featured draft that changes daily. Take a gamble, it could end up as your favorite beer.

116 S. 11th St.
(215) 922-6500

Whole Foods

Here's a place that you probably weren't expecting to celebrate National Beer Day, but both the Plymouth Meeting and Glen Mills locations will offer free beer tastings in their pubs from 5-7 p.m.

500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA
(610) 832-0010


475 Wilmington West Chester Pike, Glen Mills, PA
(610) 358-1133

Late Night


The Mediterranean restaurant and bar will offer $3 draft beers from 10:30 p.m. to midnight.

110 S. 13th St.
(215) 546-9300


From 10-11 p.m. find $3 drafts on the menu at this Spanish restaurant and bar.

105 S. 13th St.
(215) 922-6061