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August 02, 2017

10 ways to get your watermelon fix in Philly this summer

Watermelon is the ultimate summer food

Food & Drink Watermelon
Taproom on 19th watermelon salad Courtesy of Aversa PR & Events/PhillyVoice

Taproom on 19th is celebrating National Watermelon Day with a new salad.

Watermelon is the ultimate summer food. It's refreshing, it's juicy, and it's easy to add to numerous dishes and drinks.

This summer, get your watermelon fix at one of the local spots below. There are salads, cocktails and ceviche to try.

Watermelon Martini at Bonefish Grill

Bonefish Grill is celebrating National Watermelon Day on Thursday, Aug. 3, by offering $5 watermelon martinis at all participating locations. 

The drink is made with hand-muddled watermelon, cucumber-infused vodka and fresh sour mix, then garnished with frozen watermelon cubes.

To make the drink at home, use 1.5 ounces of vodka, two cucumber slices, 0.25 ounces of simple syrup, 0.5 ounces of fresh sour mix and two pieces of fresh watermelon.

Thursday, Aug. 3
$5 watermelon martinis
All participating Bonefish Grill locations


Watermelon Specials at Devil's Den

Devil's Den is throwing a National Watermelon Day party from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Dine on watermelon specials, like a new salad made with watermelon, arugula, sea salt and cotija cheese. 

The bar will have 21st Amendment Brewery's Hell or High Watermelon in cans and 21st Amendment Watermelon Funk, Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado and Terrapin Watermelon Gose on draft. 

There will be boozy watermelon popsicles and a watermelon mimosa, too.

Thursday, Aug. 3
5-11 p.m.
1148 S. 11th St.
(215) 339-0855


Summer Ceviche at Jet Wine Bar

Jet Wine Bar's summer ceviche is perfect for a hot day. 

Halibut, watermelon, jalapeño, cucumber, red onion and tomato make up the seafood dish.

1525 South St.
(215) 735-1116


Summer Salad at The Twisted Tail

This salad will be served during brunch, lunch and dinner at The Twisted Tail.

It's made with fresh watermelon and heirloom tomatoes with a Parmesan vinaigrette.

509 S. Second St.
(215) 558-2471


Watermelon Ricky at Morgan's Pier

Soak up the sun at the outdoor bar at Morgan's Pier while sipping on a Watermelon Ricky. The drink is made with 21st Amendment Ale and watermelon puree.

221 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

(215) 279-7134


Great Greased Watermelon Race at City Tap House University City

On Thursday, Aug. 3, at 5 p.m., the Great Greased Watermelon Race will take place on the bar's patio. The race/obstacle course will be supplemented with watermelon-themed beers from 21st Amendment, Terrapin and more.

City Tap House also offers a spicy watermelon margarita and a grilled watermelon salad with feta, black berries, red onion, radish, arugula, cherry tomato and cilantro lime vinaigrette.

Thursday, Aug. 3
5 p.m.
City Tap House University City
3925 Walnut St.


Watermelon Elyx at Ocean Prime

The Watermelon Elyx cocktail features Absolute Elyx, Uncle Val’s gin, basil simple syrup, watermelon puree, lime juice and ginger bitters.

124 S. 15th St.
(215) 563-0163



Watermelon Mint Collins at Bridget Foy's

Bridget Foy’s celebrates summer with the return of the Watermelon Mint Collins. This seasonal twist on the standard Tom Collins is made with a vodka or gin base, juicy watermelon, mint and lemon, then topped with club soda.

On Thursday, Aug. 3, it will be $5.

200 South St.
(215) 922-1813


The Waterloo at The Cambridge

Try the new Waterloo cocktail, which is made with Plymouth Gin, Campari, lemon juice and fresh watermelon. 

On Thursday, Aug. 3, it will be $5.

1508 South St.
(267) 455-0647



Watermelon Bleu Cheese Salad at Taproom on 19th

Taproom on 19th celebrates National Watermelon Day with the new Watermelon Bleu Cheese Salad.

The dish is made with fresh watermelon, bleu cheese crumbles, red onion and toasted pecans. 

It will be available all weekend but will be discounted on Thursday, Aug. 3.

2400 S. 19th St.
(267) 687-7817