(photo by Hughe Dillon)

Old City Eats is back – with a summer-long happy hour at a record 50 restaurants!

Old City District kicks off summer with the Old City Eats Block Party on Thursday, June 20th. Second Street will be closed down at Market from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. as dozens of Old City restaurants will serve up signature sips and tasty bites out on the street under the blue skies. The street will also come alive with live entertainment, bands and even an outdoor dueling piano performance.

(Photo by Kory Aversa)

The Block Party

Stroll 2nd Street and enjoy live music as Old City showcases the wide variety of styles and flavors while highlighting some of the neighborhood’s best food and drinks! Enjoy Irish tunes at the Plough & the Stars, and DJ Decybals joined by dancers from AlgoRhythm Studio at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar. Plus, Nauti Mermaid Crab House + Piano Bar will bring dueling pianos for some lively and interactive sing-a-longs. Old City Eats participants will also offer food and drink specials at their respective locations.

For 2019, look for the following to join the line-up for the block party: Amada, Baby Buns, Buddakan, Makhani Modern Indian, The Olde Bar, Pinch, Keating’s Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen and Vista Peru. New for the summer-long eats program, look for deals at Baby Buns, Buk Chon Korean Cuisine, Freebyrd Chicken, Glory Beer Bar & Kitchen, Grubhouse, Franklin Social, LALO, Makhani Modern Indian, Marmont Steakhouse, Mighty Melt, Philly’s Gourmet Steaks, Pinch, Pinot Boutique Wine Bar, Rebel Taco, Scoop DeVille and TAPS Fill Station.

A Summer of Happy Hours

After the kick-off party on June 20, Old City Eats will run every Thursday through August 29, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. More than 50 participating restaurants and bars will offer at least one half-priced small plate and discounted cocktails and beers featuring Bacardi, Powers Irish Whiskey, and Miller High Life. Check out the full list of participating restaurants, along with their menus here.  Old City Eats is sponsored in 2019 by AARP, Bacardi, Miller High Life, Parkway and Yelp.

More than 40 restaurants will offer half priced apps every Thursday during Old City Eats. (Photo by Kory Aversa.)

The Eats

Old City Eats spotlights the best of Old City’s culinary scene all summer long. Offerings are designed to appeal to neighborhood locals, people looking to enjoy sips with their co-workers, and tourists exploring America’s most historic square mile. Enjoy spots such as Buddakan, Franklin Social, Makhani Modern Indian and members of The Bourse Food Hall, plus constant trendsetters like Fork and High Street on Market. Remember to visit the ever-popular Continental and Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, neighborhood mainstays like Khyber Pass Pub and Nick’s Bar & Grille, and outdoor dining destinations like Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti and Keating’s Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen.

“Our focus for Old City Eats is spotlighting the neighborhood’s impressive and evolving list of dining options,” said Old City District Executive Director Job Itzkowitz. “With more than 40 restaurants and bars participating, there’s something to appeal to every palette, including Italian, Cuban, French, Mexican, Peruvian, British and other global cuisines. We have as diverse of a culinary scene as anywhere in the city! Whether you visit an old favorite or experience something new, Old City Eats will take you on a culinary journey that will last all summer long.”

No matter your taste, you’ll be able to find food, cocktails, and an atmosphere that’s what you’re looking for.

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