Last week, the Pennsylvania senate voted to allow the sale of to-go cocktails in the state of Pennsylvania. And as of Thursday, May 21, the legislation has been signed by Governor Wolf and is now legal!

Under the new law, restaurants, bars and hotels who hold R and H liquor licenses, lost more than 25 percent of their average monthly sales, and also sell prepared meals for takeout can sell mixed drinks in sealed containers. Containers must be “sealed” (it could be as simple as a soda cup top with the hole taped over), and drink sizes will be limited to between 4 oz. and 64 oz. (Meaning, no shots.) Customers do no have to buy food when buying drinks. These new rules are temporary – valid only during the state’s current “disaster emergency” and mitigation plan that follows (the red and yellow phases of Wolf’s reopening plan).

The following restaurants in the city of Philadelphia and out on the Main Line are just some of the many that have been eagerly awaiting this news. And they’ve already announced their first menus for to-go cocktail service!

For Leda and the Swan and Wine Dive, the shut-down from the global pandemic was a huge blow as both bars had just opened weeks before to huge fanfare and critical praise.

“Leda and the Swan was one of the last hospitality concepts to open before this crisis hit – opening our doors just weeks before the shut-down,” said Glu Hospitality’s Derek Gibbons. “Opening any restaurant, bar and lounge is a major investment and to close at such a fragile time was devastating. We are thrilled we can return and begin the recovery process.”

For Stove and Tap, Al Pastor and The Bercy, the four locations by Stove and Co Restaurant Group will see new opportunity to continue to recover at their giant suburban locations and add cocktails to their offerings of food. Craft Concepts Group and Teddy Sourias will bring back to life his well established and popular brands all under one roof to start, including Tradesman’s, Bru, and and the instagram-worthy Blume (and their pour over “now you can make at home” cotton candy cocktail).

“Craft Concepts Group and our properties have been shuttered since this crisis began – with nearly 350 employees affected by the shut-down,” said Craft Concepts Group owner Teddy Sourias. “We applaud the state of Pennsylvania for seeing how important this change was to the economic recovery of restaurants across the state. We will open our brands for the first time this weekend in special anticipation of this exciting news. Look for BRU, Blume, Finn McCool’s and Tradesman’s all to return to the Center City hospitality scene this week with food and beer through our Tradesman’s venue, with cocktails to come the minute they are legal and signed into law.”

For FCM Hospitality who has been operating out of Rosy’s Taco Bar, this represents a major win as owner Avram Hornik also continues to push for exploration for the safe re-opening for restaurants for outdoor dining. Hornik will also make a major announcement in the next few weeks about re-opening of other properties.

The list below represents just some of the first of legal to-go cocktails that have been announced as ready to go when they’re allowed! We’re sure that once things become official, many more restaurants will follow suit with announcing their menus.

(Wine Dive. Photo provided by Aversa PR.)

WINE DIVE

1506 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
(267) 900-9463
These are Offered from 3 p.m.- 8 p.m. for now Wednesday – Sunday

Strawberry Wine Punch, 8oz $8 $ 32oz $32
Moscato, Strawberry Purée, Sprite, Fresh Strawberry

Champagne Punch, 8oz $8 $ 32oz $32
Fresh Mint, honey syrup, lime, pineapple juice, aged rum, grapefruit bitters, sparkling wine

Everything’s Coming Up Rosé, 8oz $8 $ 32oz $32
chilled rose, lillet, hibiscus tea, lemon, simple, aperol, grapefruit

Pomegranate-Ginger Spritz, 8oz $8 $ 32oz $32
angostura, pomegranate juice, brandy, ginger liquor, dry sparkling, club

BUD & MARILYN’S

1234 Locust Street, Philadelphia
215-546-2220

Bud & Marilyn’s is kicking things off with options such as Blood Orange Margarita ($8), Negroni for 2 ($18), Regal Beagle for 2 ($18), Moscow Mule for 2 ($18), and the super popular Frosé. The frosé sold out within an hour of them posting the news on Facebook!

 

HAWTHORNES BEER CAFE

738 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 627-3012

Bloody Mary, full Of Grace, 8oz $8 $ 25oz $24
Tito’s, house blend of Bloody Mary goodness

Mimosa Kit, 25oz bottles $35
Touraine Brit with two juice options
blood orange & regular fresh squeezed Natalie’s OJ juice co.

Lavender Aviation, 4oz $10 & 13oz $30
Gin, maraschino, creme de violette & lemon

Maple Old Fashioned, 4oz $10 & 13oz $30
Bourbon, maple simple, butters, orange peel

Negroni, 4oz $10 & 13oz $30
Bluecoat gin, vermouth, Campari & orange

Bourbon pear smash, 4oz $10 & 13oz $30
Heaven Hill bourbon, pear, ginger, lemon

Tequila-mezcal bomb, 4oz $10 & 13oz $30
tequila, mezcal, lime, spicy simple, maybe cranberry

Black manhattan, 4oz $10 & 13oz $30
Rittenhouse rye, Averna, cherry bitters

Honey-Rosemary Lemonade, 8oz $8 $ 32oz $32
vodka, lemon, honey-rosemary simple

Passion Fruit Punch,. 8oz $8 $ 32oz $32
light rum, spiced rum, passion fruit nectar, pineapple, orange, lemon

Cucumber-Spice Limeade, 8oz $8 $ 32oz $32
gin, cucumber-jalapeño simple, lime

Strawberry-Basil Smash, 8oz $8 $ 32oz $32
tequila, lime, strawberry basil simple, muddled strawberry

(Leda and the Swan. Photo provided by Aversa OR.)

LEDA AND THE SWAN

Cocktails will sell out of Vesper and Hunnies Crispy Chicken location
223 S Sydenham St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
(267) 214-0086

$36 serves 4. Cocktails to go will be available Tues-Sun 2 p.m. -8 .pm.
Purchase through WeCooked.com, pick up at Vesper Center City.

Shiro – Mezcal, ginger syrup, lemon, togarashi
Lilith – Tequila, Beet Shrub, Lemon, Sea Salt
Trobairitz – Grey Goose, Sparkling Wine, Pink Peppercorn syrup, Yuzu Bergamot Tincture
Manhattan – Bourbon, Carpano Classico, Angostura
Solace – Ketel One, Lillet Rose, Orange Bitters
Bijou – Gin, Green Chartreuse, Carpano Classico
Old Fashioned – Rye, Madagascar Vanilla, Angostura
Tequila Old Fashioned – Anejo, Madagascar Vanilla, Angostura

(Blackberry Smash from Harper’s Garden. Photo provided by AVersa PR.)

HARPER’S GARDEN

Cocktails will sell out of Rosy’s Taco Bar location
2220 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 858-4561

Cucumber and mint syrup with fresh Lime Juice.
Pick your liquor for this cocktail:
Titos Vodka $26.00 for five servings
Stateside Vodka $26.00 for five servings
Bluecoat Gin $26.00 for five servings
Jim Beam Bourbon $26.00 for five servings

Blackberry Smash –
Homemade Blackberry and Strawberry Syrup with Fresh Lemon Juice
Pick your liquor for this cocktail:
Titos Vodka $26.00 for five servings
Stateside Vodka $26.00 for five servings
Bluecoat Gin $26.00 for five servings
Jim Beam Bourbon $26.00 for five servings

Bloody Mary –
Tomato Juice, Butcher Cut Black Pepper, Celery Salt, Lemon Juice, Lime Juice, Guindilla Pepper Puree, Horseradish, Worcestershire, Malt Vinegar, Sriracha, Ghost Pepper Sauce, blended Cucumbers
Pick your liquor for this cocktail:
Titos Vodka $26.00 for four servings
Stateside Vodka $26.00 for four servings
Bluecoat Gin $26.00 for four servings
Jim Beam Bourbon $26.00 for four servings

ROSY’S TACO BAR

2220 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 858-4561

Rosy’s Taco Bar will serve the following margaritas and also offer a full bar of standard bar drinks that will be added to the website.

Rosy’s Red Sangria
Wine, Blackberry Brandy, Triple Sec, OJ, Sprite, Fresh fruit.
$20.00

Pricing Pints – Classic
House Tequila $24.00
Premium Tequila $30.00
Lime & salt are included. Add ice. Serves 4

Pricing Pints – Flavored
House Tequila $25.00
Premium Tequila $31.00
Lime & salt are included. Add ice. Serves 4

Rosys Classic Margarita Pint
Rosys Strawberry Margarita Pint
Rosys Blood Orange Margarita Pint
Rosys Habanero Margarita Pint

Pricing Quarts – Classic
House Tequila $48.00
Premium Tequila $60.00
Lime & salt are included. Add ice. Serves 8

Pricing Quarts – Flavored
House Tequila $50.00
Premium Tequila $62.00
Lime & salt are included. Add ice. Serves 8

Rosys Classic Margarita Quart
Rosys Strawberry Margarita Quart
Rosys Blood Orange Margarita Quart
Rosys Pineapple Margarita Quart

TRADESMAN’S

1322 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
tradesmansphl.com
Cocktails will be offered through Tradesman’s Take Out window 7 days a week between 3 p.m and 8 p.m. Ordering will need to be done over the phone at Tradesman’s at 267-457-3994.

Tradesman’s will open for the first time since this crisis on Thursday, May 14, 2020 for food and drink. Under the Tradesman’s venue, Craft Concepts Group will feature other food, drinks and beer from BRU, Blume, Uptown Beer Garden, Finn McCool’s and even Tinsel.

“Tradesmarked” $18 serves three
Manatawny Whiskey, Maple Simple, Orange Bitters, Smoked Bacon

“PB&J” $22 serves five to six
Skrewball Whiskey, Acai Berry EmergenC, Simple Syrup

BLUME

Served at Tradesman’s, 1322 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Cocktails will be offered through Tradesman’s Take Out window 7 days a week between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Ordering will need to be done over the phone at Tradesman’s at 267-457-3994.

“Tropical Cloud” $22 serves four
Cotton Candy fresh-made at Tradesman’s to pour over.
Three Bitches Vodka, Coco Lopez, Pineapple Juice, Lime Juice, Coconut Red Bull

“Paloma Pouch” $13 oversize serves one
Altos Tequila, Lime, Grapefruit Juice

“Freeze Pop” $9 serves one
Frozen alcoholic freeze pop.
Hidden River Gin, Blueberry Simple Syrup, Lemonade

THE BERCY

7E Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003
(610) 589-0500
All cocktails are $30. Old fashioneds are 16oz, everything else is 32oz.

The Bercy – housemade vanilla vodka, Chambord, pineapple juice
Dark & Fancy – Gosling’s dark rum, Canton ginger liqueur, lime juice
St. Germain Margarita – Tequila, St. Germain, house sour mix
Montreal Old Fashioned Kits – bourbon, house maple simple, luxardo cherries & orange twist
Ardmore Fish House Punch – cognac, spiced rum, spices, lemon
Mai Tai – light & dark rum, orgeat, lime juice

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