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Craft Cocktails Near Me: The Most Creative Drink Menus In Philly

By Chef Amanda Jackson

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Cocktails are arguably the dealbreaker when many of us build our itineraries for a fantastic night out. Philadelphia’s artistic pursuits go far beyond it’s vast and very Instagrammable collection of more than 2,000 outdoor murals. That creativity has spilled over into its nightlife in the form of handcrafted, artisanal cocktails that can only be described as a form of art itself.  Whether your pursuits consist of business or pleasure, enjoy a happy hour, night cap, or post-brunch libation at any one of these hotspots for the most creative drink menus in Philly!

 

Kensington Quarters

@kensingtonquarters | Instagram

Notable Cocktails:  Chef’s Little Helper, I Hate Drama, Have You Ever Been Hunted?

 

Bottle Bar East

@bottlebareast | Instagram

Notable Cocktails:  Moscow Winter, Juice “jawn” Martini, The Mirage

 

Frankford Hall

@frankfordhall | Instagram

Notable Cocktails:  Beerloma, Honey Hefe, Bier Sangria

 

Writer’s Block Rehab

@writerblockrehab | Instagram

Notable Cocktails:  Long Smoke, Classic Margarita, Midtown Queen Manhattan

 

Charlie Was A Sinner

@charlie_was | Instagram

Notable Cocktails:  Charlie’s Punch, Bonita Applebum, The Last Sunrise


 

In The Valley

@itvphilly | Instagram

Notable Cocktails:  Rum Johnnie, Rum, Honey Due, Rosa Muerta

 

The Upstairs Bar

@upstairstiki | Instagram

Notable Cocktails:  Basic Beach, Chupacabra, The Man O War

 

The Library Bar

@the_rittenhouse | Instagram

Notable Cocktails:  Cheshire Cat, The DoDo, The White Rabbit

 

1 Tippling Place

@1tpl | Instagram

Notable Cocktails:  Tequila Honeysuckle, Blackmail, Havanna Special

 

Cook and Shaker

@cookandshaker | Instagram

Notable Cocktails:  The Final Straw…Berry, Day At The Peach, Mules Rush In

 

Hop Sing Laundromat

@Jason P. | Yelp

I wish I could tell you more about this place, but the mystery is what truly makes Hop Sing Laundromat special.  Shrouded in secrecy, the website states that the venue never intended to advertise.  No phones or cameras are allowed inside.  Just trust me and the thousands of others who have walked through those iron gates and stepped back in time.

 

 

 

 

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