Can’t LIVE Without… A Happy Place and Time

Maybe it was my upbringing but when I first started working my first big girl in a big world job aka a 9-5 job, after work I usually headed home. On occasion I would meet with friends for dinner, but there was no happy hour. And then a few years passed, I got curious, I thoroughly enjoyed my coworkers who were either finishing up grad school like I was or wasn’t too far removed from grad school,  and I went to work and every couple of weeks accepted an invitation to Happy Hour. But….here’s the thing, I get that most people enjoy a good happy hour because it’s cheap liquor, but I enjoy it…well cause it’s budget friendly eats. At least the places I like. I  Can’t LIVE without happy time at a happy place!

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1709 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Happy Time 5pm-7pm
I don’t even know where to start.  There are a host of super delish $5.00 cocktails like the Amy Whine House, The Situation (made with skinnygirl vodka), The Snookie, Justin Timberlake, and the list goes on and on. Not to mention $3.00 eats like Cajun wings, nachos, edamame, fried pickles, and the list goes on.  And…they have Happy hour every single day. And I can’t wait for my later Happy Birthday Happy Hour here in a few weeks!!!!

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University City

3401 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Happy Time 4:30pm-6:30pm
I heart just about all things Mexican, authentic, or Americanized. MadMex is no different. There happy hour is known for the super big and uber cheap margaritas, a host of flavors watermelon, mango, peach, and raspberry to name a few. Add to it there chicken nachos that are meant to be shared (remember sharing is caring) or their homemade guac and chips. Yum!!! 
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Northern Liberties

1001 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Happy Time: 4pm-7pm
Whether you are after craft beers or a glass of wine,  a happy hour menu that includes amazing sliders and other half priced appetizers, and a post happy hour stroll to the piazza, Kings Oak is the place to go.  It’s definitely a great place of you want to venture out of center city Philadelphia but still feel like you’re in the thick of things.
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Where’s your happy place?
If you don’t have one, Philadelphia’s Center City Sips, Wednesday Night Happy Hours ate spots all over  the city runs through August 28th!

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