Finding a bar that has a happy hour deal is hardly a challenge, but finding a place that serves fine local brews and has a good selection of top-quality beer, as well as great food and entertainment is a little more challenging. With a little determination, however, you can enjoy some of the local brews and enjoy good company and good times without breaking the bank.
Happy hour is a time for rejoicing at Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse. A sports bar and grill with an earthy feel, Cavanaugh’s keeps an impressive array of local and domestic brews on tap for your enjoyment. Enjoy a dozen choices on tap or in bottle, including seasonal selections like 21st Amendment Watermelon Wheat and local options like PBC Pennsylvania Pale Ale. The menu is divided into Pale Lager, Wheat, Summer Seasonals, IPA, Pale Ale, Cider, Pilsner, Brown Ale, and Porter/Stout. There’s something here for everyone. Specials include half off the regular pub menu, and $2 off all beers Monday through Friday, from 5-7PM. For weekenders, Sunday night offers a late night happy hour from 10PM to 12AM. Other specials run all week long, so come in any day for a meal and some of the best suds in town.
The Perch Pub, located above the Avenue of the Arts, provides connoisseurs with ample opportunity to look out over the Avenue, enjoying a warm, welcoming atmosphere while sipping some of the finest suds in town. A self-proclaimed “relaxed, unpretentious pub”, Perch is full of smooth mahogany surfaces and brick. Fancy a game of billiards? Perch offers several entertainment opportunities such as pool and a large drop-down screen in the main dining room for major sports events. Monday through Friday, from 5-7PM, and Sunday’s from 8PM-10PM, all craft drafts are ½ price, making enjoying a truly special brew affordable. On Game Day, a bucket of domestic bottles is just $15. With 14 brews on tap, and 79 bottled choices, the options at the Perch are a cut above.
Monkey Wrench Mondays are not to be missed at the Irish Pol. Wear Pearl Jam gear for discounts from 5PM-2AM, and enjoy a wide selection of local brews. Prefer Grateful Dead to PJ? Come in on Tuesday evenings and bring your iPod to share your favorite GD tunes. Fancy a shot at fame yourself? The first Wednesday of the month is open mike night. Irish Pol is the only place in the area to have Odd Notion on tap, along with an impressive list of other choice suds. That includes specialties that simply aren’t available at other local bars, including DuClaw’s Misery, a medium-bodied full brew with a thick, rocky head and a strong, hoppy finish. Whether you prefer a good, stout ale, or a lighter brew, your palette will both be pleased by the food and drink specials at the Irish Pol.
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