Center City Sips is returning this summer!

A beloved Philadelphia summertime tradition is back again! (And no, I don’t mean dumpster pools.)

Starting this past Wednesday, June 5th, and continuing through the whole sun-kissed extent of the season, Center City Sips will take to the streets of downtown every hump day between 5 and 7 in the evening, jazzing you up for the coming weekend and giving you something to shake up your workweek. Each Wednesday, some of the City of Brotherly Love’s hottest bars and eateries will offer special deals, exclusive food and drink offerings, and an excuse to party with your friends, family, or coworkers! Helping to beat the heat will be Effen Vodka, the official sponsor of this year’s event.

While over 80 different locations will be doling out $6 signature cocktails, $5 glasses of wine, and $4 beers, along with half-priced tapas and appetizers, each stop will feature the same Effen Vodka drinks. Per

According to the release, the cocktails will feature a few of Effen’s delicious flavors, their tasty repertoire includes Original, Black Cherry, Raspberry, Cucumber, Blood Orange and Green Apple, as well as the newly released Effen Rosé and Effen Yuzu Citrus. Philadelphians can also find recipes to the Effen Rosé Club Soda and the Effen Yuzu Citrus and Grapefruit Club Soda online as well, so everyone can bring the fun home with them.

Some of the well-loved restos and bars participating are Abe Fisher, Bar Bombon, Bellini Grill, Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse, Craftsman Row Saloon, Dilworth Park Café, Franky Bradley’s, Aki Nom Nom, Harp & Crown, Independence Beer Garden, Max Brenner, Opa, Sampan, SUGA by Susana Foo, Uptown Beer Garden, Woody’s Bar, and Yakitori Boy. Those are all traditional CC Sips favorites, but there are some newcomers this year as well. Joining the lineup: Continental Midtown, Giuseppe & Sons and Iron Hill Brewery.

Gather up your #summersquad and enjoy a cool drink and some great eats downtown this summer!


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