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Old City District showcases its thriving dining scene with the return of Old City Eats. Old City Eats kicks off on Thursday, May 26, 2022, with an outdoor Block Party on 2nd Street between Market and Chestnut Streets from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. Old City Eats runs every Thursday through August 25, 2022 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. More than 20 participating restaurants, bars, and eateries will offer discounted seasonal small plates, craft cocktails, and beers. To see the menus and participating restaurants for Old City Eats and the Block Party, visit the website here.
“Our focus for Old City Eats is spotlighting the neighborhood’s impressive and evolving list of dining options,” said Old City District Executive Director Job Itzkowitz. “With more than 20 restaurants and bars participating, there’s something to appeal to every palette, including Italian, Irish, Cuban, Mexican, Spanish, and other global cuisines. We have as diverse of a culinary scene as anywhere in the city! Whether you visit an old favorite or experience something new, Old City Eats will take you on a culinary journey that will last all summer long.”
Old City Eats kicks off with the return of the outdoor Old City Eats Block Party on May 26th, with nearly a dozen Old City Eats restaurants serving outside under the blue skies and night stars. Stroll 2nd Street and enjoy live music as Old City showcases the wide variety of styles and flavors while highlighting some of the neighborhood’s best food and drinks! Enjoy Irish tunes at the Plough & the Stars, jazz at Sassafras Bar, and a DJ and salsa dancers at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar! Plus, The Bourse Food Hall will bring The Philly Keys dueling piano band for some lively and interactive sing-a-longs! Old City Eats participants will also offer food and drink specials at their respective locations. The full list of participating restaurants, along with their menus, is found at oldcitydistrict.org/oldcityeats.
Participating Old City Eats Block Party restaurants and bars include Amada, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, Khyber Pass Pub, Nick’s Bar & Grille, The Olde Bar, The Plough & the Stars, Sassafras, plus SIX new Block Party participants: The Bourse Food Hall’s Freebyrd Chicken, Grubhouse, Rebel Taco, and Scoop DeVille, plus Brownie’s Irish Pub and Vanderwende’s Ice Cream.
For the summer-long program, Old City Eats spotlights the best of Old City’s culinary scene that now includes over 100 restaurants, bars, coffee shops and other eateries. Old City Eats features food, cocktails and an atmosphere that will appeal to every taste including constant trendsetters like Amada and The Olde Bar, the ever-popular Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar and Stratus Lounge, neighborhood mainstays like Khyber Pass Pub and Sassafras Bar, and outdoor dining destinations like Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti and La Peg.
Offerings are designed to appeal to neighborhood locals, people looking to enjoy sips with their co-workers, and tourists exploring America’s most historic square mile.
Participating Old City Eats restaurants and bars include Amada, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, Khyber Pass Pub, Lucha Cartel, National Mechanics, Nick’s Bar & Grille, The Olde Bar, The Plough & the Stars, Positano Coast, Sassafras, plus TWELVE new Old City Eats participants: The Bourse Food Hall’s Freebyrd Chicken, Grubhouse, Rebel Taco, and Scoop DeVille, plus Brownie’s Irish Pub, Café Couleur, Campo’s Cheesesteaks, Kick Axe Throwing, La Peg, Las Bugambilias, Spasso Italian Grill, and Stratus Lounge!
This year’s Old City Eats sponsors are Bacardi, St-Germain, Cazadores Tequila, Night Shift Brewing, Parkway Corporation, and Block Party Community Sponsor The Bourse Food Hall.
Old City Eats dining and drink options may be updated during the summer by participating restaurants. Please check Old City District’s website, as well as with participating restaurants, for any changes.