The hopping restaurant hub that surrounds the intersection of 13th and Sansom is buzzing with deals wherever you turn. Whether you swing through after work, head out late night or make Midtown Village your weekend destination, you’ll find specials on beer, wine and spirits, along with some of the best cheap eats in the city.
Vino is the specialty of the house at Jason Evenchik’s European wine bar, so you can be sure whatever is on special for $4 at the weekday 4 to 6 p.m. happy hour will be something good. Switch it up with a $5 glass of sangria or bubbly, or go rogue and enjoy $3 Yuenglings. Deals are available anywhere you sit, including the outdoor tables under the shade of the awning.
Skewers are just a buck and sliders go for $2 during the 5 to 7 p.m. weekday happy hour at this turquoise taverna run by a Greek brother-sister team. Sit at the bar and snack on $3 meatballs or rosemary fries, and put some pep in your mini Mediterranean getaway with $3 craft brews, $4 wines and $5 cocktails.
McGillin’s Olde Ale House
Duck into this 155-year-old family-run tavern after 5 p.m. to find different specials every day of the week. For example, on Wednesday you can get two for $1 tacos and $3 craft drafts, on Thursday enjoy $3 margaritas and $3 nachos, and on Saturday score $6.50 pitchers of PBR and $6 mini surf ‘n’ turf dinners.
Take a seat at the sleek bar or chef’s counter inside or sit at the colorful outdoor graffiti bar to take advantage of daily happy hour at Michael Schulson’s pan-Asian. From 5 to 7 p.m. on any day of the week, choose from an extensive collection of $3 and $4 eats — from Korean BBQ beef satay to crispy spring rolls to pork bao buns — to go with $4 wines, beer and a cocktail of the day.
Late night is when deals are found at Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s revamped modern Mexican. Stop in from 10:30 p.m. to midnight, Sunday through Thursday, to sip on $6 margaritas, $5 micheladas and $4 Negro Modelos while snacking on two for $5 tacos and $10 tortas. Bring friends and get the nightly flavor of “Kitchen Kool-Aid,” a sixth pan full of punch for $20.
You can have a special wood-fired pie for just $5 if you take a seat at the bar of Stalin Bedon and Tom Grim’s second Philadelphia pizzeria between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. weekdays and 10 p.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday. Match your pizza with $4 drafts or featured wines, available at $5 per glass or $25 for a whole bottle.
Charlie was a sinner
Vegan food doesn’t mean depriving yourself of pleasure at Nicole Marquis’ hip new hideaway, and it’s even easier to enjoy from 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays, when all “on toast” plates are $4 instead of $8. While you nibble, sip on $5 wines, $6 cocktails, or craft draft pours for $1 off.
Brü Craft & Wurst
This indoor beer garden with a pour-your-own tap system offers select European and American craft drafts for $4 from 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays, along with $5 wines, $5 well drinks, $4 huge Bavarian pretzels and other $5 starter plates. Get there before 5 p.m. to get 20 percent off bomber bottles of beer and single malt Scotches.