A sign of the summer: Center City Sips returns

Center City Sips offers drink and appetizer deals at participating locations every Wednesday through August 27. (Abi Reimold / Staff Photographer)

The sun is shining, there’s (for once) low humidity and it’s starting to feel like summer here in Philly. The welcome arrival of warmer days and leisurely times is marked with the return of a hump day happy hour special.

Every Wednesday evening from now until Aug. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m., 80 city bars and restaurants bestow drink and appetizer specials through Center City Sips.

Sippers can enjoy $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers from any participating venue. This summer, Golia Vodka is the official sponsor, so you'll bet it’ll be used in selected cocktails.

With a wide selection of food and drink options from the many bars and restaurants involved, any palate will be satiated.

The Parking Authority offers free meter parking in Center City after 5 p.m. Wednesdays, except for rush-hour zones, which are free after 6:30 p.m.

The boundaries are from the Delaware River to the Schuylkill River and from Bainbridge St. to Spring Garden St.

This only applies to meter enforcement; other violations, such as stopping prohibited, or other unauthorized parking violations are enforced

Here’s just a few of the places you can get your sip on:

Bank and BourbonLoews Hotel, 1200 Market St. – 215.231.7300

Bistro St Tropez2400 Market St. – 215.569.9269

Brü Craft & Wurst – 1318 Chestnut St. – 215.800.1079

Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse1823 Sansom St. – 215.665.9500

Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse111 S 17th St. – 215.563.4810

Devil’s Alley – 1907 Chestnut St. – 215.751.0707

Fuji Mountain Japanese Restaurant2030 Chestnut St. – 215.751.0939

Garces Trading Company1111 Locust St. – 215.574.1099

Howl At The Moon258 South 15th St. – 215.546.4695

IndeBlue Restaurant & Bar205 S 13th St. – 215.545.4633

Irish Pub1123 Walnut St. – 215.925.3311

Max Brenner Chocolate by the Bald Man1500 Walnut St. – 215.344.8150

MilkBoy Philadelphia1100 Chestnut St. – 215.925.6455

Ocean Prime124 S 15th St. – 215.563.0163

Raven Lounge – 1718 Sansom St. – 215.840.3577

Sampan122 S 13th St. – 215.732.3501

Time – 1315 Sansom St. – 215.985.4800

Tequilas Restaurant1602 Locust St. – 215.546.0181

Vango Lounge & Skybar116 S 18th St. – 215.568.1020

Woody's Bar202 S 13th St. – 215.545.1893

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