Okay foodies, this is one of the big events you’ve been waiting for. Old City Eats is back for 2023 and it will feature food and drink specials at your favorite Old City restaurants.
Old City will kick-off the summer long campaign with a special block party on June 1st on 2nd Street between Market and Chestnut Streets from 5:00-9:00pm. The Old City Eats Block Party will feature more than 10 Old City Eats participants. 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 live jazz at Sassafras Bar, and DJ B3bo and salsa dancers at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar. Salsa dancing performances will take place at 6:30pm and 7:30pm, followed by group lessons for guests. Plus, the Philadelphia Union will be on-hand with fun interactive activations. In addition Old City Eats participants will also offer food and drink specials at their respective locations from 5:00-7:00pm.
Other participating Old City Eats Block Party restaurants and bars include Amada, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, Khyber Pass Pub, Kick Axe Throwing, Nick’s Bar & Grille, The Olde Bar, The Plough & the Stars, Sassafras, plus three new Block Party participants: Las Bugambilias, Royal Boucherie, and Vista Peru.
After the block party Old City Eats will take place every Thursday from 4 pm – 7 pm through August 31st. Participating restaurants and barsinclude Amada, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, Khyber Pass Pub, Kick Axe Throwing, Las Bugambilias, Lucha Cartel, National Mechanics, Nick’s Bar & Grille, The Olde Bar, The Plough & the Stars, Positano Coast, Red Owl Tavern, Sassafras, Stratus Lounge plus SIX new Old City Eats participants: Amina, Franklin Social, Fringe Bar, Panorama, Royal Boucherie and Vista Peru.
New this year, Old City performing arts venues will offer discounts on tickets on select Thursday evenings through the summer including Arden Theatre Company, Christ Church Neighborhood House, and Philadelphia Film Society. This year’s Old City Eats sponsors are Bacardi, Brown Forman, Muller, Inc and Parkway Corporation. Visit oldcitydistrict.org for full list of specials.