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Top Late-Night Happy Hours In Philadelphia

Happy Hour is a beloved workweek tradition for many, but for some, it's just not possible to make it to a restaurant for those deals that typically fall between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Enter the "late-night happy hour," a special gift to night owls. Here's a list of the top spots in Philadelphia that offer exclusive drink and food specials starting at 9 p.m. or later.

Lolita Restaurant
106 S 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 546-7100

Restaurateurs Valerie Safran and Chef Marcie Turney bring Mexican street food to the Midtown Village at Lolita. The casual spot opened in 2004, but reopened in 2014 with a fresh look and new liquor license. The updated menu and relaxed vibe make it a great late night happy hour spot, with specials offered Monday through Thursday from 10 to 11 p.m. Enjoy drink specials like $3 Tecate, $5 house wine and $6 margaritas. If you're visiting with a group, order the "Kitchen's Koolaid" for $20. It's served in a sixth pan (a metal container used by chefs for mise en place) and serves four to five people. Food specials include two tacos for $5 (with the variety of taco changing daily), and a variety of $10 deals such as a roasted pork Cuban sandwich with fries. Also available is Lolita's version of the "Citywide Special" including a taco, a Tecate and a shot of tequila for $10.

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Barbuzzo (Credit: Michelle Hein)

110 S 13 St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 546-9300

Barbuzzo is another Midtown Village spot from the Marcie Turney/Valerie Safran duo, offering Mediterranean-style dishes and an extensive drink menu. As a gift to night owls, the full dinner menu is available until midnight with late night happy hour specials thrown in after 10:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. The drink and food options are bartender/chef's choice but include a $3 draft beer, $4 sangria and $5 wine as well as a $10 wood-fired pizza, pasta, house-ground burger and a veggie board.

Indeblue Indian Cuisine Restaurant
205 S 13 St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 545-4633

Located in the Midtown Village, Indeblue serves modern versions of authentic Indian cuisine. Happy hour is offered twice daily — from 5 to 7 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. to closing. Choose from a variety of small plates that range from $3 to $5, including options such as veggie samosas, naan pizza, chickpea-battered shrimp and tamarind barbecue pork samosa rolls. Enjoy your bite to eat while sipping select $4 beer, $5 wine and $5 cocktails like the "indebluetini," made with citrus vodka, mango, lemon and cardamom.

Doc Magrogan's Oyster House
3432 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 382-3474

With a commitment to offering the freshest hand-selected seafood, Doc Magrogan's offers a raw/steamer bar of mussels, oysters, clams, lobster, crab and shrimp that are flown in fresh every day. In addition, there are a number of appetizers, sandwiches and entrees to choose from at this Boston-style seafood house in University City. Visit between 10 p.m. and 12 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday and take a seat at the bar or one of the high-top tables to take advantage of late night specials. Dollar oysters are always popular, but there are also several favorites available for just $5. Seafood lovers have their choice of crab arancini, crispy fried calamari, Old Bay fries with crab and cheese fondue, lobster macaroni and cheese bites, blue crab deviled eggs and tempura-battered shrimp with an orange sesame glaze.  For those that stick to the land, there are buffalo tater tots with blue cheese, wings and a classic burger. Wash it all down with $4 house wines, $3 select pints and $3 call shots.

627 S. 3 St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 687-8512

Chefs Jason Cichonski and Chip Roman partnered to open Ela in Queen Village in late 2011. The menu has been described as both comforting and whimsical, a truly innovative modern American bar and restaurant. To get a sampling of the food at a fraction of entree prices, order from the bar bites menu. The late night bar menu is available Sunday from 9 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. With options like potato gnocchi "tots" with black truffle dip ($6), chickpea fries with goat cheese and tomato ($7), and General Tso's duck hearts with grilled broccoli for $9, this isn't your standard bar grub. Late night happy hour drink specials available Wednesday and Thursday from 10 p.m. to midnight include $3 select bottled and all draft beers, $5 wines and $6 select cocktails.

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Michelle Hein is the social media editor for a women's fashion company in Bucks County by day and a self-proclaimed food and drink fanatic by night and weekend. She enjoys attending wine classes, trying new recipes in the kitchen and going to old favorites and new restaurants alike in the Bucks County and Philadelphia area. If the writing gig doesn't pan out, she constantly dreams of owning her own bakery…perhaps connected to the restaurant/bar that her lawyer husband would love to open.
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