Food and drink on display at Las Bugambilias

Old City Eats

Old City District showcases its thriving dining scene during the summer months with Old City Eats! 

Summer Small Plates & Drinks

OLD CITY EATS RETURNS FOR FIFTH SUMMER AFTER TWO-YEAR HIATUS
EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH AUGUST 25TH

 

Old City District showcases its thriving dining scene with the return of Old City Eats! Old City Eats kicks off on Thursday, May 26th, 2022, and happens every Thursday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm  through August 25th, 2022. More than 20 participating restaurants, bars, and eateries will offer discounted small plates, craft cocktails, and beers. 

Old City Eats spotlights the best of Old City’s culinary scene all summer long, 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. 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. 

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.

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 FIFTEEN new Old City Eats participants: The Bourse Food Hall’s Abunai Poke, Freebyrd Chicken, Grubhouse, Rebel Taco, and Scoop DeVille, plus Brownie’s Irish Pub, Café Couleur, Campo’s Cheesesteaks, Cray Taste, Kick Axe Throwing, La Peg, Las Bugambilias, Malooga Middle Eastern Cuisine, Spasso Italian Grill, and Stratus Lounge!

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.

Old City Eats Participant List – (*) denotes Block Party Participants

Abunai Poke
The Bourse Food Hall, 111 S. Independence Mall E
https://theboursephilly.com/
https://www.hiabunai.com/ 
New to Old City Eats this year

Old City Eats
Abunai Signature Poke Bowl ($12)
 

Amada*
217 Chestnut Street
215-625-2450
https://philadelphia.amadarestaurant.com/ 

Old City Eats Menu:
Small Plate: Gambas: Garlic Shrimp $10
Cocktail: Spanish Mojito $8 featuring Bacardi Ocho
Beer: Night Shift Brewing, Whirlpool Hazy Pale Ale Cans

Brownie’s Irish Pub*
46 S. 2nd Street
215-238-1222
https://browniesirishpub.com/ 
New to Old City Eats this year

Small plate: $1 hot dog
Cocktail: Featured cocktail
 
Café Couleur
323 Arch Street
https://www.facebook.com/cafecouleurphilly/ 
https://www.instagram.com/cafecouleurphilly/ 
Open until 6:00pm
New to Old City Eats this year

Old City Eats Menu:
Small Plate: Half bahn Mì meat (pork) or vegan (jackfruit) $5, Small spaghetti squash salad with shrimp or vegan jackfruit $5

Campo’s Philly Cheesesteaks
214 Market Street
215-923-1000
https://camposdeli.com/ 
New to Old City Eats this year

Old City Eats Menu:
$3 Nite Lite, Santilli, Whirlpool, and The 87 with the purchase of any sandwich!

Cray Taste
118 Market Street
267-886-9014
https://craytaste.com/ 
 
Old City Eats Menu:
$10 Cray Bang wings with fries 
$10 Cray Bang Cauliflower with fries
$4 Chicken or Fish Taco 
 

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar*
10 S. 2nd Street
215-627-0666
http://www.cubalibrerestaurant.com/en/philadelphia/

Old City Eats Menu:
Small Plate: Tuna Ceviche Nikkie $7 plus our Full Happy Hour menu  
Cocktail: rotating featured mojito every week $6
Beer: Night Shift Brewing, Santilli American IPA Cans $6

Freebyrd Chicken*
The Bourse Food Hall, 111 S. Independence Mall E.
http://theboursephilly.com/ 
https://www.freebyrdchicken.com/

Old City Eats:
Small plate: Freebyrd Chicken Sandwich, $5
Cocktail: Bacardi Mule
Beer: Featured Night Shift Brewing Beer
 

Khyber Pass Pub*
56 S. 2nd Street
215-238-5888
http://www.khyberpasspub.com/ 

Old City Eats Menu:
Small Plate: TBA
Cocktail: Cocktail featuring Cazadores Blanco
Beer: Night Shift Brewing Nite Lite American Light Lager Draft

Kick Axe Throwing*
232 Market Street
(800) 850-6756
https://www.kickaxe.com/philly
New to Old City Eats this year

Old City Eats Menu:
Small Plate: Pork Sliders with Night Shift Brewing beer cheese on a Pretzel bun
Cocktail: Painkiller Cocktail featuring Bacardi Coconut Rum, Dark Rum, Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice, Nutmeg $7
Beer: Night Shift Brewing Beer $5
 

La Peg
140 N. Columbus Boulevard
(215) 375-7744
http://lapegbrasserie.com/
New to Old City Eats this year

Old City Eats Menu:
Small Plate: Chickpea & Cauliflower Smashburger  $11 (Crispy smash patty, American cheese, spicy pickles, “The Sauce”, lettuce (V)), Fried Cheese Curds  $10 (Crispy, Melty, & Gluten Free, marinara (V))
Cocktail: Cazadores Blanco, passionfruit juice, cucumber juice, ginger ale $10
Beer:  Night Shift Brewing, Whirlpool Hazy Pale Ale Cans $6

Las Bugambilias
15 S. 3rd Street
267-239-5673
https://www.lasbugambiliasphilly.com/
New to Old City Eats this year

Old City Eats Menu:
Small Plate: Ceviche Tostada, $7: tilapia cooked with fresh lime juice, tomato, red onion, jalapeno and cilantro aquacate on a single tostada; Chicken Flautas, $7: two crispy taquitos filled with chicken, salsa verde, queso fresco topped with Mexican crema; Pastor Tacos, $7: two grilled pork tacos topped with achiote and pineapple; Cochinita Tacos, $7: two pulled pork tacos with marinated achiote; Quesadilla Poblano, $7: single quesadilla filled with queso chihuahua, poblano peppers and spinach; Churros, $6: two house-made pâte à choux rolled in cinnamon sugar; Chicken Nachos, $9: house-made corn tortilla chips with chicken, beans and jalapeno smothered with queso chihuahua. 
Cocktail: Bugambilias Margarita, $11: Cazadores Blanco, Combier d'Orange, fresh lime juice. La Chachalaca, $11: Cazadores Blanco, Chambord, mango nectar, fresh lime, muddled blackberries, topped with nutmeg and fresh mango. Angelita Azul, $11: Cazadores Blanco, Combier Liqeur de Rose, fresh lime juice, house-made blueberry syrup, soda, topped with fresh blueberries. 

Lucha Cartel
207 Chestnut Street
(267) 761-9209
https://www.luchacartel.com/

Old City Eats Menu:
Small Plate: Philly Taco: Steak, cactus, grilled onion & shoestring potatoes topped with Chihuahua, Monterrey & cheddar cheeses.  $5

Malooga Middle Eastern Cuisine
134 Chestnut Street
267-822-2327
https://maloogacatering.com/
 
 Old City Eats Menu:
Lamb Haneeth Small Plate ($10) : Slow-roasted lamb seasoned to perfection served over long-grain rice and garnished with nuts and raisins. Side of Malooga's signature Sauce
Chicken Mandi Small Plate ($8) : Slow oven roasted chicken served over long-grain mandi rice and garnished with nuts and raisins. Side of Malooga's signature Sauce
Falafel Salad ($6.50) : Crispy Falafel Patties served with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, onions, tahini Sauce
(Iced Adani Chai) & Iced Lemonade, Yemeni Edition for $2
 

National Mechanics
22 S. 3rd Street
(215) 701-4883
https://www.nationalmechanics.com/ 

Old City Eats Menu:
Small Plate: National Veggie Burger sliders with lettuce, tomato & cheddar cheese with cashew chipotle sauce (Vegetarian).  2 sliders for $5
Cocktail: The Pink Flamingo: Bacardi Silver, Campari, Pineapple juice, Lime juice, simple syrup

Nick’s Bar & Grille*
16 S. 2nd Street
215-928-9411
https://nicksroastbeefbarandgrille.com/ 

Old City Eats Menu:
Small Plate: Nachos $7, add steak, chicken or pulled pork add $5
Cocktail: Margaritas for $9 featuring Cazadores Blanco
Beer: Night Shift Brewing, Santilli American IPA Cans, $5

The Olde Bar*
125 Walnut Street
215-253-3777
http://theoldebar.com/ 

Old City Eats Menu:
Small Plate: Mini Seafood Rolls (one of each): fried calamari, shrimp salad, Fried Oyster $8
Cocktail: EASY STREET: Gin, St. Germain, Lemon, Cucumber - $14
Beer:  Night Shift Brewing, Whirlpool Hazy Pale Ale Cans $7

The Plough & the Stars*
123 Chestnut Street, Entrance on 2nd Street
215-733-0300
http://ploughstars.com/ 

Old City Eats Menu:
Small Plate: Lamb Lollies served in our home made mint sauce for $10
Cocktail: Partly Cloudy - Bacardi Spiced Rum & Ginger Beer $10
Beer: Night Shift Brewing, Santilli American IPA Cans, $5.50

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor
215-238-0499
http://www.positanocoast.net/

Old City Eats Menu:
Small Plate: Smoked Salmon Flatbread: capers, hummus, tomato, arugula $7
Cocktail: Rum Fresca, Bacardi Superior Rum, fresh lemon, basil agave $6
Beer: Night Shift Brewing Fluffy Draft $5

Rebel Taco*
The Bourse Food Hall, 111 S. Independence Mall E.
http://theboursephilly.com/ 
https://rebeltaco.com/ 

Old City Eats: 
Small Plate: 10%-off house tacos 
Cocktail: Margarita featuring Cazadores
 

Sassafras*
48 S. 2nd Street
(215) 925-2317
http://sassafrasbar.com/

Old City Eats Menu:
Small Plate: House Made Irish Sausage Rolls: 2 pcs of Homemade Pork Sausage Baked in Puff Pastry with HP Sauce, $11
Cocktail: Barbados Redux: Bacardi Superior Rum, Velvet Falernum, Grapefruit Bitters, Fresh Lime Juice & Twist, $11
Beer:  Night Shift Brewing, Whirlpool Hazy Pale Ale Cans, $4

Scoop DeVille*
The Bourse Food Hall, 111 S. Independence Mall E.
http://theboursephilly.com/ 
https://scoopdevilleicecream.com/ 

Old City Eats:
$4 Suggested Blend
 

Spasso Italian Grill
34 S. Front Street
(215) 592-7661
http://spassoitaliangrill.com/ 
New to Old City Eats this year

Old City Eats Menu:
Small Plate: Mussels red or white sauce $9
Cocktail: Bacardi strawberry Mojito, (Bacardi, muddled fresh mint and lime, with puréed strawberries and topped with club soda), $12

Stratus Lounge
433 Chestnut Street
(215) 923-2267
https://stratuslounge.com/ 
New to Old City Eats this year

Old City Eats Menu:
Small Plate: Flatbread, cheese board, charcuterie board. $15-$18
Cocktail: Cocktail featuring Cazadores Blanco
Beer: Night Shift Brewing Fluffy Cans; $6

For the latest information as well as a list of activities and attractions to pair with Old City Eats, visit oldcitydistrict.org, follow @OldCityDistrict on Twitter, Like Old City District on Facebook and follow @oldcityphilly on Instagram!

A special thanks to our 2022 Old City Eats sponsors:

Logo of BacardiLogo of St-GermainLogo of CazadoresLogo of Night Shift Brewing with owl graphic