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 SIXTH SUMMER 
EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH AUGUST 31ST
KICK-OFF BLOCK PARTY ON THURSDAY, JUNE 1ST

Old City District showcases its thriving dining scene with the return of Old City Eats! Old City Eats kicks off on Thursday, June 1, 2023, with an outdoor Block Party on 2nd Street between Market and Chestnut Streets from 5:00-9:00pm.  

Old City Eats runs every Thursday through August 31, 2023 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Twenty participating restaurants, bars, and eateries will offer discounted small plates, cocktails, and beers. 

The outdoor Old City Eats Block Party on June 1st 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 by the Elijah Cole Trio, performing 6:00-7:00pm and 8:00-9:00pm. Plus, don't miss 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! The Philadelphia Union will also be on site with a fun interactive activation! Old City Eats participants will also offer food and drink specials at their respective locations from 5:00-7:00pm. The full list of participating restaurants, along with their menus, is found at oldcitydistrict.org/oldcityeats.

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! Plus, Wax + Wine will offer a candle making special on Thursday evenings!
 
This year’s Old City Eats sponsors are Bacardi, Brown Forman, Muller, Inc and Parkway Corporation.

This year's Old City Eats Block Party Corporate Partners are NRG Energy and TD Bank!

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!

Participating Old City Eats restaurants and bars through the summer include 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!

Old City Eats dining and drink options, and ticket promotions, may be updated, modified, or withdrawn during the summer by participating restaurants and establishments. Please check Old City District’s website, as well as with participating restaurants and establishments, for any changes. Participating restaurants and establishments are solely responsible for fulfillment of their menu offers and other promotions.

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

Amada* 
217-219 Chestnut Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19106 
215-625-2450 
https://www.amadarestaurant.com/  
Block Party Menu: 
Herb Crusted Seared Tuna, Boquerone Aioli $7 
Spanish Mojito: Citrus-Infused Bacardí Rum, Mint, Lime, Seltzer $10 
Thursday Menu: 
Gambas Al Ajillo Garlic Shrimp, Parsley, Lemon $9 
Spanish Mojito: Citrus-Infused Bacardí Rum, Mint, Lime, Seltzer $10 
Spanish Manhattan: Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Lustau Sweet Vermouth, Spanish Bitters $15 
Yards Star Jockey IPA  
 
Amina 
104 Chestnut Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19106 
267-324-3745 
https://www.aminaphilly.com/  
Thursday Menu: 
Cheesesteak Beignets  
Apricot Daquiri with Bacardí Ocho 
Summer Old Fashioned with Woodford Reserve 
Simply Lemonade 
 
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar* 
10 S. 2nd Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19106 
215-627-0666 
https://www.cubalibrerestaurant.com/index.php?/en/philadelphia  
Block Party Menu: 
Chicken De La Casa empanada with aji amarillo sauce $7 
2oz Mango Butter Jar $5 
Rum De Coco featuring Bacardí Coconut (Patrón Citronge Orange, orange juice, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, and guarapo) In fresh coconut: $15 / Regular cup: $12 / Refills in coconut: $10 
Spiked Honey Lemonade featuring Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey (Blood orange, agave, lime, and guarapo): In fresh coconut $15 / Regular cup $12 / Refills in coconut $10 
Classic Mojito: In fresh coconut $15 / Regular cup $12 / Refills in coconut $10 
Miller Lite; bottle; $7 
Additional non-alcoholic drinks: Coconut water: In fresh coconut $10 / Regular cup $6 
Limonada Rosa: In fresh coconut $10 / Regular cup $5 
Bottled water: $4 
Thursday Menu: 
Full HH menu extended from 4-7pm 
Pineapple Guacamole Cubano (Vegetarian) Plantain chips, $6 
Yuca fries (Vegetarian) Cilantro-caper allioli, $6 
Tostones (Vegetarian) Dijon-mojo, $6 
Spinach Manchego Buñuelos (Vegetarian) Goat cheese crema, $7 
Barrio Chino Chicken Wings, Sweet chili dipping sauce $7 
Bolitas de Yuca (Vegetarian) Lemon-mayonnaise sauce, $7 
Croquetas, Traditional creamy chicken and ham & cheese, Mustard BBQ and dijon-garlic mojo, $7 
Mamá Amelia's Empanadas, Aji sour cream. Choice of one: Beef Picadillo, Chicken De La Casa, Queso (Vegetarian) $7 
Rum De Coco: Bacardí Coconut, Patrón Citronge Orange, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Fresh Lime Juice, and Guarapo $10 
Spiked Honey Lemonade: Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Blood Orange, Agave, lime, and Guarapo $10 
Miller Lite; bottle; $6 
 
Franklin Social 
401 Chestnut Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19106 
215-931-4260 
https://www.franklinsocialphilly.com/  
Thursday Menu: 
Chicken quesadillas, and carnitas tostadas 
The Explorer: Bacardí Coconut, cream of coconut, pineapple, green chartreuse, lime juice 
St. James Rye: Woodford Reserve Rye, St-Germain, lime 
Yards Star Jockey IPA 
 
Fringe Bar 
140 N. Columbus Boulevard 
Philadelphia, PA 19106 
(215) 375-7744 
https://fringebarphilly.com/  
Thursday Menu: 
$7 cheese curds, gluten free!, and served with marinara 
$7 Jungle Bird, Bacardí Rum, Demerara syrup, Campari, lime juice, pineapple juice 
$7 Jack Daniel’s and Coke cans  
$4 Peroni 
 
Khyber Pass Pub* 
56 S. 2nd Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19106 
215-238-5888 
https://www.khyberpasspub.com/  
Block Party Menu: 
House made andouille hot dog, Zapp’s chips (various flavors) vegan onion dip  
Grey Goose lemonade  
Blueberry Bourbon Bramble with Gentleman Jack  
Yards Star Jockey IPA 
Thursday Menu: 
Creole Marinated Shrimp Salad $7.50 (Served with roasted tomatoes, celery, and saltines) 
Khyber High Ball $12 (Grey Goose, lemon, Campari, St Elder, Angostura, club soda) 
Blueberry bourbon bramble $14 (Gentleman Jack, house-made blueberry jam, lemon juice, angostura bitters, club soda) 
Yards Star Jockey IPA $7 
 
Kick Axe Throwing Philadelphia 
232 Market Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19106 
800-850-6756 
https://www.kickaxe.com/philly 
Block Party Menu: 
Jack Daniel’s BBQ Baked Wings, 10 for $10 
Painkiller: Goslings Black Rum, Bacardí Coconut Rum, OJ Pineapple Juice, and Nutmeg $10 
Miller Lite 16oz $4 
Arnold Palmer Spiked $5 
Jack Daniel’s and Coke Cans $7 
Thursday Menu: 
Jack Daniel’s BBQ Baked Wings, 10 for $10 
Painkiller: Goslings Black Rum, Bacardí Coconut Rum, OJ Pineapple Juice, and Nutmeg $10 
Kick Axe Honey Basil Lemonade (Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Homemade fresh lemonade, Basil Garnish) $10 
Miller Lite 16oz $4 
Arnold Palmer Spiked $5 
Jack Daniel’s and Coke Cans $7 
 
Las Bugambilias*  
15 S. 3rd Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19106 
267-239-5673 
https://lbphilly.com/  
Block Party Menu: 
Chips + salsas + guacamole, Churros and Tamales 
Daiquiri de fresa (Bacardí rum, strawberry syrup and fresh lime) $11 
White sangria fortified with Jack Daniel’s Honey Whiskey 
Yards Star Jockey IPA 
Thursday Menu: 
Cochinita Tacos (Two achiote pulled pork tacos with onion and cilantro) $7 
Pastor Tacos (Two achiote grilled pork tacos with pineapple, onion and cilantro) $7 
Chicken Flautas (Two crispy corn taquitos filled with chicken, topped with salsa verde, queso fresco and Mexican crema) $7 
Quesadilla Poblano (A single flour quesadilla filled with queso Chihuahua, spinach and poblano peppers) $7 
Ceviche Tostada (Tilapia with fresh lime juice, topped with tomato, red onion, jalapeno and cilantro aquacate on a corn tostada) $7 
Chicken Nachos (Corn tortilla chips with chicken, black beans and jalapeno, smothered with queso Chihuahua) $8 
Churros (Two house-made pâte à choux rolled in cinnamon sugar) $5 
Daiquiri de fresa (Bacardí rum, strawberry syrup and fresh lime) $11 
White sangria fortified with Jack Daniel’s Honey Whiskey 
Yards Star Jockey IPA can $6 
 
Lucha Cartel 
207 Chestnut Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19106 
(267) 761-9209 
https://www.luchacartel.com/ 
Thursday Menu: 
Lucha Nachos - Tortilla chips, melted cheese, black beans, corn, jalapeno, pico de gallo, onion, cilantro, radish & crema (Vegetarian, Gluten Free) $7 
Cazadores 1862 Magarita with Cazadores Blanco, St-Germain, fresh lime juice and simple syrup $12 
Jack Daniel's Honey Jalapeño Whiskey Lemonade  $9 
Miller Lite bottle  $5 
 
National Mechanics 
22. S. 3rd Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19106 
215-701-4883 
https://www.nationalmechanics.com/  
Thursday Menu: 
Plantain chips & Guac (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)  $5 
Bacardí 8 Rum Old Fashioned  $12 
South Side with Fords Gin, fresh lime juice, mint and simple syrup  $12 
Miller Lite bottle  $6 
 
Nick’s Bar & Grille* 
16 S. 2nd Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19106 
215-928-9411 
https://nicksroastbeefbarandgrille.com/  
Thursday Menu: 
Nachos 
Angel’s Envy cocktails 
Jack Daniel's cocktails 
Miller Lite 16oz Cans 
 
The Olde Bar* 
125 Walnut Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19106 
215-253-3777 
https://www.theoldebar.com/  
Block Party Menu: 
2 Piece Shrimp Cocktail - $4 
Easy Street (Fords Gin, St-Germain, Lemon, Cucumber) $14 
Miller Light 16oz Can 
Thursday Menu:  
5 Piece Shrimp Cocktail $8 
Easy Street (Fords Gin, St-Germain, Lemon, Cucumber) $14 
Girl's Night Out (Grey Goose Vodka, Lemon, Orange, Hibiscus Tea, Sparkling Wine) $15 
Miller Lite 
 
Panorama  
14 N. Front Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19106 
(215) 922-7800 
www.PanoramaWineBar.com 
Hen of the Woods Mushroom (Cast Iron-Roasted Maitake & Oyster Mushroom Black Garlic Pesto) $8.50 
Bacardí Coconut Daiquiri shaken with fresh lime juice & syrup, splash of St Germain Elderflower liqueur, strained and served up with edible marigold garnish - $14 
Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir, Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay 
Peroni Nastro Azzuro (draught beer) $8.75 
 
The Plough & the Stars* 
123 Chestnut Street, entrance on 2nd 
Philadelphia, PA 19106 
(215) 733-0300 
https://ploughstars.com/  
Thursday Menu: 
Grilled Cheese, Battered Sausages, Crispy Brussel Sprouts, Lamb Lollys & Shrimp Cocktail 
Partly Cloudy (Bacardí Spiced, Ginger Beer & Lime) 
Hemingway (A Traditional Daiquiri with Bacardí, Lime, Simple & Grapefruit Juice served up) 
Elderflower Gin Fizz (Fords Gin Shaken with Lemon Juice & Elderflower Liqueur, topped with Bubbles) 
Miller Lite cans 
 
Positano Coast 
212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor 
Philadelphia, PA 19106 
(215) 238-0499 
https://www.positanocoast.net/  
Thursday Menu: 
Spicy Fried Calamari: hot cherry peppers, goat cheese, arugula   $10 
Lucy I'm Home (Patrón  Silver, Strawberry Compote, Fiero, Lemon) $10 
St-Germain Spritz (St-Germain, Prosecco, Soda, Twist) $7 
Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay  $45 / btl 
Peroni and Peroni Nastro Azzurro 
 
Red Owl Tavern 
433 Chestnut Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19106 
(215) 923-2267 
https://redowltavern.com/  
Thursday Menu: 
Crispy Beef Meatballs (pine nut couscous, golden raisins, ricotta salata, matbucha)  
Red Owl Daiquiri (Bacardí Rum, lime, dragon fruit simple syrup, lime wheel)  
Old Forester Old Fashioned (Old Forester, Demerara syrup, bitters, orange twist) 
Miller Lite Draft 
 
Royal Boucherie* 
52 S. 2nd Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19106 
(267) 606-6313 
https://www.royalboucherie.com/  
Block Party Menu: 
Country pate and pickle slider: thin sliced country pate, liver mousse spread, pickled radish, carrot, and cucumber on a brioche bun, house dijonaise 
Pissaladiere: puff pastry filled with roasted tomato, olive caper relish, roasted peppers, and herbs, topped with fromage blanc 
Snap pea-infused Grey Goose vodka, Lemongrass simple syrup, Lemon juice, Italicus liqueur  
Cucumber & dill infused Fords Gin (Cocchi americano, Mint syrup, Lime juice, De Perrier brut) 
Miller High Life 
Thursday Menu: 
Country pate and pickle slider: thin sliced country pate, liver mousse spread, pickled radish, carrot, and cucumber on a brioche bun, house dijonaise $8 
Pissaladiere: puff pastry filled with roasted tomato, olive caper relish, roasted peppers, and herbs, topped with fromage blanc $8 
Snap pea-infused Grey Goose vodka, Lemongrass simple syrup, Lemon juice, Italicus liqueur $8 
Cucumber & dill infused Fords Gin (Cocchi americano, Mint syrup, Lime juice, De Perrier brut) $8 
Miller High Life $3 
 
 
Sassafras* 
S. 2nd Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19106 
215-925-2317 
https://www.sassafrasbar.com/  
Thursday Menu:  
Smashburger Sliders (Aged Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, House Pickles, Roasted Garlic Aioli) $9 
Bacardí Coconut Mojito $12  
Old Forester Bourbon Smash (Kumquat Syrup & Blackberry) $13 
Yards on draft 
 
Stratus Lounge 
433 Chestnut Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19106 
215-925-2889 
https://stratuslounge.com/ 
Thursday Menu: 
The Prospector (Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Lemon, Simple, Honey, Angostura) 
Solar Eclipse (Hibiscus infused Bacardí Rum, Lime, Ginger Beer, Goslings Float) 
Yards Pale Ale 
Edamame Hummus (Togarashi, Scallion, Marinated Cucumber, Crispy Wonton) 
Tater Tots (Okonomiyaki Style, Yuzu Aioli, Scallions, Pickled Ginger, Furikake) 
 
Vista Peru* 
20 S. 2nd Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19106 
215-398-5046 
https://www.vistaperuphilly.com/  
Block Party Menu: 
Ceviche de pescado (Marinated fish in fresh lime juice, red onions, cilantro, celery) 
Anticuchos (Grilled beef heart) 
Pisco sour (National drink of Peru) 
Thursday Menu: 
Ceviche de pescado (Marinated fish in fresh lime juice, red onions, cilantro, celery) $8 
Anticuchos (Grilled beef heart) $5 
Ocean Peru (Bacardí Rum, pisco, lemon juice, simple syrup, blue curacao) $10 
4 gallos (Old Forester, pisco, pineapple juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, More Liqueur). $10 
Miller Lite $5 
 

 

Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
https://ardentheatre.org/
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Get $30 tickets for Thursday performances of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with the promo code OLDCITYEATS23 
 
Offer valid for the following dates and times:
Thursday, June 1, 2023, 7:00 PM
Thursday, June 8, 2023,  7:00 PM
Thursday, June 15, 2023,  7:00 PM
 
Tickets can be purchased online at https://ardentheatre.org/production/spelling-bee/ (enter the code before selecting your seats), by phone 215-922-1122 and in person at the box office.

CHRIST CHURCH NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE
Thirsty Thursday Beer Tour
Meet at 5th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106
christchurchphila.org/events 
Thursday, June 1, 2023 5:00pm
August 3, 2023, 5:00PM
Use code OLDCITY to receive $10 ticket ($5 discount).
Tickets can be purchased online christchurchphila.org/events or in-person at the Christ Church Burial Ground gate (5th and Arch Streets).

Philadelphia Film Society
PFS Bourse, 400 Ranstead Street
PFS East, 125 S. 2nd Street
Thursday Evenings, June 1 - August 31st
At the PFS Bourse & PFS East
$4 off regular priced tickets
Promo Code: OCEats
Online purchases only, visit Filmadelphia.org for tickets and showtimes 

Wax + Wine
144 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 515-2785
https://waxandwine.com/ 
$30 candle making experience per person every Thursday, June 1st – August 31st, from 7-10pm (Reservations available for 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8;00pm and 8:30pm). Book online with the promotional code OLDCITYEATS 

 

For the latest information as well as a list of activities and attractions to pair with Old City Eats and the kickoff block party on June 1, 2023, visit oldcitydistrict.org and follow @oldcityphilly on Instagram!

ABOUT OLD CITY DISTRICT
The Old City District is a special services district, managed by a board of directors drawn from area commercial property owners, business people and residents.  Located in the most historic square mile of the United States, Old City is a unique blend of historic influence and modern lifestyles. Old City has reinvented itself from foundries, factories and warehouse spaces into the residential, retail, dining and cultural destination of the city with art galleries, restaurants, and upscale retail boutiques and historic tours. www.oldcitydistrict.org.

ABOUT BACARDI
Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, produces and markets internationally recognized spirits and wines. The Bacardi Limited brand portfolio comprises more than 200 brands and labels, including BACARDÍ® rum, GREY GOOSE® vodka, PATRÓN® tequila, DEWAR’S® Blended Scotch whisky, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, MARTINI® vermouth and sparkling wines, CAZADORES® 100% blue agave tequila, and other leading and emerging brands including WILLIAM LAWSON’S® Scotch whisky, ST-GERMAIN® elderflower liqueur, and ERISTOFF® vodka.
 
Founded more than 157 years ago, in Santiago de Cuba on February 4, 1862, family-owned Bacardi Limited currently employs more than 7,000, operates more than 20 production facilities, including bottling, distilling and manufacturing sites in 11 countries, and sells its brands in more than 170 countries. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited. Visit www.bacardilimited.com or follow us on Twitter @BacardiLimited or Instagram @BacardiLimited1862.

ABOUT BROWN-FORMAN
For more than 150 years, Brown-Forman has enriched life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands. We are crafters and coopers; all unique individuals united by a shared passion for our quality spirits and dynamic industry. Together, we share a common dedication to demonstrate and ensure this is Nothing Better in the Market.

ABOUT MULLER, INC
Muller, Inc is a multi-generational, family-owned beverage wholesaler serving Philadelphia and the surrounding counties delivering big-name brands with personalized service. From our headquarters in Northeast Philadelphia, we supply retailers and restaurants throughout the Delaware Valley and beyond.

  • Miller Lite
  • Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy 
  • Simply Lemonade
  • Arnold Palmer Half and Half 
  • Peroni 
  • Yards Star Jockey IPA
  • 5 Hour Energy (for festival)
  • Non-Alcoholic Beer option: Peroni 0.0
     

A special thank you to Parkway Corporation!

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This year's Old City Eats sponsors are Bacardi, Brown Forman, and Muller, Inc!

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Thank you to Old City Eats Block Party Corporate Partners, NRG Energy and TD Bank!

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Thank you to the Philadelphia Union for participating in the 2023 Old City Eats Block Party!

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