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
KICK-OFF BLOCK PARTY ON THURSDAY, MAY 26TH 

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, with an outdoor Block Party on 2nd Street between Market and Chestnut Streets from 4:00-9:00pm.  

Old City Eats runs every Thursday through August 25, 2022 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. More than 20 participating restaurants, bars, and eateries will offer discounted small plates, craft cocktails, and beers. 

The outdoor Old City Eats Block Party on May 26th 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 Irish tunes at the Plough & the Stars, jazz at Sassafras Bar, and a DJ and salsa dancers at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar!  Plus, The Bourse Food Hall will bring The Philly Keys dueling piano band for some lively and interactive sing-a-longs! Old City Eats participants will also offer food and drink specials at their respective locations. The full list of participating restaurants, along with their menus, is found at oldcitydistrict.org/oldcityeats.

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 including constant trendsetters like Amada and The Olde Bar, the ever-popular Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar and Stratus Lounge, neighborhood mainstays like Khyber Pass Pub and Sassafras Bar, and outdoor dining destinations like Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti and La Peg.
 
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 Block Party restaurants and bars include Amada, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, Khyber Pass Pub, Nick’s Bar & Grille, The Olde Bar, The Plough & the Stars, Sassafras, plus SEVEN new Block Party participants: The Bourse Food Hall’s Freebyrd Chicken, Grubhouse, Rebel Taco, and Scoop DeVille, plus Brownie’s Irish Pub, Kick Axe Throwing, and Vanderwende’s Ice Cream!

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 THIRTEEN 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, Kick Axe Throwing, La Peg, Las Bugambilias, 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/ 

Block Party Menu:
Cocktail: Spanish Mojito $8 featuring Bacardi Ocho
Small Plate: ZANAHORIAS Carrot & Quinoa Salad, Avocado $10

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 and Old City Eats Block Party 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!

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

Block Party Menu:
Small Plate: Chicken De La Casa empanadas $6 (chopped chicken, corn, jack cheese)
Retail Item: Mango Butter $5
Cocktail: Rum Punch featuring Bacardi Coconut (pineapple juice, cranberry juice, orange juice) $12, mojito $12
Beer: Night Shift Brewing, Santilli American IPA Cans; $6
 
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 Block Party:
Small plate: Chicken Sandwich Sliders
Cocktail: Bacardi Mule

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

Grubhouse*
The Bourse Food Hall, 111 S. Independence Mall E.
http://theboursephilly.com/ 

Old City Eats Block Party:
Small Plate: Pulled pork sandwiches
Beer: Featured Night Shift Brewing Beer
 

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

Block Party Menu:
Small Plate: House-made andouille hot dogs/bananas fosters pudding
Cocktail: Cocktail featuring Cazadores Blanco
Beer:  Night Shift Brewing, Whirlpool Hazy Pale Ale Cans
 
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 Block Party and Old City Eats this year

Old City Eats Block Party:
Small Plate: Pulled Pork Slider on a Pretzel Bun with Beer Cheese $4 each 
Cocktail: Painkiller Cocktail featuring Bacardi Coconut Rum, Dark Rum, Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice, Nutmeg $7
Beer: Night Shift Brewing Canned Beer $5

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/

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

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

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 Block Party Menu:
Small Plate: 3 piece shrimp cocktail $5 
Beer: Night Shift Brewing, Whirlpool Hazy Pale Ale Cans $5

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

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 Block Party:
Cocktail: Margarita featuring Cazadores

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 Block Party 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

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 Block Party:
Ice cream, brownies, cookies, and chocolate covered bananas
Night Shift Brewing hard seltzers

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

Vanderwende’s Ice Cream*
Coming soon to 243 Market Street!
https://www.vanderwendefarmcreamery.com/ 

Old City Eats Block Party Menu:
Options:  Small: $4, Large: $6
Flavors: Cookie dough, Peanut Butter Fudge Crunch, Birthday Cake, Rocky Road, Strawberry,
Mint Chocolate Chip

For the latest information as well as a list of activities and attractions to pair with Old City Eats and the kick-off block party on May 26th, 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