If you want to learn more about where to buy wine, liquor, and beer in Philadelphia you have definitely come to the right place. Our alcohol guide will try to cover the topic in as detailed of a way as we possibly can so that you can make the right decision on how to proceed.
A list of the best liquor stores and wine shops in town will get us going. Anyone that is ready to go pick up a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will get their info quick and be ready to head out the door.
Up next we will dive into the best breweries and beer bars near you, and a list of Philadelphia wine bars will follow that up. Wineries and vineyards in your area will get a shout out, and we will wrap this up by mentioning some of the best local happy hours where you can buy cheap alcoholic drinks after your work day ends.
Towards the end you will find an alcohol map for the metro with all of the various venues we are mentioning pinned on it. And everyone is welcome to read some of our other blogs about where to grab a drink in this part of the world.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Philadelphia
Whether you want to buy a case of beer, some vodka, tequila, wine, or just about any other alcoholic drink you should be able to get them at any of these best liquor stores and wine shops in Philadelphia:
- The Bottle Shop at 616 E Passyunk Ave
- Fine Wine & Good Spirits at 180 W Girard Ave
- Art in the Age at 116 N 3rd St
- The Craft Beer Outlet at 77 Franklin Mills Blvd
- East Falls Beverage at 4066 Ridge Ave
- Javie’s Beverage at 4901 Umbria St
- Mancine’s Liquors at 601 N 3rd St, Camden
- Fairfax Discount Liquors at 2219 Concord Pike, Wilmington
The Bottle Shop offers 500+ beers from across the world including ciders and gluten free beers along with craft, international, microbrew, and domestic beers. Place a special order or browse a diverse selection of wine from around the world and learn more about your favorite drinks at Fine Wine & Good Spirits. They offer exclusive discounts, tempting food pairing suggestions, and useful information about each beverage.
Art in the Age is a tasting room, home bar supply, and bottle shop that serves a wide range of cocktails, beer, and wine. The Craft Beer Outlet is a bottle and 6-pack business that specializes in rare beers from throughout the country and the world.
Fairfax Discount Liquors sells a broad assortment of wines, over 300 beers, and spirits in their spacious store. They have a knowledgeable and friendly staff who can help in choosing the ideal drink for you and can even order your favorite beverage that is not available on the shelf.
Breweries & Beer Bars In Your Area
When you want to go sample some new suds or just watch the game with some pals these local breweries and beer bars are a great option:
- Philadelphia Brewing at 2440 Frankford Ave
- Yards Brewing at 500 Spring Garden St
- Evil Genius Beer at 1727 N Front St
- Punch Buggy Brewing at 1445 N American St
- Love City Brewing at 1023 Hamilton St
- Wissahickon Brewing at 3705 W School House Ln
- Attic Brewing at 137 Berkley St
Yards Brewing has been one of the best breweries near you since 1994. They feature a one-of-a-kind venue with two separate rooms to choose from that can accommodate small groups or large events like wedding ceremonies, receptions, fundraisers, celebratory brunches, team building workshops, and more.
Wissahickon Brewing is a local brewery and tasting room that is constantly experimenting with new and unique styles, ingredients, and recipes to create fantastic beers. You can bring your families and pets to enjoy food trucks every day or visit their beer garden which is fully equipped with a TV, sound system, shade canopy, and rain cover.
Attic Brewing contains about fourteen taps pouring a range of beers and ciders in your area. They do not have a kitchen so you can order some food and have it delivered to their taproom although several food trucks are accessible on certain days. Their outdoor beer garden has approximately 300 seats and welcomes pets as long as they are on a leash.
Wine Bars In Philadelphia
Wine bars in your area are a great place for a date, a business meeting, or to hang out with a big group of friends:
- Wine Dive at 1506 South St
- Barcelona Wine Bar at 1709 E Passyunk Ave
- Tria Cafe Rittenhouse at 123 S 18th St
- Wine Garden at 5001-5099, Baltimore Ave
- Panorama at 14 N Front St
- Bloomsday at 414 S 2nd St
- Chicken Bar at 2005 Walnut St
- The Five Four Bar & Grill at 8919 New Falls Rd, Levittown
The cuisine at Barcelona Wine Bar is simple and unpretentious with tapas influenced by Mediterranean, Spanish, and South American twists complemented with over 400 wine list options. If you want to hang out with friends while engaging in conversation that is made more lively, deeper, and upbeat by seasonally curated wines, cheeses, and beers head to Tria Cafe Rittenhouse.
Panorama brings authentic Italian flavors to the heart of the Old City with a carefully selected menu of diverse contemporary cuisine such as house-made burrata, hand-rolled pasta, and expertly crafted veal, lamb, steak, and seafood dishes. Their bar stocks a vast range of excellent vintages by the glass with more than 120 wines on tap and 30 tasting flights to accompany the food.
Chicken Bar reimagines the original bucket of fried chicken with a glass of authentic French bubbly. Crispy yet juicy portions of white and dark meat are served alongside elevated-yet-classic sides and a menu of badass libations including innovative cocktails and one of the most substantial beer lists in your area.
Wineries & Vineyards Near You
While these wineries and vineyards may not be right in town they are worth the drive:
- Boyd’s Cardinal Hollow Winery at 1830 W Point Pike
- Mural City Cellars at 2011 Amber St C
- Stone & Key Cellars at 435 Doylestown Rd
- Rose Bank Winery at 258 Durham Rd
- Crossing Vineyards and Winery at 1853 Wrightstown Rd
- Penns Woods Winery at 124 Beaver Valley Rd
Boyd’s Cardinal Hollow Winery is open seven days a week for tastings which cost only $1 per sample for the general public and $20 per person for a VIP experience that includes a personalized winery glass plus ten delectable and unique cocktails. Check out their extensive wine list from organic dry strawberries to blackberries and more.
Mural City Cellars creates a few types of wine each year utilizing crops from local growers that are sold in the tasting room and distributed regionally. They hand-harvest the grapes alongside the farmers, perform manual punch-downs, hand-crush with a hydraulic basket press, hand-bottle, and collaborate with regional artists on the labels.
Nestled in a 200-year-old estate Crossing Vineyards and Winery can facilitate your dream wedding or any private event like corporate meetings and birthday parties. Penns Woods Winery creates internationally acclaimed and award-winning wines utilizing locally sourced grapes.
You can join their club for free and take advantage of their quarterly winemaker’s selection, exclusive events, library drinks, pre-releases, membership discounts, and much more.
Best Local Happy Hours
These happy hours in Philadelphia can be a great option to buy cheaper alcoholic drinks after work when you need to unwind:
- Tattooed Mom at 530 South St
- Oyster House at 1516 Sansom St
- The Dandelion at 124 S 18th St
- Charlie was a Sinner at 131 S 13th St
- Frankford Hall at 1210 Frankford Ave
- Bud & Marilyn’s at 1234 Locust St
- Newportville Inn at 4120 Lower Road, Levittown
If you want to have a full dining experience paired with a changing variety of premium drafts from regional breweries Tattooed Mom is a terrific choice. Curbside pickup and home delivery are available and local happy hours are held daily from 4pm to 6pm.
Oyster House provides wonderful seafood in the comfort of your own home along with happy hours Tuesday through Friday from 4pm to 6pm. You may also check out the happy hour at Charlie was a Sinner restaurant from 4pm to 7pm.
Frankford Hall embodies true Teutonic spirit-raising with a modern twist carrying half and full liters of German and American beers alongside two-fisted meals like sausages, burgers, and warm Bavarian pretzels. Visit them between 4pm and 6pm for one of the best happy hours near you.
For simple and well-prepared comfort food complemented by quality drinks and genuine hospitality go to Bud & Marilyn’s. Their happy hours are the same time as those at the Newportville Inn, from 4pm to 6pm.
You can also read our posts on:
- Everything About Alcohol Baltimore
- Everything About Alcohol New York City
- Everything About Alcohol Washington DC
- Everything About Alcohol Atlantic City
Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor, & Beer In Philadelphia
For the time being that is all we have to share but check back in because we will do our best to keep this page updated. After reading about all of those local liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours near you we think you are ready to accomplish your goal.
Do us a favor and mention if we got anything incorrect or if any of the above places have closed down in the comments so we can keep the lists up to date. Now have fun drinking wine, liquor, or beer in Philadelphia.