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Here Are the Bars and Restaurants Open in Philly During the Snowstorm

What’s #OpenInPHL today, plus snow day specials

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The Thinker looks even more pensive with a dusting of snow. Situated along Philadelphia�s culture-packed Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Rodin Museum houses the largest collection of the works of Auguste Rodin outside of his native France.
The Thinker at the Rodin Museum looks even more pensive with a dusting of snow
M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia

Happy spring! It’s back to icy temps in Philadelphia, but restaurants and bars are here to warm everyone up. The snow is expected to continue all day and into the night. So far it looks like most places are staying open, but it’s a good idea to check first as the “winter weather” continues.

The best way to stay on top of which restaurants are still serving and which plan to close early during the snowstorm is by searching for the hashtag #OpenInPHL on Twitter or on Instagram. That’s where restaurants let it be known they’re up and running and, sometimes, offering snow day deals, like these going on now:

  • Wines are 25-percent off tonight at Veda (1920 Chestnut Street).
  • SouthGate (1801 Lombard Street) is serving a Soojungwa Hot Toddy for $7. For $12, get a beer and a burger or a plate of Korean fried chicken wings.
  • Both locations of Luke’s Lobster — the original at 130 S. 17th Street and the newer seafood shop at 17 S. 11th Street — are offering a free small clam chowder when you buy a lobster, crab, or shrimp roll.
  • New Wave Cafe (784 S. 3rd Street) has half-priced bottles of wine all day and $7 mussels.
  • Pub & Kitchen (1946 Lombard Street) is serving a sazerac hot cocoa with toasted marshmallows for $10.
  • At Silence DoGood’s (216 Market Street), pints of Victory’s Winter Cheers are $4. There’s also the Silence Cider (apple cider and whiskey topped with whipped cream) and the Some Like It Hot (hot cocoa and tequila topped with whipped cream), each $5.
  • Drury Sleigh Rides (hot cocoa, white crème de menthe, and Ryan’s Irish Cream) are $5 at McGillin’s (1310 Drury Street).
  • Scarpetta (210 W. Rittenhouse Square) is mixing up the Philly Winter Special cocktail with Knob Creek Rye, Averna Amaro, Yellow Chartreuse, Peychaud’s Bitters and a lemon twist for $7.

This is also an excellent day to eat and drink cozied up next to a fireplace. It’s not, however, a good day to head to one of these closed restaurants:

  • Reading Terminal Market (51 N. 12th Street) is closed for the day. But you can read about what to eat when it’s back open tomorrow here.
  • Vedge (1221 Locust Street), V Street (126 S. 19th Street) , and Wiz Kid (124 S. 19th Street) are closed (Wiz Kid closed at 3 p.m.).
  • Also closed: Le Virtu (1927 E. Passyunk Avenue).
  • Jim’s Steaks (400 South Street) is closing at 4 p.m.
  • Hop Sing Laundromat (1029 Race Street) is closed so you’ll have to wait until tomorrow for a #FakeNews.
  • All three locations of Tria are closed — that’s Tria Cafe at 123 S. 18th Street, Tria Cafe at 1137 Spruce Street, and Tria Taproom at 2005 Walnut Street.
  • Love & Honey Fried Chicken (1100 N. Front Street) is closed.
  • Bufad (1240 Spring Garden Street) is closed.
  • At the new Franklin’s Table food hall (3401 Walnut Street), KQ Burger, the Kensington Quarters spin-off, and Goldie are closed.
  • Cross Keys Cafe (101 S. 3rd Street) at the Museum of the American Revolution is closed (as is the museum).

Restaurants, email if you have something special going on during the storm, like drink discounts or spiked hot chocolate.

Look for updates here throughout the day. For those staying in and ordering delivery from one of these #OpenInPHL spots, make sure to give a generous tip to the people braving the snow and ice to bring you food.