press release

Center City District and Hornitos Partner to bring back Sips this summer

Molly Albertson
T 215.440.5516


Philadelphia, PA (May, 2018) – This summer, Center City District and Hornitos will partner for the return of Center City District Sips, the much anticipated, Happy Hour tradition. For 14 weeks, beginning in June, Wednesday evenings turn into a celebration of warm weather with friends, a chance to network with colleagues, and explore new restaurants in Center City Philadelphia.

Beginning June 6, Center City District Sips takes place in bars and restaurants Wednesday evenings from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. through August 29, excluding July 4th. More than 90 participating bars will feature craft cocktails, wine and beer for reduced prices, and many feature DJs, singer-song writers and other live entertainment. This is the chance to get out of the office and into that spot around the corner you’ve been dying to try.

Center City District Sips celebrates its 15th year in 2018, and is excited to keep the fun going with a focus on Philadelphia’s finest local bars, artisan mixologists, beer gardens and more. The program activates green spaces in the city, drives business to restaurants, and creates a vibrant after-work scene to ward off summer boredom. Participating bars and restaurants will offer $6 cocktails featuring Hornitos, $5 wine, $4 beer and half-priced appetizers.

The Hornitos Paloma, the featured cocktail of Sips, is an increasingly popular and refreshing summer cocktail that will be found at several of the participating Sips locations. Founded in 1950 in Tequila, Jalisco in Mexico, in honor of Mexican Independence Day, Hornitos® Tequila is a premium tequila made from 100% blue agave. The name Hornitos means “little ovens” referring to the ones used to roast agave and create a clean taste featuring floral and herbal notes. For more information visit

Lyft is the official rideshare partner of Center City District Sips, and encourages sippers to take responsible rides home after an evening out. New users to Lyft can receive $10 off first ride by using the code SIPS2018 All summer long, Lyft is your responsible ride home.

For Sippers who want to stay for dinner, participating restaurants will offer a 15% discount following the happy hour special. With the abundant options of popular bars and restaurants in Center City, Sips is a great way to meet new people, try new drinks and dishes, and visit new places. For more information about Sips, please follow @CCDSips on Twitter, and visit

Center City District Sips Participants


1225 Raw Lounge

1518 Bar & Grill

Aki Nom Nom

Balcony Bar at Kimmel Center

Bank and Bourbon

Bar Bombon

Bar Ly


Bellini Grill

Brickwall Tavern

BRÜ Craft & Wurst

Butcher Bar

Byblos Restaurant and Hookah Bar

Capricco Café and Bar

Caribou Café

Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse

Charlie was a sinner.

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

Chops Restaurant

Cibo Ristorante Italiano

City Tap House Logan Square

Clubhouse Sports Lounge

Con Murphy's: An Irish Pub

Concourse Dance Club

Cooperage Wine & Whiskey Bar

Craftsman Row Saloon

Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse

Devil's Alley

Dilworth Park Café

DuJour Café & Bar

El Azteca Uno

Field House

Fine Palate

Finn McCools Ale House

Franky Bradley's

Fuji Mountain Japanese Restaurant

Garces Trading Company

Giovani's Bar & Grill

Gran Caffe L'Aquila

Harp & Crown

Haute Restaurant and lounge

IndeBlue Bar and Restaurant

Independence Beer Garden


Jane G's Restaurant

La Scalas

Ladder 15

Las Vegas Lounge

Liberty Bar

Mace's Crossing

Maggiano's Little Italy

Maison 208

Marathon Grill (16th and Sansom)

Marathon Grill Patio Bar (19th and Market)

Max Brenner



Misconduct Tavern

Nomad Roman Pizza

Opa and Drury Beer Garden

Pagano's Market and Bar


Raven Lounge



Smith's Restaurant and Lounge

Smokin' Betty's

Spice 28

Square 1682

SUGA by Susana Foo

Tavern on Broad

Tequila's Restaurant

The  Troc

The Bards

The Black Sheep

The Foodery Rittenhouse



Tir Na Nog Bar and Grill


Uptown Beer Garden

Vango Lounge and Skybar


Vesper Sporting Club

Vintage Wine Bar and Bistro

Woody's Bar

Wrap Shack Midtown

Wrap Shack Rittenhouse

Yakitori Boy

Hornito’s Tequila is part of the Beam Suntory portfolio of spirits. As the world’s third-largest premium spirits company, Beam Suntory’s has a fundamental commitment to the responsible consumption of alcohol. Responsibility is at the core of Beam Suntory’s vision for doing business the right way and supports business owners and consumers with an alcohol education program called Drink Smart.  Drink Smart® is a platform for communicating with legal-purchase age adults about making informed, responsible choices. For more information, visit

The Center City District, a private-sector organization dedicated to making Center City Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive, is committed to maintaining Center City’s competitive edge as a regional employment center, a quality place to live, and a premier regional destination for dining, shopping and cultural attractions. Find us at and on Facebook and Twitter.