press release

Center City District SIPS Returns for Summer 2022

Giavana Suraci
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Dozens of local bars and restaurants to offer weekly discounts this June 1-August 31!

This summer, workers returning to the office will have the opportunity to socialize with colleagues after hours with the revival of Philadelphia’s favorite happy-hour tradition: Center City District SIPS. The 14-week program promotes dozens of local bars and restaurants as they provide discounts on Wednesday evenings throughout Center City.

Beginning June 1, participating locations within the District will offer $6 cocktails, $5 wine, $4 beer and half-priced appetizers every Wednesday after work through August 31. Longtime SIPS partner Beam-Suntory will be highlighting Hornitos Tequila as the featured spirit this year. As return-to-office efforts expand, this unique promotion is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with friends and coworkers while supporting some of the city’s best culinary and entertainment venues.

“After a two-year interruption due to COVID-19, we are thrilled to bring back SIPS, Center City’s premier after-work event as a perk for our returning office workers,” said Michelle Shannon, VP of Marketing & Communications for Center City District. “In addition, it will have a huge economic impact on our bars and restaurants who have worked hard to stay open and keep their staffs employed. To maximize the benefits and minimize the cost to participants, CCD is waiving all fees for bars within the Center City Disrict to participate in SIPS this season. We will be covering all the marketing expenses from our budget and with support from our sponsors.”

"Craft Concepts Group is excited to welcome SIPS’ return to the city of Philadelphia in the summer of 2022,” said Teddy Sourias, President of Craft Concepts Group. “SIPS has always been about getting over the hump of the week and bringing the community together. Here at CCG, our staff is excited to host professionals after working hours to enjoy themselves. After two difficult years, it feels good to be able bring back such a well-loved event to our city."

Additional information, including the full list of participants, will be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, Center City District encourages everyone to get vaccinated and reacquainted with everything there is to enjoy in Center City. World-class arts and culture, one-of-a-kind boutiques, award-winning restaurants and vibrant public spaces are just some of the many offerings to explore once the work day ends.

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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.