Raise two glasses this weekend for Yelp Cocktail Week

As anyone who has ever needed to find a dry cleaner, Mexican restaurant with vegan options and a dog groomer in close proximity to both knows, Yelp.com is a useful little tool.

But this week, the local business review website is doing more than just talking the talk: Running through Sunday, Yelp Cocktails Week features half-price specialty drinks at 21 bars across the city.

That’s a lot of cocktails, but the deal lasts from opening to midnight, so you’ve got some time. Our recommendation for a balanced meal? A Basil Zinger at Knock (225 S. 12th St.) to cleanse the palate; a proper margarita at Kokopelli (1904 Chestnut St.); and then a chocolate whipped vodka shot at Locust Rendezvous (1415 Locust St.) for dessert.

Yelp Cocktails Week runs through Sunday. Visit www.yelp.com for a full list of participating venues.

Picking your poison

Yelp conducted a poll to get a better pulse on our sipping style.

» Iconic Philly drink?
Citywide Special: 53.8 percent
Old fashioned: 19.2 percent
Beermosa: 7.7 percent
Martini: 19.2 percent

»Go-to “hair of the dog” drink?
Bloody Mary: 36.5 percent
Mimosa: 25 percent
Bellini: 11.5 percent
Beer: 26.9 percent

Follow Monica Weymouth on Twitter at @MonicaatMetro.

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