History has been made in the state of Pennsylvania, and the announcement is truly spirited.
According to a release, Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association (PRLA) is excited to announce Gov. Tom Wolf signed HB-327 Bill into law recently, which now allows Pennsylvania restaurants to sell cocktails to go, in accordance with individual county ordinances. This law is a huge victory for the Pennsylvania hospitality industry, as it will allow restaurants to introduce another profitable revenue stream.
“This was something we were extremely passionate about and it’s a huge win for our industry,” said Melissa Bova, VP of Government Affairs for the PRLA in a statement. “Throughout Pennsylvania alone, there has been a significant revenue loss, with restaurants reporting nearly an 82 percent decline in sales since the beginning of the shutdown. By relaxing laws in order to sell cocktails to go, many restaurants will be given a fighting chance to survive this disruption.”
To celebrate, Metro has rounded up a few more enticing options to check out when looking for to-go cocktails.
The South Street hotspot is known for its elevated Southern cuisine, but now the eatery will also be offering elevated Southern-style cocktails to-go. A few highlighted options include the Deep South (made with Rooibos tea-infused vodka, lemon juice, salted honey syrup and lemon wheels for $32, serves 4), the Hurricane (made with dark rum, light rum, lime juice, orange juice, cranberry juice, house-made grenadine and brandied cherries for garnish, $32, serves 4) the Ancho Chile Margarita (made with Blanco tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, an ancho chile/sugar/salt blend for the rim and lime wedges for garnish, $35, serves 4) and much more. For brunch, Philadelphians can also pick up Bloody Mary mix ($15), or a Bloody Mary or Mimosa kit ($32, $45). Rex 1516 will also be serving up Shirley Temple and Salted Honey Lemonade mocktails for those who wish to still skip the alcohol altogether as well.
1516 South St., rex1516.com
The popular Center City eatery will be offering thirsty libation-lovers a few different options for cocktails to-go. Spirited menu items include their Oyster House Martini (made with a house blend of three gins, house-made dry vermouth and orange bitters, $16 for an 8 oz. bottle) and their Kelly’s Punch (made with vodka, ginger, passionfruit, lemon juice and Peychaud bitters, $26 for 16 oz. bottle).
1516 Sansom St., oysterhousephilly.com
Jet Wine Bar
South Street’s own wine oasis will be offering two enticing and spirited cocktail options for Philadelphians to indulge in. Jet’s Summer White Sangria (made with Sauvignon Blanc, pineapple, grapefruit, apple, orange and ginger, $15, 6.5 servings) and Spiced Red Sangria (made with Spanish red wine, apricot, orange and spice been, $15, 6.5 servings) are both available to order and pick-up now.
1525 South St., jetwinebar.com
The South Philly eatery will be offering up a wide variety of cocktails available now to order, pick-up and enjoy. Spirited options include their Bloody Mary (made with house-made Bloody Mary mix with guest’s choice of vodka or tequila, $20/quart, serves 3-4), Grapefruit Cucumber Cooler (made with gin, lime juice, grapefruit juice and cucumber juice, $25/quart, serves 3-4), Summer Sangria (made with coconut rum, white wine, pineapple, grenadine, $20/quart, serves 3-4) Pickletini (made with vodka, olive juice and pickle juice, 12 oz. for $18, makes 2 martinis) and Negroni (made with gin, sweet vermouth and Campari, 12 oz. for $18, makes 2 Negronis).
1148 S. 11th St., devilsdenphilly.com
Iron Hill Brewery
Iron Hill has already been serving up a variety of their enticing beers in growlers to-go, but with cocktails now added to the list, their options have gotten even more spirited. The popular establishment will now offer Philadelphians the option to purchase margarita growlers for delivery or curbside pickup for just $29.
1150 Market St., ironhillbrewery.com
Good Dog Bar
The Center City eatery is serving up plenty of liquid treats for libation-loving Philadelphians to indulge in. All of their drinks will be served in 32 oz. quart containers, serve 6-8 people and range in price from $30-50 each. Choices include a classic margarita (made with Cazadores Blanco, agave and lime Juice) a classic Bloody Mary or Bloody Maria (made with Keystone Rail Vodka or Keystone Rail Tequila and homemade Bloody Mary Mix), Cosmopolitan (made with Keystone Rail Vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and lime juice) a Grapefruit Crush (made with faber citrus, fresh grapefruit juice, simple syrup and sprite) the 1st Rule of Fight Club (made with Maker’s Mark, honey syrup and lemon juice) the Hasta La Vista, Baby (made with Espolon Blanco, cardamom syrup, grapefruit juice and lime juice) the Incognito Mojito (made with Bacardi, mint simple syrup and lime juice) and the Watermelon Lemonade (made with Tito’s, watermelon syrup and lemon juice.)
224 S. 15th St., gooddogbar.com