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Published January 8, 2024

Where to Go Out in Philly When You’re Not Drinking

Don’t stay home just because you’re doing Dry January.

by Philadelphia Bucket List


Whether it’s a holiday, birthday party, date night, or dinner with friends, going out in Philly and maintaining a social life often involves drinking. And if you’re someone who’s taking a step back from alcohol—whether you’ve committed to Dry January or need to get up early for a presentation tomorrow—you might be tempted to skip out on plans. But scaling back doesn't have to mean compromising on experiences.

We partnered with Samuel Adams, who has mastered non-alcoholic beer with their Just The Haze IPA to highlight some of the best spots in the city to enjoy a night out without the buzz! Sam Adams crafted Just The Haze, a world-class non-alc Hazy IPA, to deliver a beer so good, you’ll never know it’s non-alcoholic. Don’t believe us? Ask the Brewer’s Association, who awarded it the Gold Medal for ‘Best Non-Alcoholic Beer in America.’ In other words, you can still get together for happy hour with your coworkers or watch the Eagles with your pals without stressing about your alcohol consumption.


11 Places to Go in Philly When You're Not Drinking

 O’Neals Pub

Offering $5 Just the Haze all through January

As the self-proclaimed best Irish Pub in the city, O’Neals is a must-visit for good times and pub fare (do yourself a favor and grab an order of the Irish stew—you’ll thank us later). They also have a charming beer garden patio, karaoke every Friday and Saturday, and a dart league on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Where: 611 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA
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Locust Rendezvous

Offering $5 Just the Haze all through January

This neighborhood bar has been a City Center staple since 1989. The no-frills space is complete with wood-paneled walls, friendly staff, the best French Onion soup in the city, and ten flat-screen TVs to catch the latest games.

Where: 1415 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA
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Five Iron Golf

Spend a night out with friends working on your swing at Five Iron Golf. Whether you’re an experienced golfer or you’ve never picked up a club, you’ll have fun with flexible event spaces, locally crafted food menus, table games like ping pong and shuffleboard, and widescreen TVs.

Where: 27 E Allen St (Fishtown), 2116 Chestnut St (Rittenhouse)
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MilkBoy South Street

Offering $5 Just the Haze all through January

MilkBoy South Street brings great food, drinks, service, and music to South Philly. Stop in for open mic night every Monday with your crew to catch great music. Pro-Tip: Snag $2 off their delicious BBQ Chrunchwrap when you order Just the Haze!

Where: 401 South St, Philadelphia, PA
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Fado Irish Pub

Offering $5 Just the Haze all through January

The word “Fadó” means “long ago” in Gaelic and was commonly used at the start of a story in Ireland. Fado Irish Pub chose the name because they’re telling the story of Ireland’s pub culture, its people, their love of sports, and their passion for great food and drink. Sounds like Ireland and Philly have some things in common. Stop in for happy hour deals, trivia nights, late-night parties every Friday and Saturday, and sports—with a focus on soccer and the Birds, of course.

Where: 1500 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA
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Tir Na nÓg

Offering $5 Just the Haze all through January

Looking for a place to watch the Birds games and enjoy Dry January? Visit Tir Na nÓg in Center City and stay in the game longer with a $5 Sam Adams Just the Haze. This Irish pub boasts a fun, festive atmosphere with plenty of TVs to catch all the action, plus trivia nights on Tuesdays and a solid menu.

Where: 1600 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA
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Brooklyn Bowl

Enjoy a night of good old-fashioned fun at Brooklyn Bowl, where you can try your best to get a strike while watching Philly sports and chowing down on French Bread Pizzas. More than your run-of-the-mill bowling alley, Brooklyn Bowl has TVs for watching every touchdown, themed nights, family days, and a mouthwatering menu.

Where: 1009 Canal St, Philadelphia, PA
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Black Sheep

Offering $5 Just the Haze all through January

Just a few steps from Rittenhouse Square, you’ll find Black Sheep, a comfortable Irish pub with a cozy fireplace to make you feel right at home. Known for its stellar service, Irish specialties (Shepherd's Pie, anyone?), and extensive drink list, it’s a great spot for post-work happy hours and gatherings with friends — especially since it offers non-alc options.

Where: 247 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA
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Kensington Pub

Offering $5 Just the Haze all through January

Kensington Pub is a local bar with a modern twist in Port Richmond. Come for the Eagles, Flyers, or Sixers games, and stay for the food, good music, and friendly people. Pro-Tip: Their specialty house pizza pairs well with a cold Just the Haze.

Where: 2116 E Tioga St, Philadelphia, PA
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Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant

Offering $3 Just the Haze all through January

Gather the crew and cheer on the Eagles at Irish Eyes. This easygoing spot has all the trademarks of a good neighborhood bar, from game day specials to friendly service. You can also swing by for bingo, trivia nights, live music, and karaoke. Just make sure to get a few baskets of crab fries for the table.

Where: 4742 Richmond St, Philadelphia, PA
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McCrossen’s Tavern

Offering $6 Just the Haze all through January

McCrossen’s has something for everyone. From their famous Tavern Wings to more sophisticated dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, this crowd-pleasing spot offers elevated American fare served at candlelit tables with a cozy fire going in the winter and a few TVs so you don’t miss out on Philly sports and updates.

Where: 529 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA
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