The fall season is coming, which means that your taste for cocktails will likely change to complement the cooling weather. Keep an eye out for new fall menus at Philly bars, and check out these suggestions for fall-friendly options at our favorite spots around town.
Tucked away in the back of hit restaurant Sampan, Graffiti Bar is one of the best cocktail bars near the Independent Hotel in Philadelphia. Many of the drinks here are fall-friendly, most of which is the Dr. Lee, which has a warming rye, in-season apple, jasmine tea, and lemon.
Graffiti Bar: 124 S 13th St.
Tequila is an unmistakingly summer, warm-weather, beachy liquor, but that doesn’t mean you have to give it up when the fall season comes. The El Guapo at the classy Brickwall Tavern is a good fall tequila option with a sweet, raspberry-infused Hornitos Plata tequila, ginger beer, and fresh lime juice.
Brickwall Tavern: 1213 Sansom St.
Offering a wide variety of classic and signature cocktails, as well as a rotating tap of great craft beers, Charlie Was A Sinner is an elevated place to grab a drink in Philadelphia. In the fall season, the Artist’s Special will keep you warm and satisfied with Old Forester, amontillado sherry, house-made grenadine, and lemon.
Charlie Was A Sinner:. 131 S 13th St.
Talk is a hip, new-American restaurant and bar with an exceptional selection of small and large plates to enjoy with a craft cocktail. When drinking here in the autumn season, we suggest the Crown of Thorns which centers around a Kinsey four-year rye with luxardo maraschino, chinese 5-spice, clarified apple, and ginger.
Talk: 2121 Walnut St.
The full name of this bar is The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company, and it was originally a business that ran liquor for the notorious gangster Al Capone. Today, it’s an upscale cocktail bar with fall-friendly cocktails like this intensely-named concoction with rye, benedictine, birch, Don’s spices, club soda, lemon and Fees bitters.
The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company: 112 S 18th St.