We’re putting a charitable twist on Philly’s favorite drinking holiday! Four of the city’s hottest bars are sharing the luck of the Irish with four incredible causes on Tuesday, March 17th…and how much money they donate depends on how much you drink! Each bar will feature a “Charity Cocktail”, from which a portion of the sales will be donated to the charitable cause they’ve chosen.

We believe in supporting businesses that believe in giving back, so grab your green, summon your inner-Irish, and know that the money you spend at these bars is going to make a huge difference in someone’s life. Let’s raise our respective glasses for these incredible causes!


1. Jerry’s Bar (129 W Laurel Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123)

[charity cocktail] Irish Whiskey Sour [will benefit] Alzheimer’s Association

Because no one can describe a bar (or anything else, really) better than Craig LaBan himself, we’ll defer to him: “A corner-bar relic of old Northern Liberties has been splendidly transformed into one of the city’s best new gastropubs, from the extraordinary rehab with historic touches by owner and contractor Bill Proud to the handmade menu from former Cafe Estelle owner Marshall Green. The mellow live-jazz brunch is a highlight (with house-smoked meats), but Green’s dinner menu also delivers deft bistro classics that hit an ideal balance of affordability, quality ingredients, and well-crafted comfort. The best new gastropub of the year.”

Photo courtesy of Collin Keefe (GrubStreet.com)

Photo courtesy of Collin Keefe (GrubStreet.com)

For more information, menus and hours of operation, visit www.jerrysbarphilly.com.

2. Twenty Manning Grill (261 S 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103)

[charity cocktail] “T.O.” [will benefit] Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Twenty Manning Grill is often described as “that spot.” The vibe is casual yet upscale, with impeccable attention to detail paid to every cocktail that leaves the bar and every plate that leaves the kitchen. The atmosphere is energetic, friendly and comfortable (seriously- the leather couches are sooo comfortable). On St. Patty’s Day, Twenty Manning Grill will feature the “T.O.”, named in honor of long time patron Terence Oglivie who recently passed away. Proceeds from the sales of this cocktail will be donated to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

Photo courtesy of Twenty Manning Grill

Photo courtesy of Twenty Manning Grill

For more information, menus and hours of operation, visit www.twentymanning.com.

3. McGillin’s Olde Ale House (1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA 19107)

[charity cocktail] Chocolate Leprechaun Martini [will benefit] Irish Center of Philadelphia

According to the Huffington Post, McGillin’s Olde Ale House is one of five top bars in the country to celebrate St. Patty’s Day! It is officially the oldest bar in Philadelphia, throwing open its doors the year Lincoln was elected president (that’s shortly after the Liberty Bell cracked and long before ground was broken for Philadelphia City Hall). The beer taps have been flowing since 1860, making it the oldest continuously operating tavern in Philadelphia. McGillin’s will be opening at 10am on St. Patty’s Day and is known to fill up fast, so the earlier you get there the better!

Photo courtesy of Thomas Robert Clarke Photography

Photo courtesy of Thomas Robert Clarke Photography

For more information, menus and hours of operation, visit www.mcgillins.com.

4. McFadden’s (461 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123)

[charity cocktail] “Irish Car Bomb” [will benefit] Friends of the Beast

What happens when you combine Philly’s #1 Party Bar with Philly’s favorite drinking holiday? You raise lots of money for a really great cause! On St. Patty’s Day, $1 from every Irish Car Bomb will be donated to Friends of the Beast. Founded in memory of a long time member of the McFadden’s family, Friends of the Beast is a 501c3 grassroots non-profit foundation benefitting a wide variety of athletic programs for children in the Philadelphia/SJ area. CHEERS!

Photo courtesy of My Philly Alive

Photo courtesy of My Philly Alive

For more information, menus and hours of operation, visit www.mcfaddensphilly.com.

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