Where to Eat and Drink Before the Philadelphia Flower Show

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Philadelphia, PAFlower Show Bars and Restaurants - The Philadelphia Flower Show will go into full bloom in a few days, and same goes with the cocktails! Attendees can feel the Flower Power as well at the following bars and restaurants around town. Sip on a variety of floral influenced cocktails and mocktails featuring flavors from all around the garden. For those looking for non-alcoholic alternatives, Royal Boucherie and CO-OP Restaurant and Lounge have actually floral mocktails available.

Where to Eat and Drink Before and After the Philadelphia Flower Show

Rex 1516, Philly’s elevated Southern cuisine, is commemorating the Flower Show and paying respect to hip-hop's favorite female rap artist with the Cardi P ($11), a fantastically herbal cocktail with a spicy finish, served up with rum, lime juice, sparkling wine, cardamom black pepper syrup, and garnished with lime peel and edible flowers. Okurrrr! 1516 South St | 267-319-1366 | http://rex1516.com


Art in the Age, Old City’s one-of-a-kind tasting room, home bar supply, and bottle shop, will be providing floral-inspired cocktails for the entire month of March in anticipation of the spring equinox and to commemorate the flower show, most notably: Hibiscus Boulevardier ($13) – Kinsey Bourbon Whiskey, AITA Sierra Fig Cordial, Lo-Fi Gentian Amaro, Jack Ruby Aromatic Bitters; Lavender Negroni ($14) – Damon Gin, Dolin blanc, Lillet, Dashfire Lavender Bitters; Gin Blossom ($14) – Barrel Aged Flora Gin, Jack Ruby Classic Tonic Syrup, Blooming Tea Flower, hot water. 116 North 3rd Street | 215-922-2600 | http://artintheage.com


The Bar by Bluebird Distilling at The Bourse, situated just steps from Independence Hall in Old City, is offering a riff on the Aviation cocktail with their lavender flavored Flora Airliner. This floral explosion, with Juniperus gin, lavender syrup, Crème Yvette, lemon juice, and Luxardo Marachino topped with an edible flower, is available for $7 from March 4th-10th. 111 S Independence Mall E | www.theboursephilly.com


Ocean Prime, an easy walk from the convention center in Center City, is providing its Black Orchid cocktail for $14. Made with Belvedere Intense Unfiltered Vodka, St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur, hand-squeezed lemon juice, and white cranberry juice, this elegant floral creation is chilled with a frozen orchid ice ball. 124 South 15th Street | 215-563-0163 | https://www.ocean-prime.com/locations-menus/philadelphia


Red Owl Tavern, the New American restaurant, and bar positioned across the street from Independence Mall in Old City are rising to the occasion with lead bartender Kyle Darrow‘s Ruby Sunrise ($12) cocktail. This bright, bubbly drink combines rose-water with sparkling rosé, pomegranate, grapefruit, and Hanger One vodka. 433 Chestnut St. | 215.923.2267 | www.redowltavern.com


Royal Boucherie, Old City’s American-inspired brassière and raw bar from Nicholas Elmi, will be offering up its floral mocktail, the Lavender Bowtie, for $6 from March 2nd-10th. This gorgeous and Instagrambale ombré beverage (courtesy of Butterfly pea flower tea) boasts grapefruit, soda, and lavender syrup. 52 South 2nd St | 267-606-6313 | https://www.royalboucherie.com


CO-OP Restaurant and Lounge, found in University City right beside The Study Hotel, is providing flower show goers a Garden Watermelon mocktail created with Garden Seedlip, a sugar-free distilled non-alcoholic spirit with notes of peas, rosemary, and thyme. Mixed with watermelon and basil shrub, this delicious zero proof drink is topped with a sprig of fresh basil and is available for $14 all week. 20 South 33rd Street | 215-398-1874 | https://www.coopphilly.com

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