ContestsApril 19, 2013 at 11:09 am

Ditch Power Hour For Happy Hours

Morning-Happy-Hour23Nothing gets us wasted buzzed psyched more than a great happy hour deal! After plenty of research, we have struck gold. Let’s face it, we’re all desperate to save our dolla dolla billz and, as per usual, UTB has answered your prayers. Here are the 6 winners!

1. Harvest Seasonal Grill
Despite public misconception, Harvest reigns supreme in this contest. For all of you who think this eatery and bar is out of your price range…false. What IS true is that your $ will get you food that actually tastes good (gasp!). Besides having 41 affordable, low-cal meal options (swimsuit season!) their drink deals will put your money where you want it…in your pocket, duh.

Happy hour 4-6 every glorious day: $3 Draft Beers, $4 House Wines By the Glass, $5 Select Specialty Cocktails

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FeaturesDecember 12, 2012 at 11:47 am

You’re LUCKY To Be Here! A Silver Linings Penn Playbook

Few of us are praying that finals continue forever. The impending end of the semester cannot come soon enough for most of the student body, which unanimously agreed it is “totes miserable” and is only surviving on junk food and hourly kvetch sessions.

But if you take advantage of the silver linings to still being here, you may want to miss your flight home on the 20th (you must be, like, the only person at this school with an exam on the last day). Okay, you may still want to fast-forward to spending the days couch potato-ing with your dog(s), but you are #blessed! Philly is your oyster! If you were home now, you wouldn’t be able to:

  1. Turn your sadness into happy hour. Treat yoself to dranks at any of University City’s daily happy hours to turn that frown upside down! Then stumble into Van Pelt and write a paper tipsy, you tortured artist, you.
  2. Ignore parental nags. When you’re under the same roof as momma, tensions are going to rise if you don’t X, Y and Z right now. At dear old Penn, you just get occasional texts reminding you to go outside and eat greens. Read the rest of this entry »
CampusSeptember 8, 2011 at 11:38 am

Ditch The Gym For Gin And Tonics

Have you ever been torn between Pilates and piña coladas? Stuck in a mental war with weights and whiskey? Don’t know whether you want down dog or Dogfish Head? Annoying alliteration aside (ha ha), ignoring the Ivy League guilt of productivity–both academically and physically–for the sake of happy hour can be difficult. However, a recent study could make that choice much easier.

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Newsand  Summer: New YorkAugust 4, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Someone Made A Quad Room Really Pretty

The internet revealed that these strikingly cleaned-up digs came about as part of a contest (that, unfortunately, is now over) from deal site UScoop. We thought it was totally random that pretty store Serena & Lily would do a shoot at Penn, but further digging revealed, yup, you guessed it: another e-venture by Penn kids.

UScoop, the contest’s sponsor, was founded by Penn grads and has been featured in such illustrious publications as TFM. They offer quality writing good deals a happy hour in New York tonight. Yeah, uh, UScoop, best of luck.

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NewsJuly 7, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Happy Hours Could Get Happier

Pennsylvania, you crazy when it comes to liquor laws, but you may finally be shaping up in the drankz department. Governor Tom Corbett signed legislation last week granting restaurants and bars more flexibility in scheduling their happy hours. Under the old law, drinking establishments were allowed up to two hours of happy per day for a maximum for 14 hours of happy per week. The 14-hour weekly cap still stands, but now your favorite afternoon sip spots will be allowed up to four hours of drink specials on a given day.

It’ll be interesting to see how many bars actually shuffle around their happy hours when the law goes into effect in late August (Mad4: 12 hours of $7 Big Azzes on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays?). Loyal readers, help us keep tabs on any changes and alert us if you notice any!

Summer: New Yorkand  Summer: Otherand  Summer: PhillyJune 27, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Because Every Monday Deserves Happy Hours

Maybe we’ve just got a case of the Mondays, but we can’t help thinking everyone could use a nice drink to wash away the weekend/get through this week/start the Fourth celebrations really, really early. Check out our picks across the nation:

West Philly: Because summer classes are heading into finals, it’s cheap and why not: Biba happy hour from 4-6 p.m.  $5 gets you a glass of “real wine, not that cheap, yucky stuff,” so ditch the Franz  get classy. They even have new outdoor seating!

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NewsSeptember 28, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Smokes Is Getting Retro Sushi, Or Something

Hey everybody, it’s the 48th anniversary of Smokes’ 30th year on campus! This is HUGE! So to celebrate this incredible occasion, Smokes is about to get super authentic with a weekly Mad Men happy hour. Groovy! And lucky for us, they’ve taken a leaf out of FroGro’s Book of Great Ideas and are adding a “fresh” new sushi bar! Huh. Well, we’re just going to have to take their word for it, because sushi from Smokes is not something that we foresee in the future of our bellies, ever.