Thanksgiving Eve (Wednesday, Nov. 26) is considered one of the biggest drinking days of the year. That being said, almost every bar is throwing a party or will be packed to the door anyway. Here are some locations you can get your pre-Turkey Day festivities on.
The folks at American Sardine Bar (1800 Federal St.) have been slinging drinks and whipping up food for the past three years and invite you to party with them, because it is their birthday and who doesn't like birthday parties? Starting at 5 p.m. enjoy a special menu created by the cooks, giveaways, live music, and great beer selection such as The Bruery Tart of Darkness, Firestone Walker Agrestic, and more ranging in draft and can.
Japanese tapas lounge and karaoke zone, Yakitori Boy (211 N. 11th St.) gets into the holiday spirit with beat-the-clock hourly specials with Stoli drinks, shot specials, and live music by DJ Vic during their Masquerade Party. The party starts at 5 p.m.
Knock down some pins in celebration of being off of work for Thanksgiving at North Bowl (909 N. 2nd St.) as they host $2 bowling games, shoe rentals, drink and food specials. Not a fan of bowling? They have pool tables and arcade games, too. The party starts at 7 p.m.
If you're considered a jive turkey to many, you might as well live it up to the fullest during the Trestle Inn's (339 N. 11th St.) Thanksgiving Eve "Jive Turkey" Party. This swanky whiskey bar kicks off the groovin' fun at 7 p.m. with a screening of Super Fly followed by go-go drink specials, a complimentary Wild Turkey welcome cocktail, and live music spun by j the audiophile. Entry is free before 10 p.m.
You're more than likely pub crawling around the town, do it with an organized crowd. Hosted by *NSYNC's Lance Bass and drag queen Brittany Lynn, the Philadelphia Pink Pub Crawl will begin at Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar (200 S. 12th St.) and make way toward the Field House (1150 Filbert St.) followed by the Trocadero Theatre (1003 Arch St.) for the official Pink Ball Party with music by international DJs Chus + Ceballos. The booze-y crawl starts at 8 p.m.
Since every bar will be stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey, Xfinity Live!'s (1100 Pattison Ave.) spacious venue is a perfect destination for your drinking festivities. Beginning at 8 p.m. the South Philly entertainment destination holds its Thanksgiving Groove party that features turkey pong, turkey riding, live music, and two entry options — general admission and VIP with an open bar.
Hip-hop, you don't stop. Jams from the 90's come back in full effect at Johnny Brenda's (1201 Frankford Ave.) during their It's the Year 1996 party featuring not only quality jams but also a product release party for the Decades Hat Co. The event starts at 9 p.m.
The Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) invites you to "get low" at their venue as Mad Decent Artist, Dillon Francis, makes a stop at in Philadelphia during his #FriendsRuleTour. Doors open at 9 p.m.