Wine and Martinis on the…Cheap?

Booze is expensive in Philly. Or rather, it can be. $10 for a 3oz martini? Yeah, that’s too much, Steven Starr. Some folks at Philly.com thought so, too so they hit a small sample of Center City night spots to see how the booze measured up…literally.

“So we did what any booze-loving Philadelphian would do: We broke out a measuring cup in booths, on outdoor decks, in sports bars and at hangouts all over town and got nitpicky down to the ounce to find the best deals based on how much places pour vs. how much they charge.”

The results:

  • The Palm (Bellevue Hotel, Broad and Locust streets)
    Wine: $7.50 for 8 ounces of Pighin-Fruili pinot grigio.
    Martini: $10 was pricey, but we got 7 ounces.

  • Continental Midtown (18th and Chestnut streets)
    Wine: $7 for 5 ounces of San Rocco brand.
    Martini: We measured 3

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