Winter imbibers are never at a loss in Philadelphia. And that notion is even sweeter when it comes to National Hot Chocolate Day. What’s the best way to celebrate? By raising a glass of course.
For those looking to participate and kick next week off right, here’s where to indulge in the holiday (Jan. 31) in the City of Brotherly Love.
The South Philly establishment is offering up their signature sipper, the spiked hot chocolate this Monday. The drink is composed of house-infused candy cane vodka, dark melting chocolate, cream, sugar and water— and the specialty sipper is enjoyed best by the wood-burning double-sided rustic fireplace located indoors.
1148 S. 11th St., devilsdenphilly.com
Menagerie Coffee located inside the Bourse Food Hall is celebrating National Hot Chocolate Day 2022 with their frothy hot chocolate made with Omanhene chocolate — a single-origin cocoa powder from Ghana — and steamed milk. Customers can order the drink with their Maplehofe Dairy whole milk (which is classified as not too sweet) for $4 plus tax; or sub in Oatly brand oat milk for $4.25 plus tax. Philadelphians can also amp up the flavor with an optional add-on of vanilla, cinnamon, simple syrup and so on.
111 S. Independence Mall E., theboursephilly.com
Milkboy’s Center City location on 11th street will be offering a few different options on its “Winter Warmers” menu, with one of them being their Gimmie S’mores. Priced at $12, this steamy sipper is composed of Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlúa, steamed milk, and drizzled with chocolate syrup. It will be available for the holiday on Monday.
1100 Chestnut St., milkboy.tv
Assembly Rooftop Lounge
What’s a better way to celebrate National Hot Chocolate Day 2022 then with panoramic views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway? According to a news release, Assembly offers imbibers with a sweet tooth a boozy take on the classic cup of hot cocoa with the peanut butter hot chocolate ($15) crafted with Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, ganache, cream, and topped with toasted marshmallow. Guests can enjoy this winter warmer all season long at Alpine Heights at Assembly, a modern ski-lodge-inspired pop-up boasting hot cocktails, festive winter ales, comfort food, themed décor, cozy blankets and blazing fire pits.
1840 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, assemblyrooftop.com