Drinking at a bar? Boring. In the midst of the mid-semester slump, you might have grown tired of countless nights spent at the same campus watering holes. Instead, spice up your weekend plans with one of these boozy activities around Philadelphia. Ranging from athletic workouts to pampering spa treatments, everything is more fun with a little liquor.



1. Fishtown Beer Runners

Once a week, runners and brew enthusiasts come together in the name of science. The group started in 2007 when a study showed evidence that beer can rehydrate after exercise just as well as water. Test the theory for yourself by joining them at 7 pm on Thursday. Participants can meet either at Palmer Park or City Hall to run anywhere from 2 to 6 miles and end at a designated tavern. 

Cost: Free (plus cost of alcohol)

2. Nail Bar

Nail Bar, located in Rittenhouse, knows how to pamper their customers. The salon offers both waxing and nail treatments, each including a complementary glass of wine or champagne. At only $15 for a basic manicure, students get an additional 10% off when they show a student ID. 

Cost: $15–$30

3. The Clay Studio

If you love painting while drunk at Painting with a Twist, try pottery while drunk at The Clay Studio near Old City. At their Friday night “Date Night” event, both couples and singles are welcome to a romantic night of learning how to use their hands (on a pottery wheel). The cost to register includes beer, wine, and light snacks in addition to the cost of supplies.

Cost: $35

4. Keystone Mini–Golf

For less than the cost of a BYOB dinner, bring your own alcohol to this mini–golf and arcade spot in Kensington. While the golf course is small, taking only 30 minutes to complete, that means there's more time for drinking afterwards. Just don’t go Happy Gilmore after a few shots. 

Cost: $12 for one adult

5. Philadelphia Museum of Art

Enjoy a night of culture every Friday with art and live music at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The event is free after cost of admission, and features hors d'oeuvre, and cocktails from Starr Catering. Muse about the meaning of famous masterpieces with the help of a little alcohol. 

Cost: $14 with valid student ID 


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