Toast to 23 years of “The Special” (aka the Citywide)

If you've enjoyed the tallboy-plus-shot deal that proliferates across Philly bars, this where it all started. The South Street West hang is celebrating the anniversary of The Special with live jazz, drag performances and a wedding ceremony between Jim Beam and Pabst. No cover and free food.

Where: Bob & Barbara's at 1509 South St. 19146

When: July 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to July 13, 2017 at 12:00 a.m.

How much: Free admission and food, pay-as-you-go drinks


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