Fight Summer Heat with @SassafrasBar

Say it Rah-shay By Aug 01, 2014 No Comments


Your pals at Sassafras (48 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia) in Old City have the perfect answer to the current heat and humidity. Cool down at Philadelphia’s “Grande Dame” of neighborhood bars with unique Sassafrasflavored ice cream, available in one of four beer float combinations, or as a treat on its own. They also present a new must-try dish with pretzel breaded Fried Calamari, served with a carrot, jalapeno and chili-lime dipping sauce. Both items are available this week.

Ice Cream Beer Floats Made at Sassafras Bar

Celebrate the final (and hottest) weeks of Summer with the return of four beer floats made with Sassafras flavored ice cream at Sassafras Bar in Old City.

Sassafras ice cream is house-made in small batches that feature the delicate flavor of authentic sassafras, with hints of root beer and liquorice. Ice cream will be available in a three scoop sized dish for $8. Just as the Sassafras tree is the only tree with four unique leaf patterns, those rascals Donal McCoy and Neil Laughlin have developed four special floats pairings for $10 each that include Crabbies Ginger Beer, Kasteel Rouge, Rodenbach and Youngs Double Chocolate Stout. Ice cream and beer floats are available through at least Labor Day.

As the perfect summertime duo, enjoy your float with a plate of highly addictive pretzel breaded Fried Calamari, served with a carrot, jalapeno and chili-lime dipping sauce. Fried Calamari is the newest addition to the lunch and dinner menu, and will cost $9.50.


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Sassafras is the “Grande Dame” of Philadelphia’s neighborhood bars – sophisticated, timeless and classic. This old-world pub, with a twist of modern flavor, is located at 48 2nd Street, in the heart of Philadelphia’s Old City District. The small eclectic menu has something to satisfy every palate; everything from award winning burgers, traditional fish n’ chips and salads. The vibe of Sassafras is like your father’s bar, but in a good way. It exudes a warm and inviting atmosphere with old-school bartenders who know how to make a drink the way it was meant to be. The bar also boasts a world-class assortment of bottled beer, ever changing list of draft beers and wines, and a splendid selection of Single Malt Scotches, Whiskies and Bourbon. Special features that immediately grab and hold your attention are the ever-popular mascot, John Deer. He can be found overlooking the bar, donning outfits that celebrate holidays and special occasions.


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