When you say “Philadelphia” it’s impossible to not have certain things pop into your head: the Liberty Bell, Rocky, cheesesteaks or drunk Eagles fans booing Santa Claus. But there’s one more thing worth associating with the City of Brotherly Love: the Citywide Special. Walk into numerous bars across the town and you’ll find a cheap alcoholic’s best friend in the form of a shot of whiskey and a beer for next to nothing. Whether it’s a tall boy of PBR with Heaven Hill or Old Grand Dad with Miller High Life, each bar does the Citywide its own way, while still upholding a tradition that exemplifies Philadelphia’s working class, no bullshit ethos.
An Ode to the Citywide Special, Philadelphia's Great Drinking Tradition