Philly Loves Hump Day

Center City Sips trades Fridays for Wednesdays
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2008 5:52 PM CDT
Wednesday is the night to get your drink on in Philly.   (Shutterstock)
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(Newser) – Wednesday is the new Friday in Philly, even if Thursday isn’t the new Saturday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Confused? A coordinated set of happy hours called Center City Sips has made hump day the evening for urbanites to socialize before they head out of town for the weekend. "Wednesday night is my night out,” one says.

Although places such as Brasserie Perrier are the most popular Wednesday-night hotspots, non-Sip-affiliated joints are catering to the post-happy-hour crowd, and weekday party habits die hard for working young professionals and GenXers. "Wednesday is the night for people who feel the nightspots don't belong to them on Fridays and Saturdays," says a party promoter.