Beer, Wine & Spirits in Bala Cynwyd

VIP Admission to Pub Crawl and Expo for Two or Four from Running of the Santas on December 12–13 (50% Off)

Running of the Santas Mega Festival

Multiple Locations

$160 $80

The Running of the Santas pub crawl, a nationwide event, concludes with a huge North Pole party featuring 10 live bands

Xtoberfest 2014 for One or Two at Xfinity Live – Philadelphia on Saturday, September 27 (Up to 48% Off)

Xtoberfest 2014

XFINITY Live! Philadelphia

$52.50 $29

100+ breweries provide complimentary samples of 200+ craft beers with games, prizes, and much more!

Beer Tasting with Shared Appetizers for Two or Four at Harper's Pub (Up to 54% Off)

Harper's Pub

Clementon

$40 $20

(15)

Appetizers such as chicken quesadillas and french fries complement a tasting of four beers

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Wagonhouse Winery (50% Off)

Wagonhouse Winery

South Harrison

$34 $17

(15)

Sample all 12 Wagonhouse wines during a tasting that includes souvenir glasses, Cherry Grove Farm cheeses, and truffles from Sweet Mary's

Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Auburn Road Vineyard & Winery (57% Off)

Auburn Road Vineyards

Pilesgrove

$30 $13

Guests tour secluded countryside vineyard before enjoying wine pressed from the vineyard's grapes

Wine Tasting for Four or Six with Eight Samples Each at Monroeville Vineyard & Winery (Up to 40% Off)

Monroeville Vineyard & Winery

Upper Pittsgrove

$20 $12

Tasters sample sips of dry reds, semi-sweets and fruit wines that pair with a platter of cheese and crackers

Wine Tasting for Four or Two with Keepsake Wine Glasses at Peddler's Village Tasting Room (Up to 50% Off)

Peddler's Village Tasting Room

Lahaska

$48 $24

Sample seasonal wine in the impossibly quaint Peddler's Village winery

Wine Tasting for Four or Six at Chaddsford Winery (50% Off)

Chaddsford Winery

Chadds Ford

$28 $14

See facilities and taste 6–8 wines, including dry whites, dry reds, and sweet wines

Wine Tasting with Cheese-Pairing Presentation for Two or Four at Crossing Vineyards (Up to 52% Off)

Crossing Vineyards

Washington Crossing

$40 $20.90

(24)

Wine pro shows guests how to bring out the flavors of specific wines and assorted cheeses during a presentation in a historic vineyard

$20 for a Vineyard Tour for Two at Sand Castle Winery ($42 Value)

Sand Castle Winery

Tinicum

$42 $20

Private events can take place in large tasting rooms or an outdoor pavilion

Wine Tasting with Cheese and Chocolate for Two or Four at Plagido's Winery (Up to 54% Off)

Plagido's Winery

Hammonton

$24 $12

Guests sip wine samples made from New Jersey-grown grapes at scenic, seven-year-old family vineyard and winery

Wine Tasting and Tour for Two or Four at Bellview Winery (Up to 54% Off)

Bellview Winery

Buena

$24 $12

This winery grows 42 acres of grapes and draws off a century of Italian family tradition, including a family-recipe dandelion wine

Fall Harvest Festival for Two, Four, or Six at Unionville Vineyards (Up to 53% Off)

Unionville Vineyards

East Amwell

$40 $19

Grape stomping, tastings of eight Unionville wines, vineyard walks, talks by industry leaders, and winery tours; live music from two bands

Wine and Chocolate Tasting with Souvenir Glasses for Two or Four at Old York Cellars (Up to 53% Off)

Old York Cellars

East Amwell

$20 $10

Sample six wines and pair them with chocolates designed to complement wine

Group or Private Wine Tour/Meadery Experience for Two or Four at The Colony Meadery (Up to 61% Off)

The Colony Meadery

Southside

$70 $29

Each tour-goer receives one wineglass with The Colony Meadery logo as well as a tour of the brewhouse and tastings of each flagship mead

Vineyard Tour, Tasting, and Souvenir Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at Tolino Vineyards (50% Off)

Tolino Vineyards

Bangor

$10 $5

Tour a Vineyard that makes seven varietals from its onsite grape vines, then sample the wines for yourself

One-Day Admission for Two to the Stafford Township Fall Harvest Wine Festival On October 18 or 19 (50% Off)

Stafford Township Fall Harvest Wine Festival

Manahawkin

$30 $15

Pick up commemorative wine glass and travel to various vendors to sample local wines; crafters, live music, and food vendors also on-site

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Chocolate at Cassinelli Winery & Vineyards (Up to 50% Off)

Cassinelli Winery

2, Church Hill

$30 $16

Chocolate complements award-winning, premium wine, both of which can be enjoyed amongst 110 wooded & open acres on Marlyand's eastern shore

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Philadelphia Sport and Social Club places athletically minded individuals into leagues, offering six levels of play, from recreational to fiercely competitive. Sports range from men's indoor basketball to outdoor favorites such as coed soccer and coed hockey, played with bladeless skates on the dry, frictional equivalent of ice—a floor. Meeting at several facilities throughout Philadelphia, most sports' seasons consist of 6–10 games and one round of single-elimination playoffs, culminating in prizes for the victors, such as long-sleeve T-shirts and, for kickball champions, a pageant of apologies from former playground bullies.

3800 Manayunk Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Mixology Wine Institute's oenophilic classes teach aspiring mixologists and mixonomists how to craft a diverse roster of libations while regaling students with the rich history and social function of the cocktail. The seasoned staff—which includes a resident sommelier and beer experts—dispense thoughtful nuggets of drink-dispensing wisdom, such as ways to add flair to a bartending routine, various wine-and-food pairings, and how to win a cocktail-sword duel. Each session takes place in the institute's well-equipped classroom, which simulates a real bar setting with working soda guns, sinks, and a full catalog of liquors. Pupils leave classes with the knowledge necessary to help bargoers make informed drink decisions.

7708 City Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Flying Carpet Café & Bar blends international tastes into delightful sandwiches and tapas accompanied by organic tea. The cozy café stocks 14 varieties of organic loose-leaf tea in flavors such as amaretto spice, which defrosts tongues frozen from hands-free ice-sculpting contests. Twosomes opting for the sampler platter can dip fresh olives, feta cheese, falafel, and spinach pie into meticulously crafted baba gannouj and hummus. Region-representative sandwiches dish out delicious geography lessons in forms such as the Norwegian wrap, whose pita coddles cream cheese and smoked salmon together with capers and onions, or the Parisian, which bears roast beef, grilled onions, spinach, and brie, much like an actual Parisian going through customs. Epicurean duos can match their delicately paired eats with the ear-tickling sounds of live jazz on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

1841 Poplar St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Cichetteria 19, one of the first Venetian eateries and osterie (pubs) to unfurl its tasty sails in Philadelphia, allows diners to imbibe their minds and mouths with a medley of meal options, a list of authentic, regional wines, and an atmosphere akin to homeland camaraderie. The menu consists of cichetti (small dishes), which are designed to contrast one another while complementing a grapey quaff. Available individually ($5), in a trio ($12), or as a family of five ($19), cichetti options include roasted shrimp with caper berries, flash-fried calamari in tomato sauce, house-made toasted bread, prosciutto and melon, and more. The remainder of the menu is occupied with fresh pizza selections such as the white Bassano, topped with gorgonzola, fig, prosciutto, and arugula ($15), and a range of prearranged plates, including lemon risotto ($21). To top off any meal, gracious guests can slide forks through rich tiramisu infused with sweet satiability and Italian grandmother hugs ($7).

267 S 19th St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Sound Excursions describes their carefully curated group experiences as "field trips for adults." It's easy to see why: every outing takes groups to a new realm of Washington, whether it's the frothy shores of Puget Sound, inland forests and mountains, or tables at Seattle's thriving restaurants. The events held at these diverse locations range from culinary workshops on topics such as sushi-making and moonshine-tasting, to adventurous excursions with whitewater rafting or kayaking, to laid-back themed party cruises. For many outings, luxury transportation is provided.

404 South 20th Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Run by Anna Maria Florio, the daughter of Italian immigrants, La Cucina at the Market imparts vital culinary arts to its students in intimate, informative classes. Students plunge their hands into the world of handmade pasta in Making Handmade Pasta: Easy as 1, 2, 3, which runs through the art and science of noodle and sauce. In classes of up to 15 people, pupils knead, roll, and slice pasta dough to infuse homemade Italian entrees with a personal touch. Nascent noodle artists acquire the art of lengthy fettuccine and broad pappardelle, and afterward pastacrafters will be able to construct an edible sculpture of a penguin in formalwear using bowtie-mimicking farfalle.

51 N 12th St
Philadelphia,
PA
US