Ward 8 cocktail at Walnut Street Cafe.
MICHAEL KLEIN / Staff
Ward 8 cocktail at Walnut Street Cafe.

Walnut Street Cafe
2929 Walnut St., 4-7 p.m. weekdays

WSC, set up on the ground floor of the FMC Tower on the door of University City, is one of the city's loveliest newcomers. Its snug bar also takes a fun-loving, albeit grown-up, approach to happy hour. To wit, heaping bowls of sweet-and-salty caramel popcorn ($3) alongside peach-glazed BBQ wings ($8), tempura fried fish ($8), and soft pretzel knots with beer cheese ($5). The $5 "citywide" changes daily, e.g. Wednesday and Thursday's value pairing of a Rolling Rock with a shot of Bulleit rye.