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Experience Cocktail-Inspired Coffee at Art in the Age in Old City Philadelphia

Marilyn Johnson

Art in the Age is putting the bar in barista! Philadelphia’s premier bar and tasting room, home bar supply, and bottle shop is thrilled to announce its formal expansion into coffee with an all-new café menu showcasing beans from Philly locals Bean2Bean Coffee Company. Alongside tried-and-true classic espresso, the shop will debut a line of craft cocktail-inspired coffee beverages, some with booze and some without, available to stay or to go, offered during standard store hours beginning at noon daily. The all-new experiential menu will launch Tuesday, February 28, marked by an exciting Jitters & Jiggers Coffee Cocktail Workshop at 7 pm, with guest barista takeovers coming soon.
Art in the Age in Old City Philadelphia launches new cocktail-inspired coffee menu.Photo byArt in the Age

The expansion comes on the heels of the recent addition of Art in the Age’s espresso machine. Now, coffee and cocktail experts at the Old City locale are diving headfirst into robust programming with a rotating seasonal menu of coffee and coffee-inspired cocktails. Daily staples available beginning at noon include espresso, Americanos, lattes, and cappuccinos, to which caffeine fanatics can add artisanal bitters or flavor syrups to imitate their favorite cocktail.

Art in the Age’s selection of specialty lattes also showcases the bevy of bitters, flavor syrups, and (Instagrammable) garnishes available at Art in the Age – think “try before you buy”! Plus, move over espresso martini – Rich coffee cocktails like the AITA Carajillo, made with Bean2Bean espresso, Art in the Age Chicory Root Vodka, and demerara sugar, served over ice with orange peel, showcase innovative riffs on coffee-forward classics, done the Art in the Age way.

“We’re known for being the cocktail experts, and we’ve taken that strategy and applied it to coffee,” said Art in the Age General Manager, Craig Richie. “With our cocktail-inspired lattes and customizable coffee, folks can enjoy a truly unique beverage, whether or not they choose to add booze. We stay open later than most coffee shops, so it’s perfect for that end-of-day pick-me-up.”  

Inside Art in the Age, Café coffee lovers can start with coffee and end with a cocktail while taking a load off at one of the high-top tables for two (there is wi-fi!) or tote their freshly-brewed cup of joe (or joe-inspired cocktail) while browsing the shop’s extensive collection of spirits courtesy of Tamworth Distilling and other craft purveyors, non-alcoholics such as The Pathfinder Hemp and Root, as well as every piece of barware needed to whip up expert-level cocktails at home.

Bites on-site during the week will include pastries from authentic Jewish bakery Noshes by Sherri, with Okie Dokie Donuts providing gluten-free sweet treats on the weekends. 

These beverages and the standard Art in the Age cocktail menu are available during shop hours of Tuesday through Thursday 12 pm – 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 12 pm – 8 pm, and Sundays from 12 pm – 6 pm.


  • Whole and oat milk available (no extra cost)
  • Add a shot of The Pathfinder Hemp and Root (non-alcoholic) to any beverage (+$4)


Java courtesy of Bean2Bean Coffee Company

Choose from a bevy of craft bitters and syrups to amp up your coffee flavor or imitate your favorite cocktail

  • Espresso ($4)
  • Americano ($4)
  • Latte ($5)
  • Cappuccino ($5)


Dress up a latte with artisanal flavors and Instagrammable garnishes

  • Garden Party – with pistachio syrup and rose water
  • Everything Nice -- with salted caramel syrup and Chai bitters
  • Marzipan -- with jasmine syrup and toasted almond bitters


Take it one step further by adding booze or a zero-proof spirit that packs a punch

  • AITA Carajillo ($12) -- Espresso, Art in the Age Chicory Root Vodka, demerara sugar, served over ice with orange peel.
  • Writer’s Block ($8) -- An americano with your choice of Dunce Whiskey, Kinsey Rye, Kinsey Bourbon, or Kinsey Scotch
  • The Third Eye Opener ($8) -- The Pathfinder Hemp & Root with a shot of espresso

On Tuesday, February 28, at 7 pm, coffee and cocktail fans are invited to attend the Jitters & Jiggers Coffee Cocktail Workshop, a special evening of cocktail instruction and coffee education. Art in the Age Cocktail Instructor Lee Noble will demonstrate two custom coffee cocktails while attendees shake, stir and sip along, with hands-on instruction. Experts from Bean2Bean will attend, providing lighthearted coffee education and answering questions about their coffee-making process. Tickets are available now for $90/couple. Each ticket includes two seats at the bar, all necessary ingredients, hands-on instruction on making two caffeinated cocktails, and a 10% discount on all retail items purchased during the workshop.

Marilyn Johnson is a freelance food and travel writer covering the food and drink scene of Philadelphia, South Jersey food, the greater Mid-Atlantic area, and beyond. Email Marilyn at with food and travel news. If you liked this article, throw Marilyn a coffee! Follow Marilyn on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

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