After a day spent exploring this historical city, relax and let loose at one of these favorite nightlife hotspots. Just because the sun has set on the City of Brotherly Love doesn’t mean the fun has stopped. In fact, some Philadelphians might argue that it is just getting started! Whether you are looking to relax, drink, eat, dance, socialize or laugh the night away, you’ll find a good mix in Philly.
Chow down on some pub grub and order any drink you desire at the Frankford Hall Beer Garden
. This beer garden and German pub serves up a full bar, specializing in German beer served in traditional mugs, alongside fine cuisine like bratwurst and sauerkraut. Enjoy your drinks and meal at the indoor courtyard filled with tables and games.
Address: 1210 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125 - MAP
Phone: (215) 634-3338
Laugh until your sides are in stitches at the Helium Comedy Club
, the most popular comedy club in Philly. Listen to the stylings of all your favorite comedians—from amateur locals to televised professionals—at this intimate nightlife venue. Choose a seat at the bar or at a table near the stage, and don’t forget to bring your funny bone!
Address: 2031 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 - MAP
Phone: (215) 496-9001
Listen to live music while you drink some of the best beers on tap. Union Transfer
provides a large space with excellent acoustics for live performances. See some of your favorite artists performing at this mid-sized music and nightlife venue at an incredible price. Grab a beverage from one of the three bars and head to the floor to dance your heart out.
Address: 1026 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, PA 19123 - MAP
Phone: (215) 232-2100
For a real taste of speakeasies and West Philly, check out Fiume
, one of the city’s best-kept, nightlife secrets. Located in a tiny room above Abbyssinia, a local Ethiopian restaurant, this dive-bar is so small that it doesn’t even have a sign. However, the establishment specializes in unique drinks served to the sounds of bluegrass and jazz in a warm, relaxed atmosphere.
Address: 45th and Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19139 - MAP
Viva Las Vegas! Bring a bit of Vegas to your nightlife at the Las Vegas Lounge
in Philly. No need to leave the city when you can get a taste of Sin City without setting foot outside of the City of Brotherly Love. Order a drink from the fully stocked bar and head over to the pool tables. Or, try a new drink special and watch your favorite game on TV.
Address: 704 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 - MAP
Phone: (215) 592-9533
For a bit of elegance in your evening, try a visit to the Tria Café
. With three locations in the city, this popular wine bar offers a different nightlife experience. Sip on some of the finest wines and beers in the city, paired with cheeses and delicious light snacks. Perfect for a casual, intimate gathering and a great place to meet up before or after hitting the town.
Address: 123 S 18th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 - MAP
Phone: (215) 972-8742
The 700 Club
on North Second Street in Philadelphia might shock those who think the name is related to the talk show. Philly’s 700 Club is booming with an eclectic mix from the DJs, with the party spilling out through the two-story building. With an assortment of over 80 bottled beers, 12 beers on tap and a whole assortment of liquor, the bartenders can probably serve up more than just 700 different drinks at this nightlife destination.
Address: 700 N 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19123 - MAP
Phone: (215) 413-3181
Red Lion Tavern
Address: 737 Red Lion Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19115 - MAP
Phone: (215) 677-4727
What’s-Its Name Bar
Address: 4652 E Thompson St., Philadelphia, PA 19137 - MAP
Phone: (215) 743-0699