Nightlife & the Arts in Philadelphia

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Nightlife Overview
Name Category Location
 
32°
A self-described "luxe lounge" in Old City, the...
Dance Clubs Philadelphia
 
700 Club
In the heart of the happening Northern Liberties...
Dance Clubs Northern Liberties
 
The Abbaye
This neighborhood bar serves five kinds of...
Bars Philadelphia
 
Academy of Music
Modeled after Milan's La Scala opera house and...
Concerts Philadelphia
 
The Adrienne
The main stage, once home to the prestigious...
Theater Philadelphia
 
Annenberg Center
The performing-arts complex on the University of...
Concerts Philadelphia
 
Arden Theatre Company
The Arden, formed in 1988, is known for...
Theater Philadelphia
 
AVA Opera Theatre
The resident artists at the Academy of Vocal...
Opera Philadelphia
 
Bar Ferdinand
Continuing in the neighborhood's delightful...
Bars Philadelphia
 
The Barbary
Owned by Philly DJ JHN RDN, the place has quickly...
Dance Clubs Northern Liberties
 
The Bards
A lively and authentic Irish pub, the Bards...
Bars Rittenhouse Square
 
The Bike Stop
A multi-floored space, down a side alley, the...
Bars Philadelphia
 
Black Sheep
This handsome pub is just off Rittenhouse...
Bars Center City West
 
Bryn Mawr Film Institute
A sprawling center of all things cinematic in the...
Film, Festivals Philadelphia
 
Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
Directed by Ignat Solzhenitsyn, this prestigious...
Music Philadelphia
 
Chris' Jazz Café
This intimate hangout off the Avenue of the Arts...
Music Clubs Philadelphia
 
Comedy Sportz
Anything goes during this once-a-week night of...
Comedy Clubs Philadelphia
 
Continental Mid-Town
A more audacious incarnation of the Old City...
Bars Center City West
 
Continental Restaurant & Martini Bar
This retro former diner draws a hip,...
Bars Old City
 
Curtis Institute of Music
The gifted students at this world-renowned music...
Music Philadelphia
 
Dance Celebration/Next Move Series
Modern dance takes the stage at this Annenberg...
Dance Philadelphia
 
Dirty Frank's
Frank is long gone, but this place is still...
Bars Center City East
 
Electric Factory
Named in honor of the original Electric Factory,...
Music Clubs Philadelphia
 
Eulogy Belgian Tavern
For those with an insatiable desire to try new...
Brewpubs / Beer Gardens Old City
 
Fergie's Pub
This cozy taproom is a comfortable spot for a...
Bars Center City East
 
Fluid
This small dance club atop the Latest Dish...
Dance Clubs Philadelphia
 
For Pete's Sake
A friendly neighborhood joint, Pete's could...
Bars South Philadelphia
 
Forrest Theatre
The Forrest is the place to catch Broadway...
Theater Philadelphia
 
Frankford Hall
One of restaurateur Stephen Starr's latest...
Brewpubs / Beer Gardens Philadelphia
 
Freedom Theatre
The oldest and most active African-American...
Theater Philadelphia
 
The Grape Room
Taking up the mantle for the late, lamented Grape...
Music Clubs Manayunk
 
Happy Rooster
The boys once ruled this venerable, upscale...
Bars Center City West
 
Il Bar
The wine bar at Ristorante Panorama, a northern...
Wine Bars, Piano Bars / Lounges Old City
 
Independence Visitor Center
The Independence Visitor Center is open daily...
Tickets Philadelphia
 
International House
I-House on the University of Pennsylvania campus...
Film Philadelphia
 
Johnny Brenda's
A funky, cozy joint and the epitome of the...
Bars Philadelphia
 
Keswick Theatre
This 1,250-seat former vaudeville house with fine...
Concerts Philadelphia
 
The Khyber
This joint recently reinveted itself, becoming...
Bars Philadelphia
 
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
This striking complex evokes Philadelphia's...
Concerts Philadelphia
 
Kung Fu Necktie
Yet another of the hip venues that has opened in...
Music Clubs Philadelphia
 
L'etage
Upstairs from parent restaurant Beau Monde, a...
Bars South Philadelphia
 
Laff House
This 250-seat club offers an open-mike night on...
Comedy Clubs Philadelphia
 
Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant
On game days it's great, as this large...
Brewpubs / Beer Gardens Manayunk
 
Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Pops, jazz, contemporary music, Broadway theater,...
Concerts Philadelphia
 
McGillin's Olde Ale House
For longevity alone, McGillin's can stand proud....
Bars Center City East
 
McMenamins
This Mount Airy favorite has a fantastic...
Bars Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy
 
Memphis Taproom
Another local favorite, the Taproom offers more...
Bars Philadelphia
 
Mermaid Inn
Head to the Mermaid, as the locals do, to hear...
Music Clubs Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy
 
Merriam Theater
Built in 1918 as the Shubert, the ornate...
Theater Philadelphia
 
New Wave Café
To its devoted Queen Village clientele the New...
Bars South Philadelphia
 
North Bowl
For an evening of 10 pins, Galaga, booze, and...
Bars Philadelphia
 
North Star Bar & Restaurant
Deceptively good-sized, the North Star lights up...
Music Clubs Philadelphia
 
North Third
A casual bar and lounge with varied entertainment...
Bars Philadelphia
 
Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association
The Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association...
Bars Philadelphia
 
Opera Company of Philadelphia
The company stages five or six productions a year...
Opera Philadelphia
 
Painted Bride Art Center
By day it's a contemporary art gallery showing...
Concerts Philadelphia
 
Pennsylvania Ballet
Artistic director Roy Kaiser leads the company...
Dance Philadelphia
 
Peter Nero and the Philly Pops
Grammy-winning pianist and conductor Peter Nero...
Music Philadelphia
 
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
From October to May, the society presents more...
Concerts Philadelphia
 
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts
Dedicated solely to jazz, including its history...
Music Philadelphia
 
Philadelphia Dance Company
This modern dance troupe, also known as...
Dance Philadelphia
 
Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema
This two-week extravaganza in October is filled...
Film, Festivals Philadelphia
 
Philadelphia Folk Festival
First held in 1962, the oldest continuously...
Festivals Philadelphia
 
Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe
The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly...
Theater Philadelphia
 
Philadelphia Orchestra
Considered one of the world's best symphony...
Concerts, Music Philadelphia
 
Philadelphia Theatre Company
Philadelphia and world premieres of works by...
Theater Philadelphia
 
Prince Music Theater
Formerly known as the American Music Theater...
Theater Philadelphia
 
The Pub on Passyunk East
Less concerned with the papacy than fine craft...
Bars South Philadelphia
 
Pure Nightclub
A former speakeasy, this gay-friendly after-hours...
Dance Clubs Philadelphia
 
Q Fest
Organized by Theatre of Living Arts Video founder...
Film, Festivals Philadelphia
 
Q Lounge & Kitchen
The venue formerly known as Bump got a major...
Bars Philadelphia
 
Rave Motion Pictures University City 6
Looking for wireless Internet and a frothy...
Film, Festivals Philadelphia
 
Ritz Five, Ritz at the Bourse, and Ritz East
These are the finest movie theaters in town for...
Film Philadelphia
 
Roots Picnic
A one-day free-for-all on the Festival Pier of...
Festivals Philadelphia
 
The Rotunda and the 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge
Under the soaring, 140-foot-high rotunda of this...
Bars Center City West
 
The Roxy
Philly's classic film repertory house offers a...
Film Philadelphia
 
Royal Tavern
In the wilds of the Bella Vista neighborhood, the...
Bars South Philadelphia
 
Savoy Company
The oldest Gilbert and Sullivan company in the...
Opera Philadelphia
 
Shampoo
This giant, two-story space is teeming with...
Dance Clubs Northern Liberties
 
Silk City Diner Bar & Lounge
Re-opened a few years back to great approval...
Dance Clubs Northern Liberties
 
Sisters Nightclub
The most popular lesbian spot in the Gayborhood...
Bars Philadelphia
 
Society Hill Playhouse
For more than 40 years, this small...
Theater Philadelphia
 
Southwark
This place is a throwback to the days before...
Bars South Philadelphia
 
Standard Tap
With its dimly lighted interior, cherrywood bar,...
Bars Philadelphia
 
Susquehanna Bank Center
Formerly known as the E-Centre, the Tweeter...
Concerts Philadelphia
 
Swann Lounge
Melodious jazz and luscious desserts are...
Bars Center City West
 
Tank Bar
This bar is on the second floor of Friday,...
Bars Rittenhouse Square
 
Tavern on the Hill
This popular hangout has an excellent kitchen and...
Bars Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy
 
Theatre of Living Arts
The TLA, a former independent movie house, is a...
Music Clubs Philadelphia
 
Thomas' Restaurant & Bar
This may be the only real neighborhood bar on...
Bars Manayunk
 
TicketMaster
TicketMaster sells tickets to rock concerts and...
Tickets Philadelphia
 
Tin Angel Acoustic Café
Local and national musicians hold forth at a...
Music Clubs Philadelphia
 
Tria
This is a wine bar, to be sure, but one that...
Bars Rittenhouse Square
 
Tritone
For those seeking some offbeat adventure, this...
Dance Clubs Philadelphia
 
Trocadero
This spacious rock-and-roll club in Chinatown...
Music Clubs Philadelphia
 
Twenty Manning
The intimate lounge area and sleek bar at this...
Bars Rittenhouse Square
 
United Artist Riverview Plaza
Showing first-run commercial releases, this...
Film Philadelphia
 
United Artists Main Street 6 Theatre
Manayunk has this multiplex to complement its...
Film Philadelphia
 
UpStages
Tickets for a wide variety of cultural events...
Tickets Philadelphia
 
Vango Lounge & Skybar
Just upstairs from sister joint Byblos, this luxe...
Dance Clubs Rittenhouse Square
 
The Walnut Room Redux
An über-cool vibe permeates this upscale...
Piano Bars / Lounges Rittenhouse Square
 
Walnut Street Theatre
Founded in 1809, this is the oldest...
Theater Philadelphia
 
Warmdaddy's
This rustic, down-home blues club and restaurant...
Music Clubs Philadelphia
 
Wells Fargo Center
Rock concerts are often staged in this enormous...
Concerts Philadelphia
 
Wilma Theater
Under artistic director Blanka Zizka, the Wilma...
Theater Philadelphia
 
Woody's
Philadelphia's most popular gay bar is spread...
Bars Philadelphia
 
World Cafe Live
A musical flagship in West Philly, the building...
Music Clubs Philadelphia
 
XIX (Nineteen)
On the 19th floor of the Park Hyatt at the...
Bars Center City West
 
Zavino
Another recent addition to the thriving Midtown...
Wine Bars Center City East

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