20+ Awesome Bars and Nightlife Spots
in Philadelphia’s Gayborhood
Some of the Gayborhood’s best nightlife spots
Philadelphia’s LGBT visitors looking for a night on the town can choose from a range of lively bars and clubs in the city’s Gayborhood.
Running from 11th to Broad streets and from Chestnut to Pine streets, the Gayborhood lays in the heart of Midtown Village and distinguishes itself with 69 rainbow street signs throughout the area. You’ll also find fun rainbow crosswalks at 13th and Locust streets.
As you take a nighttime stroll through the neighborhood, take your pick from energetic dance clubs, relaxed jazz scenes, sports-watching destinations, dive bars and more, all of which welcome the LGBT crowd with enthusiasm.
See our full roundup of top picks in the Gayborhood below, and if you’re seeking to grab dinner before hitting the bar, check out our list of top restaurants in the Gayborhood.
The Gayborhood’s after-hours spot
Knock Restaurant and Bar
Weekly karaoke and weekend live music
Sports bar and lounge with awesome daily specials
Come for the drinks and stay for the dancing
The Bike Stop Philly
Premiere sports and leather bar
Dancing, live jazz and an absinthe bar
Year-round outdoor bar with colorful graffiti walls
Bud and Marilyn's
Memorable cocktails from a famous female couple
Hip lounge with innovative tapas and night-cap drinks
Diverse wine selection to pair with small plates
Gay-owned contemporary raw bar and restaurant with craft cocktails