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Historic Philadelphia: nightlife

  • 2nd Story Brewing

    Brewery, restaurant and bar in Old City

    A local farmer teamed up with her beer-brewing son-in-law to open this working brewery, restaurant and bar. View More
  • 32°

    Experience the lap of luxury in the center of Old City

    Lounging with cocktails at 32°

    Fun and innovative cocktails, including drinks served in glasses made of ice, make for an exciting change from the typical bar scene.

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  • Amada

    Jose Garces’ first Philadelphia restaurant

    Amada by Iron Chef Jose Garces

    At Old City’s Amada, chef Jose Garces has created a grand tapas restaurant, complete with a wall of wooden sangria casks, cured hams and cheeses hanging over the main bar and a menu that ranges from traditional eats to modern take on Spanish fare.

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  • Barra Restaurant

    A great choice for date night or a business dinner in Old City

    Barra specializes in brick-oven pizzas and Italian beer, along with delicate pastas and handcrafted cocktails.

    This Old City resto-lounge specializes in brick-oven pizzas and Italian beer, along with delicate pastas and handcrafted cocktails.

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  • Bierstube German Tavern

    A haven for German brews and food

    Located in Old City, Bierstube is haven for those seeking German beer.

    Brats, burgers and brews are the staple of this Old City bar, holding one of the most expansive German beer selections in Philadelphia.

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  • Bistro Romano

    Upscale Italian food served with live music

    Candlelight, live piano music on Friday and Saturday nights and a private table for two in the wine cellar make Bistro Romano a must for romance.

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  • Blackbird Pizzeria

    Pies for the vegan set

    An operation completely free of animal products, Blackbird specializes in takeout fare — pizzas, sandwiches, wings, fries — so rarely available to those who practice a vegan diet.

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  • Bleu Martini

    Nightlife, restaurant, bar and club in Old City

    This restaurant, bar and club bathed in cobalt blue offers a VIP scene and an edgy DJ soundtrack.

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  • Brasil’s Nightclub

    Latin dance club in Old City

    This upstairs club gets packed on weekends with fleet-footed Latin dancers.

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  • Buddakan

    Where creativity and cachet loom large

    Buddakan

    A towering gilded statue of the Buddha generates elegant calm in this 175-seat, Pan Asian restaurant from restaurateur Stephen Starr

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  • Chart House

    Seafood restaurant with a panoramic view of the Delaware River waterfront

    Seafood, a selection of pastas and meats, and a wide range of gluten-free options attract patrons for brunch, happy hour and dinner at Chart House.

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  • Cooperage Wine and Whiskey Bar

    Comfort food and almost 100 bottles of whiskey

    There’s close to 100 bottles of whiskey at Cooperage Wine and Whiskey Bar, but don’t forget about the food.

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  • Cuba Libre

    A little bit of Old Havana in Old City

    Cuba Libre

    This popular Old City spot is designed to resemble a street scene in Havana — and you can’t beat the mojitos.

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  • Eulogy Belgian Tavern

    Serving up Philadelphia’s largest beer selection with over 400 available options

    Eulogy has been declared the holder of Philadelphia's largest beer selection, offering 400 beers by the bottle and 30 drafts.

    Old City’s Eulogy Belgian Tavern serves up Philadelphia’s largest selection of beer with over 400 options to choose from.

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  • Farmicia

    Delicious, organic cuisine in Old City

    Farmicia

    A green-thumbed tribute to sustainable cuisine in the heart of Old City

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  • Fork

    A stylish New American bistro and Old City anchor

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    A stylish New American bistro and Old City anchor

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  • High Street on Market

    Freshly made artisanal breads and seasonal ingredients from the team behind Fork

    The house-baked breads of High Street on Market.

    Since opening in the fall of 2013, High Street on Market by the team from Fork has garnered praise for serving high-quality fare and innovative baked goods.

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  • Independence After Hours

    A sneak peek at Philadelphia’s history

    The Independence After Hours tour through Historic Philadelphia.

    May 27 – October 22, 2016
    Prepare yourself for a V.I.P. night…Colonial style! Enjoy a delicious, three-course meal at historic City Tavern, before heading out on an evening of adventure at Independence Hall.

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  • Independence Beer Garden

    Cold beer and tasty food steps from Independence Mall

    Independence Beer Garden is a massive new outdoor retreat in Philadelphia's most historic neighborhood.

    Independence Beer Garden is an outdoor retreat overlooking the Liberty Bell Center and Independence National Historical Park that supplies America’s most historic square mile with a destination for casual alfresco eating, drinking and playing.

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  • La Famiglia

    An Old City landmark for fine Italian cuisine

    La Famiglia

    For more than 30 years, La Famiglia has been one of Philadelphia’s top culinary institutions.

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  • Marrakesh

    Awesome Moroccan cuisine and a full bar

    Marrakesh offers Moroccan cuisine, an extensive vegetarian menu, a full bar and seven-course dinners.

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  • Morgan’s Pier

    Perfect summer dining and nightlife on the Delaware River Waterfront

    Morgan's Pier is named after George C. Morgan, the first person to cross the Ben Franklin Bridge.

    One of Philadelphia’s most popular summer hotspots, Morgan’s Pier is an oasis of craft beer, delicious food and incredible live music on the Delaware River Waterfront.

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  • Moshulu

    Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Philadelphia skyline with your meal

    Moshulu

    Docked permanently at Penn’s Landing on the Delaware River Waterfront, the Moshulu is a restaurant that deserves a spot on your must-visit list. A Philadelphia landmark, the Moshulu is world’s oldest and largest four-masted Tall Ship.

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  • National Mechanics

    Nostalgic cuisine with a side of humor

    National Mechanics

    Oozing with authenticity — and a healthy doze of eccentricty — National Mechanics serves outstanding beer alongside old-school favorites like grilled cheese with tomato soup.

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  • Panorama

    Sample all the best flavors of Northern Italy at the Penn’s View Hotel in Old City

    Tucked within the historic Penn’s View Hotel in Old City is Panorama, a romantic trattoria-style restaurant with a massive wine list to complement its Italian meals.

    Tucked within the historic Penn’s View Hotel in Old City is Panorama, a romantic trattoria-style restaurant with a massive wine list to complement its Italian meals.

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  • Penn’s Landing

    A hub of family-friendly activity throughout the year

    Every Thursday night in July and August, a different film will be screened outdoors on a big screen at Penn's Landing.

    The Delaware River Waterfront, just a short walk from Old City and Historic Philadelphia, hosts family-friendly attractions and events all year long.

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  • Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square

    The first festival of its kind in the Northeast U.S. comes to Philadelphia

    A 200-foot Chinese dragon is one of the many illuminated attractions at the Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square.

    April 22 – June 12, 2016
    Franklin Square is aglow this spring with more than 25 illuminated lanterns for the first-ever Chinese Lantern Festival in the Northeast United States.

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  • Pizzeria Stella

    Stephen Starr’s Headhouse Square restaurant focuses on gourmet pies

    Pizzeria Stella

    Combining Philadelphia’s love of pizza and Stephen Starr restaurants, the restaurateur has opened Pizzeria Stella, a gourmet-minded, neighborhood pizza shop.

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  • Positano Coast

    A bit of the Mediterranean coast in Old City

    Positano Coast offers a great list of creative cocktails, perfect for sampling during their Happy Hour

    Surrounded by a serene backdrop reminiscent of the Amalfi Coast, Positano Coast in Old City offers inspired Mediterranean cuisine and seafood.

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  • Radicchio Café

    Bright Italian BYOB on the edge of Old City

    BYOB Dining at Radicchio Café

    Located on the outskirts of the bustling neighborhood of Old City, Radicchio Café is a hidden gem among dozens of Center City BYOBs. Make no mistake: plenty of people know about and love Radicchio. When you go, you’ll witness this — there are always parties waiting patiently for their tables outside the restaurant’s large, glass windows.

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  • Sassafras Bar

    A classic Philly neighborhood bar in Old City

    Serving Philadelphians for more than 35 years, Sassafras Bar offers a small but eclectic menu, along with a serious selection of single-malt scotches, whiskeys and bourbons.

    Serving Philadelphians for more than 35 years, this Old City classic offers a small but eclectic menu along with a serious selection of single-malt scotches, whiskeys and bourbons. Old-school charm, bartenders proficient in classic cocktails and a speakeasy vibe make for a perfect all-night hangout.

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  • Spruce Street Harbor Park

    The hammock-filled haven on the Delaware River

    Spruce Street Harbor Park is an outdoor summer oasis at Penn's Landing.

    Through September 25, 2016
    Blockbuster waterfront attraction Spruce Street Harbor Park returns for its third year, bringing an ultimate hangout – and hammock-lounging – spot to the Delaware River Waterfront.

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  • Stratus Lounge

    Enjoy DJ-spun music every weekend at this posh spot

    Eleven stories above the city’s most historical treasures, party people dance to the sounds of DJ-spun music every Friday and Saturday night at Stratus Lounge.

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  • The Continental Restaurant and Martini Bar

    The ever-popular Old City institution

    Continental Restaurant and Martini Bar

    The creative cocktails and imaginative décor at this diner-made-martini bar creates an atmosphere all its own, making it one of the hottest night spots in Old City.

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  • The Khyber

    A gritty little bar in the middle of Old City

    While many of the bars and clubs in Old City have only opened in recent years, the Khyber is truly an original — the institution dates back to the 19th century.

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  • The Little Lion

    Revolutionary flair and classic southern cuisine

    Offering brunch, lunch and dinner, The Little Lion offers American food with Southern flair just blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Center.

    Offering brunch, lunch and dinner, The Little Lion offers American food with Southern flair just blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Center.

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  • The Olde Bar

    Jose Garces resurrects a history-steeped seafood haven and landmark

    The Olde Bar serves items like Fish House punch, raw and fried oysters, snapper soup and strawberry shortcake for two in booths and at the bar.

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  • The Plough & The Stars

    An Irish pub and restaurant in Old City

    On nice days, don't miss outdoor seating under The Plough & The Stars' umbrellas.

    An Old City mainstay, The Plough and The Stars often features live music by the fire and packed nights by the bar. Be sure to check out the menu of traditional Irish pub fare including fish and chips, Guinness casserole and Irish-style curry.

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  • The Twisted Tail

    Modern southern cuisine, bourbon and blues in Headhouse Square

    Enjoy a soulful meal at Twisted Tail on South Street.

    Serving southern-inspired comfort food on historic Headhouse Square, the Twisted Tail is known for delicious eats, fine bourbon and live music.

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  • Tin Angel

    A haven for singer-songwriter performances in Old City

    The Tin Angel, in the historic Old City section of Philadelphia, is a cosmopolitan café, cozy, comfortable and perfect for its intimate presentations of classic folksingers like Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and Odetta.

    The Tin Angel, in the historic Old City section of Philadelphia, is a cosmopolitan café, cozy, comfortable and perfect for its intimate presentations of classic folksingers like Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and Odetta.

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  • Wedge + Fig

    Get cheeses from around the world at this BYOB bistro

    Cheese lovers revel in the global selections at this small bistro.

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  • Zahav

    The critical favorite brings Israeli cuisine to Society Hill

    Zahav

    A modern Israeli restaurant, Zahav — which means gold in Hebrew — offers authentic Middle Eastern fare in a family-style dining setting typical of the region.

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