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At night, Philadelphia is sizzling with activity — it’s an exciting, welcoming place to sip cocktails, hear live music and/or do your own thing.
Whether you’re dancing and dining in Old City, heading to a hipster hangout in South Philadelphia or catching a live jazz show in Northern Liberties, you are pretty much always guaranteed a great time.
Another lovable aspect about Philly after dark — everything is conveniently close together. Whatever neighborhood you choose, you can almost certainly hit multiple hotspots within a short walk or cab ride.
And in Philadelphia, you can enjoy great food at anytime. Looking for a place that serves after 10 pm? Or the best place to find a cheesesteak at 3 a.m.? We’ve got you covered.
Don’t miss these hotspots
- New Year’s Eve In Philadelphia 2015: The Best Places To Watch New Year’s Eve Fireworks Over The Delaware River At 6 P.M. And Midnight
- The Academy Of Natural Sciences Of Drexel University Hosts All-Star Days With Special Demos, Hands-On Activities And More, December 27-30
- Weekend Picks: Last-Minute Holiday Shopping, Manayunk Solstice Fire, RiverRink Winterfest, Franklin Square’s Holiday Festival, Christmas Village, The Nutcracker, Franklin Flea And More
- Coming Attraction: Represent: 200 Years Of African American Art Opens At The Philadelphia Museum Of Art This Winter, January 10-April 5, 2015
- Head To Old City For Free Hot Chocolate And Live Music During The First Old City Holiday Music Choctacular, Saturdays, December 20 And 27
- Tonight Picks: RiverRink Winterfest, Franklin Square Holiday Festival, Opening Night For Palladino’s, Reindeer Romp Bar Crawl In Fairmount And More
- Now Open: Chef Luke Palladino Debuts His First Philadelphia Restaurant On East Passyunk Avenue Today, Thursday, December 18
- New Year’s Eve In Philadelphia 2015: Complete Guide To New Year’s Eve Parties, Galas, Concerts, Events And More
- MummersFest Offers A Behind-The-Scenes Peek Into The Mummers Parade With Tours And Hands-On Fun, December 28-31
- Last Chance: The Franklin Flea Holiday Market Hosts Its Final Shopping Day Of The Season This Saturday, December 20
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A little slice of Munich in Fishtown
Stephen Starr’s outdoor oasis in Philadelphia’s neighborhood is a deceptively simple concept; embrace the allure of the German “biergarten” and give it a modern edge.
Outdoor retreat just steps from Independence Mall
Independence Beer Garden (IBG) is a 20,000-square-foot outdoor retreat overlooking the Liberty Bell Center and Independence National Historical Park.
An awesome pop-up summertime haven on the Delaware River Waterfront
With a hammock garden, boardwalk, urban beach, fountains and a series of floating barges with lily pad water gardens, the new Spruce Street Harbor Park is a majorly popular summer destination on the Delaware Waterfront.
A temporary outdoor escape, at 15th and South Streets, with food, beer and more
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s annual Pop Up Garden returns for its fourth year, transforming a forgotten outdoor area into a gorgeous, landscaped community space.
Pop-up park returning for two weekends this October
The Oval, a popular pop-up open-air public space on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, returns for two weekends in October. After a fantastic summer of family-friendly fun, food trucks, live music and an incredible beer garden, The Oval is returning with an autumn-centric celebration.
Stephen Starr’s popular Rittenhouse Square bistro pays homage to Paris
With Parc, famed restaurateur Stephen Starr brings a certain je ne sais quoi to Rittenhouse Square. Parc offers an authentic French bistro experience, fully equipped with a chic Parisian ambiance and gorgeous sidewalk seating overlooking the Square.
Perfect summer dining and nightlife on the Delaware River Waterfront
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.
Delicious food + great beer + live music = a Fishtown landmark
Located at the intersection of Frankford and Girard Avenues on the southern tip of Fishtown, Johnny Brenda’s is, at once, the catalyst, champion, living room, kitchen/dining room and concert hall of its neighborhood.
Part diner, part bar and part dance club, Silk City is one of Philly’s coolest night spots.
One-third diner, one-third club and one-third beer garden, Silk City’s American fare with flair has helped it become one of Philadelphia’s most popular destinations.
It’s not just about bowling at this Northern Liberties hotspot
Seventeen regulation bowling lanes on two levels, an old-school photo booth and a billiards area makes this throwback spot a perfect pick for noshing with friends, a date or a family outing.
Performance space and community gathering place
Built as a house of worship in 1911, The Rotunda is now a smoke-free and drink-free space for world, soul, hip-hop, rock, jazz and experimental music. When bands aren’t playing, the socially conscious venue hosts movie screenings, yoga classes, theater projects and art exhibits.View More
Fun and games on the Delaware River
SugarHouse Casino, the first casino in Philadelphia, is located on the picturesque Delaware River waterfront. This premier gaming and entertainment destination, open 24/7, offers a complimentary mix of table games, slots, restaurants and a VIP Lounge.View More
Contemporary comfort food and cocktails at AKA Rittenhouse Square Hotel
Part of the chic hotel AKA Rittenhouse Square Hotel, a.kitchen and a.bar offer modern, contemporary dining and cocktails in an intimate space.View More
A classic Philly neighborhood bar in Old City
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.View More
Some of Philly’s most well known and widely accessible craft beers
Opened in 1995, Sly Fox beers has become renowned for their diverse styles, and Sly Fox brewers have garnered numerous medals at The Great American Beer Festival. The brewpub has become both a local and destination favorite and has been named the best in the region by several publications.View More
The Philadelphia region’s largest craft brewery
Founded in 1996 by childhood friends, Victory has seen awesome growth thanks to its superb line of brews and the industry rise of craft beer sales. From its humble beginnings brewing barrels of HopDevil Ale, Victory Festbier and Brandywine Valley Lager, Victory is now one of the largest craft breweries in the country.View More
Labor Day weekend festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway returns for its third year
The Budweiser Made In America Festival is a massive musical celebration that takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend.View More
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.View More
Long-standing venue for live music in Chinatown
A onetime burlesque theater, the Trocadero Theatre in Chinatown is now a favorite spot for live music, special events and weekly movie screenings.View More
Soul-satisfying southern cuisine on South Street
The charming bar and lounge restaurant has been a neighborhood favorite since opening in 2000. Its southern comfort cuisine has a built a reputation as being among the best in the city.View More