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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.
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.
Fine dining in the skyline
A sleek, sophisticated restaurant and private event space, R2L sits 500 feet above the city on the 37th floor of Two Liberty Place and features wall-to-wall unobstructed, breathtaking panoramic views that span for over 40 miles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Widely considered “America’s First Gastropub”
A multi-room Northern Liberties gastropub — some say America’s first — that pairs local microbrews with excellent, gourmet pub fare like chicken pies, fried smelts and double burgers.
Quality pub fare and cold craft beers since 2008
For more than six years, Pub & Kitchen one of Philadelphia’s quintessential restaurants for quality dishes, craft beers and elevated brunch offerings.
A lounge of Rittenhouse with an amazing upstairs deck and outdoor seating
After snagging fizzy cocktails from the bar, partiers kick up their heels to DJ-spun beats before lounging on king-sized beds and admiring the city skyline on the Skybar.
Rittenhouse Square’s original bistro-cafe
The Rouge Burger alone will make you an instant devotee.
Small, Basque-country-inspired plates near Rittenhouse Square
Chef Jose Garces’ Tinto showcases the extraordinary tastes of the Basque country, the coastal and mountainous region that blurs the lines of demarcation between Spain and France.View More
Neighborhood bistro from Chef Jose Garces in Washington Square West
Situated in a large space in the Washington Square West neighborhood, Garces Trading Company — full-service bar and restaurant — highlights the Chef Jose Garces’ favorite foods from his travels to cafes throughout western Europe.View More
Jose Garces’ first Philadelphia restaurant
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.View More
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.View More
Tapas and tequila reign at this funky Mexican hot spot
At Distrito, Jose Garces’ two-story Mexican outpost in University City, incredible tapas dishes mingle with a funky (and mostly pink) décor — including the restaurant’s famous Volkswagen Beetle booth.View More
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.View More
Dance (or laugh) the night away at this hidden-in-plain-sight cabaret
This elegant second-floor lounge (upstairs from restaurant Creperie Beau Monde) has a u-shaped bar, curtained booths and a petite dance floor that hosts both dancers and cabaret artists.View More
A hub of family-friendly activity throughout the year
The Delaware River Waterfront, just a short walk from Old City and Historic Philadelphia, hosts family-friendly attractions and events all year long.View More
Home of independent cinema in Rittenhouse Square
Run by the Philadelphia Film Society, the PFS Roxy Theater brings top independent cinema to Rittenhouse Square.View More
This Historic Philadelphia pool hall is a sports fan’s paradise with flat screens, dartboards, and more
This downtown pool hall welcomes sports-loving crowds with its flat screens, dartboards and casual fare.View More
Handcrafted cocktails next to the Hotel Monaco
This tavern attached to the Hotel Monaco Philadelphia serves up handcrafted cocktails made with fresh-squeezed juices.View More
Enjoy your meal with a view
Revolution House has a playful menu of internationally influenced comfort food and Neapolitan pizza.View More
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.View More
Get cheeses from around the world at this BYOB bistro
Cheese lovers revel in the global selections at this small bistro.View More
New American restaurant with interesting takes on the classics in Old City
This bar and restaurant from Top Chef alum Jason Cichonski features interesting takes on the classics (think lobster pasta).View More