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The Continental Restaurant and Martini Bar

The Continental Restaurant and Martini Bar

The ever-popular Continental illuminates the corner of 2nd and Market Streets. Credit: B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia

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.

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  • Frankford Hall

    A little slice of Munich in Fishtown

    Frankford Hall beer garden.

    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.

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  • R2L Restaurant and Lounge

    Fine dining in the skyline

    Enjoy amazing views from R2L Restaurant and Lounge.

    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.

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  • Parc

    Stephen Starr’s popular Rittenhouse Square bistro pays homage to Paris

    Parc on Rittenhouse Square

    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.

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  • Johnny Brenda’s

    Delicious food + great beer + live music = a Fishtown landmark

    Johnny Brenda’s

    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.

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  • North Bowl

    It’s not just about bowling at this Northern Liberties hotspot

    North Bowl

    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.

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  • SugarHouse Casino Philadelphia

    Fun and games on the Delaware River

    SugarHouse Casino, the first casino in the City of Philadelphia, is conveniently located on the picturesque Delaware River waterfront.

    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.

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  • Standard Tap

    Widely considered “America’s First Gastropub”

    Standard Tap

    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.

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  • Pub & Kitchen

    Quality pub fare and cold craft beers since 2008

    Pub & Kitchen

    For more than six years, Pub & Kitchen one of Philadelphia’s quintessential restaurants for quality dishes, craft beers and elevated brunch offerings.

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  • Vango Lounge and Sky Bar

    A lounge of Rittenhouse with an amazing upstairs deck and outdoor seating

    Vango Lounge

    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.

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  • Rouge

    Rittenhouse Square’s original bistro-cafe

    Rouge

    The Rouge Burger alone will make you an instant devotee.

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  • Yards Brewing Company

    The brewery that helped ignite a craft beer revolution in Philadelphia

    Yards Brewing Company now churns out its delicious beers at a 70,000-square-foot facility in Northern Liberties.

    In 1994, Yards resuscitated the Philadelphia’s brewing legacy and helped ignite a craft beer revolution in the city. The brewery’s tasting room gives visitors a chance to sample its beer while shooting pool or nibbling light fare.

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  • New Year’s Eve Fireworks In Philadelphia for 2017/2018

    Ring in the New Year with two fireworks shows on the Delaware River Waterfront

    Philadelphia will ring in 2018 not once but two times during the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront.

    December 31, 2017 – January 1, 2018
    Philadelphia will ring in 2018 not once but two times during the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront.

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  • Aqimero at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

    Serving up Latin-American-inspired eats in a modern setting

    Housed in the lobby of The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, Aqimero serves up Latin-American-inspired eats and drinks in a chic, modern setting.

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  • Max’s Steaks

    Serving up celebrated cheesesteaks in North Philadelphia

    In North Philadelphia, Max’s Steaks serves up cheesesteaks, hoagies and drinks from a full bar.

    In North Philadelphia, Max’s Steaks serves up cheesesteaks, hoagies and drinks from a full bar.

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  • 40th Street Summer Series

    Free monthly outdoor concerts in University City

    Once a month every month this summer, University City hosts a free outdoor concert as part of the 40th Street Summer Series.

    September 16, 2017
    University City District ups the cool factor to combat the summer heat with the return of the 40th Street Summer Series, free outdoor concerts on the last Saturdays of June, July, August and September.

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  • Summer Concert Series
    at Penn’s Landing

    Outdoor concerts on the Delaware River Waterfront all summer long

    All summer-long, Penn’s Landing is home to exciting live music on the Delaware River Waterfront.

    June 30 – August 31, 2017 (select dates)
    All summer long, Penn’s Landing is home to exciting live music on the Delaware River Waterfront.

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  • PHS Pop Up Garden

    Two temporary outdoor escapes 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.

    Through October 2017
    The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s annual Pop Up Gardens are back, transforming two outdoor areas into a gorgeous, landscaped community spaces.

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  • Voyeur

    The Gayborhood’s after-hours spot

    An after-hours club in the heart of the Gayborhood, Voyeur showcases well-known DJs from around the country during events for gay guys and gals.

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  • Independence After Hours

    A sneak peek at Philadelphia’s history

    The Independence After Hours tour through Historic Philadelphia is filled with Colonial characters and gives an exclusive opportunity to explore inside of Independence Hall at night.

    Through October 21, 2017 (select dates)
    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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  • Morgan’s Pier

    Perfect al fresco 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.

    Opens April 20, 2017
    One of Philadelphia’s most popular spring and 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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  • 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.

    Now Open
    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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  • Night Market Philadelphia

    Philadelphia’s favorite street food festival coming to a neighborhood near you

    Sample great food from local eateries at Night Market.

    October 5, 2017
    A popular series of outdoor street festivals, Night Market Philadelphia is a seasonal celebration of food, music and community held in the city’s vibrant neighborhoods.

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  • Center City Jazz Festival

    Day-long celebration of jazz in Philadelphia

    Center City Jazz Festival offers a day-long spring feast of hot riffs and cool jams from over 20 bands at five different venues, including TIME Restaurant.

    April 29, 2017
    Spend the day relaxing with live jazz during the sixth annual Center City Jazz Festival. Part of Jazz Appreciation Month, the day-long festival features more than 20 bands performing at five venues all within walking distance.

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  • Philly Beer Week

    Philadelphia celebrates its beer-drinking roots with a week-long festival

    Ben Franklin with the Philly Beer Week hammer.

    June 2-11, 2017
    The city of Philadelphia has been brewing beer for more than 300 years. So deep are its sudsy roots, Philadelphia has even been called “the best beer-drinking city in America.”

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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 October 1, 2017
    Blockbuster waterfront attraction Spruce Street Harbor Park returns for its fourth year, bringing an ultimate hangout – and hammock-lounging – spot to the Delaware River Waterfront.

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