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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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  • Tinto

    Small, Basque-country-inspired plates near Rittenhouse Square

    Tinto features a rustic and intimate atmosphere upstairs and cozy lounge environment downstairs, both perfect for conversing over tapas and a glass of wine.

    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.

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  • Garces Trading Company

    Neighborhood bistro from Chef Jose Garces in Washington Square West

    Garces Trading Company

    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.

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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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  • 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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  • Distrito

    Tapas and tequila reign at this funky Mexican hot spot

    Distrito offers a casual bar scene with as many as 250 tequila options.

    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.

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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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  • L’Etage

    Dance (or laugh) the night away at this hidden-in-plain-sight cabaret

    L’Etage features a u-shaped bar, curtained booths and a petite dance floor that hosts both dancers and cabaret artists.

    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.

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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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  • The PFS Roxy Theater

    Home of independent cinema in Rittenhouse Square

    The exterior of the PFS Roxy Theater in Rittenhouse Square.

    Run by the Philadelphia Film Society, the PFS Roxy Theater brings top independent cinema to Rittenhouse Square.

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  • Buffalo Billards

    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.

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  • Red Owl Tavern

    Handcrafted cocktails next to the Hotel Monaco

    This tavern attached to the Hotel Monaco Philadelphia serves up handcrafted cocktails made with fresh-squeezed juices.

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  • Revolution House

    Enjoy your meal with a view

    Revolution House has a playful menu of internationally influenced comfort food and Neapolitan pizza.

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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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  • 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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  • The Gaslight

    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).

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