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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
- The South Philly Garden Tour Puts The Spotlight On More Than 16 Public And Private Gardens In South Philly, Saturday, September 6
- Save The Date: Cirque Du Soleil Brings Its Arena Extravaganza Varekai To The Wells Fargo Center For Seven Shows, September 10-14
- Weekend Picks: Friday Night Happenings At The Barnes And PMA, Visit Philly Beer Garden Series At Independence Beer Garden, Summer Concert At City Tap House, Spruce Street Harbor Park And More
- The Philadelphia Flea Market Fills The Kimmel Center With Antique And Vintage Treasures, This Saturday, August 23
- The Brandywine River Museum Of Art Opens A New Exhibit Spotlighting Charles Burchfield And An Installation By Matthew Jensen, Saturday, August 23
- Reminder: The Second-To-Last Week Of The Visit Philly Beer Garden Series Hits Independence Beer Garden Today, August 22 At 4 P.M.
- Tonight Picks: Go Taney Dragons(!), Free Concert At Spruce Street Harbor Park, Outdoor Movie Screenings, Pop-Up Alfreso Dinner Parties Across Philadelphia And More
- Contest Alert: Enter To Win A Free Trapeze Class For Two With Fly School Circus Arts Via Philly 360°
- Save The Date: The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Fall Festival Returns To The Navy Yard With A Yards Beer Garden, The Franklin Flea Market And More, Saturday, September 20
- The Ukrainian Folk Festival Returns To Horsham With Traditional Performances, Vendors, Food And More, Sunday, August 24
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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.
June 27-August 31: 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 promises to be a popular destination this summer 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.
July 16-August 17: Shape of fun on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Returning to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for its second season, The Oval once again will transform an island of asphalt and surrounding lawns at 24th Street and the Parkway into an eight-acre public space devoted to summertime fun.
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.
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
Stellar food and drink just off the Avenue of the Arts
Fancy drinks in a stylish setting are just the beginning at Medi-Latin eatery Valanni Social, which boasts one of the best late-night snacks in town — a feast of roasted feta, Greek olives, hummus and pita, spicy pulled-chicken empanadas and grilled adobo beef kebobs.View More
The series celebrates 24 years in 2014
Rock out in Rittenhouse Square during the 24th annual “Concerts in the Park” series, sponsored by Philadelphia Weekly. The free concert series attracts thousands with live music from reputable local and national bands spanning musical genres from jazz to rock, country to R&B.View More
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.View More
Home of independent cinema in Rittenhouse Square
The new home of the Philadelphia Film Society (PFS), the The PFS Roxy Theater brings top independent cinema to Rittenhouse Square.View More
Permanent home for progressive performing arts on the Delaware River Waterfront
FringeArts, formerly known as the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, now has a permanent home for the arts on the Delaware River Waterfront.View More
Labor Day weekend festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway returns
The Budweiser Made In America Festival is a massive musical celebration that takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend.View More
Southern classics and live jazz, blues and R&B
Warmdaddy’s has a down-home vibe, a down-home Southern menu and a get-down lineup of national jazz, blues and R&B artists every night.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