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Philadelphia can dance. It’s just a simple fact. Ever since Chubby showed us how to Twist and Dick Clark got the kids grooving on Bandstand, the people of Philadelphia have loved to show off their moves.
Nowadays, when the sun goes down, dance floors across town heat up at sleek Old City night spots, off-the-radar bars and vibrant, upstairs halls.
Meanwhile, the city’s DJs draw on Philadelphia’s rich soul traditions to fuel late-night dance parties. They pack the clubs each week, spinning house, trip-hop and any other genre you can dream up.
So grab a cocktail and your friends, and then hit the dance floor in Philadelphia.
A gritty little bar in the middle of Old City
While many of the bars and clubs in Old City have only opened in recent years, the Khyber is truly an original — the institution dates back to the 19th century.
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.
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
Latin dance club in Old City
This upstairs club gets packed on weekends with fleet-footed Latin dancers.View More
Nightlife, restaurant, bar and club in Old City
This restaurant, bar and club bathed in cobalt blue offers a VIP scene and an edgy DJ soundtrack.View More
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.View More
An Old City and Rittenhouse favorite in West Philly
With sister locations catering to the college and post-college crowd in the Old City and Rittenhouse Square neighborhoods, a West Philly branch finally brings the brand directly to the college area. Ping pong, pool, bubble hockey tables, DJs on the weekends and ultra-cheap food during sporting events mean there’s something to do at all hours of the day and night.View More
Local bar by day, dance club by night
Good music, good beer and good times abound at this bi-level spot, which looks like a club built inside a house (because that’s exactly what it is).View More
Burger paradise on the Piazza
Burger gourmands flock to this self-described home of “America’s Craziest Burgers.”View More
Rocking out encouraged
This 200-person music venue presents the latest in rising local and touring indie music on the first floor and DJ dance parties upstairs.View More
A citified bar fit for all kinds of crowds
One of the largest bars in the neighborhood, Urban is a popular place to catch a game on several flat-screen TVs or enjoy a relaxing meal. On weekend nights, the scene shifts from locals’ bar to dance club, complete with a DJ.View More
A dynamic and multifaceted entertainment venue
One of the city’s most unique event venues, the Arts Garage is many things to many people: gallery, under-the-radar bar, dance club, presentation space and marketplace. Its “plug and play” accessibility means it appeals to a wide range of performers and creators.View More
Dance the night away
A former roller rink, the down-and-dirty Starlight hosts DJs, dance parties and largescale events.View More
Philly’s most sophisticated gay hangout
q lounge is your place to find a martini-fabulous happy hour and the home of the style-set boys after dark.View More
Innovative Asian cuisine and a sizzling dance floor
Located in Philadelphia’s original Stetson Hat Company building, Raw exudes the hip charm of the Washington Square area.View More
A little bit of Old Havana in Old City
This popular Old City spot is designed to resemble a street scene in Havana — and you can’t beat the mojitos.View More
Experience the lap of luxury in the center of Old City
Fun and innovative cocktails, including drinks served in glasses made of ice, make for an exciting change from the typical bar scene.View More