Vango Lounge and Sky Bar
A lounge of Rittenhouse with an amazing upstairs deck and outdoor seating
Vango Lounge and Skybar, one of the city’s newest hotspots, has gathered rave reviews for its modern Asian decor and lively social scene. But the biggest draw is the amazing upstairs deck (complete with oversized beds and outdoor seating) that regularly pulls in capacity crowds on the weekends.
At somewhere around 8,000 square feet, Vango is as massive a space as it was an undertaking to get just the right custom made elements from around the world to fill the big rooms.
While all that happens on the second floor, Vango’s year-round roof deck third floor has an indoor patio and a lounge bar for the cozy fireplace romantics. And there’s a bold large flat deck with private rooms for chilling, king size beds for lounging, a wide dance floor for kicking up your heels and a sky to gaze upon.
The menu, from executive chef Michael Fee (of Nobu fame) adds the perfect foodie flourish to Vango’s princely proceedings. It’s called Japanese Continental. From appetizers as simply sumptuous as Beef Negimaki and Seared Bacon Scallop to fresh sushi and sashimi platters to large plates like Ishiyaki Eel with Seasoned Fish Egg to Kobe Beef Steak with Sallion to Briased Short Ribs with Wasabi Mashed Potatoes all appetites will be appeased. Washing them down with Vango’s specialty cocktails — variations on familiar themes like the Vango Bellimi and the Vangohattan — should help.
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