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The Fillmore Philadelphia

A rockin' live music venue in a former metal factory in Fishtown

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Overview

The Philadelphia music scene flourishes at The Fillmore Philadelphia, Live Nation’s conversion of the 125-year-old AJAX building on Frankford Avenue in Fishtown.

The Fillmore is three venues within one: a 2,500 capacity main room; a 450-capacity “club within the club” called The Foundry for up-and-coming local artists, DJs and smaller touring bands; and a bar and lounge called Ajax Hall where patrons can grab a bite to eat or a drink.

Throughout the venue, deluxe food-and-beverage offerings abound — think craft beer, small-batch liquor and a menu ranging from cheesesteaks to cheese plates.

The Experience

With its concrete features, including graffiti tags on the walls that survived the multi-million dollar facelift, an industrial-yet-warm atmosphere permeates The Fillmore Philadelphia. Huge overhead chandeliers remind patrons this isn’t an urban exploring expedition, though, and they didn’t just break into an abandoned factory.

The Fillmore is three venues within one, all housed in a historic 125-year-old building.

The framework and history of the historic structure was not lost, nor was the spirit of the original Fillmore from San Francisco in the 1960s; a refurbished VW bus sits in the lobby to sell merchandise.

The main hall features two floors, great sightlines, top-notch production and sound and VIP service options.

The rear of the room also has built-in risers so that those in the back don’t miss out on any of the show. VIPs can take in shows along the sides of the mezzanine level, complete with chairs and small tables for food and drinks.

The Circle Bar in the rear of The Foundry doubles as a VIP room or small venue.

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