The Khyber is one of the oldest bars in Philadelphia. It is the quintessential rock club - all dark and smoky. The chosen bar for old and new rockers alike, most bands go on to hit the jackpot from here (always a good sign). The bar itself, designed with ferocious red eyed gargoyles that have been shipped from London way back in 1876! The club boasts of at least one good live show in a week, and happy hour is between 5p-7p. So stop by to chug some beers from the excellent selection, which has both local and international brews. There's also a good selection of delicious pub-style fare on offer, including many vegetarian and vegan options to choose from.
Hop Sing Laundromat on Race Street is Chinatown's best kept secret which everyone's raving about. Difficult to locate, the curiously named place, is actually a speakeasy of sorts with a plethora of hand-crafted cocktails on offer. Hop Sing keeps a mysterious, low profile, with a nondescript entrance, which adds to its cult status. Caution - photos are strictly discouraged here, this bar isn't for them selfie-addicts. The dress-code is pretty strict as well, no slip-ons, no shorts, no sneakers. So, dress the part because the experience is quite worth the drill. The menu here keeps changing as per seasonal inspirations, and the libations are stellar every time you visit, made using fresh, top-quality ingredients. The decor is elegant, plush and quite gorgeous, really, too bad you cannot document it. Also, there's no food on the menu, but you can order in from one of the many Asian restaurants in its vicinity. The service is impeccable and on the whole, Hop Sing Laundromat makes for quite an unforgettable night - highly recommended. Cards not accepted, cash only.
Adelphia is a restaurant, bar and nightclub all rolled into one. It is a complete package for a fun night with friends. The restaurant offers American cuisine with a dash of Mediterranean influences that adds more variety to the list. It includes dishes like the Chicken Grand Marnier (chicken cooked in an orange sauce) , Veal Zingarella (veal with marinara sauce) and the Seafood Diablo or assorted selections from the sea. The place is visited by the who's who of town, partying throughout the night. Live bands play as also famous DJs. Top 40s and Disco numbers blare through the night. The bar offers happy hours, ladies night and loads of TVs to catch the ongoing game.
Catering to the neighborhoods of Fitler Square and Rittenhouse Square areas, Doobies is a friendly, neighborhood bar with a lot of character. In business for more than 30 years, the bar revels in its simplicity and takes pride in its craft beers and honestly cooked albeit delicious food. Midst a retro-style ambiance, the bar features uncomplicated, darkwood furniture, vintage chandelier ceiling fans and a classic jukebox and exudes a thoroughly nostalgic charm. The service is friendly and prices are delightfully low; if you're short on cash and high on expectations, Doobies is just the right place for you.
Zee bar, is a private club, for which you need to acquire the membership. The elite and the chic crowds frequent the club. No expense is spared in designing this lavish pad, right from the dance floor to the fire-place, it spells class and elegance. The wooden flooring and the plush sofas as well as the tastefully done bar is evident of the VIP guests visiting the place. It is the most sought after venues for corporate events and private parties. Famed artists, sports personalities like Cecil Martin and other celebrities attend the social evenings here. Being voted 'the Best Nightclub With After Hours Club' by the Readers' Choice Awards 2006 is just another feat achieved by the club.
Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar offers a unique nightlife experience in Philadelphia. Located on the 12th Street, the sports bar caters to a wide demographic of patrons - gay, straight, men, women, tourists, locals, young, middle-aged, sports fans, jocks and so on. On offer here is a good selection of classic comfort food along with an impressive bar which features several top shelf wines, spirits and over 10 beers on tap. Apart from this and their extended happy hours, Tabu also has a busy calendar of events, best known among these are their burlesque and drag queen shows that bring quite many regulars to this Washington Square haunt. The waitstaff and bartenders are extremely friendly and on the whole, Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar makes for a great experience.
Get swept away to a French bistro but keep your feet on Philadelphia soil and dine at Amuse at Le Méridien Philadelphia. This brasserie/bar serves traditional and trademark French dishes, including escargots (snails). So kick back and amusez-vous at Amuse.
Vesper Sporting Club - Center City situated in the heart of Philadelphia is a unique venue that is a combination of a restaurant, sports bar, and a nightclub. The extensive menu here features classic American culinary delights like Chicken Tenders, Buffalo Wings, BBQ Chicken and a wide range of burgers. Thanks to the forty large screen TVs placed all across this venue which are used for projection of live matches in 4K, this exciting venue has become a haven for fans of sports in the city. Exciting dance parties featuring top DJs are hosted at Vesper Sporting Club- Center City throughout the year making it a hotspot for party lovers in the city. The vibe, events, and crowd here are amongst one of the best in the city.
Square 1682 is a great place for a special occasion or a romantic evening or just an after work hangout. The well lit and sophisticated interiors make one feel lively yet relaxed at the same time. The knowledgeable staff will make sure your experience is enhanced and recommend drinks that go well with your dishes. Come here anytime of the day for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. The truffle popcorn and the duck entrée are a must try. However, you don't necessarily have to order from the menu as you can customize your dishes as per your preference.They also frequently host B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Dogs) brunches for you and your pet pal.