Nightlife in Philadelphia

67% Off Karaoke and Asian Cuisine

Tango Karaoke Lounge

Philadelphia

$150 $50

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Private karaoke rooms offer access to thousands of classic and pop songs as guests nibble on sushi and stir-fry

Up to 54% Off Wine and Cheese Tasting and Tour

Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars

Multiple Locations

$35 $17

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Sample five varietals of wines paired with Di Bruno Bros. cheeses and learn about the winemaking process

79% Off Shisha at Trilogy Hookah Lounge

Trilogy Hookah Lounge

North Philadelphia East

$60 $12.50

Folks relax while puffing on aromatic, gentle tobacco

Up to 55% Off at Eclipse Hookah Lounge

Eclipse Hookah Lounge

Philadelphia

$31.96 $15

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Two dozen flavored tobaccos populate the shisha menu at this chilled-out hookah lounge

The Fray and Neon Trees – Up to 26% Off

The Fray and Neon Trees

Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing

$27 $20

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Grammy-nominees behind "How to Save a Life" treat audiences to piano-driven hits; synth-pop rockers ignite the stage with colorful energy

Tye Tribbett – Up to 63% Off Gospel Concert

Kirk Franklin Presents Tye Tribbett

Theatre of Living Arts

$29 $14

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Grammy winner heralded as the "Elvis of Gospel" showcases catchy pop hooks and powerhouse vocals

Up to 81% Off Rock or Tribute Concerts

Black Star Riders- The New Thin Lizzy or TLA Rewind or Led Zeppelin 2

Theatre of Living Arts

$19 $10

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Rock out with the new incarnation of Thin Lizzy or spot-on tributes to Tool, AC/DC, Kansas, and Led Zeppelin

Barry Gibb – Up to 62% Off Concert

Barry Gibb

Wells Fargo Center

$51.70 $20

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On his Mythology tour, the legendary singer-songwriter salutes his brothers in a set spanning the entire Bee Gees catalog

Splash Fest 2 – Up to 41% Off DJ Pool Party

Splash Fest 2

Bamboo Bar

$22.09 $13

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Dance and cool off in a pool at an outdoor show featuring dance DJs from the UK and Australia, including Dodge & Fuski and Uberjakd

45% Off at Bada Bing Sports Bar and Grille

Bada Bing Sports Bar and Grille

Philadelphia

$20 $11

Pub-style favorites such as sauce-slathered wings along with fresh Boncella's crabs at a laid-back sports bar

Up to 58% Off Magic Show at South Street Magic

South Street Magic

Center City East

$30 $15

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Magic shop and theater presents local illusionists and mentalists for child-friendly and adult-oriented performances multiple times a week

Up to 58% Off Standup Comedy Class

Philadelphia Comedy Academy

Helium Comedy Club

$120 $50

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Veteran comedian Brad Trackman shares the foundations of standup comedy, from writing material to industry tips

Bask in an Intimate Evening of Jazz and BYOB Drinks

BYOB Jazz Concert

Germantown

$25 $25

In his own private jazz salon, guitarist Steve Giordano and friends treat you to original compositions as you sip BYOB drinks

52% Off Standup-Comedy Show

Kyle Grooms and Calise Hawkins

Jollies Live

$25 $12

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Kyle Grooms, seen on his own Comedy Central special, draws laughs with Calise Hawkins, seen on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

"Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles" – Up to 39% Off

"Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles"

Academy of Music

$73 $45

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Acclaimed Broadway tribute act featuring the cast of "Beatlemania" recounts the Fab Four's career in a detailed performance

Scientist Turned Comedian Tim Lee – Up to 50% Off Standup Show

Scientist Turned Comedian Tim Lee

Mandell Theater at Drexel University

$27 $14.25

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PhD-holding comedian draws on academic background and PowerPoint skills to craft cerebral comedy sets

Pennsylvania Ballet — Up to 54% Off Performance

"The Accidental", "Grieg: Piano Concerto", and "After the Rain"

Academy of Music

$36 $20

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The show features world and company premieres, as well as one of the final performances of Principal Dancer Julie Diana

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Max’s Brew Bar is new on the Northern Liberties scene, but it aims to feel like a neighborhood fixture where groups of friends have socialized for years. Yes, there are Eagles, Phillies, and once-in-a-lifetime Eagles vs. Phillies games charging across the TVs, but there are also plenty of spaces designed just for conversation and a collection of board games including Jenga and Connect Four. All the while, bartenders work 34 taps—pouring everything from Great Divide's Hercules Double IPA to 21st Amendment's richly fruity Lower Da Boom—as the kitchen crafts health-conscious finger foods. The menu includes grilled paninis, sea-salted edamame, and silken hummus, although the selection changes seasonally to accommodate new ingredients. While outdoor seating surrounds the Piazza entrance, nightly karaoke invites patrons indoors to belt out their favorite tune or recite their favorite State of the Union address.

1050 N Hancock St
Philadelphia,
PA
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It takes nearly three months, Zagat reports, for cask ale to travel from Great Britain to The Victoria Freehouse. But it's worth the wait for owner Edward Strojan. The casks add an extra touch of authenticity to his bar, which stocks an eclectic assembly of imported and local libations that, per Zagat, "avoids the obvious." Craft brews on draught—which can be served in 20-ounce "imperial" pints—share space with meads, ciders, ginger beers, and single-malt scotch.

British tipples pair well with Edward's pub food, which includes classic dishes such as shepherd's pie and Welsh rarebit with ale sauce. For sweet teeth, Edward serves tarts and puddings rich with ingredients such as the cinnamon, sultanas, and everything nice. Feasts unfold in a dark interior with wooden barstools, reclaimed church pews, and antiques such as a late-19th century bust of Queen Victoria from the Monarch's Jubilee.

10 S Front St.
Philadelphia,
PA
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Named not for the 19th-century novelist who wrote The Portrait of a Lady, but rather its location near the intersection of Henry Avenue and Jamestown Street in Roxborough, the Henry James Saloon is a no-frills neighborhood pub that has been propping up local drinkers for years. Housed in a tiny one-story rectangular building with a sign that suggests you should “Eat, Drink and Don’t Hurry,” the Henry James embodies the same easy-going attitude inside. Red walls, neon beer signs and multiple TVs constitute the majority of the atmosphere, while the pub menu is surprisingly extensive, with a long list of favorites like roast pork sandwiches, patty melts, pizzas and more. The more impressive “mealwiches” are a fitting portmanteau, stuffed sandwiches that eat like a full meal, combining chicken tenders, cheese, bacon, ranch dressing and more all under one outsized bun.

577 Jamestown St
Philadelphia,
PA
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A corner pub in Manayunk with a nice selection of craft beers on draft and more than 60 bottles including ciders, wheats and barleywines, Old Eagle Tavern exudes a comfortable, easygoing vibe. There’s a rectangular bar and Formica tables, and the wood-paneled walls are decorated with tin beer company signs and old serving trays. Practice your aim on one of the two dartboards, or shoot for the corner pocket on the pool table, both of which are free of charge on Monday nights. The usual supply of burgers anchors the menu, but these beef patties are wrapped in freshly-baked buns from Wild Flour Bakery in Northeast Philly. The rest of the menu wanders a bit from traditional pub fare, including the popular chicken and waffles meal. You can’t go wrong during the generous happy hour on weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m., when all draft beers are half price.

3938 Terrace St
Philadelphia,
PA
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Tavern on the Hill is a haven of warm wood: it’s in the paneling, along the dark-wood bar edged with a brass railing and etched into the restaurant’s overhang. The dining area features a ten small tables, floral wallpaper, green pineapple patterned table cloths, decorative mirrors, wall sconces, votive candles and a corner fireplace. This is a classic spot in Chestnut Hill for well-made cocktails and food that encompasses traditional pub fare like wings and pulled pork sandwiches, while not shying away from higher-end plates of spinach ravioli with homemade marinara or sautéed chicken with roasted tomato compote and saffron couscous. For great deals, the four predetermined dinners on the special “$9 after 9” menu can’t be beat: meatloaf with gravy and roasted potatoes, fish ‘n’ chips, chicken salad over greens or eggplant parmesan.

8634 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
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Upon stepping inside Infusion Lounge, you're immediately immersed in both the traditional and the modern. Guests enveloped in clouds of smoke puff on shisha pipes under classical European paintings. The haziness blurs together the vibrant crimson and royal purple decor, giving guests a sheen of privacy as they lean back and socialize on plush couches. They pass around hoses filled with traditional flavors of shisha such as Al Fakher lemon mint, but there are more options than just the classic flavors of the East. The extensive hookah menu also includes modern flavors such as Starbuzz Exotic apple martini. Nearby, an even more modern scene meets the eye. DJs spin electro house music next to guests mingling at the bar or ordering bottle service for friends lounging in the VIP area or at the make-your-own ship-in-a-bottle station.

16 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US