Nightlife in Philadelphia


Road Kill Comedy Tour at Raven Lounge on Friday, April 3, at 8 p.m. (Up to 38% Off)

Road Kill Comedy Tour

Raven Lounge

Lisa Curry, Dana Moon, and Jessica Michelle Singleton continue their national tour—an uproarious event that’s part of an upcoming docuseries

$11.34 $7

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Enchanted Forest: Annual Showcase at Merriam Theater on June 2 (Up to 35% Off)

'Enchanted Forest"

Merriam Theater

Annual showcase presented by The Rock School

$45 $29.25

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Led Zeppelin 2 at Coda on Saturday, April 25, at 8:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Led Zeppelin 2

Coda

This popular tribute act re-stages famous gigs from Zeppelin’s storied history complete with Robert Plant-esque vocal histrionics

$15 $8

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"The Divorcees Club" at Penn's Landing Playhouse at Independence Seaport Museum, February 28–March 22 (Up to 51% Off)

"The Divorcees Club"

Penn's Landing Playhouse at Independence Seaport Museum

Three comically different ladies (one played by a man) come together as roommates in a play based on a long-running French hit

$61 $35

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The Main Event: New Kids on the Block with Very Special Guests TLC & Nelly on Friday, June 19 (Up to 20% Off)

New Kids on the Block

Wells Fargo Center

Iconic boy band and R&B icons deliver hit after hit on an in-the-round stage, giving fans 360º views of the action

$38.90 $31

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Mötley Crüe – The Final Tour with Alice Cooper at Wells Fargo Center on Friday, August 14 (Up to 32% Off)

Motley Crue

Wells Fargo Center

The final tour sees Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, & Mick Mars going out big, performing glam-metal hits with special guest Alice Cooper

$29.40 $20

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Listen to Live Jazz and Sip BYO Drinks at a Private Salon

BYOB Jazz Concert

Steve Giordano

Guitarist Steve Giordano and friends play original compositions while guests sip BYO drinks in a private jazz salon

$25

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"Respect, A Musical Celebration of Women" at Penn's Landing Playhouse on April 8–May 23 (Up to 31% Off)

Respect, A Musical Celebration Of Women

Penn's Landing Playhouse Independence Seaport Museum

Two-hour tour of American pop hits from 1900 to today highlights the achievements of women artists

$68.50 $47

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  • The Institute
    Grab a seat at The Institute if you're hungry for an easy American meal — sandwiches and salads are popular options at this low-key establishment. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. Don't go thirsty during dinner! The Institute also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more. Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats. Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in The Institute's beautiful outdoor seating area. Find ample room to enjoy yourself at The Institute — this spot caters to large groups. Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at The Institute with their complimentary wifi. Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the restaurant gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected. Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to The Institute in jeans and a hoodie. You can also grab your grub to go. Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the restaurant's N 12th St location offers nearby street parking. Your tab at The Institute will generally run you about $30 per person. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
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    549 N 12th St
    Philadelphia, PA US
  • The American Pub
    Find all of your favorite traditional American dishes in one place at The American Pub. Come prepared to feast at The American Pub — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new. Take advantage of great beer and tasty bites when you stop by for happy hour. Up for grabs (and free of charge) is The American Pub's wifi. Get your whole crew together at The American Pub, offering lots of special space for larger parties. The restaurant picks up the most people during the week, so avoid the rush if crowds aren't your thing. No need for a wardrobe change when you hit The American Pub — it's strictly casual. Through their catering service, The American Pub can also set out a delicious spread for your next party. You can also grab your grub to go. For those driving to the restaurant, a lot is located around the corner with optional valet. Drivers can also find street parking when the lot gets cramped. You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at The American Pub, so plan your budget accordingly. All major credit cards are accepted.
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    1500 Market St
    Philadelphia, PA US
  • The Irish Times
    The taps flow with Guinness, Smithwick’s, and Harp. High-definition televisions play overseas soccer matches in surround sound. Walls of flagstone and exposed brick flank the tiered dining space of the cozy corner pub. The Irish Times truly does embody the vivacious Gaelic spirit—a spirit that thrives until 2 a.m. seven nights a week. CBS Philly praised this dedication to authenticity and placed The Irish Times on its 2012 list of Top Philadelphia Irish Pubs for St. Patrick’s Day. In between pints, the menu tempts diners with a selection of traditional Irish staples and assorted international comfort foods. The slow-simmered stew features hunks of lamb, carrots, and celery in a Guinness, merlot, and lamb gravy, and the traditional Irish breakfast—complete with black and white puddings, rashers, and Irish sausage—is served all day long. Dishes from farther abroad include a trio of hummus, pico de gallo, and baba ghanoush and wraps filled with teriyaki-glazed chicken tenders, pineapple, and individually polished sesame seeds.
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    629 South 2nd Street
    Philadelphia, PA US
  • Mac's Tavern
    Mac's Tavern may be far nicer than Paddy's Pub from It?s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but they do have one thing in common?Mac's is owned by?Rob and Kaitlin McElhenney, who play Mac and Dee Reynolds on the show, along with a small group of their friends. The building's house-like fa?ade has long been an Old City fixture. In the 1700s, it was the Skinner?s Dry Goods Store and served such famed customers as Benjamin Franklin, even though it refused to accept payment in the form of bills with his face on them. These days, more than 17 draft beers rotate through the taps behind the stained wood bar and a jukebox sets the background score. Though the tavern itself is historic, Mac's dedicates itself to modernity, as evidenced by a seasonal menu that might list a roasted beet salad in a balsamic-caramel gastrique or buffalo chicken cheesesteak, a twist on the hometown staple. And every Sunday, the brunch burger arrogantly bestrides mealtimes with its topper of smoked bacon, a fried egg, and a seven-cheese sauce.
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    226 Market St
    Philadelphia, PA US
  • Vango Lounge and Sky Bar
    Countless fiber-optic cables comprise a titanic custom chandelier in Vango Lounge & Sky Bar’s main dining room, casting a glow over tufted-velvet walls and plates of Japanese continental cuisine. During a typical meal, yellowtail and grilled vegetables may top small plates of crostini, and wasabi mashed potatoes sidle up to larger entrees such as braised-beef short ribs in sweet teriyaki sauce. As chefs compose eel and avocado rolls or slice delicate pieces of salmon sushi, bartenders mix specialty cocktails, such as the Sundance with Absolut Raspberri and Godiva white-chocolate liqueur. Luxe decorations—including wall nooks that display sleek bottles of vodka and a wall that holds 200 inlaid fresh roses every night—dapple the 8,000-square-foot lounge. Upstairs on the roof deck, revelers can admire the surrounding skyline from a seat at the bar, boogie on the dance floor to nightly DJs, or secretly read comic books under the covers of king-size lounge beds.
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    116 S 18th St.
    Philadelphia, PA US
  • Kennett Restaurant
    Find all of your favorite American classics at Kennett, a casual restaurant. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. Kennett also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question. Got kids? No problem at Kennett! The restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together. Big crowds can spread out in comfort at Kennett, which specializes in hosting large groups and gatherings. Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Kennett's seasonally available outdoor seating. No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Kennett — it's strictly casual. You can also grab your grub to go. Drivers can find a space for their wheels on the street when dining at the restaurant's S 2nd St business. The menu at Kennett is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30. Major credit cards — including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted.
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    848 South 2nd Street
    Philadelphia, PA US
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