Nightlife in the City

Find the top bars and clubs for any day of the week.

Updated: May 30, 2002

After-Work Bars

McGillin's Olde Ale House

1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

"The atmosphere cannot be beat" ... "The perfect ale pub" ... "Fantastic food, incredible beverages, extraordinary atmosphere" ...


2201 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

"Sizzles" ... "The regulars are the stuff novels are written about" ... "The end-all, be-all of Philadelphia bars" ...

Live Music Venues

Ortlieb's Jazzhaus

847 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

"Reminiscent of The Blue Note in New York" ... "Great place, real people, excellent musicians" ... "Good beer and great jazz" ...

Khyber Upstairs

56 S Second St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

"Great atmosphere and great live music" ... "Lots of talented musicians" ... "Great bar, great atmosphere" ...

Dance Clubs

Recess Lounge

125 S 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

"Great, cozy club" ... "One of the best places to go on Thursday nights" ... "The hottest spot in Old City" ...

Fluid Nightclub

613 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

"Some of the hottest house music in the city" ... "The place to be to hear good local talent" ... "Everyone comes to dance and vibe off the music" ...

Late-Night Dining

New Wave Cafe

784 S Third St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

"Fresh and tasty food, great beers" ... "Fun-loving, relaxed atmosphere" ... "true slice-of-life feel" ...

Silk City Diner

435 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

"Food is excellent" ... "Anytime of day you can find something fantastic to eat" ... "The best is their fruit pancakes late night" ...

Continental Restaurant

134 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

"Had a lovely evening meal outside" ... "We want to go back all of the time" ... "The martinis are impeccable" ...