112 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910339.951141 -75.170464
Neighborhoods: Center City West, Center City
I go to a lot of bars. This is way too expensive. Way crappy service. – Don't even bother. Go elsewhere. Not only are the bouncers total creepers, but the inside is always too crowded and always with the wrong type of people. I've never come here without leaving with 20 some randos looking for a better joint. If you're having fun here, you're probably not fun.
Best DJS around Phillly!! – This is such a great find right in Center City with none of the hassle and just great drink specials and AMAZING DJS!! They have DJS all week so no matter when you go, you're guarenteed someone is spinning something hot. Love it.
Good people, drinks and music – I went to Bar Noir for the first time this weekend and had a blast! The drinks were cheap, the bartenders were awesome and the music was a change from the usual repetative DJs. I was told the DJ was a local legend, I don't know but he did sound good! Definitely a place I will be back to.
Fun events during the week! – I used to get so frustrated with the philly nightlight during the week until I found Bar Noir. I am a bar tender on the weekends so my nights to go out are Sunday and Monday. Luckily, Bar Noir has Sunday Night Band Sessions and Open Mic Night Mondays! So happy I found this place! They have cheap drinks, lively crowd and theres something going on every day of the week!!
Live Music – I have always loved their DJs but they have mixed it up and now have live bands on Sunday and Open Mic on Monday nights. No matter what they play, this place always has a great vibe and great specials.
Rittenhouse underground beckons to those too cool for the Square. – In Short
After descending the stairs, patrons are greeted by a long, thin room decorated with film noir posters and a gigantic likeness of Elvis Costello. The crowd consists of cocktail-sipping refugees from the Square's more elegant bars, evenly mixed with scensters and yuppies. The possibility of seeing a Sixer will always be appealing, but the mainstream parties that take place here show that this bar may have lost its hipster appeal, but it's gained star power.
Bar Noir Adds SIZZLE to Center City – Bar Noir, the eclectic quasi-underground speakeasy appeals to a well defined, sexy hipster crowd. After undergoing a huge shift in ownership, and under the direction of Nightlife Guru Avram Hornik, Bar Noir leads the pack in trend-setting nightspots! Sultry yet refined and intoxicating to all the senses, Bar Noir invites an innovative, high energy crowd with plenty of individualism! Elvis pictures adorn the vibrant walls and rotating Djs provide entertainment for the intimate room. Two bars conveniently located at the front and back while outside seating provides a canvas for people watching. Few may be disappointed that Bar Noir is not the shady after-hours nightspot it used to be, however the changes are impressive and inviting to locals who want a more distinguished, sensual and innovative crowd. Bar Noir truly inspires passion in a hot-blooded atmosphere. Where the sexy come to mingle .
Lost its Sizzle! – No longer the decadent den of delight it once was, Bar Noir has descended into mediocrity. Boring, uninspired and over-hyped would be a more accurate description of the mood and ambiance. With all the choices that Rittenhouse Square has to offer, one would be well-advised to take oneself elsewhere. Send this tired old spot out to pasture!
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