704 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910639.949185 -75.152714
Neighborhoods: Center City East, Center City
There's nothing exactly "Vegas" about LVL in terms of glitz or glamour, but it's easiest one of the most accessible and down-to-earth places to get drunk in Center City.
Great place to go with a friend, relaxed and always a good time. Friendly staff and great drinks :)
Fun Times – Atmosphere was great and employees where very friendly.
Great drafts, great Bartender! – One of my group of friends' and my favorite Monday nights stops, they have $4 Jameson shots and like the title says: Cheap, over-sized drafts...The bartender, Mike is a great guy, and always has his Nintendo Wii ready to play...
Off Da Hook! – Yo this place is what's up! We got cheap drinks, fine lookin waitresses, and sweet lil hunnies all over the place. Me and my boys will be back regularly to chill here! Best place in center city yo!
Who Knew? – I find Las Vegas lounge very comfortable. Sometimes I start my night there sometimes I end my night there. It's just what a neighborhood bar should be, unpretentious and familiar- oh and the food is good.
Needs Gordon Ramsey! – This is a very strange place to eat lunch. There is almost no one there eating lunch but the bar is packed with lowlife bar flies. I went with 2 other ladies and we felt woefully out of place and uncomfortable. The decor is repulsive, it looks like a New Orleans bordello threw up. The stereo was deafening. That being said, the waitress was very nice, she turned down the stereo on request, and the food was really very good. It is such a shame that we felt so uncomfortable with the decor and the atmosphere (and the clientele) that we will never set foot in the place again. It reminded me of a front where they look like they are in business but it's really just a place for the guys to drink. I half expected to see Tony Soprano! This is a shame as a good restaurant can do very well at this location, La Scala is across the street and bursting at the seams with patrons.
Should have been 5 Stars! – The Las Vegas Lounge was a unique experience. The service was pleasant and extremely efficient. The atmosphere was enjoyable! The crowd was friendly and handsome. The menu was modernly stylish. The cuisine was first-rate! I experienced flavor sensations that have been long forgotten by far too many watering holes. I live in the suburbs, and I crave this style of tavern in my neighborhood. However, the creepy crawlies in the place are running rampant. It is evident that sanitation is not a priority. This no doubt does offend the dining experience. Cleanliness is admired long before any exquisite menu, and dictates the extent to which the majority of "foodies" will venture into the unique depths of a chef's creativityt! Clean up and we will return to graciously satisfy a hunger that no suburban establishment can fill!
Not Bad – I can not tell if this bar was legendary at one point or if center city people have way too high of standards. However, reading the other reviews, it seems like either this place really aggrivated a number of the old regular customers, or some people have a personal vendetta against it that dates back to 2005. It also seems like the staff is trying to redeem the place by writing a few reviews themselves (it looks like these date back to 2005 as well). So please allow a non-partisan opinion. I had my first visit yesterday. I heard their advertisement on 104.5, and a few of my pals joined me for a visit. I don't know if I would feel comfortable ordering food there, but that's not what this place is about. It's a party bar. Go there drink and be merry! 6 of us did round after round of shots, drank a ton of beer, and our check was less than $100.00! The staff seemed nice, but I didn't really engage in conversation with them. They made my drinks and said thank you. I know it's center city and all, but what do you want from a bar? For a place like this, I just want cheap drinks, a place to sit down, and to be able to hear my friends talk. It supplied that. I don't know if I'd ever become a die hard regular, but I'll stop by if I'm in the area.
"Clean Up in Isle 7" – Very good music, nice menu, perverted crowd, and someone lost their cookies in the bathroom (It was still there when we left hours later). Take it or leave it.
Yesterday's Hangout – I was THE regular biotch in the window seat of the lounge for years. In my professional opinion it is definitely trying to change. The menu is much better, the inside looks much different (except for the walls like a vampires hideout). But it just seems like something is missing. The place is not nearly as fun as it was in the old days. Its become more or less the snooze button. Me and my girls used to go because you could meet a cute guy there. They really aren't there anymore...nobody is. They all hang at Time or Vintage now. They seem to be the new in the biz bars with the old crowd. I've always said that Eric (the gorgeous previous owner) was the cornerstone of the Lounge. I'm writing now because I just noticed that when they improved the facade they removed that cornerstone (we actually name a brick in the corner Eric). In terms of the food, I did try the mac n cheese. It was pretty good, but not as good as the last review made it out to be. I think mr. chefy is trying to talk himself up a bit anonymously.
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