Equal parts retro diner and raging nightclub, this popular Northern Liberties haunt makes for a well-rounded Saturday night with cheap drinks, a packed dance floor and late-night dinner service to soak up all the booze. The nightclub, decked out with neon lighting, a black-and-white tile floor and disco-ball chandeliers, gets shoulder-to-shoulder packed on Saturday nights, when Philly’s DJ Deejay rolls in to spin a mix of guilty-pleasure pop and hip-hop favorites. Weeknights feature a more laid-back vibe, especially during the warmer months, when the crowd spills out into the Alice in Wonderland-inspired back patio.
Although the city of Brotherly Love is infamously known for its gritty dive and sports bars, nationally-acclaimed restaurants and a whole lot of local museums, the best clubs in Philly are also fun options when in the mood to wear something snazzy and dance until the wee hours.
A typical club night in Philadelphia is usually characterized by tight, sweaty dance floors, cheap drinks and admission, and crazy danceable tunes from a thriving community of local DJs. But a host of larger clubs in and around Center City have opened recently, changing up the scene with Miami-style amenities like VIP sections and bottle service, swanky decor and amazing light and sound shows.
On our guide, find both budget-friendly options and more out-there ones for when you’re in a baller mood.