The fun doesn't end in Philadelphia when the sun goes down as numerous dance clubs, bars, and night markets open up. Bars can be found throughout the city, and most of them host live music of varying kinds featuring local artists and touring acts.

    You'll even find a bar that's made of ice. Of course, tranquil parks and bustling marketplaces are available after dark as well. Discover the 10 best things to do after dinner in Philadelphia.


    Yakitori Boy

    Sing karaoke

    • Nightlife

    Yakitori Boy is a sushi bar that's open late and has a wide variety of drinks on offer along with private karaoke rooms you can book. The drink selection is quite varied as you'll find numerous speciality cocktails alongside beers, wine, sake, and shochu.

    The One Smashed Monk cocktail is especially popular as it's a combination of Suntory Toki whisky, Yuzu, and a dash of bitters. Karaoke is easy to enjoy when you book a private room. You'll find several different sizes available with the smallest room accommodating 6 people and the largest holding up to 20. You'll find this sushi bar right in the heart of Chinatown.

    Location: 211 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

    Open: Daily from 4 pm to midnight

    Phone: +1 215-923-8088


    La Peg

    Have a French-themed evening

    • Nightlife

    La Peg is a brasserie inside the FringeArts building known for its unique interior design and massive drink selection that will satisfy just about every taste. The interior of this establishment features colossal windows that let you see the Benjamin Franklin Bridge along with 45-foot tall ceilings that add a bit of drama to the design.

    On the drink menu, you'll find a variety of beers, wines, and cocktails. Many of the wines are international coming from places like France and Italy while the beers tend to be centred around local Philly favourites. You can find it all in Old City right by the bridge along the banks of the Delaware.

    Location: 140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 4 pm to 9 pm, Friday from 4 pm to 10 pm, Saturday from noon to 10 pm, Sunday from noon to 9 pm

    Phone: +1 215-375-7744


    Philadelphia Art Museum

    Visit a famous art museum

    • History

    The Philadelphia Art Museum is one of the largest in the entire world, but if you visit on a Wednesday or Friday, you can explore its collection well after dark. Inside, you'll find more than 240,000 objects including sculptures, paintings, photos, and even suits of armour.

    The artwork comes from all over the world with most hailing from America, Europe, or Asia. You'll find historical pieces as well dating back 2,000 years with works from Ancient Rome and Egypt. You'll find this museum in Fairmount within The Oval.

    Location: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA

    Open: Saturday–Sunday and Tuesday from 10 am to 5 pm, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 8.45 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +1 215-763-8100


    Kick Axe

    Test your axe skills

    • Nightlife
    • Unusual

    Kick Axe Throwing is a bar with an extensive menu and room to test your ability at the throwing axe range to see if you can hit the target. The ax-throwing is supervised with safety measures in place, so you can test your skills even if you've never thrown an axe before.

    In addition to axe throwing, this venue contains multiple other games, including a selection of board games that are sure to delight all sorts of guests. You'll find this bar in Old City near the Delaware River.

    Location: 232 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    Open: Thursday from 4 pm to 11 pm, Friday from 4 pm to midnight, Saturday from noon to midnight, Sunday from noon to 9 pm (closed Monday–Wednesday)

    Phone: +1 800-850-6756



    Enjoy live music

    • Nightlife

    Milkboy is a bar and live music venue where you can enjoy a satisfying drink downstairs and a high-quality performance upstairs at the main stage. The performers range from local artists to more nationally recognised touring musicians, so check to see who's playing before you visit.

    The drink menu is quite diverse with an extensive selection of canned beers along with rotating craft beers on draft. The cocktails on offer are impressive as well with numerous hot and cold selections to choose from. You'll find Milkboy in Centre City just a few blocks east from Penn Square.

    Location: 1100 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

    Open: Monday–Friday from 7 am to 2 am, Saturday–Sunday from 11 am to 2 am

    Phone: +1 215-925-6455


    Bourbon & Branch

    Grab a whisky

    • Nightlife

    Bourbon & Branch is a local bar that specialises in whisky, though you'll find numerous other drinks available, along with live music. Not only will you find various kinds of bourbon and whisky, but they offer their whisky for half price every Wednesday.

    In addition to the drinks, you'll find plenty to keep yourself entertained since they provide live music 5 nights a week. Additionally, they host a trivia night every Monday. You can experience all of this for yourself by heading to Bourbon & Branch located in Northern Liberties by the highway.

    Location: 705 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123, USA

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from 11 am to 10 pm, Friday–Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +1 215-238-0660


    Kung Fu Necktie

    Go dancing and hear live music

    • Nightlife

    Kung Fu Necktie is a music venue that often hosts live acts, but they're always playing music of some kind with an inviting dance floor. The actual genres of music can vary quite a bit depending on who's playing, and they host themed nights too.

    The atmosphere at Kung Fu is certainly more intimate than some other music venues as it's relatively small giving it an aura of exclusivity during your visit. You can experience this for yourself by visiting the west end of Fishtown.

    Location: 1248 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to 2 am

    Phone: +1 215-291-4919


    Councourse Dance Bar

    Visit an ice bar

    • Nightlife
    • Unusual

    Concourse Dance Bar offers low-pressure fun and is the only bar in town that is made from ice adding an entirely new aesthetic to your nightlife experience. The bar made from ice is just the beginning, however, as you'll find numerous sculptures by veteran artist Peter Slavin including a re-creation of the Liberty Bell.

    The ice theme tends to run throughout the establishment, but your drinks can serve as a nice contrast since some cocktails are available that are on fire. See it all right city centre just a short walk southwest from Love Park.

    Location: 1635, Back Entrance, Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA

    Phone: +1 267-534-4128


    Mt Airy's Pleasant Playground

    Find fun in the park

    • Families

    Mt Airy's Pleasant Playground is a public park where you can simply relax and go for a stroll, or you can play some games on the courts and fields. Within the park, you'll find a baseball diamond and several tennis courts, both of which are well-lit after the sun goes down.

    The park is open late, so it's easy to get some late-night sports in if you're looking for a bit of exercise before retiring for the evening. The area is relatively quiet, so it's quite peaceful. You'll find it in East Mount Airy in Northwest Philadelphia a few miles from city centre.

    Location: 6720 Boyer St, Philadelphia, PA 19119, USA

    Open: Daily from 6 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 215-685-2230


    Cherry Street Pier

    Explore the reimagining of urban public space

    • Shoppers
    • Nightlife

    Cherry Street Pier is an amalgamation of public attractions housed within an old warehouse where you'll find artists, merchants, and live performances. Numerous local artists come here to show off their work and often feature it for sale. The merchants in the area have a wider variety of items on offer.

    The live performances on "The Platform" can vary quite a bit. At times, it'll simply be a live music concert, but occasionally, you'll find actors performing short plays. You can see it all right by the Delaware River just south of Race Street Pier.

    Location: 121 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    Open: Monday–Thursday from noon to 8 pm, Friday–Saturday from noon to 11 pm, Sunday from noon to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 215-923-0818


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