Old City Philadelphia Bars, Clubs, and Entertainment

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One area of Philadelphia that never seems to go to sleep is Old City. Where tourists come to visit historic sites during the day, the young and young at heart come out to play in the evening. Enjoy this guide to some of the best bars, clubs, and entertainment venues in Old City Philadelphia.

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Bleu Martini

24 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Phone +1 215-940-7900

This late-night lounge, bathed in cobalt blue, offers eclectic Asian, American, and Fusion cuisine specializing in classic American dishes with a twist, Asian influenced appetizers, and a full fresh sushi menu. Their drink menu has more than 30 different types of martinis. It's no surprise that Bleu Martini has been named one of the best martini bars in the city. Their VIP lounge and waitress-only table service give you the comfort of sitting back and enjoying the lively atmosphere. They also offer a variety of options for private parties, happy hours, and corporate events.

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Buffalo Billiards & Metropolitan Lounge

118 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Phone +1 215-574-7665

This downtown pool hall features flat screens, dartboards, and a menu of casual fare. It has been chosen as the best bar in Old City by Philadelphia Magazine. They have 8 pool tables, 4 shuffle board tables, 5 dart boards, large screen TVs, 2 full bars and a large private party room called The Metropolitan Lounge which is located on the second floor overlooking Chestnut Street. The 1940’s Art Deco lounge has a full bar, seven pool tables, and three luxurious couch areas with velvet sofas and overstuffed armchairs.

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Khyber Pass Pub

56 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2810, USA
Phone +1 215-238-5888

A live music venue known for alternative and rock performed by national and local talent such as Blue Cheer, Busdriver, Electric Six, Fiction Plane, Jack Penate, Ra Ra Riot, and Weedeater. Khyber Pass Pub offers an intimate experience in a friendly no-frills setting. In addition to great music the bar has been called "laid back, unassumingly hip and inexpensive." Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and includes $1 wines, half off draft beers and $6 for a "cocktail of the day."

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Old City Philadelphia Bars, Clubs, and Entertainment