+ Diner by Day, Silk City by Night
By day it’s a simple diner, serving up simple fare like salads and burgers, but by night, Silk City Lounge transforms into a raging club, filled with hipsters and young professionals looking for a little fun. The calendar is packed nightly with the hottest DJs and electronica/indie rock bands on the scene. DJ Sammy Slice and Cool Hand Luke keep the party hopping every Thursday night at this jet-set cool bar, but DJ Deejay continues to give them a run for their money every Sunday.
+ Bleu Martini is the most electrifying night club in Philly
At the center of Olde City Philadelphia's bustling nightlife strip, Bleu Martini's neon blue exterior makes it stand out almost as much as the inside does. Eclectic Asian, American, and Fusion cuisine is what you can expect in terms of food, combine that with an endless array of delicious martinis for an experience that will surely complete your night. Nightly music and the large two-room space make Bleu Martini the only place you should be partying at.
Find over 30 different martinis, which is why Bleu Martini was named one of the best martini bars in the city.
+ Burlesque Theater Meets Indie Rock at Johnny Brenda’s
Johnny Brenda’s is a three-in-one combo that's as cool as its location in up-and-coming Fishtown. The space resembles something of an elegant, historic theater meets burlesque club that showcases some of the coolest indie bands in Philly and the US.
One of the few small venues equipped with a balcony, Johnny Brenda's offers a performance space that's unique from anything offered in Philadelphia. A world-class sound system send the music of Tokyo Police Club and Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth through the club with perfect quality (both of which played at Johnny Brenda's before they made it big).
Should hunger strike half way through a show, there’s an eclectic menu made from fresh ingredients from local farmers and an attentive wait staff to the rescue. Keeping with the local theme, Johnny Brenda's has an impressive selection of high-quality draft beer from local Philly brewers.
+ North Third is First in NoLibs
Northern Liberties is filled with quirky bars with attitude, and North Third is no different. The menu features bar food favorites that have a wonderful reputation around town. If you’re friendly with a football team (or, just a cute blonde with an empty stomach), order “Pound your Wings” with North Third’s Famous Sauce or Asian Style – 1 pound of wings for $7 and 2 pounds for $11 can accommodate any budget. N3 is still known for its burger after all these years, too – 8 ounces of Black Angus with your choice of cheese.
The beer list is long and will put any fermentation-lover swooning. The margaritas and sangria also come in pitchers or carafes, which is perfect for the outdoor seating with friends in the summer. And we are slowly learning that in Philly you’re nothing if you’re not serving up a stellar belly-bombing brunch. N3 can check that one off the list too – omelets for the masses and pseudo breakfasts of champions like eggs and chili over cornbread with sides of potatoes and pico de gallo.