Having an “OUT out” night once you’re past the age of 25 is kind of like your dad trying to keep up in the family’s once-a-year tag football game at Thanksgiving: you can play just as well as everyone else for a little while, but you’re going to need to sit out a few plays. Franky Bradley’s is a two-floor bar in Midtown Village that looks like an average dive when you walk in, but has a full dance floor complete with a disco ball on the second floor. It’s perfect for when you want to dance like you just turned old enough to vote, but still have the option to take a few much-needed breathers on the first floor to complain about your bad knee to the bartender.
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Independence Beer Garden
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La Peg is an American pub set inside the Fringe Arts building that turns into a huge beer garden during the summer.
Murph’s is an Irish pub in Fishtown that also happens to make some of our favorite Italian food in the city.
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Yakitori Boy is a Japanese dinner spot and karaoke bar with private rooms to end your night in.
Voyeur is a serious nightclub in Center City that’s fun when it’s 1am and you’re a few drinks deep.
Concourse Dance Club
Concourse is a night club in Center City, and all you really need to know about it is there’s a full-room ball pit inside.
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