Nightlife with a touch of refinement is what you'll experience when you frequent Philadelphia's best cocktail lounges. These upscale places lend themselves to sophisticated evenings out, and their stylish furnishings and interiors promote conversation and relaxation. For a taste of what Philadelphia offers, visit Valanni, which is known for its inventive cocktails, or lounge about in 32° Luxe Lounge and discover the ambience that 10Best users appreciate. A great place for a date or an after-hours business meet-up.

Denim Lounge


There's nothing "blue jean" about this exclusive Rittenhouse nightclub, where the velvet rope crowd is composed mostly of beautiful model-types and deep-pocketed hipsters.



This Center City restaurant and lounge made its debut in 2000, and in the years since has done nothing except cement its place atop the list of Philly's most attractive gathering places on or off the Avenue of the Arts. Indeed, the stylish...  Read More



Once a true diner car with career waitresses named Flo, Silk City has been transformed into a hipster hangout, chef-driven New American restaurant, funky beer garden and come-one-come-all nightclub. You may show up one night to find a craft...  Read More



Exquisite Caribbean cuisine, enjoyable atmosphere, great music and a courteous staff at Reef Restaurant and Lounge. Discount Dining Nights Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Three Course Meal Deal Soup or house salad, entr�e and...  Read More

Swann Café & Lounge


For an elegant evening of live music and dancing, The Swann Lounge is tops. In addition, the Swann also offers a lovely Viennese dessert buffet. The range of options is staggering and includes such indulgences as chocolate raspberry fondant...  Read More

RAW Sushi & Sake Lounge
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While primarily a posh sushi joint, RAW also caters to sake newbies and connoisseurs alike with an extensive menu of exotic options. The outdoor courtyards are a great place for sipping under the stars in the summers.

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One of the top dance clubs in the city, Voyeur is a multi-level venue whose main draw is its versatility. Indeed, the hip clientele can choose any number of ways to spend their time here – competing in trivia contests, sipping cocktails and...  Read More

Penn's Landing


Located in a strip mall next to a posh gentleman's club, Zee Bar's exterior belies the exclusive nightclub that lies within. Although it's technically considered a private club, you can get in with a nice outfit, a $20 bill and a smile. Because...  Read More



Culinary creativity abounds at this cool, contemporay dining room, located on the 37th floor of Two Liberty Place. Legendary Philly restauranteur Daniel Stern is the force behind R2L, whose menu includes everything from striped sea bass accented...  Read More



There's no sign marking the entrance to this underground lounge, and the website serves to pique curiosity, if also sounding a bit snobbish. However, the 10,000 sq ft club does not disappoint. Electronic wall tiles display ever-changing colors...  Read More