Shake Your Groove Thing at Philadelphia's Best Dance Clubs

Dance clubs in Philadelphia have come a long way from the days of pounding music, flashing lights and dubious attire. While some die-hard clubs still revel in their thumping beats and laser light shows, others take pride in offering refuge from the noisy street with plush seating, expertly mixed, fresh cocktails and a comfortable perch from which to serenely take in the action. Whether you enjoy more of a Top 40s kind of vibe, or come alive when the music swings more towards the Latin side, you'll find a place that allows you to relax, let loose and enjoy a night of fun out with friends, coworkers, a special someone or even if you're solo and looking to widen your circle of acquaintances. Clubs like Rumor deliver when it comes to high profile guests, top notch music, great drinks and a convenient, attractive, upscale location. If you're not in the mood for fancy, take a trip over to Silk City Lounge and enjoy more of an eclectic, creative vibe. It's up to you what makes the perfect night out. No matter where you end up in this city, you're sure to find great drinks, music, and the chance to let your hair down, which is really what it's all about.



Built on to a trolley-car diner/restaurant and a funky beer garden, the long-time Northern Liberties hipster hangout brings DJs, live bands and special events like comedy showcases to a simple, single-room space. Home to an exceptionally diverse...  Read More

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar


At this fun and vibrant restaurant and club, professional costumed dancers lead the crowd in a floorshow that spotlights a Cuban master percussionist, singers, and a Latin DJ spinning Tropical Dance, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Latin House...  Read More



From Thursday to Saturday night, the city's best-dressed party-goers ride an elevator to the second-floor club, where six bars, a light-show, and two elevated VIP platforms await them. Private bottle-service areas overflow with sparkling wines...  Read More



For more than 15 years this Old City hotspot has been pumping out Latin beats for dancers shaking it to salsa, rhumba, cha-cha and tango. On certain nights, live bands take the place of DJs, and every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday professional...  Read More



This Delaware Avenue club complex offers up 4 rooms in which to party and groove to the music. There's a 2000-person capacity at this place, so it's not some time little lounge tucked away in a corner of the city. This place is huge, and offers...  Read More



The Barbary is Fishtown's in-your-face answer to the dance club. DJs spin great music upstairs at this 200-person venue, and patrons are free to tear it up on the floor till late into the evening. Downstairs often showcases up-and-coming local...  Read More

Tavern on Camac


One of the standard-bearers of the gay nightlife scene, this Gayborhood club offers showtunes in the Piano Bar seven days a week for those taking a break from boogying. Showtunes also take center stage at the second-floor Ascend nightclub every...  Read More



This Northern Liberties hipster staple distinguishes itself for its lack of a cover charge and its history as the former home of a poultry butcher � whose kitchen now serves as the upstairs bar and whose bathroom, though now the DJ booth,...  Read More



These days, the place to spot celebs is this glamorous pink-lit underground club where hallways carry travelers seamlessly from room to room. Different styles of club music differentiate the dance floors � with some DJs spinning Top 40,...  Read More

Penn's Landing


At this place, you certainly won't be bored with the same-old, same-old. Start off with shrimp and crab cocktail, enjoy sophisticated cocktails and take advantage of a bottle service menu that lists nine sparkling wines, including Cristal and...  Read More