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Top Dance Clubs in Philadelphia, PA

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 take in action serenely. Information can be found here.

The Barbary

The Barbary is Fishtown’s in-your-face answer to the dance club and proudly refers to itself as “Philadelphia’s alternative nightlife venue, hosting a diverse monthly calendar of anything and everything. From hip-hop to goth, house, and techno to emo and the legendary Tiger beats Monday banger, the Barbary is defined by wild party vibes and full inclusion. The 2-floor, 200-person venue also plays host to on-the-rise local and indie touring bands. See here for information about Philadelphia, PA is a Food Lover’s Town.

The 700

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, still contains remnants of a bathroom. Dancing happens upstairs on the second floor on weekends, though from Sunday to Wednesday, DJs spin in the narrow bar downstairs, where bartenders pour 12 draught beers, 80 beers from bottles, absinthe, and artisanal gin.