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We Love These 5 Spots for Nightlife in South Philly

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Take a trip down South Broad Street with us for some of the best nightlife in South Philly! South Philly low-key has some amazing spots for you and the crew to go out and let loose. Karaoke? You got it. Drink specials? Plenty of them. Will you be back next weekend? Obviously!

We’ve put together some of the most fun bars and hot spots that the locals love for nightlife in South Philly! Put on your dancing shoes, grab your friends, and try out one of these amazing venues!

Nightlife in South Philly
📷 http://www.dolphinphilly.com

The Dolphin

Dive-bar meets nightclub for the ultimate night out in South Philly! The Dolphin has everything you and your squad are gonna want on a night out. The best music, all types of events, and a gigantic disco ball to set the tone. A nightclub experience with dive-bar priced drinks- is this heaven?

Check out the website below for all of The Dolphin’s events and some awesome pics.

Wednesday – Saturday | 8:00pm–2:00am
Sunday – Tuesday | Closed 

📍 1539 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19147

Nightlife in South Philly
📷 https://www.instagram.com/garagephilly/

Garage

Garage’s second location (the other being in Fishtown) is right in South Philly! With 150 different cans of beer and killer cocktails like slushies, Jello shots, and the OG pickle back, Garage is one of the most solid places for nightlife in South Philly. It’s a great time every time! 

Psst… Garage is especially fun on nights that the Sixers, Eagles, Flyers and Phillies are playing!

Monday – Friday | 5:00pm–2:00am
Saturday & Sunday | 11:00am–2:00am

📍1231 Passyunk Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19147

Nightlife in South Philly
📷 https://southhousephilly.com/food/

SouthHouse

The new kid on the block is SouthHouse which opened up in 2019! This sports bar takes its menu seriously with tons of gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options so everyone in your crew can enjoy a bite with their drinks. Enjoy extended Happy Hour on Friday from 4:00pm – 8:00pm (yes, it’s really that long) and $4 Peanut Butter Bombs every Saturday night!

SouthHouse’s regular Happy Hour lands on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:00pm – 7:00pm!

Monday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 5:00pm–12:00am
Thursday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Friday |  4:00pm–2:00am
Saturday | 12:00pm–2:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–10:00pm

📍 2535 S. 13th St. Philadelphia, PA 19148

Nightlife in South Philly
📷 https://www.passyunkpost.com/2020/02/12/old-school-spotlight-rosewood-bar/

Rosewood Bar

Philly has an amazing LGBTQ+ community with great bars and clubs that invite everyone in. South Philly’s favorite gay bar is Rosewood Bar! This spot in South Philly is absolutely legendary with their iconic dance parties every Saturday night. Rosewood Bar is a fun-loving and always welcoming dive-bar that you have to see it to believe it! 

Monday – Saturday | 8:00am–2:00am
Sunday | 9:00am–2:00am

📍 1417 Shunk St. Philadelphia, PA 19145

Nightlife in South Philly
📷 https://philly.eater.com/22565324/karaoke-philly-rays-happy-birthday-bar-the-700-bob-and-barbaras-covid-19-pandemic

Ray's "Happy Birthday" Bar

Wanna live every night like it’s your birthday? At Ray’s, it is! Ray’s “Happy Birthday” Bar was originally just a normal spot for nightlife in South Philly but it has evolved into so much more. Ray’s is the #1 dive spot in the city to do karaoke, so if you have high expectations for a karaoke night with your friends, Ray’s “Happy Birthday” Bar will blow them out of the water!

Monday – Saturday | 7:00am–2:00am
Sunday | 9:00am–2:00am

📍1200 E. Passyunk Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19147

With all of these spots for nightlife in South Philly, you’ll have something new to do every night! In South Philly, everyone’s family and that legendary energy radiates through all of these options. You’ll instantly feel welcomed and right at home.

You have to tell us how you and your friends liked the drinks and dancing at all of these bars on Instagram and Facebook @stufftodoinphilly!

Lindsay Nathanson

Lindsay Nathanson

Lindsay Nathanson is a Philadelphian inspired by research, storytelling, and the people around her. Subsequent to graduating from the University of Tampa in 2019 with a B.A. History, she achieved her M.A. in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University in 2021. She spends her time collecting newspapers and vinyl, eating any meal in a bowl, and begging Ben Simmons to shoot the ball. In the future, Lindsay will work in collections and/or curation at a women's history museum. Today, she enjoys writing about Philadelphia.

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