Sweaty dance parties have become a staple of some Philly bars, and you don’t have to order bottle service or get hyper dressed up to get passed the door. The Dolphin, in the former South Philly strip club, is now a club with irresistible DJ theme nights, while Kung Fu Necktie, Time, and Frankey Bradley’s offer equally rowdy playgrounds to show off your moves -- and other bar areas for when you want to take a break and just chill.
The Franklin Institute, Philly’s interactive science museum that for some reason is targeted toward school kids, stays open late for 21+ parties about once a month, introducing a new theme for every event (which means costumes and custom cocktails galore). Harry Potter, Clue, and “Science-Chella” are just a few upcoming themes.
For Philly, beer snobs there are endless ways to spend a Friday night. The opening of a second Dock Street Brewery location, this time in Point Breeze, echoes the 30-plus year history of craft beer in Philly. Check out the creative brews (and names) at Evil Genius, the microbrews of Crime & Punishment, and the bougie decor in Brewerytown’s new spot, Hops.