Nighttime in the City

Visit myriad nightclubs and restaurants at the Avenue of the Arts. Tap your feet to a jazz performance. Sway to the sounds of a rhythm and blues artist. Ponder the message of an independent film. Hang out with friends at a martini bar.

Brace yourself for a night of comedy. The 250-seat theater is open Wednesday through Saturday. Test your new material out during open mic night. Enjoy selections from a delicious menu. Laugh at the ramblings of a comedian.

Learn about American history in an amazing light show. Lights of Liberty is a state-of-the-art ambulatory sound and light show. Gaze up at hand-painted images that are projected onto historic buildings throughout Independence National Historic Park. Hear music performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Feel as though you were there when many of these events happened more than 200 years ago. Listen to Walter Cronkite, Ossie Davis and Charlton Heston recount these milestones. Select Revolutionary War-era merchandise from the gift shop. Be sure to take children ages 6 through 12 to a special showing of this event.

This eclectic nightclub offers a diverse range of national and international musicians. Attend an “unplugged” session with an up-and-coming artist. Close your eyes and revel in the sound of a supreme acoustical performance. Satisfy your penchant for country music. Get up and dance to a full-fledged rocker. Complement a night of music with an equally eclectic meal at Serrano, the restaurant on the first floor. Opened in 1985, it offers Hungarian, Celtic, Thai, Moroccan and Malaysian-inspired dishes.

Area Activities

200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 19102