Whisky Bar, American Restaurant, and Jazz Club$$$$
Center City East, Philadelphia
  • The folks at Philadelphia Magazine and Visit Philly like this place. Would you agree?
    • Philadelphia Magazine
    • Visit Philly
  • shawnelise t.
    "Live jazz downstairs and dancing upstairs, easy to find a good vibe."(6 Tips)
    Bob B.
    "Go here for the Erotic Literary Salon third Tuesday of each month."(3 Tips)
    "happy hour & tell Tim the bartender that DrinkPhilly"(5 Tips)
    Joe C.
    "Excellent live music and DJs."(4 Tips)
95 Tips and reviews
  • jazz music
  • whiskey
  • happy hour
  • good for a late night
  • cocktails
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  • Kristerpher H.
    Kristerpher HendersonJune 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Time is awesome. The bar is in the center of the space with seating around it. Also there is the fancy presentation of Absinthe. If you wanna put on your party shoes you can head upstairs for a DJ.
  • Kate J.
    Kate JacobsMarch 1, 2013
    Everyone tends to go to the right-hand side but the left-hand side is better if you prefer cocktails, atmosphere, and live jazz to beer and TVs. (I know I may be in the minority in Philadelphia.)
  • Laurie S.
    Laurie SatranSeptember 20, 2011
    If you are a serious patron, you'll try the absinthe or ask Terry for his recommendation for an amazing single malt scotch. Then and only then, should you be worthy of dancing your a$$ off upstairs.
  • Andre E.
    Andre EversFebruary 27, 2013
    Had a gd night here! The Mac&Cheese with Brisket is a must try here! Make sure Tim takes care of you! Gd times, live bands, awesome selections, and attractive women!
  • Andy B.
    Andy BurgessAugust 23, 2016
    I really like this bar. Dark, understated, but filled with great whisky, tasty beer and fine jazz.
  • Kandis K.
    Kandis KovalskySeptember 12, 2013
    Nicest staff/bartenders. Great live music. Fun happy hour. Fun during the summer at City Sips. Decent food---try the Mac n cheese.
  • Richie S.
    Richie StarkSeptember 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The combo package - a bar, live music, and a club all in one place. Something for the whole family.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CSeptember 2, 2014
    Excellent live music and DJs. Also, it seems like this place has the best of all worlds- hipster club meets classy whiskey bar. Great spot
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UzMay 8, 2016
    Great cozy place for jazz lovers, try whiskey flight! And since you'll get munchies after- order fries and mussels
  • Ashish S.
    Ashish ShahDecember 27, 2016
    The dinner menu is amazing and so is the collection of whiskies. Pro tip: The dance floor is only open on weekends
  • Paris W.
    Paris WatermanJanuary 12, 2015
    Super fun bar! Awesome live jazz band on the first floor. Dope Dj on top floor. $5 cover on Fridays.
  • Roxanne T.
    Roxanne ThompsonApril 10, 2013
    Great food, live music, kitchen opened late and Chimay red is the way to go if you like Belgian beer.:)
  • Michele A.
    Michele AlexisAugust 19, 2012
    Smooth live jazz music, absinthe fountains, eclectic whiskey selections. Pure romance! A hidden gem of Philly.
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyJanuary 12, 2012
    The third Tuesday of every month, Time presents The Erotic Literary Salon upstairs in the bar’s Parisian-style club. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and readings begin at 8:00 p.m.
  • Soyoung K.
    Soyoung KimMay 14, 2011
    Must try the burger, med rare! Served with a ton of delicious fries and two dipping sauce; ketchup and garlic aioli. Sooooooo yummy!!!
  • shawnelise t.
    shawnelise tJuly 12, 2012
    One of the best bars in Philly! Live jazz downstairs and dancing upstairs, easy to find a good vibe.
  • Jormas A.
    Jormas Anas'san JrJuly 9, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Rit Mo on Monday nights; Brasilian, Reggae, Latin, and some great live music covers - don't miss it
  • Seth R.
    Seth Reynolds-MohlerMarch 12, 2015
    Dope spot. Killer whiskey list. Low key but bumpin bar on the right, sexy jazz club to the left. Mid block so hosers are few 💯
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyFebruary 4, 2011
    Climb the stairs to enter a Parisian-style salon to relax over the sounds of a DJ and the ritual of preparing absinthe from a two-or-four-person tower. Read more
  • Marklyn
    MarklynApril 11, 2015
    great variety of music, live jazz music, great club scene, late night spot
  • Eva
    EvaJune 17, 2011
    Wow tater tots were outta this world. They should be called potato pillow. Thy melt in your mouth! & they're taking them off the menu WTF!!!
  • Keri K.
    Keri K.April 18, 2016
    Food portions in the Whiskey bar are huge. Come with a friend or a big appetite!
  • Gillespie G.
    Great live music and really chilled atmosphere downstairs. More of a club upstairs
  • Brette C.
    Three types of bars in one. Jazzy live music to the left, college bar atmosphere to the right and upstairs is clubby.
  • Cali W.
    Cali WilderMarch 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this place for drinks, live music, and good company. Great any day of the week.
  • John
    JohnSeptember 15, 2013
    Great time. Just get there early in the weekends. It gets packed fast
  • Barrett L.
    Barrett LaneAugust 28, 2012
    The Mini Mac with Pulled Pork is one of the best happy hour eats in town.
  • Elaine L.
    Elaine LeeDecember 21, 2014
    Great cocktails and live jazz. Upstairs has a casual dance floor.
  • Gary A.
    Gary AlanSeptember 17, 2014
    Awesome place to go. Great selection of beers and whiskey!
  • Elena P.
    Elena PappasFebruary 20, 2012
    One of the very few places that has Rittenhouse Rye... And the music is always on point :-)
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MichelleSeptember 24, 2014
    Champagne with grapefruit bitters and a sugar cube ☺️. If you go up stairs get ready to sweat!
  • Adriana
    AdrianaJanuary 7, 2011
    Hillary is a fantastic waitress. She is there Wednesday thru Saturday. Great personality and service.
  • Jacquelyne D.
    Jacquelyne DeSimoneFebruary 5, 2012
    Absinthe fountains, live music more nights then not. A great and classy time! (get it)
  • Chris A.
    Chris AtencioJanuary 7, 2011
    Ask for Hillary. She's a delightful and knowledgeable server. Cute as a button to boot!
  • Rozanne M.
    Rozanne MichaelsAugust 16, 2013
    Celebrating End of Magg Happy Hour - Evan Babcock and Mike!!! Good luck Evan at you new career!!!!
  • Carren J.
    Carren JonesNovember 20, 2014
    Can't wait to go back. Drinks were off the chain!
  • Lori S.
    Lori ShapiroJanuary 18, 2012
    Josh is the BEST bartender in Philly and the open mic night is so fun on Tuesday's!!!
  • L. Mawari A.
    L. Mawari AedelredOctober 22, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Time Whisky blend. It is fantastic!!!!!
  • Daria M.
    Daria MaidenbaumJanuary 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The mussels and fries are great. Dipping the fries in the mussel sauce makes it
  • Pritam S.
    Pritam ShahFebruary 20, 2015
    Fantastic night life and amazing jazz live music.
  • DrinkPhilly.com
    DrinkPhilly.comAugust 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Order a Dark & Stormy during happy hour & tell Tim the bartender that DrinkPhilly sent you! Read our full review by tapping More Info! Read more
  • Bryce B.
    Bryce BuddJanuary 4, 2012
    Come for the music & nightlife, stay for the libations & great food
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 14, 2013
    Go for the jazz, you'll discover some local gems.
  • Brad H.
    Brad HessMay 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Open mics Tuesday are pretty, pretty good, to put it in the fine words of Larry David.
  • Peter G.
    Peter GaudiosoOctober 18, 2014
    I perform here every weekend. Singing a variety of jazz and pop songs. "The Pete G Happy Hour" 6 to 9pm
  • Mrfantastic8000
    Nice cozy vibe and good prices on drinks. Live Jazzy music was a real treat. Don't get there too late on nights when they have live music.. seats fill fast!
  • Jeremy S.
    Jeremy S.March 10, 2015
    One of the few places for great live music in philly
  • Charles N.
    Charles NyongáMay 21, 2016
    I went here thinking I would see Morris Day and Jerome......no dice!
  • Liz R.
    Liz ReaseyApril 27, 2013
    Don't miss the brisket mac & cheese!
  • Desirée
    DesiréeNovember 25, 2012
    Don't wear your good shoes! They will be sticky when you leave!
  • Mike M.
    Mike MJanuary 20
    Message for management: Your doormen are cheats. Told us at the end of the night we couldn't get our jackets because we lost our tickets UNLES we gave them $50. I'm not kidding. Total crooks.
  • Charles B.
    Charles BFebruary 17, 2011
    They make a solid old fashioned. Not the best in Philly, but good.
  • Anne-marie M.
    Anne-marie McKaskleApril 10, 2013
    Get the shrimp and grits. So so good!
  • Austin K.
    Austin KlineMarch 19, 2011
    Best absinthe and whiskey selection in center city.
  • Wurlitzer R.
    Wurlitzer RudolfJune 15, 2015
    Good music and good beer
  • Keith T.
    Keith TomaszewskiSeptember 11, 2012
    The rabbit linguine was awesome!
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BoyerMay 14, 2011
    If you want a drink on a Friday night try downstairs and avoid the headache.
  • Lane R.
    Lane RettigMarch 16, 2013
    Cool vibe, romantic atmosphere, friendly service. But the music here on a Friday wasnt really jazz: no horns, no vocals, lots of jarring electronics. Guess this is what passes for jazz in Philly?
  • Kimberly A.
    Kimberly AllsebrookNovember 26, 2014
    Great music, drinks and food!
  • Kristin D.
    Kristin DaltonJanuary 19, 2014
    Champagne cocktail was delicious!
  • Caroline C.
    Caroline ChadwickFebruary 16, 2016
    Come for Monday night jazz.
  • Peter M.
    Peter MarinariSeptember 16, 2009
    Frequently good music to sip and talk over in the wine bar; Tuesday is an open mic starting at 10p.
  • Benny K.
    Benny K.May 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Mac and cheese was awesome!
  • Bob B.
    Bob BruhinJanuary 29, 2010
    Go here for the Erotic Literary Salon third Tuesday of each month. Read more
  • Lori S.
    Lori ShapiroJanuary 11, 2012
    Josh is the BEST BARTENDER EVER!!!!
  • Sazzles G.
    Sazzles GMarch 15, 2010
    Try the absinthe! Great Whiskey selection too!
  • L. Mawari A.
    L. Mawari AedelredApril 21, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Salon on third Tuesdays, come here some fun, kinky shit.
  • Randy P.
    Randy PurnellMarch 14, 2015
    2nd Friday of the month, GREAT band!!!
  • Tim K.
    Tim K.October 9, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the salmon pho!
  • Hannah J.
    Hannah JoyceSeptember 20, 2012
    They make great Manhattans!
  • Rafael L.
    Rafael LimaMay 30, 2013
    Yards Brawls with Brooklyn Saturday June 08, 2013 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Natalie R.
    Natalie RauchApril 7, 2013
    Package is the funk that keeps us coming back
  • Jen14221
    Jen14221March 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Cool 80's and 90's music on the Jukebox. Also, this is where I first kissed a girl.
  • Angelica D.
    Angelica DongalloNovember 4, 2014
    Live music so awesome!
  • Gabrielle M.
    Gabrielle MeyersOctober 19, 2013
    The only place where the boys' bathroom line is longer
  • Latifah  ✈👑
    Latifah ✈👑June 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I ❤ the French Fries!
  • Dave W.
    Dave WezOctober 2, 2011
    Try the La muse verte
  • Sasha C.
    Sasha ChubynskaDecember 24, 2015
    Nice live music
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle HammersleyAugust 5, 2010
    Try Lucid at the Absinthe Bar! Great food, too!
  • Keith G.
    Keith GarnerNovember 24, 2015
    Deviled eggs and vodka
  • Kate F.
    Kate FoleyJuly 16, 2011
    House made sausage mmmm!
  • jen d.
    jen denAugust 31, 2009
    ask for ROOT liquor, it would pair well with their cider on draft!
  • Raymond K.
    Raymond KingJuly 11, 2011
    Come for the free Jazz
  • Allyson P.
    Allyson PryorJune 14, 2010
    If you're in Philly and you wanna dance - COME HERE.
  • Nick O.
    Nick OngpaucoDecember 13, 2014
    Whoa is it Ross' bday and I'm 22 again? #ThrowBackFriday
  • Ian C.
    Ian ClementAugust 17, 2010
    Nice live music and atmosphere
  • Audrey J.
    Audrey JulienneApril 25, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The Ahi Tuna is amazing.
  • Ben M.
    Ben MalloryAugust 8, 2011
    Good Hops. Read more
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GSeptember 23, 2011
    good place
  • Shruti M.
    Drink Absinthe. Ask the bartender if you can do an absinthe flight. America's version tastes like tea.
  • Anthony
    AnthonySeptember 21, 2010
    Great jazz Monday night.
  • akia m.
    akia mcdowellJune 22, 2010
    Great live band Monday nights
  • Eugene N.
    Eugene NaydovichMarch 18, 2012
    Plastered as a mother fucker
  • Ilana N.
    Ilana NovinskySeptember 1, 2014
    O carpacio de peixe estava delicioso assim como os outros pratos! Ambiente gostoso jazz ao vivo bom vinho! Adorei!
  • Ale D.
    Ale DVJune 14, 2015
    Incredibile atmosfera con musica dal vivo.
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