Union Transfer

Union Transfer

Concert Hall and Rock Club
North Philadelphia, Philadelphia
  • The concerts at Union Transfer is a can't miss
  • Greg D.
    "Best venue in Philly for concerts."(5 Tips)
    Gab B.
    "Great selection of beer"(4 Tips)
    Cody T.
    "Excellent sound and lighting also!"(2 Tips)
    Eliot L.
    "Eat at Lhama Tooth before concert across the street"(2 Tips)
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  • Spencer L.
    Spencer LewisMay 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Looking for a place to eat/drink? Prohibition Taproom is about two blocks away - great food and beer selection. Leave about 25 minutes before the show to get a decent spot in the balcony.
  • Slightly P.
    Slightly PerfectJanuary 28, 2016
    Excellent venue. Feels intimate but is pretty large. Nice sound system. Craft beer selections are amazing, and they have servers who'll come to you!
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillySeptember 8, 2014
    Union Transfer has a stellar selection of microbrews at the three full bars and tasty vegan fare. Read more
  • Aroundphilly
    AroundphillySeptember 22, 2011
    The indie-rock concert venue serves as a happy medium between smaller rooms like Johnny Brenda’s and Kung Fu Necktie and larger joints like the Electric Factory and the Tower Theater.
  • CS R.
    CS RojasSeptember 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The best small venue in Philadelphia hands-down. Two bars to serve you during and after a show. Any spot is good for watching live.
  • Reinhold Residential
    Reinhold ResidentialSeptember 11, 2012
    Built in the early 1900’s as a luggage terminal under the same name, today’s Union Transfer is one of the best spots in the city to catch a concert.
  • Matt 🐹
    Matt 🐹May 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Superb venue with great staff and reasonable drink prices as well. Not to mention the exception sound quality! One of my favorites venues.
  • Dianne R.
    Dianne RossNovember 11, 2016
    Like this venue as there was a place to sit in the balcony. I can't stand for long periods of time so if you are like me, sit in the balcony if you need to.
  • RC
    RCNovember 12, 2015
    Sometimes they open the top for seats. It usually doesn't get crowded right away and there's a bar up there too wth waitresses coming around to bring you drinks.
  • jane m.
    jane mcconnellDecember 23, 2015
    remember the second door takes you to the front of the stage. But this is a sweet venue many places are great for seeing the band you love.
  • LEQ
    LEQOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great new venue. Buy the parking pass when you get tickets - it costs more the night of the show and is much cheaper than the city lots in the area.
  • Shaz
    ShazApril 16, 2012
    If you're there for a seated venue, not a rock concert. Bring a warm jacket. They keep the place at a cool 55 degrees for all the hot air and men in the place. I saw loads of women freezing like me
  • Gab B.
    Gab BonghiNovember 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The best venue in Philly. Great selection of beer (they've got cider for those with gluten allergy).
  • Khoi L.
    Khoi LeMarch 25, 2012
    Hang out on the patio across the street at Llama Tooth before the show! List of 40 craft beers and good egg plant fries too
  • Brandy B.
    Brandy BonesMarch 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best venues for concerts in philly. great space, acoustics and music.
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyMarch 27, 2013
    Find a stellar selection of microbrews at any of the three bars, plus tasty vegan fare.
  • Pilgrim
    PilgrimApril 5, 2016
    I saw Mutemath here which was one of the best shows I've seen at one of the best venues.
  • Julia T.
    Julia TrutenJuly 12, 2015
    I had a lot of fun, though the show I saw was geared more towards kids. Standing room only, so my legs were killing me.
  • Eliot L.
    Eliot LewisNovember 5, 2013
    Eat at Lhama Tooth before concert across the street & great burgers & beer
  • Anthony R.
    Anthony RossiApril 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The sound system here is one of the best around. Fantastic place to catch a show.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SmithApril 16, 2015
    Friendly beer, good beer selections, really awesome acoustics for concerts
  • Staci
    StaciApril 23, 2012
    This time drinks were allowed on the floor and one of the nicest staff ever! Fan of this place now!
  • John T.
    John T.November 9, 2012
    Waaaay better space for music than spaghetti. Like Terminal 5 in NYC but smaller and better. But seriously, who was that chick in the glasses and blue dress?? What a dreamgirl.
  • Jim B.
    Jim BartonOctober 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Silk City Diner is perfect for drinks and food before you come to see a band
  • Gary A.
    Gary AlanMay 3, 2016
    Great place to go and listen to some really good bands! Good food and brews..
  • Campbell B.
    Campbell BirdJuly 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place for a show. Go to Llama Tooth for drinks and eats before or after!
  • Nick N.
    Nick NastySeptember 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    State of the art sound system, lighting and decor. Hand dryers from 1802.
  • Matt K.
    Matt KMay 13, 2015
    Yards Brawler forever. Great place for a concert.
  • E W.
    E WMay 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Where else can you enjoy having ice cream in one hand, a drink in the other, and watch a band play simultaneously?
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SmithJuly 21, 2012
    Amazing place! Loved it! Would so go back again!!
  • DrinkPhilly.com
    DrinkPhilly.comFebruary 9, 2012
    Here for a show? Stick around for the post-show happy hour or use our mobile app to find drink specials nearby! Read more
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BakerFebruary 24, 2013
    super cool venue, weird rules about where you can take drinks though
  • Jack D.
    Jack DavidMarch 11, 2016
    Perfect venue for concerts. Vintage Style Theater that really rocks
  • Cody T.
    Cody ThomasDecember 21, 2011
    Nicest venue in Philly. Excellent sound and lighting also!
  • vitaminwater®
    vitaminwater®May 24, 2012
    ride the XXXpress to the roots picnic in philly and save the the cab fare for the “I was there” tee. rsvp here http://on.fb.me/KvjgvE
  • Brian K.
    Brian KracylaMay 2, 2015
    Best concert venue in city no doubt
  • Mii K.
    Mii KiiApril 24, 2015
    One of the best music venues in Philadelphia.
  • Shirley Y.
    Shirley YoungMarch 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great venue with awesome bands/singers !!!!
  • Alex R.
    Alex RudisillSeptember 25, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't forget to try a cup of Little Baby's while you wait for the show to start!
  • Charles M.
    Amazing sound in this venue
  • Spencer L.
    Spencer LewisMay 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place in Philly to catch live music.
  • Tatum K.
    Tatum KendallNovember 2, 2011
    Come early and stop across the street at Llama Tooth for a drink and a snack.
  • John D.
    John DiEleuterioJuly 15, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    one of, if not the best venue in philly!
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan McCarthyJanuary 30, 2014
    Holly Williams was great, and the drunk frat boy starting a fight and getting kicked out was cool too.
  • Brett G.
    Brett GarwoodJune 2, 2015
    Very cool venue, saw Bombay bicycle club.
  • RC
    RCJune 14, 2015
    Not too bad. Good sound. Needs to open up seating in the balcony.
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BMarch 4, 2012
    Great concert. Disappointing venue, but really only due to Pennsylvania liquor laws.
  • Murder City Devils
    Murder City DevilsNovember 21, 2013
    Excited to be coming back to Philly and checking out Union Transfer, don't think it was open when we were here last time. See you on February 7.
  • Greg D.
    Greg DMay 1, 2016
    Best venue in Philly for concerts.
  • Nicole S.
    Nicole SajeckiSeptember 30, 2013
    Nicest music venue ever!
  • Paul B.
    Paul BloreOctober 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't go to the pregnant bartender. You probably won't make that mistake though, because she will be doing the best impression of somebody NOT working you've ever seen.
  • Weston C.
    Weston ChambersApril 1, 2015
    Concerts, less known yet great bands
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LarkinSeptember 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Keep your spot, there's cocktail servers
  • Staci
    StaciDecember 30, 2011
    Couldn't bring your drinks out of the bar area at a Lucero show-just ain't right!
  • Karen S.
    Karen StagemyerJuly 14, 2015
    THE best venue in town!
  • maurice g.
    maurice gastonSeptember 10, 2015
    Don't forget the balcony bar
  • Willow S.
    Willow SmilesDecember 15, 2012
    Siracha coconut popcorn. Mmm.
  • Colin K.
    Colin KerriganSeptember 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best music venue in Philly
  • Thomas A.
    Thomas AngiorlisAugust 27, 2012
    Go here its awesome!
  • Jacki B.
    Jacki BlackOctober 23, 2014
    BOYCE AVENUE!!!!! And Chris Allen
  • Hank T.
    Hank ThePigeonDecember 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the beer. It's wet!
  • Cory B.
    Cory BrookesFebruary 28, 2014
    Head upstairs
  • Matthew O.
    Matthew OechsnerMarch 7, 2012
    Great place to score some hipster dome
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HiddlesonNovember 3, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    High 5 the sound and light crew!!
  • caroline
    carolineSeptember 15, 2012
    This place fucking sucks ass. They won't let you go outside to have a cigarette unless you're over 21. Lamest thing I've ever heard of.
  • S.M. L.
    S.M. LukeSeptember 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    BANKS show
  • Luis A.
    Luis ArmandoApril 7, 2013
    Live music
  • Martin B.
    Martin BrownApril 22, 2012
    Little Baby's Ice Cream here for the summer. Woah!
  • Prudence R.
    Prudence RunyanApril 20, 2012
    City Rain is awesome!
  • Lauren
    LaurenNovember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    After show drink specials
  • Robin S.
    Robin ScottMay 19, 2012
    Bring a hoodie. Cold as hell in here.
  • James F.
    James FugateMay 18, 2012
    Take a shower!
  • Christopher J M.
    Christopher J MartinJanuary 21, 2012
    No beer allowed on the floor, wtf, damn teetotalers
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