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Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

by Drink Philly on Nov 16, 2015 in Roundups
Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

UPDATE: We've updated this article and you can see it HERE.


Whether for work or home, sometimes you’re looking for a place you can take 20 or more people for a party. Making an arrangement ahead of time is the way to go – by doing so, you can be sure there is enough space, food and drink for everyone. We checked in with all the bars in our database, and present this list of spots that have you covered for private parties, arranged by neighborhood. Bookmark it for your next event!

Center City/Rittenhouse

1 Tippling Place (2006 Chestnut St.; 215-665-0456)
Capacity: 35
Options: Catering menu, bar packages
Contact: Anne at reservations@1tpl.com

10 Arts (10 S Broad St.; 215-523-8273)
Capacity: 185
Options: Seated dinner, hors d'oeuvres

Barbuzzo (110 S 13th St.; 215-546-9300)
Capacity: 100
Contact: barbuzzorestaurant@yahoo.com

Bistro St. Tropez (2400 Market St.; 215-569-9269)
Capacity: 450
Options: Hors d'oeuvres, seated prix-fixe dinner, casual buffet and station menus, wine and liquor selections
Contact: events@bistrosttropez.com

The Black Sheep (247 S 17th St.; 215-545-9473)
Capacity: 200
Options: Buffet, passed hors d’oeuvres, seated dinner

Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse (1823 Sansom St.; 215-665-9500)
Capacity: 20
Options: Buffet, open bar, various packages

Chops (1701 John F Kennedy Blvd.; 215-567-7111)
Capacity: 280 seated; 400 standing
Contact: kshank@chopsphilly.com

Con Murphy’s (1700 Ben Franklin Pkwy.; 267-687-1128)
Capacity: 100
Options: Open bar
Contact: conmurphys@live.com

Cooperage Wine & Whiskey Bar (601 Walnut St.; 215-226-2667)
Capacity: 50
Options: Happy Hour or Open Bar

Crow and The Pitcher (267 S 19th St.; 267-687-2608)
Capacity: 50 seated; 65 standing
Contact: michaelfranco@crowandthepitcher.com
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse (1426 Chestnut St.; 215-246-0533)
Capacity: 150 seated; 250 standing
Contact: delfriscos.philadelphia@dfrg.com

Devil’s Alley (1907 Chestnut St.; 215-751-0707)
Capacity: 50
Options: Happy hour, seated dinner

Drinker's Pub (1903 Chestnut St.; 215-564-0914)
Capacity: 350
Options: Open bar, hors d'oeuvres party platters
Contact: mike@fcm215.com

Fergie’s Pub (1214 Sansom St.; 215-928-8118)
Capacity: 70
Options: Open bar, buffet
Contact: booking@fergies.com

Field House (1150 Filbert St.; 215-629-1520)
Capacity: 900
Contact: tadams@publichouseusa.com
Finn McCool's (118 S 12th St.; 215-923-3090)
Capacity: 100
Contact: events@finnmccoolsphilly.com
Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. (112 S 18th St.; 267-467-3277)
Capacity: 50
Options: Mixology demos

Garces Trading Company (1111 Locust St.; 215-574-1099)
Capacity: 120
Options: Seated dinner, standing cocktail reception

Good Dog Bar (224 S 15th St.; 215-985-9600)
Capacity: 125
Options: Seated dinner, hors d’oeuvres, open bar
Contact: info@gooddogbar.com

Jet Wine Bar (1525 South St.; 215-735-1116)
Capacity: 20

Lacroix (210 W Rittenhouse Sq.; 215-790-2533)
Capacity: 50
Options: Standing cocktail reception, seated dinner
Contact: sbriens@rittenhousehotel.com

McGillin’s (1310 Drury St.; 215-735-5562)
Capacity: 75
Contact: mcgillins@aol.com
Molly Malloy’s (1136 Arch St.; 267-525-1001)
Capacity: 85

Moriarty’s (1116 Walnut St.; 215-627-7676)
Capacity: 250
Contact: info@moriartyspub.com

Perch Pub (1345 Locust St.; 215-546-4090)
Capacity: 150
Options: Buffet, hors d'oeuvres, seated dinner, pre fixe menu, open bar
Contact: perchpub@aol.com

Pub & Kitchen (1946 Lombard St.; 215-545-0350)
Capacity: 50
Options: sit down dinner, hors d'oeuvres, buffet
Contact: events@thepubandkitchen.com

R2L (50 S. 16th Street; 215-564-5337)
Capacity: 300
Options: Cocktail menuDinner menu.

Sampan (124 S 13th St.; 215-732-3501)
Capacity: 150

Sbraga (440 S Broad St.; 215-735-1913)
Capacity: 70 seated ; 100 standing
Contact: tyrone.blakey@sbragadining.com

Smokin’ Betty’s (116 S 11th St.; 215-922-6500)
Capacity: 250
Options: Small plates, seated dinner, pre fixe menus, open bar. Menu.
Contact: info@smokinbettys.com

Time (1315 Sansom St.; 215-985-4800)
Capacity: 100

Vetri (1312 Spruce St.; 215-732-3478)
Capacity: 18 seated; 50 standing
Contact: liliana@vetrifamily.com

Old City

2nd Story Brewing (117 Chestnut St.; 267-314-5770)
Capacity: 300
Contact: events@2ndstorybrewing.com

Bierstube (206 Market St.; 215-922-2958)
Capacity: Up to 50 anytime in the private Rathskeller or up to 100 for a takeover (Only available Mon, Tue, Wed before 5 PM)
Options: Happy Hour pricing, seated menu
Contact: Email info@mybierstube.com 

Bistro 7 (7 N 3rd St.; 215-931-1560)
Capacity: 15 to 35 guests
Options: Fall/Winter 2014 Menu, wine available, BYOB cocktails (fully stocked bar of mixers to compliment your liquors of choice; in-house mixologist available)
Contact: events@bistro7restaurant.com

Bleu Martini (24 S 2nd St.; 215-940-7900)
Capacity: 100
Options: Open bar, buffet, sit down dinner, appetizers

Bridget Foy's (200 South St.; 215-922-1813)
Capacity: 75
Options: Buffet, custom group menus for lunch, dinner, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres
Contact: bridget@bridgetfoys.com

Cappelli Brothers BYOB Cigar Bar (211 S. 13th Street; 215-546-1315)
Capacity: 50
Options: Catering menu
Contact: mbee@capitalrr.net

Continental Old City (138 Market St.; 215-923-6069)
Capacity: 75
Options: Cocktail party, hors d'oeuvres, sit down dinner

Cuba Libre (10 S 2nd St.; 215-627-0666)
Capacity: 400
Contact: cle@cubalibrerestaurant.com

Drinker’s Tavern (124 Market St.; 215-351-0141)
Capacity: 350
Options: Open bar, hors d'oeuvre party platters
Contact: wan@fcm215.com

FARMiCiA (15 S 3rd St.; 215-627-6274)
Capacity: 180
Options: Bar packages, seated dinner, hors d'oeuvres. Menus.
Contact: mail@farmiciarestaurant.com

Fork (306 Market St.; 215-625-9425)
Capacity: 45
Options: Seated dinner. Menu.

The Gaslight (120 Market St.; 215-925-7691)
Capacity: 50

Han Dynasty Old City (123 Chestnut St; 215-922-1888)
Capacity: 35
Contact: davej@handynasty.net

Panorama (14 N Front St.; 215-922-7800)
Stagione Banquet Room-Capacity: 80
Options: Seated dinners, banquets, breakfasts, passed hors d'oeuvres
The Wine Cellar- Capacity: 35
Options: Seated dinners, wine tastings
Main Dining Room- Capacity: 100
Options: Seated dinner
Il Bar Wine Bar- Capacity 25-50 (not private)
Options: Wine tastings

Red Owl (433 Chestnut St.; 215-923-2267)
Capacity: 115
Contact: natalie.pineda@redowltavern.com
Spirit of Philadelphia (401 S Columbus Blvd.; 866-455-3866)
Capacity: 500
Options: Lunch, Dinner, or Cocktail Cruise

Stratus Rooftop Lounge (433 Chestnut St.; 215-925-2889)
Capacity: 250
Options: Standing cocktail reception

The Plough & the Stars (123 Chestnut St.; 215-733-0300)
Capacity: 300
Options: Seated dinner, cocktail party

Queen Villiage/South Philly

Adobe Cafe (1919 E Passyunk Ave.; 215-551-2243)
Capacity: 200
Contact: adobecafe@msn.com
American Sardine Bar (1800 Federal St.; 215-334-2337)
Capacity: 50
Contact: info@americansardinebar.com

Bainbridge Street Barrel House (625 S 6th St.; 267-324-3553)
Capacity: up to 100
Options: Sit down lunch, dinner packages

Brauhaus Schmitz (718 South St.; 267-909-8814)
Capacity: 400
Options: Buffet, seated dinner, cocktail party. Menus.
Contact: brauhausevents@gmail.com

Cavanaugh's Headhouse (421 S 2nd St.; 215-928-9307)
Capacity: 20-150 (seven different rooms to choose from)
Options: Open bar, hors d'oeuvres, sit down dinner, buffet

Paddy Whacks (150 South St.; 215-464-7544)
Capacity: 150

Art Museum/Fairmount

McCrossen’s Tavern (529 N 20th St.; 215-854-0923)
Capacity: 75
Contact: manager@mccrossens.com

Rembrandt’s (741 N 23rd St.; 215-763-2228)
Capacity: 150
Contact: rrowlett@rembrandtspub.com

Tela’s (1833 Fairmount Ave.; 215-235-0170)
Capacity: 40 seated; 75 standing
Contact: events@telasmarket.com

Urban Saloon (2120 Fairmount Ave.; 215-232-5359)
Capacity: 300
Contact: info@urbansaloon.com

Waterworks (640 Waterworks Dr.; 215-236-9000)
Capacity: 1000
Options: Standing cocktail reception, seated dinner, wine and liquor selections
Contact: events@watersworksrestaurant.com

Northern Liberties/Fishtown

Cantina Dos Segundos (931 N 2nd St.; 215-629-0500)
Capacity: 45
Contact: leahtmarino@gmail.com

King’s Oak (1023 Germantown Ave.; 215-923-2014)
Capacity: 100
Options: Banquet packages with food and drink

Yards Tasting Room (901 N Delaware Ave.; 215-634-2600)
Capacity: 150
Contact: events@yardsbrewing.com

University City

City Tap House (3925 Walnut St.; 215-662-0105)
Capacity: 250
Options: Seated dinner, open bar, cocktail reception
Contact: jmcgarvey@publichouseusa.com

Cozara (3200 Chestnut St.; 267-233-7488)
Capacity: 100
Contact: byron@cozaraphilly.com

Distrito (3945 Chestnut St.; 215-222-1657)
Capacity: 300
Options: Seated dinner, hors d’oeuvres, buffet

The Fat Ham (3131 Walnut St.; 215-735-1914)
Capacity: 32 seared; 50 standing

Han Dynasty University City (3711 Market St.; 215-222-3711)
Capacity: 75
Contact: hbuc.megan.tetu@gmail.com

Harvest Seasonal Grill (200 S 40th St.; 215-662-1100)
Capacity: 80
Options: Passed hors d’oeuvres, seated dinner

JG Domestic (2929 Arch St.; 215-222-2363)
Capacity: 36
Options: Seated dinner, standing cocktail reception

Pod (3636 Sansom St.; 215-387-1803)
Capacity: 70
Options: Seated dinner, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres
Contact: meg.torpey@starr-restaurant.com

Vietnam Cafe (814 S 47th St.; 215-729-0260)
Capacity: 70
Options: Buffet, seated dinner, standing cocktail reception
Contact: specialevents@eatvietnam.com

White Dog Cafe (3420 Sansom St.; 215-386-9224)
Capacity: 175
Options: Passed and stationed hors d’oeuvres, seated dinner, private bar
Contact: universitycity@whitedog.com

Society Hill

Bistro Romano (120 Lombard St.; 215-925-8880)
Spaces: 120 Room
Capacity: 200
Options: Sit-down dinner, elegant buffet, stand-up cocktail reception

The Twisted Tail (509 S 2nd St.; 215-558-2471)
Capacity: 300
Contact: info@thetwistedtail.com


Taproom on 19th (2400 S 19th St.; 215-767-0330)
Capacity: 32 seated or 50 standing
Options: Seated dinners, happy hours

Spring Garden

The Trestle Inn (339 N 11th St.; 267-239-0290)
Capacity: 60
Options: Bar packages, snacks, catering menu
Washington Square
M Restaurant at The Morris House (231 S 8th St.; 215-625-6666)
Capacity: 200 standing
Options: Seated dinner, stations, cocktail reception
Contact: info@mrestaurantphilly.com

Strangelove’s (216 S 11th St.; 215-873-0404)
Capacity: 100
Contact: events@strangelovesbeerbar.com


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