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Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

by Drink Philly on Dec 1, 2016 in Roundups
Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia
Whether it's for the holidays or you have a special birthday coming up, Philadelphia has some amazing options when it comes to event spaces. We scoured through our database and compiled a comprehensive list of all the bars and restaurants where you can host a private party. The list is arranged by neighborhood for easy browsing. 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
 
24 (2400 Walnut St.; 267-284-797)
Capacity: 85 seated, 200 reception
 
Aqimero (10 S Broad St.; 215-523-8200)
Capacity: 185
Options: Multiple packages
Contact: Use form on their website
 
Barbuzzo (110 S 13th St.; 215-546-9300)
Capacity: 55 seated, 85 reception
Contact: barbuzzorestaurant@yahoo.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: Minimum of 10 guests
Options: Buffet, open bar, various packages
 
Chops (1701 John F Kennedy Blvd.; 215-567-7111)
Capacity: 280 seated; 400 standing
Options: Multiple packages
Contact: kshank@chopsphilly.com
 
Capacity: 300
Options: Multiple packages
Contact:  jditonno@publichouseusa.com
 
Con Murphy’s (1700 Ben Franklin Pkwy.; 267-687-1128)
Capacity: 100
Options: Open bar, hors d’oeuvres, buffet
Contact: conmurphys@live.com
 
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
 
Devil’s Alley (1907 Chestnut St.; 215-751-0707)
Capacity: 55
Options: Happy hour, seated dinner
Contact: DevilsAlley@gmail.com
 
Drinker's Pub (1903 Chestnut St.; 215-564-0914)
Capacity: 100
Contact: joecrouse621@gmail.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
 
The Franklin Bar (112 S 18th St.; 267-467-3277)
Capacity: 50
 
Garces Trading Company (1111 Locust St.; 215-574-1099)
Capacity: 130
Options: Seated dinner, standing cocktail reception
Contact: pa.events@garcesgroup.com
 
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
 
Lucky Strike (1336 Chestnut St.; 215-545-2471)
Capacity: 1200
Contact: Use form on their site
 
McGillin’s (1310 Drury St.; 215-735-5562)
Capacity: 75
Contact: mcgillins@aol.com
 
Misconduct Tavern (Rittenhouse and Center City West Locations; 215-470-8768)
Options: Family style dining
 
Moriarty’s (1116 Walnut St.; 215-627-7676)
Capacity: 250
 
Ocean Prime (124 S 15th St.; 215-563-0163) 
Capacity: Private dining rooms up to 16. Semi private up to 65 on the Mezzanine.  
Options: Sit down dinner or private lunch for groups of 8 or more, private dining rooms, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres 
 
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
Contact: Use form on their site
 
Sampan (124 S 13th St.; 215-732-3501)
Capacity: 150
 
Sbraga (440 S Broad St.; 215-735-1913)
Capacity: 70 seated ; 100 standing
Contact: events@sbragadining.com
 
Scarpetta (210 W. Rittenhouse Sq., 215-558-4199) 
Capacity: Up to 16 for private dining rooms; up to 55 in semi private.  Cocktail receptions for up to 75 guests. Full buyouts available. 
Options: Sit down lunch or dinner, private dining rooms, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres 
 
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
 
SkyGarten (1717 Arch St.; 215-557-7887) 
Capacity: 200 Standing, additional private rooms available at Top of the Tower   
Options: Buffet, hors d’oeuvres, buy outs 
 
Square 1682 (121 S 17th St.; 215-563-5008) 
Capacity: 8-80 in Square 1682, 25th floor ballroom available for sit down to 90 guests
Options: Sit down lunch or dinner, private dining rooms, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, ballroom 
Contact: GM Brian Crawford, info@square1682.com
 
Time (1315 Sansom St.; 215-985-4800)
Capacity: 100
 
Vetri (1312 Spruce St.; 215-732-3478)
Capacity: 18 seated; 45 standing
Options: Menu
Contact: vetri@vetrifamily.com
 
 
Old City/ Society Hill
2nd Story Brewing (117 Chestnut St.; 267-314-5770)
Capacity: 150
Contact: Contact form
 
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: Large party menu, BYOB cocktails
Contact: asia@bistro7restaurant.com
 
Bistro Romano (120 Lombard St.; 215-925-8880)
Spaces: 120 Room
Capacity: 200
Options: Sit-down dinner, elegant buffet, stand-up cocktail reception
Contact: Contact Form
 
Bleu Martini (24 S 2nd St.; 215-940-7900)
Capacity: 100 
Options: Open bar, buffet, sit down dinner, appetizers
 
Continental Old City (138 Market St.; 215-923-6069)
Capacity: 75
Options: Cocktail party, hors d'oeuvres, sit down dinner
 
Cooperage Wine & Whiskey Bar (601 Walnut St.; 215-226-2667)
Capacity: 60
Options: Happy Hour or Open Bar
 
Cuba Libre (10 S 2nd St.; 215-627-0666)
Capacity: 400
Contact: TRISSEL@CUBALIBRERESTAURANT.COM
 
Drinker’s Tavern (124 Market St.; 215-351-0141)
Capacity: 350
Options: Open bar, hors d'oeuvre party platters
Contact: info@drinkers215.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.
Contact: Use form on their website
 
Han Dynasty Old City (123 Chestnut St; 215-922-1888)
Capacity: 35
Contact: Contact form
 
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
Contact: Use form on their website
 
Red Owl (433 Chestnut St.; 215-923-2267)
Capacity: 180
Contact: samantha.levy@redowltavern.com
 
Spirit of Philadelphia (401 S Columbus Blvd.; 866-455-3866)
Capacity: 500
Options: Lunch, Dinner, or Cocktail Cruise
Contact: Contact form
 
Stratus Rooftop Lounge (433 Chestnut St.; 215-925-2889)
Capacity: 55
Options: Standing cocktail reception
Contact: Contact form
 
The Olde Bar (125 Walnut St.; 215-253-3777)
Capacity: 325
Option: Various packages
 
The Plough & the Stars (123 Chestnut St.; 215-733-0300)
Capacity: 300 
Options: Seated dinner, cocktail party
Contact: Contact form
 
The Twisted Tail (509 S 2nd St.; 215-558-2471)
Capacity: 300
Contact: Contact Form
 
Zahav (237 St. James Place; 215-625-8800)
Capacity: 24
Contact: events@zahavrestaurant.com
 
Queen Village/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
 
Bainbridge Street Barrel House (625 S 6th St.; 267-324-3553)
Capacity: 90
Options: Sit down lunch, dinner packages
 
Brauhaus Schmitz (718 South St.; 267-909-8814)
Capacity: 400
Options: Buffet, seated dinner, cocktail party. Menus.
Contact: Contact form
 
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: Contact form
 
Caffe Valentino(1245 S 3rd St.; 215-336-3033)
Capacity: 100
Options: Menus. BYOB
Contact: caffevalentino@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. Menus.
 
Lo Spiedo (4503 S Broad St.; 215-282-3184)
Capacity: 85 seated, 100 outdoor standing
Options: Menus
 
Paddy Whacks (150 South St.; 215-464-7544)
Capacity: 150
Contact: Request Form
 
South Bowl (19 E Oregon Ave.; 215-389-BOWL)
Contact: sales@southbowl.com
 
Taproom on 19th (2400 S 19th St.; 215-767-0330)
Capacity: 32 seated or 50 standing
Options: Seated dinners, happy hours
 
Tre Scalini (1915 E Passyunk Ave.; 215-551-3870)
Capacity: 31+
Options: Sit down dinner, BYOB
Contact: Use contact form on their site
 
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: Contact form
 
Osteria (640 N Broad St.; 215-763-0920)
Capacity: 130 seated, 200 standing
Options: Menus
Contact: events@vetrifamily.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: 150+
Contact: Urbansaloon2120@gmail.com
 
Waterworks (640 Waterworks Dr.; 215-236-9000)
Capacity: 1000
Options: Standing cocktail reception, seated dinner, wine and liquor selections
Contact: info@cescaphe.com
 
Northern Liberties/Fishtown
 
Cantina Dos Segundos (931 N 2nd St.; 215-629-0500)
Capacity: 45
Contact: leahtmarino@gmail.com
 
Fillmore Philly (29 E Allen St.; 215-309-0166)
Capacity: 3,000
 
Frankford Hall (1210 Frankford Ave.; 215-634-3338)
Capacity: 20 or more
Contact: Nicole.coombe@starr-restaurant.com
 
Jerry’s Bar (129 Laurel St.; 267-273-1632)
Capacity: 150
Contact: Events form
 
North Bowl (909 N 2nd St.; 215-238-2695)
Capacity: 150
Options: Menus
 
Revolutions (1009 Canal St.; 267-348-0544)
Capacity: Menus
Contact: Use form on their website
 
 
University City
City Tap House (3925 Walnut St.; 215-662-0105)
Capacity: 250
Options: Seated dinner, open bar, cocktail reception
Contact: info@citytaphouseucity.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
Contact: Contact form
 
The Fat Ham (3131 Walnut St.; 215-735-1914)
Capacity: 32 seared; 50 standing
Contact: tyrone.blakey@sbragadining.com
 
Han Dynasty University City (3711 Market St.; 215-222-3711)
Capacity: 75
Contact: Contact form
 
Harvest Seasonal Grill (200 S 40th St.; 215-662-1100)
Capacity: 80
Options: Passed hors d’oeuvres, seated dinner. Menus.
Contact: Contact form
 
JG Domestic (2929 Arch St.; 215-222-2363)
Capacity: 250
Options: Seated dinner, standing cocktail reception
 
Pod (3636 Sansom St.; 215-387-1803)
Capacity: 70
Options: Seated dinner, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres. Menus
Contact: abby.niznik@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: 60
Options: Passed and stationed hors d’oeuvres, seated dinner, private bar
 
Spring Garden/ Chinatown
 
The Trestle Inn (339 N 11th St.; 267-239-0290)
Capacity: 60
Options: Bar packages, snacks, catering menu
 
Yakitori Boy (211 N 11th St.; 215-923-8088)
Capacity: 30
Options: Karaoke, tapas
Contact: Contact Form
 
Washington Square/ Midtown
 
M Restaurant at The Morris House (231 S 8th St.; 215-625-6666)
Capacity: 200 standing
Options: Seated dinner, stations, cocktail reception
Contact:jeanette@mrestaurantphilly.com
 
Opa (1311 Sansom St.; 215-545-0170)
Capacity: 80
 
Strangelove’s (216 S 11th St.; 215-873-0404)
Capacity: 100
Options: Menu
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