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Bars & Restaurants that Host Private Events in Philadelphia

by Drink Philly on Dec 5, 2022 in Roundups


Photo of El Techo by Drink Philly

Whether it's for the holidays or you have a special occasion coming up, Philadelphia has some amazing options when it comes to event spaces. We scoured the internet 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!

This article will be updated throughout the season.

Center City/Midtown



Assembly Rooftop Lounge (1840 Benjamin Franklin Pkway; 215-783-4171)
Capacity: 8-200
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: 3 lounge areas, entire patio, full buyout
Contact: Form

Attico (219 S Broad St; 267-536-5725)
Capacity: 75 semi-private, 225 fully private
Options: bar packages, self-serve and hors d’oeuvres
Contact: Form

Barbuzzo (110 S 13th St.; 215-546-9300)
Capacity: 55 seated, 85 reception
Private Room Available: Yes
Contact: events@safranturney.com

Barclay Prime (237 S 18th St.; 215-732-7560)
Capacity: 40 seated, 65 reception
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Food & bar packages
Contact: barclayprime.events@starr-restaurants.com

The Black Sheep (247 S 17th St.; 215-545-9473)
Capacity: 200
Options: Buffet, seated dinner, open bar
Contact: info@theblacksheeppub.com

Butcher Bar (2034 Chestnut St.; 215-563-6328)
Capacity: 50
Options: Food & bar packages
Contact: events@anni-restaurants.com

Butcher & Singer (1500 Walnut St.; 215-732-4444)
Capacity: 140
Private Room Available: No, offers full restaurant buyouts though
Options: Food & bar packages
Contact: butcherandsinger.events@starr-restaurants.com

Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse (1823 Sansom St.; 215-665-9500)
Capacity: Minimum of 15 guests
Options: Buffet, open bar, happy hour various packages
Contact: Form

City Tap House (2 Logan Sq.; 215-587-9040)
Capacity: 350
Private Room Available: Yes
Contact: Form

Condesa & El Techo (1830 Ludlow St,; 267-930-5600
Capacity: Groups up to 40, 60, and up to 150
Private Room Available: one semi-private room option in El Techo
Contact: Form


Con Murphy’s (1700 Ben Franklin Pkwy.; 267-687-1128)
Capacity: 100
Options: Open bar, hors d’oeuvres, buffet
Contact: info@conmurphyspub.com

Continental Midtown (1801 Chestnut St.; 215-567-1800)
Capacity: 300
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Food & bar packages
Contact: continentalmidtown.events@starr-restaurants.com

The Dandelion (124 S 18th St.; 215-558-2500)
Capacity: 70
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Food & bar packages
Contact: thedandelion.events@starr-restaurants.com

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse (1426 Chestnut St.; 215-246-0533)
Capacity: 150 seated; 250 standing
Private Room Available: Yes
Contact: Form

Devil’s Alley (1907 Chestnut St.; 215-751-0707)
Capacity: 55
Options: Happy hour, seated dinner
Contact: DevilsAlley@gmail.com

Finn McCool's (118 S 12th St.; 215-923-3090)
Capacity: 100
Contact: Form

Five Iron Golf (Rittenhouse) (2116 Chestnut St; 315-613-4653)
Capacity: 120
Private Room Available: no
Options: food & beverage packages
Contact: phillyevents@fiveirongolf.com

The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company (1715 Latimer St; 267-892-4557)
Capacity: 50
Private Room Available: Yes
Contact: events@thefranklinbar.com

Good Dog Bar (224 S 15th St.; 215-985-9600)
Capacity: 125
Private Room Available: Sunday through Friday at 4 PM
Options: Seated dinner, hors d’oeuvres, open bar, menus
Contact: info@gooddogbar.com

Harp and Crown (1525 Sansom St; 215-330-2800)
Capacity: 20 group dining, 140 seated (full buyout), 220 standing (full buyout)
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Seated dinner, passed hors d’oeuvres, brunch buffet, private bowling
Contact: Form

Jet Wine Bar (1525 South St.; 215-735-1116)
Capacity: 100
Options: Private wine tasting, happy hour, bar & food packages
Contact: info@jetwinebar.com

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

Lucky Strike (1336 Chestnut St.; 215-545-2471)
Capacity: 1200
Options: Food and bar packages, lane rentals
Contact: Form

McGillin’s (1310 Drury St.; 215-735-5562)
Capacity: 75
Private Room Available: No
Options: Buffet, open bar. Info here
Contact: mcgillins@aol.com

Mercato (1216 Spruce St.; 215-454-6460)
Capacity: 50
Options: Customizable food packages, BYOB
Contact: events@anni-restaurants.com

MilkBoy (1100 Chestnut St.; 215-925-6455)
Capacity: 200 guests upstairs, 300 for full space
Private Room Available: Yes
Contact: events@milkboyphilly.com

Mission Taqueria (1516 Sansom St; 215-383-1200)
Capacity: 30 seated, 45 reception
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: seated dinner, standing cocktail
Contact: Form

Moriarty’s (1116 Walnut St.; 215-627-7676)
Capacity: 250
Private Room Available: Yes
Contact: eventsmoriartys@gmail.com

Pub & Kitchen (1946 Lombard St.; 215-545-0350)
Capacity: 30 seated, 50 standing
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Sit down dinner, hors d'oeuvres, buffet
Contact: events@thepubandkitchen.com

Rex at the Royal (1524 South St.; 267-319-1366)
Capacity: 100
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Seated, cocktail reception, wine tastings, cocktail classes
Contact: info@rexphl.com

Sampan (124 S 13th St.; 215-600-0710)
Capacity: 160
Private Room Available: No, offers buyouts
Options: Hors d'oeuvres, multi-course dinners, beverage packages. Info here
Contact: sampanevents@schulson.com

SPIN Philadelphia (211 s 15th St; 267-463-4850)
Capacity: Min 10, Max 900
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Ping pong, on-site catering
Contact: Form

Strangelove’s (216 S 11th St.; 215-873-0404)
Capacity: 100
Private Room Available: Yes, with minimum fee after 4 PM on weekends
Contact: events@strangelovesbeerbar.com

Time (1315 Sansom St.; 215-985-4800)
Capacity: 250
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Sit down dinner, whiskey bar, reception
Contact: Form

The Goat (1907 Sansom St; 267-239-0982)
Capacity: 80
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: cocktail party, happy hour, hor d’oeuvres and family-style dinners
Contact: Form

Urban Farmer (1850 Benjamin Franklin Pkway; 215-963-2788)
Capacity: 46 indoors, 150 on the patio
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Communal tables, pantry room, patio
Contact: Form

Veda (1920 Chestnut St; 267-519-2001)
Capacity: 100 seated, 135 cocktail reception
Private Room Available: No
Options: Small plates, seated dinner, prix-fixe menus, open bar. food & bar packages, full buy outs.
Contact: Form

Vetri (1312 Spruce St.; 215-732-3478)
Capacity: 18 seated
Private Dining Room: Yes
Options: View Brochure
Contact: events@vetricucina.com

Vernick Fish (1 N 19th St; 215-419-5055)
Capacity: 28
Private Room Available: No
Contact: info@vernickfish.com

Victory Brewing Co. (1776 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy; 445-223-1130)
Capacity: 150
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: 5 event space options both indoor and outdoor
Contact: Form

 




Old City

2nd Story Brewing (117 Chestnut St.; 267-314-5770)
Capacity: 110
Options: Sit down dinner, hors d'oeuvres
Private Room Available: Yes
Contact: info@2ndstorybrewing.com

Art in the Age (116 N 3rd St.; 215-922-2600)
Capacity: 50
Options: Open bar, cocktail tastings & demonstrations, guided tastings
Contact: Form

Bistro Romano (120 Lombard St.; 215-925-8880)
Capacity: 120 inside, 200 outside at the Headhouse Square Shambles
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Sit-down dinner, buffet, stand-up cocktail reception
Contact: Form

Buffalo Billiards (118 Chestnut St; 215-574-7665)
Capacity: 100
Options: Open bar, games
Contact: Form

Cuba Libre (10 S 2nd St.; 215-627-0666)
Capacity: 120
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Cocktail reception, dinner buffet, lunch, breakfast and bar packages. More info
Contact: SalesPHL@cubalibrerestaurant.com

Fork (306 Market St.; 215-625-9425)
Capacity: 75
Options: Prix-fixe menu options, receptions and brunches. More info
Contact: Form

La Peg at Fringe Arts (140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd; 215-375-7744)
Capacity: Mezzanine 45-50 people; Full Restaurant 80 seated, 150 standing (not including outdoor space); Restaurant & Fringearts Theater 200-500 people
Private Room: Semi-private mezzanine, separate from dining room but it’s open so the same music and lighting as the entire restaurants
Options: Full Restaurant; Full Mezzanine; Full Building (theater + restaurant + outdoor space)
Contact: info@lapegbrasserie.com


Panorama (14 N Front St.; 215-922-7800)
Capacity: 100
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Seated dinners, banquets, breakfasts, passed hors d'oeuvres, wine tastings
Contact: Form

PJ Clarke’s (601 Walnut St; 215-999-2000)
Capacity: 60 seated, 80 standing
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Raw Bar, Canapés, Buffet, & Seated Dinner Options
Contact: Form

Royal Boucherie (52 S 2nd St.; 267-606-6313)
Capacity: 40 seated, 60 standing. Indoor and outdoor seating
Private Room Available: Yes
Contact: Form

Stratus Rooftop Lounge (433 Chestnut St.; 215-925-2889)
Capacity: 55+
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Standing cocktail reception
Contact: Form

Spirit of Philadelphia / City Cruises (401 S Columbus Blvd.; 866-455-3866)
Capacity: 500
Options: Lunch, Dinner, or Cocktail Cruise
Contact: Form


The Olde Bar (125 Walnut St.; 215-253-3777)
Capacity: 200+
Private Room Available: Yes
Option: Seated dinner, standing reception
Contact: Form

The Plough & the Stars (123 Chestnut St.; 215-733-0300)
Capacity: 300
Options: Seated dinner, cocktail party, lunch, brunch, buffet. View menus
Contact: Form

The Twisted Tail (509 S 2nd St.; 215-558-2471)
Capacity: 120
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: See info
Contact: Form

 



Queen Village/South Philly

American Sardine Bar (1800 Federal St.; 215-334-2337)
Capacity: 50
Private Room Available: Yes
Contact: info@americansardinebar.com

Barcelona Wine Bar (1709 East Passyunk Ave; 215-515-7900)
Capacity: 25+
Contact: Form

Brauhaus Schmitz (718 South St.; 267-909-8814)
Capacity: 100+
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Buffet, seated dinner, lunch, cocktail party. Menus.
Contact: Form

Café Ynez (2025 Washington Ave.; 215-278-7579)
Capacity: 32-50
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Full room rentals, large party dining, catering, BYOB
Contact: Form

Emmy Squared (632 S 5th St; 267-551-3669)
Capacity: Inside - 45 seated, 60 cocktail. Outside - 100 max. Full buyout - 200
Options:See menu for details
Contact: Use Form

Hale and True (613 S 7th St; 267-639-4334)
Capacity: 50
Options: Beverage packages, provide yur own catering
Contact: Form

Paddy Whacks (150 South St.; 215-464-7544)
Capacity: 150
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Cocktails, appetizers, dinner, beef & beer, lunch, & more
Contact: Form

Second District Brewing (1939 S Bancroft St.; 215-575-5900)
Capacity: 50+
Options: Food and drink packages
Contact: info@seconddistrictbrewing.com

South Bowl (19 E Oregon Ave.; 215-389-BOWL)
Capacity: 20 guests minimum
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Space rentals, buffet and drink packages. More info
Contact: events@southbowlphilly.com

 




Art Museum/Fairmount



Bar Hygge (1720 Fairmount Ave. 215-765-2274)
Capacity: 30
Contact: Form

Libertee Grounds (1600 W Girard Ave, Suite C5; 267-324-3487)
Capacity: 30-50 seats
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Buffet, private bar, shuffleboard, mini golf. See events brochure
Contact: Form

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

Osteria (640 N Broad St.; 215-763-0920)
Capacity: 120 seated, 150 standing
Private Room Available: Yes
Contact: osteriaevents@amicihospitality.com

Thirsty Dice (1642 Fairmount Ave; 215-765-2679)
Capacity: 50+
Options: Games, team building, drinks, food packages and more
Contact: Form

Urban Saloon (2120 Fairmount Ave.; 215-232-5359)
Capacity: 75 seated, 150+ reception
Private Room Available: Yes
Contact: Urbansaloon2120@gmail.com

Waterworks (640 Waterworks Dr.; 215-236-9000)
Capacity: 1000
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Standing cocktail reception, seated dinner, wine and liquor selections
Contact: info@cescaphe.com

 



Northern Liberties/Fishtown

Brooklyn Bowl (1009 Cancal St; 215-606-4950)
Capacity: 1,000
Options: See website for more info
Contact: phillyevents@brooklynbowl.com

Fillmore Philly (29 E Allen St.; 215-309-0166)
Capacity: 3,000
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: See website for more info
Contact: fillmorephillyevents@livenation.com

Five Iron Golf (Fishtown) 27 E Allen Street; 315-613-4653)
Capacity: 180
Private Room Available: yes
Options: food & beverage packages
Contact: phillyevents@fiveirongolf.com

Frankford Hall (1210 Frankford Ave.; 215-634-3338)
Capacity: 550
Private Room Available: No
Options: Food and bar packages (required)
Contact: frankfordhall.events@starr-restaurants.com

Jerry’s Bar (129 Laurel St.; 267-273-1632)
Capacity: 150
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Seated dinner, cocktail reception, tastings. More info
Contact: Events form

Middle Child Clubhouse (1232 N Front St; 267-858-4325)
Capacity: 8-150
Private Room Available: Yes, the “Thousand Island Lounge"
Options: Food and bar packages. Dinner parties, breakfasts, brunches and lunch
Contact:clubhouse@middlechildphilly.com

New Liberty Distillery (1431 N Cadwallader St.; 267-928-4650)
Capacity: 75 seated, 150+ standing
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Open or cash bar, tasting room, courtyard.
Contact: Form

North Bowl (909 N 2nd St.; 215-238-2695)
Capacity: 15 guest minimum
Private Room Available: No, but entire loft can be rented
Options: Space rental, buffet and drink packages. More info
Contact: events@northbowlphilly.com

Pizzeria Beddia (1313 N Lee St; 267-928-2256)
Capacity: 24
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Family style dinners, hoagie Omakase
Contact: managers@pizzeriabeddia.com

Philadelphia Brewing Co. (2440 Frankford Ave.; 215-427-2739)
Capacity: 150
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: 3 different event spaces (indoor and outdoor). Bring your own food
Contact: events@philabrewers.com



Philadelphia Distilling (25 E Allen St.; 215-671-0346)
Capacity: 200
Options: Food & bar packages
Contact: events@philadelphiadistilling.com

Yards (500 Spring Garden St; 215-525-0175)
Capacity: 200
Private Room Available: Yes
Contact: Form

 



University City/West Philly

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

Clarkville (4301 Baltimore Ave; 215-387-4992)
Capacity: 20+
Private Room Available: Yes
Contact: Form

Co-Op Restaurant and Lounge (20 S 33rd St; 215-398-1874)
Capacity: 200
Private Room Available: Yes, six different vendues on site
Contact: Form

Landmark Americana (3333 Market St; 215-222-4500)
Capacity: 25+
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Lunch & dinner buffets, bar packages. View brochure
Contact: infop@landmarkamericana.com

The Post (129 S 30th St; 215-867-8067)
Capacity: 400
Options: Indoor/outdoor, games, bar packages
Contact: Form

Vietnam Cafe (814 S 47th St.; 215-729-0260)
Capacity: 60
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Buffet, seated dinner, standing cocktail reception
Contact: specialevents@eatvietnam.com

White Dog Cafe (3420 Sansom St.; 215-386-9224)
Capacity: 55
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Passed and stationed hors d’oeuvres, seated dinner, private bar. More info
Contact: Form

 



Spring Garden/Chinatown


City Winery (990 Filbert St; 267-479-7373)
Capacity: 300 seated, 500 standing. Full buyout - 1000
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: View brochure
Contact: Form

Dim Sum Garden (1020 Race St; 215-873-0258)
Capacity: 35
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: $30-$40 pp menu options available, BYOB
Contact: info@dimsumgardenphilly.com

Lair KTV (1025 Arch St; 215-592-8128)
Capacity: 60
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Karaoke rooms of different sizes. Minimum spends per hour. More info
Contact: lairktv@gmail.com

 

Love City Brewery (1023 Hamilton St; 215-398-1900)
Capacity:150
Options: Indoor and outdoor options. More info
Contact: Form

The Trestle Inn (339 N 11th St.; 267-239-0290)
Capacity: 60
Options: Bar packages, snacks, catering menu, DJs, more
Contact: party@thetrestleinn.com

Triple Bottom Brewing (915 Spring Garden St; 267-764-1994)
Capacity: 140
Options: More info
Contact: events@triplebottombrewing.com

Yakitori Boy (211 N 11th St.; 215-923-8088)
Capacity: Sit down dinner 20-75, karaoke lounge 25-100
Private Room Available: Yes
Options: Karaoke, tapas. More info
Contact: Form


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