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Top Area Bars And Nightclubs With Retro Nights

November 1, 2012 7:00 AM

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When you’re in the mood for some “Saturday Night Fever,” it’s time to head to one of the retro-themed clubs in the Philly area! Kick off your shoes, grab a drink and dance like no one is watching under a glittering disco ball. Check out this list of the best bars and nightclubs with retro nights in Philly, and get ready to “Shake Your Groove Thing” all night long.
Coastline
1240 Brace Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
(856) 795-1773
coastlinenightclub.com

With two nights to choose from and just a hop, skip and jump from Philly, the Coastline is the place to go for your retro fix of dance tunes. Friday Night Live happens every Friday, playing music from the ‘70s to today. Dance the night away as DJ Robbie Rob spins the tunes for the live broadcast and Frank Cerami keep the party hopping. The fun begins at 8 p.m., and you may party here until 3 a.m. On Monday night, come on out to the Back in the Day Dance Party, hosted by Frank Lewis (of WOGL 98.1) and dance to the music from the ’60s to today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Drink specials on Monday include $2 Miller Lite bottles and $5 martinis from 8 p.m. to close.

Michael’s Café & Nightclub
3640 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
(215) 633-7171
michaelscafebensalem.com

Michael’s Café & Nightclub in Bensalem is the place to be on Friday night. Michael’s is a short distance from I-95’s Street Road exit. Michael’s also sports “the largest dance floor in the Delaware Valley,” with six bars and free on-site parking. Friday night’s host, Frank Lewis of WOGL 98.1, along with DJ Joe “2cool” Callari, keep the music playing while you dance the night away. You must be 21 or older and show proper ID to enter.

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SugarHouse Casino
Old School Wednesdays
1001 N. Delaware Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(877) 477-3715
geatorgigs.webs.com

Get on out to Old School Wednesdays at the SugarHouse Casino, where the Geator, Jerry Blavat, spins the tunes of bygone days and rocks the house. The fun starts at 5 p.m., so it is the perfect place to unwind after a hard day at work, as Jerry heats up the dance floor with his music and dance moves. Like Blavat says, “You Only Rock Once,” so don’t miss out on the fun! And be sure to stick around after the gig and unwind to the music scheduled later that night.

Adelphia Restaurant & Lounge
1750 Clements Bridge Road
Deptford, NJ 08096
(856) 845-8200
adelphiarestaurant.com

Tuesday night is the night to head to Adelphia if you’re a fan of music from the ’80s and ’90s, when DJ Nick Teti spins the tunes for this fun “in the biz” night. The party begins at 8 p.m. with hustle and disco dance lessons. Your nightlife experience isn’ t complete until you experience an Adelphia night; grab a $2 special mojito and expand your horizons. Adelphia has it all: DJs, live bands, radio station broadcasts, etc.

Tropicana
Boogie Nights
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(800) 843-8767
tropicana.net

If you liked the disco era, then you’ll love Boogie Nights at the Trop, which are filled with your favorite ’70s and ’80s music along with the sparkle of the infamous disco ball. There are a variety of VIP booths available for rental, so you can party with your own crowd if you so choose. If you love the music but hate the crowded club atmosphere, then head to the Party Pit area and listen to the awesome Boogie Night music amidst ’70s decor while you play your favorite casino game.

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Joanne Apice is a full-time benefits manager with 20 years of experience in Human Resources. She earned the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist designation from Wharton School and the International Foundation. A lifelong learner, PA Accident and Health, Life and Fixed Annuities Licensed, she navigates the employee benefit maze daily in Philadelphia. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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