For many, the need to rent a private dining, party or banquet room coincides with the celebration of a personal or familial milestone, such as a wedding party or anniversary. Depending on the nature of the occasion, the requirements for the room varies. If it’s for a business or educational function, a video and audio system may be needed. But whatever the occasion, many Philadelphia bars and taverns offer private party and banquet rooms for rent.
10 Arts Bistro & Lounge
The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia
10 Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA 19102
For elegance and privacy, the 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge offers a unique space for private dining or other social functions. Located off the main dining area, the private room features a classic backdrop for formal functions. Located in the Ritz-Carlton, the restaurant features cuisine created by Chef Nathan Volz. With tall marble columns and a 140-foot rotunda, it is definitely a place to impress guests. Private dining menu choices are available.
1903 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Drinker’s Philly offers three locations for party-throwers to do just that. Each venue is made for private gatherings, whether they are family functions or corporate events. The facilities feature music, dance, pool tables and a choice of food and bar options. Accommodations of up to 350 people are available. Drinker’s Tavern, Old City, is perfect for large events. At Drinker’s Pub, the upstairs can accommodate groups of up to 100 people, and Drinker’s Tavern’s basement features private restrooms, a bar and packages can include DJs.
24 S. Second St.
Philadelphia, PA 19108
Old City’s Bleu Martini serves Asian-American fusion cuisine and offers more than 30 different martini concoctions. In fact, it was named one of the best martini bars in Philadelphia. The bar can host parties from small to large and offers different private party and happy hour packages. The options include open-bar packages, bottle-service packages as well as other types. For most of the party packages, a minimum of seven people is required.
Cavanaugh’s River Deck
471 N. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Known as a summer spot because of its outdoor deck, Cavanaugh’s River Deck hosts parties drawing up to 1,000 people. Some of Philly’s best DJs play here, and the nightclub is a favorite spot to host private parties of all types. The open bars and beverage package options include basic, premium and top-shelf packages. Its party food menus can be tailored to specific tastes. Cavanaugh’s is famous for its seafood dishes.
Johnny Utah’s Country Rock Bar and Saloon
461 N. Third St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Located in Northern Liberties, Johnny Utah’s Country Rock Bar and Saloon is known for its unique western atmosphere. A place for cowboys, cowgirls and (wannabe) rock stars, the facility offers a chance for guests to try their hand on a mechanical bull. For private parties, the saloon is equipped with 22 plasma TVs. Party packages include open bar, as well as its 42-ounce boot drinks.
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