The G Lounge
111 South 17th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
thebestlounge.comPrice: Free with Bottle Package; minimum for four – $275; $10-$20 without
Hours: Thurs to Sat – 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
When you order bottle service at G Lounge, expect a true VIP experience. If you’re worried about meeting the $275 minimum, G Lounge also offers exclusive bottles that cost up to $3,000. It’s also one of the best nightclubs in Philadelphia to spot a celeb. In fact, while G’s crowd favorites are usually the $275 to $325 bottles of Grey Goose, Belvedere and Ciroc vodkas, you’ll often see Flyers players in the VIP with whiskey bottles like Jack Daniels, Jameson and Crown Royal. Beyond the VIP area, there are three bars, a tiled runway and a giant dance floor for your entertainment whenever you deem it fit to leave your private table, plus G also frequently holds special events. If you’re looking for a Miami, L.A. or NYC club experience in Philadelphia, this is it–there’s even a red carpet.
123 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.reservephilly.comPrice: Free Cover
Dinner Hours: Mon to Thurs – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fri to Sat – 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sun – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Devine Lounge and Bourbon Heaven at Reserve offers an array of bottle service, but bourbon is the specialty. The favorite night for the luxury of pouring your own drinks is on Saturday, when the most popular bottle requests are for the joint’s specialty, bourbon, and the other usual favorite, $200 Grey Goose. As a restaurant, Reserve never charges cover, so that can go straight into your bottle budget. The recent addition to Olde City nightlife brings not only bottle service, but also a classic raw bar, a full menu of steaks, an elevated cigar lounge and of course, bourbon by the barrel.
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1500 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
www.rumorphilly.comPrice: $20 Cover
Hours: Thurs to Sat- 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
In addition to its dance scene, Rumor features bottle service in a distinctive environment that caters to those who order it. In this four-room nightclub, one is devoted entirely to the VIPs. Known as the Vault, it’s the central location between the other spaces, each of which draw from a national hotspot: a New York City dance club, a Miami lounge and a Los Angeles bar. Like those cities, there is always something going on at Rumor as far as special events, from fashion shows for charity to musical performances by internationally known artists.
Azure Ultra Lounge
1439 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 735 – 2220
azureultralounge.comPrice: $0 – $20 Cover
Hours: Friday to Sat – 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Click here for a full menu of bottle services
Azure Ultra Lounge boasts a surprisingly reasonable bottle service menu, as far as the cost of a lavish amenity goes. The most expensive bottle on the list, Patron Silver, taps out at $250 and the cheapest at $50, but the most popular bottles hover around the $200 mark. Once your bottle grants you access to the VIP area, the entertainment will continue all over the three floors of the club, including the rooftop deck. Azure almost always has special events, like the open bar and free buffet from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. every Friday night, in addition to drink specials and party packages starting at zero dollars. An event with more than 15 people costs you nothing to plan and even scores your group a bottle of champagne.
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Ten Six Club
1709 Walnut St
Many a tear was shed when the Walnut Room closed, but eyes were quickly dried after a trip to the new Ten Six Club, which opened in 2012. This casual dance lounge reflects the mod aesthetic of 1960s Britain – think lots of pink and gold and beaded draperies. Grab your crew and reserve a table for a “Punch Bowl Tea Party,” which serves 6 to 8 people and costs a reasonable $90.
Lindsay Lewis is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.