1100 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. (or end of show), Fri to Sat : 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. (or end of show)
MilkBoy started to grow its local roots back in 1994, and has since become a Philadelphia institution. With a bar and a beefy PA system, it is the place to experience great hospitality and great music. The downstairs menu is “made-from-scratch,” with a killer selection of draft and canned beer. The music venue upstairs sports standing room space for 200, a full bar and a 6,000-watt Clair Brothers PA system. What more could a music lover ask for?
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Sabor Latino Mexican Restaurant & Club
33 Garrett Road
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri to Sun – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Sabor has been serving up delicious Latin fare in Upper Darby since 2003. In addition to food, don’t forget to visit the second-floor nightclub. Friday is Ladies Night with cumbia, merengue, mambo, regetton and bachata music. Saturday is Bachata Night, where you can hear a diverse mix of Latin styles, including salsa. Need another reason to go? Sabor sometimes holds contests with prizes for Bachata Night.
90 S. Main St.
New Hope, PA 18938
Latin Night Hours: Sun – 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Head a little out of town to spend a Sunday exploring all of the quaint shops New Hope has to offer. When your day is winding down, you know it’s time to kick it up a few notches at Sandbar for their weekly Latin Night. Work off Sandbar’s Cuban/Caribbean fusion menu with a full evening of dancing and Latin grooves. If you need more dancing, stop by on Friday or Saturday nights for DJ dance parties from 10 p.m. to close and cool off on the large upstairs patio.
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2999 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
Latin Night Hours: Thurs – 9 p.m. to 12 p.m.
If you like to gamble and you love to dance, Parx Casino offers the best of both worlds. Come on out to Parx Casino Club 360 for a “Totally Latin Thursdays.” Sashay to the sounds of DJ Clave, get your Zumba on, indulge in a Salsa lesson, dance the merengue and bachataet and have a Latino experience. Plenty of free parking and no cover charge make this the perfect place to get your Latin fix.
1444 Route 73 N.
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
Latin Night Hours: Fri – 8 p.m. to Close
Friday nights at Savoy merge many nightclub-goers’ two favorite specials nights: Latin Night and Ladies Night. Savoy is the place for Latin Music and the recipient of the “Best Nightclub” for the 2010 Hispanic Choice Awards. Ladies get in for free before 10 p.m., but after 10 p.m. there is a $10 cover charge. DJ Rumbero, Richie Hernandez will be spinning the hits in the “Salsa Room” and keeping you dancing all night, so take a short trip to come on out and dance the night away. Remember to dress to impress–you’ll be turned away at the door if you come dressed in t-shirts, baggy clothes or hoodies.
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