Philadelphia can throw down just as well as any city, and with all of the nightlife options available, it’s no wonder why. If you’re looking for clubs to dance away the night to some guilty-pleasure music, look no further than this list. Here are the best pop dance clubs in Philadelphia.
111 S. 17th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
G Lounge is a sophisticated option for those looking to dance in the Rittenhouse Square area. This 10,000-square-foot dance club is a thrilling experience, as it features the largest LED wall in the entire country. The 55-foot wall’s electronic wallpaper displays tiles that transform into colorful displays and morph into patterns. That said, top 40, favorite pop tunes and throwback jams emanate from the dance floor through its state-of-the-art sound system. For those looking to really live the high life, G Lounge offers a fantastic VIP program, complete with bottle service, private tables and valet parking.
624 S. 6th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Come to L’etage every Saturday night starting at 10 p.m. for one of the hottest dance parties in town. The club features DJ Urban spinning some of the hottest pop songs from the 1980s to today for only a $5 cover. Any other day of the week at L’etage, you can catch comedy shows, storytelling and live music. Also on Friday nights, the dance floor heats up with hip hop and club music. This dance club is right off of South Street and sits next to its sister restaurant, the crepe haven Beau Monde.
435 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Silk City has it all. This old diner car on Spring Garden Street now features a diner, an outdoor beer garden, a bar and a dance club all in one happening place. If you’re looking for a fun place to dance, the live DJs spinning top 40 tracks every night have made Silk City one of the most popular nighttime destinations in the city. The kitchen serves late night, so if you’ve danced yourself hungry out on the dance floor, you can take a break and enjoy some classic American pub fare in one of its classic diner booths.
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1221 St. James St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
When other bars are shutting down, Voyeur Nightclub becomes the place to be for those still looking to dance late into the early morning. Located in Washington Square, Voyeur’s doors close at 3 a.m. while dancing continues until 3:20 a.m. every day of the week. Many late-night partiers visit Voyeur after enjoying a previous bar beforehand and aren’t quite ready to head home. This electrifying club has three floors – a bar and lounge area, a dance floor and a VIP mezzanine section overlooking the entire club. The main dance floor is where you want to be to dance to your favorite top 40 songs and pop hits.
202 S. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Woody’s is not just one of the premier gay bars in Philly’s Gayborhood, but also one of the best dance clubs in the entire city. It’s never short of a fun night or an animated crowd on weekend nights here. Dancing occurs on the second floor in two separate rooms – both with their own DJ. The rooms are marked by dancing poles, lighted walls and some great pop music you won’t tire of. If you do in fact get physically tired, head downstairs to the quieter bar and restaurant.
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Kelly Neilson is a freelance writer living and working in Philadelphia. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.