Sometimes you want the best of both worlds – a bar to hang out in that also has a dance floor and music to dance to. Fortunately, these types of bars exist in Philadelphia. See below for some of the best dance bars in the city.

Bob And Barbara’s
1509 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 545-4511

For dancing in a cover-free dive bar, Bob and Barbara’s is your best bet, as this PBR adorned bar hosts a Hammond B-3 organ combo, the Crowd Pleasers, every Friday and Saturday night, playing what is known to patrons as “liquor drinking music.” After a few City Wide Specials (the shot and beer combo originated here), you’ll want to grab a partner and show off your dancing skills, as this band plays the blues, jazz standards and originals. If country music is more your thing, come in on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month for “country music night,” where some of the best regional country bands take the stage.

Time Restaurant, Whiskey Bar And Taproom
1315 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 985-4800

Time Restaurant, Whiskey Bar and Taproom is a jazz club, restaurant, whiskey bar and night club all in one. The nightclub is located upstairs and is open every Friday and Saturday night. It features special DJs playing your favorite tunes that you can dance to all night long. If you get tired of dancing, head downstairs and enjoy live jazz in the restaurant area or for a quieter alternative, a cocktail in the whiskey bar.

The 700
700 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 413-3181

The bi-level 700 Club in Northern Liberties is a neighborhood hangout with soccer, good drinks, music and dancing. Dancing happens on the second floor, Thursday through Saturday after 10 p.m. Thursday night consists of an eclectic array of music and DJs spinning 60s, 70s, 80s and more. The DJs on Friday and Saturday are equally as exciting, playing house music and consistently packing the house. If you need a break from dancing and the small bar upstairs, just head downstairs for a breather and enjoy the chiller atmosphere of the first floor.

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Woody’s Bar
202 S. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 545-1893

Woody’s is a popular spot in Philly’s Gayborhood for drinking and dancing. The upstairs has two dance floors (and two DJs) with pole dancing, light displays and fog machines. Friday and Saturday nights consist of four different parties held concurrently including house and EDM on the dance floor, hip-hop in the suite, remix videos in the pub and party tracks in the rosewood. Different themes are held throughout the week like Latin night on Thursday and line dancing on Friday (from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m). Hang out at the bar if you don’t feel like dancing, and enjoy craft beer and delicious cocktails.

Silk City
435 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 592-8838

Silk City is a diner, beer garden and dance club all in one. Popular DJs spin tunes ranging from Motown to house music throughout the week that consistently pack the house. If you’re really into dancing, this bar hosts a dance battle, an “old-school-jam style” party, every second Sunday. When you tire of dancing, head to the beer garden, a 3,000 square-foot open-air patio, or the diner car, which serves innovate cocktails and American cuisine until 1 a.m.

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