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Best Places for Your Birthday Party in Philly

“It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to…” Regardless of how old you get, you will always be entitled to treat your birthday as a celebration — without stress and tears! Luckily for you, Philadelphia offers a variety of spaces to celebrate. Whether you’re looking to rent out a space or celebrate among a crowd, there’s a birthday bash specific to your taste. Not sure where to begin your search? Check out our list of the best venues in Philadelphia to host a night to remember.

Nothing Like A Good Theme Party
Field House*
1150 Filbert Street

For your special day, The Field House offers complimentary birthday drink packages when you set it up in advance. Or skip the planning and opt for a more relaxed weekend celebration by coming here on Saturday nights when the venue has live bands and DJ’s. Don’t miss their featured theme nights like 90’s Night and Catalina Wine Mixer. There’s even special events like an upcoming Country Night with special celebrity guest Sara Spicer from The Voice. No matter what, you’re guaranteed to have a fun time celebrating!

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Downhome Celebration
South Restaurant
600 N. Broad Street

South Restaurant is among the “Top 50 Philadelphia Restaurants,” so you can expect an unforgettable celebration in their warm and inviting dining room. Embark on a true Southern experience with classic hearty snacks and shared plates. Then, witness exhilarating live performances in the jazz parlor, named Downbeat Magazine’s top “Great Jazz Venues of 2015.” For inquiries for your private event, contact or call 215-600-0220.

Exhibit B(irthday)
3rd Street Gallery
45 N. 2nd Street

If you’re looking to be among thought provoking artwork, this gallery can offer that and more for your one-of-a-kind celebration. Bring your vision to life with moveable walls to reconfigure the space however you see fit your occasion. Enjoy an evening of exploring exhibitions with up to 90 people, then head over to a private space for food, music, and dancing. Or opt for a more formal seated party for up to 30 friends and family. Located in Philadelphia’s charming Old City District, make 3rd Street Gallery the canvas for the birthday bash of your dreams. Contact for prices and availability.

For Beer Enthusiasts
216 S. 11th Street

Strangelove’s Beer Bar is the perfect spot to host a party featuring 20 craft beer on tap. The bi-level pub hits home with their New Orleans inspired classic dishes. Book a section in their stylish upper level for a private or non-private party. Choose your own hors d’oeuvres to share or simply pick from the pre-selected options. Also, choose from two reasonable open bar packages or run a straight consumption tab. With plenty of flexible options and great service, planning a party here is easy. To book, contact for availability.

An All-American Birthday Bash
James Restaurant
1835 Arch Street

James Restaurant located in Logan Square is known for its unique interior space. The signature modern American Cuisine dishes include The James Burger, Lobster & Crab Bisque and and Crab Cakes. Their indulgent shareable plates are also ideal for a private event. For example, their Bourbon BBQ Wings, Chicken Sausage Quesadillas and the Millionaire’s Mac-N-Cheese with Lobster & Crab. Throw your birthday bash in either the main dining area or a private room. Fill out this form to inquire about availability, pricing, and party packages.

Karaoke With A Side Of Yakitori
Yakitori Boy**
211 N. 11th Street

The first Philadelphia izakaya and karaoke bar features Japanese cuisine. Invite your best pals for a private room of karaoke that is fully equipped with a sound system, microphones, a flat screen TV, and touch screen system in 5 different languages. Yakitori Boy will provide you with your own personal server and a full food and drink menu up until 2 a.m. Check out their pricing and promotions here, and book your party with

An Evening of Glamour
Cescaphe Events Group
1412 Mt. Vernon Street

Cescaphe Events Group has long been known to transform any special event into a memorable evening. Your birthday bash is no exception! With many partnerships throughout the city, the top restaurants and vendors will have your party be the talk of the town. Contact Cescaphe Events to start planning an evening of uncapped expectations. For pricing and availability, call (215) 238-5750 or fill out their to better assess which of their venues would be most suitable for your event.

Dance Like No One’s Watching
Zee Bar
100 Spring Garden Street

For a larger party with an occupancy up to 100 guests, Zee Bar is the ideal venue to successfully accommodate a sufficient amount of entertainment, food, and drinks to go around. “Where the evening ends, and the night begins,” Zee Bar offers an upscale Philadelphia nightlife experience that you wouldn’t want to miss out on. Experience non-stop dancing in this spacious, yet intimate, breathtaking layout. Contact and book your private birthday celebration now.


Where are some of your favorite places for a birthday bash? Let us know in the comments or on social media!


* This post was sponsored in part by Field House Philadelphia. **Yakitori Boy is a client of Philly PR Girl.