The night before Thanksgiving has achieved national recognition as the biggest drinking night of the year. With no work or school the next day, and dinner not until late afternoon, you have every excuse to check out these Philadelphia hotspots.
1100 Pattison Ave.
This will be the largest Thanksgiving Eve celebration in the City of Brotherly Love. For $10 general admission, enjoy the Turkey Crawl bar hop inside the complex, sampling more than 50 craft beers. Victory Beer Hall offers pie-eating contests, and PBR challenges you to ride the mechanical turkey.
460 N. Second St.
Gobble up those brews until 6 a.m. — yes, 6 a.m. — at the Electric Turkey bash. Sign up for the guest list for free admission before midnight, or go swank and opt for bottle service in the elevated VIP area.
435 Spring Garden St.
Hosted by DJ trio STUNTLOCO, this old school lounge charges guys $5 after 11 p.m. With the dance floor connected to the diner, you can cure those late-night munchies with a quick bite.
211 N. 11th St.
Remember that Rebecca Black spinoff video “It’s Thanksgiving?” Neither do we, but you might be crooning it in the karaoke lounge after a few Pumpkin Pie Shots. With no cover charge all night long, you’ll have more dough to slurp up some Pilgrim Punch.
1500 Sansom St.
Come together with German native DJ Jerome Isma-Ae as he lights up the night. Get there early though, because Rumor always packs a crowd.
111 S. 17th St.
DJ A-Run spins those beats with a $10 cover for guest listers and a $20 cover after 11 p.m. Make sure your group of friends meets up outside because cell reception in the lounge is spotty.
951 Frankford Ave.
Turn back the clock to before your cousin needed gluten-free stuffing and party like it’s the ’90s. DJ DeeJay hosts the Macarena down memory lane with a $5 cover charge.
100 Spring Garden St.
If there was ever a time to become a member at Zee Bar, the Homecoming celebration is it. DJ Ronnie D and Michael Romeo keep the party flowing until 3 a.m.
254 S. 12th St.
It’s unlikely Taylor Swift will attend, but come on out for the Red Ball. Forget the bird in the oven with $3 Yuengling and Yuengling Lites as well as $6 Absolut and Sailor Jerry. If you dress in red, you’ll pay no cover charge.