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Vango Lounge & Skybar

$$ - $$$
Bar, American, International, Pub
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116 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4901 (Sansom)
+1 215-568-1020
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17:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I work in Center City and My coworkers and I have been to Vango a few times. Drinks are a little pricey and the food is ok.

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Thank VON47
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99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Not mean hip hop clubs in philly so I guess then price it up 20 to get in for me and a lady friend then I hAd to buy a drink to get up to sky bar and hookah was $40 buck ...I spent $60 b4 even sitting down .. had good time all and all

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Thank Toy A
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place first floor and rooftop area. Drinks were like any typical center city location. Great music and mixed crowd. Just how we like it.

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Thank Julie M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 October 2016

A friend recommended this place for drinks and just to hang out. You have to walk up a steep staircase to the restaurant level. Once up there it's a big open space with tables all along one wall to the right and a bar to the left. If you want to listen to music you have to "rent" a pair... More 

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Thank FrugallyPicky
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

A couple of co-workers and I visited after work on a Tuesday. It was 930pm and we were asked to pay a $10 cover. Confused as to why, but okay. We go in and it is dead. We asked inside about the cover charge and was told it was for the entertainment, a fashion show. We asked about the roof... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
South Florida, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The bartender was rude, the bathrooms were dirty with no toilet paper, and the rooftop was awful. We didn't even want to sit on the furniture on the rooftop because it looked so disgusting. We went for happy hour and the drinks that were included for happy hour were so limited, it was a complete waste of time and money.

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Thank Amanda B
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The rooftop space is nice, with couches and big pillows. Unfortunately it was raining when we went so there wasn't a lot going on out there. I would have liked to go back on a nicer night and check out the roof but we didn't make it back. Drinks were reasonably priced. Music was good. We went on a wednesday... More 

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Thank Erin M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I've been to Vango about four-five times. I recommend going once to see if its your style. Its a nice spot for a bar and for the roof-top experience. Prices are along the mid-range level.

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Thank ExplorerDav
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

I don't know how a place with such potential can deliver so poorly. Went there for dinner around 8 and we were the only people in the place. We were trying to determine if we wanted to eat inside or on the roof but the bartender told us we had to purchase a drink just to LOOK at the roof.... More 

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Thank Steve S
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I was very surprised that they served food so late at night and that was awesome. The music was great and so was the service.

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Thank suzannie19

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Bar, American, International, Pub
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 02:00
Monday
17:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 02:00
Thursday
17:00 - 02:00
Friday
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4901
    (Sansom)
  • Public Transportation: Septa Route 21: 18th & Chestnut Streets Septa Routes 9, 40,: 18th & Walnuts Streets 3 Blocks from Market Frankford and Broad Street Lines
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-568-1020
Description
Contemporary Lounge/Restaurant + Skybar overlooking Center City and located in Rittenhouse Square.
Featuring Continental Japanese Cuisine and Sushi served until 1:30am.
Daily Happy Hour from 5-7pm
Open 7 days a week with nightly DJs spinning the best dance tunes.Awesome roof-top Skybar to lounge and enjoy delicious specialty cocktails under the stars.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?