Where to Dance Your Ass Off Every Friday Night in Philly

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If you are guilty of skipping the gym every Friday night (because, hellooo, it’s the freakin’ weekend), we’ve got the perfect solution for you: Just hit the dance floor instead. Chances are, after dancing like a maniac for a few hours, you’ll have burned even more calories than you would’ve on the treadmill. So go ahead, skip the gym tonight! Just make sure to squeeze in a sweat session on one of these fun Philly dance floors.


700 Club
700 North Second Street, Northern Liberties.


Going to the 700 Club on a Friday night is kind of like going to a high-school dance party. And I mean that in the best way possible. The dance floor is all of five feet wide, Pitbull's latest song is sure to be blasting and the temperature could easily be described as sauna-like: Perfect conditions for dancing dinner off. But no matter how hot the dance floor gets, do NOT open a window. I've done this before and apparently it's a serious no-no.

The Trestle Inn
339 North 11th Street, Spring Garden.

There are go-go girls. Need I say more?

Medusa Lounge
27 South 21st Street, Rittenhouse.

Warning: This might be the divey-est of all dives. But excuse the peeling paint and just dance all of those happy hour margaritas off to tunes in this basement bar. You won't be sorry.

The Barbary
951 Frankford Avenue, Fishtown.

This Fishtown-favorite is hands-down my favorite spot to dance on a Friday night. There are two dance floors AND a photo booth. Who can resist a photo booth? Plus, every few weeks they have Prince/Madonna/Michael night where they only play music by those three artists. Um, dance-party heaven? I think yes.

Voyeur Nightclub
1221 St. James Street, Washington Square West.

Need a little strobe-light action in your dance experience? Voyeur is the place to go. This three-floor Center City club is open until 3 a.m. every night, making it the the perfect spot to squeeze in an extra hour of booty-shaking, calorie-burning fun.

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  • medusa resident dj

    You will hear anything but Top 40 hits at Medusa.