Best of Philly

2016 New Music Venue

The Fillmore

When we heard that someone was converting a former World War II munitions factory in Fishtown into a 2,500-person music venue, we pictured a drab, soulless cavern (cough, Electric Factory). Thank God we were wrong. The concert hall is sleek, the bars are well staffed (never miss three songs while waiting for a drink again!), and the sight lines are so good, you won’t find a bad seat in the house. It’s the all-grown-up-yet-totally-cool venue we’ve been waiting for.

29 East Allen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123; 215-309-0150;