Best of Philly

Best Music Venue

2017 Best New Music Venue

Dell Music Center

A recent much-needed rehab and a new programming push (Erykah Badu, Frankie Beverly’s Maze and the War on Drugs all play this summer) make this once-neglected city-run amphitheater a solid venue contender.

2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive, Philadelphia, PA | 215-685-9560 | Website

2016 Best New Music Venue

The Fillmore

29 East Allen Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

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, […] Read more »

2014 Best Place to Discover New Music

Boot & Saddle

1131 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

What does Philly bluegrass sound like? How about experimental klezmer jazz? Find out at Broad Street’s country-saloon-turned-musical-oasis. Read more »

2014 Best Place to Hear Cover Bands

Ardmore Music Hall

23 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA Website

The year-old Hall is, simply put, THE spot for any and all cover bands. Read more »

2012 Best Music Venue

Union Transfer

1026 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

The vaulted ceilings that once sheltered the red-sauce carnage of Spaghetti Warehouse are now reverberating with the beats of the city’s hottest new mostly-indie music […] Read more »

2011 Best New Music Venue

World Cafe Live, Wilmington

500 North Market Street, Wilmington, DE Website

What founder Hal Real did with the dilapidated (and that’s putting it nicely) circa-1915 Queen Theater is nothing short of spectacular. Read more »

2013 Best Music Venue

Johnny Brenda’s

1201 North Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

Readers’ Choice: Since opening up in Fishtown nearly 10 years ago, Johnny Brenda’s has clearly been the go-to Philly venue to hear up-and-coming artists. And […] Read more »