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Vango Lounge & Skybar

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116 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Sansom)
Septa Route 21: 18th & Chestnut Streets Septa Routes 9, 40,: 18th & Walnuts Streets 3 Blocks from Market Frankford and Broad Street Lines
(215) 568-1020
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations
Description: Contemporary Lounge/Restaurant + Skybar overlooking Center City and...
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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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Not too bad

I went there for my birthday. I thought the staff was very nice. The food took a long time to come out. I also did not enjoy the food. The drinks were just ok. That was not good considering the price . The music was on point and the DJ's were great! Nice mixed crowd. I would go again.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I went there for my birthday. I thought the staff was very nice. The food took a long time to come out. I also did not enjoy the food. The drinks were just ok. That was not good considering the price . The music was on point and the DJ's were great! Nice mixed crowd. I would go again.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is not what they advertise and I am surprised at the good ratings they have received. The 'sky lounge' is such a joke. You are made to sit in a shoddy stinky tiny terrace amidst all very tall buildings. And no you see no sky or skyline from there. They probably had like 3 plastic tables in that tiny... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The rooftop bar is very nice with big loungy, bedlike seating areas. The music had a great vibe and the food was terrific. The staff was outstanding catering to our every need. I highly recommend Vango for a party.

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Cherry Hill
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

NYC prices, terrible treatment! Paid for VIP service for my birthday. My party and I were faced with difficulty starting at the door. This experience was the absolute opposite of VIP. Prices were astronomical. Spend the time to travel up the Turnpike to NYC and actually get your money's worth.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A few of us girls went out for drinks and a lil dancing and Vango delivered! The VIP section on the rooftop is a joke but the food was good. On their website, it promises "Mixed House Music".... Well, lets just say there was a lot of hip hop, booties in the air, and that's not what I signed up... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Please do not make a reservation at this place. There was no reservation when we arrived, staff had no clue even though I showed them the receipt. I had to dispute the charge to get a refund. The reservation was for 20 people, it was my birthday so naturally I am not paying for anyhting on my birthday. My friends... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Long story short - DO NOT GO THERE ! PLEASE, take this review seriously. We went there several months ago only to get robbed by manager who physically grabbed cell phone from my wife while she was standing on a public sidewalk in front of a bar trying to tape owner cursing and punching me in a face. Owner, along... More 

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Middletown, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Went there this past weekend for my Birthday with a friend. I saw the pictures on the internet after my friend booked it for my Birthday dinner. Well....they will not reserve a table for you unless you put it a deposit of $25 on line. I get to the place and I see how Filthy dirty it is when we... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

A group of us went to Vango around 12:30 or 1am after a party. We were pretty excited to go 'for old times sake'. Unfortunately, we didn't even make it in the door due to a childish power-play by the bouncers. When we got to Vango, we waited in line for 5 or 10 minutes before we got to the... More 

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Irving, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Great place for late night drinks in the open air. Their rooftop bar is very spacious and lots of seating. There is also a bathroom up there, definitely a plus. Service was good. Make sure you you get your drink from the server outside and not the bar inside. We got our first drink at the bar and then went... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (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: (215) 568-1020

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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