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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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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Girls Night Out!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2014
KatNMan223
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Cherry Hill
2 reviews
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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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Moorestown, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We got there and had to wait for a table. We ordered and paid for two drinks at the bar. When we finally got a seat, about 40 minutes later. It took almost 15 minutes to order our drinks and meals. About 15 minutes went by and the waitress came over and told us that she couldn't remember our order.... More 

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This past Saturday a group of friends and I attended this place of business. I made an online reservation for V.I.P (bottle service, etc.) for $120 and when we arrived we had to pay a $20 cover charge (7 ppl) to get in. My reservation could not be located, and we were not allowed on the rooftop w/o purchasing an... More 

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Ewing, New Jersey
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69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Sky bar is a great feature in the city but the crowd on lower level didn't quite match the vibe. Clear line of demarcations between upper and lower levels. Oh did I mention we were greeted with" Buy a drink before going upstairs." Really? Isn't there a bar up there? Overall, not bad for a night out with friends but... 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: Continental

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?