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Vango Lounge & Skybar

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116 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Sansom)
(215) 568-1020
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I've been to Vango about four-five times. I recommend going once to see if its your style. Its a nice spot for a bar and for the roof-top experience. Prices are along the mid-range level.

Thank ExplorerDav
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

I don't know how a place with such potential can deliver so poorly. Went there for dinner around 8 and we were the only people in the place. We were trying to determine if we wanted to eat inside or on the roof but the bartender told us we had to purchase a drink just to LOOK at the roof.... More 

Thank Steve S
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

I was very surprised that they served food so late at night and that was awesome. The music was great and so was the service.

Thank suzannie19
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

The website for this place is way too deceiving. Makes it look classy when in reality calling it trashy would be a compliment. Took a weekend trip to Philadelphia for my girlfriend's birthday. We made reservations for this place online because it "looked" like a nice place and she loved the chandelier in the picture. We got there and were... More 

Thank Randy A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Friendly staff, great drinks, food, and DJs. Had the quesadillas, although the menu is a bit more adventurous than my palette...they also offer sushi, tempura, grilled octopus, and many more seafood dishes. Head upstairs if you're in the mood to let loose and see an amazing view of Philly!

Thank chris d
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank Serious_Foody
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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11 reviews
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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.

Thank sn0wdncer
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.

Thank AvidTraveler1232014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Bar, International, Pub
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?