Celebrating adult birthdays can be more than just a happy hour and a list of shots. Commemorate your trip around the sun by trying one of these Philadelphia experiences.
Frankford Hall. Located in Fishtown, Frankford Hall's industrial-style interior provides a casual atmosphere, but the heart of the place is the open-air courtyard. Filled with long tables and plenty of seating, patrons can enjoy the true spirit of Bavarian communal merriment. The beer selection covers German-style Weizens and lagers, craft beers, and popular bottled options. The fare is an array of oversize soft pretzels, sausages prepared from an authentic local German butcher, traditional burgers, and chocolate cake. German, of course! Go to Frankford Hall to experience a Bavarian beer garden with modern ambiance, and join in on the City of Brotherly Love's camaraderie.
Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Ave. Information: www.frankfordhall.com, 215-634-3338
Yakitori Boy and Japas Lounge. If it's entertainment you seek, Yakitori Boy is the premier karaoke bar in Chinatown. Head to the second-floor Japas Lounge, where – if you're a 21-plus karaoke enthusiast – you can vie for a seat at the bar, reserve a table, or book private room with an hourly fee. Indulge your taste buds with their cuisine and wet your palate with their full beverage service, complete with sake and Japanese beers. Whether you're courageous enough to sing in front of the lounge audience or discreetly in front of your supportive friends, come enjoy sushi, drink some sake courage, and let your inner Kelly Clarkson out.
Yakitori Boy and Japas Lounge, 211 N. 11th St. Information: www.yakitoriboy.com, 215-923-8088.
The Kink Shoppe. The Kink Shoppe is not your kitschy novelty adult store. Among its diverse selection of items for the casual sensualist and the expert fetishist, this Old City boutique also offers several adult workshops and wine tastings. For a more discreet experience, gather up to 20 of your besties and book a private workshop. It can be a nice alternative to a bar, and its lasting benefits can have an effect long after last call.
The Kink Shoppe, 126 Market St. Information: www.kinkshoppe.com, 267-908-5465
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