I never knew 12th Air Command existed. When I was first told about it I thought "Well, I'm not a Veteran so I guess I won't be going..." To my pleasant surprise, it's not a Veteran based bar! Even a plain Jane like myself can go in and have an amazing time.
There are three floors to this place. YES, THREE FLOORS!!! Each one provides something different depending on the day. During the week, the main 1st floor bar is open. Thursday night offers Karaoke.
One of my favorite nights to go to 12th Air Command is Wednesday. Not only is it Hump Day, but they play a great, FREE game of Air Pop. When you walk in, you get a ticket, and every 15 minutes or so, a ticket # is called, If it's yours, you get to pop a balloon and have the chance to win a prize. It's simple, easy, and so fun.
Fridays and Saturdays open the 2nd and 3rd floors. The 2nd floor dance floor features a DJ on some nights, but always has some bumpin' tunes for you to enjoy your cocktails over.
The best part about 12th Air Command is the 3rd Floor Skydeck. There's a beautiful view of Center City that is simply breathtaking at night.
The Bartenders are very friendly, not pushy, and always up for conversation and suggestions on a new drink. Their attitudes are contagious and you find yourself smiling at the awesomeness. They make a special point to introduce you to everyone around you. It's one of those places that you can walk into by yourself, and leave with 5 new friends and connections.
Whether you go for the dancing, the drinking, or just for the chance to meet someone, 12th Air is an amazing atmosphere for whatever your preference is.
Pros: Sky Deck with a Beautiful View of Center City, A+ Service
Cons: The Sky Deck is usually only open on weekends.