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Las Vegas Lounge - 54 Reviews - 704 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, Philadelphia, PA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (215) 592-9533

Las Vegas Lounge

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704 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Best

I recently had the good fortune to stumble into this established, yet revived restaurant/bar. The atmosphere is swanky cool and relaxed. However, I write this more about the food....

Worst

Very good music, nice menu, perverted crowd, and someone lost their cookies in the bathroom (It was still there when we left hours later). Take it or leave it. Pros: Nice men...

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/2/2012

Great place to go with a friend, relaxed and always a good time. Friendly staff and great drinks :) more

Fun Times 3/2/2011

Atmosphere was great and employees where very friendly. A+ more

Great drafts, great Bartender! 3/25/2009

One of my group of friends' and my favorite Monday nights stops, they have $4 Jameson shots and like the title says: Cheap, over-sized drafts...The bartender, Mike is a great guy, and always has his Nintendo Wii ready to play... Pros: HUGE and cheap draft beers! Cons: smaller mixed drinks... more

Off Da Hook! 2/16/2009

Yo this place is what's up! We got cheap drinks, fine lookin waitresses, and sweet lil hunnies all over the place. Me and my boys will be back regularly to chill here! Best place in center city yo! Pros: Females, Prices, Staff, and the juke box is full of Old Skool Cons: Need more room to dance more

Who Knew? 1/8/2009

I find Las Vegas lounge very comfortable. Sometimes I start my night there sometimes I end my night there. It's just what a neighborhood bar should be, unpretentious and familiar- oh and the food is good. Pros: good place to people watch, pool, connect 4 more

Needs Gordon Ramsey! 12/31/2008

This is a very strange place to eat lunch. There is almost no one there eating lunch but the bar is packed with lowlife bar flies. I went with 2 other ladies and we felt woefully out of place and uncomfortable. The decor is repulsive, it looks like a New Orleans bordello threw up. The stereo was deafening. That being said, the waitress was very nice, she turned down the stereo on request, and the food was really very good. It is such a shame that we felt so uncomfortable with the decor and the atmosphere (and the clientele) that we will never set foot in the place again. It reminded me of a front where they look like they are in business but it's really just a place for the guys to drink. I half expected to see Tony Soprano! This is a shame as a good restaurant can do very well at this location, La Scala is across the street and bursting at the seams with patrons. more

Should have been 5 Stars! 11/21/2008

The Las Vegas Lounge was a unique experience. The service was pleasant and extremely efficient. The atmosphere was enjoyable! The crowd was friendly and handsome. The menu was modernly stylish. The cuisine was first-rate! I experienced flavor sensations that have been long forgotten by far too many watering holes. I live in the suburbs, and I crave this style of tavern in my neighborhood. However, the creepy crawlies in the place are running rampant. It is evident that sanitation is not a priority. This no doubt does offend the dining experience. Cleanliness is admired long before any exquisite menu, and dictates the extent to which the majority of ""foodies"" will venture into the unique depths of a chef's creativityt! Clean up and we will return to graciously satisfy a hunger that no suburban establishment can fill! Pros: The food, the service, beer selection, and reasonable prices Cons: Sanitation, Infestation, and could use slightly better wine to complement such an oustanding menu. more

Not Bad 11/14/2008

I can not tell if this bar was legendary at one point or if center city people have way too high of standards. However, reading the other reviews, it seems like either this place really aggrivated a number of the old regular customers, or some people have a personal vendetta against it that dates back to 2005. It also seems like the staff is trying to redeem the place by writing a few reviews themselves (it looks like these date back to 2005 as well). So please allow a non-partisan opinion. I had my first visit yesterday. I heard their advertisement on 104.5, and a few of my pals joined me for a visit. I don't know if I would feel comfortable ordering food there, but that's not what this place is about. It's a party bar. Go there drink and be merry! 6 of us did round after round of shots, drank a ton of beer, and our check was less than $100.00! The staff seemed nice, but I didn't really engage in conversation with them. They made my drinks and said thank you. I know it's center city and all, but what do you want from a bar? For a place like this, I just want cheap drinks, a place to sit down, and to be able to hear my friends talk. It supplied that. I don't know if I'd ever become a die hard regular, but I'll stop by if I'm in the area. Pros: not too crowded, prices, comfortable Cons: could use more eye candy more

""Clean Up in Isle 7"" 11/8/2008

Very good music, nice menu, perverted crowd, and someone lost their cookies in the bathroom (It was still there when we left hours later). Take it or leave it. Pros: Nice menu, sweet bartender, and excellent music choice Cons: many perverts, cleanliness more

Yesterday's Hangout 10/7/2008

I was THE regular biotch in the window seat of the lounge for years. In my professional opinion it is definitely trying to change. The menu is much better, the inside looks much different (except for the walls like a vampires hideout). But it just seems like something is missing. The place is not nearly as fun as it was in the old days. Its become more or less the snooze button. Me and my girls used to go because you could meet a cute guy there. They really aren't there anymore...nobody is. They all hang at Time or Vintage now. They seem to be the new in the biz bars with the old crowd. I've always said that Eric (the gorgeous previous owner) was the cornerstone of the Lounge. I'm writing now because I just noticed that when they improved the facade they removed that cornerstone (we actually name a brick in the corner Eric). In terms of the food, I did try the mac n cheese. It was pretty good, but not as good as the last review made it out to be. I think mr. chefy is trying to talk himself up a bit anonymously. Pros: memories more

Hidden Jem 9/26/2008

I recently had the good fortune to stumble into this established, yet revived restaurant/bar. The atmosphere is swanky cool and relaxed. However, I write this more about the food. The menu has been beefed up from its previous iteration (from what my friends tell me). The variety and caliber of food is excellent. The crab cakes are the best outside of Maryland that I have had in a long time. Mussels: mouth wateringly succulent. What more can I say? Oh, hat's off to the chef...well done indeed, BRAVO! I will be back! Pros: Excellent food! Great value for the money! Cons: not a real con, but get a BIG SIGN out front more

don't tell anyone , THIS ONES A KEEPER 9/25/2008

Seems odd how some people get one thing from a place and others just don't. I guess what I look for is old school. The food was excellent from the huge burgers with a load of melted cheese toasted to perfection. the real crabcaps bursting with crab meat and muscles to die for. All this and great beer prices and a reasonable selection. I asked for somthing I got it. A principle seemingly out dated. Don't tell any one this bar meets the critteria I have seldomly found, good place good comfort food and good prices. Hopfully the other bad reviewers will move on. once the cat is out of the bag I know It will become crowded and I hate waiting for a table. Pros: thumbs up more

Why? 8/30/2008

I've never had such awful service as I have at this bar! My group and I generously over-tipped all throughout happy hour, with alot of money sitting on the bar. The bartender ignored us for 30 minutes. We figured out that no one tipped on the last two rounds. But money was sitting on the bar! Did you happen to think we wouldn't tip at least at the end? The bartender would literally look at us and walk away. Cons: TERRIBLE service more

New Menu, Same Place 8/26/2008

Las Vegas Lounge is a neighborhood bar that gears itself to be the aftework crowd. It is flashed with red... more

New Menu, Same Place 8/26/2008

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Las Vegas Lounge is a neighborhood bar that gears itself to be the aftework crowd. It is flashed with red decore and Vegas theme pictures. There ... more

Not For Me 8/22/2008

I really don't see what people are talking about...or I wonder that's what they used to talk about, being as that the bar was empty on a prime night. I gave the place another chance after a rude bartender treated me like I was burdening her with wanting a drink. I wasn't impressed the first time around due to the smell, atmosphere, mediocre at best food menu, and obviously the service. At my next visit, the service was much better (thanks blonde sweet bartender who's name I don't remember), atmosphere was the same, and the smell was worse. They advertised a new food menu and it looks pretty good. All I'll say is that looks can be deceiving, but the effort was there. I imagine the only way I would return, is if my friends were meeting there and I couldn't pursuade them otherwise. Pros: cheap drinks? Cons: overly-intoxicated people from cheap drinks, smell, decor, not busy more

Pleasantly Surprised 4/9/2008

This place is not at all what I expected when I saw the outside. It looks like hell! Really it looks like it's falling apart. But I guess the cool staff and good music keeps pepple coming back. I was so famished that i dared to try their food. The bartender recommended a few things on the menu, and i took his advice. I was fairly impressed! The crowd was pretty cool too. There were attractive girls in there. I'll definitely go back! Pros: good service, good crowd, good food, excellent music Cons: you might fall through the floor more

What the hell happened to this place? 11/9/2007

Umm did a bomb went off in this place? I walked in the bar and tripped over a peice of ply wood that is supposed to be the floor of the entrance. The bartender told me rudely that they were under construction but all i saw was the destruction of a once cool place. It was like 50 degrees in there because the heat isn't working! It was literally freezing out and the heat itsn't working!?! This place has a limited life. It was early in the night, the bar wasn't busy, and i had to wait a long time for a drink so the bartender could finish her conversation. After she walked by me for the third time I asked if i could have a drink and she yelled at me for it and gave me dirty looks the rest of the time she was there. You got a hot bod sweetheart but your attitude makes you uglier than your face! I would have left after my first drink but she was on her way out the door. They must do a late shift exchange or something. The night time bartender was curteous and cool. I feel bad for him. Run like hell Sean that place is going to crumble.....literally! Whoever manages that place should be ashamed, and the owners should be embarassed. Pros: 1 cool bartender, cheap drinks, sometimes good music Cons: the place is a safety hazard, no heat, utterly rude bartender, disgustingly dirty, pathetically decaying more

Dirtiest Bar in Philadelphia 1/14/2007

I stopped in LVL for the first time in about two years the other day and it looks like it hasn't been cleaned since its Y2K party. Seriously, I understand the attraction to cheap beer, but I wouldn't buy anything that wasn't in a bottle at the LVL. The staff was all right and there were some cool people there, but overall, this place's glory days are in the past. I'll stick to some of the other neighborhood haunts. Pros: Cheap Drinks, If that's Important to You Cons: Dirt, Filth, and Crud more

Cool Bar 12/24/2006

I have been to the Las Vegas Lounge a couple of times and I wish I could go more because I really liked it.. The beers are cheap, the staff in attentive and pleasant. There aren't many bars in the area like that one. I find it hard to believe that the entire staff is disrespectful as abbycart previously wrote. I just don't see it. On my third trip there, I was recognized and the bartender even remembered what I drank. I was having a horrible day and I was made to feel very welcome. I get the impression that a lot of regulars come in there because the bartender greeted most guests by name and had their drinks ready, which says a lot. If someone who has been to a lot of bars can't find a bar with employees more rude and disrespectul than the Las Vegas Lounge, than you haven't been to a lot of bars. The city is full of rude people and bad staff, but this bar isn't one of them. I would recommend a bar around the corner whose five letter name begins with a ""C"" and ends in an ""S"" (I won't mention it fully) Their staff and their attitudes make the Las Vegas Lounge look like a five star pampered resort. Stick with the Las Vegas Lounge, you can't go wrong. Pros: Cheap beers, friendly, playful staff, good music Cons: Just o.k food more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Low lights; bordello-red walls; leather couches; photographs of Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr.; no slot machines--but that doesn't matter: The swinging atmosphere and nightly...

  • 3/3/2004 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Neighborhoods:

    Center City, Center City East
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