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Shampoo - 45 Reviews - 417 N 8th St, Philadelphia, PA - Bars, Pubs & Clubs Reviews - Phone (215) 922-7500


417 N 8th St (at Between Seventh and Eighth Sts.)
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 922-7500
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For guys, if you are 35-40, and still look like your 21-25, and want to get lap dances from girls 17-21 all night, this is the place to be. Just make sure you don't see your son o...


Wednesday nights_NOCTURNE: Djs, are cool, from 9-11pm, u-call-it $3 drinks, good music but thats all to it. The people are rude, they stick together like a cult. Drama hill from ...

Rude, Trashy, Definitely better places to party 5/17/2009

Definitely don't go if you're Indian and if you wear a Turban you better have lots of patience. Stupid rules and stupider people working there. You would expect some sort of class from an individual working at a Club since they see so many people on a continuous basis but all you get is a bunch of Rude black guys, with their do rags and backwards baseball caps giving you attitude when none is needed. I realize these guys are in the pinnacle of their employment and take their jobs seriously... or they're just fed up being a loser and try to put down everyone else. I'm thinking it's the latter... so if you can then avoid this place, its dark, smelly, and not that great of an atmosphere. But if you're 18 then its one of the flew 18 and over clubs and you probably have no choice. I'd take G Lounge on 17th and Sansom over this place in a heart beat... Pros: Well Parking! cause it's in a not so great part of town Cons: The bouncers are rude, arrogant, just plain not nice more

Trendsters...READ HERE!! 2/2/2009

Wednesday nights_NOCTURNE: Djs, are cool, from 9-11pm, u-call-it $3 drinks, good music but thats all to it. The people are rude, they stick together like a cult. Drama hill from here on out. If your looking to have a good time with your OWN friends, then this place is for you, other than that the drinks and music would be the only reason to go. Pros: Good music and lighting, drink specials Cons: people more

Great to just dance- less than classy--trashhhyyy and def gettoo 12/2/2008

Never take your NY friends there 4 sure...its getto and trashy....the bathroom is a disaster....if you are a female go with friends or BEWARE the guys will grab at you, touch you and there are always a couple really creepy old men there :o just staring. Pros: multiple rooms with various have choice. the Djs can be pretty good. Cons: The bouncers grab your crotch (if youre male) and your chest (if youre female), might catch a disease because its packed and sweaty, i think its about $20 just to enter and if they are having a bad night u lost ur $$$, best time to come is about 11:30-12:00 but closes at kinda expensive. Hard to find parking and someone might break into your car (happened to me). Bad neighborhood. O and sometimes the waiting line is ridiculous. If you wanna get down and dirrtyyy and dance crazy!! then gooo!! more

Bouncer 'Stone Cold"" is a COMPLETE piece of sh*t !! 9/3/2008

Good place. The big fat white bald bouncer named 'Stone Cold' should of been aborted, but hasnt - his mother should be shot for having that trailer park trash. Rude as all hell, everytime I run into him. Management will NOT confront your problems Pros: Good mUsic Cons: "Bouncer" - 'Stone Cold' more

Great place for large group of friends 5/13/2008

I was happy to find a spot where you don't have to be 21 to get in but there was a high price to pay! There was a convenient coat check and plenty of dance room. I thought the dj was great but was turned off by the massive amount of guys standing around. Get off your a** and dance, you didn't pay $20 to stand for three hours. Besides that I though the mix of old and young to be pretty cool and would definitely go back, but with a lot more people! Pros: The music and the free entertainment Cons: Too many people trying to profile instead of having fun more

shaft fridays 2/15/2008

It was supposed to be a gay party and it ended up to be a hip hop convention. The only gay man was the bartender givin respect to the gay drink as fully loaded with spirit. from quermess.blogspot dot com more

To the old heads 11/28/2007

For guys, if you are 35-40, and still look like your 21-25, and want to get lap dances from girls 17-21 all night, this is the place to be. Just make sure you don't see your son or daughter in here. hahahahaha!!!!!!!!! Pros: Young hot chicks. Cons: Don't come if you look older than 25 more

Great club 11/12/2006

Shampoo is one of those places that just feels like something out of a movie. The area around shampoo is a bit sketchy looking but seems ok. good amount of parking available. When you first get in you are welcomed by a small ante room that has a coat check and ticket info. Make your way back through the small sitting area and you see two bars. Lots of ambience here. Many small alcoves to hang out in draped in either velvet or surrounded in stone. On the first level there is also a small dance floor with funky lighting but still very dark. Alright so at this point I think good size little club...but upstairs it opens up into this much larger space with another larger dancefloor , two bars,and a stage area for live music. The restrooms are also on this level. Soundsystems here I think are great and geared more toward dance music. It also is a bit loud so you will be yelling your drink orders sometimes when the jams are pumping. Make sure to check their schedule Shampoo plays host to a variety of different partys depending on the night of the week. The place is very trendy and many interesting looking people seem to flock here. Bartenders here are fast, security is excellent, price is average but venue is truly above average. Pros: Great ambience, good place to dance, trendy Cons: loud,crowded, trendy more

go here for terrible service 8/26/2006

what a nightmare place! I do not recommend it to anyone. the entrance is $1o but the drinks are horrible, the service is deplorable and the management simply does not care for any problems you have. Pros: easy parking Cons: rude staff, bad drinks, rude staff more

my fun times at shampoo 8/1/2005

i loved club shampoo, the girls the all around environment, the music is great, and the service is great. Pros: great music, hot girls, great environment Cons: none, none, none more

Great techno room, terrible management 2/26/2005

This bar has a very good main dancing floor and good techno music. There are many bars so it's not that hard to get a drink. The the hip hop room is lame. Very small and the music is at best average. The drinks where average too, not really bad but you can easily find better ones elsewhere. The problem with this club is the management. If you have any problem with the service, the manager just don't care. The guys at the door are jerks, they totally screwed up our night when they asked for our batteries and then lost them (and several others from several people). If the guys at the entrance ask for anything from you, be very aware that they are not serious nor responsible and they may lose your stuff. The manager will just tell you 'tough luck' Pros: techno room Cons: manager, guards, hip hop room more

Saturday Night Fever Blister 2/21/2005

Went recently on a Saturday night around 11pm. Was relatively dead except for the hip-hop "room" which was filled with ballcapped teens swaying back and forth. Admitting the under-21 crowd ruins everything. I couldn't even take my beer down to the dance floor. Guess you have to choose between drinking and dancing. Dance DJ was lame and couldn't match beats or get the crowd moving at all. Pros: Lots of room, Easy Parking Cons: Under 21, Disinterested DJ more

Goth Night @ Shampoo 1/29/2005

Wednesday Nights club Shampoo hosts Nocturne, a Goth/Industrial night that is one of the best in the Nation. I have been clubbing all across America and this night is great. Pros: People, Music, size of club more

Love it, I love it, I love it!!!! 7/29/2004

When I lived in Philly this was my favorite spot, especially Fridays. I love the nice mix of guys and the fun, funky atmosphere. Everytime I go to visit Philly it is on my dance card. The music is fantastic and the staff is friendly. There is a little bit there for everyone. Don't take this place or the great town that is Philadelphia for granted!!!!! Pros: Music, Staff, Mixed crowd Cons: , Sometimes too crowded, Watch your man! more

Fun Dance Venue 11/1/2003

Getting frisked on entry creates an edgy feel not carried inside. Younger, energetic dancers on the packed lower dance floor and relatively few were just looking. If you faint, you might not hit the floor. Body heat made it tropical. Upstairs pulsates with a vibrant, diverse, fun-loving crowd. Saturday there was a well-selected mix of techno, house and some trance music. Imaginative costumes on this night after Halloween. Great dancing, pretty friendly crowd. Closed up just after 2 AM. If I lived in the area I'd be here all the time. Pros: perfect chemistry, well-mixed music, fun, diverse crowd Cons: mosh pit downstairs more

GREAT!!! 12/14/2002

Very few clubs take the chance and let a goth night happen there. Shampoo did and won big, Nocturne has in the past had some amazing turnouts for a Wed night. Pros: Free parking, polite bouncers, ...goth night... Cons: KIDS...., KIDS..., K I D S ... more

aseptic boredom 10/24/2002

This place is too big and too sterile to have fun in. I found the ambience dark and cold and the music loud and obnoxious. I haven't been there on disco nights, but Saturdays. more

BEST PHILLY CLUB!!! 9/24/2002

Shampoo is the BEST dance club in Philly- a lot more like being in NYC... There's lots of rooms and music styles to choose from, and a lot of beautiful people. The Halloween party is crammed, but awesome! Look for discounts on their website... Pros: Trendy, Great music, Large club more

whoo 8/27/2002 refreshing...ha you get all washed up there in the foam...and you will need it after the hot and steamy dance floors! which make you HOT HOT HOT and sexy more

nocturn! 8/22/2002

Wed. night NOCTURN at Shampoo is rad! you have to check it out. Pros: the music, all ages, good value more
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  • In Short
    Shampoo has many rooms for many moods: The huge, main dance hall includes four bars and state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems; the smaller White Room allows a more select crowd to groove to disco classics; the plush Velvet Underground is reserved strictly for VIPs. In the summer, a tent-covered outdoor area called the Groove Garden provides patio furniture, an extra DJ, a Jacuzzi and (most welcome of all) a bit of fresh air.

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