July 23, 2016
Like anybody else who likes the wee hours of the morning – and the chance to socialize with or without alcohol in those hours – news that some bars, restaurants and catering facilities would be able to push closing times from 2 to 4 a.m. during the Democratic National Convention was welcomed, to say the least.
It started in February, when the DNC said it was eyeing those extra hours, what with the convention events not ending until later in the evening.
And now, with the convention just hours away, let's take a look at what places will be open late.
A Friday call to the mayor’s press office led to a referral to the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee, which responded on Saturday with a link to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s list of “National Event Permits” that include places granted the right to stay open later.
You can see the entire list via this link, which doesn’t delineate private and public events, but the vast majority of 4 a.m. spots are at hotels where delegates are staying. (If others are added to this list, or if people aligned with those on the list want to send in details, we’ll update this post throughout the convention.)
If hyperlinks aren’t your thing, here’s a collection of locations (with dates of permit clearance) that have been granted the extended hours as of Saturday afternoon:
Vesper, 223 S. Sydenham St. (Thursday)
Embassy Suites – Philadelphia Airport, 9000 Bartram Ave. (Monday through Thursday)
Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown – Marriott, 21 N. Juniper St. (Monday through Thursday)
Courtyard Philadelphia Airport – Marriott, 8900 Bartram Ave. (Monday through Thursday)
The Academy House via Garces Catering, 1420 Locust St. (Thursday, until 3 a.m.)
Garces Catering, 801 Market St. (Thursday)
Hotel Monaco, 433 Chestnut St. (Monday through Thursday)
Hyatt at the Bellevue, 200 S. Broad St. (Sunday through Thursday)
Le Meridien Philadelphia, 1420 Arch St. (Monday through Thursday)
Doubletree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport, 4509 Island Ave. (Monday through Thursday)
Philadelphia Downtown Marriott Hotel, 1201 Market St. (Monday through Thursday)
Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, 10 Avenue of the Arts (Monday through Thursday)
Sang Keen Noodle House, 3549 Chestnut St. (Monday through Wednesday)
Sawans Bistro Inc., 114-116 S. 18th St. (Monday through Thursday)
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, 201 S. 17th St. (Monday through Thursday)
Square 1682, 121 S. 17th St. (Monday through Thursday)
The Inn @ Penn Hilton, 3600 Sansom St. (Monday through Thursday)
The Logan Hotel, One Logan Square (Monday through Friday)
Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1201 Market St. (Monday through Thursday)
Woody's Bar, 200 S. 13th St. (Wednesday)