Philadelphia Thanksgiving Eve 2010 Parties and Events Guide


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Both in Center City and Up In Manayunk, Mad River Bar and Grille Hosts Its Annual Pilgrims and Pocahontas Party on Thanksgiving Eve - Anyone Dressed Fully As a Pilgrim, Turkey, or Pocahontas Gets Free Admission, While Mr. Greengenes Provides Live Music

Up in Manayunk, the Mad River Bar and Grille on Main Street, is hosting its annual Pilgrims and Pocahontas Party on Thanksgiving Eve, 2010.

In one of the most unique nightlife offerings in Philadelphia history, anyone dressed fully as a Pilgrim, turkey, or Pocahontas, will be admitted without a cover charge, until 10:00 PM. And in Manayunk, the rollicking cover band Mr. Greengenes will be playing the music. (Get there early!) For more information, you can call 215.482.2666. Mad River Manayunk is located at 4100 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127.

Also, they will doing the same event, at the other Mad River Bar and Grille, this one located in Old City Philadelphia, located at 126 Chestnut Street, with a free buffet. For more information, you can call 215.923.5553.

Down the Street at the Manayunk Brew Pub, The "Thanksgiving Eve Bash" Will Be Rollicking, and the Band Mo Faux Will Be Performing at 10:30 PM

Down the street from Mad River Manayunk, at the Manayunk Brew Pub, all are welcome at the "Thanksgiving Eve Bash", what it describes as "The Biggest Bar Night of the Year!". The Manayunk Brew Pub's offerings for "Our Pre-Turkey Day Bash" include free admission, prior to 10:00 PM; $2.75 brew drafts up till midnight; free Thanskgiving munchies; Happy Hour between 5 PM and 7 PM, with a dollar off all drinks. And the band Mo Faux will be taking the main stage at 10:30 PM.

The Manayunk Brew Pub is located at 4120 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127; you can call 215.482.8220 for more information.

At the Cactus Pub, Kris with a K Will Provide Live Entertainment

The Cactus Pub - at 4245 Main Street - will have Kris with a K performing. For more information, call 267.385.6249.

Tír na nÓg - Directly Adjacent to Suburban Station - Offers A Thanksgiving Eve Party and Drink Specials: Music By The Big House Band

We highly recommend Tír na nÓg - yes, those accent marks are there for a reason, it's Irish Gaelic for "Land of Eternal Youth" - as one of the best Philadelphia Irish Pubs.

On Thanksgiving Eve, Tír na nÓg will be offering entertainment from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM, by The Big House Band, as well as drink specials. Another big plus for Tír na nÓg, is its sweet location - literally next door to Suburban Station, one of the major Center City train stations served by SEPTA Regional Rail.

Tír na nÓg is located at 1600 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, and its phone number is 267.514.1700.

The 2nd Annual Butter Ball - "Everyone Comes Back For Seconds" - Presented At the Tavern on Broad - Drink Specials and a Diamond Pendant Giveaway at Midnight

We thought that the title of this particular event was witty. The Tavern on Broad, at 200 South Broad Street in Center City, is hosting its 2nd Annual Butter Ball on Thanksgiving Eve. Its official slogan - "Everyone Comes Back For Seconds". Among other things, there will be $4.00 drinks all night, DJ Dnial (not a typo) spinning records, and the giveaway of a diamond pendant at midnight. You can call 215.546.2290 for more information.

Triumph Brewing Company In Old City Is Offering Free Musical Entertainment on Thanksgiving Eve, Along With Drink Specials

Triumph Brewing Company, the fine microbrewery in Old City, is offering free musical entertainment - Toy Soldiers, TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb, The Sobriquets - as well as drink specials, starting at 8:00 PM on Thanksgiving Eve.

Triumph Brewing Company is located at 117 Chestnut Street, and you can call 215.625.0855 for more information.

Turkey Phever: Thanksgiving Eve Night Phever @ McFadden's at Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia - Drink Specials, DJ Music, No Cover Charge, Free Parking

McFadden's, located within Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia, is hosting Turkey Phever: Thanksgiving Eve Night Phever. There will be free parking in Lot P on nearby Darien Street, and no cover charge. Drink specials - for example, all domestic beers are $3.00, some mixed drinks (Bacardi and Stoli) are $4.00 - and DJ music will accompany the merriment. You can call 215.952.0300 for more information.

South Philly Bar and Grill Freestyle Dance Event, Starting at 8:00 PM - $5.00 Cover Charge OR $25.00 For Open Bar - DJ Music From the 1980s and 1990s

If you'd like a nostalgic look back at the 20th century - or even if you're too young to remember most of it - you can hit the fittingly named South Philly Bar and Grill - located at 1235 East Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia - for its Freestyle Event. The party starts at 8:00 PM on Thanksgiving Eve, and the cover charge is $5.00 at the door - or if you'd prefer open bar from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM, it's $25.00, with drink specials after 11:00 PM, many of them for $3.00. There will be DJ music, relentlessly playing the biggest hits from the 1980s and 1990s. You can call 215.260.8509 for more information.

Up in Northern Liberties, Finnigans Wake To Host Gobble Gobble Party; The Interns To Entertain, With Drink and Shot Specials Between 10 PM and Midnight

Finnigans Wake - the one-time coffin factory, that now is the official entrance to Northern Liberties, at 3rd and Spring Garden Streets - is hosting Gobble Gobble. The cover band known as The Interns will provide the entertainment - while there will be $4.00 Southern Comforts and shots from 10:00 PM to midnight, although it will be open, like most Philadelphia bars, till 2:00 AM. (Finnpigans Wake is also worth seeing for its Quiet Man Pub, which has memorabilia from the movie.) You can call 215.574.9317 for more information.

Much Further North in Northern Liberties, Johnny Brenda's Hosts "It's The Years 1986/1987", For Anyone Who "Just Can't Get Enough" of the 1980s

Johnny Brenda's - located in the upper reaches of Northern Liberties, near 2nd Street and Girard Avenue - will be hosting an '80s themed party, titled "It's the Years 1986/1987". DJs Bo Bliz and Emynd will be spinning tunes from the Reagan era, whether the partiers remember them or not. The party will last from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM, and tickets are $7.00 at the door. Only those 21 and over can be admitted, and you must show ID at the door.

Johnny Brenda's is located at 1201 Frankford Avenue, and you can call 215.739.9684 for more information.

Caution: Be far more cognizant of your personal safety in this area, than around Finnigans Wake, although be alert at all times, regardless of where you are in the city.

If You'd Rather Have Sushi Than Turkey on Thanksgiving Eve, And You Just Can't Get Enough Karaoke, You Can Visit Yakitori Boy and Tapas

If you feel that you'll have enough turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing on Thanksgiving Day, and you'd rather have sushi on Thanksgiving Eve, this is the place for you. Yakitori Boy and Tapas, a Japanese place located at 211 North 11th Street, near the Pennsylvania Convention Center, is hosting a Thanksgiving Eve party from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM, with plenty of sushi, and full-blast karaoke with over 4,000 songs. You can call 215.923.8088, for more information.

Michael Bublé to Perform in Concert at Wells Fargo Center, Where He Last Appeared in March 2010

As part of his Crazy Love Tour, the Canadian singer Michael Bublé will be returning to the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia - where he last performed in March 2010 - for a concert, Wednesday night.

If you are interested in taking SEPTA there, check out our SEPTA To Wells Fargo Center Guide, which has comprehensive information on taking SEPTA to Wells Fargo Center events, whether it's hockey, basketball, concerts, etc.


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