Rec & Royal Philadelphia

Rec & Royal

Rec Room Bar + Royal Nightclub
Two venues in one location.
Philadelphia’s newest and most unique nightlife experience.

Philadelphia’s Most Unique Nightlife Experience

111 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 – Get Directions

The Rec & Royal Experience

Rec & Royal provides two unique experiences in an artfully crafted venue.

The comprehensive cocktail program features craft cocktails non-alcoholic options that infuse fresh ingredients with premium spirits.

Rec & Royal was founded and formed by Home Hospitality Group (HHG) in 2019. HHG is filled with seasoned professionals who have a history of creating successful ventures in entertainment.

Experience Rec

An alternative nightlife experience immersing patrons in an adult playground creating camaraderie amongst friends. Rec also offers unique hospitality suites where patrons can enjoy a more private experience.

Experience Royal

A boutique nightclub that incorporates cutting edge design and a sophisticated feel. A state of the art sound system and stunning lighting/visual display captivate your senses while impeccable service provides an arena for you to revel in the party atmosphere.

Rec & Royal Hours

Hours of Operation

Friday 9pm – 2am
Saturday 9pm – 2am
Hours of operations may vary for special events and holidays. Please check our event calendar.

Directions to Our Event Venue

You’ll find Rec & Royal one block from Rittenhouse Square, placing you in an urban hub of delicious culinary treasures, coveted high-end stores, corporate high rises, and hotels. The artsy neighborhood also puts academics near the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood, and sports fans close to the city‘s stadium complex.

Rec & Royal Gaming Parlour, Karaoke Lounge, & Nightclub

111 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Public Transportation Directions

From South Jersey- PATCO

  1. Patco Line to 15th/16th Street and Locust.
  2. Rec & Royal is located less than a five (5) minute walk from PATCO speed line.

Ride Petco

From Philadelphia Suburbs- SEPTA Regional Rail

  1. Regional Rail to Suburban Station.
  2. Rec & Royal is located a five (5) minute walk from Suburban Station. Please use the 17th Street exit.

Ride SEPTA Regional Rail

From South Philadelphia and Temple University

  1. Broad Street Line to City Hall Station.
  2. Rec & Royal is located a 3 blocks City Hall.

Ride SEPTA Temple

From West Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, University of the Sciences) and Northern Liberties/Fishtown

  1. Market/Frankford Line to 15th Street Station
  2. Rec & Royal is located three blocks from the 15th Street Station.

Ride SEPTA from West Philly

From New York, Delaware, Baltimore, Washington DC

  1. Amtrak to 30th Street Station

Rec & Royal is located approximately 1 mile from 30th Street Station. You either take an Uber, Lyft or taxi to Rec & Royal. Otherwise, transfer to the Septa Market/Frankford line and get off at the 15th Street station.

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Driving Directions

From the City Hall

  1. Head south on 15th Street toward Market St
  2. Turn right on to John F. Kennedy Blvd.
  3. Turn left onto 17th Street.
  4. Rec & Royal is located on 111 South 17th Street. (in between Chestnut and Sansom Streets)

From Benjamin Franklin Bridge

  1. Continue on I-676 W/US-30 W, follow signs for Central Phila
  2. Take the exit toward PA 611/Broad St/Central Phila
  3. Turn right on to John F. Kennedy Blvd.
  4. Turn left onto 17th Street.
  5. Rec & Royal is located on 111 South 17th Street. (in between Chestnut and Sansom Streets)

From Walt Whitman Bridge

  1. Continue west on I-76 W
  2. Take exit 351 for Interstate 95/Front Street toward Trenton-Chester
  3. Keep left, follow signs for I-95 N/Trenton and merge onto I-95 N
  4. Use the left 2 lanes to take exit 22 toward US-30 W/Central Phila
  5. Use the right lane to merge onto I-676 W/US-30 W
  6. Take the exit toward PA 611/Broad St/Central Phila
  7. Turn right on to John F. Kennedy Blvd.
  8. Turn left onto 17th Street.
  9. Rec & Royal is located on 111 South 17th Street. (in between Chestnut and Sansom Streets)

From 30th Street Station

  1. Head east on Market St
  2. Turn right onto South 17th Street
  3. Rec & Royal is located on 111 South 17th Street. (in between Chestnut and Sansom Streets)

From South Jersey/Atlantic City

  1. Head northwest on Atlantic City Expressway
  2. Continue onto NJ-42 N
  3. Continue onto I-76 (signs for W Whitman Bridge/Philadelphia)
  4. Keep right at the fork to continue on I-676 N, follow signs for Camden/B Franklin Bridge
  5. Continue on I-676 W/US-30 W, follow signs for Central Phila
  6. Take the exit toward PA 611/Broad St/Central Phila
  7. Turn right on to John F. Kennedy Blvd.
  8. Turn left onto 17th Street.
  9. Rec & Royal is located on 111 South 17th Street. (in between Chestnut and Sansom Streets)

From Delaware

  1. Continue onto DE-1 N/US-13 N
  2. Follow signs for I-95 N/I-495/Wilmington/Philadelphia and merge onto I-95 N
  3. Use the left 2 lanes to take exit 22 toward US-30 W/Central Philadelphia
  4. Use the right lane to merge onto I-676 W/US-30 W
  5. Take the exit toward PA 611/Broad Street/Central Philadelphia
  6. Turn right on to John F. Kennedy Blvd.
  7. Turn left onto 17th Street.
  8. Rec & Royal is located on 111 South 17th Street. (in between Chestnut and Sansom Streets)

From Manayunk

  1. Continue on I-76 E to Philadelphia
  2. Take exit 344 for I-676 E toward Central Phila
  3. Use the right lane to take the exit toward Central Phila
  4. Turn right on to John F. Kennedy Blvd.
  5. Turn left onto 17th Street.
  6. Rec & Royal is located on 111 South 17th Street. (in between Chestnut and Sansom Streets)

Private Events at Rec & Royal

With multiple experiences and custom packages to choose from, Rec & Royal is the perfect place to host your next:

Cocktail Reception
Company Dinner Event
Team Building
Fundraiser
Alumni Event
Family Reunion
Celebration
Holiday Party
Birthday
Anniversary Party
Baby Shower
Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Rec & Royal FAQs

What is the dress code?

We encourage you to come as you are, but at Rec & Royal, it’s always more fun to dress up than dress down. We do ask that gentlemen refrain from wearing sweatpants, steel-toed or work boots, sleeveless t-shirts, or undershirts. For ladies, we ask that you refrain from wearing ugg boots, flip-flops, or sandals.

Is there smoking inside the venue?

No smoking of any kind inside the venue including e-cigs and vaporizers. Smoking is permitted directly outside of Rec & Royal next to the smoking receptacles.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, Credit Card, American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover

Do you offer a coat check?

Yes, Coat Check is available. Rec & Royal is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

What items are prohibited from Rec & Royal?

All bags, backpacks, purses or parcels are subject to search. You are not allowed to bring the following items into Rec Room:

  • Illegal Substances or Paraphernalia
  • Beverages (Including Alcohol)
  • Backpacks and Bags are Subject to Search
  • No Firearms, Knives, or Weapons of Any Kind – Management
  • Reserves the Right to Define
  • Non-Professional or Professional Cameras with Detachable, Long or Extending Lenses
  • Fireworks, Explosives, or Projectiles of Any Kind
  • Vaporizers or E-Cigs
  • Pets (Except Service Animals)
  • Recording Devices of Any Kind, Audio or Video
  • Any Other Item Deemed Unacceptable by Building
  • Manager/Venue/Security/Management

Are there prohibited acts at Rec & Royal?

Guests may be ejected for reasons including, but not limited to the following:

  • Public Intoxication
  • Use of Illegal Substances or Drugs
  • Disruptive Behavior
  • Use of Profane, Obscene, or Abusive Language or Gestures of Any Type
  • Possession of Illegal or Unauthorized Items Inside the Venue
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Throwing of Any Objects Anywhere in the Venue
  • Verbally Abusing, Threatening, or Intimidating Other Customers or Venue Employee
  • Participating in a Fight
  • Entering or Attempting to Enter Any “Restricted” Areas Such as VIP Areas, Stage Area, Back of House or Restrooms of the Opposite Sex
    Going to the Bathroom in Areas other than the Restroom
  • Any Action that, in the opinion of Rec & Royal/Venue/Security/Management, Places Other Customers in Danger or Reduced Their Enjoyment of the Event.
  • Ejected Guests Will NOT Receive a Refund For Their Admission or Be Compensated in Any Way For Their Loss

Does everyone need to be 21?

Yes, due to our lively brunch atmosphere with alcohol, everyone must be 21.

What are the forms of ID accepted?

A current, valid photo ID is required of every patron visiting Rec & Royal and all guests must be 21 years of age or older. The following forms of ID are acceptable: ACCEPTED (must not be expired); – the United States and Canada – Passports (as long as there are no missing pages, not laminated or handwritten and not expired) – Military ID Cards.

I am visited from out the country, what is an acceptable form of ID?
Your passport will be just fine.

Is there smoking inside the venue?

No smoking of any kind inside the venue including e-cigs and vaporizers. Smoking is permitted directly outside of Rec & Royal next to the smoking receptacles.

Can I bring a birthday cake?

Yes, You Can! We can present the cake with sparklers and signs, but we do not serve the cake. Unfortunately, some guests have taken advantage of our cake policy and made a mess of our venue so we no longer allow the cake to be served to patrons. We’re Sorry!

Champagne + Cake + Drunken Decisions = Cake Fights!

Fun in theory for the participants, but not fun for our staff that has to clean.

Can I bring in a weapon with a permit to carry?

No. Unfortunately, we do not allow weapons of any kind into the venue. You will be subject to a bag check and metal detector at our venue. Due to the unfortunate events that have happened throughout our country we instituted this policy for the safety of all of our guests.

Does my entire party need to arrive at the same time?

No, the entire party does not have to show up at the same time.

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