Best New Years Eve Event Philadelphia
New Year's Eve 2020 Philadelphia

2020’s Best New Year’s Eve Event in Philadelphia

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style with a 5-hour open bar including a midnight toast and delicious food at Philadelphia’s best and newest nightlife destination.

New Year’s Eve at Rec & Royal

Dripping In Gold is one of Philly’s best New Year’s Eve Parties with multiple options for everyone. With a ticket to NYE at Rec & Royal you can enjoy:

  • 5-hour Premium Open Bar + Midnight Toast (9pm-2am)
  • Members of Royalist Rewards get 1 extra hour (8pm-2am)
  • Multiple DJs playing Open Format
  • Multiple Screens to watch the Countdown
  • Hors d’oeuvres for all Guest
  • NYE Décor and Party Favors
  • Complimentary Coat Check
  • VIP Table Options
  • Karaoke Rooms
  • Arcade Games (SkeeBall, Air Hockey, Arcades & more)
  • Group Discounts Available.
Best New Year's Event Philadelphia 2020

NYE Experience at Rec & Royal

Dripping in Gold at Rec & Royal is a New Year’s Eve event like no other. Rec & Royal is innovative, cutting edge gaming parlour and nightclub offering an entertainment experience the likes of which the market has never before experienced.

Dance, drink and play all night with our a 5-hour premium open bar for all our guests throughout the entire night. You worked hard all year so why settle for less than the best on the biggest party event of the year.

New Year’s Eve General Admission

  • Starting at $79 per person
  • 5 Hour Premium Open Bar
  • Party Favors
  • Gourmet Food Station

4 Private Karaoke Rooms Experience

Our private Karaoke Rooms are spacious, well-appointed and offer a wide array of music from every generation!

  • Private Karaoke
  • Perfect for Groups of 20-30 People
  • Table Minimum with Bottle Selection
  • 5 Hour Premium Open Bar
  • Gourmet Food station
  • Dedicated VIP Host & Server
  • Party Favors & Swag
  • Dedicated Private Room for the evening

The Royal Nightclub Experience

A boutique nightclub experience offering dancing, VIP table service, and a wide array of premium spirits. Sound by D&B Audiotechnik, with full lighting, and custom video wall.

VIP Tables include

  • Perfect for Groups of 8-12
  • Table Minimum with Bottle Selection
  • 5 Hour Premium Open Bar
  • Gourmet Food station
  • Complimentary Coat Check
  • Dedicated VIP Host & Server
  • Party Favors & Swag
  • Table in Royal Nightclub

Tickets to New Year’s Eve Party Dripping in Gold

Save $4 on each ticket for Tier 1 and Tier 2 when you buy group tickets of 5 or more.
Limited quantities available at each tier.

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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)

New Year’s Eve Food Menu

Subject to change
Available from 8pm-10:30pm

VIP Tables

Passed Mini Assorted Platters:

– Mini Chicken Cheesesteaks w/ sriracha ketchup
– Filet and Mozzarella Eggrolls w/ sriracha ketchup
– Panko Crusted Artichokes w/ cocktail sauce
– Smoked Salmon Crostini w/ lemon aioli
– Fried Falafel w/ cilantro ranch
– Spicy Crispy Chicken Sliders w/ chipotle aioli

Stationary

Crudité Platter

– Celery, carrots, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes w. ranch

Mezze

– Hummus, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole (all with White Corn Tortillas and Rustic Flatbreads)

Salad Station

– Traditional Caesar w. focaccia croutons and parmesan Reggiano
– Mixed Green Salad w. cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, shaved carrots, and sherry vin.

Pasta Station

– Quatro Fromage Maccaroni al Forno (4 cheese baked mac)
– Penne w. asparagus, pancetta, and roasted garlic cream sauce

Slider Station

– Cheeseburger Sliders
– Spicy Crispy Chicken Sliders

New Year’s Eve Event 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.

What time does the DJ start?

There is always music to enjoy at Rec & Royal. We start brunch with vibey music that leads into a high energy live DJ that comes on after guests have had a chance to enjoy the brunch buffet.

Does everyone need to be 21?

Yes, everyone must be 21

Where can I park?

Parking for Rec & Royal is easily accessible with multiple locations within a short walking distance.
1. Sofitel Valet is directly across the street from Rec & Royal.
2. Hotel Palomar Valet is next to Rec & Royal.
3. 1728 Sansom Street Interpark Garage

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