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Planning a Party has Never been Easier

Every Friday and Saturday Rec & Royal has the perfect pregame party package for you and your friends. Choose between 6 options.  Perfect for Birthdays, Bachelorette Parties, or any occasion.

**Open Bar Packages must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance**

Party Packages are Available Every Friday and Saturday Night

Hosting a Pregame always sounds like a good idea until the dreaded clean-up the next day.  Your place is trashed and a random person definitely used your deodorant and toothbrush.

Fight the pregame cleanup blues with Rec & Royal’s party packages that start at just $10.  Never have to clean-up after your friends or have them feast off your most recent Trader Joe’s haul.  

Rec & Royal is a modern-day gaming parlour, cocktail lounge, and nightclub, situated on the lower level of the historic Provident Trust Company Building. Rec & Royal features a throwback arcade, handcrafted cocktails, and a comfortable, one of a kind experience that anyone can enjoy.

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Open Bar FAQs

What’s Included in the Open Bar?

Depending on the package you select.  Please refer to the list of included spirits in the online booking page.

What Do I Do When I Get To Rec & Royal?

Check in with the host located at the front door. They will set up your experience.

Is Gratuity/Tip Included?

For your convenience, all of our packages have gratuity included.  If you received exceptional service please feel free to leave an additional gratuity.  If you received subpar service, please ask for a manager.

Do I need to Tip the Bartender at the Venue?

Since we have included gratuity in the total purchase price it is not necessary to tip the bartender at the venue, but you may tip additionally for exceptional service and it is greatly appreciated.

What is the breakdown of the Taxes & Fees?

In the city of Philadelphia, alcohol purchases are subject to a 10% liquor sale tax. In addition, there is an online booking fee and 18% gratuity.

What is not Included in the Open Bar?

The Open Bar does not include shots, rocks, neats, doubles, or drinks mixed with Red Bull. These can be purchased at regular price.

Are Specialty Cocktails Included?

Specialty cocktails are not included but may be purchased at regular price.

What is the dress code?

We encourage you to come as you are, but at Vesper, 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.

Why Do I Have to Purchase Tickets 24hrs Beforehand?

At Rec & Royal we abide by the law! Section 13.102 of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s Regulations prohibits retail licensees from engaging in selling or serving an unlimited or indefinite amount of alcohol for a set price. 40 Pa. Code § 13.102(b)(1), 40 Pa. Code § 13.102(a)(1)-(4).

Retail licensees are permitted to sell and serve an unlimited or indefinite amount of alcoholic beverages at a fixed price (which is normally prohibited by 40 Pa. Code § 13.102(a)(3)) for catered events arranged at least twenty-four hours in advance.

If you see it at other venues, they are acting in violation of Pennsylvania State Liquor law. You can report them to the Pennsylvania State Police by calling 1-800-932-0602.

Does Rec & Royal have WiFi access?

Yes! Rec & Royal has a state of the art guest wifi network which you can access.

Is the Rec & Royal accessible for guests with disabilities?

Yes. Our elevator provides ample room for wheelchairs and most aspects of the venue are level and easily navigable.

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 & Royal:

  • 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 Philadelphia?

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 Vesper/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

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

Parking For Rec & Royal

SP+ Parking

120 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Ph 215.568.4025


1728 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Ph 215.642.2628
Another parking option in case SP+ is close you can always go right around the corner about one more block to InterPark. Another great lot located very close to Rec & Royal.

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