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Whether you want to be transported back to a time when malt shops and hoop skirts
were the rage, or you’d rather take control of the music reigns for the night, than a jukebox joint is your best choice. Philadelphia has quite a few haunts with an authentic jukebox filled with all the appropriate music that should be found in one. Whether you are looking for all 50’s, rock, metal, indie, a little bit of everything...it’s out there. We’ve comprised a list of
Philly’s best jukebox joints, and we are talking the real deal...original jukeboxes that play scratchy old vinyl’s that probably skip the 45’s until the Fonz hits it with the palm of his hand to make it stop. Well, I’m sure most of them have been updated with CD’s now, but at one time, they were strictly dedicated to vinyl.

Khyber Pass Pub
56 S. Second St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 238-5888
www.khyberpasspub.com
Take a trip to New Orleans without leaving your hometown of Philadelphia and visit the Khyber Pass. The southern cuisine, wide selection of beers in bottles and on tap, and the jukebox with all the greats can be found at Old City’s long time resident, the Khyber Pass.

Royal Tavern
937 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 389-6694
www.royaltavern.com
You can find everything on the jukebox and the menu from soup to nuts at the Royal Tavern. Enjoy fine American cuisine and enjoy the tunes on the jukebox that cover every genre imaginable. Royal Tavern is located in the East Passyunk section of South Philadelphia. The new trendy area for shopping and restaurants.

Dirty Franks
347 S. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215.732.5010
www.dirtyfranksbar.com
Dirty Franks is arguably considered the oldest and most popular dive in Philadelphia. The folk lure is a tale of starving troubled poets and artists commiserating and spending their last pennies at the infamous bar, but reality is more of a trendy haunt you must visit at least once on a trip to the city of brotherly love. A favorite among the college kids in town, who take advantage of the wide variety of tunes found on the jukebox while throwing back some brews with their frat buddies. Dirty Franks also has ongoing art exhibits all year long.

Tattooed Mom
530 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 238-9880
www.tattooedmomphilly.com
Not one but 2 jukeboxes are at your disposal at Tattooed Mom on Philly’s most famous street, South Street. Are you more of a metal head or enjoy a little hip-hop once in awhile? Then head upstairs and check out the jukebox that is dedicated specifically to those two genre’s. Stay downstairs if you’re more of the R&B or indie rock type since the vintage jukebox with those tunes can be found there. Tattooed Mom offers lunch, dinner, and late snacks, as well as local and regional beers. There’s also two pool tables and different activities always happening on each floor.

Doobies
2201 Lombard St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 546-0316
www.facebook.com/pages/Doobies
A local favorite in the Fitler's Square neighborhood of the city, Doobies has been a resident for 36 years. Their jukebox is infamous for having a wide selection of the greatest rock gods and for representing Philly’s local artists. Stop by for some good food, delicious craft beer, hang with the locals, sit back and enjoy the music.

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