Dinners and Activities Near the NFL Draft

The NFL Draft 2017 is coming to Philadelphia Thursday, April 27th through Saturday April 29th. The festivities will be held along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and the theater will be constructed outside on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. If you’re headed into town, check out these suggestions for places near the Draft to eat, drink and explore Philly. If you’re looking for more suggestions, contact our customer success team and we can help you find the perfect dinner, happy hour or event.


Distrito transports the flavor, flair and energy of Mexico City to the center of Philadelphia. Celebrated owner and head chef, Jose Garces, is not only a recipient of the James Beard Foundation’s ‘Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic’ award, but one of the few to hold the title of ‘Iron Chef’. Disitro was also voted one of the “Best Mexican Restaurants in Philly” on Thrillist and is perfect for those looking to take a culinary journey south of the border.

JG Domestic

If Disitro isn’t calling your name, head over to Chef Jose Garces’ other venue, JG Domestic. Almost every ingredient used at this eatery comes from Chef Garces’ environmentally friendly Luna Farm. This airy, open space boasts vibrant green plants and contemporary, cozy seating areas. The menu features seasonal and local ingredients, and guests are always raving about the fresh plates.

SOUTH Kitchen | Jazz | Bar

Situated in a hip area, SOUTH offers best-in-class new Southern fare in a swanky space. Guests are immersed in Southern charm and hospitality, and will feel like they’ve taken a journey to the South as soon as they step in the door. From the live jazz music to the contemporary, yet cozy vibe, there is something for everyone at this enchanting hot spot

Yakitori Boy and Japas

If you’re looking for a fun night out with friends, look no further than Philadelphia’s first Izakaya and upscale karaoke lounge, Yakitori Boy. Specializing in Yakitori skewers of meat, seafood and vegetables, this hot spot features Japanese tapas that will satisfy your cravings. Plus, the sleek interior and subdued lighting combine to form an atmosphere that’s authentic, intimate and perfect for some karaoke.

Team Concepts, Inc.

Team ConceptsIf you’re heading into town early and looking for a fun Philly activity, we love the rowing experience at Team Concepts, Inc. Dan Lyons, a renowned 1988 Olympic rower, and his fellow Olympian staff will guide your group through an interactive rowing experience along the famous Boathouse Row. Dan and his crew will not only walk you through the history of rowing, but also demonstrate proper techniques. Guests are invited to try rowing, and with the help of an expert crew, will traverse the waters like the pros.


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