My work colleagues and I come to Noche whenever we want to have a happy hour. Noche is right in the heart of center city, and is a spacious place to hang out with a group. The only downside is that it is very loud, so it is sometimes difficult to talk. The ceilings are high though and the atmosphere is very nice. The usual bar fare.
Noche Lounge is a really great bar. There is plenty of seating and nice big bar area. The bathrooms are nice and clean, and there is even an area to play pool. The drinks are average priced and the bartenders are really nice. The dcor is very cool and the overall mood is laid back. The music is pretty loud at night, so it is hard to talk. They also serve food.
My credit card number was stolen twice at Noche. The first time was 3 years ago. A day after using my card at Noche, I had fradulent transactions posted to my account. I have not been back since -- until last week. And the same thing happened again. don't make the same mistake, or use cash only.
Cons: credit card theft - twice !
Noche is the best place on Chestnut Street for people-watching. I recommend doing this while enjoying one of their delicious pizzas or appetizers....and Tues-Thursday it's 2 Pizzas for the Price of 1 during happy hour. Fantastic Deal!! There are also $2 Drafts & $5 Pitchers during happy hour so it's one of the easiest places for your wallet. They also have live music during happy hour on Friday!!
This place has the coolest environment...it's on the second floor so you can people watch on Chestnut St. and enjoy cheap drinks and food. They have a great acoustic band on Thursday nights called Love Junk, which are definitely worth checking out. Plus $6 Jagerbombs all the time, that's enough for me!!
Pros: Great Acoustic Band
I agree with everything that jenphila said... this is a great bar all around. I usually go out in northern liberties or to graduate hospital/ south phila spots, and noche seems to play to that crowd in the rittenhouse area. It's vibe is cool and the layout, windows, lighting and crowd give it a good atmosphere without being too much of a scene. I just had friends from undergrad in town for our annual pub crawl and everyone, from artists to doctors, liked this place.
Pros: good vibe without being a scene
Noche is a perfect place if you want to get away from the overly trendy places that try too hard in the Rittenhouse area. The atmospehere is perfect for happy hour or hanging out all night with your firends. It has huge windows that make it feel wide open, a pool table and a great juke box which make it easy to stay there all night. Great if you don't want to spend $10 to get in and then another $10 on your first drink... this place never has a cover and always has something on special.
I discovered Noche through Center City Sips and now its my regular bar. I am very picky about my pizza, I usually dont eat it unless its from real italian places however Noche has the best buffalo chicken pizza I have ever tasted! I cant get enough of it, I am there all the time for the pizza and cheap beers. They also have great happy hour specials, the place is so wide open and spacious its a great place to chill after work and on weekends, I do both!
Noche is fabulous because when drinkers gets to crowded you can just walk out the door and up the stairs to a little less "intense" version of rowdy kids next door!
Pros: great music, snacks and location
Noche offers the comforts of a neighbourhood bar complimented by the sleek city style. A spacious room boasting twelve foot ceilings and a panoramic view of the city, Noche offers truly one of the sexiest yet most laid back scenes in Rittenhouse. Pool table, jukebox and imported cowhide-covered booths make this a comfortable and cozy joint to go to and enjoy yourself. They also have TV's and an incredibly cheap Happy Hour for people looking for a grown-up but fun place to go after work. The bartenders are all friendly, and the Happy Hour party options are worth investigating. We had our work Happy Hour here and it was awesome. Great food, great space, and just a good scene all around.The crowd is a bit grown up, but not enough to intimidate the low-rise jean weilding twenty-somethings with panache.
Pros: inexpensive,, great happy hour, great crowd