About Vesper

223 South Sydenham Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Conveniently Located a Block and a Half From the Corner of Walnut and Broad Street

Founded over a century ago, the Vesper Club has been a staple in the Philadelphia social scene.

In 1941, the Vesper Club moved to an intimate two-story Sydenham Street hideaway serving as a private dining club for politicians, mobsters, and business professionals.

The Vesper Club was frequented by Mayor Frank Rizzo, mob boss Angelo Bruno, GOP boss Billy Meehan, former Eagles owner Leonard Tose and DJ Jerry Blavat. The Vesper Club was a social club for the rich and famous of Philadelphia. More business deals were closed in Vesper than anywhere else in the state.

Over the past few decades, a number of old-line private clubs have closed down; notably the Downtown Club, the Alpha Club, the Locust Club, the Engineers Club, and the Commerce Club.

In 2012, the Vesper Club moved across Sydenham Street to what is now the Racquet Club. The building was in dire disrepair and the old Vesper Club was fully modernized while maintaining its old world charm.

In 2017, the new owners set out to realize a new vision for the Vesper Club reincarnating it as Vesper Sporting Club. The first of its kind in Philadelphia, Vesper Sporting Club features 4k mega screens throughout the dining room showcasing sports like never before.

Experience the rich history of Vesper Sporting Club, where the party is as exciting as the game.

Experience Vesper


Hours of Operation

Summer Hours

Day Hours
Monday 5pm – 12am
Tuesday 5pm – 12am
Wednesday 5pm – 12am
Thursday 5pm – 2am
Friday 5pm – 2am
Saturday 11am – 2am
Sunday 11am – 12am

Happy Hour

Kitchen Closes at 11pm

Day Hours
Monday 5pm – Close
Tuesday 5pm – Close
Wednesday 5pm – Close
Thursday 5pm – Close
Friday 5pm – Close
Saturday N/A
Sunday N/A

Monday – Sunday: 5pm – 11pm


Monday – Friday: 5pm – Close

Day Party

Saturday & Sunday : 11am – 7pm


Fridays & Saturdays : 10pm – 2am

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