Team-Building Activities in Philadelphia

June 29, 2023

Whether you’re in town for a convention, business trip, or group tour, Philadelphia has the best options for team-building activities. Explore the city’s diverse range of activities by engaging in interactive workshops or playing a friendly round of group games. These team-building activities in Philadelphia are bound to bring your group together and create lasting memories. Our destination planning guide will connect you and your team with resources to plan your next event—and after hours offsites and receptions.


Playing games brings out a little competition and lots of laughs that will surely connect your group. Whether they’re swinging an axe or a golf club, these activities will allow your team to unwind and bond with one another.

Unleash your inner lumberjack at Kick Axe Throwing Philadelphia. The rustic lodge-like atmosphere will instantly transport your group from the bustling city to cabin life. Book a single range or the entire location as you take turns throwing axes. Kick Axe team members are there to help rally your group for axe-throwing games. Catering options include an a la carte menu featuring Philadelphia staples like roast pork or cheesesteak sliders.

Host your corporate event or team-building activity at SPIN Philadelphia, the original ping pong social club. The venue offers a main lounge with 16 ping pong tables, a private room with a dedicated bar, and audio and video options. Ping pong pros can also lead your team in competitions, tournaments, or just social play. For food, SPIN serves both buffet and bar options.

An industrial interior space with brick walls, dark wood floors, and ping-pong tables.

Photo courtesy of SPIN Philadelphia.

You don’t have to be a serious golfer to enjoy the links at Five Iron Golf. Inside, projection screens simulate golf courses and ranges for amateur golfers to take aim. Their flexible rental space offers a full-service bar, locally crafted food menus, and table games like ping pong and shuffleboard. In Philadelphia, Five Iron Golf has locations in both Rittenhouse Square and Fishtown, so no matter where your group stays, your outing is accessible.


Bowling is a tried-and-true group-boding activity, and Philadelphia has great options across all its neighborhoods.

In the heart of Center City is Lucky Strike Philadelphia, where your team can bowl a couple of frames while enjoying fresh bar bites. With multiple floors of bowling lanes, Lucky Strike can accommodate groups of any size. In addition to the framed fun, Lucky Strike also offers full catering and bar packages, including custom cocktails and mocktails.

In Northern Liberties, Brooklyn Bowl offers rentable space for groups of any size, from one lane to the entire building. The bowling lounge has two fully stocked bars, food by Blue Ribbon, and a full concert sound and lighting set up.

Or head down to South Bowl in South Philadelphia to experience a true Philadelphia outing. South Bowl differentiates itself from other alleys with “The Yard,” an outdoor experience with batting cages, bocce courts, shuffleboard, horseshoes, and arcade games. For larger events, you can add a caricature artist, photo booth, DJ, and more to give your group a special evening.

Bright purple lights shine down on bowling lanes and bowling balls in an open space
South Bowl. Photo courtesy of South Bowl.

Classes and workshops

Since 1974, The Clay Studio has been a space for ceramicists to work and broaden the medium as a contemporary art form. The studio offers multiple spaces for hosting events, including a rooftop with stellar views of the Philadelphia skyline. Groups can gather for pottery-making workshops, using their hands or wheels to make projects from mugs to abstract sculptures. Instruction, materials, supplies, firings, and packaging are included in every workshop.

People are shown mingling on a rooftop. The walls surrounding them are painted a bright orange. Through the open windows, there are stunning views of the Philadelphia skyline.

The Clay Studio has a rooftop that offers stunning views of the Philadelphia skyline. Photo by J. Ryan for the PHLCVB.

Or create culinary art at La Cucina at the Market, which offers custom group cooking classes. Various class options include homemade pasta, make-and-take Italian desserts, and mixology labs. Your team can even customize the event and menu around your evening’s objectives.

Unique activities

Blocks away from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, City Winery offers wine experiences for groups of all sizes. Teams can engage in collaborative winemaking, participating in every step of the process. During the wine blending session, you’ll crush grapes, craft a personalized blend, and create your private label. Or set up a winery tour and tasting, where groups can sample and evaluate City Winery’s bottles.

Celebrate a successful trip with the Japanese tradition of stress relief: karaoke. Yakitori Boy has room for every event, from corporate gatherings to birthday parties. For rent, they offer a dining area that accommodates up to 75 guests, perfect for sit-down dinner parties, and a karaoke lounge for up to 100 guests. Sing the night away with coworkers, acquaintances, and new friends.

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