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Welcome to the
Pen and Pencil Club!

The Pen & Pencil Club is open, so come on down to Latimer Street for a drink! The club was able to survive the pandemic shutdown thanks to the generous support of members and donors.
We have a bar code scanner to make entry easier and faster, so:


 - Visit
 - Log in
 - Click “Download membership card”
 - Save the image to your phone 
 - OR print out and put in your wallet
 - Questions? Email

Not yet a member? Sign up to apply here.

Support the P&P GoFundMe!

Location & Hours

1522 Latimer St.
Philadelphia, PA


Hours are subject to change without notice. This week's schedule:

• 6:30 p.m.  to 3 a.m. Monday – Friday 
• 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday – Sunday

Membership rates:

 • Associate membership: $40

 • Young active journalist membership: $40 (age 25 and under at time of application or renewal)

 • Active journalist membership: $60

 • Sustaining membership: An additional $60 per year that can be added to any type of membership; includes the option to book one free private event upstairs during your membership year and a P&P t-shirt (while supplies last)

We're honored to present a tribute to beloved former general manager Dan Kenney, whom we lost in 2019 after decades of service.

Artist Raphael Tiberino, the Club's current GM, has drawn a sketch paying homage to his predecessor and is offering prints for $50, with  proceeds from all sales going to the Club's general fund. 
When you order a print, you'll be honoring Danny's memory and helping the Club survive.

About the Club

The Pen & Pencil Club is one of the oldest surviving press clubs in the country. Since 1892, the P&P, as it is affectionately called, has been open daily with nearly no interruption, including during Prohibition and World War II. It is the result of the merging of several membership groups and private clubs dedicated to journalists, editors and other members of the working press.