Latchkey celebrates anniversary with tunes and treats

Max Mester

If you haven’t made it out to Latchkey, the vintage and vinyl boasting East Passyunk hotspot, this weekend holds the perfect opportunity to check it out.

On Saturday, June 10, from noon to 6 p.m., Latchkey is throwing their First Anniversary Karaoke Blowout, which will be packed full of refreshments (from Otto Distilling Co. starting at 3 p.m.), games, prizes and the main event of karaoke, hosted by DJ Pat Pharari. 

Those who pipe out the best performances also will have a chance to win $20 Latchkey gift cards. 

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Then, Philadelphians are also invited to join in on an afterparty celebration called the “Afterparty Like It’s 1999.” The ticketed 90s-themed bash will kick off at 7 p.m. and run until 10 p.m. and will feature more karaoke, burlesque and drag performances, a best-dressed contest, complimentary cocktails and light bites, and other surprises.

Attendees are advised to arrive slightly early for the later event and are encouraged to wear 90’s-themed attire because one Philadelphian will be named “Best Dressed” and will win a free vinyl record of their choosing from Latchkey’s inventory. 

Additionally, Latchkey will also provide an open self-serve bar during this time stocked with a variety of beer courtesy of Philadelphia’s first custom craft brewery My Local Brew Works, wine, craft cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages, including the night’s signature cocktail the Mazzy Star, made with Manatawny Still Works vodka and lavender lemonade. A bevy of hors d’oeuvres will be available for snacking as well, a release states.

Tickets to Afterparty Like It’s 1999 are $30 each.

Latchkey was established as a love letter to the ‘80s and ‘90s by local media producer-turned-entrepreneur Marc Faletti, the release also states. The venue boasts an extensive selection of essential vinyl records, vintage jewelry, official band tees, and other “fun stuff” spanning collectibles, games, graphic novels, VHS tapes, and other items.

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“Latchkey started from a place of passion,” said Faletti in a statement. “I wanted to build a business that connects people to the pop culture that transformed our lives, that reconnects us to the powerful feelings they inspired in us. We’ve come a long way since launch; my team is so knowledgeable and passionate, and the community has been so receptive and welcoming. That’s why we wanted to do a karaoke blowout, so that community could take center stage as the real stars of this whole adventure.”

To learn more about Latchkey (1502 E Passyunk Ave.,) and their anniversary blow out celebration on June 10, visit