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Philadelphia Thread • Page 14

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by screamoutmyname, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. Ken

    Entrusted Supporter

    Awesome, thanks. I will be on the lookout for it!
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  2. ChrisCantWrite

    A1R FORCE ONE Supporter

    All these good beer joints and yet my wife still wants to go to city tap house. Ugh.
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  3. spiffa0


    Any gin drinkers in here? Blue Coat by Philadelphia distilling is my absolute favorite
  4. Brenden

    Trusted Prestigious

    I'm going to be flying into Philly tomorrow afternoon for business south of the city. I have an afternoon to kill as my meeting is on Thursday. Anyone got any suggestions of places I could visit that are quick and cheap. Or any cool record stores worth checking out.
  5. Chuck!

    It's chaos; be kind.

    Are you staying someplace in the city or just looking to hang out anywhere?
  6. Malatesta

    i may get better but we won't ever get well Prestigious

    saw Runaway Brother, Yikes, and Sleepwalking in some basement with a bunch of socialist flags on the wall it was pretty great
  7. Brenden

    Trusted Prestigious

    Not in the city. Just don't have to be anywhere until the next morning and I get in early afternoon.
  8. Chuck!

    It's chaos; be kind.

    Maybe go check out the stuff going on at Spruce Street Harbor. It's near Old City, where there are numerous bars and restaurants to consider. South Street is relatively close to there, where you'll find Repo Records, which is among the better record shops in the city. Other good record stores are Long In The Tooth (Center City) and Sit and Spin (near the Italian Market). The latter shop focuses on punk and metal.

    The fastest/easiest food suggestion is to just walk around Reading Terminal Market in Center City.
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  9. Tom Jun 28, 2017
    (Last edited: Jun 28, 2017)

    It's way too late, or much too early Prestigious

    +1 I recommend all of this. Repo is my favorite in the city.

    If you go to Reading Terminal, I highly suggest a Roast Pork sandwich from DiNic's. Provolone, Broccoli Raub. It's a classic.
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  10. Cody

    https://cavelightmpls.bandcamp.com/ Prestigious

    Hi! We are rerouting our tour and spending a second night in philly bc we think we wanna maybe move there. Anyone know a spot where two small bands from Minnesota could land a show if they locked down local support?

    We got night one (10/26 @ a house venue fka the Belmont institute for audio research), but wanna find a second spot for the 27th
  11. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    I feel like Cwhit would answer that but he’s banned
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  12. sophos34

    Prestigious Prestigious

    i can ask around
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  13. Cody

    https://cavelightmpls.bandcamp.com/ Prestigious

    Rock on, we’re hoping we can land everybody hits but we aren’t picky
  14. SEANoftheDEAD


    Kung Fu Necktie, Bourbon and Branch, and the Barbary are all smaller venues that put on shows for local and out of town bands.
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  15. SamLevi11

    Trusted Prestigious

    He's banned?
  16. SamLevi11

    Trusted Prestigious

    Also I'm gonna be in Philly for a few days next year after going NYC and before flying back to London.

    Anyone got an recommendations of stuff to do or places to avoid?

    Did some VERY QUICK research and so far I have Spruce Street Harbor Park, Independence Hall/Liberty Bell/National Constitution Center, Museum of Art, Magic Gardens and Logan Circle.
  17. SEANoftheDEAD


    What kind of stuff are you into? History? Food? Bars? Sports? Beer? Touristy things?
  18. SamLevi11

    Trusted Prestigious

    We both like tourist and food things. Neither of us like beer aha, I'm more a cider/spirits guy!

    I like sports but probably don't like US sports enough to catch a game unfortunately! I'm pretty into history though.
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  19. SEANoftheDEAD


    Lol no worries!

    History – def check out City Hall (it’s a must see). Liberty Bell and Independence Hall are both great sites for tourists. If you’re into Edgar Allen Poe, his house is a pretty cool visit too. Eastern State Penitentiary does tours of the prison that are awesome, especially in October. They do both historical type tours as well as ghost tours.

    They also do a history bus tour that takes you around the city and shows you a bunch of awesome sites.

    Food – Obviously Philly’s known to be a cheesesteak town, so if you’ve never had one, dive in. Everyone has their opinion on who’s the best and will tell you to skip Pat’s and Geno’s. I can give recs if you want or just Google it. I’d head to John’s and get a roast pork with broccoli rabe though. Soooo good. Hit up Reading Terminal too. Cool farmer’s market type place with a shit ton of great food options. Check out Fishtown and Northern Liberty neighborhoods. Both are booming right now and there’s a ton of great restaurants in both.
  20. SamLevi11

    Trusted Prestigious

    I was looking at the ESP but didn't know if it was worth it, but I think I'll have a look now, it sounds fun! City Hall looks cool too so we'll def swing by.

    In terms of food, we are both veggie so sadly no cheesesteaks for us aha. Will we still find it easy to eat out or is it a big meat eaters city?
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  21. SEANoftheDEAD


    ESP is a ton of fun.

    It's definitely a huge meat eater's city. But there has been a ton of veggie restaurants popping up the past couple of years. I've only been to one - V Street in Rittenhouse Square. It's a Korean restaurant and it was amazing.
  22. ghostxvapor

    I will carry the weight

    Tons of veg options. Blackbird, goldie, wiz kid, Charlie was a sinner, hip city veg
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  23. sophos34

    Prestigious Prestigious

    places to avoid? north Philly lol
  24. SamLevi11

    Trusted Prestigious

    We intend to spend basically all of our time in the centre and a bit of exploring the South I think. I'm guessing the north is rough?
  25. sophos34

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    there’s an area that’s actually kind of big that’s just a giant open air drug market lol
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