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June 2, 2008

South Street vs. Fells Point

The more time I spend in Philly, the more I think South Street resembles Fells Point (pictured).

Both neighborhoods have thrift stores, cool restaurant/bars and lots of live music. And neither are brand new or squeaky clean -- which I like.

Of course, South Street is kind of a long, thin strip and Fells Point is more clustered around the square.

But still, I think the two have a lot in common.

(Photo by Glenn Fawcett/Sun Photographer) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:06 PM | | Comments (10)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Very astute. I agree. But that means Fells Point needs some steak sandwiches, STAT.

Can you change your name to Sam Sesummer (rhymes with "yes plumber") until September?

Astute, eh? I don't know what that means but it sounds like you're with me, Mary, and I like that. Jim! Bring your delicious steak whizzes to Charm City!

South Street is pretty fun, but you don't get the crazies like Fell's does.

Fells needs a good live music venue like Theatre of the Living Arts- and more parking!

South Street is great. I went there with friends, we had a great time and the drinks were very affordable.
Wait, it's not a local bar is it? Sorry....I only plug local bars disguised as "comments"

LOL, Drew, looks like you need to spend a week 'wid da southies' I guarantee you will see crazy...

Drew & SS2,

Crazies are an equal opportunity demograghic, you need the heighted awareness minus the cellphone.

I wonder how these locales compare to Greenwich Village or SoHo?

SS2 I absolutely agree. The South Street crazies exist and are in no risk of extinction.

Sam, I made it to Philly for the first time in 2000, and of course, hit up South Street. My first thoughts of the city were, this is a big Baltimore. Then I hit South Street for a wild 8-hour bar-crawl and had to keep reminding myself that I was not home in Fells.

i hate resurrecting old posts, but this is a good one for a question i've got. me and the little woman are finally moving into the city, hopefully to Fells Point *fingers crossed*. i've been out at the bars enough times to know where to drink (Ledbetters, Max's) but I'm not really aware of anything else besides the bar scene. Any suggestions for restaurants/shops/places to do things? Thanks!

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