I stopped by Philly Saturday night to visit some friends, who took me to a bar called North Third (for short, N3RD).
It's a really cool place (here's a link to their lovely Web site, from which I cribbed this awesome rotating pic). With its artsy, eccentric decor, N3RD had the trappings of a hipster joint -- but without the snobby attitude. The night I was there, hipsters and yuppies co-existed in peace.
As a nightlife critic, I always grapple with where to draw the line between work and fun. In this case, I wasn't paying as much attention as I normally would to properly review a place. But I didn't care -- I wasn't on the clock.
We also ordered a big bowl of their fries, which came with ketchup and a side of some other spicy sauce I didn't recognize. Good stuff, though.
If you're ever in Philly, definitely check this place out. It's got charm, character, and plenty of substance too.