The diversity of subcultures and people in Philadelphia gives the city its edge. Some hotspots are low-key but ever-popular dive bars; others are bouncing nightclubs; and some are ultra-cool music venues featuring the next rising star. There is a wide range of hip bars in Center City. Those on or near Rittenhouse Square tend to be swanky -- places to sip a martini and watch Philadelphia's power couples. Wine bars, gay clubs, and music venues speckle the streets east of Broad. And of course you'll find dive bars tucked into small streets throughout the city. Some of the hippest and edgiest bars are in neighborhoods where the housing prices haven't yet reached their peak; these neighborhoods include South Philadelphia (along Grays Ferry Avenue on the western side of Center City and Passyunk Avenue on the eastern side) and West Philadelphia.
613 South 4th Street
Between South and Bainbridge sts
Intimate hip-hop/techno nightclub... read more
600 Spring Garden Street
At 6th St