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Old 10-07-2019, 02:00 PM
 
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Originally Posted by MarketStEl View Post
In terms of liveliness, none of them are sleepy, but I would rank them, from most happening to somewhat happening:

Manayunk
Fishtown
East Passyunk Avenue

Manayunk gets the Main Line college-student crowd, which makes its bar scene distinctive from any other in the city. Fishtown is probably the most hipsterish of the four (including Old City), and East Passyunk Avenue the most neighborhoody, which says something about its neighborhood.

You'll find a more grownup bar scene in Chestnut Hill, of all places.
This is great advice. As someone who bar-hops occasionally (not as much as I used to compared to when I was a single college student last year), I could easily have a fun night in each of those areas. I'd also recommend Baltimore Avenue in West Philly and Fairmount Avenue in Francisville/Fairmount, but each of their bar scenes are a tad more subdued than the aforementioned.

Temple's campus--especially at Draught Horse and Maxi's--is also great spot for bar-hopping, assuming you don't mind being among students.
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