WEEKEND PICKS
Philly Weekend Round-Up: January 31st-February 2nd, 2014

Friday, January 31

Don't miss Thomas Gold in Philly this weekend on his New Year tour! He's stopping by Lit UltraBar on Friday so make sure you purchase your tickets here for $30 before they sell out! Doors open at 10 pm.

460 North 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19123


Enjoy the Swedish powerhouse DJ, Adam Beyer this Friday at Rumor nightclub! Opening act is Chris Costanzo. Doors open at 9 pm. purchase tickets here for $20 or grab their 9 pm-11 pm open bar deal for only $40!

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Where to Eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

It's almost Christmas, which means lots of you will be heading home for some home-cooked holiday goodness. Staying in on Christmas definitely has it's perks: everybody loves a low-key family evening. But what about those of us who'd prefer to hit the town? Well, we're in luck: a wide variety of restaurants have recently started offering Christmas meals that celebrate the holiday in top culinary form. Whether you're taking out family, friends, or just yourself, eating out on Christmas has been revolutionized: it's not just Chinese takeout anymore! Here are our top picks for places where you can enjoy yourself this Christmas.

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Weekend: Sunset Saturdays at Ph-D Rooftop Lounge

In the spirit of Oktoberfest, the upscale Ph-D rooftop lounge at the Dream Downtown hotel is hosting Sunset Saturdays: a post-brunch dance party where you can burn off the mimosas and enjoy beer and German-style snacks, including mini soft pretzels, sausages with beer mustard dip, and potato dumplings with horseradish sauce. Catch amazing skyline views as the sun sets below the city as you move to the beats provided by Dimitry Mak. Party till the sun goes down and afterwards at this hot spot--it's a great way to spend a carefree Saturday.

What: Sunset Saturdays

When: October 5th, 5:30pm-10:00pm

Where: 355 West 16th Street (16th and 9th Avenue) 21 and over.

ID required. Call in advance for table service.

DELICIOUS DEBUTS
ilili Box Opens in the Flatiron Public Plaza
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5 Sweet Rooftop Bars to Catch Fireworks

Without a doubt, New York City has one of the best fireworks displays in the country for the 4th of July. Why skip town when you can catch an amazing showing of bright lights and amazing colors? One thing about Joonbug is we sure know how to party. So we've rounded up the best spots in the city for prime firework viewing and a good bash to celebrate America's birthday.

XVI Light up your 4th of July with hints of decadence and glamour at XVI Rooftop Lounge. At sixteen stories in the air, you’ll feel as though you’re celebrating in an opulent French chateau- right in the heart of midtown. Guests can gaze out over the Hudson River while surrounded by unbelievable views of Manhattan.

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The Dream Downtown's Summer Party Line-Up

The Dream Downtown is the perfect spot to soak up all summer has to offer. With multiple venues within the hotel to throw a bash, like PH-D Rooftop, The Beach, and The Electric Room, you can decide whether you want to get some sun or get crazy in the dark. This weekend, PH-D will be throwing a special NYC Pride event that you won't want to miss. Check out the Dream's weekly and bi-weekly parties that they will be hosting all summer long and make sure to get on the list to check them out!


2nd Annual Shark Pride Special Event
@ The Beach and PH-D at Dream Downtown
June 24, 2012

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Sunset Saturdays at PH-D


Warning!

The infamous Sunset Saturdays at Dream Downtown's pool will now be taking place at PH-D Rooftop Lounge. The lounge is located on the 12th floor of the Dream Downtown and has amazing views of the city. The Lounge has hosted numerous celebs such as Solange Knowles, Christina Ricci, and Tyson Beckford and is brought to you from the creators of Tao, Marquee, Lavo, and Avenue. Signature cocktails are pricey, but equally delicious. Similar to The Standard, this venue is selective at the door (read: dress to impressss), but once you weave your way in, it is worth the wait. Don't miss these wild evenings every Saturday from 5:30-10pm. For reservations, e-mail SunsetSats@gmail.com.

CHEAP EATS
Guapos Tacos

Philadelphia has always had food trucks but it seems as though Jose Garces has raised the bar with Guapos Tacos, a roving taco truck. Hitting the streets earlier this spring, this kitchen on wheels sells modern Mexican fare to hungry people throughout the city. Based on its success, more gourmet food trucks are sure to follow.

Unlike all of Garces’ previous ventures, Guapos Tacos doesn’t have a specific home. To indulge in his creative tacos, you need to follow Guapos Tacos on Twitter (@GuaposTacos). Keep an eye on the feed and then head out to the sidewalk and line up to place your order.

RESTAURANT 101
Green is the Theme at Fare

The Art Museum area of the city is one of those hidden gems that most Philly folk ignore. Fare, an organic themed restaurant and wine bar, will be changing that. That means you better make your way over there before the buzz gets any louder.

Located on Fairmount between 20th and 21st Streets, this chic eatery opened earlier this spring. On one side there is an inviting contemporary bar and on the other, a collection of tables with cozy, plush seating. In the warmer months, outside dining is also available.