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Crowds gather for a live show at Union Transfer in Callowhill. Credit: M. Kennedy for GPTMC


The art-heavy neighborhood of Callowhill is in its prime on the First Friday of every month. But no matter the day, the burgeoning restaurant, bar and live music scene in the city’s “Loft District” is worthy of exploration.

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Union Transfer

Incredible space for alternative sounds


The city’s newest major concert hall distinguishes itself with excellent sound and light quality, along with a stellar selection of microbrews at the three full bars and tasty vegan fare. The lineup of all-ages shows, booked by R5 Productions, includes indie, hip-hop, punk and dance acts.

1026 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 232-2100

Grizzly Grizzly

Community art innovators


This small exhibition space is run by practicing artists who curate an engaging series of exhibitions and alternative events.

319 N. 11th Street, 2nd floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Prohibition Taproom

The neighborhood eat-easy


The owners of Café Lift branched out into the gastropub scene with their rehabbed taproom, outfitted with retro-funky black leather barstools, filament bulb lighting fixtures and a killer jukebox.

501 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 238-1818

Vox Populi

Callowhill’s long-running supporter of local arts


A collectively run gallery founded in 1988, Vox Populi comprises a rotating membership of artists of multiple genres, representing the challenging and experimental edge of contemporary art. The Callowhill space hosts monthly exhibitions, gallery talks, performances, lectures and other programming.

319 N. 11th Street, 3rd floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 238-1236

The Institute

Neighborhood bar 101


The main subject matter this institute studies is beer, and a 16-tap draft list offers a wide-ranging selection.

549 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(267) 318-7772



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