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  • 915 Spring Garden Street Studios

    Massive workspace for local artists

    A five-story, 75,000-square-foot complex hosting more than 100 artists in individual workspaces.

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  • Armory East Skate Shop

    Fix up and hit the streets

    Where once stood Hershey’s first candy store and a former gun shop now lies a popular new hangout for city skaters.

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  • Asian Arts Initiative

    Community center for Chinatown creatives

    A community-based arts center and the cultural heart of Chinatown, the Asian Arts Initiative promotes dialogue about the Asian-American experience. In addition to a full calendar of events, the Asian Arts Initiative’s Social Practice Lab (seven artists in residence) fosters relationships with and creates public art projects for the community.

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  • Bufad Pizza

    Pizza that will light up your tastebuds

    Outside Bufad Pizza in Callowhill.

    When you’re looking to nail a pizza craving to the wall, Nothing in the vicinity even comes close to Bufad’s crispy, crackly Neapolitan pies or scissor-snipped Roman slices.

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  • Café Lift

    Go-to brunch spot in Callowhill

    One of the earliest eateries to capitalize on Callowhill’s boom, Café Lift is an urbane brunch and lunch spot in an airy post-industrial space.

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  • Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

    The house where Poe wrote and published some of his greatest tales

    Edgar Allan Poe House

    Poe (1809-1849), one of America’s most original writers, lived in this red brick home with his wife, Virginia, and his mother-in-law, Maria Clemm, for about a year.

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  • Electric Factory

    Supplying live music to Philadelphia for decades

    The two-decades-old Electric Factory occupies an actual former electric factory.

    One of the larger venues in Philadelphia, the Electric Factory draws national acts that attract crowds to the 2,600-person-capacity room. Standing room at stage level is typically all-ages, while a balcony with unbeatable views and a full bar accommodates the 21-plus crowd.

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  • German Society

    Grab your stein and party

    The cultural center for all things Teutonic in Philly, the German Society hosts an ever-evolving variety of parties and happenings, including Bundesliga soccer broadcasts and the annual stein-clinking Bierfest.

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  • Grizzly Grizzly

    Community art innovators

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

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  • Hiding Place

    Secret home of obscure treasures

    Tucked into a multi-gallery building on the 11th Street strip, Hiding Place specializes in the kind of offbeat vinyl and books that inspire artists.

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  • Hive76


    “Make things awesome, make awesome things” is the Mantra at this Callowhill “hackspace,” where talented tech-heads create and collaborate.

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  • Jose’s Tacos

    Affordable and delicious Mexican cuisine

    A down-home corner taqueria with a bare-bones ambiance, Jose’s does a brisk lunchtime and pre-concert business.

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  • Khmer Art Gallery

    Discover the art of Cambodia

    The first Cambodian art gallery in the city, Khmer displays and sells contemporary art that draws from traditional practices. The collection includes painting, sculpture, textiles, pottery and more.

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  • Llama Tooth

    Eclectic home for comforting foods

    The mural-clad outdoor patio and huge menu of bottled microbrews at eclectic bistro Llama Tooth caters to the pre-club crowds, while the unpretentious kitchen (barbecue pork mac and cheese, turkey meatloaf and veggie burgers) has an everyman appeal.

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  • Marginal Utility

    Canvas the local art scene

    Showcasing locally and internationally recognized emerging and established artists, Marginal Utility is located in the same building that houses Vox Populi, Tiger Strikes Asteroid and Grizzly Grizzly. A similarly fresh, contemporary aesthetic is at play here, too, with works on canvas, paper and new media.

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  • Mio Culture

    Cool and contemporary home decor

    The emphasis at this housewares shop is on sustainable, green design.

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  • Morihata International

    Get inspired with Japanese design

    Morihata aims to spread clean, functional Japanese design aesthetics across the States, using Callowhill as its home base and inspiration.

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  • PhilaMOCA

    Arts after death

    The Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art is a gallery space and performance venue located in a former showroom for mausoleums and tombstones.

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  • 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.

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  • Sazon

    Hearty Venezuelan dishes for all appetites

    Venezuelan cuisine comes alive at this homey bring-your-own-bottle (BYO) spot.

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  • 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.

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  • The Starlight Ballroom

    Dance the night away

    A former roller rink, the down-and-dirty Starlight hosts DJs, dance parties and largescale events.

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  • The Trestle Inn

    Dive under the tracks

    This updated go-go bar under the Reading Railroad tracks has an undeniable hipster appeal.

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  • Tiger Strikes Asteroid

    Fast growing Callowhill art space

    In a few short years, this edgy artist-run space with a distinctly urban vibe has made its mark on the local art scene (there’s also a branch in New York). Work on view represents both local and national artists.

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  • Underground Arts

    Great things are happening below ground

    Drawing on the nascent arts community taking root in the neighborhood, architect Gary Reuben established this “incubator” for new ideas and concepts.

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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.

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  • Voltage Cafe

    Plug in for a good time

    Come for the pub grub and cheap drinks, stay for the funky hookahs and live entertainment.

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  • 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.

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