by Kiristen R. on
I love Rouge. Why? 1. good vibe 2. nice, fun, personable bartenders. Adam is my fave and he knows my drink! 3. happy hour is like from opening to 10pm. Craziness! $3 margaritas? $3 beer on tap or is $2? $10 pitchers of beer - all day long! 4. lots of tvs! and they are always playing my game. 5. Pescado burritos from Nick's at the same place. I don't go there to club. I go to watch games and get my daytime drinking in. I can spend my entire day there. Love Rouge!!!
by Jeff B. on
Note: This is a "cut & paste" review from Pat's...Why? They're the damn same and they're both a horrible misrepresentation of what a true cheesesteak is today. Really look at the average Local Rating : About 2 stars. Heed local reviews! Review: 2 things define a steak...Bread & Steak. Steak here is good but their bread is just ho hum, if not sort of bad... Do not come here if: You want a GREAT Philly Cheesesteak (Tourists note, a Philly Cheesesteak Hoagie is a totally different entity w/ let, tom & on) You want polite service. You hate scenes or lines. Come Here For: An iconically touristy Philly experience. This locale is in South Philly, can be (was) dangerous about a block or two away and shares with Pat's a mini times square grid interruption. You're drunk, you just got out of Delilah's and need a steak. It's open 24/7. Tips: It is not "Un Philly" to order anything other than Wiz With (I pronounce my "H"'s damn it. I also say "you guys". I'm talking to yous). Do whatever the hell you want, it's your sandwich. Most Philadelphians (Suburbs Included) will go with American Cheese not Wiz. Go here late night. Geno's neon is a sight to be seen, there's just a good enough roughness to the crowd that makes it betterer. Annoy the guy at the counter a little by saying "I'll have a Cheesesteak w/ American Cheese" instead of "American Wit(h)". Add a "please" and a "thank you" in for good measure too.
by Monroe Elland on
Everything hinges upon what night you find yourself at the phoenix. Thursday night drum n bass is a long standing tradition and I think their best night. The crowd is generally small, but friendly and loyal. You can see a lot of the same people here week after week and it makes the bar seem familiar and safe. Saturday 80's night was my favorite haunt maybe two years ago. It wasn't too crowded, the music was on point, and a few dollars for cover. Now it's always packed, the people have that fratboy night out feeling, the bartenders and bouncers seem generally disgruntled, and the DJ has sold his soul for the Best Hits of the 90's and Today. I say pass. Their events are usually pretty good, and sometimes they can still manage to bring in a good dj, but otherwise there are usually better places to dance or play within easy walking distance. Mediocre.