by Miche M. on
Came here memorial weekend after a long day out in Coney Island. It was pretty packed, but 4 of us managed to squeeze onto the end of a table. People are VERY possessive about chairs, but, there seems to be a pretty quick table turnover, so a little patience and a hawkeye is required. The atmosphere is hard to beat here. Everyone is chilled and there's just a happy vibe. Exploring the boats can be fun and kinda confusing, but, I will definitely be recommending this place to people. I didn't have food, but, the coronas went down very well and at $35 for 6, decently priced. If you get sea-sick, may not be the place for you! I'll be back!
by Kim P. on
*DISCLAIMER* - This review may be inaccurate, as reviewer may have imbibed more than the recommended dosage of microbrew prior to arrival at Silk City. So, since Hubby and I are for the most part sequestered in the burbs with the West Chester Old Farts, we are by no means experts when it comes to the Philly club scene. When we muster up the energy to head into town, it's usually because we have dinner reservations at some restaurant, and by the time dinner is done (ok, dinner, cocktails, and entire bottle of wine) we head back home. This would mainly be because I'm lame. Years of suburban monotony have shriveled the fun center of my brain. Plus, the fear of getting a DUI on the long-ass drive back to nowhere is always lurking in the background. But once in a while, I harken back to my 20s and get a wild hair to shake it on the dance floor. (That was me, executing the classic 80's Wham! maneuvers) This time, I was blindly following Carrie E. to wherever she wanted to continue our par-tay. Silk City is a Philly institution, you say? I can see why. No cover, small space, great eclectic crowd. (oh, so THAT's an EMO kid!) $2 PBRs (nothing but trouble.) On Thursday night it was crowded but not packed - perfect. We didn't stay long, but I loved the vibe, the music, the friendly bartenders. We will definitely go back.