NewsSeptember 9, 2013 at 2:38 pm

We Can’t Tell You What to Do, But Easy Social Can

easysocialIn case you needed yet another Penn events webthing slash aggregator, check out EasySocial. But don’t close this tab just yet, because we want to know, seriously, is EasySocial any different from the rest? Well it turns out: somewhat!

ES—can we call it that?—catalogs not only your standard on-campus goings-on, but also those sometimes elusive bar specials and off-campus parties. Plus, it lets you post your very own events. If you’re still reading (god bless), here’s a bonus info nugget for ya: it was made by two Penn senior guys and honestly, who knows parties better, right?

So when it comes down to it, you’ve now got events@penn, TheRedCup, and EasySocial all at your disposal. Happy HapPENNings!

NewsSeptember 27, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Philly Ranked America’s 24th Best City

By last count, we’re a little obsessed with numbers: Why did the phone number she gave me last night only have 6 digits? How many dining dollars does Hillel charge? How many sheets of toilet paper does my Rodin roommate use per bathroom visit? (See below to check your answers**).

So we’re a little confused at why we stand in at #24 in our latest ranking. According to Bloomberg Businessweek’s list of America’s Best Cities, Philly–despite being Pennsylvania’s unhealthiest county–is sorta desirable to live in. Apparently, the folks doing the ranking didn’t pay more attention to our nightlife and shopping hotspots.

Upset about our latest slump in the rankings? Grab some comfort food and drink away your sorrows in one of the city’s 3,821 restaurants and 400 bars.

**She thought I asked for her license plate; 2; depends how recently the toilet’s been cleaned.

FeaturesMay 4, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Cinco De Mayo Specials Tomorrow

Even after browsing the Wiki page, we’re still not exactly sure what tomorrow celebrates, but nevertheless, we’re not ones to miss a party. Nor a fiesta, for that matter.

For those of you done with finals or tryna ignore ‘em like a random Fling hookup sitting next to the only available 5th floor carrel, here’s a roundup of some of the nearby Cinco de Drinko specials:

Copabanana: specials all day until midnight
$5 Mexico City: a shot of Cuervo Silver & a Tecate beer; $5 traditional margs and $6 Cuervo Silver margs; 2 Coronas for $5; and Mexican food specials  Read the rest of this entry »

What's HapPENNingApril 11, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Your Handy Dandy Fling Guide

Ah, the last few hours of class have finally wrapped up, which means you’re anxious for Fling to begin! Below, UTB provides you with a breakdown of this weekend’s activities. This is obviously by no means a complete list, but rather a sampling of what Fling has to offer. (In other words, we’re not tryna rain on anyone’s unregistered parade.)

Shall we? Yes, please! >>>>

NewsFebruary 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm

–> This Crave Sign Looks Ridiculous

If sign-age aesthetics said anything about venue quality, then Crave would be joining MarBar in 40th and Walnut bar heaven sooner than you can say “Dinner and a movie, please.” But despite the 6th-grade-girl doodles on their sign (and seriously, who makes “a”s like that anymore?), the local PA brews do actually make this seem like an enticing stop for those looking to mix up their bar scene a bit.

NewsJanuary 26, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Philly Liquor Laws May Enter The 21st Century

What they say must be true: when one door closes another door opens—for an extra hour, at least. Councilwoman Blondell Brown is introducing a bill that would allow Philadelphia bars to remain open until 3 a.m. State Rep Vanessa Brown is expected to introduce the same bill in the State House to wrest authority out of the grubby hands of the PLCB and give Philly the power to decide bars’ operating hours. The additional hour is projected to raise an extra $5 million annually, which would go toward funding the city’s educational system. Now, who said partying gets in the way of school?

NewsJuly 1, 2011 at 4:43 pm


Design School professor Ali Rahim and student Virgina Melnyk (along with designer Tiffany Dahlen), created this nightclub-sushi bar-sake bar-music lounge-etc.-etc.-etc. in Tokyo’s Harajuku neighborhood. WebUrbanist explains that the design is meant to give the place, named Urban Interiorites, a “feel of ‘salivation’,” and goes on to detail the club’s “organic glamour.” We’ll call it “the daydream of the love child of Willy Wonka and Lady Gaga who was dropped on its head as a baby.” (Shush, it’s a compliment.) Shame that it’s so far away, because we’d love to see it in person!

Summer: PhillyJune 1, 2011 at 9:48 am

Get Your Sip(s) On

Philadelphia summer can finally begin: today marks the triumphant return of Center City Sips! Every Wednesday through August 31, 83 bars will be offering $4 cocktails, $3 wines, $2 beers, and half-priced appetizers from 5-7 P.M., and some will offer 15% discounts for diners staying past 7 P.M. In celebration of the Center City District’s 20th birthday (happy birthday! — wait, huh?), a different bar every Wednesday will be giving away prizes (find out which ones by following the Center City Sips Twitter). Discounted booze! Free stuff! Things just keep getting better. So whether you’re working the 9-5 grind downtown or simply looking to add some spice to your hump day, take advantage of this awesome deal to explore new hotspots and become a connoisseur of the city’s swankiest watering holes.

Stay tuned each week for our own suggestions on how to make the most of your Sipsperience!

NewsAugust 25, 2010 at 1:38 am

Smoke’s Is The Fourth-Best College Bar In America

We may have lost some other fourth-place contest, but we win where it really counts according to this countdown. Smoke’s had a very respectable showing in the Top 50 College Bars in America at number four.

The site justifies the ranking with the “Dog Day” afternoon special ($1 hot dogs and $2 draughts), but um, hello? No mention of Kweder?

Campusand  CityJune 3, 2010 at 10:00 am

Phil ‘Er Up! Philly Beer Week 2010

Philadelphia is apparently “America’s Best Beer-Drinking City.” Though this makes us wonder about the criteria, as well as what America’s Worst Beer-Drinking City is, Philly will live up to its potentially arbitrary name from June 4-13 with the annual Philly Beer Week. This event, the largest of its kind, will celebrate beer culture with all sorts of revelry across the city, ranging from free tastings of local brews to prix-fixe menus of the classic beer-food combination to community-friendly outdoor parties and festivities.

There’s so much going on, in fact, that you might find yourself a bit overwhelmed trying to figure out what beer-centric activities are right for you. But fret not! You can manage it all with the wonders of technology and “My Philly Beer Week,” a fun organizational tool that helps you itemize and prioritize all the ways for you to drink beer.

And if you’ve already started drinking and even this seems to be too complicated, we’re here to take care of you – find a list of all the Beer Week events in West Philly after the jump.

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