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What You Get When You Decide to Live in The Eraserhood

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Remember that kind of neat one-bedroom condo at 449 North 13th Street that was being listed for $500K? It's still on the market. And incidentally, you can also test-drive the place on AirBnb. All the options. But whether you'd want to buy/rent a glass-encased loft on North 13th is almost besides the point. Because the price alone is indication enough that Eraserhood is trying to happen. Whether we like it or not.

But any of the regulars and owners of the neighborhood haunts detailed in the map below will tell you: this neighborhood is a lot more than the promise of new condo buildings and an elevated rail park. It's hole-in-the wall taco joints, cutting-edge music venues, and 100 year-old watering holes, that really don't give a crap what you call the 'hood, just as long as you tip well and leave the place as you found it.



· Curbed Philly's Eraserhood Coverage [Curbed]
· Neighborhood guide: spending time in the Eraserhood [Philly.com]

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1. The Trestle Inn

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339 North 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Whiskey and go-go. This old friend has been around for over 100 years.

2. Prohibition Taproom

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501 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Ah, that red neon beacon of light. This gastropub serves a wide variety of delicious pub food. And all the craft beers. Of course.

3. Union Transfer

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1026 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

We'd be remiss not to mention Union Transfer, which really doesn't care whether you call it the Eraserhood or not. Actually, it would probably prefer you didn't. Just a guess.

4. Sazon

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941 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

This Venezuelan restaurant has a wide variety of decadent treats like truffles and hot cacaos that are created by chocolate alchemist Robert F. Campell. If chocolate isn’t your thing, the restaurant has great savory great dishes, such as empanadas, corn patties, and cultural dinners. NOTE: Cash only.

5. The Institute

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549 North 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

The Institute is your weeknight institution. Also - one major annual event you don't want to miss is the Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin Festival – a pumpkin beer festival featuring over 100 beers. Didn't think that was even possible, did you.

6. W/N W/N

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931 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

This coffee/cocktail bar is something new, and refreshingly different. You can expect local food and beverages – the smell of Elixr and ReAnimator coffee beans fill the space. There’s a humble but delicious menu of drinks, including beer on tap. Their small, rotating menu is meant to keep the shop’s waste to a minimum – the name actually stands for “waste not, want not.”

7. Jose's Tacos

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469 North 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

This hidden taco joint (located behind Union Transfer) is the ultimate source for authentic Mexican food.

8. Café Lift

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428 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

The byline is: Brunch. All Day. Everyday. Need we say more?

9. Vice Coffee Versa Tattoos

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1031 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

It's like one of those jokes: what do you get when you combine a tattoo shop, a bookstore, and a coffee spot? Vice Coffee. That's what you get.

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1. The Trestle Inn

339 North 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Whiskey and go-go. This old friend has been around for over 100 years.

339 North 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

2. Prohibition Taproom

501 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Ah, that red neon beacon of light. This gastropub serves a wide variety of delicious pub food. And all the craft beers. Of course.

501 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

3. Union Transfer

1026 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

We'd be remiss not to mention Union Transfer, which really doesn't care whether you call it the Eraserhood or not. Actually, it would probably prefer you didn't. Just a guess.

1026 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

4. Sazon

941 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

This Venezuelan restaurant has a wide variety of decadent treats like truffles and hot cacaos that are created by chocolate alchemist Robert F. Campell. If chocolate isn’t your thing, the restaurant has great savory great dishes, such as empanadas, corn patties, and cultural dinners. NOTE: Cash only.

941 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

5. The Institute

549 North 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

The Institute is your weeknight institution. Also - one major annual event you don't want to miss is the Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin Festival – a pumpkin beer festival featuring over 100 beers. Didn't think that was even possible, did you.

549 North 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

6. W/N W/N

931 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

This coffee/cocktail bar is something new, and refreshingly different. You can expect local food and beverages – the smell of Elixr and ReAnimator coffee beans fill the space. There’s a humble but delicious menu of drinks, including beer on tap. Their small, rotating menu is meant to keep the shop’s waste to a minimum – the name actually stands for “waste not, want not.”

931 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

7. Jose's Tacos

469 North 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

This hidden taco joint (located behind Union Transfer) is the ultimate source for authentic Mexican food.

469 North 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

8. Café Lift

428 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

The byline is: Brunch. All Day. Everyday. Need we say more?

428 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

9. Vice Coffee Versa Tattoos

1031 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

It's like one of those jokes: what do you get when you combine a tattoo shop, a bookstore, and a coffee spot? Vice Coffee. That's what you get.

1031 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123