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South Street Review

Philadelphia's most bohemian neighborhood is crammed with crafts shops and condom stores, coffee bars and tattoo parlors, ethnic restaurants, and New Age bookshops. At night it's crammed with people—those who hang out, and those who come to watch them, giving South Street the offbeat feel of Greenwich Village mixed with Bourbon Street. To some, it's still "the hippest street in town," as the Orlons called it in their 1963 song, although flower children have been replaced by teens with pierced eyebrows, and the crowds can get rowdy, especially late on weekend nights.

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  • Address: South St. from Front St. to about 10th St., Lombard St. to Bainbridge St., Society Hill/Queen Village, Philadelphia, PA 19147 | Map It
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  • Location: Society Hill
Updated: 05-19-2011

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