Finding a bar in Philly is simple. Finding people in a bar on Sunday night, that’s an excursion.
Though it seems much of Philly has flaked out by 10 p.m. on Sunday, a few bars keep serving and partying without concern for the approaching workday’s early morning.
For a good game of pool and a pitcher of Pabst for only $4.25, try Sugar Mom’s at 225 Church St., just north of Market.
The jukebox, loaded with both classics and local fare, may be the only one in Philly to boast Hayseed Dixie, a band from Appalachia that plays bluegrass covers of AC/DC songs.
Food is served until 1:30 a.m., so if you missed dinner, make Mom’s a stop on the agenda.
When you’re ready for a bit more bump, head down to Soma at 33 S. 3 St. for “Recline Sundaze.”
The mob of shiny-shirted, Old City weekenders has likely returned to Jersey, which means more room to dance to the deep house spun by DJ Pete Moss.
Indulge in the $2 lagers and well drinks.
Speaking of spinning, 611 Records’s Nigel Richards graces Center City’s Bar Noir with his records every second Sunday.
Even if you’re not in the mood to dance, bar manager Alan Lane, wait-staff and bartenders alike will get you movin’ and even dance circles around you.
Bar Noir’s staff has so much fun, that you’ll have to.
If all you’re seeking is rock-n-roll, your best bet is Fluid, for “Fast, Cheap and Out of Control.”
The show starts at 10, with Psydde Delicious hosting and go-go dancers performing to the punk rock of DJ Junior Friggster.
The mix makes the $5 cover worthwhile.
The turnout is often a scenester crowd, friends dancing for friends. But hell, this weekly is a damn good time, so show those silly hipsters what you’re made of.
Should a late Sunday night be out of the question, at least make an effort to catch brunch.
Whether you go casual with jazz at the Nodding Head or a bit fancier with an outdoor table at Bleu, brunch makes a sweet finale to the weekend.
Don’t miss the Drunken Monkey at Lucy’s in Old City. From noon until 5 p.m., enjoy a $20 all-you-can-handle buffet and Bloody Mary bar.
So don’t let the empty streets fool you. Next Sunday, try an atmosphere a bit more social than your living room, and realize that Sunday nights in Philly are far from lame.
Bar Noir 112 S. 18th St. 215-569-9333
Bleu 227 S. 18th St. 215-545-0342
Fluid 613 S. 4 St. 215-629-0565
Lucy’s Hat Shop 247 Market St. 215-413-1433
Nodding Head 1516 Sansom St. 215-569-9525
Soma 33 S. Third St. 215-873-0222
Sugar Mom’s 225 Church St. 215-925-8219