Ah South Street that once venerable strip of the offbeat and creative. Well if you are interested in being cast as an extra in the new Ludacris video or have an anthropology paper due on the mating habits of the Jersey cheeseball, South Street is the place for you. Go check out the mosaic garden for sure, but if you've got a mere day to spend in Philly, avoid this trash dump of a street like the plague. Oh and don't miss it when the Greek Picnic is going on!
Dress Code: Tilted baseball hat and oversized white t-shirt usually suffices. Massive quantities of AXE spray and loads of f**k ya lookin' at?! attitude always helps as well. For the ladies, anything that shows complete lack of taste or self-respect usually fits in with the South Street vibe. Keep skirts short enough to make getting in and out of the Jersey-plated camaro in a drunken stupor as memorable as possible.
South street is a great area for tourists and locals to go and get someting to eat and drink. There are many bars and restaurants on this street and you're somewhat spoilt for choice on where to go and eat/drink.
Dress Code: No dresscode as such in most bars and restos but dont forget your ID, im 27 and still got asked for ID when I went to one of the bars for a beer and a game of pool. (must be my babyface) ha ha
South Street is where a lot of young people hang out in the city at night. There are all kinds of restaurants, pubs, clubs, and hangout spots on South Street. During high season and special events, South Street is closed to cars and pedestrians have the run of South Street, from Front Street (would be 1st street) up several blocks. The hip places to hang out and shop taper off by 10th street.
You'll see all kinds of people on South Street, punks with purple mowhawks, rastas in dashikis, business casuals, hippies, goths, etc... There's all kind of food: American Bistro, Nouvelle cuisine, Indian, Thai, Mexican, pizza, middle eastern, etc... It's quite a place!
Dress Code: Dress wild, fun, sexy, crazy, whatever suits your fancy. What you wear may only be mitigated by where you want to eat.
South street has all the 'young' bars, just like Fell's Point in Baltimore. I preferred the bars and restaurants over on Market & Chestnut streets....