Philadelphia Freedom

So my friend John (quick introduction to three major characters in my life: John, Eric (a.k.a. “Erock”), Lynn, and myself have been friends since seventh grade. Pretty much family, really) just left after a night of planning for a great lost weekend for him, Eric, and myself. We were originally thinking of going to NYC and then going to Philly in a single weekend, but between the costs of doing that and the amount of travel time involved, it just makes more sense to do one city.

We’re actually leaning towards Philly, since its less expensive and its basically new to us (I was there about 8 or 9 years ago for a student conference in college, and had a great time, but hell, I wasn’t even 21) as opposed to NYC, which we’ve all been to at least once in the last few years.

If anyone actually starts reading this thing, perhaps they could make some reccomendations as to what to do and where to go while in Philly? I’m looking for good restaurant reccomendations, brewpubs, comedy clubs, rock bands to try to check out, live music venues, clubs, great music stores, cooly funky shops (yeah, I know we need to hit South Street), and the like. Places that a couple of guy friends could have fun, have a good laugh, hear some good music, eat some good food, and drink some good drink.