422 South St., 215/923-6174
HOURS: Mon.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–10 p.m.,
Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun. noon–9 p.m.
Back in the 1990s, this South Street mainstay was a haven for Manic Panic, wallet chains, and angst-ridden teenagers, who could all be found skanking in unison to the rhythm of every Rancid song ever recorded. Today, the evolutionary leap is clear, as the ska-punk past has been substituted by the pop-punk present of Rocket Dog shoes, Dickies tote bags, and a soundtrack of Avril Lavigne playing in the background.
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition