by Rosana Simco on
On any given night from Wednesday to Saturday, you will see many Korean cowboys and Indians outside of this Koreatown rodeo. Cowboys trying to lasso up the cowgirls and the Indians trying to keep their Pocahonti from the grips of the oncoming rush of cowboys. For those of you who are not awares, K-Town cowboys are Korean Americans and K-Town Indians are Koreans from Korea otherwise known as fobs (fresh off the boat). Typically cowgirls get with the cowboys while the Pocahonti get with either Indians or cowboys. As cowboys are growing more dominant with their dual language ability in Engrish and Korean and a healthier dose of American and Korean red meat refined by sculpting sessions at Equinox, it is no surprise that K-Town showdowns can happen at any time. And what more perfect place to have said showdowns than at Third Floor Cafe where you will literally see 99.9% Koreans all the time. With the overpriced drinks and food, you really can't beat it. On a slightly more serious note, the best thing about the place is the Happy Hour specials where you can eat as much fried chicken, dong katsu and ddukboki (spicy ricecake) and drink as much draft light beer and red and/or white wine as you please. Of course, the more you consume the less you will be able to defend your Korean cowgirls and Pocahonti from nearby competition. Now, the only question I have is when real life Indians come here, what do you call them?
by Elsa Darienzo on
Great service, good food and we happened to be here during "ladies night".....which meant half off the bill! Awesome! Try the green bean fries, soooo good! I have been here a few times and I always go back when I am in town!
by Allen A. on
By far my favorite spot in Philly right now. I've been coming here every Thursday night for the past couple months. Mo Money No Problems is the event, and DJ Sammy Slice and Cool Hand Luke hold it down, along with host Tu Phace. Best trio around, always keeping the crowd hyped. Music ranges from house to hip-hop, old school and new school, and a lot of songs you've never heard of. LOVE IT. Crowd is mostly hipsters, with style! And they all love to dance, no matter what the song is. The place can get VERY packed some nights, to the point there's a crowd of 50+ people outside just to get a breather. Dance floor and bar areas are somewhat small, but it's no biggie. And the DJ's area is right on the floor, easily accessible for anyone to let the DJ know he's doing a great job. Another great thing about this place, every once in a while they'll have celebrities drop in. I've drank with Clipse, Raekwon, and Consequence, just to name a few. I know the Roots have stopped by a few times before, and Silk City has videos of Santigold doing a live performance right on the dance floor on their website. Only thing that bothers me though, because it gets pretty crowded sometimes, is the time it takes to get the bartender's attention (for me, at least). There's been times I've waited at the bar for probably 10 minutes before ordering drinks. But nothing can beat free cover and $2 PBR's, so it's all good. In short, my type of crowd, music, and place, every Thursday night.