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Fark Party
Host: Paranoia-'
Description: Fark Philly Up - Spend the day in Philly taunting animals and ringing bells, or meet us at night for a couple drinks. Saturday, July 20th at Oscar's. - The Final Countdown
Date/Time: July 20, 2013 - 09:00 PM (local time)
Party Info: Let's Fark Philly Up. On Saturday, July 20th, a group of Farkers will be invading Philadelphia. E-mail, call, Facebook PM, thread-talk, text, or sext your favorite Farkers to find out what they'll be doing and make plans together. I plan on spending the day at the zoo trying to get the monkeys drunk, then meeting up with some Farkers for dinner before the party. You're not invited, but I'm sure someone will hang out with you.

READ THIS PART PLEASE THANKS
Please visit PhillyFarkParty.tk so we can have an idea of what's going on and what needs to go on!
Facebook Event for the party: https://www.facebook.com/events/581864765181068/

DAY EVENTS

I think a day at the zoo would be awesome, followed by a nice hometown bar. We can also pepper in the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, dinner somewhere, and other things. Throw out suggestions, someone will hang out with you.

The zoo is open from 9:30 am until 5 pm. Admission is $20. $15 if we get 15 people or more. Add $5 per person if we want to get a personal guided tour.

From 6:30 pm to 10 pm the Philadelphia Zoo is holding a Summer Ale Festival. During this festival, "you will sample regional craft beers and savor delicious local cuisine while surrounded by brilliantly colored birds, majestic great apes and exceptional big cats that call the Zoo's lush gardens home."

General admission is $65.
VIP admission is $95. The website doesn't specify the difference between VIP and General. I'll find out eventually and update this post.
Designated Driver gets in for $35.
Six GA tickets for $330. 15% discount.

Tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the door. This event is limited to those 21 years of age or older and children will not be permitted. Valid I.D. required.

All tickets include a souvenir tasting cup, on-site parking and shuttle service to and from 30th Street Station, the most eco-chic way to travel to the Summer Ale Festival.

Night Events/Fark Party

Oscar's Tavern
is in a great location with a parking structure across the street. It's 3 miles from the zoo, 1 mile from Old City, with restaurants all around it. Those participating in the day Farking can meet up for a dinner at the Oyster House or other nearby place and then take a short walk to the bar.

This is a CASH ONLY bar! I apologize if that makes things difficult for anyone. There is an ATM on-scene. I would prefer some place that takes cards but cash-only seems to be really popular with Philly dive bars. I don't get it.

Some info on parking:

On street metering runs until 10 PM. From 4 PM to 10 PM on certain streets, you can park for 3 hours (notable exceptions are Walnut and Chestnut.) Sansom street itself has limited parking on the street due to it being narrow and having a lot of construction going on right now. There are parking garages throughout the area. There's a link in the comments to a parking lot search engine that also lists prices.

It does get busy on Saturday nights in the area. It might be even more crowded since "Wicked" is at the Academy of Music that night.

We have 1 month to go, so we should probably start really stapling down the specifics! Use one of the resources listed above if you'd like to participate in any pre-party activities and we will do our best to facilitate things for you.
 
Location: Oscar's Tavern
1524 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 972-9938
(view map)
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2013-07-15 07:03:02 PM
The DIT are a little confusing, what's the ETA at Oscars?
 
2013-07-16 11:36:25 AM

tuffsnake: The DIT are a little confusing, what's the ETA at Oscars?


People will probably start rolling in around 9pm.
 
2013-07-16 11:48:01 AM
It's official. I'm going on Saturday. I will also be stopping by the Good Dog Bar before hand to eat dinner because I love that place.
 
2013-07-16 04:23:19 PM
OK, I'm in.  Why not.
 
2013-07-16 11:25:41 PM

Mike: OK, I'm in.  Why not.


Oh what the heck, me too.
 
2013-07-17 12:01:11 AM

gamergirl23: I asked, but I don't know when we'll decide on it.


Any update chickie? Hoping you can both make it.
 
2013-07-17 02:04:01 PM
I need help on what to wear. I was going to go with my Paddy's Irish Pub shirt and a kilt. I could also go with one of several metal band t-shirts and pajama jeans. One thing I know, I will NOT be wearing Dallas gear. Those Philly people get all punchy when they get some booze in them.
 
2013-07-17 06:48:50 PM

E-Brake: gamergirl23: I asked, but I don't know when we'll decide on it.

Any update chickie? Hoping you can both make it.


He's still not sure if he's up for it since he's at a concert tonight for work.  And I think he's pissed at beer for him gaining more weight after N.O.
 
2013-07-18 01:33:44 AM
Everyone buy Mike a drink for his birthday!
 
2013-07-18 02:16:50 AM

CraicBaby: Everyone buy Mike a drink for his birthday!


Woohoo! We'll be celebrating make me some tea's birthday too!
 
2013-07-18 03:40:48 PM
FREE FIFE TO A GOOD HOME!

Anyone want to share a room?
Otherwise I'm going to be there for maybe an hour.
 
2013-07-18 04:20:03 PM

SushiJoe: Ok, a definite for me. Not sure about terrorizing the animals at the zoo, but I'll be at the bar. If someone gets Fife, Ruca, Ami, and Casey.lurvs to go, then I'll extra commit. Fife isn't too hard, free booze. Griffer, I'll have to do some talking too.


I'm going Joe.  Leaving tonight or early in the morning.  Ruca has a pretty bad messed up back and wont be able to make it.  :(
 
2013-07-18 04:24:42 PM

McFifenstein: FREE FIFE TO A GOOD HOME!

Anyone want to share a room?
Otherwise I'm going to be there for maybe an hour.


Ask at the party Fifi.  A lot of people show up with no firm plans on where to sleep.
 
2013-07-18 04:40:15 PM

casey.lurvs.bacon: McFifenstein: FREE FIFE TO A GOOD HOME!

Anyone want to share a room?
Otherwise I'm going to be there for maybe an hour.

Ask at the party Fifi.  A lot of people show up with no firm plans on where to sleep.


wanna cuddle?
 
2013-07-18 04:57:38 PM

casey.lurvs.bacon: Ask at the party Fifi. A lot of people show up with no firm plans on where to sleep.


Just a heads up to folks looking for rooms, it's looking pretty tight and expensive this weekend (insert joke about someone's mom) so plan accordingly. Also, the bar's going to be packed Saturday night so keep an eye on this thread for where we'll be sitting, etc.

Anyone up for Mutter on Saturday, EIP. Looks like the zoo's out for most folks since it'll be a zillion degrees this weekend, so we're checking out indoorsy things.
 
2013-07-18 05:37:43 PM
Is anyone bringing Cards Against Humanity? If not will pack that up.
 
2013-07-18 06:36:45 PM
Also, heads up that Oscar's Tavern is cash only and they said they do NOT have an ATM and that the closest ATMs are on either 15th or 16th streets.
 
2013-07-18 06:52:14 PM
Hey Philly partiers!

Doing a little recon for the venue, in addition to what  E-Brake said, I'm also seeing (according to Yelp) that there's an ATM in 1518 Bar & Grill next door, and I called and they said there are ATMs on 15th and 16th streets. Oscar's is pretty low-cost, so a $20 bill will go a long way there.

Note that Yelp says it's a smoking bar but I called and confirmed it's definitely non smoking. *whew* that was almost a deal-breaker for us.

Anyhow, this street has 3 bars on it, so if Oscar's gets a little long in the tooth, we can hop a bit. There's also a few blocks south on 15th which looks decent.

Updates will be posted here.
 
2013-07-18 07:14:55 PM
According to Google there are several bar and bar-type places just on that one street. Looks like a great area to bar hop!

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2013-07-18 07:23:00 PM

make me some tea: According to Google there are several bar and bar-type places just on that one street. Looks like a great area to bar hop!

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There are a ton of bars in that area that are all well within walking distance.
 
2013-07-18 07:38:49 PM

ami5000: make me some tea: According to Google there are several bar and bar-type places just on that one street. Looks like a great area to bar hop!

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There are a ton of bars in that area that are all well within walking distance.


ohboyohboy
 
2013-07-19 08:27:53 AM

make me some tea: ami5000: make me some tea: According to Google there are several bar and bar-type places just on that one street. Looks like a great area to bar hop!

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There are a ton of bars in that area that are all well within walking distance.

ohboyohboy


Yep, the map doesn't show it, but a one more block over is Rittenhouse Square. Lots of nice bars and restaurants right there.

Try the duck fat french fries at Village Whiskey on 20th.
 
2013-07-20 08:23:11 AM

E-Brake: Is anyone bringing Cards Against Humanity? If not will pack that up.


I can bring it.
 
2013-07-20 08:32:55 AM

Misch: E-Brake: Is anyone bringing Cards Against Humanity? If not will pack that up.

I can bring it.


Awesome, thanks. If you're going to Mutter today EIP.
 
2013-07-20 08:38:47 AM

E-Brake: Also, heads up that Oscar's Tavern is cash only and they said they do NOT have an ATM and that the closest ATMs are on either 15th or 16th streets.


(From my post on FB):
There's TD, Wells Fargo and PNC on Broad, BoA on 16th @ Moravian, Citizens in the Bellevue (I think it's downstairs in the food court area...), Sovereign at 15th and Market, etc.

James72: Try the duck fat french fries at Village Whiskey on 20th.


500 Degrees at 15th and Samson have truffle duck fat fires. They also have good burgers (smaller version of Rouge's burger since both are owned by the same people.)
 
2013-07-20 08:38:49 AM
Also, anyone planning on outdoor activities today, like the zoo, be sure to drink lots of water. We both got dehydrated yesterday after just an hour outside doing the Independence Hall tour.
 
2013-07-20 08:44:17 AM

KierzanDax: E-Brake: Also, heads up that Oscar's Tavern is cash only and they said they do NOT have an ATM and that the closest ATMs are on either 15th or 16th streets.

(From my post on FB):
There's TD, Wells Fargo and PNC on Broad, BoA on 16th @ Moravian, Citizens in the Bellevue (I think it's downstairs in the food court area...), Sovereign at 15th and Market, etc.

James72: Try the duck fat french fries at Village Whiskey on 20th.

500 Degrees at 15th and Samson have truffle duck fat fires. They also have good burgers (smaller version of Rouge's burger since both are owned by the same people.)


Great info, thank you!

If Oscar's doesn't have tables or is too packed or noisy, folks may move to a nearby bar. Watch this space, we'll post updates here and in the FB event page too.
 
2013-07-20 10:32:08 AM
Dammit.  I go to Philly Monday.  Boo!
 
2013-07-20 10:42:36 AM
Hey, sorry, guys, I can't make it. I've spent too much money in the last month and I can't afford to go.
 
2013-07-20 11:09:52 AM
E-Brake and I will be at Oscar's starting at 7:30 tonight and will see if we can procure a table.
 
2013-07-20 11:30:56 AM
We should be rolling in around 7:00. Have to stop at Twenty Manning Grill first.

/ nice to have family bartending nearby: drinks for free are drinks for me
 
2013-07-20 12:21:30 PM
I hopefully will get to philly around 6
 
2013-07-20 02:02:45 PM
We'll be starting the party at Oscar's at 7:30, better chance of grabbing some tables then. See you all there!
 
2013-07-20 02:17:39 PM

E-Brake: We'll be starting the party at Oscar's at 7:30, better chance of grabbing some tables then. See you all there!


Sounds good, see you there
 
2013-07-20 03:19:45 PM
Hey everyone. First of all, huge thanks to E-Brake and make me some tea. They've been amazingly helpful with all of this, especially when my trip to Washington got extended. I just got back to the East Coast this morning. Jumping in the shower now, then heading to Philly!

I promise you all, I did call Oscar's months ago and warn them we were coming! I don't know what happened with the tables, but hopefully everything will still work out! Can't wait to see everyone there!
 
2013-07-20 04:46:05 PM
Watching a road rage incident on th turnpike. neat. Solty and I are about an hour out.
 
2013-07-20 08:12:27 PM
Is everyone ready for this?

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2013-07-21 12:19:01 AM

Blushing Wall Flower: I don't want to be secretly judged by hipsters while I drink. These better be some nice, friendly hipsters.


The only hipster there was griffer.

Good times guys, I think we had about 25 folks turn out. Oscar's took good care of us and we occupied about half the bar at some point. Thanks for Paranoia-' and E-Brake for helping to cobble this together.
 
2013-07-21 08:48:30 AM
How did I end up adopting a Fife?
 
2013-07-21 08:50:52 AM
This did in fact happen.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAKE ME SOME TEA!
 
2013-07-21 10:00:44 AM

ami5000: Is everyone ready for this?

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*grin*

That was fun.

Paranoia-': Can't wait to see everyone there!


Thanks for putting this shindig together.
 
2013-07-21 07:28:15 PM

griffer: This did in fact happen.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAKE ME SOME TEA!


Thanks!
 
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