(As this semester gets even more busy, I will neglect writing here. But here's a recent snippet)
I'm really down with Stateside. A good happy hour is one of the quickest ways to my heart, and Stateside has one of the best. 5-7 M-F the decent beer list, which is already reasonably priced, is half off. To top it off, dollar oysters are served up by the plateful.
The atmosphere here is pretty cool, they're going for the classy 1950s era where cocktails were king. The bartenders are dressed smartly, and the whole concept just seems to work.
For the food, none of the small plates are large enough or tasty enough to leave a memorable impression. It's good at the time; but that's about the best I can say. I won't be back for a meal any time soon.
The staff is working out some kinks to this new place, and the space is small, but I'm down. The new American tapas is an interesting concept, albeit a bit pricey. At the very least, check it out for happy hour before this place gets mobbed.
*On Passyunk just north of Tasker St.