TSN: Scene at Night — Iron Hill is brewing up a first-anniversary party


By TARA NURIN • For the Courier-Post • July 23, 2010

The Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant in Maple Shade is throwing a one-year anniversary party Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at 124 E. Kings Highway.

Visitors can renew their Mug Club memberships and grab a bite to eat. Call (856) 273-0300 or visit ironhillbrewery.com

Good news! The Old City Social, a party among restaurants and bars in Old City Philadelphia, has been extended to Sept. 9.

From 9 to 11 p.m., select establishments will offer $3 cocktails, wines and beers and half-price appetizers.

Visit //www.oldcitysocial.com/ to locate the more than 20 establishments participating.

Hot days (and nights) and NoChe are made for each other. The convenient wide-open second-floor Center City location at 1901 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, offers a distinctive menu, including specialties, and is well known for its gourmet half-price pizzas and $4 nachos. From the bar, there’s a craft beer happy hour from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with $3.50 drafts and $7.50 pitchers and $3 Stoli drinks.

There’s a killer gathering every Wednesday, where you can party from 10 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Visit www.Noche215.com

Put on your skinny jeans and come listen to the best of funk and old-school hip-hop at Recess Lounge, 125 S. Second St., Philadelphia. Track down more information at info@recess lounge.com or call (215) 351-9026.

Relax and beat the heat at the Tropicana’s Blue Parrot Pool Bar. Now open daily in Atlantic City, the Blue Parrot features DJs Super Dave, Jason C and Sean Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. The bar sports beverages and light fare available on the deck and cabanas that can be rented for the day.

Fridays and Saturdays at the Rumba Lounge at the Trop features a live DJ and dancers from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. DJ Cameron Alexander brings his magic to the popular nightspot by mixing the retro sounds of the 1970s, “80s, “90s and new-school beats.

Saturday nights feature DJ George Sokorai, whose style and mixes are an attraction, as are bar-top video poker and viewing sporting events on 12 TVs.

At Dusk within Caesars Atlantic City tonight, West Coast house legend DJ Dan will be in the booth with an opening set by DJ Stryfe for a special Global Friday performance. Saturday, the gathering will be hosted by Audrina Patridge, star of “The Hill.”

Get set for fun with the sixth-year Anniversary Caricature Contest tonight at the High Street Grill in Mount Holly.

In addition to having your caricature drawn by a professional, there’s also a chance to taste some impressive brews. Handles of several IPAs will be covered and you get to figure out what brand they are.

All caricatures drawn tonight from 8 to 10 will be hung in the bar for a monthlong “review” and voting by guests and a staff panel of judges. Three will be immortalized on the walls of the tavern.

Music will be provided tonight from 8 to 10 by The Kennedys.

Take in the Photon Band Saturday at 9:30 p.m. at Johnny Brenda’s at 1201 N. Frankford Ave., Philadelphia. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call (215) 739-9684.

The Philadelphia Zoo’s second Summer Ale Festival will be held Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. at the zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia. It offers seasonal ales and local cuisine in a relaxing wildlife oasis.

Visitors will be able to sample more than 30 different craft brews and help crown “Philly’s Favorite Summer Beer,” savor foods from various local restaurants and enjoy live music.

Tickets at $55 are limited and include admission to the zoo, beer and food sampling, a souvenir beer-tasting mug, shuttle service to and from 30th Street Station or on-site parking.