Scene at Night: Adelphia revamps its entertainment schedule

Here’s what you should be doing this weekend and next week.


TSN: Scene at Night — Cherry Hill’s Top Dog Actually Serves Good Beer

By TARA NURIN • For the Courier-Post • August
6, 2010

Well, gosh darn, if tomorrow isn’t my birthday.
Funny how it creeps up on ya every year like that,
sometimes when you’re not even expecting it. I’ll be
celebrating in true summer-birthday style by
chillaxing in a kiddie pool all day in the lots at the
Jimmy Buffett show at Susquehanna Bank Center. Be
sure to say hi and happy birthday if you spot me. I’ll
be the one with a drink in my hand.

And now for something completely different, Top
Dog in Cherry Hill is changing its hours. It’s now
closed on Monday; the club is open Tuesday, Friday
and Saturday from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.; and the
bar/patio is open Tuesday through Saturday 4 p.m.
to 3 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to midnight.

I’ve got a good tip for all of you beer geeks: there’s
a small selection of pretty good beer at the main bar
that you can’t get outside. When I was there last
Friday, there was Chimay, Victory, Dogfish Head and
something else I can’t remember on tap. This came
as welcome news to my boyfriend, a microbrewer
and wicked beer snob, who was forced to drink
Corona the last time we were there because we didn’t
know this pertinent bit of information.

It’s actually hilarious because I made him drink it
out of a straw and I took a picture of him and posted
it on his brewery’s Facebook page. He didn’t find
that part to be quite as amusing as I did. Oh, and
speaking of beer, I met a local Bud Light rep at the R
iversharks game last weekend (drinking
microbrews as part of the Brews at the Ballpark
party, shhh don’t tell) who told me that he reads my
column every week for work to stay on top of the bar
scene. Thanks, dude! That made my day. Are there
other industry folks out there who do the same? I’d
love to know this. Reach me at

Yes, now I’ll finally stop talking about myself
(although it is my birthday week, have I mentioned
that?) and get down to the business at hand.

20 Horse Tavern: I just had lunch at this historic
Camden Waterfront South saloon and got to talking
with the new general manager about all the fun

events he’s planning for the upcoming months. The

next one is Stone Groove International First Fridays,
held every month. There’ll be a live band, DJ, and
$10 gets you your first drink and a buffet dinner.
The space is huge and rustic and I had one of the
best salads ever. Beer list includes a few bigger-
name crafts, and the manager actually took my
suggestion that he lower the drink prices. Given that
I live in Camden, expect me to promote the heck out
of this (very safe) place. 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday.
$10. 835 S. 2nd St., Camden, (856) 870-8005, www.

Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery: Drinkers, take your
marks. It’s the grand opening weekend for the
brewpub that recently relocated itself across the
street from its former space in Phoenixville. Friday
through Sunday 23 beers will be pouring, including
three on handpump, and menu items, including
O’Reilly’s Stout ice cream floats, will be discounted.
520 Kimberton Road (RT.113), Maple Lawn
Shopping Center, Phoenixville, Pa., (610) 935-4540,

Prospectors Steakhouse & Saloon: Yell “Yee-ha.” Go
ahead and do it. I’ll wait. Starting tonight and every
Friday night following, a live band will kick up the
music on the patio. First up is Opus Soul. 8:30 p.m.
Friday. 3050 Rt. 38, Mount Laurel, (856) 235-1121,

Penn’s Landing Great Plaza: Every Friday in August
the Smooth Jazz Summer Nights series cools down
Penn’s Landing with free shows, starting tonight
with Nick Colionne. There are fireworks. Literally. throws the weekly after-party at
Keatings in the Hyatt, with music performed by ZOE.
While we’re talking jazz, don’t forget the free live
jazz series in Wiggins Park in Camden every
Tuesday and the free live Latin jazz series every
Wednesday aboard Moshulu, featuring my buddy
Edgardo Cintron, founder of the Grammy-nominated
outfit Cintron. Columbus Boulevard and Chestnut
Street, Philadelphia, (215) 922-2386, www.

Tavern on Broad: Whip out your floral shirts and
suntan lotion because there’s a beach bash going
on, with pulled pork sandwiches and discounted
Coronas and beachy cocktails. That’s if you’re not
going to the Buffett show, of course. 9 p.m.
Saturday. Free. Broad and Walnut streets,
Philadelphia, (215) 546-2290, http://www.tavernonbroad.

MIXX: It’s a family affair when twins Samantha and
Charlotte Ronson celebrate their 33rd birthday with
their brother, Mark. Mark, along with Jesse Marco,
will each spin sets, as will, presumably, Samantha,
while fashion designer Charlotte stands by looking
simply fabulous. How lucky for them to have been
born the same date as me. At 7 p.m. Sunday,
“Twilight” actor Kellan Lutz hosts at Sunbar with
model and Beyonce sister Solange Knowles
spinning. 10 p.m. Saturday. Borgata Hotel Casino &
Spa, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, (609) 317-1000,

Dusk: This is where I’d be if I weren’t going to
Buffett. It’s the official Black Eyed Peas after-party,
where at least some of the band members are
guaranteed to show. Fun, fun. 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Saturday. $10-$20. Caesar’s Atlantic City, 2100
Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, (609) 345-3875, www.

Bourbon Blue Restaurant and Canal Lounge: This
Manayunk bar is celebrating the opening of its new
patio with, what else, a party. There’s live jazz and e
ven a free two-hour open bar and light food. RSVP
strongly suggested. 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday. Free. 2
Rector St., Philadelphia, (215) 508-3360, www.

Dirty Frank’s: You just gotta love the Mural Arts
Program. Not only is this program awesome, it just
got awesomer with the addition of a new walking
tour that visits ten murals and three bars. Guides
give the history of the bars and their involvement

with the murals over a few beers. The tour runs
every Thursday through the summer and departs
each week from either McGillan’s Old Ale House,
Dirty Frank’s Bar or Field House. This week, it’s Dirty
Frank’s. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday. $30 includes
beers. 347 S. 13th St., Philadelphia, (800) 537-

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