Is Union Transfer in Philadelphia worth a special trip?
September 29, 2011 11:15 AM Subscribe
Philly folks: I'm looking for information about the new Union Transfer music venue. What's it like? And can you recommend someplace nearby to stay?
posted by messica to Travel & Transportation around Philadelphia, PA (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm contemplating making a special trip from NYC to see Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings play Union Transfer in Philly. I'm already planning to see them two days later at Beacon Theater in Manhattan, but - what can I say. I'm a little obsessed. Have you been to Union Transfer? How is it, as venues go? Sound? Sight-lines? I'd be most inclined to make the trip if seeing them there would afford a different concert-going experience than the more staid, sit-down environment of Beacon Theater.
Sub-question: I thought about returning to NYC the same night after the show, but it does not look like the public transit options will cooperate. Any recommendations for a relatively inexpensive place to stay that is convenient to the venue?