If you're looking for a fun, hip neighborhood with lots of cool things to do, spend the day in Lawrenceville.
This historic neighborhood has reinvented itself into a bohemian mecca with a creative, edgy atmosphere. You can park your car (my recommendation is the public lot across from Hambones Pub, or you can park on Butler Street or any side streets) and walk everywhere. Butler Street is lined with trendy bars and restaurants, art galleries, antique shops and boutiques and even a movie theater. Lawrenceville was recently named a top "hipster neighborhood" by the Business Insider alongside neighborhoods like Rio De Janeiro, Madrid, and Toronto. So grab your pals and head to "The Ville!"
There are tons of choices for eating so arrive hungry!
Check out Arsenal Bowling Lanes, endorsed by The New York Times as "where old school bowling vibe meets nightclub atmosphere." There’s a bar in the back that serves food, and every night they have cool specials like their Wednesday night “Rock 'n Bowl” with live bands and all you can bowl for $8!
There are tons of little boutiques with unique finds for you to take home and treasure. You can find furniture, fashion, and everything in between. Here are my top picks:
Row House Cinema is one of the small, single-screen neighborhood theaters your grandparents used to talk about! There is a new movie theme every week and a concession stand that includes natural popcorn, craft beer, local pretzels, and vegan options. Stop next door at Atlas Bottle Works for some beer before the movie!
Continuing with that theme, grab a bunch of friends and hit Lawrenceville to sample craft beers! Pick up a growler and you can refill it later with your favorite brew! Try both Hop Farm Brewing Co. and Roundabout Brewery.
Suzie McGrane is an avid Pirates fan, has a sweet tooth, is a world traveler and has a big disco ball in her cellar. She’s been known to dance around her office on Friday afternoons.