Will Dean of City Paper heads above Absynnia, the well known West Philly Ethiopian, and into Fiume, the onetime anarchist hangout. Although not quite as anarchist as it once was, it still is diverse.
“I like to have a mixed crowd,” says manager Kevin James Holland. “I’m not happy unless there’s crust punks saying there’s too many Penn kids here and the Penn kids are saying there’s too many anarcho kids.”
One of Fiume’s major draws, social strata be damned, is its excellent selection of bottled craft beers. The large fridge holds more than 40 different kinds, mostly from local breweries like Yards, Flying Fish, Tröegs and Dogfish Head.