Nestled in the Northern Liberties neighborhood, North 3rd is a gastropub named after its location. Known as Nerd Street, North Third Street has given way to the growth of many tech startups in the area, and, as a result, North 3rd does a bang up business.
The space is colorful with a dark attitude, and shelters walls full of mischievous looking masks, taxidermy, avant-garde art, and christmas lights strung about at random. The establishment has two bars and ample seating inside and out.
North 3rd offers a happy hour and dinner, but my favorite time to go is brunch. Soaked with sunlight during the early weekend afternoons, brunch at North 3rd is quite a pleasing experience. Monster Bloody Marys and French Mimosas are perfected classics served alongside an excellent list of signature cocktails. Decadent¬†specials are chalked upon their daily blackboard with delights like Sweet Corn Pancakes, served with toasted almonds, blackberry coulis, and local maple syrup.
If I don’t order a special, I usually go with the Fried Chicken and Waffles. The chicken is juicy, crisp, and glazed in a maple Tabasco sauce. The dish comes with two over easy fried eggs, two buttermilk waffles, and a good portion roasted breakfast potatoes. I also enjoy the Omelet Verde, a delicious combination of cilantro, queso fresco, jalape√Īos, chorizo sausage, scallions, and guacamole. The Biscuits & Gravy dish, which transplanted Southerners crave to order, is a favorite of my friends.
Picutred above: Fried Chicken and Waffles