This place is small but cozy and clean. There is a friendly staff, a good cook and a nice set up for karaoke. I think it should change the name of the night to America's Next Top Idol - lol! The patrons could really sing - but that shouldn't stop someone of lesser talent from getting on stage because it is, after all, karaoke. The dj kept the crowd moving with no long gaps between performers and there was no unnecessary talking on the microphone. The lights are nice and give you the star quality feeling. After ordering a delicious raspberry martini, which I never heard of before this but was more than pleasantly surprised at how delicious it was! There's a few couches, tables and chairs and it's nice to use clean facilities when it's time to "go". More props for having a well-behaved crowd that was friendly enough to speak but not so friendly that you feel violated. If you can hang on Tuesdays from 9pm - I recommend the place.
Bar Noir may be a little intimidating as you have to descend these long stairs and enter a dimly lit interior, but don't be fooled. This is one of the best kept secrets in Rittenhouse b/c Noir gets a full range of amazing DJs all week and their drinks are so cheap it's almost a crime. They have happy hour specials but you can also take advantage of these drink deals that never end so you're guarenteed to have a good time on a budget. The crowd is hip and loves to dance so I head here whenever I'm looking to have a guarenteed good time. No matter what night of the week, DJs spin the music that keeps everyone acting like it's the weekend!!
This is my favorite bar in the city because it's the kind of place you go to relax after work, not the kind of place you go if you want to get hit on. Doobies is small and informal, the regulars are intelligent as are the employees, the jukebox is eclectic without being ridiculous and they carry some great seasonals. I highly recommend the pumpkin ale, but then I love everything pumpkin.