Spring, and summer for that matter, officially kicked off at Stratus Rooftop Lounge on May 6, 2013 during the Spring Awakening Party. The weather was fantastic, the people pretty and the refreshments were plentiful. The event was perfect at what I think is the best outdoor party spot in the city.

I spotted Jen Utley, actor Matt Nadu, KYW Reporter John McDevitt and Mayor Nutter, who even drummed out a set for the crowd. My advice to you is don't show up fashionably late to Stratus Rooftop Lounge; it seems to fill up fast rather quickly. There's really no better place to be on a summer night, 11 stories above the city streets of Philadelphia.

Stratus Lounge opens at 5 pm, everyday except Sunday. Sundays are Fundays at the lounge featuring DJ Eddie Tully from 2 pm to 6 pm.