One of the most entertaining aspects of this year’s Philadelphia Fringe Festival is Late Night Snacks, the popular pop-up cabaret bar in South Philadelphia. Each night during the festival, a who’s who of Fringe Festival talent performs while Fringe lovers and performers who just got out of their own shows congregate to be a part of the mix. But on Wednesday night, the city put a wrench in the works.
Late Night Snacks is set up in a converted auto body shop on the 1300 block of South Percy Street, just steps away from Pat’s Steaks. Inspectors from the Department of Licenses & Inspection visited the Late Night Snacks venue on Wednesday and issued a cease operations order. The Wednesday edition of Late Night Snacks was forced to move to La Peg, the restaurant and performance space at FringeArts headquarters on Race Street.