Ardmore, Montgomery County
Stay on the train for another two stops past Narberth and you’ll reach Ardmore, quite possibly the hippest suburb in the Philadelphia area. Credit this to its musical past -- MilkBoy once operated a recording studio on this stretch of Lancaster Ave, along with the company’s first eponymous coffee shop and music venue. (Another coffee shop, Melodies, occupied the space afterward, but it closed last winter.) However, the Ardmore Music Hall still hosts nationally recognized rock groups, folk singers, and jam bands. Meanwhile, the avenue retains some indie cred thanks to Viva Video!, which hyperbolically bills itself as “the last picture store,” and Tired Hands Brewing Company's two locations.