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Monday 23 October 2017

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BEST BARS/CLUBS:

>McGlinchey’s, 259 South 15th St: A great sports bar where you can get merry on $20

>Tattooed Mom’s, 530 South St: Funky, eclectic with good value local beers

>Sugar Mom’s, 225 Church Street: more of the same

>The G Lounge, 111 South 17th St: New York-vibe dance club where the beautiful people go

>Recess, 125 South 2nd St: Hardcore dance club goes on after the bars shut at 2am

BEST RESTAURANTS

>Fish, 1708 Lombard Street. Great seafood. Mains $15

> Rittenhouse Hotel, Rittenhouse Square: Philadelphia’s answer to The Shelbourne, you’ve got to try breakfast here

>Waterworks, 640 Water Works Drive. Lovely setting by the river for al fresco lunches

>Moshulu, 401 South Columbus Boulevard. Antique sailing ship serves gargantuan portions

OTHER MUST-SEES:

>Mutter Museum: Anatomical oddities, skeletons and so on

>Barnes Museum: Works by Picasso, Matisse, Cezanne, Renoir and Van Gogh

WHERE I STAYED:

>www.lemeridien.com/philadelphia

GETTING THERE

>Philadelphia airport is only 20 minutes from Center City and US Airways has fares direct from Dublin, starting from €384 return. For more info www.usairways.com or www.philadelphiaUSA.travel

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