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Doylestown

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Doylestown is a town in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Understand[edit]

Originally the province of the Lenni Lenape tribe of the Delaware Indians prior to the colonization by European settlers, the land destined to become Doylestown and Bucks County remains widely regarded as some of the most beautiful countryside in Pennsylvania – and America! Today it also classified as one of the best places in the nation to raise your family. Today, Doylestown is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 27 miles (43 km) north of Philadelphia. As of the 2000 census, the borough population was 8,227. The borough is the county seat of Bucks County.

Get in[edit]

  • Philadelphia International Airport
  • Doylestown Regional Airport

3879 Old Easton Rd.

  • SEPTA (R5 Regional Rail from Center City, Philadelphia and Route 55 Bus to/from Olney Transportation Center)
  • (From Philadelphia) PA Turnpike to PA Route 611
  • (From New York) NJ Turnpike to HWY 202
  • Greyhound Bus Lines at 100 S. Clinton St.
  • Elite Coach from Central Pennsylvania to Doylestown, custom travel.

Get around[edit]

  • Doylestown Rushbus - $1 rides to a variety of stops in Doylestown
  • Doylestown is a very walkable town, with sidewalks and crosswalks for pedestrians
  • Doylestown Community Bike and Hike System Routes

See[edit][add listing]

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Doylestown has a rich history, boasting cultural attractions from colonial times, to the early 1900s, to the present. Doylestown is a must-see for the history buff, the artist, and the student in all of us.

  • Mercer Museum, 84 South Pine Street, 215-345-0210 (fax 215 230 0823)[1]. . Built in 1916 by the archaeologist, anthropologist, artist and scholar, Henry Chapman Mercer. The six-story concrete castle houses a personal collection of over 30,000 items that Mercer believed should be preserved before the Industrial Revolution took over. The huge central atrium of the castle houses a whale boat, Conestoga wagon and stage coach, amongst other large pieces. Working your way through the narrow hallways of the museum, you can find ancient gadgets, woodworking instruments, early examples of electricity and even a "Vampire Killing Kit." In one of the hidden stairwells, there are footprints from Mercer's dog Rollo, who must have escaped before the wet concrete could fully dry. This is truly an eccentric place to visit. There are nooks, cranies, niches and rooms with all kinds of tools and implements used in the early history of the colonization. It's a great place to go on a hot day, the concrete keeps the building quite cool. There is a gift shop with postcards, Mercer tiles, crafts, books and other souvenirs. The Mercer Museum was recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1985 and recently achieved accreditation by the American Association of Museums in 2005. M-Sa 10AM-5PM, Tu 10AM-9PM, Su noon-5PM
  • Fonthill Museum, East Court Street & Route 313, 215-348-9461, [2]. Built between 1908 and 1912 as the home of Henry Chapman Mercer, as well as a gallery for his tiles and prints. Like the Mercer Museum, Fonthill is also a concrete castle and represents a mixture of Medieval, Gothic and Byzantine architectural styles. After Mercer's death in 1930, the housekeeper Laura Swain continued to give tours of the historic house and museum until she passed away in 1975. Today, Fonthill Museum attracts over 30,000 visitors a year and is a popular place for wedding photos and receptions. Every summer, Fonthill hosts the "Old Fashioned Fourth of July" where locals can participate in old-time games and celebration. Fonthill was recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1985 and recently achieved accreditation by the American Association of Museums in 2005. M-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM.
  • Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, 130 Swamp Road, 215-345-6722, [3]. Henry Chapman Mercer was very involved in the American Arts & Crafts Movement and is famous for producing ceramic tiles engraved with scenes of Bucks County nature and seasons. Today, tiles are still produced at the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works and can be purchased by visitors. Mercer's tiles can be seen throughout Doylestown, in the homes of locals, inlaid in the sidewalks and in the Mercer and Fonthill Museums. The Tile Works courtyard hosts a variety of seasonal activites including Pumpkinfest each Halloween, where local artists compete for the best carved pumpkin. Tickets are$3.50 adults, $3 seniors, $2 youth (ages 7-17). Open daily 10AM-4:45PM.
  • James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 S. Pine St., 215-340-9800, [4]. The stone building was originally constructed in 1884 as the Bucks County prison, but reopened its doors in 1988 as the James A. Michener Art Museum. The museum was named for James Michener, Doylestown's own Pulitzer-prize winning writer and patron of the arts. Today, the gallery houses an astounding collection of work from many Pennsylvania Impressionist artists. Attached to the museum is the Patricia D. Pfundt outdoor Sculpture Garden. Permanent exhibits include the Lenfest Exhibition of Pennsylvania Impressionism, The Garber Mural, James A. Michener: A Living Legacy, the Nakashima Reading Room, the Visual Heritage of Bucks County and an interactive exhibit on Bucks County writers and composers like Rodgers and Hammerstein. Tu-Fr 10AM-4:30PM, Sa 10AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM.
  • Bucks County Civil War Roundtable Library & Museum, 32 N. Broad St., 215-348-8293, [5]. The Civil War Museum has on display a multitude of items related to Doylestown's 104th Pa. Volunteer Infantry Regiment and the Civil War in general. Bullets, weapons, uniforms, flags, art and Lincoln Medals and Tokens dating from 1870 are just a few of the pieces primarily donated from area history buffs and collecters. The library has hundreds of books on the Civil War, a great many of which were donated by the late Fred Holzworth. The Roundtable hosts a variety of programs including speakers, concerts and trips to other area historical sites. Sa 10:30AM-2PM.

Do[edit][add listing]

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Doylestown is alive with events and attractions for visitors of all ages - young couples, families with kids and groups interested in the arts.

  • First Friday, [6]. The first Friday of every month 6:30PM-9PM. First Friday Doylestown features a night of live artists, bands and performers outside of Doylestown's local businesses. Shops and restaurants are open late to service the crowds of people walking around. Families, couples, and kids can walk the street of Doylestown while enjoying the local music, shops, and venues. Warm summer nights are the best! Come the Friday after Thanksgiving to watch the annual Christmas tree lighting in front of Starbucks on Main Street. Listen to the Central Bucks West High School Choir sing classic holiday songs and get into the Christmas spirit. Santa Clause will come to help the celebration on a fire ambulance. Starbucks also offers complimentary apple cider, cookies, and snacks to all who attend. Shops and restaurants stay open later to enjoy shopping and dining after the annual lighting. Perfect for families and children of all ages.
  • County Theater, 20 E. State St., 215-345-6789, [7]. The historic County Theater has been located in the center of Doylestown since 1938. Showing mostly independent and old-time films, the non-profit theater has a wide membership in the Bucks County area. During the summer, the County features "Hollywood Summer Nights" and plays such classics as The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, It's a Wonderful Life and North by Northwest.
  • Kids Castle, 425 Wells Rd., Central Park, [8]. This stunning 35-foot-tall wooden play castle was built as a community effort for the children and families of Doylestown. It features swings, slides, climbing and hiding places and bridges. Central Park has tennis courts, volleyball nets, pavillions for pickniking and a 1.5 run/walk trail. Open 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset.
  • Fanny Chapman Pool and Park 10 McKinstry Dr., 215-348-7618, [9]. Fanny Chapman Swimming Pool was opened to the public in 1927 upon the suggestion of William Mercer, Henry Mercer's younger brother. Today Fanny Chapman has four pools, including a children's wading pool, a diving pool and a pool for community swim teams to use. The surrounding park area is home to volleyball courts, a playground and a lake where locals can fish in season.
  • Town and Country Players 4158 York Rd., 215-348-7566, [10]. Town and Country Players is one of the most historic theaters in Bucks County. The 240-year-old barn which houses the unique theater-in-the round was rented and remodeled in 1957. A small group of actors began putting on simple productions at T&C, and the popularity quickly grew in the community. Today, T&C hosts a season of six productions, not including the family musical, children's play and one-act festival. With the help of a talented membership, T&C looks less like a farmhouse these days, and more like a professional theater.
  • Moose Lodge 127 East Main St., 215-345-9850. Doylestown's best kept secret! Come and enjoy the many events the Moose Lodge has to offer. Shows performed every first Friday of the month by local bands. Family-friendly concerts, socials, and fundraisers.
  • Essentials Salon and Day Spa 454 North Main St., 215-489-8800. Come and relax for a day at the spa at one of Doylestown's most popular salons and spas. Essentials specializes in massages, body waxing, hair design, manicures, pedicures, and hair coloring. Over 80 licensed professional employees. Also offers hair design for bridal parties, prom, birthday celebrations, and all special occasions.
  • Peace Valley Park 230 Creek Road 215-345-7860 Peace Valley Park is a park on the outside of Doylestown that is run by the Bucks County Parks and Recreation department. This 1500 acre park has so much to offer such as playgrounds, picnicking, hiking, boating, fishing, bike paths, and walking paths. Peace Valley park also has a nature center and environmental area. The park also offers numerous special programs such as water and boating programs and youth camps. The park is open from 8am until sunset.
  • Burpee Park This park is located in the borough of Doylestown next to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic church. The park has the largest play equipment in Doylestown. Burpee park also has three tennis courts, three baseball and softball fields, basketball courts, and a picnic pavilion. The park is open from dust to dawn.
  • The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm Spa, 5281 York Road, 215-794-5104, [11]. The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm Spa uses all natural herbal ingredients, blended fresh on property, to create a unique and wholesome spa experience.

Buy[edit][add listing]

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The center of Doylestown offers a "small town" feel with gift and antique shops, privately-owned boutiques and friendly customer service.

  • Farmer's Market Open Saturdays from 7AM-noon, Apr-Nov. [12]. Vendors gather on S. Hamilton St. every Saturday morning to sell their fresh fruits, cheeses, pastries, flowers, crafts and more. The Farmer's Market has gathered quite a following and on any given summer Saturday morning, many regulars come to eat breakfast and chat with friends outside.
  • Center shopping district - Features many of these unique shops and more.
  • Main Street Market Place -Features multiple stores, restaurant, and bar. Stores include: Beans Beauty Salon, Andre's Wine and Cheese Shop, MODE-Clothing, The Thatched Cottage, and more. 22 S. Main St., 215-345-7721.
  • Doylestown Bookstore, 16 S. Main St., 215-230-7610, [13]. Doylestown's premiere bookstore. Selling a wide variety of new books, children's stories, and magazines. Also offering reading accessories.
  • Sew Smart, 30 W. Oakland Ave., 215-345-7990, [14].
  • Herb's Hobbies and Crafts, 200 W. State St., 215-345-7123, [15]. Offering a broad selection for all hobby and craft needs including scrapbook supplies, knitting materials, trains, toys, home goods, cake decorating, candy making, model kits, stuffed animals, and collectibles.
  • Shop Sixty Five, 53 W. State St., 215-348-8250.
  • Bucks County Dry Goods 8 E. State St., 215-489-6168. High end women's clothing from designers like Free People, BCBG, Steven Starr, among others. Also selling accessories like sunglasses, scarves, and belts.
  • Gap 17 S. Main St., 215-230-9440. Chain department store selling women's, men's, and children's clothing. Also offers accessories, shoes, belts, lingerie, perfume, jewelry, sunglasses, and gifts.
  • Head Over Heels 17 W. State St., 215-340-7755. Shoe store specializing in women's heels, boots, ballet flats, and sneakers.
  • A Special Gift 30 E. State St., 215-340-0434. Gift store with wide range of unique merchandise. Specialized in well-crafted jewelry and accessories. Also selling clothing, purses, and home goods.
  • Paper Unicorn 2 S. Main St., 215-345-8655. Gift store with wide range of card, candle, and home decor selection.
  • Rutherford's Camera Shop, 23 W. State St., 215-348-4221.
  • Paint n' Pottery and the Bead Bazaar, 15 W. Oakland Avenue Doylestown, PA 18901, 215-348-9003, [16]. Paint pottery or bead jewelry. No experience necessary. Walk-in, party reservations, and workshops available.  edit
  • Twenty East Vintage Jewelry, 22 East Oakland Ave Doylestown, PA 18901, 215-345-1161. Everything from Victorian jewelry up through new. From high-end to costume, there is something for everyone (and any budget)!  edit
  • Shop 65 53 W. Main St., 215-348-8250. High end women's and men's clothing and accessories. Designer jeans are also sold here.
  • Sweet Blossoms Lingerie Boutique 65 S. Main St., 215-345-5140. Women's lingerie and pajamas.
  • Poor Richards 812 N. Easton Highway, 215-348-5388. Gifts, home goods, kitchenware, garden supplies.
  • Something Else 31 W. State St., 215-340-0444 High-end women's clothing, jewelry, shoes, winter jackets, and accessories. Now offering little girls clothing.
  • Chelsea Clothing and Gifts 18 N. Main St., 215-348-1296. Woman's new and vintage clothing, accessories, and gifts.
  • Bonton 456 North Main St., 215-340-2350. Department store selling mens, women's, children's, and infant clothing. Extensive shoe department, accessories, home goods, jewelry, perfume, and make-up.
  • Annie Sez 440 North Main St., 215-345-7946. Department store designers at discounted prices. Women's clothing, accessories, shoes, home decor, lingerie, and gowns for all special occasions. Designers including Free People, Roxy, BCBG, DKNY, among others.
  • Radio Shack 426 North Main St., 215-348-2898. Selling mobile phones, MP3 players, I-pod accessories, cameras, batteries, laptops, electronic toys, video games, and more.
  • Music and Arts Center 442 North Main St., 215-443-7880. Music store where you can buy and rent multiple instruments, sheet music, accessories. Lessons are also offered.
  • The Children's Place 436 North Main St., 215-489-0268. Children's and infant clothing, shoes, accessories.
  • Staples 438 North Main St., 215-489-1133. Chain store selling specializing in office supplies, laptops, printer ink, toner, electronics, and office furniture. Also selling school supplies and presentation supplies for all project needs.
  • Holly Hill Boutique 180 W. State St., 215-345-0784. Unique boutique specializing in high end women's clothing at reasonable prices. Also sells shoes, jewelry, scarves, purses, belts, and other accessories.
  • Monkey Business 481 East Main St., 215-340-1890. Specializing in high end children's and infant clothing and accessories.
  • Chico's 31 South Main St., 215-230-7206. Specializing in women's clothing and accessories.
  • Striker Soccer Supplies 161 W. State St., 215-348-3635. Specializing in all soccer clothing and accessories.
  • The Bucks County Running Company 25 W. State St., 215-230-9606. Specializing in running apparel and accessories. Also sells a large variety of sneakers.
  • Smith and Scott 76.S Main Street, 215-230-3390 Specializing in womens clothing and accessories. This is a very trendy upscale store that offers only the best clothing and has something to fit any women.
  • Nuts Plus 46 E State Street #4, 215-348-0874 This small little candy shop is located in a little alley way in the borough of town. The store offers any candy's, nuts, fudges, and sweets you can imagine! This old fashian candy shop is stocked with all of your favorite classic candies!

Eat[edit][add listing]

Doylestown is home to dozens of eclectic restaurants that range from burger joints to fine dining.

  • Cafe Alessio 24 N. Main St., 215-340-1101. Italian, Sea Food, and Sushi bar with outdoor dining, reasonably priced.
  • Madame Butterfly 34 W. State St., 215-345-4488. Exquisite and authentic Japanese.
  • Villa Capri 51 West Court St., 215-348-9656. Best pizza in town.
  • Domani Star 57 W. State St., 215-230-9100. Steak, seafood and Italian in a cozy, small-town bistro
  • The Freight House 194 W. Ashland St., 215-340-1003. Dining within the historical freight house at the Doylestown train station. More expensive, but worth the extra penny.
  • Jules Thin Crust Pizza 78 S. Main St., 215-34-JULES. Thin crust pizza with any topping your heart desires. Great for families with kids. All uses organic ingredients from local farmers. BYOB.
  • Honey 42 Shewell Ave., 215-489-4200. American style dining with small-portioned meals. Easy to share with friends and family.
  • Cafe America 1 W. Court St., 215-348-7838. Festive Mexican cuisine. Order to go or dine in.
  • Ooka Japanese Restaurant, 110 Veterans Ln Doylestown, PA 18901, (215) 348-8185, [17]. Japanese food, sushi and hibachi  edit
  • Slate Bleu, 100 S Main St Doylestown, PA 18901, (215) 348-0222, [18]. Casual European Dining  edit
  • Cross Culture Restaurant, 64 West State Street Doylestown, PA 18901, 215-489-9101. Indian cuisine  edit
  • Knight House, 96 W. State St. (Clinton St.) Doylestown, PA 18901, 215-489-9900, [19]. Inspired American Fare  edit
  • Pennsylvania Soup and Seafood Located in the Main Street Marketplace 22 S. Main Street Doylestown, PA 18901 215-230-9490 Fresh Seafood and a variety of Homemade Soups.
  • Chambers 19 Bistro and Bar 19 N. Main St., 215-348-1940. The best in local fare.
  • Bagel Barrel 60 W. State St., 215-248-8280. The Best bagels in Doylestown. Offering a wide variety of bagels, sandwiches, pastries, and coffee. Catering available.
  • 86 West 86 W. State St., 215-345-8600. Restaurant and bar specializing in sushi and japanese cuisine. Also offers a wide variety of traditional meals.
  • Cross Culture-Ethnic Indian Restaurant and Catering 62-64 W. State St., 215-489-9101. Specializing in traditional Indian cuisine with a twist. BYOB.
  • A Taste Of Philly 18 W. State St., 215-340-1575. Specializing in soft pretzels and homemade ice cream. Catering available for all special events. Also offering birthday parties. Come and learn how to make soft pretzels with friends!
  • Annie's Water Ice 187 South Clinton St., 215-230-3350. Opened seasonally from March to September. Specializing in home-made water ice and soft serve ice cream. Also offering soft pretzels, gelatos, and milkshakes. The perfect place to bring families and friends on a summer night.
  • Altomontes Italian Market and Deli 812 North Easton St., 215-489-8889. Specializing in authentic and home-made italian cuisine. Famous for its hand-made pasta, baked bread, and italian dishes.
  • Andres Wine and Cheese Shoppe 22 South Main St., 215-340-0440. Come and eat at the bar or take your order to-go. Specializing in home-made cheese and local wine.
  • Bobby Simones 52 East State St., 215-340-1414. Offering creative and traditional American cuisine using fresh ingredients. Also offers a wide variety of alcoholic beverages, beer, and wine.
  • California Tortilla 274 South Main St., 215-230-4599. Traditional Mexican cuisine. Specializing in burritos, tacos, and quesdillas. Offers a wide range of hot sauces from mild to deathly.
  • Coffee and Cream 6 East State St., 215-348-1111. Doylestown's most famous coffee bar. Offering a variety of speciality coffee drinks, pastries, smoothies, and home-made ice cream. A warm place to go after a cold day of shopping in town.
  • Lilly's Gourmet 1 W. Court St., 215-230-7883. The perfect lunch destination. Specializing in home-made sandwiches, soups, and salads. Dine in or take-out.
  • Nat's Pizzeria 138 W. State St., 215-345-8822. The most famous home-made pizza in Doylestown. Dine in or take out. Offers speciality pizza, hoagies, steak sandwiches, and salads.
  • Planet Smoothie 186 West State St., 215-340-1009. The best place for a fresh and delicious smoothie. Offering a wide variety of flavors, fruits, and protein these smoothies are great snacks. Also serves soup, soft pretzels, chips, and a variety of other snacks.
  • Primo Hoagies 6 East Court St., 215-340-7701. Specializing in hand-made hoagies with a variety of different meats, vegetables, and condiments. Dine in or order in advanced. Catering offered. Perfect for birthday celebrations, superbowl parties, and all other special events.
  • Poco's 625 N Main Street, 215-348-3424 Offers Mexican American food and Bar. This restaurant is great for familys and has a very unique decor.
  • Paganini Ristorante 81 West State Street, 215-348-5922 This is one of Doylestown most Famous Italian restaurants. located in the heart of Doylestown offers so many different things from a nice cafe to elegant dining, also offers fresh pizza, meats, and there own sauces. Paganini offers both indoor and outdoor seating. Paganini also opened up a small cafe and wine bar across the street. the Cafe is more of a casual place to get food and eat outside.
  • M.O.M's37 N Main Street, 215-340-1880 Located in the center of town M.O.M's is a great victoria style restaurant. M.O.M's has a full service bar and two floors for seating. M.O.M's is American food with a pinch of the south.
  • The WaterWheel 4424 Old Easton Road, 215-345-9544 This restaurant is an 18th century Bucks County Landmark. The Waterwheel offers numerous dinning rooms,a cellar bar, and banquet rooms. Open for lunch and dinner during the weekend and brunch on the weekends. The menu is modern continental fare and the bar also offers a bar food type menu. The Waterwheel is said very historic and is said to be haunted.
  • Vine and Fig Tree Bistro 19 E State Street #4, 215-345-1555 This relaxing comfy bistro located in the heart of Doylestown offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Vine and Fig offers outdoor seasonal seating. If you want a homey place to eat a nice breakfast or any meal this is the place!
  • Main Street Marketplace 22 South Main Street, 215-345-7721 This brand new market place offers a variety of different dining. The theme of the marketplace is an old historic type. The market place offers Baked on Main which is a upscale pizza bistro, Pennsylvania Soup and Seafood,and in the cellar is Andres Wine and cheese
  • Cross Keys Diner 4125 Swamp Road, 215-348-4911 Cross Keys is a great classic Diner that offers any kind of breakfast you can think of! Cross keys offers Breakfast, lunch, and takeout. You can either sit at a table or sit at the breakfast bar that wraps along the side of the diner.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Mesquito Grille, 128 West State Street, (215) 230-7427. Literally hundreds of national, international and micro-brew bottle and draft beers are available at this bi-level establishment in the heart of downtown Doylestown. Both smoking and non-smoking bars are available as well as an extensive menu including ribs, steaks, salads, seafood and locally famous buffalo wings in a variety of flavours. Food is generally served until 9:30PM weekdays and 10PM on weekends but the bar is open until 2AM everyday except Tuesday when the restaurant is also closed. This is a great bar to visit if you want to soak in genuine local atmosphere, enjoy a sophisticated beer or discuss Philadelphia Sports Teams... just don't mention the Dallas Cowboys!
  • Chambers 19, 19 North Main Street, (215) 348-1940. Chambers Bar & Bistro is in downtown Doylestown, within walking distance to the local theatre, county courthouse and in the middle of a busy shopping district. Chambers offers a quaint restaurant and a charming non-smoking bar featuring favourite draft beers and a good selection of bottles. The bar and restaurant both have daily food and drink specials and live acoustic pop and jazz music through the week and on the weekend.
  • The Other Side, 19 North Main Street, (215) 348-1940. Late night sister bar to Chambers. This is a good place to go when Chambers closes for the evening (usually between 10 and 11 PM). Many specialty beers on tap as well as the expected domestics and imports. The Other Side boasts an excellent liquor selection. Stop by for pub trivia on Monday nights and live music almost every other night with full bands performing every weekend night. Be sure to look out for special events as there are often theme nights at The Other Side such as "Margarita Night", "Hula Night" and "Bikini Night".
  • Bobby Simone's, 52 East State Street, 215.340.1414, [20]. Step off of State Street, walk down a friendly alleyway just beyond the well known County Theatre and you'll find yourself at Bobby Simone's. This bar attracts a younger crowd and has a great outdoor drinking and mingling area. It's a good place to hang out on a warm afternoon and a very good place to start your evening. There are all of the expected domestic beers on tap and a decent bottle selection, but you'll more than likely stay for the fun and charming outdoor area.
  • Muggs, 211 S Main St., Muggs is the local "hippie-bar" known for it's eclectic patrons and beers on the cheap. Don't let the relaxed rustic atmosphere fool you-this is a great place to relax and mingle with the locals. You might find yourself with some inside information on local attractions and customs from an hour or two hanging out here. There is a good draft selection and a great bottle selection. This bar also features very reasonably priced take-away beer for late night partying.
  • Stephanie's, 29 S Main Street, (215) 489 1644, [21]. This establishment consists of a ground level non-smoking sports bar and a cavernous basement lounge that features pub trivia on Monday nights, "Don't Forget the Lyrics" style karioke on Tuesday nights and live music Wednesday through Saturday. Stephanie's boasts over 50 draft beers and a good selection of bottles. The bar features daily specials and a happy hour from 5-7PM. Both the sports bar and the lower level are open 7 days a week until 2 AM and a full menu is served every day until "late night".
  • Puck Live Printers Alley, 215-348-9000 Puck is one of the best bars to hang out at in town. Puck has a great outdoor bar in the summer which also has sit down room to eat with friends or family. Puck has live mic nights also.
  • Amber Inn
  • The Farmhouse
  • Chambers 19 Restaurant, 19 North Main Street (Center of town), 2153481940. 7 days open. American regional cooking. A favorite among locals. Casual dining with an extensive menu eeasonably priced.  edit
  • Penn Taproom 80 West State Street, 215-230-7299 A new hot spot in town. The Penn Taproom is located in a prime spot in Doylestown with a full bar inside, outdoor seating, and an up stairs dining room. The menu is mostly bar food. Has a great cozy atmosphere.
  • Finney's Royal Grotto 15 South Main Street, 215-348-2124 An Irish Style pub

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Doylestown Inn, 18 West State Street, 215-345-6610, [22].

The Doylestown Inn has eleven furnished rooms featuring jetted tubs, mini bars, fireplaces and more. This elegant lodging in the center of Doylestown is in proximity to all of the best shops and restaurants in town.

The Hargrave House is the only full service Bed and Breakfast in Doylestown. There are seven rooms in the Hargrave house and they all have en-suite bathrooms. Four of the room have fireplaces and five rooms have two person jetted tubs. All rooms have flat screen tvs, internet connection, and climate controls. Breakfast is served every morning in the dinning room, which can also be turned into a meeting space. The Hargrave House is within walking distance to the Mercer Museum, Michener Art Museum, and Fonthill Castles. The Hargrave House is also located in the center of town and within walking distance to all of the towns shops and restaurants. This Bed and Breakfast for weddings, anniversity's, honey moons, and weekend getaways.

The Courthouse Inn is a motel that has many amenities to offer such as complimentary continental breakfast, smoking and non smoking rooms, free local newspaper, refrigerators, and flat screen tvs. Attached to the Courthouse Inn is Poco's Mexican-American restaurant and bar. Also attached is the Comedy Cabaret. The Inn is within walking distance to town and all the shops and restaurants.

  • Highland Farm Bed and Breakfast This bed and Breakfast is a very historical house where Oscar Hammerstein wrote the lyrics to theGreat American Musical Oklahoma. In 2007 the bed and breakfast took on new management and owner who remodeled the house and barn to make it what it is today. This bed and Breakfast offers 4 large suites. Breakfast is also offered in the dinning room every morning as well as a wine and cheese reception in the living room at nights. The Highland Farm offers a beautiful wrap around porch which is great for sitting out on and taking in the views. The dining room at the Highland farm is also perfect for weddings, receptions, meetings, and other special events. The Highland Farm Bed and Breakfast is just a walk away from town and is a step away far some very nice parks such as Burpee Park and Fanny Chapman Park.
  • The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm, 5281 York Road Holicong, Pennsylvania 18928, (215) 794-5104, [23]. Barley Sheaf Farm Estate & Spa is Bucks County's premier inn.

Get out[edit]

  • Peddler's Village, [24]. 10 min. from Doylestown in Lahaska. Peddler's Village has 70 specialty shops, six restaurants and the Golden Plough Inn for overnight guests. Perfect for a day of shopping, walking and dining in the country. There are also attractions for children at Giggleberry Fair such as a carousel, games and rides.
  • New Hope, 20 min. from Doylestown. This riverside town boasts a tremendous amount of shops, art galleries, and theaters as well as a bustling night life and gay community.
  • Delaware River Country, 20 min. from Doylestown in Point Pleasant, [25]. Canoe, raft, kayak and tube down the Delaware enjoying the beautiful scenery as you go by!



  • Bowman's Hill Tower A historic Park located in Washington Crossing which is about a 20 min. drive from Doylestown. The Tower is located on top of a giant hill with beautiful views. This is a great place to hike or walk around and just take in the beautiful views and landscape.
  • Lambertville New Jersey just a short 20 min drive over the bridge from New Hope. This beautiful town is located on the other side of the Delaware River across from New Hope. Lambertville is filled with great restaurants, shops, art galleries, bike trails, and walking trails.
  • Washington Crossing Just a short 15 to 20 min. drive Here is where Washington first crossed the Delaware River. Visit this small town and along the river you will see a nice little park in honor of Washington Crossing the Delaware. There are also walking and biking trails along the canal that have a beautiful scenery. If you are visiting around the holidays there is always a reinactment.
  • Rices Market only a 10 min drive from Doylestown is one of the areas most popular flea markets. Rices is located on a 30 acres on 6326 greenhill Road New Hope, Pa. Rices has everything you can imagine! To name a few of the different things you will find for sure is clothing, handbags, jewlery, antiques, collectables, meats, baked goods, flowers, fruits, vegetables, and everything else you can think of! Rices is open on Tuesdays all year round and tuesday and saturdays in the spring and summer. On most days at Rices there is about 700 vendors and over 1,500 shoppers.
  • High Rocks State Park A park located close to the delaware river on Troy and Cafferty Road in Pipersville,Pa only a 15 min drive from Doylestown. High Rocks State Park is the perfect place to take a family or go by your self to hike, walk, or bike the trails. It is a great place to take in the views or do yoga on the jetting rocks on the mountains. At high Rocks there is also a valley with a nice little creek or river.

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