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  • Fonthill

    Turn of the century patrician Henry Mercer was a "renaissance" man. Archeology, achitecture, art, tilemaking, and anthropology were among his many interests. He was particularly interested in the revolutionary use of concrete as a building material. Fonthill was built as his primary residence. To many it looks like a European castle or manor house....

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  • Mercer Tileworks

    Next to Henry Mercer's household of Fonthill he erected a low, concrete building for the purpose of a factory to create "Moravian tiles." Mercer was very interested in the old world style of crafting tile from clay. His tiles were adorned with art representing biblical scenes, nature scenes, medieval art and lots more. Mercer decorated all of his...

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  • Mercer Museum

    This large concrete "castle" was built by an eccentric patrician in the early part of the 20th century. The museum was built to house his collection of farm implements, household implements, craftsmen tools and other artifacts from what he (rightly) considered to be the vanishing way of rural life in his own time. Mercer also was interested in...

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  • Out of the Way Cool Restaurant

    Tucked into a narrow alley off State Street in Doylestown is a cool little restaurant and bar. Its changed hands, names and style a few times in the past few years but its still quite popular. In part this is because of the outdoor patio between the bar and restaurant. Haven't eaten in the new restaurant yet. Bar menu is good.

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  • Eat breakfast like a local

    Located on East State Street (across from the County Theatre) this small restaurant is open primarily for breakfast and lunch. The food is good, and very reasonably priced. This is where the locals come to read the paper and watch the foot traffic on the street below. Hey, your in Pennsylvania -- have some scrapple with those eggs! On the rare...

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  • Down by the train station

    As the name suggests, this restaurant is built in a restored freight house adjacent to Doylestown's train station on the end of the regional rail service R7 line. Parking is a bit of a challenge because of the tight confines in and around the train station. There is additional parking across the train tracks just down Clinton Street from the train...

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Doylestown Nightlife

  • Is that Brian?

    Located right on Main Street just a bit below the intersection of Court Street. Popular with locals, after-work crowd, bar scene crowd. Owners are nice guys. Gets pretty crowded on Friday and Saturday nights. Music can be intensely loud. Good old fashioned bar. Food is more than adequate if you're there earlier in the day. Come as you are.

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  • DO NOT GO HERE

    Do not goto this bar. The bouncers are all on steroids and tend to take out women while they are senselessly throwing beating up people beyond the point of doing their job. This is probably why the place is constantly closing early and there is always police around. The service is slow and aside from the female bartenders the rest are morons. there...

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  • Where it goes down

    Fast becoming the most crowded bar in Doylestown. Generally a younger crowd, but still mixed. Crowded Thursday-Saturday. Usually has live music. Wanna watch the game? Its probably going to be on, but the musician will be standing directly in front of the screen and will probably express annoyance at you for watching it. Celebrity bartender nights...

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Doylestown Off The Beaten Path

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    by bboger Written Nov 24, 2005

    Doylestown is a great walking town. People love to look at the old houses, architecture, gardens, etc. Hidden throughout the borough are a series of small "pocket parks." See how many you can find! A good friend used to organize "alley" tours. Doylestown was designed with many small alleys hidden between residential streets. Over the years the old workshops and barns have (in some cases) become houses and apartments. Some of my favorite walks in Doylestown include these alleys.

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