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Doylestown

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Downtown Doylestown

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]

Map of Doylestown (Pennsylvania)

By car[edit]

Doylestown is located at the crossroads of U.S. Route 202 and Pennsylvania Route 611.

From Philadelphia, follow Interstate 76 west and take exit 331B to Interstate 476 north. Follow Interstate 476 north and pass through the Mid-County toll plaza onto the Pennsylvania Turnpike, taking the exit to Interstate 276 east. Follow Interstate 276/Pennsylvania Turnpike east and take the Willow Grove exit (exit 343) to Pennsylvania Route 611. Take the ramp to Pennsylvania Route 611 north. Continue north on Pennsylvania Route 611 and take the exit for Main Street. Follow Main Street north into Doylestown.

From New York City, take Interstate 78 west into New Jersey. Take exit 29 to Interstate 287 south. Follow Interstate 287 south and take exit 17 to U.S. Route 202/U.S. Route 206 south. Continue to follow U.S. Route 202 south, crossing the Delaware River into Pennsylvania. In Buckingham, turn right to remain on U.S. Route 202 south. Turn right onto State Street and follow State Street into Doylestown.

From South Jersey, take the New Jersey Turnpike north to exit 6. Take exit 6 and follow the Pearl Harbor Memorial Turnpike Extension across the Delaware River into Pennsylvania. Continue west along Interstate 276/Pennsylvania Turnpike and take the Willow Grove exit (exit 343) to Pennsylvania Route 611. Take the ramp to Pennsylvania Route 611 north. Continue north on Pennsylvania Route 611 and take the exit for Main Street. Follow Main Street north into Doylestown.

From points south such as Baltimore and Washington, D.C., follow Interstate 95 north into Pennsylvania. Take exit 7 to Interstate 476 north. Follow Interstate 476 north and pass through the Mid-County toll plaza onto the Pennsylvania Turnpike, taking the exit to Interstate 276 east. Follow Interstate 276/Pennsylvania Turnpike east and take the Willow Grove exit (exit 343) to Pennsylvania Route 611. Take the ramp to Pennsylvania Route 611 north. Continue north on Pennsylvania Route 611 and take the exit for Main Street. Follow Main Street north into Doylestown.

From points west such as Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, follow Interstate 76/Pennsylvania Turnpike east. In Valley Forge, the Pennsylvania Turnpike becomes Interstate 276. Follow Interstate 276/Pennsylvania Turnpike east and take the Willow Grove exit (exit 343) to Pennsylvania Route 611. Take the ramp to Pennsylvania Route 611 north. Continue north on Pennsylvania Route 611 and take the exit for Main Street. Follow Main Street north into Doylestown.

From points north such as Allentown and Scranton, follow Interstate 476/Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension south and take the Quakertown exit (exit 44) to Pennsylvania Route 663. Take Pennsylvania Route 663 north. Upon crossing Pennsylvania Route 309 in Quakertown, the road becomes Pennsylvania Route 313 east. Continue along Pennsylvania Route 313 east to Doylestown. From the Easton area, follow Pennsylvania Route 611 south and continue along Main Street into Doylestown.

By plane[edit]

The nearest airport to Doylestown with commercial air service is the Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, which is an hour away by car. From here, you can rent a car, take a taxicab, take an Uber or Lyft, or take a SEPTA Regional Rail train to get to Doylestown. To take the train from the airport to Doylestown, take the Airport Line into Center City Philadelphia. At one of the Center City stations (30th Street, Suburban, Jefferson) transfer to a Lansdale/Doylestown Line train for service to Doylestown.

By train[edit]

  • 1 SEPTA Regional Rail Doylestown Station, 130 S Clinton St, +1 215 348-4234. Ticket office: M-F 5:45AM-11AM. SEPTA Regional Rail provides daily commuter rail service from Center City Philadelphia to Doylestown along the Lansdale/Doylestown Line, stopping at the Doylestown Station. In Center City Philadelphia, the train offers connections to other SEPTA Regional Rail lines including the Airport Line train to the Philadelphia International Airport, intercity bus service from the Philadelphia Greyhound Terminal at Jefferson Station, and Amtrak trains along the Northeast and Keystone corridors at 30th Street Station. Fares from Center City Philadelphia: $6.75 advance sales and $8.00 on-board weekdays, $5.25 advance sales and $7.00 on-board evenings and weekends.

By bus[edit]

  • SEPTA Route 55, +1 215 580-7800. SEPTA provides bus service to Doylestown along Route 55, which begins at the Cross Keys Shopping Center at the north end of town, passes through the town on Main Street, and heads south along Pennsylvania Route 611 to Warrington, Willow Grove, Abington, and the Olney Transportation Center in North Philadelphia. $2.50 cash, $2.00 token or SEPTA Key Travel Wallet.
  • Fullington Trailways, 130 S Clinton St, +1 814 765-7871, toll-free: +1 800 252-3893. Fullington Trailways provides intercity bus service to Doylestown from a stop at the Doylestown Station. Buses run along a route connecting Doylestown to the Philadelphia Greyhound Terminal in Philadelphia and Williamsport, serving several places in northern Pennsylvania.
  • Greyhound Lines, 130 S Clinton St, toll-free: +1 800 231-2222. Greyhound Lines provides intercity bus service to Doylestown from a stop at the Doylestown Station. Buses run along a route connecting Doylestown to the Philadelphia Greyhound Terminal in Philadelphia, Easton, Stroudsburg, Mt. Pocono, and Scranton.
  • Trans-Bridge Lines, 130 S Clinton St, +1 610 868-6001. Trans-Bridge Lines provides intercity bus service to Doylestown from a stop at the Doylestown Station. Buses run to Doylestown from Bethlehem and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City. Fares from New York City: $29.55 one-way, $56.15 round-trip.

Get around[edit]

Doylestown is a very walkable town, with sidewalks and crosswalks for pedestrians. The town has the Doylestown Community Bike & Hike System, which consists of over 25 miles (40 km) of trails and side paths for pedestrians and bicycles serving both the borough of Doylestown and Doylestown Township. On-street parking and parking lots are available in the downtown area, allowing you to park the car and walk around town. Parking both on-street and in parking lots in the downtown area is regulated by parking meters, which are in effect Monday through Saturday from 9AM to 5PM. Parking is free during the evenings and all day on Sunday and holidays. Parking meters have either 3-hour or 10-hour limits depending on location; the 3-hour meters are $1 per hour while the 10-hour meters are $0.50 per hour. The Borough Hall offers 6-month parking permits for $50 that can be used at the 10-hour meters. All parking meters accept coins; smart meters accept coins in addition to payment with credit cards and the Parkmobile app. There are also free 15-minute parking spaces for people making a quick trip. On-street parking in downtown Doylestown consists of a mix of 3-hour meters, 10-hour meters, and free 15-minute parking spaces. There are 8 public parking lots that are available in the downtown area. The Plaza West parking lot at Hamilton and State streets uses the pay and display system for parking. The Dommel Way parking lot between Court and State streets has free 15-minute parking spaces and 3-hour meters. The Pine Street parking lot at Pine and State streets has 3-hour meters. The Plaza East parking lot at East Oakland Avenue and Donaldson Street has 3-hour meters. The Clinton Street parking lot at Clinton and West Court streets has 3-hour and 10-hour meters. The Bucks County Parking Garage at Broad and Union streets offers free parking 24 hours a day, with a free shuttle on weekday mornings and afternoons to the Justice Center. The Wells Fargo Bank Lot offers free parking from 6PM-2AM on weekdays, noon-2AM on Saturday, and all day Sunday. The County "VIP" Lot offers free parking from 6PM-2AM on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. Valet parking is available at three locations on State Street from 5PM-midnight on Friday, 11AM-midnight on Saturday, and 10AM-9PM on Sunday.

  • Doylestown DART, +1 215 794-5554. The Doylestown DART provides bus service around Doylestown, operating Monday through Saturday. The bus service travels to government offices, schools, stores, restaurants, pharmacies, senior residences, and Doylestown Hospital. The bus provides connections to SEPTA's Route 55 bus and Lansdale/Doylestown Line train. $1.

Ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft can be used to get around Doylestown.

See[edit]

Mercer Museum

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.

  • 1 Mercer Museum, 84 South Pine Street, +1 215 345-0210, fax: +1 215 230-0823. 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, crannies, 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 Mercer Museum on Wikipedia Mercer Museum (Q15253086) on Wikidata
Fonthill Museum
  • 2 Fonthill Museum, +1 215-348-9461. East Court Street & Route 313. 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.
  • 3 [dead link]Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, 130 Swamp Road, +1 215-345-6722. 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 activities 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.
  • 4 James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 S. Pine St, +1 215-340-9800. Tu-F 10AM-4:30PM, Sa 10AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM. 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. James A. Michener Art Museum on Wikipedia James A. Michener Art Museum (Q4502139) on Wikidata
  • Bucks County Civil War Roundtable Library & Museum, 32 N. Broad St, +1 215-348-8293. Sa 10:30AM-2PM. 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.

Do[edit]

County Theater

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

  • [dead link]First Friday. 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.
  • 1 County Theater, 20 E. State St, +1 215 345-6789. 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.
  • [dead link]Kids Castle, 425 Wells Rd. Central Park. 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, pavilions for pickniking and a 1.5 run/walk trail. Open 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset.
  • [dead link]Fanny Chapman Pool and Park, 10 McKinstry Dr, +1 215 348-7618. 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, +1 215 348-7566. 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, +1 215-345-9850. 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, +1 215 489-8800. 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.
Lake Galena in Peace Valley Park
  • 2 Peace Valley Park, 230 Creek Road, +1 215 345-7860. 8AM-sunset daily. Peace Valley Park is a park on the outside of Doylestown that is run by the Bucks County Parks and Recreation department. Centered around Lake Galena, 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.
  • Burpee Park This park is 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, +1 215 794-5104. 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]

Main Street

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. 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.
  • 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, +1 215-230-7610. Sells a wide variety of new books, children's stories, and magazines. Also offering reading accessories.
  • Sew Smart, 30 W. Oakland Ave, +1 215-345-7990.
  • [dead link]Herb's Hobbies and Crafts, 200 W. State St, +1 215-345-7123. 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, +1 215-348-8250.
  • Bucks County Dry Goods, 8 E. State St, +1 215-489-6168. High end women's clothing from designers like Free People, BCBG, Steven Starr, among others. Also selling accessories like sunglasses, scarves, and belts.
  • Head Over Heels, 17 W. State St, +1 215-340-7755. Shoe store specializing in women's heels, boots, ballet flats, and sneakers.
  • A Special Gift, 30 E. State St, +1 215-340-0434. 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, +1 215-345-8655. Gift store with wide range of card, candle, and home decor selection.
  • Rutherford's Camera Shop, 23 W. State St, +1 215-348-4221.
  • [dead link]Paint n' Pottery and the Bead Bazaar, 15 W. Oakland Avenue Doylestown, PA 18901, +1 215-348-9003. Paint pottery or bead jewelry. No experience necessary. Walk-in, party reservations, and workshops available.
  • Twenty East Vintage Jewelry, 22 East Oakland Ave Doylestown, PA 18901, +1 215-345-1161. Everything from Victorian jewelry up through new. From high-end to costume, there is something for everyone (and any budget)!
  • Shop 65, 53 W. Main St, +1 215-348-8250. High end women's and men's clothing and accessories. Designer jeans are also sold here.
  • Sweet Blossoms Lingerie Boutique, 65 S. Main St, +1 215-345-5140. Women's lingerie and pajamas.
  • Poor Richards, 812 N. Easton Highway, +1 215-348-5388. Gifts, home goods, kitchenware, garden supplies.
  • Something Else, 31 W. State St, +1 215-340-0444. High-end women's clothing, jewelry, shoes, winter jackets, and accessories. Now offering little girls clothing.
  • Chelsea Clothing and Gifts, 18 N. Main St, +1 215-348-1296. Woman's new and vintage clothing, accessories, and gifts.
  • Music and Arts Center, 442 North Main St, +1 215-443-7880. Music store where you can buy and rent multiple instruments, sheet music, accessories. Lessons are also offered.
  • Holly Hill Boutique, 180 W. State St, +1 215-345-0784. 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, +1 215-340-1890. Specializing in high end children's and infant clothing and accessories.
  • Striker Soccer Supplies, 161 W. State St, +1 215-348-3635. Specializing in all soccer clothing and accessories.
  • The Bucks County Running Company, 25 W. State St, +1 215-230-9606. 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, +1 215-348-0874. This small little candy shop is 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]

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

  • Cafe Alessio, 24 N. Main St, +1 215-340-1101. Italian, Sea Food, and Sushi bar with outdoor dining, reasonably priced.
  • Madame Butterfly, 34 W. State St, +1 215-345-4488. Exquisite and authentic Japanese.
  • Villa Capri, 51 West Court, +1 215-348-9656. St. Best pizza in town.
  • Domani Star, 57 W. State St, +1 215-230-9100. Steak, seafood and Italian in a cozy, small-town bistro
  • The Freight House, 194 W. Ashland St, +1 215-340-1003. 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, +1 215-489-4200. American style dining with small-portioned meals. Easy to share with friends and family.
  • Cafe America, 1 W. Court St, +1 215-348-7838. Festive Mexican cuisine. Order to go or dine in.
  • Ooka Japanese Restaurant, 110 Veterans Ln Doylestown, PA 18901, +1 215 348-8185. Japanese food, sushi and hibachi
  • Slate Bleu, 100 S Main St Doylestown, PA 18901, +1 215 348-0222. Casual European Dining
  • Cross Culture Restaurant, 64 West State Street Doylestown, PA 18901, +1 215-489-9101. Indian cuisine
  • Knight House, 96 W. State St. (Clinton St.) Doylestown, PA 18901, +1 215-489-9900. Inspired American Fare
  • 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, +1 215-348-1940. The best in local fare.
  • Bagel Barrel, 60 W. State St, +1 215-248-8280. The Best bagels in Doylestown. Offering a wide variety of bagels, sandwiches, pastries, and coffee. Catering available.
  • 86 West, 86 W. State St, +1 215-345-8600. 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, +1 215-489-9101. Specializing in traditional Indian cuisine with a twist. BYOB.
  • A Taste Of Philly, 18 W. State St, +1 215-340-1575. 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, +1 215-230-3350. 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, +1 215-489-8889. 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, +1 215-340-0440. 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, +1 215-340-1414. 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, +1 215-230-4599. 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, +1 215-348-1111. 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, +1 215-230-7883. The perfect lunch destination. Specializing in home-made sandwiches, soups, and salads. Dine in or take-out.
  • Nat's Pizzeria, 138 W. State St, +1 215-345-8822. 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, +1 215-340-1009. 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, +1 215-340-7701. St. 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, +1 215-348-3424. Offers Mexican American food and Bar. This restaurant is great for families and has a very unique decor.
  • Paganini Ristorante, 81 West State Street, +1 215-348-5922. 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 their 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's, 37 N Main Street, +1 215-340-1880. 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, +1 215-345-9544. 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, +1 215-345-1555. 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, +1 215-345-7721. 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, +1 215-348-4911. 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]

  • Mesquito Grille, 128 West State Street, +1 215 230-7427. 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.
  • Chambers 19, 19 North Main Street, +1 215 348-1940. 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, +1 215 348-1940. Late night sister bar to Chambers. This is a good place to go when Chambers closes for the evening (usually between 10 and 11PM). Many specialty beers on tap as well as the expected domestics and imports. The Other Side has 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, +1 215 340-1414. 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, +1 215 489-1644. 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 karaoke on Tuesday nights and live music Wednesday to Saturday. Stephanie's has 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 2AM 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), +1 215 348-1940. 7 days open. American regional cooking. A favorite among locals. Casual dining with an extensive menu eeasonably priced.
  • Penn Taproom, 80 West State Street, +1 215-230-7299. A new hot spot in town. The Penn Taproom is 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, +1 215-348-2124. An Irish Style pub

Sleep[edit]

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.

Go next[edit]

  • Peddler's Village, [1]. 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, [2]. 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 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 just a short 20 min drive over the bridge from New Hope. This beautiful town is 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 reenactment.
  • Rices Market only a 10 min drive from Doylestown is one of the areas most popular flea markets. Rices is 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, jewelry, 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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