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Live Like A Local
Live Like A Local
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Kevin Lundell

Kevin Lundell

Assistant General Manager Red Owl Tavern

  • Hands down the one place I've spent the most waking hours is Tria. Small concise lists of wine, beer and cheese are the hallmark.

  • Bibou is a shining star. It is located near the Italian Market. Chef/Owner Pierre Calmels, a veteran of Le Bec Fin and Daniel, puts together a menu of farmhouse style French cooking.

Drink
Grace Dreissroth

Grace Dreissroth

VIP Hostess, Stratus Lounge

  • Race St. Cafe is one of my favorite places because it's off the beaten path. Big barn doors open to the outside and they have a rotating list of craft beers.

  • Rogue is a great place to get dressed up and enjoy cocktails.

Wellness
Carrie McGeehan

Carrie McGeehan

Conference Services Manager

  • Step outside our front doors into the Independence National Historic Park and immerse yourself in the history of our Founding Fathers.

  • Take a sunrise run over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and enjoy some amazine views of our beautiful City of Brotherly Love.

Play
Andrew Terranova

Andrew Terranova

Concierge

  • Take in a big Broadway show at Walnut Street Theatre, America's oldest theatre! Great stars have performed here like Marlon Brando and Katherine Hepburn.

  • For history that will send a chill down your spine, visit Eastern State Penitentiary. Wait until you see Al Capone's luxurious prison cell!

Retail therapy
Melissa Braff

Melissa Braff

Area Revenue Manager

  • When looking fordenim, there's no better place than Charlie's. Their staff members are famous in the city for finding customers the perfect fit.

  • I love United by Blue's unique concept: part coffee bar, part sustainable retailer. For every product sold, they remove one pound of trash from our world's oceans and waterways.

One of a kind
Brian Brazina

Brian Brazina

Sales Coordinator

  • On Fridays head over to World Cafe Live where WXPN will broadcase their "Free at Noon" concert series.

  • The Philadelphia Free Library is home to Grip, the most important bird in American literature. Grip was Charles Dickens' pet raven and made his literary debut in Barnaby Rudge.

For more information about any of these suggestions and additional favorites, contact Hotel Monaco's concierge at (215) 925-2111.

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