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Explore Fairmount

Easily accessible arts and eats

Relax with a beer at The Belgian Cafe in Fairmount. Credit: R. Kennedy for GPTMC

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The Benjamin Franklin Parkway boasts a dense collection of internationally renowned museums, making it a must-visit for all appreciators of art.

Fortunately, Fairmount’s convenient geographic setup allows you to to complete a busy of day of visual admiration with fantastic eats and excellent drinking destinations.

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The Belgian Café

Belgian cookery, brews and a local pedigree

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From the same people responsible for lauded beer bar Monk’s, this spot maintains a selection of cool and interesting beers on tap, as well as an extensive knowledge of mussels.

21st & Green Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 235-3500
 

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Art Museum covers 10 acres and houses more than 300,000 works spanning 2,000 years

The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Like Philadelphia’s own Parthenon, the Philadelphia Museum of Art sits majestically on a rise at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The vast collections of this temple of art make it the third-largest art museum in the country, and an absolute must-see on the city’s cultural circuit.

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 763-8100
 

Hickory Lane

Three squares of seasonal bites

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The menu changes frequently at this neighborhood fave, which uses in-season ingredients for lunch, dinner and brunch.

2025 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 769-2420
 

Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building

Fashion and modern design highlight the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s first major expansion

The Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building.

Enthusiasts of fashion and modern design will relish a visit to the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building, the first major expansion of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Fairmount Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 763-8100
 

Bridgid’s Bar & Restaurant

Outstanding craft beer and a loyal following

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Quite possibly the first bar in the city to put its menu on a chalkboard, Bridgid’s pairs an outstanding selection of Belgian and craft brews with delicious lunch and dinner dishes.

726 N. 24th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 232-3232
 

Lemon Hill
Bar and Restaurant

Classic cocktails, polished wood fittings and gastropub grub

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A recent addition to Fairmount, this pub and restaurant is named for the famous mansion nearby.

745 N. 25th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 232-2270
 

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