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See the city after hours.

IT'S GOT THE STREET the whole country once knew as the "hippest street in town."

It's got a burgeoning riverfront with quirky nightclubs.

It's got the best team in baseball -- at least, at the time of this writing.

It's got a new skyline, especially when the lights are on. All of which means, it's got a nightlife. And so should you, during convention week in Philadelphia.

Just a few suggestions:

Festivity: South Street, the one immortalized in song, is home to 75 bars, restaurants, and one-of-a-kind shops. Walk there from the hotel with an appetite, a thirst, or a yen to spend yen. Jazz side trip: Zanzibar Blue, 311 South 11th near Spruce; jazz club next door to its fine restaurant. No cover, if you've had dinner.

Riverside: How about drinks under transplanted palm trees? Try Maui, one of the many new clubs on the Delaware River. Also: the Aztec, Meiji-En, Rock Lobster, Katmandu, Beach Club, Barbary, Kokomo Bay Cafe, and Oz. Each with its own special theme. See the hotel desk for information, then grab a cab for the short ride to any of these spots.

Baseball: You want Phillies? We got 'em -- every day of the convention. Wednesday and Thursday, it's the Cubbies; the rest of the week the Astros are in town. Evenings around 7:35 p.m., Sunday at 1:35 p.m. Veterans Stadium, a $10 cab ride or a quick $1.50 ride via the Broad Street subway from City Hall station.

Skyline: Spring for a cab ride to Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park just before dinner. Have the cabbie wait while you snap the city skyline, which looks like Oz from this vantage point. Or stroll West Market Street after hours and see if you can make out the top of Liberty Place.

For up-to-the-moment tips on nightlife, read Terry Bitman's "Going Out" column in each morning's Philadelphia Inquirer.
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Title Annotation:Convention '93; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Date:Sep 22, 1993
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