Philadelphia Freedom
Where to Go When You’re Released from the Conferences

As you’ll glean from our PM360 Calendar of Events (page 56), Philadelphia is one of this summer’s go-to places for pharmaceutical and medical-related conferences. CBI is holding nine different conferences in the City of Brotherly Love between mid-July and the first day of fall, while ExL Pharma Events is staging six during the same period. So what cool things can a busy conference attendee do after a hot day of meetings and networking? Here are some suggestions on where to do more relaxed schmoozing when the seminars wind down for the day.

They Da Mann

Named for famed Philadelphia philanthropist Frederick Mann, The Mann Center for the Performing Arts is a beautiful theater in Fairmount Park and Philadelphia’s premiere outdoor cultural arts center. From July to September you can attend a wide variety of shows and events designed to embrace all of the performing arts and musical genres: From the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (July 25) to the alt rock group Jane’s Addiction (August 15) to the Grammy-winning pop/rock trio Train (August 18). The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Avenue, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, 215.878.0400 Go to www.manncenter.org/events for a full summer lineup and schedule.

Sensational Seafood at Oyster House

Boasting Philadelphia’s freshest fish and shellfish, Oyster House is designed around a central marble raw bar where they serve the city’s most extensive selection of oysters on the half shell. Their ever-changing seafood menu is focused on local varieties from the mid-Atlantic up to New England and Canada. In addition to the seafood-centric menu, the restaurant offers exceptional wines, American craft beers, and classic- inspired cocktails to complement your meal. And what could be more tempting after a day of conferencing than the “Buck-a-Shuck Happy Hour” Monday-Friday, 5-7pm. 1516 Sansom St., 215-567-7683 www.oysterhousephilly.com

Cool Blues at Warmdaddy’s

Located along the Delaware River, Warmdaddy’s has become one of Philadelphia’s premier dining/nightlife landmarks. In their 100-seat dining room, you can experience southern hospitality and culture amidst the music of legendary blues, zydeco, R & B and soul artists such as Koko Taylor, Bobby Rush, Tito Jackson, and Luther Allison. If you want to dine before or during the show, Warmdaddy’s offers a menu of southern staples with all of the trimmings, including New Or- leans shrimp, country fried cornmeal catfish, creole fried lobster tails, and cowboy-cut barbeque beef short ribs. 1400 Columbus Blvd @ Reed Street, Philadelphia, 215-462-2000 www.warmdaddys.com

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