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getting from Rittenhouse to Memphis Taproom in Kensington

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getting from Rittenhouse to Memphis Taproom in Kensington

I'm going to be staying at the Westin in Rittenhouse Square next week and would like to stop by the Memphis Taproom in Kensington. It looks like it's quite a ways away on the map. What is the best way to get there? Note we'll be drinking and so driving is not an option. Is their a subway line we can take up that's safe and won't take too long? Or is cabbing it a better way to go? If so, what would that run? Thanks!

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1. Re: getting from Rittenhouse to Memphis Taproom in Kensington

A cab with GPS will be needed, or maybe get a Google route and print it out so you can give the driver directions. It is a tricky place to find. BTW the chicken fried chicken is excellent.

Philadelphia...
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2. Re: getting from Rittenhouse to Memphis Taproom in Kensington

You could pick up the Market/Frankford (blue) line at City Hall and take it up to the Berks stop and then walk a few blocks. I'd take a cab home, however, as the subway doesn't run past midnight (and in my opinion, it's creepy up there). Try Freedom Taxi (215) 222-9999. It won't be a cheap trip, but worth the safety factor.

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3. Re: getting from Rittenhouse to Memphis Taproom in Kensington

It's more than a few blocks. It's about a mile through a confusing arrangement of streets in a sketchy neighborhood. If you know the area, and which streets are good, that's one thing, but it's a bad idea for a tourist to try.

It is unlikely you will get a cab driver who knows how to get there. All the streets are one-way, and very confusing. Generate a Google map/directions, print it out, and tell the cab driver how to go.

Cherry Hill, NJ
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4. Re: getting from Rittenhouse to Memphis Taproom in Kensington

Cab is your best bet. The Taproom will know a cab company that can find them for the way back. As noted, if you don't know Kensington (and most people don't) it's a bit tricky, tip your driver accordingly.

Charlottesville
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5. Re: getting from Rittenhouse to Memphis Taproom in Kensington

Great, thanks for the help. Does anyone have any sense for how much the cab would run each way? $15? Or could it be a bit more?

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6. Re: getting from Rittenhouse to Memphis Taproom in Kensington

Depending on time, traffic, and them possibly getting lost, I'd say $20 plus tip would be a good estimate each way.

Philadelphia...
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7. Re: getting from Rittenhouse to Memphis Taproom in Kensington

Old City Taxi makes very regular stops for us and our guests, no need to print your own map. Most taxis also have gps now... Tell them you want the corner of Memphis and Cumberland Streets -- we're far flung, but not that hard to find.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Leigh@MT

Edited: 8:58 pm, December 16, 2012
8. Re: getting from Rittenhouse to Memphis Taproom in Kensington

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