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Old 10-19-2018, 06:40 AM
 
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I'm going to generalize, and will list some caveats below, but I find the nightlife scene north of Philadelphia to be "off". The social scene seems more cliquish; people want to mingle among themselves instead of truly being social. Bars are judged on drinks and nachos instead of atmosphere.

As far as the nightlife hot spots within Philadelphia itself (Old City, Northern Liberties, Manayunk, Rittenhouse Square, even Xfinitiy Live if there's an event), it's lots of people having a big night out and going bonkers.

I'm not saying that the bars in the western Philadelphia suburbs (Media, West Chester, Main Line, Phoenixville) are as crazy as Philadelphia-proper, but it's definitely more lively and unpredictable than the northern suburbs.

Caveats:
1) I've never been to Doylestown
2) I grew up in the western suburbs, so I'm admittedly biased
By "western suburbs", I assume you mean Main Line? It probably has to do more with the number of colleges in the vicinity than anything else - obviously Villanova but also Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Rosemont, Cabrini, Eastern, and even West Chester & St Joe's aren't too far away from the Main Line. In the northern suburbs (i.e. Montco and Bucks), there aren't nearly as many schools.
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:21 AM
 
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By "western suburbs", I assume you mean Main Line? It probably has to do more with the number of colleges in the vicinity than anything else - obviously Villanova but also Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Rosemont, Cabrini, Eastern, and even West Chester & St Joe's aren't too far away from the Main Line. In the northern suburbs (i.e. Montco and Bucks), there aren't nearly as many schools.
Your theory is entirely plausible, and I say, likely.

I already listed what I consider the western suburb hotspots to be (Media, West Chester, Main Line, Phoenixville); it's more than just the Main Line itself.
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