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"Famous Press Club"

Pen & Pencil Club is the world's second oldest press club and the oldest one in continuous operation in the United States. Founded in 1892, it has seen the likes of sportswriter Red Smith, authors George Michael Cohan and Alfred Damon Runyon, and William Howard Taft, 27th American President, as members or visitors. This private club is composed of outstanding journalists working for prestigious newspapers and journals. While full membership is only open to active journalists, their group of associate members include teachers, artists, politicians and singers. Its “off the record” sessions, private parties and bar are open to members only. However, the general public may visit at the club's discretion, especially if they are accompanied by a member.
1522 Latimer Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19102
Today: 07:00 PM - 03:00 AM Open Now
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Monday to Friday 06:30 PM to 03:00 AM
Saturday to Sunday 07:00 PM to 03:00 AM
"Famous Press Club"
Pen & Pencil Club is the world's second oldest press club and the oldest one in continuous operation in the United States. Founded in 1892, it has seen the likes of sportswriter Red Smith, authors George Michael Cohan and Alfred Damon Runyon, and William Howard Taft, 27th American President, as members or visitors. This private club is composed of outstanding journalists working for prestigious newspapers and journals. While full membership is only open to active journalists, their group of associate members include teachers, artists, politicians and singers. Its “off the record” sessions, private parties and bar are open to members only. However, the general public may visit at the club's discretion, especially if they are accompanied by a member.
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