Nightlife heats up in Philly after DNC sessions

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When the lights at the Democratic National Convention dim, the nightlife in Philly starts picking up! (WPVI)

When the lights at the Democratic National Convention dim, the nightlife in Philly starts picking up!

Reading Terminal Market was being transformed Tuesday evening, preparing to host the hottest ticket in town.

Former President Bill Clinton was set to be the guest of honor after his speech at the DNC.



"A lot of security measures in place," said Vinnie Lovine, co-owner of Molly Malloy's. "So it is something different than what we are used to, very excited about it."

Reading Terminal has become a must-see stop for delegates and politicians in town for the convention.

"I heard Bernie was in the building a little while ago," said Lovine.

Action News caught some of the politicians packing in the parties.

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"Most people try to cram in as many parties as they can," said former Vermont Gov. and former DNC Chairman Howard Dean.

But it's not just Philadelphia's nightlife. The city's history and culture are also in the spotlight.

The Barnes Foundation was the setting for Nancy Pelosi's exclusive convention kick-off on Monday.

Former WNBA Hall of Famer Lisa Leslie, stars like Demi Lovato and political A-listers, can all be sighted around town.

Several hotels and Center City bars have been granted permission to stay open later than usual, bringing in more cash for the city and the staff.

"It is a big payday for everybody," said Ed Grose of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association.
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