Bars

Barcade in Fishtown

Friday, March 8, 2013 | Bars

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Do you miss the dark rooms and flashing lights of old-style arcades? Did you ever wish you could get delicious craft beers in that environment? Well then Barcade in Fishtown, Philadelphia might just have what you’re looking for.

This bar is larger than your average arcade, with over 40 vintage game cabinets lining the walls of the general dining area. With old favorites like Ms. Pac-Man, Gauntlet II, Smash TV and Tron, every gamer is certain to find at least a few games they enjoy, and each of them is only a quarter. Between each cabinet is a small surface to set your beers, so you never have to choose between drinking and getting the high score.

And that brings us to the beer selection. Their drafts change day to day, but there is always a large variety of craft beers to be sampled, including beers from such brewers as Rogue, Victory, Long Trail and Troegs. A list of the drafts being offered on any given day can be found on their website home page. They also have a moderately-sized food menu including a variety of sandwiches, soup and sharable platters.

On Friday and Saturday nights, Barcade can be packed with people looking for indoor entertainment in these colder months, but there’s enough turn around that you’ll certainly be able to play your favorite game by the time you finish your first beer. During the week days, you can find some people milling around in the game room, but it’s mostly free for those intense gamers looking to feed the machine until they get to the final stage. The fenced-in outdoor patio provides more space, and an outdoor oasis for when the weather warms up.

If you’re looking to entertain a handful of friends for an evening, Barcade is a great choice for those in the Philadelphia area.

http://barcadephiladelphia.com/

Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 4pm-2am

Friday-Sunday: 12pm-2am

Kitchen Hours:

Sunday: Until 10pm

Monday-Wednesday: 5pm-11pm

Thursday-Saturday: Until Midnight

Pasquale’s Sports Bar

Friday, March 8, 2013 | Bars, Restaurants, Uncategorized

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In Levittown, there’s a place that brings people all the way from Philly with their Roast Pork Italiano, and brings them back with their great craft beer selection. Pasquale’s offers foodies many options, including over-sized wings, ½ lb burgers, giant quesadillas and ribs. Soon, they will be offering all-you-can-eat crab legs on Tuesday nights.

Pasquale’s also offers a lot in the way of beer, with 14 out of their 20 taps being craft brews, including Goose Island IPA, Rouge’s Dead Guy, and Magic Hat Pistol. And they’ll be adding Hoegaarden and Stella to that list soon. On Tuesday, it’s $1 off all craft drafts, and fifty cents off bottles. If you’re not sure what to try, Pasquale’s has $7 flights with four samples, which are a dollar off on Tuesday as well.

With lots of events and specials every day, there’s always a reason to drop by Pasquales.

Pasquale’s Sports Bar

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Fleetwood Grille at Simmeria Café

Thursday, February 7, 2013 | Bars, Breweries, Magic Hat, Restaurants

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The Simmeria Café and Bistro is a beautiful dining location in historic Fleetwood, PA. Their talented chefs prepare a gourmet menu which offers a unique experience by fusing together fresh ingredients from around the area.

The Fleetwood Grille at Simmeria on the other hand takes the beautiful atmosphere and creates a more contemporary bar/grille experience with a wide selection of beers. You’ll find 18 beers on tap, flat screens playing your favorite game, and free wi-fi, for those stopping by for the business-lunch. Come spring, you can enjoy your meal and pint on the deck.

Although the Fleetwood Grille has an exceptional permanent menu with features like grilled wild boar and a search duck breast which is served with a cranberry demi, they have tons of daily changes and specials, depending on the seasonality of food from the local area.

On Mardi Gras, the Fleetwood Grill is having $3 Magic Hat bottle specials along with $3.50 Magic Hat drafts every Tuesday from 9pm-10:30pm for their “9 at 9 for 90 minutes” promotion.

The Fleetwood Grill at Simmeria Café and Bistro is located at 24 E Main St Fleetwood, PA 19522.

Duffer’s

Thursday, January 31, 2013 | Bars, Restaurants

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Simply defined as the Pub, Tavern, or Mill, Duffer’s offers three great locations where you can go and enjoy the big game on Sunday with great atmospheres filled with plenty of TVs to never miss a touchdown and many great taps filled with craft beers.

Although a sports bar, all three locations provide a great environment perfect for a gathering with family or friends. The menu includes the to-be-expected tavern-fare with a wide range of appetizers and sandwiches. Some favorites include the “Pretzel Sandwich,” ham, bacon, tomato, and Swiss cheese on a pretzel roll with honey mustard; and “The Gobbler,” fresh turkey with coleslaw, Swiss cheese, and cranberry mayonnaise on a toasted ciabatta bun. Additionally, they feature a great kid’s menu so that you can enjoy the game and keep them happy and fed, too!

If you can’t make it for the Super Bowl, you can always go out for one of their Texas Hold’em nights or enjoy a game of pool at the “pub” or “tavern” location. Every Monday, all three locations feature a quizzo night.

Easily one of the best features Duffer’s offers is “The Duffer’s Bus” – If you’re a resident within 15 miles of any of the three locations, Duffer’s will provide you with shuttle service from 9pm to last calls on Friday and Saturday nights to make sure you get home safe.

The Duffer’s Tavern is located at Route 352 in Glen Mills, PA
The Duffer’s Pub is located on Route 1 in Concordville, PA
The Duffer’s Mill is located on Naamans Creek Road in Chichester, PA

For more information about Duffer’s events, specials, and menu, visit www.dufferspa.com

Candlewyck Beef & Ale in Buckingham

Thursday, January 24, 2013 | Bars, Restaurants

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If you’re looking for that good ol’neighborhood joint, look no further, the Candlewyck is the spot for just hanging out at the bar and enjoying a cold brew with tavern grub.

Definitely not a pretentious destination, the “wyck” serves up a great line up of affordably priced beers and at the same time caters to the everyday-beer drinking local. For a bar setup, there’s some great bites including garlic hot wings,  and huge burgers.

And even though it’s got a traditional tavern vibe, they’re surprisingly very kid and family friendly with a wonderful staff that welcomes children of all ages.

Be sure to stop by the take-out before you leave where you’ll find a pretty wide selection of craft and import beers including some really nice stuff from Belgium, UK, and Germany.

For a great time, stop by for the game. There are too many TVs to count, which will guarantee a great view of the big game with all of your buddies.

Union Jack’s in Glenside

Thursday, January 17, 2013 | Bars, Restaurants

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One of the most beloved watering-holes in Montgomery County is located right in Glenside on Limekiln Pike. Perhaps you have heard of it, and if you have not, you’re missing out on one of the most inviting and impressive bars the county has to offer. Union Jack’s Glenside location provides a relaxed atmosphere with a variety of beer offerings and pub-friendly food that is sure to please the palate.

While their service is attentive and friendly and the menu is packed full of tasty grub, the shining star of Union Jack’s is the beer selection. Currently featuring Rogue 19 Colonies Mead and Fuller’s Black Cab Stout, they also have more than twenty taps that regularly rotate with an assortment of styles from breweries both local and across the country. (Not to mention, some well-known favorites from Belgium and Germany.)

Grab some friends, come thirsty (and hungry!) and enjoy the neighborhood feel, friendly service, delicious grub, and, of course, their fantastic beer offerings. Union Jack’s is located at 2750 Limekiln Pike, Glenside, PA 19038.

Brother Paul’s

Thursday, December 13, 2012 | Bars, Restaurants

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If you’re looking for a local spot with a great Belgian selection, check out Brother Paul’s in Eagleville, PA. The pub is a great hangout spot for friends and family alike with flat screens throughout the bar so that you never miss a game.

The restaurant has a wonderful and extensive menu of tavern-fare and entrees if you’re looking for a larger meal. Some favorites include the French Onion Burger, a burger topped with onion straws, melted Swiss, and caramelized onions and the weekly Sunday Prime Rib Dinner. Impressively, Brother Paul’s also features many vegetarian options as well.

What you really need to get your hands on is one of the many beers on draught, ranging from locals to several finer Belgians like Stella Artois. This is one of the few places in the region that adhere to Stella’s 9-step pouring ritual which ensures a wonderful drinking experience.

Brother Paul’s offers daily happy hour specials and several events which are updated on their Facebook page. Brother Paul’s is located at 3300 Ridge Pike, Eagleville, PA 19403.

Need A Shopping Break?

Thursday, November 29, 2012 | Bars, Restaurants

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The holidays are upon us which means it’s time to shop for your friends, family, and other loved ones. After hours of shoulder-bumping through the malls, carrying countless bags of gifts, sometimes it’s nice to grab a pint before heading out onto the over-congested roads for your trip home. So, here’s our list of top holiday-shopping-alleviators located right outside the doors of your local mall. Here, you can find some awesome craft and import selections to put your shopping blues to ease.

Granite HIll Mall

RIDDLE ALE HOUSE

1073 W BALTIMORE PK

MEDIA, PA 19063

King of Prussia Mall

VALLEY TAVERN IN THE CASINO

1160 FIRST AVE.

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA 19406

Montgomeryville Mall

TGI FRIDAY

450 MONTGOMERY MALL

NORTH WALES, PA 19454

Neshaminy Mall

PIZZERIA UNO

801 NESHAMINY MALL

BENSALEM, PA 19020

Oxford Valley Mall

MILLERS ALE HOUSE

2250 E. LINCOLN HIGHWAY

LANGHORNE, PA 19047

Philadelphia Premium Outlets

RAILROAD ST. BAR & GRILL

36 RAILROAD STREET

ROYERSFORD, PA 19468

Plymouth Meeting Mall

WHOLE FOODS

510 WEST GERMANTOWN PIKE

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA 19462

Springfield Mall

BOGART’S

773 WEST SPROUL ROAD

SPRINGFIELD, PA 19064

Willow Grove Mall

MAD MEX

2862 W. MORELAND ROAD

WILLOW GROVE, PA 19090

The Borough Pub in Bristol, PA

Thursday, November 1, 2012 | Bars, Restaurants

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The lights just came back on at The Borough Pub in Bristol, PA after several days of not having service from the storms. If you’re in Lower Bucks and you’re sitting in the dark, grab a pint and a few snacks and enjoy the atmosphere of this quaint drinking location.

The Borough Pub is really a great find. It’s the kind of place that balances a craft beer bar with the local neighborhood hangout. Its perfect if you’re look for a pint of a fall seasonal with your buddy who’s the average Bud drinker. Currently on tap, you’ll find a number of Oktoberfest styles as well as pumpkin beers such as Starr Hill Boxcar Pumpkin or the Magic Hat Hex.

Additional to a great selection, is a kitchen filled with awesome kicked up pub-fare. In addition to usual finds like great wings or a hot roast beef sandwich, there’s some definite standouts like the Chorizo Burger which is a burger blended with spicy Chorizo sausage and topped with mushrooms, onions, and provolone. Another favorite is the Grilled Cheese and Prosciutto which takes a childhood favorite and turns it into an Italian specialty.

In addition to great daily happy hour specials, the pub is now featuring a NHL Lockout Special from 7:30-9:30pm which includes $1.75 Bud and Bud Light Pints. There are many other events happening on a regular basis. To keep posted on the latest and greatest, be sure to follow The Borough Pub on Facebook and Twitter.

The 2012 Best of Philly Beer Scene

Friday, May 25, 2012 | Bars, Breweries, Troegs, Victory

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Philly Beer Scene magazine held their annual Best of Philly Beer Scene award show on Tuesday, May 22nd. There were 35 award categories which were opened to the public for voting the entire month of April.  There were many deserving winners but only a few who had the chance to walk away with the title of the “best of”.  Here are some of the victors:

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