Sometimes you just have to embrace winter. And what better way than snow sports? Bear Creek Mountain Resort offers skiing, snowboarding and snow-tubing on their slopes, which include everything from beginner to advanced trails, as well as a moguls path and three terrain parks. Even if you can’t make it for the snow, they’ve got all sorts of fun on the mountain during the summer, too, like hiking, biking and boating. Their resort and beautiful hotel are a great destination year-round.
After a fun day on the slopes, the best way to wind down is a good meal and a refreshing brew, which is why it’s fortunate that they have The Grille on site. A whole array of yummy starts, mouth-watering entrees, delicious burgers, and a special late night menu great for enjoying with your favorite beer. In addition to great food, they have craft beers like Victory, Troegs, Anchor and Ithaca available on draft and in bottles.
North Wales welcomes a new branch of the popular Pour House chain, bringing dozens of delicious brews with them. From Goose Island to Victory on draft, and over seventy bottled options to choose from. They’ve got specials all the time, and are changing brews consistently to bring you the new and the delicious. To top it all off, pair your brew with their delicious bar fare, including snacks like pale ale onion rings and larger than life meals such as their surf and turf burger. Not to mention their Shuck-a-Buck oyster Wednesdays. The Pour House is great for when you want to try that new beer, or when you need something awesome to wash down an equally awesome meal with.
The Pour House
29 Airport Sq,
North Wales, PA
With specialty hand-crafted pizzas, traditional Italian food and local craft beers, Anthony’s has more than just a good atmosphere going for it. They use only the best ingredients available, provide entertainment, live or televised, and feature craft beer dinners, tap takeovers and more… they even prominently feature ciders. So if you’re looking for some great Italian cooking, stop on by Anthony’s Coal-Fired Pizza for a bite.
Anthony’s Coal-Fired Pizza
2733 Paper Mill Rd
Reading, PA 19610
Stocked with fresh, seasonal produce, artisan cheeses and your favorite craft beers, 320 Market Cafe is a great place to go whether you’re stopping in for lunch or or to do a little grocery shopping. The Swarthmore location has 3000 square feet of foods that will get your mouth watering as soon as you come through the door. Not only do they do dine-in and take-out lunches and dinners, but they’re happy to cater your next event with hot and cold deli platters, sandwiches, antipasto, fresh fruits and veggies and dessert trays. So whether you need a quick bite–and a beer to wash it down–or you’re looking for something special at your next party, 320 Market is the place to go for gourmet.
320 Market Cafe
713 Chester Rd.
Chap’s Taproom in Jeffersonville has been a staple in the community going on sixteen years now, it is the place to go for dinner or to enjoy the game. They provide a large bar, immense general dining area, two private dining rooms and a huge party room for your next event. Their expansive menu covers all the basics–burgers, seafood, cheesesteaks, wings and well-crafted entrees–and they have a special Late Night menu to 11pm on weekdays and 12am weekends, not mention beers from all your favorite breweries, including Magic Hat, Old Dominion, Kona, Victory and more. So if you haven’t tried them yet, take a trip on over to Chap’s Taproom, or book them for your next birthday or office party.
2509 W. Main St.
The Deck, in Essington, is well known for its night club and venue, but its resident beer garden, Twisted Oak, is an exciting new addition. With a mouth watering menu including crab cake, pulled pork and gourmet wings, it makes this the perfect local spot to stop by for a high class dining experience. They also boast an impressive variety of craft beverages for all your beer needs, so you’ve got the perfect brew to accompany your meal. Be sure to head out for their awesome Happy Hour tonight.
101 Taylor Ave.
Tavola is the perfect summer destination for happy hour, office parties, or event date. With a huge outdoor patio, bar boasting craft favorites like Victory, Stella Artois, and Shock Top, and fantastic drink specials, you’re sure to enjoy yourself, whether you’re coming in after work or going out for one of their many live events. Not to mention, their menu features brick oven pizzas and a whole array of finely crafted meals ranging from brunch to dinner. So if you’re still looking for your new favorite summer haunt, look no further.
Tavola at the Springfield Country Club
400 W Sproul Rd,
Cocco’s Pizza doesn’t just offer one of America’s staple foods. In addition to a wide variety of enticing pizzas–available for eat in, take out or delivery–they’ve got wings, burgers, hoagies & grinders, and an impressive list of craft beers. They’ve got the likes of Victory, Evolution, Troegs, Long Trail, Rogue, Magic Hat and more on draft, in bombers and bottled for drink-in or take-out, making for a well-rounded selection that changes with the seasons.
Always eager to give their customers a high quality experience, they’ve recently finished a remodeling job that streamlines the process of getting takeout, allows for a bigger cooler–which means more beer!–and relocates the dining room to someplace a little more convenient. And it’s not just the people that walk through their door that benefit from this establishment. Cocco’s is giving back to the community by supporting local kids’ and academic sports teams.
Whether you’re looking for a fine family restaurant for your night out, to grab a quick slice during your lunch break or for takeout for a quiet and easy night in, Cocco’s offers all of this and much, much more.
As spring comes into full swing and trees and plants put forth their blooms, we find that it’s a perfect time to really take a look at our planet and all she has to offer; we’d never have the flora needed to make delicious beers without our environment being as it is, and it’s important to take a day out of the year to appreciate all the beauty in the natural world. So celebrate Earth Day (April 22) with some environmentally conscious brews this year, and go find a forest to stroll through, a beach to walk along or simply sit out on your front porch and take in all the awe-inspiring beauty that is Mother Nature.
Long Trail has held the tradition of commitment to maintaining the environment for many years now. Between their spent mash and cow power programs, and their water conservation efforts, they gained Vermont’s Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in 2009 and continue to do all they can to keep our planet healthy. This Earth Day, certain bars and restaurants will be giving a special pint glass away with the purchase of a Long Trail brew, as well as a seedling, with the goal of planting 10,000 trees in the U.S. You can find distributors here and participating bars here.
Long Trail isn’t the only brewery that’s stepping up to the plate this Earth Day, though.
Victory Brewing, who won the Sustainable Agriculture Business Award earlier this year, is joining forces with the Brandywine Conservancy in a reforestation initiative in East Brandywine Township, planting trees provided by the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society’s TreeVitalize program. Over the last five years, the group has been planting trees throughout the Brandywine Watershed, and they hope to meet the milestone 25,000th tree at this event, which takes place Saturday, April 19th, starting at 9 a.m.
For information or to volunteer, please call Wes Horner at 610.388.8124.
The Pineville Tavern’s building has been around since the 18th century, undergoing many changes of use from mill to general store to hotel. The place is so old, there are even rumors of hauntings. In 1969, it changed owners again and the kitchen and bar were expanded to make room for a full-service restaurant. Now, their entrees include pastas, ribs, burgers, pizza, steak and seafood, and there’s a lot of delicious tavern fare to choose from. In terms of beers, they’ve got all the bases covered with breweries such as Victory and Rogue. And not only is the atmosphere friendly and inviting, but the Tavern also features an extensive takeout menu for when you just want to get home, take your shoes off and enjoy a good meal.
The Pineville Tavern
1089 Durham Rd,
Wrightstown, PA 18946