Pubs, Wine & Breweries
As a gathering place for food, drink, and socializing, the local pub (and tavern) has made a resurgence in Lancaster County. Along with those that are historic, numerous local neighborhood pubs and taverns (each with unique qualities) have been established over the past decade and are scattered throughout Lancaster County. Enjoy the uniqueness, appreciate the authenticity, and celebrate the togetherness that these establishments offer.
900-A W. Main Street,
Ephrata, PA 17522
Weathered Vineyards Wine Tasting Room occupies the colonial tavern room of the masterfully restored Historic Smithton Inn. Accented by the memories and charm of over 250 years of hospitality, this hidden gem offers an ideal setting for an afternoon respite from the everyday busyness of life. Weathered Vineyards currently offer 11 varieties of wine, ranging from sweet to dry. For those who don’t prefer wine, the Tasting Room offers a selection of craft beers (Lancaster Brewing Co., St. Boniface, Stoudt’s) and a variety craft sodas. Shop the gift room for wine themed products and novelty items.
540 E Fulton St
Lancaster, PA 17602
The Horse Inn is known for being hard to find but, once discovered, you will discover why generations of Lancaster County locals and PA Dutch Country visitors have made Horse Inn a preferred gathering place. The menu changes daily and features an eclectic selection of handcrafted foods that are always made fresh, flavorful, and thoughtfully plated with locally sourced ingredients, purchased from reliable farm-to-table vendors in and around Lancaster County. Featuring a great beer list and crafted classic cocktail menu, two separate bars are attended by knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Winery and Tasting Room
1599 Old Line Road Manheim, PA 17545
Lititz Wine Shop
32 E. Main Street Lititz, PA 17543
Whether you are developing an emerging appreciation for wine or are already a seasoned aficionado, Waltz Vineyard Estate Winery is a must-experience Lancaster County destination…providing a dynamic convergence of old-world charm, local entrepreneurship, welcoming hospitality, and compelling tastes. Since planting their vineyard on their sixth generation family farm in 1997, Jan and Kimberly Waltz have invested lots of hard work, coupled with endless heart and soul, in creating a world class winery. Featuring award winning classic Bordeaux wines including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay…discover Waltz Vineyards at their Tuscan-inspired Tasting Room at the Winery or stop by their boutique-styled Wine Shop in historic Lititz.
40 North 3rd Street
Columbia, PA 17512
As one of Lancaster County’s newest gathering places, Columbia Kettle Works is quickly capturing the loyalty of those who have an undisputed love and discerning passion for high quality craft beer. From its modern industrial decor to its engaging atmosphere, this hidden gem is the perfect spot for relaxed conversation and enjoying camaraderie. In addition to offering eight taps of craft beer and a selection of PA wines, Kettle Works has a savory menu of snacks, meat & cheese plates, and handcrafted paninis. Located just minutes from Rte 30 in the Historic Rivertown Borough of Columbia, Kettle Works is easily accessible for visitors and residents of both Lancaster and York Counties.
79 S. Wilson Ave.
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Whether you are an adventuresome novice or a seasoned connoisseur, you are invited to experience the best in handcrafted, small batch beer at Moo-Duck Brewery…a must-experience destination for those who love local. Located in Elizabethtown, this hidden gem is the area’s newest craft brewing discovery and an ideal find for those who appreciate beer that is created, not made. Every beer selection at Moo-Duck is handcrafted in small batches with the highest of quality ingredients, ensuring optimal freshness and vibrant tastes. From their hearty chili and charcuterie style sausage to fresh salsa & chips and artisan styled cupcakes…guests enjoy their savory menu of casual eats.
1110 Georgetown Rd.
Christiana, PA 17509
Located south of Strasburg, in the idyllic village of Georgetown, The Bullfrog Inn has served as a local gathering place since 1930. The Bullfrog is a true hidden gem…a centerpiece that has been woven into the historical fabric of a community where neighbors still know each other’s name, enjoy each other’s company, and are always willing to assist one another in times of need. Known for an extraordinary selection of drinks and a captivating menu of artisan-styled food, The Bullfrog is a place that, once discovered, is added as a must-stop destination by those who love to visit the hidden gems of Lancaster County.
1489 Grandview Road
Mount Joy, PA 17552
Featuring premium vinifera grapes that are grown in the verdant hills of Northwestern Lancaster County, The Vineyard at Grandview has quickly established itself as one of Lancaster County’s must-experience hidden gems. Since having planted their first vines in 2009, the Kennel family has worked tirelessly in cultivating, pruning, and harvesting the growing 5 acre vineyard on their Mount Joy homestead. In return, the fertile soils have embraced their efforts and are growing memorable wines, capturing the affection and loyalty of wine lovers, many of whom have joined Grandview’s Wine Club. The Vineyard’s Tasting Room, spacious deck, and meticulous grounds are relaxed and inviting, playing host to stunning, bucolic views…providing an idyllic venue for free music Fridays, festivals, and private events.
36 S Waterford Ave
Shank’s Tavern is Lancaster County’s oldest, continuously operating tavern and serves as one of the area’s favorite gathering places. The tavern has a beer repertoire that includes eight taps of mostly craft beers and it features more than 25 premium tequilas, ensuring the tastes and preferences of loyal patrons and first time guests are fully satisfied. Shank’s Tavern. From their famous homemade soups to mouthwatering spring rolls, from specialty sandwiches to hand-rolled stromboli…everything served at Shank’s Tavern is made with premium ingredients and is savorily delicious.
132 Rider Ave
Lancaster, PA 17603
Join with the local’s for food and drink at Valentino’s Café, one of Lancaster City’s most authentic and beloved hidden gems. If you prefer homemade food at reasonable prices and if you appreciate a friendly, unpretentious environment…then you will love Valentino’s Café! The dining room is filled with captivating memories of yesteryear and photos of a by-gone era that surround long retro-styled kitchen tables. The bar is in the adjacent room, bustling with lively conversation and the camaraderie of valued friendships. From signature spaghetti meals and the famous Alice burger for lunch and dinner to a very hearty breakfast menu…everything served is made-to-order and always delicious.