Whether you're looking for a place to kick back with friends after work or want to treat yourself to an evening out during your vacation, you'll find a wide variety of hangouts and bars where you can enjoy happy hour and drink specials seven days a week in the Poconos.
Savor a glass of red or white at an atmospheric winery, see what's on tap at craft breweries, or sip local spirits at area distilleries. Our brew pubs offer full bar menus with popular and specialty drinks as well as delicious eats. Keep reading to discover eight great happy hour hot spots in the Pocono Mountains. Remember to make a plan beforehand for your transportation and always enjoy responsibly.
Bailey's Rib and Steakhouse
The laid-back environment at Bailey's Rib and Steakhouse in Mount Pocono is perfect for comfortably catching up with friends after work. Order your drink of choice from the full bar, or try the Bailey's Beer Flight and sample four craft beers for $5.50. Grab some snacks from the Bar Bites menu like pork pot stickers or spicy popcorn chicken bites, or fill up with a hearty meal if you're getting hungry.
Here & Now Brewing Company
From world-class beer to whimsically-inspired liquors to well-known brands, enjoy a variety of delicious drinks at Here & Now Brewing Company in the heart of Honesdale. Stop by Thursday evening to take in live music as you sip creative beers brewed on Here & Now's 7 barrel, steam system. Build your own flight or choose from 3 oz, 8 oz and 16 oz pours available in house.
Promised Land Inn
Toast a day spent in the fresh air at Promised Land State Park with drinks at Promised Land Inn Bar Restaurant. See what specials the bartender is mixing up! With an outdoor bar and seating, you can sip a mojito or cocktail while your dog rests at your feet. Feeling peckish? Graze on loaded fries, buffalo shrimp or fried pickle chips.
When you visit Milford's Soaked Winery, you'll feel like part of the family. Check out their specials to savor drinks concocted to match the season, including spiked, or rather, "soaked" slushies. Lovers of fruity drinks will find apple wine, blueberry wine and sangria to try throughout the year. Stop by to enjoy a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday happy hour in a relaxing atmosphere.
Siamsa Irish Pub
Feeling Iike a pint of Guinness? There's one waiting for you at Siamsa Irish Pub. You'll feel like you're in Dublin as soon as you've stepped through the door. The Gaelic word "siamsa" referred to an evening of country neighborhood entertainment in old Ireland, and there are often live acts and music on the calendar at this Stroudsburg hangout. Don't miss the chance to try something from the award-winning menu with your beer, wine or whiskey.
The unique Silverback Distillery in East Stroudsburg is an airplane-hanger-turned-production-facility-and-tasting-room. Sample a famed smoked cocktail, whiskey sour, or straight pour of the craft drinks distilled on site. Food trucks often stop by, and prepackaged snacks are also available, or you're welcome to bring your own food to munch on while you enjoy the spirits.
ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
On the shores of the Delaware River, the barrels at ShawneeCraft Brewing Company yield delicious craft beers. Up to 10 brews are on draft in the Tap Room, where you can also enjoy a casual meal and live entertainment. Want to double up on your happy hour? Head up the hill to the Gem and Keystone Pub, also located on the grounds of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort.
Three Hammers Winery
The bold, classically-styled vintages from Three Hammers Winery are the perfect way to end the day. Visit the Tasting Counter or Barrel room after exploring the scenic winery grounds in Hawley, or reserve a snow globe or fire barrel in the winter. The Wine Lounge in Honesdale is open Wednesday through Saturday evenings, offering wine flights, wine by the glass and bottle service.
Forward this blog to your group so you can start planning your happy hour get together. Take a look at the Pocono Beverage Trail to discover the region's one-of-a-kind wineries, breweries and distilleries. Check out our brew pubs and bars for even more inspiration. Cheers to a great evening in the Pocono Mountains!