It’s important to make time to indulge in the things you love…like a great cocktail…or two. If that sounds like a mantra you’d raise a glass to, then we have a bar stool with your name on it in the Harrisburg region. Here’s a taste of our local bar scene so you can plot out your next cocktail crawl.
First up on the menu of cool cocktail hot spots, Café 1500. Stop by on Saturday or Sunday for a taste of Chae’s Famous Bloody Special, a rotating weekly concoction featuring mouthwatering bites like mini burgers, shrimp, oysters, and more atop a creative cocktail of Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
Grab your next round at Los Tres Cubanos where you’ll find the most authentic mojitos this side of the Susquehanna (and beyond.) 5 fresh mint leaves, 2 sugar cubes, and 3 owners of Cuban descent, take this mojito to the next level - with the help of Cruzan Rum, of course. Looking for something a bit spicier? The chili pepper infused vodka and tequila will be right up your alley.
Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar brings another exciting cocktail experience to the table. Inventive names meet inspired cocktails at this cozy, local gem tucked away inside the Hilton Harrisburg. You can expect dramatic spins on the classics, plus an unexpected twist with the Spontaneous Cocktail. Let the mixologist ad lib your order so you can sit back and enjoy some spontaneity on the rocks.
Our next stop is a historic Harrisburg landmark that has been standing tall since 1798 and slinging drinks since 1805. Greystone Public House has a rich tavern history to live up to, which is why the menu boasts more than 15 original cocktails at any given time. Choosing what to drink is just as hard as the liquor itself! Locals recommend indulging in the smoked martini. It’s topped with blue cheese stuffed olives. Need we say more?
Finally, there’s no better way to cap off your visit to the region than a stop at Midstate Distillery. Here you’ll find local spirits made from PA ingredients in Harrisburg's first craft distillery since prohibition. Start off your visit with a free tasting then stick around for the handcrafted cocktails and top-notch service. Pro-tip from the locals: order anything from the specials menu for a surefire hit.
Thanks for sipping along as we shared a few of our favorite places to raise a glass. We’ll leave you with a toast to inspire your next visit:
May the pours be heavy
May the conversations stay light
And may the memories of our region last well beyond the night.