WOW!! This is the typical reaction to stepping inside the main music venue space at The Englewood. A beautifully restored barn in Hershey originally owned by the Engle family and part of a working dairy farm and home for students of the Milton Hershey School, The Englewood delivers memorable experiences with several unique spaces indoors and outdoors, national and regional live musical acts, freshly brewed independent craft beer, and an inventive American menu. The highlight of the space is the listening room-style concert venue with state-of-the-art custom lights and audio created and installed by music industry renowned engineers. There’s an exciting schedule of musical acts for the main stage throughout the year, and live music seasonally on the patio most Fridays and Saturdays!
Rick and Jeff, the owners of The Englewood, have long had a love for playing music and are members in the same band. A shared dream of creating a music venue with amazing sound quality here in the Hershey Harrisburg region and jokingly, one that would always book their band, became a reality in 2020 when they opened the doors to The Englewood.
Designed as a music venue with a seated dining experience that would provide an intimate experience with the band, the main listening room seats 250 and can accommodate 400 if people are standing. There is cushioned bench seating and table seating on the main floor, plus additional table seating in an upper mezzanine. The space was created with the vision to provide a place for bands to play that would fall, space and experience-wise, between a dive bar venue and a larger concert venue. A wide range of genres and bands perform on the stage, from Americana to alternative to alt-country to jazz and more! Connect with The Englewood on Facebook or visit their website to stay up to date on the latest acts and performances! Most shows require tickets or a cover at the door, although some shows are free. The popular Sunday Jazz Brunch is reservation-based.
Led by Head Brewer Jesse Prall, Englewood Brewing is a craft brewery onsite, rolling out independent craft beers on draft or in crowlers. The seven barrel system and twelve taps at the brewery feature six year-round beers and an additional six varieties of rotating seasonal styles, all created and served at The Englewood. With a twenty-plus year brewing resume that includes Appalachian Brewing Company, Dogfish Head, and Rubber Soul Brewing Co., Brewer Prall is part of the local collaborative brewing community that includes Tröegs and Mount Gretna Brewery, so look for some for some fun collabs in the future!
The Englewood serves up an inventive American menu featuring smoked meats, seafood, vegan dishes, and gluten-free options for handhelds and pizzas. The different spaces provide unique experiences – enjoy a cozy and intimate evening in the tavern, featuring the full menu, a fireplace, the pizza bar and the signature bar. Coming for the music? Get seated in the Listening Room and enjoy drinks items from the limited-service menu in that space. There are also spectacular outdoor spaces to enjoy with the patio and deck, and the all-weather covered patio.
Musicians love to play at The Englewood, beer drinkers love to return for their favorite brews and check out the seasonal releases, and people from all over love the variety of music and dining options they can enjoy at this amazing venue! There is always something going on, and every visit brings a new discovery.