Serving up the adult version of the quintessential summertime slushy in tempting new flavors such as Orange Cremesicle, Hard Rummy Cola and Hard Root Beer, Spring Gate Vineyard and Winery offers a visitors a refreshing oasis from the summer heat with wine, beer, hard cider, food trucks and music in a lovely rural setting. There are also fun theme days, trivia nights and food and drink specials such as Adult Slushy Pops to check out!
At Midstate Distillery in Harrisburg, they’ve found a way to distill the essence of summer into a cocktail! Stop in for a free tasting of their handcrafted spirits made with Pennsylvania grains, then stick around for a handcrafted cocktail or martini on their outdoor patio. Enjoy a changing menu of summer specialty drinks such as Raspberry Rose Mule, Carnival Lemonade and many different fresh fruit juices mixed with their signature spirits, as well as a Build A Bloody Mar bar on Sundays. As they like to say, “If you don’t have a cousin making it in the woods…” their unique line of Pennsyltucky whiskeys and moonshines will also do the trick!
Café 1500 is a restaurant & bar in Midtown Harrisburg with a scratch kitchen, craft cocktails, and an industrial-chic vibe. They are also famous for their all-day breakfast offerings including their always changing, over-the-top Bloody Mary. They’ve topped the tomato and vodka based brunchy beverage favorite with everything from Mongolian beef, to fresh seafood, to even a deep fried quail! It’s a can’t-miss cocktail experience when you visit the Hershey Harrisburg region!
For late night drinks and bites in Harrisburg, head to Sturges Speakasy, a family-run American tavern with a rooftop deck and 16 rotating beers on tap. Just as the speakeasy was known for back in the day, Sturges is open until 2 AM daily for drinks and select appetizers.
Enjoy the outdoor sidewalk dining at Cork & Fork in downtown Harrisburg. This Italian restaurant and wine bar serves up locally sourced pizza, small plates, and weekly cocktail specials showcasing the creativity of their bartenders. See, be seen, and sip away!
For a unique experience, head to the Rooftop Biergarten at The Millworks to enjoy an aerial view of Midtown Harrisburg. Order a craft beer, artisan cocktail or wine by the glass at the bar, grab a game and seat yourself! You can also enjoy sit-down dining in The Millworks open-air courtyard and restaurant, or sip your drink while you stroll through the galleries in this artisan space.
If your idea of juicing is squeezing a lime into a margarita, you’ll want to head directly to El Sol in Harrisburg for the bold flavors of authentic Mexican cuisine and a premium menu of margarita selections plus seasonal sweet and spicy flavor specialties. This family-owned restaurant also serves up some fantastic summer non-alcoholic drinks, too!
Nestled in a quiet area of downtown Harrisburg, Rubicon welcomes diners with two floors of seating, beautiful contemporary décor, and a knowledgeable and friendly staff creating original cocktails with unexpected ingredients and complex but delicious flavor profiles. Be daring in your selections and we promise, you won’t be disappointed!
Looking for an option a bit further away from the city? Head to Greystone Public House where the innovative mixologists highlight premium spirits, fresh fruits and unusual flavor twists in their classic, signature, and seasonal craft cocktails. This casual but upscale restaurant is perfect for a celebration meal, especially if what you’re celebrating is the simple pleasure of a summer evening out with family or friends.
It should come as no surprise that the bartenders in Hershey The Sweetest Place On Earth® like to serve chocolate concoctions! At The Circular® at The Hotel Hershey, indulge in a Hershey’s® Kisses Chocolate Martini, a Reese's® Peanut Butter Cup Martini, or The Hotel Hershey signature coffee featuring liquors and Hershey’s chocolate syrup.
When in Hershey, be sure to check out the summer sips at Rubber Soul Brewing Co. in Hummelstown. Their craft beer is brewed on site in their taproom, and they also offer a selection of high-end spirits and cocktails. Seasonal summer cocktails to try include their sOul-jito, the Rubber Soul twist on a mojito, and the sOul-fresher with your choice of fresh fruit juice.
The Englewood in Hershey delivers an immersive entertainment experience with a state-of-the-art listening room concert venue AND an independent craft brewery producing exclusive brews. The restaurant and bar at The Englewood compliment the scene with fresh fare and refreshing cocktails for your summer enjoyment. Rock on!