Where to have your meal and drink it too
- by Katie Weidenboerner
- May 24, 2017
This is a list made for the pour travelers.
Pour travelers are those people who don’t leave home without empty growlers in their back seat.
Pour travelers are also those who know that any meal is almost always better at a brew pub because — more often than not — there is a fierce dedication to its preparation (and often a commitment to sourcing local and fresh ingredients).
And the pour traveler knows that nothing is better than a great meal accompanied with a cold, fresh craft beer that was painstakingly brewed in small batches with creativity and care.
Tip: Make sure you double check hours of operations. Many establishments have seasonal hours or are open for limited hours on week days.
Race Street Brew Works
511 Spruce St., Suite 2, Clearfield
This small town brewery started in a residential basement. Run by a husband and wife team, it is now located in an industrial park and offers over 20 craft beers on tap and a unique menu of world flavors, including vegetarian and vegan options. One must visit the creatively curated space to understand how Race Street Brew Works is “WAY DIFFERENT BY DESIGN!”
208 W. Long Ave., DuBois
Long ago DuBois was built around logging, mining and beer. The DuBois Brewing Company closed its doors in 1972 and since then, Doc G’s is the first attempt to bring brewing back to DuBois. Doc G’s offers a friendly atmosphere, great food, and five year-round brews and six seasonals.
Clarion River Brewing
600 Main St., Clarion
A microbrewery and restaurant offering reimagined American cuisine. Its handcrafted beers tell the history of Clarion County, from the only person to be executed there, the award-winning festival there that attracts nearly a half of a million people, and its history as a key iron producer in the late 1800s.
229 W. Fourth St., Williamsport
Located in the heart of Williamsport, the Bullfrog Brewery offers housemade beers and root beer, as well as a dining menu using fresh, organize locally grown or raised ingredients whenever possible (and there’s a full-page macaroni and cheese menu). Come for live jazz every Wednesday night and look for other musical acts on weekends.
Yorkholo Brewing Company
19 N. Main St., Mansfield
Called “a gem in the wilderness” by some patrons, Yorkholo Brewing Company is an artisan brewpub, which specializes in small batch brews and throughout the year it brews between 20-30 different styles of beer throughout the year. It also purchases from and works to promote the 10 local farms it partners with.
34 Charleston St., Wellsboro
This relaxed restaurant and bar, located in an 1860s building, features American food, lots of beer (of which about eight brews are made at its Wellsboro House Brewery), and plenty of televisions for sports fans.