Poconos Best 2024-25

Over 30,000,000 visitors each year visit the Poconos Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Here is where they find the Best Places To Stay, The Best Restaurants, The Best Poconos Events and The Best Places to Buy A Home in the Pocono Mountains.

Poconos Nightlife

Bartender of the Year - 2022 Bartender of the Year is up for grabs. Make a suggestion or two and we will vet.

After Movie Hang Out - For Grown Ups � Mt Airy Casino. Woodland Road Mt. Pocono , PA. Open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You can hit the casino floor for some fun after a movie, show, dinner, workout, day at the office, or really whenever! 

For Families and Kids - Sweet Creams, 429 Main Street , Stroudsburg. 
What better, after the thriller of the month, than to still your nerves with a dish of cinnamon ice cream?

Bar for Grown-ups - The bar at the Garlic on Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA . Quiet, the right mix of tourists and local. Meaning.... few tourists.

Brew Pub - Unanimous Winner - Barley Creek, Camelback Road, Tannersville 629-9399.

It's the atmosphere and in the summer the view of the mountain from the back deck. It's why we live in and visit the mountains. Handcrafted, award-winning ales and lagers brewed and served on site. A great selection of microbrews, guest brews, wine, cocktails and specialty drink.s A full menu of mouthwatering authentic pub fare, steaks, fresh seafood, pasta, and huge salas. Free brewery tours followed by free beer tastings every day at 12:30 pm. Little kids menu, big kids menu and game room to keep everyone happy. Backyard party pavilion and bar, serving up succulent barbeque, frosty drinks and wiffleball. The coolest brewtique gift shop in the mountains. Beer to-go from the brewery in kegs, cases or six packs. Unforgettable private parties on-site or off-site. More fun than humans deserve!

Dance Club - 

Deck Scene - Pocono Brewing Company, Rt. 611, Swiftwater , PA On the deck enjoy a southern smokehouse-themed menu with unique BBQ. Also, fresh salads, seafood, chicken, and beef entrees, as well as burgers, and sandwiches. The Deck bar offers all the basics of an indoor bar but allows you to enjoy it under the stars. There is a romantic outdoor fireplace and they have heat lamps to take the chill off of any cool evenings

Dive Bar - hmmm.. maybe the Minisink on River Road between Delaware Water Gap and Shawnee? 110 Post Office Rd Minisink Hills, PA 18341 Guess so. Since the management at the Pocono Pub is too proud to want the title. But then again, if you're embarrassed to admit you're a dive bar.... maybe you aren't. Nice out of the way location hidden off a creek in Minisink. The typical country bar with the typical bar menu of burgers, cheese steaks, fries etc... worth the drive and a good break from the norm.

First Date Spot - day - Civil - Brunch at Skytop. Less civil - Horse racing at the Down's in Eagle Glenn Mall in East Stroudsburg - Even less civil - The Pub at Werry's (We'd suggest darts and Coors Light). Night - Dinner at The Stone Bar and Billards at Gallary Billiards on Rt 611 Bartonsville.

Jazz Club - The Deerhead, Main Street, Delaware Water Gap . They've lost Johnny. But, we think you can still here his music resonate from the walls during the breaks. For the best in jazz, local and imported, The Deerhead rules. If you go every week for 3 years you'll get to sit on each barstool 5 times. Stay close to the action, as sometimes the noise can drown out the sound of the Grammy.

Music Venue, Original Music - Finolas Main Street, Stroudsburg Ya never know what to expect. But, do it just for the experience. Finola's is located in downtown Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania in the heart of the Pocono Mountains. You are invited to enjoy great food in the dining room or in warmer weather on the sidewalk. Later, you can enjoy a cocktail and check out the quality original music. The seemingly endless selection of delicious pub-fare combined with the excellent staff will make your dining experience one to remember! This unique bar features live original music most days.

Neighborhood Bar - Pat's Bar and Grill - 219 Main Avenue , Hawley , PA 18428 Phone: 570-226-9653 Billiards, Bar and Beer. Also, a really simple plain burger that fits the atmosphere

Selection of Beers - Floods � Between 7 th and 8 th on Main Street in Stroudsburg . Choose from about 125 different beers. From Australia , Austria , Belgium , China , to Turkey , Poland , and Russia . Choose one, order a Cheesesteak and revel in the euphoria of a perfect evening.
The Poconos Best Musicians - Nancy and Spencer Reed - Nancy and Spencer's unique brand of vocal and instrumental styling has been enjoyed by audiences for over 30 years. Their forte is their vocal blend, with tight yet natural phrasing and unusual harmony. Both grew up in New York City and started their musical collaboration as teenagers in the Bronx. They were influenced by the classic performances of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Carmen McRae and Jackie and Roy. Their audience is always treated to a warm, relaxed vibe yet the music is swinging and intense. They offer an unusual selection of rarely heard tunes punctuated by unique treatments of jazz standards. Spencer is REALLY, SERIOUSLY the best Jazz/Blues guitarist .....is it just too much to say....alive and Nancy's voice is well... you'll just have to go hear it. ReedJazz.com

Singles Scene, Winter - The Lounge at Camelback. Camelback Resort. 629-1661 It's a bar, really, and packed during the winter on Saturdays and Sundays. See our feature story.