McCoole’s-Historic Red Lion Inn
ENTER This Revolutionary-era restaurant and tavern boasts a spectrum of architectural charms, from pressed tin ceilings and fieldstone walls to fireplaces. Free wireless access is a thoroughly modern amenity. Enjoy live acoustic music performances on weekends. Private functions, from anniversary parties to boutique weddings, may be hosted in the adjacent McCoole’s Arts & Events Place, a rustically elegant and flexible space accommodating 20 to 200 guests. Plays and concerts are presented at the second floor black-box theater.
SAVOR Assorted daily additions supplementing the regular menu — which includes St. Luke’s “Heart Healthy” choices — creates an abundant selection of crowd-pleasing appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches and entrees, plus made-on-site desserts that include sumptuous, deep-dish cheesecakes. Dishes encompass Asian, Italian and Cajun flavors, along with American heartland fare. The entire casually upscale selection, all suited to “the working person’s wallet,” is served non-stop from opening to closing.
SIP The warm and hospitable yesteryear-style bar offers twelve draft beers, with eight rotating taps, and pours signature, top-shelf cocktails. An accessible wine list provides by-the-glass or bottle choices. Expansive “happy hours,” which include weekends and evening hours on Friday and Saturday, deliver discounted drinks and eight popular appetizers, such as cheesesteak egg rolls and personal pizzas, priced at just $4.
INDULGE While midweek features include trivia night, wing night and clam night, special events incorporate beer tastings, themed parties and hugely popular beer festivals in spring and fall.