Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage Association

Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage Association If you would like to learn more About the PLBA/PTA or become a member please visit us @ www.pataverns.com The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage Association, aka, The Pennsylvania Tavern Association, was established in 1941 to protect, defend, and further the sustainability of Commonwealth licensees.

We serve as the only statewide trade and lobby association in Pennsylvania that works exclusively for retail licensees. From corner bars, neighborhood taverns, five-star restaurants, delis, and resorts, any Commonwealth business licensed to sell beer, wine, or spirits find themselves among the upper-crust of licensees as a member of this non-profit association. Our legislative efforts and political clout in Harrisburg is top-notch. Our members are always informed and have a voice when it comes to any legislative actions affecting their license or industry. Our members are always the first to know new liquor laws, liquor code changes, deadlines, permits, and new privileges within the state that will further their business and client opportunities. As the trade association for retail licensees in Pennsylvania, we offer a wide variety of benefits that save our members revenue and time on services used on a daily basis in our industry. Remember that politics is the only sport where spectators lose.

Mission: Your trade organization was created by retail licensees for retail licensees in 1941 to implement a non-profit, trade organization in the Commonwealth that serves to protect retail liquor and beer licensees from undue hardship and loss of business due to government acts. Prohibition and the creation of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board had devastating and long-lasting effects still felt in our industry today. The founders of this group had already realized that as individual licensees they were only lone voices to the General Assembly in a now liquor controlled state advised only by the liquor control board. However, unifying the thousands of small businesses across the state changed the lone voice to a load roar that represents the interests of retail licensees across the state. Over 65 years later, we remain a very respected and influential lobby group in Harrisburg. *The Pennsylvania Tavern Association is the only statewide organization that represents exclusively retail licensees of non-franchised or chain restaurants.

07/02/2015

July 2nd, 2015: Governor Wolf Vetoes Privatization of the PLCB two days short of Independence Day.

06/29/2015

Senate Law & Justice Committee just passed out Privatization of the PLCB. Final votes on the measure in both chambers expected to be completed by Tuesday. It will then be sent to Governor Wolf to pass or veto. All members- check your emails for info! Report on amendment just sent to you!

Historical Facts: 1933 U.S.A. Beer Available Again 7th April 1933 : After years of prohibition since Midnight of January...
04/07/2015

Historical Facts: 1933 U.S.A. Beer Available Again 7th April 1933 : After years of prohibition since Midnight of January 16, 1920 when the Eighteenth Amendment was put into effect which included importing, exporting, transporting, selling, and manufacturing of intoxicating liquor illegal. On April 7th 1933 beer is sold once again in 19 of the 48 states and the District of Columbia .
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Happy End of Prohibition Anniversary! 81 years ago today in the USA!

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02/04/2015

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02/04/2015

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12/31/2014

Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage Association

Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage Association's cover photo
12/31/2014

Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage Association's cover photo

One of our members getting ready to deliver a six-pack with a pizza! Start off 2015 the right way for your business and ...
12/23/2014
State liquor rule changes bring beer to your front door

One of our members getting ready to deliver a six-pack with a pizza! Start off 2015 the right way for your business and join your trade and lobby association- the Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association today! www.pataverns.com

The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association is calling this a win for consumers.

The PA Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association is happy to announce another major victory for our niche of the industry!D...
12/19/2014

The PA Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association is happy to announce another major victory for our niche of the industry!
Delivering beer to customers...No problem!
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Happy End of Prohibition Anniversary! 81 years ago today in the USA!
12/05/2014

Happy End of Prohibition Anniversary! 81 years ago today in the USA!

11/26/2014

Have a great Thanksgiving holiday! Remember to have your employees on their toes tonight to prevent serving VIP'S and MINORS using fake or borrowed ID'S.

Be prepared for Thanksgiving Eve for a lot of customers and for extra liquor control enforcement! Protect your business ...
11/20/2014
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Be prepared for Thanksgiving Eve for a lot of customers and for extra liquor control enforcement! Protect your business and license by having your employees get RAMP Server/Seller Trained! They can take the course on their own time and print out the certificate for your records upon completion. The info is immediately sent to the PLCB to show you are requiring employees to be educated! Go to www.ramptraining.com

The PLCB approved Responsible Alcohol Management Training (RAMP) Training, Server/Seller Online Course has been designed to educate Pennsylvania licensees and their employees on the policies and regulations of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. The training covers the laws that you must follow i…

Is your establishment in need of credit card processing? Do you currently process credit cards but looking for a better ...
10/28/2014
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Is your establishment in need of credit card processing? Do you currently process credit cards but looking for a better deal? Call our Preferred Vendor, Premium Card Solutions and ask for Brian! You can reach him by calling 717-920-0417 or Toll Free at 888-780-9595. For more information on Premium Card Solutions, visit www.premiumcardsolutions.com!

10/23/2014
Pennsylvania Tavern Association -- Welcome

The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association features a Member of the Month and a Mixologist of the Month every month in the Observer Magazine, our website www.pataverns.com, and our page. Are you a member that would like to share your story? Do you have an exceptional employee that you would like to feature?

Please send your Member or Mixologist of the Month nominations to Nicole at [email protected] or call 1-800-543-7683 with questions!

Republican: District 178, serving part of Bucks County. 12 year member of the House Liquor Control Committee. To read Representative Scott Petri's Viewpoint, click here...

10/21/2014

We'd like to welcome our newest Preferred Vendor: Sal Gambone Real Estate!

Sal Gambone Real Estate can help members in Southeastern Pennsylvania with real estate sales as they specialize in restaurants, taverns, and liquor licenses. They also provide financial services including financing and SBA loans.

To contact Sal Gambone, please call 610-279-4444 or email [email protected]! Their offices are located at 323 W. Johnson Highway Norristown, PA 19401.

2014 Annual Food & Beverage Invitational
10/15/2014

2014 Annual Food & Beverage Invitational

10/08/2014
Pennsylvania Tavern Association -- Welcome

This month's Legislator of the Month is Representative Scott Petri, Republican from District 178, serving part of Bucks County and a 12 year member of the House Liquor Control Committee. To read about Representative Petri's Legislative Viewpoint: "Can Reasonable Changes be Made to the Liquor Code," please visit www.pataverns.com!

Republican: District 178, serving part of Bucks County. 12 year member of the House Liquor Control Committee. To read Representative Scott Petri's Viewpoint, click here...

This month's Mixologist of the Month is Sarah Kirkpatrick of Haywood's Bar and Grill in Muncy, PA! A self-professed "peo...
10/02/2014
Haywood's Bar and Grill - Muncy, PA - Haywood's On The Green - Mill Hall, PA

This month's Mixologist of the Month is Sarah Kirkpatrick of Haywood's Bar and Grill in Muncy, PA! A self-professed "people person," Sarah enjoys that even though she has the same job title everyday, the experience of each day with each person is always different! To read more about Sarah, go to www.pataverns.com!

To learn more about Haywood's, please visit http://www.haywoodsbarandgrill.com!

A gathering place of relaxation, great food, fun, drinks and friendship!

10/01/2014

It's the first of the month and you know what that means...it's time to announce October's Member of the Month! Corey Fogharty has been in the business for years and has recently opened a new place in Lancaster called the Federal Taphouse. To read more about Corey, go to www.pataverns.com!

For more information on what Lancaster's Federal Taphouse has to offer its customers, please visit www.federaltaphouselanc.com!

Check out the latest RAMP Server/Seller classes conducted by the Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association's c...
09/25/2014

Check out the latest RAMP Server/Seller classes conducted by the Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association's certified trainers throughout the state. If you or your employees need to become trained at one of these classes, please give us a call at 1-800-543-7683 to reserve your spot.

Don't see a class near you? You can now become certified by taking the online course at www.ramptraining.com!

09/24/2014
Pennsylvania Business Law Attorneys | Harrisburg Family Law Firm | Newport PA Criminal Defense...

The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association would like to welcome its newest Association Member, Scaringi & Scaringi! Please contact Renee Strange at the statewide, full service law firm with questions or inquiries at 717-657-7770 or [email protected]. For more information on Scaringi & Scaringi, visit www.scaringilaw.com!

To become a member of the Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association, visit www.pataverns.com or call 1-800-543-7683!

For a consultation with a lawyer about a business or family law matter, call Scaringi & Scaringi, P.C., in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, at 717-798-3601.

09/19/2014

Did you know that The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association works with 2 different Liquor Liability Insurance companies to give our members deep discounts on the coverage their businesses need?!

~ Hospitality Insurance | Sandra Haley | 1-877-366-1140
Only members receive 20% off liquor liability and in some cases, another 20% off business insurance! Save thousands and keep your assets protected! You or your broker should call to find out how to save $1,000's and get better coverage! Free quotes with big savings!

~ Hospitality Supportive Systems | Patrick Kelly or Dan Stango | 1-877-851-8522
Frustrated by frivolous claims raising your Insurance costs? HSS fights for you on every claim! We are a nationwide insurance program, backed by A-rated or better insurance companies, and endorsed by the Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association. For a free quote, call HSS direct. Let us show you how affordable great coverage and quality claims service can be!

To become a member of the Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association, please call 1-800-543-7683 or go to www.pataverns.com!

There's only a few tickets left for the Franklin, Fulton, & Adams County Crab Feed. If you're interested, please call An...
09/18/2014

There's only a few tickets left for the Franklin, Fulton, & Adams County Crab Feed. If you're interested, please call Annette at 717-349-7760 or Sandy at 717-263-8986!

Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association T-Shirts and Polos are now for sale at www.pataverns.com! Click "Sho...
09/17/2014

Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association T-Shirts and Polos are now for sale at www.pataverns.com! Click "Shop" to browse prices and sizes!

Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association T-Shirts and Polos are now for sale at www.pataverns.com! Click "Shop" to browse prices and sizes!

Members: If you would like to nominate yourselves or your favorite bartender for the Member of the Month or Mixologist o...
09/16/2014
Pennsylvania Tavern Association -- Welcome

Members: If you would like to nominate yourselves or your favorite bartender for the Member of the Month or Mixologist of the Month features, please contact [email protected] for further information. These articles are featured on www.pataverns.com, the Observer Magazine, our page and on our mobile app!

Republican: Majority Leader, serving the 28th District of Allegheny County. To read Majority Leader Turzai's Viewpoint, click here...

09/12/2014

Please join us this Sunday, September 14th for the York County Restaurant & Tavern Association Fundraiser!

~ Location: Goofy's Eatery & Spirits | 5965 York Rd. Spring Grove, PA 17362
~ Details: All you can eat and drink. Beverages include domestic drafts, sodas, and tea. Food includes Broasted Chicken, Pulled Pork and multiple sides. Enter for a chance to win $4,000 plus other tavern games all day! Musical Entertainment provided!
~ Time: 4-8 PM
~ Cost: $50 per person
~ Tickets: Call Rhonda at 717-632-5258 or 717-632-3924 to reserve your spot!

09/10/2014

The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association is now selling t-shirts and polos! Show your support by wearing your very own! For pricing details, please go to www.pataverns.com and click on "shop!"

09/09/2014

Upcoming Member Events...

~ September 14th | York County Restaurant & Tavern Association Fundraiser
~ Location: Goofy's Eatery & Spirits | 5965 York Rd. Spring Grove, PA 17362
~ Details: All you can eat and drink. Beverages include domestic drafts, sodas, and tea. Food includes Broasted Chicken, Pulled Pork and multiple sides. Enter for a chance to win $4,000 plus other tavern games all day! Musical Entertainment provided!
~ Time: 4-8 PM
~ Cost: $50 per person
~ Tickets: Call Rhonda at 717-632-5258 or 717-632-3924 to reserve your spot!

~ September 21st | Franklin, Fulton, Adams County Tavern Association Crab Feed
~ Location: Chambersburg AMVETS | 750 5th Ave. Chambersburg, PA 17201
~ Details: All you can eat and drink. Beverages include domestic beer, sodas, and tea. Food includes Hardshell Crabs, Half Chickens, Crab Soup and multiple sides. Enter for a chance to win $5,000 plus other tavern games all day!
~ Time: Noon-6 PM
~ Cost: $70 per couple
~ Tickets: Call Sandy at 717-263-8986 to reserve your spot!

09/05/2014

Say "hello" to our Mixologist of the Month, Cyndi Lucke!

Cyndi can be found at the Sundance Saloon in Aston, Pennsylvania. Not only is she a favorite amongst customers, she's also an accomplished drummer and animal lover! To read more about Cyndi, please go to www.pataverns.com!

The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association would like to introduce Whitey Runkle, owner of Goofy's in Sprin...
09/04/2014
Goofy's Eatery & Spirits | Where The Locals Hang Out

The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association would like to introduce Whitey Runkle, owner of Goofy's in Spring Grove and our Member of the Month for September! Be sure to check out www.goofyseateryandspirits.com for upcoming events including live music on Sundays, beach volleyball, horseshoes and plenty of outside seating!

To read Whitey's story, please visit www.pataverns.com!

Saturday� Sterling Rush� 6-10 Sunday � � High Octane� 4-8 OPEN Labor Day� 11-12 1/2 lb. Goofy's offers a large selection of craft, domestic beers and microbrews.

09/03/2014
Pennsylvania Tavern Association -- Welcome

This month's Legislator of the Month is Majority Leader Mike Turzai. To read his article titled, "Why We All Need Privatization," please visit www.pataverns.com!

Democrat: Serving part of Allegheny County, Democrat Chair of Senate Law & Justice Committee. To read Senator Ferlo's Viewpoint, click here...

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