Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association

Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association is a statewide association based in Harrisburg, representing small business taverns and licensed restaurants in the Commonwealth.

The Association reorganized in 2019. @TavernPA Nonprofit Organization

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BREAKING NEWS ... Members, we'll have an "On the fly" Alert out today with news coming out of both Philadelphia and the ...
08/11/2021

BREAKING NEWS ... Members, we'll have an "On the fly" Alert out today with news coming out of both Philadelphia and the PLCB. Please be sure to check your email soon.

BREAKING NEWS ... Members, we'll have an "On the fly" Alert out today with news coming out of both Philadelphia and the PLCB. Please be sure to check your email soon.

We're happy to announce that at yesterday's Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association Board of Directors Mee...
08/06/2021

We're happy to announce that at yesterday's Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association Board of Directors Meeting Richard McKool of Knuckleheads Saloon in Jerome was voted onto the Board of Directors to represent Western Pennsylvania. Knuckleheads is a long-time Member of Organized Taverns through the PLBTA, first joining in 2008.

Congrats Dick, and we look forward to working with you as part of Organized Taverns fighting for the rights of small business taverns and licensed restaurants at the state capitol.

We're happy to announce that at yesterday's Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association Board of Directors Meeting Richard McKool of Knuckleheads Saloon in Jerome was voted onto the Board of Directors to represent Western Pennsylvania. Knuckleheads is a long-time Member of Organized Taverns through the PLBTA, first joining in 2008.

Congrats Dick, and we look forward to working with you as part of Organized Taverns fighting for the rights of small business taverns and licensed restaurants at the state capitol.

Thank you to these 39 establishments who showed their support of Organized Taverns by joining our Association for the fi...
08/04/2021

Thank you to these 39 establishments who showed their support of Organized Taverns by joining our Association for the first time or renewing their Membership between June 9 and July 9. All are published in our monthly magazine -- Pennsylvania Beverage Media. If you're not a Member and own a bar, tavern, or licensed restaurant, you can support your industry and your establishment by joining today for about $1 per day. https://pataverns.com/annual-membership-v2/

Thank you to these 39 establishments who showed their support of Organized Taverns by joining our Association for the first time or renewing their Membership between June 9 and July 9. All are published in our monthly magazine -- Pennsylvania Beverage Media. If you're not a Member and own a bar, tavern, or licensed restaurant, you can support your industry and your establishment by joining today for about $1 per day. https://pataverns.com/annual-membership-v2/

The August edition of our magazine -- Pennsylvania Beverage Media -- has been published and is now in the hands of Membe...
08/02/2021

The August edition of our magazine -- Pennsylvania Beverage Media -- has been published and is now in the hands of Members. There's 70 pages of relevant industry news ranging from violations/penalties/citations to the future of wine & spirits sales reps. If you're not a Member and own a tavern, bar, or licensed restaurant, you're missing out ... and should be a part of Organized Taverns fighting for industry rights at the state capitol. Joining is as easy as using your credit card on our website https://pataverns.com/annual-membership-v2/

The August edition of our magazine -- Pennsylvania Beverage Media -- has been published and is now in the hands of Members. There's 70 pages of relevant industry news ranging from violations/penalties/citations to the future of wine & spirits sales reps. If you're not a Member and own a tavern, bar, or licensed restaurant, you're missing out ... and should be a part of Organized Taverns fighting for industry rights at the state capitol. Joining is as easy as using your credit card on our website https://pataverns.com/annual-membership-v2/

Members ... we just issued an "On the Fly" Alert with breaking news that will impact your business. Please check your em...
07/30/2021

Members ... we just issued an "On the Fly" Alert with breaking news that will impact your business. Please check your email box for this important news coming out of Harrisburg.

Members ... we just issued an "On the Fly" Alert with breaking news that will impact your business. Please check your email box for this important news coming out of Harrisburg.

Congrats to our Members who made the top 5 list for best chicken wings in the WGAL TV viewing area ... 1. Kickin' Kadila...
07/25/2021
The Susquehanna Valley's top 5 places to get chicken wings

Congrats to our Members who made the top 5 list for best chicken wings in the WGAL TV viewing area ... 1. Kickin' Kadilaks Bar & Grill in York Haven, York County; 2. Old Trail Tavern in Liverpool, Perry County; and 4. Goofy's Eatery & Spirits in Spring Grove, York County.

WGAL TV: Central Pennsylvania's top 5 places to get chicken wing https://www.wgal.com/article/central-pennsylvania-top-5-places-to-get-chicken-wings/37114846#

We asked our Facebook fans to vote for their favorite place to get chicken wings in the Susquehanna Valley.

York Dispatch: York County restaurants 'reinvent the wheel' to deal with supply chain, staffing troubleshttps://www.york...
07/19/2021
York County restaurants 'reinvent the wheel' to deal with supply chain, staffing troubles

York Dispatch: York County restaurants 'reinvent the wheel' to deal with supply chain, staffing troubles

https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/local/2021/07/18/york-county-restaurants-reinvent-wheel-deal-supply-chain-staffing-troubles/7978185002/

“I think the biggest thing in terms of us and the industry and independent restaurants is that it's not a one day, one weekend type of thing. We need people in the door every day, every week."

Beer Trivia: Can you name the top 5 beer-producing countries? Hint ... Canada is not one of them. We'll post the answer ...
07/13/2021

Beer Trivia: Can you name the top 5 beer-producing countries? Hint ... Canada is not one of them. We'll post the answer on July 20.

Beer Trivia: Can you name the top 5 beer-producing countries? Hint ... Canada is not one of them. We'll post the answer on July 20.

Our Summer 2021 New Member Drive is on! And, already we're seeing increased interest in new memberships. If you own a ta...
07/13/2021

Our Summer 2021 New Member Drive is on! And, already we're seeing increased interest in new memberships. If you own a tavern, bar, pub or licensed restaurant, now is the perfect time to join and be a part of Organized Taverns. Support your industry at the state capitol while helping your business in your hometown for about $1 per day. https://pataverns.com/annual-membership-v2/

Our Summer 2021 New Member Drive is on! And, already we're seeing increased interest in new memberships. If you own a tavern, bar, pub or licensed restaurant, now is the perfect time to join and be a part of Organized Taverns. Support your industry at the state capitol while helping your business in your hometown for about $1 per day. https://pataverns.com/annual-membership-v2/

Beer Trivia ... Did you know that beer was not invented? Instead it was accidentally discovered once the gathering of wi...
07/08/2021

Beer Trivia ... Did you know that beer was not invented? Instead it was accidentally discovered once the gathering of wild grains became common after the last ice age ... yes, last ice age around 10,000 BCE. The discovery happened in what is known as the Fertile Crescent, which today runs from Egypt to the southeast corner of Turkey and down the border between Iraq and Iran. (Source: A History of the World in 6 Glasses)

Beer Trivia ... Did you know that beer was not invented? Instead it was accidentally discovered once the gathering of wild grains became common after the last ice age ... yes, last ice age around 10,000 BCE. The discovery happened in what is known as the Fertile Crescent, which today runs from Egypt to the southeast corner of Turkey and down the border between Iraq and Iran. (Source: A History of the World in 6 Glasses)

Happy July 4th. Please celebrate safely as we honor our country's independence.
07/04/2021

Happy July 4th. Please celebrate safely as we honor our country's independence.

Happy July 4th. Please celebrate safely as we honor our country's independence.

Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Cocktails to-go helped Pa. businesses stay afloat. Now they’re in for an even slower recovery...
07/03/2021
Cocktails to-go helped Pa. businesses stay afloat. Now they're in for an even slower recovery | Pennsylvania Capital-Star

Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Cocktails to-go helped Pa. businesses stay afloat. Now they’re in for an even slower recovery

Thank you for including the PLBTA in your coverage.

https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/cocktails-to-go-helped-pa-businesses-stay-afloat-now-theyre-in-for-an-even-slower-recovery/

Anticipating a busy summer for takeout boozy drinks, Thomas Tell — a Lackawanna County bar owner — stocked up on sealable containers and drink carriers.

Here's another reason why our Members tell us they join ... Our monthly magazine -- Pennsylvania Beverage Media. The Jul...
07/02/2021

Here's another reason why our Members tell us they join ... Our monthly magazine -- Pennsylvania Beverage Media. The July 2021 edition is now off the presses and being delivered to Members. Packed with 78 pages of relevant industry news, this will help keep you "in-the-know." Be sure to check out the story on page 8 titled "Are you liable for an off-duty employee's conduct?" Thank you to our exclusive preferred liquor liability insurer Illinois Casualty Company for writing the article. If you're not a Member, you're missing out. Be a part of organized taverns fighting for the business rights of owners and good times for patrons. Join today https://pataverns.com/annual-membership-v2/

Here's another reason why our Members tell us they join ... Our monthly magazine -- Pennsylvania Beverage Media. The July 2021 edition is now off the presses and being delivered to Members. Packed with 78 pages of relevant industry news, this will help keep you "in-the-know." Be sure to check out the story on page 8 titled "Are you liable for an off-duty employee's conduct?" Thank you to our exclusive preferred liquor liability insurer Illinois Casualty Company for writing the article. If you're not a Member, you're missing out. Be a part of organized taverns fighting for the business rights of owners and good times for patrons. Join today https://pataverns.com/annual-membership-v2/

Thank you to these 40 establishments that supported Organized Taverns recently by renewing memberships or joining for th...
07/01/2021

Thank you to these 40 establishments that supported Organized Taverns recently by renewing memberships or joining for the first time! Establishments like this are working to make the industry stronger while building a better customer experience. All are listed in this month's Pennsylvania Beverage Media -- our official monthly magazine. If you're not a Member, you should consider helping your industry and your business by joining today https://pataverns.com/annual-membership-v2/

Thank you to these 40 establishments that supported Organized Taverns recently by renewing memberships or joining for the first time! Establishments like this are working to make the industry stronger while building a better customer experience. All are listed in this month's Pennsylvania Beverage Media -- our official monthly magazine. If you're not a Member, you should consider helping your industry and your business by joining today https://pataverns.com/annual-membership-v2/

Cut off: Cocktails to-go saga stalls in Senate Thank you City & State for including the PLBTA in your coverage.https://w...
06/29/2021
Cut off: Cocktails to-go saga stalls in Senate

Cut off: Cocktails to-go saga stalls in Senate

Thank you City & State for including the PLBTA in your coverage.

https://www.cityandstatepa.com/content/cut-cocktails-go-saga-stalls-senate

It might be time to pour one out for cocktails-to-go sticking around this summer. The bill to allow restaurants and bars to sell cocktails-to-go stalled in the state Senate last week after the House agreed to pass a stripped down version of a bill that dropped broader liquor privatization efforts.

PennLive on inaction in Pennsylvania Senate tonight regarding cocktails to-go ... "Some restaurants owners had chided th...
06/26/2021
Selling cocktails-to-go is a no-go for restaurants and bars, as lawmakers put it on hold until fall

PennLive on inaction in Pennsylvania Senate tonight regarding cocktails to-go ... "Some restaurants owners had chided the Democratic governor for his COVID-19 restrictions and their impact on the industry. But Friday, Senate Republicans were getting criticism."

Selling cocktails-to-go is a no-go for restaurants and bars, as lawmakers put it on hold until fall https://www.pennlive.com/news/2021/06/selling-cocktails-to-go-is-a-no-go-for-restaurants-and-bars-as-lawmakers-put-it-on-hold-until-fall.html

Restaurants and bars desperately hoped lawmakers would come up with a fix. But it got tangled up with a liquor privatization push.

Meadville Tribune: House revives bill allowing bars to sell cocktails-to-go Thank you for including the PLBTA in your co...
06/25/2021
House revives bill allowing bars to sell cocktails-to-go

Meadville Tribune: House revives bill allowing bars to sell cocktails-to-go

Thank you for including the PLBTA in your coverage.

https://www.meadvilletribune.com/news/house-revives-bill-allowing-bars-to-sell-cocktails-to-go/article_3e714686-d548-11eb-9c2e-4bedac6e9cbd.html

The state House on Thursday evening approved legislation that would extend a cocktails-to-go provision for restaurants and bars while removing language included by the Senate that would have legalized the

Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Fight over to-go cocktails spills back into Pa. SenateThank you for including the PLBTA in yo...
06/25/2021
Fight over to-go cocktails spills back into Pa. Senate | Pennsylvania Capital-Star

Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Fight over to-go cocktails spills back into Pa. Senate

Thank you for including the PLBTA in your coverage.

https://www.penncapital-star.com/blog/fight-over-to-go-cocktails-spills-back-into-pa-senate/

In the span of two hours Thursday afternoon, the Pennsylvania House stripped out language approving the private sale of canned cocktails from a bill permanently legalizing to-go mixed drinks, before approving it 170-31. The proposal now returns to the Senate, which cracked open a three-way political...

STATEMENT: PaTaverns applauds PaHouse fixing mixed drinks-to-go bill and (again) passing it; Urges PaSenate to pass HB 1...
06/24/2021

STATEMENT: PaTaverns applauds PaHouse fixing mixed drinks-to-go bill and (again) passing it; Urges PaSenate to pass HB 1154 as passed in House

https://pataverns.com/sstatement-pataverns-applauds-pahouse-fixing-mixed-drinks-to-go-bill-and-again-passing-it/

STATEMENT: PaTaverns applauds PaHouse fixing mixed drinks-to-go bill and (again) passing it; Urges PaSenate to pass HB 1154 as passed in House

https://pataverns.com/sstatement-pataverns-applauds-pahouse-fixing-mixed-drinks-to-go-bill-and-again-passing-it/

Members ... there is breaking news coming out of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives this evening. While we releas...
06/24/2021

Members ... there is breaking news coming out of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives this evening. While we released an "On the fly ..." Alert earlier today with more information on the PLCB actions yesterday, we will be putting out a second email shortly this evening to keep you in the loop.

Members ... there is breaking news coming out of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives this evening. While we released an "On the fly ..." Alert earlier today with more information on the PLCB actions yesterday, we will be putting out a second email shortly this evening to keep you in the loop.

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The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association is a statewide association based in Harrisburg, representing and lobbying for small business taverns and licensed restaurants in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Association formed in 1941, reorganized in 2019, and today advocates for best practices and rights within the industry as well as best experiences for patrons. We are the leading trade association exclusively serving small business taverns and licensed restaurants in Pennsylvania. Our legislative representation for our Members at the State Capitol is second to none. We strive to promote regulations, rules, and laws that help our Members. From corner bars, delis and neighborhood taverns to five-star restaurants and resorts, our industry supports more than 150,000 Pennsylvanian jobs, and remains an established, important part of our communities. To become a member, visit www.pataverns.com. Follow us on Twitter @TavernPA


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