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

Operating as usual

CDC says fully vaccinated people don’t need to wear face masks indoors or outdoors in most settingshttps://www.cnbc.com/...
05/13/2021
CDC says fully vaccinated people don't need to wear face masks indoors or outdoors in most settings

CDC says fully vaccinated people don’t need to wear face masks indoors or outdoors in most settings

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/13/cdc-says-fully-vaccinated-people-dont-need-to-wear-face-masks-indoors-or-outdoors-in-most-settings.html

There are a handful of instances where people will still need to wear masks — in a health-care setting, at a business that requires them or on public transportation.

PennLive: Restaurants reduce hours to counter hiring crisis: ‘We don’t have people to work’Thank you, Sue Gleiter, for i...
05/12/2021
Restaurants reduce hours to counter hiring crisis: ‘We don’t have people to work’

PennLive: Restaurants reduce hours to counter hiring crisis: ‘We don’t have people to work’

Thank you, Sue Gleiter, for including the Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association in your reporting.

https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2021/05/restaurants-reduce-hours-to-counter-hiring-crisis-we-dont-have-people-to-work.html?outputType=amp

Some restaurants are opening late or closing early due to a staffing crunch.

Members ... with more mitigation news coming from both the Governor's Office and the City of Philadelphia today, we've i...
05/11/2021

Members ... with more mitigation news coming from both the Governor's Office and the City of Philadelphia today, we've issued Coronavirus Alert #201.

Please check your email for this important news.

Members ... with more mitigation news coming from both the Governor's Office and the City of Philadelphia today, we've issued Coronavirus Alert #201.

Please check your email for this important news.

Continuing with our weekly feature of a bill to help educate Members on the massive amount of legislation the PLBTA trac...
05/10/2021
Bill Information - House Bill 1180; Regular Session 2021-2022

Continuing with our weekly feature of a bill to help educate Members on the massive amount of legislation the PLBTA tracks and addresses, this week we want your thoughts on HB 1180, sponsored by Rep. David Delloso.

This bill would legalize adult use cannabis through the current state store system. It currently sits in the state House Liquor Control Committee.

Thoughts? It's your turn to voice your opinion.

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2021&sInd=0&body=H&type=B&bn=1180

PennLive: Margaritas or martinis to-go? Takeout drinks could soon be permanent in Pa.Thank you, Sue Gleiter and the Harr...
05/07/2021
Margaritas or martinis to-go? Takeout drinks could soon be permanent in Pa.

PennLive: Margaritas or martinis to-go? Takeout drinks could soon be permanent in Pa.

Thank you, Sue Gleiter and the Harrisburg Patriot-News for including the Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association in your coverage.

https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2021/05/margaritas-or-martinis-to-go-takeout-drinks-could-soon-be-permanent-in-pa.html

Originally, the law signed by Gov. Tom Wolf in May 2020, was designed as a temporary lifesaver during the height of the coronavirus pandemic shutdowns.

Since we have some clubs that follow us that are associated with fire companies, we thought we'd share this opinion piec...
05/06/2021
Pa.'s volunteer fire departments are in crisis. How Pa. lawmakers are moving to help | Mark O'Keefe | Pennsylvania Capital-Star

Since we have some clubs that follow us that are associated with fire companies, we thought we'd share this opinion piece from Pennsylvania Capital-Star ...

Pa.’s volunteer fire departments are in crisis. How Pa. lawmakers are moving to help https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/pa-s-volunteer-fire-departments-are-in-crisis-how-pa-lawmakers-are-moving-to-help-mark-okeefe/

In 1970, there were about 300,000 volunteer firefighters in Pennsylvania. That number has plummeted to 38,000 today.

The May 2021 edition of our magazine -- Pennsylvania Beverage Media -- is now in the hands of Members. Please support ou...
05/06/2021

The May 2021 edition of our magazine -- Pennsylvania Beverage Media -- is now in the hands of Members. Please support our sponsors on pages 9 through 13. They help us to keep our Membership dues low. If you're not a part of Organized Taverns, and you're a tavern or licensed restaurant owner, you're missing out. Join the team. Support your industry. And help your establishment by being a Member. Get started today for about $1 per day at https://pataverns.com/annual-membership-v2/

The May 2021 edition of our magazine -- Pennsylvania Beverage Media -- is now in the hands of Members. Please support our sponsors on pages 9 through 13. They help us to keep our Membership dues low. If you're not a part of Organized Taverns, and you're a tavern or licensed restaurant owner, you're missing out. Join the team. Support your industry. And help your establishment by being a Member. Get started today for about $1 per day at https://pataverns.com/annual-membership-v2/

Members ... you read about this happening in yesterday's Coronavirus Alert. Here it is in the news ...Pennsylvania Capit...
05/05/2021
Pa. House panel moves to make take-out cocktails permanent | Wednesday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star

Members ... you read about this happening in yesterday's Coronavirus Alert. Here it is in the news ...

Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pa. House panel moves to make take-out cocktails permanent

Thank you, John Micek, for including the PLBTA in your coverage.

https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/pa-house-panel-moves-to-make-take-out-cocktails-permanent-wednesday-morning-coffee/

If you loved your curbside margs, you're going to love this news.

Washington County Observer-Reporter: Gov. Wolf to lift COVID-19 mitigation on Memorial Day except for mask mandateThank ...
05/05/2021
Gov. Wolf to lift COVID-19 mitigation on Memorial Day except for mask mandate

Washington County Observer-Reporter: Gov. Wolf to lift COVID-19 mitigation on Memorial Day except for mask mandate

Thank you for including the PLBTA in your coverage!

https://observer-reporter.com/news/ongoing_coverage/gov-wolf-to-lift-covid-19-mitigation-on-memorial-day-except-for-mask-mandate/article_08d720f4-ad0c-11eb-a8b9-1f95c8a3757c.html

The Wolf administration said Tuesday it will lift the state's COVID-19 mitigation rules on Memorial Day with the exception of the face mask order.

Altoona Mirror: Businesses ready for reliefThank you, Bill Kibler, for including the PLBTA in your coverage.https://www....
05/05/2021
Businesses ready for relief

Altoona Mirror: Businesses ready for relief

Thank you, Bill Kibler, for including the PLBTA in your coverage.

https://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2021/05/businesses-ready-for-relief/

The Wolf administration’s announcement Tuesday that coronavirus “mitigations” — except for masking — will end Memorial Day prompted satisfaction and optimism, as well as surprise and a bit of caution from local stakeholders. “It’s a step in the right direction,” said Mike Luciano, ow...

WFMZ TV Allentown: Pa. to lift all COVID restrictions, except mask mandate, on Memorial DayThank you for including the P...
05/04/2021
Pa. to lift all COVID restrictions, except mask mandate, on Memorial Day

WFMZ TV Allentown: Pa. to lift all COVID restrictions, except mask mandate, on Memorial Day

Thank you for including the PLBTA in your coverage!

https://www.wfmz.com/news/area/pennsylvania/pa-to-lift-all-covid-restrictions-except-mask-mandate-on-memorial-day/article_2f35a328-acf9-11eb-ad9f-43199baaa4ee.html

All mitigation orders, except for the mask mandate, will be lifted at 12:01 a.m. on Memorial Day, Pennsylvania state officials said.

Thank you Sue Gleiter and the Harrisburg Patriot-News for including us in your coverage.Restaurants in central Pa. on CO...
05/04/2021
Restaurants in central Pa. on COVID-19 restrictions lifting: ‘Good news’ but not ‘overwhelming’

Thank you Sue Gleiter and the Harrisburg Patriot-News for including us in your coverage.

Restaurants in central Pa. on COVID-19 restrictions lifting: ‘Good news’ but not ‘overwhelming’

https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2021/05/restaurants-in-central-pa-on-covid-19-restrictions-lifting-good-news-but-not-overwhelming.html

On Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced COVID-19 mitigation orders for businesses will be lifted at the end of the month.

Members ... with today's announcement from the Wolf Administration, we will be putting out a Coronavirus Alert today wit...
05/04/2021

Members ... with today's announcement from the Wolf Administration, we will be putting out a Coronavirus Alert today with the details. Look for it in your email box later today.

Members ... with today's announcement from the Wolf Administration, we will be putting out a Coronavirus Alert today with the details. Look for it in your email box later today.

Thank you Ford Turner and the Allentown Morning Call for including the PLBTA in your coverage.New Jersey loosens COVID-1...
05/04/2021
New Jersey loosens COVID-19 restrictions as Pennsylvania mulls next move; business frustration grows as chamber leader calls Fauci ‘irrelevant’

Thank you Ford Turner and the Allentown Morning Call for including the PLBTA in your coverage.

New Jersey loosens COVID-19 restrictions as Pennsylvania mulls next move; business frustration grows as chamber leader calls Fauci ‘irrelevant’ https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-nws-pa-covid-restrictions-status-20210503-p46onauspzgahaj2ee3lyct6f4-story.html

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said he is mulling similar moves to a loosening of COVID-19 restrictions announced Monday in New Jersey, but Pennsylvania business frustration is growing and one Lehigh Valley leader called Dr. Anthony Fauci “irrelevant.”

Thank you to these 56 PaTaverns that either renewed their Memberships or joined our Association for the first time betwe...
05/04/2021

Thank you to these 56 PaTaverns that either renewed their Memberships or joined our Association for the first time between March 10 and April 8. All are listed in the May edition of our magazine -- Pennsylvania Beverage Media.

If you're not a part of organized taverns, you are missing out on so much. Help your industry while helping your business at the same time by being a PLBTA Member.

Join today for about $1 per day at https://pataverns.com/annual-membership-v2/

Thank you to these 56 PaTaverns that either renewed their Memberships or joined our Association for the first time between March 10 and April 8. All are listed in the May edition of our magazine -- Pennsylvania Beverage Media.

If you're not a part of organized taverns, you are missing out on so much. Help your industry while helping your business at the same time by being a PLBTA Member.

Join today for about $1 per day at https://pataverns.com/annual-membership-v2/

There's always a lot happening in terms of legislation at the state capitol that could impact your establishment, and it...
05/03/2021
Bill Information - House Bill 662; Regular Session 2021-2022

There's always a lot happening in terms of legislation at the state capitol that could impact your establishment, and it's not unusual for the PLBTA to be tracking around 200 bills and sponsorship memos each legislative cycle.

To help educate Members on the intensive work the PLBTA does at the state capitol, we've been featuring a different bill each week that we've been keeping an eye on. This week we want your thoughts on HB 662 from Rep. Natalie Mihalek.

HB 662 would allow a wine expanded permit holder to sell for off-premises consumption, in a single transaction, up to 9,000 milliliters of wine. Currently, the limit is 3,000 mililiters.

Are you in favor or against this bill?

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2021&sInd=0&body=H&type=B&bn=0662

Well, mail-in ballots are starting to go out for the Spring primaries. Here are the two constitutional amendment questio...
05/01/2021

Well, mail-in ballots are starting to go out for the Spring primaries. Here are the two constitutional amendment questions everyone is talking about. You can learn more about these questions and others on the ballot by going to this link https://ballotpedia.org/Pennsylvania_2021_ballot_measures

PLBTA Vice President and York County Tavern Association President Jim DeLisio representing the industry and organized ta...
05/01/2021
Pa. lawmakers consider whether to allow beer distributors to sell canned cocktails

PLBTA Vice President and York County Tavern Association President Jim DeLisio representing the industry and organized taverns in this interview with WGAL TV. Jim discusses the problems for the tavern industry if beer distributors are able to sell RTD cocktails.

This is why you need to join if your not a Member. We can do more on multiple issues together. That's the purpose of organized taverns.

https://www.wgal.com/article/pennsylvania-lawmakers-consider-whether-to-allow-canned-cocktails-to-be-sold-at-beer-distributors/36304286#

The drinks are currently only sold at state-run liquor stores.

At today's joint hearing of the Pa. Senate Law & Justice Committee and Pa. House Liquor Control Committee, the Pa. Licen...
04/30/2021

At today's joint hearing of the Pa. Senate Law & Justice Committee and Pa. House Liquor Control Committee, the Pa. Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association provided written testimony to oppose a proposed bill that would allow the sale of ready-to-drink cocktails by beer distributors. You can read our testimony via this link https://pataverns.com/testimony-pataverns-and-licensed-restaurants-oppose-sale-of-liquor-products-by-beer-distributors/

At today's joint hearing of the Pa. Senate Law & Justice Committee and Pa. House Liquor Control Committee, the Pa. Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association provided written testimony to oppose a proposed bill that would allow the sale of ready-to-drink cocktails by beer distributors. You can read our testimony via this link https://pataverns.com/testimony-pataverns-and-licensed-restaurants-oppose-sale-of-liquor-products-by-beer-distributors/

Members ... there's a lot happening today with liquor legislation in Harrisburg and grants coming from the federal gover...
04/27/2021

Members ... there's a lot happening today with liquor legislation in Harrisburg and grants coming from the federal government. To keep you in the loop, we just issued Coronavirus Alert #197 with all the details to give you a jump on your competition.

Check your email box for this important information.

Members ... there's a lot happening today with liquor legislation in Harrisburg and grants coming from the federal government. To keep you in the loop, we just issued Coronavirus Alert #197 with all the details to give you a jump on your competition.

Check your email box for this important information.

It's not unusual for the Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association to track more than 200 state bills and sp...
04/26/2021
Bill Information - House Bill 1084; Regular Session 2021-2022

It's not unusual for the Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association to track more than 200 state bills and sponsorship memos during a two-year legislative session. These are bills that would impact the industry, either positively or negatively.

Last week, to help educate our followers on the intensive work that is done on behalf of the tavern industry within the legislative process, the PLBTA began featuring on Facebook one bill a week that we are tracking.

This week, we want your thoughts on HB 1084 from Rep. Timothy J. O'Neal. This bill will establish a spirit expanded permit. Such permits would be available to holders of restaurant and hotel liquor licenses, and such licensees would be eligible to sell up to three liters of spirits.

What are your thoughts on this bill? Will R and H licenses jump on this opportunity if HB 1084 passes?

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2021&sInd=0&body=H&type=B&bn=1084

Members ... with new information out late yesterday about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund as well as anticipated legi...
04/23/2021

Members ... with new information out late yesterday about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund as well as anticipated legislative action on a few liquor bills early next week, we decided to release Coronavirus Alert #195 this morning instead of waiting until the afternoon. We hope this gives you a jump on your competition.

Non-members ... please consider joining and being a part of organized taverns. Help the industry and help yourself at the same time for about $1 per day.

Members ... just a reminder that April, May, and June dues bills have been mailed. Don't let your Membership lapse. There's too much happening to miss out on important news and action.

https://pataverns.com/annual-membership-v2/

Members ... with new information out late yesterday about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund as well as anticipated legislative action on a few liquor bills early next week, we decided to release Coronavirus Alert #195 this morning instead of waiting until the afternoon. We hope this gives you a jump on your competition.

Non-members ... please consider joining and being a part of organized taverns. Help the industry and help yourself at the same time for about $1 per day.

Members ... just a reminder that April, May, and June dues bills have been mailed. Don't let your Membership lapse. There's too much happening to miss out on important news and action.

https://pataverns.com/annual-membership-v2/

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214 Pine St
Harrisburg, PA
17101

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

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(717) 232-8671

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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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