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Penn Tavern and Puss N Boots

by June Portnoy

If you’re looking for a down-home, friendly neighborhood bar and take-out, Penn Tavern, located at 411 West Bridge Street in Morrisville, is the place to go.

“No need to dress up. Come as you are in jeans and sneaks and catch up with friends in our informal atmosphere,” says Jeff Rue, tavern manager. “We have good food and fine spirits at very reasonable prices.”

Some favorite tavern faire includes its half-pound Angus burgers and Philly cheesesteaks. Daily specials are always available. Eat at the bar or around the bar in a booth, and admire the ever-changing antiques displayed throughout the tavern. Its customer-friendly, experienced staff will treat you well. Penn Tavern recently renovated its Budweiser Clydesdale in front of its building that serves as a local landmark.

“Our 18-year-old Clydesdale looks brand new,” says Jeff.

Another exciting update to Penn Tavern is that it is now handicapped-accessible. In addition, darts has become a big attraction. The tavern has five dartboards and an active in-house dart league that meets Tuesdays at 7:00pm. Dart supplies can also be purchased there.

In the basement you’ll find another bar with billiards and pool tables. This area can be used for private parties of up to 40 people. A menu is customized for each party or event. Call 215-736-3112 to reserve this room or for any questions.

Penn Tavern continues to be known as the “home of the 75 cent drafts,” all day, every day. These incredibly low-priced drafts feature Miller High Life, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Rolling Rock.

Happy Hours are every day from 4:00pm to 6:00pm with draft beer specials. If you’re in a hurry and can’t stay, take-out is available for beer or any food item on the menu.

Just four miles from Penn Tavern at 942 Trenton Road in Fairless Hills is Puss N Boots Tavern, also owned by Jeff. Its rustic setting offers a smoking and non-smoking bar, along with a separate dining area, the Pocono Room, that accommodates 60 people for lunch or dinner.

“Puss N Boots is known for its great, reasonably priced food specials,” says Jeff. “We offer a little bit of everything on our menu, ranging from salads, appetizers and sandwiches to steaks and seafood entrees.”

All food is made fresh on the premises, and soups and specials are all homemade. Saturday’s special is steamed clams for just $5.95.

Weekly specials include: Mexican Mondays, Italian Day on Tuesdays, Club Sandwich Day on Wednesdays, a Roast Pork Platter on Thursdays, Seafood Festival on Fridays and Philly Steaks on Sundays.

Puss N Boots continues its long-standing tradition of offering 35-cent hot dogs every Saturday. In addition to special food items, Puss N Boots provides special evening activities.

Stop by Wednesday nights to play Quizzo and come by Thursday evenings for Open Mic Night. New at Puss N Boots is the Pocono Patio, an indoor/outdoor rooftop patio.

Just beyond the patio is a secluded wooded area with a fire pit. During the nice weather, this patio can be fully opened, so you can eat and drink outside. For those cold or hot days, you can still enjoy the great outdoors on the patio, which offers heat and air conditioning and can be fully enclosed.

The Pocono Patio is available for private parties for any occasion consisting of approximately 60 people. A special catering menu is available.

When the Pocono Patio is not booked for a private engagement, it is open to the public seven days a week. Another new feature at Puss N Boots is its renovated takeout store that now offers growlers with draft beers to go. Also, this store was recently licensed to sell wine.

For more information on Puss N Boots, visit their website at www.pussnbootsbar.com, visit them on Facebook or call them at 215-295-8236.

PHOTO CAP: The Pocono Patio at Puss N Boots Tavern