The Morrisville Tavern has moved operations outside. You can’t miss the giant white tent in the parking lot of the Big Oak Shopping Center.
Under the big top are well-spaced tables and chairs, 2 big-screen TVs tuned to sports, masked waitstaff delivering drinks and tavern food, music, and a friendly atmosphere. To the side of the building: cornhole!
Regulars have already established their favorite spots. Plenty of newcomers are also to be seen, possibly attracted by the jumbo tent on West Trenton Road.
Moving operations outdoors was a big undertaking and depended heavily on contributed material and labor from friends and local businesses.
A partial list of those who pitched in:
- J & S Electrical (tables made from cable spools)
- JFI Redi-Mix (concrete barriers to isolate the bar from the parking lot)
- O-Connect (TVs)
- Mark Raniello (party lighting)
- MachineFix (security cameras)
- BBC Tile (lattice fencing)
Drinks and food are still prepared indoors and ported outdoors by the regular servers. The waitstaff carrying the frosty drinks and piping hot food are a loyal team. A few of them have been at the tavern for more than 20 years!
Christine and Tim Ford have owned and operated the tavern for the past 9 years. Pat D’Ambraiso and Roy Rutter are co-owners. The Morrisville Tavern opened its doors in its current location 26 years ago at 376 West Trenton Road. Tim is committed to “do what it takes to stay open” despite the pandemic.
Several summer bar specials include Jell-O shots and big-boy popsicles. They also serve nine beers on tap. The package fridge features more than 20 carry-out beers, including some IPAs and specialty brews.
In addition to hot and cold sandwiches, burgers, fries, onion rings, soups, salads, pizza, cheese steaks and other traditional sports-bar fare, the kitchen serves up daily specials. Tacos, nachos, quesadillas, or mozzarella sticks might satisfy your cravings.
Open seven days a week:
Mon-Wed 1:00-11:00 Thu 12:00-11:00 Fri & Sat 12:00-12:00 Sunday 12:00-10:00
Take-out food and drink available daily. Call 215-295-5310 to order ahead.
PHOTO CAP: Morrisville Tavern is now outside under the tent.