|Kempton Hotel: hotel bar, across
from the feed mill in Kempton, PA, 610/756-6588, PAD, "What a find!
One of my very favorite PA hotel bars. Great authentic PA Dutch food,
clean-as-a-whistle Yuengling drafts, and paintings on the ceiling.
Fadely's Deli & Pub: bar
bizarre, 440 W. Main St., Patchogue, NY, 631/758-8882. Unique. Weird little place that doesn't seem to give a damn about anything but the beer. It's
not a deli (it's not Fadely's anymore, either), but you won't mind. You
gotta go once, and the beer's great.
Al's Whiskey and Cigar Bar: beer/whisky bar,321 S. Clinton St.,
Syracuse, NY, 315/472-4427, "400+ spirits, 30+ taps, a ton of
cigars (smoking, in a NY bar!), comfy couches and chairs, a long
bar...Momma, I don't want to go home!"
Springhouse Tavern at Dobbin House:
historic bar w/beer, 89 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg, PA, 717-334-2100,
"Just way too cool; been a bar since the 1770s, they
claim, even if, the idea of a bar/restaurant in a stone basement with a
running spring PLUS Troegs and fresh apple juice...whew, yeah.
Strawberry Hill: restaurant, 128 W.
Strawberry St., Lancaster, PA, 717/393-5544, PAD. "Top-notch
restaurant with an award-winning wine cellar and a surprising beer
selection: Chimay White on tap last time I stopped in. Definitely
worth a meal."
I'm putting this database up for free download and personal use
your own individual Palm OS PDA. I've been using it on my Sony Clié
for about two years now; I carry it whenever I travel the Empire
and Keystone states.
it got? All the
breweries and brewpubs in New York and Pennsylvania: their
addresses, phone numbers, and "quadrant," the rough area of the
state; e.g., Philadelphia, or the Adirondacks, or Buffalo, or NorthEast
PA; and my notes on each one. I've also got the same information for what
I think are some of the best bars near those breweries in both
states, and I threw in a couple of outstanding beer stores just for fun.
do you find a bar?
Say you want to find a bar in Rochester. Open the database, tap the top
bar, then tap again on "Record." Tap on "Sort" (or
can shortcut all that by just doing a command-stroke 'S' when the program
opens). Set your sort for "Quadrant" to sort the entries by the
state's area. Slide the columns to the right till you get to Quadrant,
then just scroll down till you see "ROC." There are 11 bars,
5 breweries, and a beer store in Rochester, just waiting for you! Tap
on one that sounds interesting, and you'll get all the details;
take a look to the left for some examples of entries.
What's the catch? There
is no catch. I've compiled this thing, and I'm letting you use
it. I hope
it will draw more traffic to my site, maybe even a few editors who want to
buy some writing, but mainly it's to get my name out there in front of
more people. That's what this business is all about. Meantime, enjoy
Enjoy it? How do
you get it? Just read
the next column, the legal stuff, and click on the link after you've read
Look, I have to cover my butt. I'm giving you a license
to use this database for your own personal use. I know you
regular readers won't take undue advantage of it, but some slimeballs might. By clicking here
to download the database, you signify that you agree to the following simple terms
of the license.
1. If you download New York
& Pennsylvania Bars & Breweries©, you confirm that
you understand that it was created, written, and copyrighted in 2005 by Lew Bryson, and
therefore if you try to represent it as your own or someone else's, my
hungry lawyer will have a field day at your expense.
2. The database is free for your personal
use, but I'm not giving it away for unrestricted or commercial use: I retain
ownership. If you
would like to copy this for anyone, you may, but you must include the terms of this
license and my copyright information as included in the database as part of the deal, or my
starving lawyer will have your assets for lunch.
3. I've only tested this on two different types of PDA.
If it doesn't work, or you blame it for screwing up your PDA, you're on
your own: I am not responsible for any damages this program may cause to
your PDA, incredibly remote as this possibility would be. I'm not
responsible if it doesn't work, or if you can't figure out how to use
it, and I don't offer technical support of any kind: I mean, it's free,
am not responsible for any bad decisions you make as a result of
consulting the database. I am not responsible if you happen to have
this database in your pocket when you get picked up for DUI. I offer this
database as a tour guide only, not life decision advice.
So that's 1) it's mine; 2)it's free
for you to use; 3) you're on your own with using it;
and 4) I am not encouraging you to drink. Got
it? Then click here to go to the download page.