Guidebook for Kutztown

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Guidebook for Kutztown

Drinks & Nightlife

This is a great bar that serves quality food and they smoke their own meats. They offer a large variety of beer and spirits. Good for drinks and dinner, or a night out, and only a 2 minute walk from the house. During the school year the bar fills up with students around 10pm.
K'Town Pub Taphouse & BBQ
257 W Main St
This is a great bar that serves quality food and they smoke their own meats. They offer a large variety of beer and spirits. Good for drinks and dinner, or a night out, and only a 2 minute walk from the house. During the school year the bar fills up with students around 10pm.
Neat little brewery right in town a few blocks from the house. They make a variety of beer on premise. They also serve spirits. Good for a dinner with a small or large group, and also a place to sit at the bar, have a drink, a snack, and watch the game. Not for late night, they close at 9:30 on the weekdays and 10:30 on the weekends.
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Kutztown Tavern
272 W Main St
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Neat little brewery right in town a few blocks from the house. They make a variety of beer on premise. They also serve spirits. Good for a dinner with a small or large group, and also a place to sit at the bar, have a drink, a snack, and watch the game. Not for late night, they close at 9:30 on the weekdays and 10:30 on the weekends.
1 of 2 breweries in town that offer a Gastropub experience. Great selection of tasty beers. The space is quite unique because it's a converted brewery | restaurant | gastropub inside of an car dealership. You will have to drive down the street past Kutztown University about a few miles.. you will see it on the left side. Opposite side is a farm and cornfields. Good for a family dinner, a couple, or just a solo evening at the bar. Closes at 10pm and 11pm on the weekends.
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Saucony Creek Brewing + Gastropub
15032 Kutztown Rd
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1 of 2 breweries in town that offer a Gastropub experience. Great selection of tasty beers. The space is quite unique because it's a converted brewery | restaurant | gastropub inside of an car dealership. You will have to drive down the street past Kutztown University about a few miles.. you will see it on the left side. Opposite side is a farm and cornfields. Good for a family dinner, a couple, or just a solo evening at the bar. Closes at 10pm and 11pm on the weekends.
My wife and I have not been, but it's worth a visit. Check out their website for an idea of the place. http://www.basinstreethotel.com/
Basin Street Hotel - Restaurant & Pub
42 E Main St
My wife and I have not been, but it's worth a visit. Check out their website for an idea of the place. http://www.basinstreethotel.com/
A small winery with a tasting room housed in a large red barn off in the countryside. A nice drive to experience the rural landscape of Pennsylvania, not far from the house.
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Pinnacle Ridge Winery
34 Old U.S. 22
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A small winery with a tasting room housed in a large red barn off in the countryside. A nice drive to experience the rural landscape of Pennsylvania, not far from the house.
Vynecrest Winery is located 15 minutes from our house. Look at their events page here: https://www.vynecrest.com/upcoming-events They are open for tastings year round.
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Vynecrest Winery
172 Arrowhead Ln
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Vynecrest Winery is located 15 minutes from our house. Look at their events page here: https://www.vynecrest.com/upcoming-events They are open for tastings year round.
If you're a wine lover, Clover Hill Vineyards is one of a many wineries in the area. This location is about a 15 minute drive from our house. Click here for an idea of what they do for tastings. http://www.cloverhillwinery.com/House_Policies_2015.pdf
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Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery
9850 Newtown Rd
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If you're a wine lover, Clover Hill Vineyards is one of a many wineries in the area. This location is about a 15 minute drive from our house. Click here for an idea of what they do for tastings. http://www.cloverhillwinery.com/House_Policies_2015.pdf
America's oldest brewery, a 45 minute ride from Kutztown. If you're into hoppy beers they are NOT the place to go. Link to brewery tours: https://www.yuengling.com/visit-us/pottsville-faqs/
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D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. Production Facility
Mahantongo Street
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America's oldest brewery, a 45 minute ride from Kutztown. If you're into hoppy beers they are NOT the place to go. Link to brewery tours: https://www.yuengling.com/visit-us/pottsville-faqs/

Food Scene

They fry their own donuts and offer quite a bit of unique combos, things of which I have never encountered. This little place is two blocks from this house on Main Street. Just walk right down the alley toward Main Street and you'll see a donuts!
Frying Dutchman Donut Shop
236 W Main St
They fry their own donuts and offer quite a bit of unique combos, things of which I have never encountered. This little place is two blocks from this house on Main Street. Just walk right down the alley toward Main Street and you'll see a donuts!
Good coffee and tasty bagels and a variety of bagel sandwiches. A great place to grab a quick bite. They offer seating inside, or take your food to go. Just about 4 short blocks away from the house. Hours: Tuesday7AM–3PM Wednesday7AM–3PM Thursday7AM–3PM Friday7AM–3PM Saturday8AM–3PM Sunday8AM–3PM Monday7AM–3PM
the bagel bar cafe
214 W Main St
Good coffee and tasty bagels and a variety of bagel sandwiches. A great place to grab a quick bite. They offer seating inside, or take your food to go. Just about 4 short blocks away from the house. Hours: Tuesday7AM–3PM Wednesday7AM–3PM Thursday7AM–3PM Friday7AM–3PM Saturday8AM–3PM Sunday8AM–3PM Monday7AM–3PM
Farm to table. Very cool new place in town and literally right next door to the house. They are the pink warehouse building next door. The entrance is in the alley. They have their own farm and make almost everything on premise or from a local farmer. This place has it all, if you prefer a small snack or drink on the run, or if you want to snack and sit inside. Unique sandwiches, homemade donuts, veggies, beer, whatever you want. They even sell organic creamer if you're low. They also have a farm stand in NYC, which is probably why they are closed on Monday and Tuesday. TuesdayClosed Wednesday10AM–7PM Thursday10AM–7PM Friday10AM–7PM Saturday10AM–4PM Sunday10AM–4PM MondayClosed
HIVE Cafe
236 Sacony Alley
Farm to table. Very cool new place in town and literally right next door to the house. They are the pink warehouse building next door. The entrance is in the alley. They have their own farm and make almost everything on premise or from a local farmer. This place has it all, if you prefer a small snack or drink on the run, or if you want to snack and sit inside. Unique sandwiches, homemade donuts, veggies, beer, whatever you want. They even sell organic creamer if you're low. They also have a farm stand in NYC, which is probably why they are closed on Monday and Tuesday. TuesdayClosed Wednesday10AM–7PM Thursday10AM–7PM Friday10AM–7PM Saturday10AM–4PM Sunday10AM–4PM MondayClosed
If you're looking for a big breakfast than go here. I have never seen pancakes and omelettes so large. The place is a little cramped, but the food offers unique combinations and is worth the money for what you get. I think the big farm boys fill up their tank here before the day's work; definitely a local's favorite spot. Only one block from the house on Main Street.
Letterman's Diner
242 W Main St
If you're looking for a big breakfast than go here. I have never seen pancakes and omelettes so large. The place is a little cramped, but the food offers unique combinations and is worth the money for what you get. I think the big farm boys fill up their tank here before the day's work; definitely a local's favorite spot. Only one block from the house on Main Street.
Tasty ice cream treats. Great place to bring the family after dinner, or just for a quick sweet treat. Around the corner from the house on Main Street. Tuesday11:30AM–10PM Wednesday11:30AM–10PM Thursday11:30AM–10PM Friday11:30AM–10PM Saturday11:30AM–10PM Sunday11:30AM–10PM Monday11:30AM–10PM Suggest an edit
Pop's Malt Shoppe
208 W Main St
Tasty ice cream treats. Great place to bring the family after dinner, or just for a quick sweet treat. Around the corner from the house on Main Street. Tuesday11:30AM–10PM Wednesday11:30AM–10PM Thursday11:30AM–10PM Friday11:30AM–10PM Saturday11:30AM–10PM Sunday11:30AM–10PM Monday11:30AM–10PM Suggest an edit
If you're in the mood for Mexican food you can head down to La Cocina Mexicana which is in walking distance like most places. They do offer delivery if you're hankering for a burrito and don't want to leave the house.
La Cocina Mexicana
107 W Main St
If you're in the mood for Mexican food you can head down to La Cocina Mexicana which is in walking distance like most places. They do offer delivery if you're hankering for a burrito and don't want to leave the house.
If you want to order pizza or try their HUGE strombolies give Mamma's Delight a try. It's your typical corner pizza shop, but the do make their own bread. Subs, or as we call them hoagies, are pretty good as well.
Mamma's Delight Pizza Restaurant
300 W Main St
If you want to order pizza or try their HUGE strombolies give Mamma's Delight a try. It's your typical corner pizza shop, but the do make their own bread. Subs, or as we call them hoagies, are pretty good as well.
Small little lunch spot that offers soft pretzel and unique pretzel sandwiches, etc. This is right around the corner from our house on Main street toward the University.
Pretzel Revolution
Small little lunch spot that offers soft pretzel and unique pretzel sandwiches, etc. This is right around the corner from our house on Main street toward the University.
Little pizza shop that sells by the slice, BIG slices. Odd combinations of toppings if you're feeling experimental. Around 10-12 the place loads up with hungry students during the school year, so I recommend a lunch or an evening snack.
Tommyboy's Pizza and Cafe
313 W Main St
Little pizza shop that sells by the slice, BIG slices. Odd combinations of toppings if you're feeling experimental. Around 10-12 the place loads up with hungry students during the school year, so I recommend a lunch or an evening snack.
I know that some people need their Starbucks, so you're in luck, there is one about a 12 minute walk on Kutztown campus.
Starbucks
15200 Kutztown Rd
I know that some people need their Starbucks, so you're in luck, there is one about a 12 minute walk on Kutztown campus.
Good little sandwich shop down Main street a 4-5 blocks from the house. Burritos, wraps, sandwiches, and homemade soups. Eat in or bring back to the house. http://www.bettyswraps.com/
Betty's
129 W Main St
Good little sandwich shop down Main street a 4-5 blocks from the house. Burritos, wraps, sandwiches, and homemade soups. Eat in or bring back to the house. http://www.bettyswraps.com/
Tasty little sandwich shop only a 5 minute walk from the house. Check out their site for a menu: http://markskutztown.com/
Mark's Sandwich Shop
123 W Main St
Tasty little sandwich shop only a 5 minute walk from the house. Check out their site for a menu: http://markskutztown.com/
Only a 22 minute drive away..
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Whole Foods Market
750 N Krocks Rd
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Only a 22 minute drive away..

Parks & Nature

Is about 28 minutes away from kutztown. Good for hiking and seeing wildlife. See below. Website: https://www.hawkmountain.org/ Hawk Mountain is... A scientific research center An international conservation training site A learning facility for all ages An eco-tourism destination A wildlife sanctuary open to the public year-round The world's largest member-supported raptor conservation organization One of the best places in northeastern North America to view the annual autumn hawk migration
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Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
1700 Hawk Mountain Rd
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Is about 28 minutes away from kutztown. Good for hiking and seeing wildlife. See below. Website: https://www.hawkmountain.org/ Hawk Mountain is... A scientific research center An international conservation training site A learning facility for all ages An eco-tourism destination A wildlife sanctuary open to the public year-round The world's largest member-supported raptor conservation organization One of the best places in northeastern North America to view the annual autumn hawk migration
If you're into kayaking on a lake, there is a spot about a 28 minute drive from Kutztown. You can rent kayaks there as well. We haven't been, but it looks like there are sandy beaches.
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Blue Marsh Lake Visitor's Center
1268 Palisades Dr
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If you're into kayaking on a lake, there is a spot about a 28 minute drive from Kutztown. You can rent kayaks there as well. We haven't been, but it looks like there are sandy beaches.
a 37 minute drive, good for hiking. Very cool views.
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Bake Oven Knob
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
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a 37 minute drive, good for hiking. Very cool views.

Arts & Culture

lil art gallery in town.
Eckhaus
157 W Main St
lil art gallery in town.
Somewhat of a gallery, but looks more like a place to bring the kids for arts and crafts. It's about a 40 minute drive from Kutztown... good for the family on a rainy day. http://www.bananafactory.org/
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Banana Factory Arts and Education Center
25 W 3rd St
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Somewhat of a gallery, but looks more like a place to bring the kids for arts and crafts. It's about a 40 minute drive from Kutztown... good for the family on a rainy day. http://www.bananafactory.org/

Shopping

If you're in the mood to browse and find a book to read for some RnR, there is a used book store around the corner from the house. 4 minute walk. You can dig around and find some good ones.
Firefly Bookstore
271 W Main St
If you're in the mood to browse and find a book to read for some RnR, there is a used book store around the corner from the house. 4 minute walk. You can dig around and find some good ones.
Nordstrom Rack Hamilton Crossings
750 N Krocks Rd
22 minute drive
Sometimes you need a last minute thing from target. Only a 22 minute drive from the house. There are also several big box clothing stores and restaurants, even a Whole Foods, within the shopping district.
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Target
1600 N Cedar Crest Blvd
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Sometimes you need a last minute thing from target. Only a 22 minute drive from the house. There are also several big box clothing stores and restaurants, even a Whole Foods, within the shopping district.

Essentials

Great little beer distributor offering a variety of micro beers, etc. also specializes in unique soda. They just sell Beer and Soda. Just an 8-10 minute walk from the house.
Kutztown Bottling Works
78 S Whiteoak St
Great little beer distributor offering a variety of micro beers, etc. also specializes in unique soda. They just sell Beer and Soda. Just an 8-10 minute walk from the house.
One of the few grocery stores that sell beer in PA. Also, they have a good selection of beer and wine. You can buy six packs as well.. if you head to a beer distributor you will have to purchase a case.
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Weis Markets
7801 Glenlivet Dr W
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One of the few grocery stores that sell beer in PA. Also, they have a good selection of beer and wine. You can buy six packs as well.. if you head to a beer distributor you will have to purchase a case.
Not far from the house, only a 10-15 minute walk or a 4 minute drive.
CVS Pharmacy
45 Constitution Boulevard
Not far from the house, only a 10-15 minute walk or a 4 minute drive.
Good grocery store that has all your needs right up the street right past Kutztown University.
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GIANT Food Stores
15100 Kutztown Rd
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Good grocery store that has all your needs right up the street right past Kutztown University.
Note that you can only buy liquor in PA from state liquor stores. Here's one right down the street, about a 10-15 minute walk or a 4 minute drive. Follow Main street away from the college and make a right at the light. There you will see a shopping strip mall. They are on the right side of the strip mall.
PA Wine & Spirits Store
45 Constitution Blvd
Note that you can only buy liquor in PA from state liquor stores. Here's one right down the street, about a 10-15 minute walk or a 4 minute drive. Follow Main street away from the college and make a right at the light. There you will see a shopping strip mall. They are on the right side of the strip mall.
Great little store that has everything you need, 6 minute walk. Set up like a small country store offering convenient necessities. Good for cream, soap, snacks, cereal, whatever. They do take credit cards, which is nice.
Mr. Food Convenience Store
342 W Main St
Great little store that has everything you need, 6 minute walk. Set up like a small country store offering convenient necessities. Good for cream, soap, snacks, cereal, whatever. They do take credit cards, which is nice.
If you need to launder clothing, etc. Kelchner Cleaners offers a drop off, pick up service, or if you prefer, you can use the traditional coin method. Only a 5 minute walk from the house in the opposite direction of Main Street on Whiteoak St. Phone: (610) 683-7903 Address: 234 N Whiteoak St, Kutztown, PA 19530 Hours: Thursday7AM–6PM Friday7AM–6PM Saturday8AM–2PM SundayClosed Monday7AM–6PM Tuesday7AM–6PM Wednesday7AM–6PM
Kelchner Cleaners
13 North Franklin Street
If you need to launder clothing, etc. Kelchner Cleaners offers a drop off, pick up service, or if you prefer, you can use the traditional coin method. Only a 5 minute walk from the house in the opposite direction of Main Street on Whiteoak St. Phone: (610) 683-7903 Address: 234 N Whiteoak St, Kutztown, PA 19530 Hours: Thursday7AM–6PM Friday7AM–6PM Saturday8AM–2PM SundayClosed Monday7AM–6PM Tuesday7AM–6PM Wednesday7AM–6PM
At Echo Hill Country Store we specialize in bulk, natural, and organic foods. We stock 100's of different food items including many things that are difficult to find. We have products for baking, gluten free foods, dried and frozen fruits, nuts, snack mixes, deli meats, and both dairy and non-dairy milks, cheeses, and yogurt.
Echo Hill Country Store
244 Dryville Rd
At Echo Hill Country Store we specialize in bulk, natural, and organic foods. We stock 100's of different food items including many things that are difficult to find. We have products for baking, gluten free foods, dried and frozen fruits, nuts, snack mixes, deli meats, and both dairy and non-dairy milks, cheeses, and yogurt.
Health food store in the area on Main St.
Second Nature Health Food
329 W Main St
Health food store in the area on Main St.

Entertainment & Activities

If you're an ice hockey fan, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL) are only a 35 minute drive away to their home rink in Allentown. You can find their schedule on the website here: http://www.phantomshockey.com/ The Phantoms are the farm team for the Philadelphia Flyers.
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Lehigh Valley Phantoms
701 Hamilton St
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If you're an ice hockey fan, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL) are only a 35 minute drive away to their home rink in Allentown. You can find their schedule on the website here: http://www.phantomshockey.com/ The Phantoms are the farm team for the Philadelphia Flyers.
This is a semi-private course that you will need to arrange a tee-time if available. For serious golfers that want to check out a good course. 10 Stonehedge Dr, Fleetwood, Pennsylvania 19522, Berks County (610) 944-6000 goldenoaksgolfclub.com Year built: 1994 Architect(s): Jim Blaukovitch (1994) Type: Semi-Private Greens: Bent Grass Fairways: Bent Grass Golf Season: Year round
Golden Oaks Golf Club
This is a semi-private course that you will need to arrange a tee-time if available. For serious golfers that want to check out a good course. 10 Stonehedge Dr, Fleetwood, Pennsylvania 19522, Berks County (610) 944-6000 goldenoaksgolfclub.com Year built: 1994 Architect(s): Jim Blaukovitch (1994) Type: Semi-Private Greens: Bent Grass Fairways: Bent Grass Golf Season: Year round
About a 15 to 20 minute drive away there is several golf courses in Fleetwood, PA. This one is set in the countryside of PA. 684 Eagle Rd, Fleetwood, Pennsylvania 19522, Berks County (610) 944-7616 moselemgolf.com
Moselem Springs Golf Club
684 Eagle Road
About a 15 to 20 minute drive away there is several golf courses in Fleetwood, PA. This one is set in the countryside of PA. 684 Eagle Rd, Fleetwood, Pennsylvania 19522, Berks County (610) 944-7616 moselemgolf.com
If you're up to hit the links there's a golf course right down the street. This course was built in 1926, so there's a little history and tradition I'm sure. I have not played there, but it did receive awards for one of the top Golf Courses in PA. 14623 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown, Pennsylvania 19530, Berks County (610) 683-8268 www.berkleighgolfclub.com
Berkleigh Golf Club
14623 Kutztown Rd
If you're up to hit the links there's a golf course right down the street. This course was built in 1926, so there's a little history and tradition I'm sure. I have not played there, but it did receive awards for one of the top Golf Courses in PA. 14623 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown, Pennsylvania 19530, Berks County (610) 683-8268 www.berkleighgolfclub.com
For the baseball fans out there. Allentown has a farm team for the Philadelphia phillies http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t1410
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Lehigh Valley IronPigs
1050 Ironpigs Way
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For the baseball fans out there. Allentown has a farm team for the Philadelphia phillies http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t1410
Part of the Perkiomen Watershed, this is a place to rent kayaks and spend the day cruising around. About a 55 minute drive, very pretty drive.
Green Lane Boat Rental
2821 Hill Rd
Part of the Perkiomen Watershed, this is a place to rent kayaks and spend the day cruising around. About a 55 minute drive, very pretty drive.
If you're into kayaking on a lake, there is a spot about a 28 minute drive from Kutztown. You can rent kayaks there as well. We haven't been, but it looks like there are sandy beaches.
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Blue Marsh National Recreation Area
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If you're into kayaking on a lake, there is a spot about a 28 minute drive from Kutztown. You can rent kayaks there as well. We haven't been, but it looks like there are sandy beaches.
If you're into kayaking on a river and a cool little village nestled deep in a valley check out Jim Thorpe. About a 53 minute drive from Kutztown. There is also the North East PA Kayak School located in Jim Thorpe, if you're up to beginning or expanding your kayak skills.
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Jim Thorpe River Adventures
123 Lehigh Dr
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If you're into kayaking on a river and a cool little village nestled deep in a valley check out Jim Thorpe. About a 53 minute drive from Kutztown. There is also the North East PA Kayak School located in Jim Thorpe, if you're up to beginning or expanding your kayak skills.