A Gettysburg Christmas in a Day
January 14, 2021
Scoring a great brew and a burger after a round of golf is just as important as nailing that birdie on the 18th hole.
The Gettysburg region isn’t just home to some great golf courses, but incredible restaurants that are the perfect way to cap off a day with the clubs. We know that golfers want good food, but not always fancy, and a great selection of drinks to celebrate – or forget – their day out on the course.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled a short list – in the spirit of golf, we went with nine – of just a few of our golfer-friendly restaurants and taverns in the Gettysburg area – perfect for grabbing a pint of craft beer or cocktails as well as a great dinner or appetizers.
If you’re playing 18 at local golf course– you don’t need to travel far to get some great food at the Mansion House 1757. This new restaurant has everything you need – a variety of craft beverages and delicious appetizers. The restaurant also features outdoor seating, a historical tavern and fine dining.
If nothing can cure the heartache of a bad round of golf like an IPA, this is the place to be. With two Gettysburg locations, Appalachian Brewing Co. – or as the locals call it, “ABC” – features a large selection of its own craft beer and craft soda varieties. But leave room for dinner – ABC’s menu is loaded with great burgers, salads and entrees.
Your golf game may not be Hall of Fame material, but you can still hang out and enjoy dinner and drinks with one of the best at Gettysburg Eddie’s – a sports bar and restaurant dedicated to baseball pitcher Eddie Plank. This restaurant on Gettysburg’s Steinwehr Avenue features Hall of Fame burgers, nachos, crab cakes and more. Get there for Happy Hour (and Eddie’s own Hungry Hour) for great prices on food and drinks.
If your golf game tee’d up your appetite, Sweeney’s Tavern at the Farnsworth House Inn features a unique selection of hearty meals. Sure, Sweeney’s has steaks, burgers and crab cakes but they also feature a hefty portion of its homemade “Aunt Ann’s” meatloaf or famous game pie – a recipe straight out of 1863. Save room for dessert – especially the Warm Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding with a side of vanilla ice cream. Sweeney’s Tavern is decorated with memorabilia from the movie, “Gettysburg,” and was a hotspot for actors to kick back after filming.
Sometimes a hard day on the course calls for something a little harder afterward. Battlefield Brew Works/Spirits of Gettysburg Distillery is not only popular for its selection of beer but also it’s homemade spirits. Enjoy a drink, live music and this beautiful historic, Civil War Era barn.
When it comes to traveling, often the locals know best, and Tommy’s Pizza is Gettysburg’s local favorite – featuring amazing pizza, subs and salads. But what makes Tommy’s a great place for golfers is the selection of unique craft beer and hard cider. If it’s nice, grab a table outside and gab about your golf game with a cold pint and hot pie.
Located in the heart of downtown Gettysburg, Blue and Gray Bar & Grill, a favorite among the locals, keeps Civil War history at its core while maintaining a modern sports-bar feel with 18 flat screen TVs to catch all the NFL games and other sporting events. We keep things relaxed and casual, so stop in for a round and stay for some great eats!
Located just down the street of Lincoln Square, Garryowen Irish Pub is in the center of the action. They brag a selection of 100 plus Irish whiskies (and growing), the best of Ireland’s draft beers, and the perfect pour of Guinness, is complemented with a carefully picked selection of international and domestic premium beers, wines and spirits. Enjoy an authentic Irish meal with your libation and if your lucky experience the treat of live tradtional Irish music.
If it’s wings you want – The Livery is the place you’re looking for. With 10 varieties on the menu – ranging from hot to garlic parmesan – along with nachos, shrimp and a great selection of steaks, The Livery is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Kick back on the deck and listen to live music on the weekends while enjoying a variety of craft beer.
This is just a sample of the restaurants to celebrate that birdie on the 18th hole. For a complete list of restaurants and taverns, visit DestinationGettysburg.com.