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Good Bars in Harrisburg Area for the 40+ crowd...

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Chef Jimmy J Oct 9, 2012 10:43 PM

I am looking for Bars/Clubs that have more of a 40+ crowd. I am 50 and have not been out anywhere in the area in 15 years. I don't want to be the Old Creeper among the 20-30 year old Ladies in the Clubs. Thanks...JJ

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    Chef Jimmy J RE: Chef Jimmy J Nov 6, 2012 02:06 PM

    Seriously!?! Nobody in this area knows anything about the Bars in Harrisburg?...JJ

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      cleobeach RE: Chef Jimmy J Nov 7, 2012 06:25 AM

      Well, it has been a while since I have been in the Harrisburg bars but we had relaxing evenings at the Hilton bar and Carley's. It might vary by the day of the week but McGrath's seems to have a not too young crowd. I am in your demo.

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        Chowrin RE: Chef Jimmy J Nov 13, 2012 05:02 PM

        my parents don't do bars, sorry. (and the last time I lived there I was under 21)

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        pacheeseguy RE: Chef Jimmy J Nov 12, 2012 04:09 PM

        Appalachian Brewery has a place here in Lititz that's very popular and has decent food/beer.

        They also have a Harrisburg location, their web site:
        http://www.abcbrew.com/brewpubs/harri...

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          mookleknuck RE: pacheeseguy Nov 13, 2012 06:33 AM

          ABC in Harrisburg tends to be more of a family-friendly brewpub when I've been. IIRC, there's a bar upstairs where there is a range of ages.

        2. Bacchus101 RE: Chef Jimmy J Nov 15, 2012 07:54 AM

          Good Luck, Chef,
          If you do happen to discover a 40+ bar to your liking in Harrisburg it would likely be populated with a disproportionate number of PA politicians. As we (PA) have often been referred to as one of the most corrupt and ineffective state governments in the country you may find this cliental less desirable than being potentially defined as an Old Creeper.

          1. hyacinthgirl RE: Chef Jimmy J Nov 28, 2012 01:02 PM

            My experience has been there's a mix of ages at pretty much all bars except those on 2nd Street on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday.
            The bars that were distinctly older were the bar/private clubs like Mannechor and the Elks Club.

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