It’s Penguin Time at the Penguin Hotel Restaurant It’s cold. It’s icy. It’s snowy. It’s chilly. There is no denying that it’s Penguin weather this February. And if you want to escape the wintry weather, the best place to warm up is the Penguin Hotel Restaurant near Stevens.
Located at 55 East Church Road, the historic 1800s tavern was once known as the Mt. Airy Hotel. In case you are wondering how the Penguin Hotel got its name, the story dates back to the 1980s when Bill Hughes purchased the tavern in the middle of the winter. It was especially cold and frosty that year. Hughes made the comment that “only penguins could live out here.” The name stuck, it’s been known as the Penguin Hotel ever since.
While Penguins love the cold, they love to cheer you up with their friendly presence. One of the first things you’ll notice when you arrive at the Penguin Hotel is the cute black and white Penguin figure outside the Penguin, who welcomes visitors to step inside and relax. What better way to chase away the chill than by dining with a friendly Penguin?
There are lots of tasty burgers on the menu, as well as 25 flavors of wings— from mild to super hot and everything in between. There are also sandwiches, paninis, wraps, soups and salads. People love the fresh cut French fries, which are cooked to golden perfection.
There are daily specials at the Penguin, like Tuesday Taco Night, Black Diamond Steak on Wednesday, Wings on Thursday and Chef’s Specials on the weekends. They are closed on Monday, except for holiday Mondays, like President’s Day, when they will be open for business.
Coming up for Valentine’s Day, you will love the romantic chef’s presentations that are planned, with tasty entrees, like lobster tails, and sweet desserts you might want to share.
The relaxed tavern setting is ideal for the selection of a dozen beers on tap, including local brews. It’s a great place to get together with friends after work. Karaoke is held on Thursdays at 8 p.m., and on the second and fourth Saturday of the month. Show off your singing skills or just lend your support and applause to those who get up on stage. There is also entertainment on selected evenings.
Newly updated, the Penguin Hotel has copper top bars, hardwood floors and dark maple chairs and tables that were handcrafted in Myerstown. The sign outside the door of the Penguin Hotel says it all. “Come in as strangers, leave as friends.”
To get to the Penguin Hotel, take Route 322 to Durlach Road, toward the village of Mt. Airy. Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 11 a.m.- 11 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m.- 1 a.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.- 2 a.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. To find out more, call 733-8142.
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