Reading (Pennsylvania)

Reading is in the state of Pennsylvania, United States

15 things to do

All Places United States Pennsylvania


Legends is open 365 days a year. Their kitchen serves lunch and dinner and is open until 11pm. The bar is open until 2am every night. Their goal is to give you a good time and keep you coming back for more. Legends is not your typical casual cuisine hotel bar, they try to keep the atmosphere fun and entertaining for everyone. You never know what to expect from their talented staff! Each Legends employee brings their own unique personality to the table or bar. Team work enables Legends to consistently ensure more than satisfactory service for everyone. Be prepared to see bartenders flipping bottles, throwing glasses, riding unicycles, or even dressing up in ridiculous costumes for holidays and special events. Legends is the creation of a group of friends that wanted something different, something that would leave a lasting impression on each and everyone that came through the door.

DRINK   —  5th Street Hwy

The World Famous Pike Cafe

The address of 930 Pike Street started as a row-home, then a mom and pop pretzel store, then a small bakery, until it began its claim to fame as the Pike Cafe in the 1940's. Starting as a corner bar in the city of Reading, the Pike was a popular favorite for locals from the 1940's until 1985. The Pike Cafe became "the place to be" in the eighties. In 1992, they began to start serving wings, which was the original Wing Night in Berks County. The Pike Cafe has become known as one of the best locally owned establishments for dining, drinking, and having fun. Super food and super prices, that's their goal.

Reading Pet Expo

Located in Berks County, the Greater Reading area is a convenient destination with easy access to major roadways I-78, Rt. 222, Rt. 422 and the PA Turnpike - a quick connect to Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Baltimore, and Allentown. The Greater Reading Expo Center is one of the largest privately owned expo facilities on the east coast with more than 225,000 sq. feet on one floor with over 3000 free on-site parking spaces. This show has brought to Pennsylvania a versatile show, which entertains, educates and offers opportunities for both the general public and pet enthusiasts.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has been the Gourmet Burger expert since 1969, when the first Red Robin restaurant opened in Seattle. Now, with more than 450 restaurants across the U.S. and Canada, Red Robin offers craveable, high-quality menu items including innovative, signature Gourmet Burgers and Chicken Sandwiches, as well as salads, entrees, and signature Bottomless Beverages™ all made with fresh, Honest-to-Goodness ingredients. If you are looking for a fun atmosphere and a great burger, Red Robin is the place to go in Reading, PA.

Schell's Fast Food Restaurant & Miniature Golf

If you are looking for a quick, easy, delicious meal, ice cream, and a game of mini golf, Schell's is the place to go. Schell's is casual dining, great for groups and children, and provide outdoor seating. It's not just a restaurant but also a dairy stand and a 27 hole miniature golf course. They have been around for quite a while. Their original menu featured 20 cent hot dogs and 15 cent french fries. Schell's is definitely an oldie, but a goodie!

The Abraham Lincoln

The Abraham Lincoln in Reading's business, entertainment and government district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A business center, shuttle services, 9,491 square feet of functional event space, Restaurant L'Arte della Vita, Melody's Tavern, and a fitness center are all available at this historic hotel in Reading. The world-famous bandmaster John Philip Sousa died here after conducting Reading's Ringgold Band in 1932.

Building 24 Kitchen & Bar

Set in a renovated turn-of-the-century factory is a dining and entertainment hot spot. The restaurant features upscale cuisine, classic cocktails, an excellent microbrew selection, a diverse wine menu, and open air dining with an expansive covered deck and bar area. Building 24's entertainment area features a cutting edge light and sound system, four bars, VIP section, with regional and national entertainment.

Brewer's Bar & Grill

Brewer's Bar & Grill is a hoppin' sports bar and restaurant in West Reading. Brewer's takes you back deep into the history of Reading Brewery's before & after prohibition. Memorablia from these decades can be found hanging on every wall. Formerly known as Kaley's Korner, a complete renovation of both inside and out has made Brewer's Bar & Grill a great place to be!

Austin's Restaurant & Bar

At Austin's, they strive for excellence in their food, service, and atmosphere. Their high quality of food begins by using the freshest ingredients. Austin's clean open kitchen and warm classic restaurant is combined with outstanding food and service to give you a truly enjoyable experience.

Crowne Plaza Reading

Hotel offers double rooms, business suites in our Crowne Club Tower. The hotel also offers the area’s largest heated pool and Jacuzzi, an on-location Goodnites Lounge and Nightclub as well Prime Steak and Wine Restaurant, and a 24-hour fitness center and sauna.

SLEEP   —  1741 Papermill Road

Esposito's Restaurant & Pizza

Esposito's is another great restaurant in Reading, PA for Italian food. Eat in or take out. They have a full bar service. So whether you are looking for pizza, sandwiches, or a great Italian dish, Esposito's is a great place for the whole family.

3rd & Spruce Cafe

3rd & Spruce is a bar and restaurant in Reading which has been a local landmark for over 60 years. Offering a casual atmosphere with daily food and drink specials, their kitchen is open seven days a week until midnight.

Reading Crowne Hotel

Classy accommodations with in-hotel spa, lounge/jazz club, meeting and event areas, comedy club, and experience specialists.

The Speckled Hen

Speckled hen can accommodate private parties and offers a wide selection of traditional dishes.

Canal Street Pub & Restaurant

Offers billiards, darts, tv, and a private party room.

DRINK   —  +1 610 376-4009 —  535 Canal Street

About Reading (Pennsylvania)

Reading is a very old and historic city in Pennsylvania. It was once home to one of the largest railway systems in the country (where the familiar Reading Railroad from the Monopoly board comes from) which radiated in all directions from the City of Reading. The construction of the railroad was probably the single greatest factor in the development of Berks county. While Reading has experienced an economic downturn, efforts are being made to try and revitalize the city's downtown area with such projects as the Sovereign Center, the Sovereign Performing Arts Center, the Miller Center and the recently created Goggle Works Center for the Arts, and the Reading Movies 11, which includes an IMAX theater. Today, Reading is a city pulsating with industrial life. It is also well equipped with agencies that represent civilization at it's best-churches, hospitals, clubs, fraternal societies, recreational centers, schools and colleges, a historical society, an art institute, and a daily newspaper. Reading claims the distinction of a symphony orchestra, two choral societies, a chamber musical ensemble, a civic opera company, and many other excellent music groups that have contributed to the city's prestige as a center of art and culture. Reading is not only an excellent place to visit because of what it has to offer but also because of its convenient location in relation to other popular destinations. Reading is centrally located, about an hour northwest of Philadelphia, 2 and 1/2 hours southwest of New York City, 3 hours north of Washington, DC, 40 minutes from the Amish country and about an hour from Hershey park and Dorney Park which offers a lot of opportunities for day trips for tourists staying in the area. Reading also lies only about 2 1/2 to about 3 1/2 hours from some beautiful shore resorts in New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland.

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