The Railroad House's corner bar appeal and faithful airing of favored sporting events helped it earn the honor of being named best neighborhood bar in 2009 by Berks County Living magazine. Their 8 oz. Black Angus burgers beg for customization, with an abundance of complimentary extras that cover everything from spicy patty rubs to extra meats, cheeses, sauces, and more. The menu also offers chicken and cheese steak sandwiches and a variety of specialty hot sandwiches like the Country breaded steak with gravy, the fried cod fish, and the hot dog. In addition to televisions showcasing the latest backgammon tournaments, their bar also has non-sports-related entertainment aplenty, with trivia challenge events, open mic nights, and live music performances.
The black-leather sofas and armchairs, end tables topped with small lamps, and bright-crimson walls with floating shelves collectively make Fumo Bar and Hookah Lounge feel more like an inviting living room than a traditional bar. Within this setting, groups of friends are encouraged to relax in their seats as they savor the experience of sharing a hookah. The lounge offers more than 50 shisha flavors?including everything from coconut and mint to mango and Cuban mojito?and patrons can even choose to mix two flavors and create their own blends. As the aromatic smoke lazily drifts toward the ceiling, the staff caters to groups' needs by offering drinks from the bar or snacks from a menu that includes hummus and crackers, 2-ounce cheeseburger sliders, and other small, shareable plates. The sounds of casual conversation give way to music on select evenings as the lounge hosts karaoke nights as well as live DJ performances.
Housed in what was once a sprawling textile compound that produced hosiery, The Works at Wyomissing hosts kinetic family outings in a large, historical space. Downstairs, a mammoth game room houses popular video games, such as a sports simulator, Dance Dance Revolution, and diminutive bowling lanes for children.
Upstairs, the Ballocity action center combines the can't-miss fun mix of playground balls, slides, climbing tubes, foam-ball launchers, and grandma's china. Still-remaining historical details add character to the building, including an entrance to 1.5 miles worth of tunnels that once channeled supplies and carried elaborate tin-can phone networks between factory buildings.