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The Pennsylvania Brewery That Lets You Dine Underground
A 19th-century brewery in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, called Bube's Brewery, offers guests a chance to dine in its ancient stone basement, built directly underneath the complex. The massive underground restaurant, known as the Catacombs, is lit with string lights lining the masonry, candlelit tables, and enormous wooden barrels.
Before you descend into the Catacombs, you are led onto a tour through the sprawling brewing complex, weaving through antique brewing equipment. Bube's Brewery also holds a wide variety of "theatrical feasts" in the Catacombs, which occasionally involve "pirates, vampires, Christmas elves and knights."
Three other establishments in Bube's Brewery — the Bottling Works, the Biergarten, and Cooper's Shed — also offer an impressive selection of entertainment, from elaborate "Murder Mystery" dinners to local jazz bands. Even ghost tours are held every first and third Friday of the month, led by Jean Ellis, a descendant of the original brewery owner, Alois Bube.
The century-old brewery has now become a microbrewery, allowing patrons to sample craft beers and lagers while touring the art galleries and the restored on-site hotel. As made clear, Bube's Brewery and its underground dining scene undoubtedly do warrant a visit.