River Reporter Best Upscale Bar 2022

Homestead Lounge Named Upper Delaware Valley’s Best Upscale Bar

The Eldred Preserve is delighted to announce that The Homestead Restaurant + Lounge has won Best Upscale Bar in the River Reporter’s 26th annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

“Our goal here at The Eldred Preserve has always been to create a haven of relaxation that extends across The Homestead Restaurant + Lounge, The Bradstan Boutique Hotel, and Events at The Eldred Preserve,” said Chief Operating Officer Scott Samuelson. “We’re very honored that our efforts have been recognized by our guests via this River Reporter award.”

The River Reporter’s Readers’ Choice Awards recognize the best businesses and services in the Upper Delaware Valley, as nominated for, and voted on by readers.

Opened to the public last spring, the lounge area offers a variety of seating options, from intimate conversation areas that overlook the elegant dining room below to ample pub seating that surrounds the enormous three-sided bar. Guests also have the option to enjoy a cocktail and conversation while seated next to The Lounge’s custom stone fireplace or on the outdoor porch, which offers its own glass-encased fire feature.

The Lounge’s offerings also include several food options, an ever-changing list of carefully crafted signature cocktails, a wide selection of world-class wines (all available by the glass or the bottle), and an array of spirits and beers, many distilled or brewed in and around Sullivan County, N.Y. In addition, guests can enjoy Happy Hour specials or pick from one of the bar’s harder-to-find premium spirits.

“The winners of the River Reporter’s Readers’ Choice awards are chosen by local community members, and that makes this recognition so special,” said The Homestead Restaurant + Lounge General Manager Walter Eberz.