I haven’t posted in a while, and I feel like I have to publicly apologize for this. Publicly as in writing a sentence about my guilt in a blog post.
But, today I’m sharing with you the hidden jewel of Ligonier, Pennsylvania—Joe’s Bar. If you, for whatever reason, find yourself in Westmoreland County, you must go here. On the outside, Joe’s is quaint and unassuming, blending in with the Victorian architecture of downtown. On the inside, however, it’s a wood paneled time capsule of mid century bar furniture with a perpetual ceiling of cigarette smoke and an incredible jukebox.
The main attraction? A small, but impressive museum of taxidermy. From the native White-Tailed deer to exotic African Gemsbok, you’ll see probably more than you wanted to in the bar’s back room and entire second floor. Ascend the spiral staircase for an additional three rooms of freakish wonder. Your kids will love it.