Potter County, PA   

Potter County was named after James Potter, who was a general from Pennsylvania in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. James Potter never actually lived in Potter County and may have never even visited the area which would later be named in his honor.

 

The crown. The mark of royalty. This symbol denotes a tavern with an overall excellence that exceeds the norm.

 The foamy mug marks a specific  feature that is noteworthy.

Normally when a bar goes out of business the location will never again house a tavern. Often the liquor license is sold to a distant entity.  The phoenix marks pubs that have defied the odds and reopened after having been silenced.

Not every pub that says its Irish is Irish but the ones that are and the ones that have great St Patrick's Day events will be identified with this brand.

The screw. The sign of gross injustice or disservice.  AmericanTom believes that people go to their local watering hole to escape their day to day grind and troubles.  In a way, servers and barkeeps are like actors - orchestrating a great play whose cast are their customers. Some of the things that can generate a screw are: great disparity between how regulars and visitors are treated, rudeness or utter incompetence.

Most businesses have a neutral attitude toward motorcyclists.   The HD logo marks taverns that openly welcome those who arrive on scooters.

Inflation sucks. It sucks away your buying power.  If you can still buy a beer for one dollar - you will see this sign.

Seafood is a class of food all by itself.  Clams have little competition - few foods are better when done well and few foods can cause more problems when improperly served. See the clam next to a bar's name and it shows where tasty clams have been enjoyed!

I like Reading, PA. In spite of being Pennsylvania's most dangerous city there are a lot of cool things to do here. One of the best is that "our" beer is back. You can have your big, national (and often foreign-owned) brands.        I  am happy that Old Gus has come home!  Taverns serving this delicious brew will have this icon.

Have a cold one on the deck!

tom@americantom.com

GERMANIA HOTEL
1361 Germania Rd    Germania    PA  16922   814-435-8851 

    

090601: Received and email stating that this property is no longer for sale. Thanks for the update.   I have removed the realtor info but am keeping the original ad.
A legend in its own time - The Germania Hotel is an enduring investment property. Built in 1856, this piece of history still contains much of the original structure. The one of a kind back bar, made of oak, cherry chestnut and large ball room & dining area, lend to the individuality of this turn-key business. Present owner has made many improvements including 200 amp electric service, new roof & septic. Some remodeling has been started on hotel rooms. Located in the village of Germania with access to snowmobile trails and close to State Lands.
This property is no longer for sale.
Levels: 3 Address: Germania Road
Rooms 15+/- City / Zip Galeton, PA
Bedrooms 12 Year Built: 1856
Baths 1 Full, (1) 3/4,(2) 1/2 Township/Boro: Abbott
Square Footage: 6000+/- Water: Well Sewer: Public
Garage: None County: Potter
Other Buildings:   School: Galeton
Total Acres: 1.43+/- School District: Galeton
Room
Level
Dimensions
Flooring
Kitchen
1
13 x 25
 
Dining Room
1
16 x 59
 
Ball Room
1
25 x 64
 
Dining 2
1
15 x 18
 
Bar Room
1
23 x 36
 
Bedroom
2
11 x 12
 
Bedroom
2
8 x 15
 
Bedroom
2
11 x 12
 
Bedroom
2
8 x 15
 
Lounge
2
12 x 15
 
Bedroom
2
9 x 15
 
Bedroom
2
10 x 12
 
Bedroom
2
11 x 10
 
Bedroom
2
11 x 10
 
Bedroom
2
9 x 10
 
Bedroom
2
10 x 15
 
Bedroom
2
10 x 14
 
Bedroom
2
10 x 14
 
Bedroom
3
15 x 21
 
Bedroom
3
15 x 13
 
Road Construction: Paved Survey:  
Condition: Fair Property Book: 295
Property Style: Commercial Page: 324
Construction Style: Victorian Tax Map #: 1-12A-52 & 53
Exterior: Vinyl & Wood Parcel #: No
Basement: Partial Annual Taxes: $2507
Heating: Hot Water BB, Other, Wall Furnace Tax Year: 2005
Cooling: -- Reference #: G-6479
Roof: Metal Flood Plain: No
Construction: Wood Frame Mineral Rights: Leased
Water: Well Restr. Covenants: No
Water Conditioner:   Zoning: Commercial
Sewage: Public Possession: at close
Included: Equipment, Liquor License
Features: Out-of-Town, Close to State, Porch
Directions: From Galeton take Rt. 144 South to Germania - property on the left

[6-2009]  A realtor from Potter County wrote me an email. In it, she said this property is no longer for sale.  She politely told me to remove this information and then to tell her when it had been done.  Well, I don't work for her and if I had a dollar for every email I got about this site that demanded I do something - well, I would be rich. So, I have removed all references to it being for sale and who was selling it but the info is interesting and useful and will stay put.  And I am not writing her back.

 

WALDHEIM BAR & RESTAURANT
1386 Germania Rd    Germania,  PA  16923   814-435-8815

   

[5-2009]  A tipster says the Waldheim is closed and its contents have been sold. Will investigate in July 2009.

WONDER BAR
22 Union St  Galeton PA  16922   814-435-3485