Philly Gay Bar: Tavern on Camac Celebrates 20 Years

Philly Gay Bar: Tavern on Camac Celebrates 20 Years

Philly Gay Bar: Tavern on Camac Celebrates 20 Years

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Tavern on Camac Celebrates 20 Years Philadelphia, PA - In the heart of Philadelphia's vibrant Gayborhood, Tavern on Camac is preparing to celebrate its momentous 20th anniversary. As one of the city's most iconic gay establishments, the tavern has played a pivotal role in fostering a sense of community within the LGBTQ+ community.

The owner, Stephen P. Carlino, who has watched his establishment grow and thrive over the years, has decided to pay homage to the tavern's humble beginnings by introducing a throwback menu. This special menu will feature beloved dishes from the time when he first acquired the property in 2004, allowing patrons to experience a nostalgic culinary journey.

Set to take place on the weekend of February 17th and 18th, the celebration will offer a delectable selection of dishes that were popular in the early years of Tavern on Camac. Guests can indulge in appetizers like the savory Crab Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms priced at just $8, or the tantalizing Housemade Duck Liver Paté for only $9. For those with a taste for seafood, the Mussels in Garlic and White Wine Butter, priced at $11, will surely satisfy their cravings.

Not forgetting the main course options, the menu includes classic favorites such as the Shrimp Louie, Glazed Pork Chop, and a mouthwatering 14-ounce New York Strip Steak, all offered at their original 2004 prices. Accompanying these time-honored dishes, guests can enjoy specially priced Cosmopolitans at just $6 and indulge in refreshing Stella Artois bottles for a mere $3 each.

Tavern on Camac boasts a rich history, dating back to when it served as a pivotal stop on the Underground Railroad and later operated as a speakeasy during the Prohibition era. Formerly known as Maxine's and Raffles, the tavern underwent a rebranding in 1998, emerging as Tavern on Camac, a cherished establishment within the LGBTQ+ community.

With heartfelt gratitude, Stephen P. Carlino expresses his appreciation for stewarding this historic property for two decades. He eagerly looks forward to transporting guests back to the "good old days" as they savor the delightful throwback menu, fostering a sense of camaraderie and nostalgia throughout the celebratory weekend. As the Tavern on Camac marks its 20th-anniversary milestone, it promises to be an unforgettable and joyous occasion for all who attend.

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