In the Pocono Mountains, you’ll find a unique mix of natural beauty and exciting activities. In the same day, you could hike a mountain trail, visit a quaint historic town, and try your luck in a casino. Such diverse options for Poconos entertainment might make it hard for you to narrow down how you want to spend an evening. Below, we have narrowed down some of the best places to go for Poconos entertainment! Save yourself the stress and time spent figuring out where to go by referencing our list below.
Poconos Nightlife and Live Music
Deer Head Inn
Enjoy fantastic live jazz when you visit the Deer Head Inn! It’s one of the oldest continuously running jazz clubs in America, and in the past has featured a number of legendary performers like John Coates Jr., Zoot Sims, Stan Getz, and more. There’s even an in-house music label! There’s also a full dinner and bar menu, so if you’re looking for somewhere to go for a lively dinner out, the Deer Head Inn is a great choice!
Shows from Harmony Presents usually take place in the underground theater at the Hawley Silk Mill. They showcase talented musicians from all kinds of genres, from folk to jazz to bluegrass to funk and beyond. The venue at the Hawley Silk Mill is intimate and cozy, with a cabaret feel and candlelit tables.
This concert venue that periodically welcomes big bands sits atop a mountain, making for panoramic views. There is a restaurant on site and a spacious outdoor deck where you can enjoy a drink and marvel at the sweeping vistas before the show. If you’re looking for big name bands but don’t want to drive to the big city to see them, Penn’s Peak is the place to go.
The Sherman Theater is a nonprofit concert hall and community theatre in Stroudsburg. You’ll see everything from concerts to festivals and special events here. Its location downtown means that you’ll be close to restaurants and bars after the show!
Wet Nightclub is an indoor and outdoor nightclub at Mount Airy Casino Resort centered around an 11,000 square foot pool. The outside features fire pits with views of the lake, golf course, and surrounding Pocono Mountains.
The Casino Theatre is more than just a movie theatre. While you can catch flicks at one of the two movie theatres, you can also stop by the malt shop and restaurant for some delicious food, or play a round of mini golf! If you’re out on a budget, the Casino Theatre often has specials ranging from dinner and movie combos to $5 movie nights. It’s also been a landmark in the Poconos for quite a while, as this establishment has been around since the 1900s, though not always as a movie theatre.
Pocono Cinema & Cultural Center
Another Poconos movie theatre with a long history is the Pocono Cinema & Cultural Center. It’s a small local theatre and is one of the few theatres in the area that plays non-blockbuster movies, so you can see unique films you might not see anywhere else here. It does get some larger films, though, so you can still support this local business if you’d prefer seeing a more popular title!
If you prefer live theatre over the movies, head over to the Shawnee Playhouse! This cozy playhouse is a favorite with locals and visitors alike. For a fun night of Poconos entertainment, the Shawnee Playhouse will not disappoint!
Visit a Casino
There are two major casinos in the Poconos that offer everything from slots to classic table games and modern twists. Head on over to try your luck!
Stay Close to All the Fun
After your night out on the town, come back and relax in a tranquil lakeside lodge. It’s the perfect place to recharge! With cozy beds, private bathrooms, and lovely natural surroundings, you are sure to wake up every morning completely refreshed and ready for a day of exploring the Poconos. Start your day off right with our complimentary homemade breakfast! You’ll have your choice of a savory or sweet entree, and we can make accommodations for special dietary needs if you let us know in advance.
Be sure to take a look at all of our cozy accommodations before you book your stay in the Pocono Mountains! We look forward to hosting you.