river grille

River Grille in Wilkes Barre, PA is easily one of my new favorite places!

Last night was our third visit there, and it hasn’t disappointed yet.

It is an eclectic place with a lot of character. It has different areas that would appeal to most. When you first walk in you will find a small bar to your right. Very chic with the stainless steel bar top. This bar doesn’t get busy till the late crowd starts to arrive.

river grille small bar

Across from the bar is a small dining area with about ten tables. I really like the look of this area. Here there is a wall of colored wine bottles separating it.

Pass the dining area you will enter into the main bar, which is a good size with nine TV’s surrounding it and small and large high top tables for when you have a large group. A great place to watch the game.


There are a few booths in the side corner with a small stage area. The first time we were here this is where they had set up the Lip Sync Battle. That was definitely a fun night out. Whether you are competing or just there to watch it is a must see event!

Outside you will find a large deck with a lot of tables. Last night these were the most coveted seats. There was a short wait to get a table out there but waiting at the bar is always enjoyable. Especially since the bartenders are really on top of things. Putting coasters down and acknowledging you as soon as you come up no matter how busy they are.


Once outside there are regular deck tables and also a few fire pit tables which would be great on a chilly night. I can’t wait to pull myself up fire side and enjoy a meal and cocktail.


Speaking of meal…I have eaten twice there now and the food definitely is something to go back time and time again for. Had the tacos the first time and the quinoa small plate the second. Could have added a protein to this but chose not to. It was perfect!

River Grille is going to become a regular stop for us. Can’t wait to bring friends and family to enjoy it with us. Check out their website for a full description. http://rivergrillenepa.com/