Summer cocktails were made for days like these, and Lancaster, PA has a large variety of options both when it comes the drinks themselves and the restaurants and bars creating them.
Places with a view
Some of the cocktails Altana - where the drink in the featured photo is from - offers, are Cucumber Martini, Lemon Drop Martini, Pomegranate Ginger Mule, and Bourbon Bramble. I haven't tried them all, but I can say I have never been disappointed with the drinks here.
Cocktails at Altana range from $12-$14.
All cocktails at Tellus 360 are $10. I can highly recommend their mojito, it's delicious and when mint is in season, they use mint from their own rooftop garden.
Cocktails at The Exchange range from $15-$19. You can't beat the view from this spot.
If you prefer to cool down inside, away from the humidity and heat, Conway Social Club, Decades, and Shot & Bottle are all great options. ConwaySocial Club is a unique experience in itself (which I've covered earlier) and the staff knows not only how to create unique tasting cocktails but also how to turn the drinks into a work of art.
Cocktails at Conway Social Club range from $9-$16.
Cocktails at Decades range from $10-$15. A little background on this place: Decades is a fun, affordable spot to combine entertainment and drinks. It features a six-lane boutique bowling alley and arcade with a full-service restaurant and bar. It is located in the historic Stahr Armory on North Queen Street. A perfect spot for a casual gathering with a larger group of friends.
Cocktails at Shot & Bottle range from $9-$15.
Altana Rooftop Lounge: 26 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602
Tellus 360: 24 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602
The Exchange: 25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603
Conway Social Club: 28 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602
Decades: 438 N Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603
Shot & Bottle: 2 N Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603