February 11, 2020

Cork Bar & Restaurant: Dining Just Minutes from Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre

Finding things to do in NEPA can seem like a challenge–how many movies can you really see each month? So we decided to make your weekend plans easy with this handy Wilkes-Barre event guide! With Cork Bar & Restaurant just minutes from Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, we’ve gathered up resources to make your date night, girls night or family outing a breeze. 

Mohegan Sun Arena

Whether you’re a sports fan, enjoy musical acts, or want family-friendly fun, there is something for everyone at Mohegan Sun Arena. 

And your entertainment doesn’t have to stop after you leave the arena–when you dine at Cork Bar & Restaurant, the evening continues on. If you’re looking for fine dining before your evening plans, our reservations begin at 4 p.m.–just in time for you to enjoy the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Hockey or a comedy act. 

River St. Jazz Cafe

You work hard on that nine-to-five work-week grind. You deserve to let loose and enjoy your weekend. And live music at River St. Jazz Cafe is just the activity for you. 

River St. Jazz Cafe brings in a wide variety of genres each week ranging from cover bands, original artists, and some classic rock n’ roll. And while you’re there, you can stop by to enjoy some of their classic bar creations to bring the night in. 

Mohegan Sun Pocono Resort

Ready to try your luck at the slots or maybe at a table game? Mohegan Sun Pocono Resort is less than 10 minutes from Cork Bar & Restaurant. So if you’re looking for a romantic date night spot for two followed by a night on the town, the casino and Cork are the perfect date night pair. 

Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce

All of us at Cork Bar & Restaurant love to support our local community. If you’re looking to change up your typical evening out, take a look at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce events calendar for all things entertainment in downtown Wilkes-Barre. 

Whether you enjoy community theatre productions, live entertainment or informative sessions at the art gallery, your options are limitless. 

Lay Your Head At the Beaumont Inn

If the hustle and bustle of Downtown Wilkes-Barre isn’t where you’d like to spend the evening, take a ride through the Back Mountain and spend the night at The Beaumont Inn

Staying at any old hotel isn’t what makes for a romantic weekend getaway. Enjoy the old world charm with modern features at the Beaumont Inn. Each room is specifically designed to give guests a unique stay every time. Our recently renovated accommodations feature amenities such as free, high-speed internet and flat-screen televisions. 

With king, queen, full and single rooms available, one guest or one family can sleep peacefully at the Inn. Each room includes a full bathroom and adjustable thermostats for your temperature needs.

Wine Series and Blind Tastings at Cork Bar & Restaurant

We may be biased but we think there are some pretty great events right at Cork, too. Each month we offer Wine Series events which allow you to experience the tastes and pairings of wines you’ve never experienced before. Our upcoming Winter Wine Series includes:

  • February 18: Winter Wine Series: Guide to Sonoma
  • March 3: Winter Wine Series: Winter Whites
  • March 17: Winter Wine Series: Pot O’ Gold
  • March 31: Winter Wine Series: World of Cabernet
  • April 14: Winter Wine Series: Exploring Red Varietals
  • April 28: Winter Wine Series: Old World vs. New World: Pinot Noir

Beginning in May, we will also host our Blind Tasting Sessions. You’ll learn to taste like a master sommelier while we teach you how to tell the difference between class grape varietals basted on three elements of wine — sight, smell, and palate.

Sessions are:

  • May 12, Blind Tasting: Session #1
  • May 26, Blind Tasting: Session #2

Uncork a bottle today!

So if you’re in Wilkes-Barre and looking for the perfect restaurant after your evening plans or a place to kick the night off, stop by Cork Bar & Restaurant to try delicious food paired with some of the best wines in Northeast Pennsylvania. Reserve your table today!

We look forward to serving you at all of our fine establishments:                         

The Beaumont Inn;

The River Street Jazz Cafe;



Cork Bar & Restaurant;

Le Manhattan Bistro;

Fire and Ice