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Local Bars Prepare For Thanksgiving Eve Celebration

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Thanksgiving Eve is traditionally a time for many to reconnect.

On Main Street in Manayunk, Beer trucks have been dropping dozens of kegs to bars and taverns loading up for the long holiday weekend.

“You know, it is one of the biggest celebrating nights, I like to say.”

Patrick Watkins, assistant general manager of Kildaire’s Irish Pub, says he’s looking for a big happy crowd led by young professionals and later, the traditional surge of college kids home for the holiday.

Down the street, at the Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant, general manager Mike Rose says Thanksgiving Eve isn’t what it used to be:

“If it was 15-20 years ago, yes, I’d say it would be ranked right up there with the top ten.”

Rose, who’s been on Main Street since the mid 1980’s, says the crowds are still strong but alcohol consumption has dropped. And with the economy still in the doldrums, people are a little tighter with a buck.

Reported by Paul Kurtz, KYW Newsradio

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  • Katelynn

    David – perhaps before you try to bash people, you should get your grammar and spelling up to par. Thanksgiving Eve has always been a traditional “go to a bar” night. Since everyone is home for the holiday, it’s nice to be able to get together with those people, that you may not traditionally get the opportunity to see all of the time. It’s not pathetic. It is being THANKFUL. Thankful that we live in a country where we can celebrate, regardless of where it happens to be!

  • David Decca

    Pathetic at best.
    These are all handy euphenims for lots of people are going to get waisted down on Main Street. Gee what great way to experss gratitude and thanks on the eve of a national holiday. Maybe we can have te happ crowrd of drinkers come ad party in the nieghborhiods where these bar owners live, see how the like it’!

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