Grog Grill in Bryn Mawr is among the local restaurants that are celebrating the long awaited relaxing of the restrictions that allows them to resume bar service and sale of alcoholic beverages without the requirement to purchase food, writes Jacob Adelman for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
In addition, there are no longer going to be curfews on alcoholic drinks at tables.
However some other requirements still apply such as mask-wearing and social distancing. This includes maintaining a six-foot distance between diners.
Following the relaxation of the rules, Grog Grill was busy serving a “crowd” of eleven people on Sunday afternoon while everybody enjoyed the Phillies game.
But this was nowhere close to the standing-room-only numbers the eatery was pulling in consistently before the pandemic, but it is progress, said bartender Dora Duhadway.
Duhadway added that she was not worried about having to spend time among bigger crowds as the restrictions ease.
“It’s been pretty dead today,” she said, but “everybody’s really happy.”
Read more about the relaxing of the restrictions in The Philadelphia Inquirer.