Reading and Berks County’s dining scene continues to grow and we are looking forward to trying all of the new restaurants set to open in the coming weeks and months. Here are the restaurants we know are coming soon to Berks County:
Barrel & Ale
961 N. Reading Ave, Boyertown 19512
Projected Opening: Unknown
A new restaurant is planned for the former Decades Speakeasy/Pit Stop Tavern locaation in Boyertown. The property has been acquired by the owners of Iezzi’s on 3rd (Boyertown) and Doc’s Irish Pub (Gilbertsville). The restaurant, named Barrel & Ale, is slated to open after the remodel is completed.
105 W. Greenwich St, Reading 19601
Projected Opening: Late Summer 2019
When it opens this spring, Cafe Esperanza will be the area’s first pay-what-you-can cafe. The cafe will provide an opportunity for everyone to enjoy a chef-cooked meal with fresh ingredients while also providing job opportunities and creating a new neighborhood gathering place in northwest Reading.
Go Fish! Seafood Market & Sushi
301 S. Hull St, Sinking Spring 19608
Projected Opening: July 2019
Go Fish! is opening a new, larger location along Hull Street in Sinking Spring. The seafood market and sushi bar has been without a stand-alone location since a fire swept through the kitchen of its former home in West Reading in March 2018. The restaurant was originally scheduled to open in late June but that has been pushed back by a few weeks.
45 S. Reading Ave, Boyertown 19512
Projected Opening: July 2019
Taking over the former My Girls’ Restaurant in downtown Boyertown, Grind promises an “upscale and yet approachable” dining experience. The restaurant is now hiring and is scheduled to open sometime in July.
La Bodega Sandwich Shop & Grocery
954 Penn St, Reading, PA 19602
Projected Opening: June 2019
La Bodega advertises itself as a place for sandwiches, shakes and groceries in downtown Reading. They debuted on Instagram in February, and re-emerged in May with more teaser photos advertising “coming soon.” No official opening date has been announced, but social media posts have hinted that it would be sometime in mid-June, but no updates have been given since June 1.
Saucony Creek Brewing Company
693 Chestnut St, Reading 19602
Projected Opening: Summer 2019
In 2018, Kutztown-based Saucony Creek Brewing Company announced plans to open a second location at the former Franklin Street Station in downtown Reading. The latest update in early 2019 was that all permits had been secured and construction was slated to begin. The targeted opening date is still listed as Spring 2019.
West Reading Motor Club
416 Penn Ave, West Reading 19611
Projected Opening: Fall 2019
What many locals remember as the A to Z Vacuum store in West Reading was once a car dealership. Soon, it will be West Reading’s newest dining destination when the West Reading Motor Club opens. The restaurant, which is being opened by the owners of Say Cheese, also will feature a second floor bar called the Nitro Bar. The restaurant is on schedule to open by fall while the Nitro Bar should open before August.