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Beer and Waterfalls at Cobblehaus at the Falls in Mercer County, PA

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During my travels around PA, two of my absolute favorite things are visiting craft breweries and waterfalls. So, when I found out that I could combine these two passions at Cobblehaus at the Falls in Mercer County, I was ecstatic.

Cobblehaus at the Falls is the second location for Cobblehaus Brewing. (Their first location and brewery can be found in Allegheny County about an hour south of this location.) For many years, this building was home to a jewelry store but has been converted into a fabulous taproom for the brewery about three miles from the popular Grove City Outlets.

The exterior of the main taproom for Cobblehaus at the Falls in Mercer County PA
The main taproom for Cobblehaus at the Falls.

The taproom building sits on a bluff overlooking Springfield Falls (also known as Leesburg Falls), a beautiful 20-foot waterfall.

This waterfall has always been accessible because the opposite bank of Wolf Creek is within State Game Lands 284. However, access to the bottom of the falls was quite difficult and only accessible to the most adventurous.

The opening of Cobblehaus at the Falls makes this spot much more accessible for visitors and has the bonus of being a fabulous spot to hang out and have a local craft beer.

Springfield Falls from the beer garden at Cobblehaus at the Falls in Mercer County PA
Springfield Falls from the beer garden at Cobblehaus at the Falls.

The interior of the taproom feels almost like a woodland lodge and has ample room for seating. Large windows overlook the waterfall, and you can see it without even leaving this space, though the view is blocked somewhat by trees.

Interestingly, in a call back to the jewelry store that was once here, there are several display cabinets that include jewelry for sale that also double as tables for patrons.

Inside the taproom at Cobblehaus at the Falls near Grove City PA
Grab a beer and enjoy the great views of the waterfall from the taproom.

Inside the taproom, you can order from their roughly dozen beers on draft. These represent a nice range of styles and there should be something for just about every beer drinker.

During my visit, I had a chance to try four beers, with the Bushy Fruited Wheat Sour and the Blood Orange IPA being standouts.

That being said, I don’t know that I’d come back here again specifically for the beer. (It wasn’t bad beer, it just wasn’t any remarkable.) However, I will 100% come back to Cobblehaus at the Falls for its fabulous location and the beer garden at the base of the waterfall.

Springfield Falls through the trees at a seating area at Cobblehaus Brewing in Mercer County Pennsylvania
A view of Springfield Falls from the upper outdoor seating area.

That’s right, while you can get nice views from the taproom, a short but somewhat steep gravel path leads down the hill from this space to the base of the waterfall.

Along the way, you’ll pass several wooded seating areas, many of which have views of the creek downstream of the waterfall.

Picnic tables in the beer garden at Cobblehaus at the Falls near Mercer PA
The beer garden at Cobblehaus at the Falls might be my favorite in all of PA.

Soon, however, you’ll come to a large open area with several picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, and cornhole boards with phenomenal views of Springfield Falls. There are also the ruins of an old iron furnace complete with a fire pit for chilly evenings.

Sitting at the base of the waterfall and having a beer is truly one of the best beer-drinking experiences that you’ll find in PA, and, after visiting probably close to 200 craft breweries in PA, I’m pretty sure this is the best outdoor beer garden in the entire state.

Crumbling iron furnace at the bottom of the hill below the taproom for Cobblehaus at the Falls in western PA
The historic iron furnace sits at the base of the hill below the taproom.

Really the only negative here is that you have to walk back up the hill to get another round or to use the bathroom, but that’s a small price to pay for this amazing setting.

Overall, while Cobblehaus at the Falls might not be among my favorite breweries in the Pittsburgh area in regards to their beer offerings, the setting here makes them a must-visit spot and somewhere I know I’ll definitely be a repeat visitor.

Cobblehaus at the Falls can be found at 1015 Leesburg Station Road, Mercer, PA 16137.

Looking for even more to do in the area? Check out McConnells Mill State Park, the Harlansburg Station Museum, and the covered bridges of Lawrence County.

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