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Member of the Month: March 2017

The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association 

Member of the Month: McStew’s Irish Sports Pub, Tom Tyler
 “There are no strangers here, only friends you have not met”

Business History
Tom Tyler started his career in the tavern industry back in 2008 by purchasing McStew’s Irish Sports Pub. Tom had worked his entire career in the financial services industry but always wanted to operate his own business. With the persuasion of a friend, Tom began to look at the tavern industry. Tom soon realized that the “R” license provided an opportunity for additional revenue streams in the form of beer and food to-go. In 2008 the opportunity that aligned with Tom’s requirements and the rest is history.

About the Business
McStew’s Irish Sports Pub’s operation consists of what Tom likes to say is three businesses under one roof. They have a popular sports bar, which is the destination for their daily regulars. They also have a full entertainment room for live music and a DJ, which is open Wednesday through Saturday. The third business is the full service twenty-five door beer-to-go store. McStew’s Irish Sports Pub jumped on the craft beer segment of the market as many others have but it works, They have a total of twenty-one draft lines and almost half are dedicated to rotation of craft beers. McStew’s also carries a very large selection of craft beers in their beer-to-go store. The unique thing about McStew’s is that they prepare over 90% of their menu in house. In 2015 McStew’s Irish Sports Pub was voted “Best Irish Pub in Bucks” for more information go to

Giving Back
McStew’s Irish Sports Pub hosts an event every year in the month of October to raise money for cancer. They work with an organization called “ladies Rock for a Cause”. It is an all day rock and roll event. The uniqueness of this event is McStew’s has nine or ten bands throughout the day in which each band must be lead by or is an all female band. McStew’s Irish Sports Pub donates a percentage of the day’s sales as a matching contribution to the organization.


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Mixologist of the Month: March 2017

The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association’s Mixologist of the Month

March 2017: Daniela Bonadies

Signature Cocktail:
A Beer and a Shot!

Daniela Bonadies started in the industry when she was told it was a great way to make amazing money. She started as a cocktail server and worked her way to bar tending, and the rest is history! Daniela’s favorite thing about her job is the people she meets. She has met several awesome people over her years of working in the industry. Daniela feels sometimes it’s like “Cheers” where everybody knows your name. Daniela’s has met so many people over the years, if you ever need a mechanic, a lawyer or carpenter she knows whom you should call.

Daniela’s advice to being a good bartender is patience and an outgoing personality. She feels the first one you need and the second one is what works! When asked what she likes to do when she’s not bartending at Cheerleader’s, she says “Believe it or not, I’m a big nerd and read a lot of books in my free time.” Next time you’re in Philadelphia make sure you stop by and say “hello” to Daniela.

Cheerleader’s Gentlemen’s Club
2740 South Front Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148