American comfort tuned up.

Simple sophistication.

Bold flavors, distinctive combinations.

Surprisingly creative classics.

Harrisburg’s happiest happy hours.

Lively, casual dining 7 days a week.

Cocktails crafted with style.

Ad Lib Craft Kitchen and Bar, Harrisburg, PA

Be Spontaneous

At the Hilton Harrisburg, Ad Lib is the traditional American Tavern, reinvented. Our weekend brunches, weekday lunches, happy hours, and dinners give you a chance to celebrate spontaneity, meet new people, and have a great time. Ad Lib is a place for everyone to share food and share stories, whether you’re an overnight guest or a neighbor just dropping by. A strong emphasis is placed on locally produced food and beer. The service and decor, like the food, are comforting, simple, and unpretentious.

Food and drink offerings are old favorites “turned on their side” and full of surprises. We combine classic preparations with contemporary creativity. You can try many dishes in one visit with the large offering of small plate options. Choose from over 40 small plates, over 30 wines by the glass, over 60 selections of beer and an ever-changing list of craft, barrel aged and edible cocktails. Go ahead. Be spontaneous.

Call 717-237-6419 or click here to make reservations!

Our Offerings


There’s something for everyone during breakfast at Ad Lib. Choose hearty combinations like baked Eggs and Chorizo, or lighter fare including fresh fruit, omelets and French toast. Our breakfast buffet lets you mix and match to your heart’s content.

Weekend Brunch

On Saturdays and Sundays, we offer a huge selection of a la carte brunch items as well as our ultimate brunch experience, Spontaneous Brunch. Make-your-own Bloody Marys with over 30 add-ons, including an optional raw bar and our not yet famous complimentary monkey bread make it the best brunch in Harrisburg.


Whatever your appetite, Ad Lib’s lunch menu has you covered. Choose from snacks, salads, sandwiches and entrees that epitomize the concept of familiar favorites, turned on their side.


Gather with friends, round up your family, and celebrate spontaneity with our extensive menu of over 40 different small plates, 30 wines by the glass, dozens of beer choices, and an ever-changing selection of craft, barrel-aged and edible cocktails.


Satisfy your sweet tooth with our decadent house-made desserts each made unique with our chef’s creative take on familiar favorites

Happy Hour

When its Happy Hour, expect some surprises from AdLib’s bartenders, and enjoy specially-priced favorites from our menu.

Craft Cocktails

An ever-changing list of craft, barrel aged and edible cocktails designed by Harrisburg mixologists. Our cocktails feature the freshest seasonal ingredients blended with care and creativity. Whether grabbing a quick drink after work or making a night of it, Ad Lib offers fun, fresh cocktails for every taste.

Private Events

Looking for a fun, exciting private breakfast, lunch or dinner party for your corporate event or special family occasion in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania? Contact Ad Lib! Having a private event at Ad Lib is a unique experience customized to your needs.