We passed The Hideout on the way to Paradise Stream Resort. The resort does not provide lunch, and while the food in their cafe is good, we were looking for something different on Saturday. We stopped by the Mount Airy Casino, but nothing there grabbed our fancy. We initially thought the Hideout was closed because their website said they opened at 11, but a quick phone call told us that they were opening a little later because it was winter.
When we arrived at 2, the bar had a few patrons in it. The tables in that area were all tall tables, and being very short, I prefer to sit at a standard table. The barmaid told us we could sit in the side room and she'd be right out. The side room was a small room with about 3 tables and chairs, a very small bar, and a band setup in the front. Two restrooms were at the back. The room was spartan in decoration and definitely lacking in ambiance, but it is a bar after all, and if the food is good, I don't judge decor. We were impressed with their menu, as it was extensive for a bar, and ordered Chili, and Cheesesteaks.
The Chili was homemade, and delicious. The Cheesesteaks were also delicious. Just moist enough to soften the inside of the bun, but not so much that it was greasy. We were full after eating the Chili and half of the Cheesesteaks, and since we had a fridge in our room at the resort, we boxed them up and took them back. Dinner at the resort on Sunday was ok but not amazing, so we had leftovers when we got back to our suite, and even after a day in the fridge, the bun was still soft and the sandwiches were still good.
I would definitely go back to The Hideout again if we were in the area. Just a few things to know if you go:
1) It is a bar.
2) Sodas are not bottomless. We were charged for each one (price was not horrible).
3) Smoking is allowed in Pennsylvania bars.
4) Don't expect exciting decor or ambiance, but do expect tasty food.
5) Call before you arrive to be sure they are there.