Laceys disn't last very long, and neither did the restaurant that went in after it. Now it's a showbar that's fighting the township over zoning issues.
The Wash House is one of the best restaurants in the area. The cuisine can be the best you've tasted, and the wine list is very good. Atmosphere is great, and the staff is very cordial. If you want, you can hang in the bar and have a sandwich...the Fireman's Special is the bomb. The bar itself is fantastic, restored to it's former glory in all it's splendor. Make a reservation here and you won't be disappointed.
You can go in and grab a quick six pack, or sit down for a decent dinner. The steak sandwiches are pretty good and the wings are better. Waitresses ib the back are great and usually take some time to get to know you
Hobos seems to be a side hobby of the owner. The place is always poorly staffed, the people aren't friendly, and the menu is boring and uninspired. The usual assortment of beers at the bar is the only reason to go in there, in my opinion.
A very nice renovation was done a couple years ago, including a disappearing edge, big slides, new diving plaqtforms. The pool is very clean, and there's lots of room around the edge for lounging.
Down side is the price...$10 a day for non-residents.
Nice staff of school kids, reasonably priced food, or at least it was, I'm not sure if the food $$$ are going up too, and it's close to the rest of the borough attractions and downtown.
On a weekday, it can be a little crowded, but on the weekend, forget it. It seems like they bring kids in by the busload, and most of them have no manners. The staff tries to keep things orderly, but are usually unsuccessful.
Built on an old garbage dump/landfill, McCulloghs offer soemthing that most jersey courses don't...elevation changes! Very nice staff, and a lot of friendly locals on the course. Playing here for the first time is difficult, because there's lots of blind shots and unknowns lurking. Play with someone who's been there, and you'll definitley score better.
Harris Borthers has recently packed up their dealership and left Quakertown. The Pontiac delaer up the road absorbed the Buick Business in Quakertown. It's a shame, because the guys in HB were always nice and the place did good work. The newer building had all the modern equipment for today's cars, so I doubt if it will be empty for long.
Recently given a total makeover, the new Quakertown Detail Center is a great car wash. Yes, it gets crowded, but you can still get a decent exterior wash, with hand drying, for $7 bucks. Or you can go all out and they will take a day and detail your entire vehicle. The place is very nice, very new, and very popular. Sometimes you have to wait a while, to get in and out, but if you hit it early on a Saturday, or go at lunch during the week, you'll be OK
Recently bought, or taken over by, Oldcastle, this palce is for contractors only. Homeowners who think they can get cheap mulch are turned back at the gate. Oldcastle sells to the big box stores and landscapers.