When Nicholas and Penny Hamourgas were preparing to send their only child, Penelope off to college, they thought about how they would “combat” their impending empty nest syndrome. With their shared passions for music and history, and their experience in the bar and nightlife industry, the opportunity to purchase the historic Worthen House was the perfect answer. Imagine their surprise when, on the day of their grand opening in December 2002, Penny discovered she was pregnant - despite having been told she could not have any more children. It’s a story the family still laughs about to this day!
Nicholas passed away in April 2013, and Penelope has since joined the family business. The mother-daughter team loves working together to serve all guests of the Worthen House.
We hope, with the company of our patrons, to continue to shape the Worthen's future while preserving its long-lasting legacy.
Our goal is to provide a warm, comfortable and inviting atmosphere where people gather with friends to escape reality and their everyday stresses by stepping back in time. Whether this is your first visit or you are a longtime “Worthener,” our objective is to make your experience memorable each and every time you join us.