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Top bar recommendations from locals

Brewery
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“Really great food with a very tasty VEGAN menu on Wednesday’s. Regular menu also has a good selection of dietary restricted foods. Fantastic brew samplers 👍🏼”
  • 38 locals recommend
Brewery
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“My recommendation for this restaurant, sit in the basement! They often have live music and several unique dishes! Tarynn, my niece, works there, be sure to say "Hi." If youre lucky enough she'll be your server but Matt, Jeff and Kat are awesome as well. if it is weekend, there is a chance you'll run in to us there as well!”
  • 36 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This is an awesome unique Piano Bar and restaurant. Definitely my favorite for seafood. They also have a great draft selection and drink menu”
  • 23 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
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“Amazing cocktails and small but delicious food menu. Center of Downtown on Beaver Ave.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Great atmosphere, not too big of a place. They make an awesome wood-fired pizza for take-out or dine-in, and there's also a full bar and 6-packs for take-out. The bar isn't a "college bar", just a chill place to enjoy a few drinks with adults.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“Great wings, pizza, dinners, drinks! Excellent place to watch sporting events.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Located directly above the center of the Earth, Zeno's has been a mainstay of the State College bar scene for years. Great live music and a pretty massive beer menu. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The Drink Selection is Fantastic. IE: Spicy Rainbow Shurbert Martini, Tallyrand Mule, PBnJ liquid confection drink are among our favorites.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Delicious food in a comfortable and relaxing dining area. Offers a bar as well to watch the game.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“The original Champs on North Atherton is still a great place to go but the downtown Champs definitely gives it's predecessor a run for the money.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Great food and they expanded and included brew area. Large portions and good pricing.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pub
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“The best Reuben in town! Delicious french fries. Also love the Fish and Chips.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“800 beers on tap! We can't back that up 100% but there's enough variety to please even the snobbiest of beer snobs.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Lively pub in the middle of it all downtown. Relax with friends & a cold beverage, watch the street scene on their outdoor patio. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“A different menu every night. Great historic pictures of central PA and Penn State sports legends. Try the prime rib if it's available. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Great family restaurant with plenty of parking in the local lot. Arrive early for dinner to avoid the wait.”
  • 3 locals recommend