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Bill Pickle's Tap Room

Brew Pub, Pub
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106 South Allen Street, State College, PA 16801
(814) 272-1172
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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It's ok

Decent bar - we spent a lot of time here in grad school - food isn't great but they often have decent specials.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
KirstenG G
State College, Pennsylvania
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State College, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Decent bar - we spent a lot of time here in grad school - food isn't great but they often have decent specials.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

There are two "pickle's" experiences -- weekday and Friday/Saturday night. I am a weekday person. You will often find the owner there and he will say hello. Kathy the bartender takes the customers under her wing. The food is fairly standard fair but well done and the drinks are well poured. It is a comfortable and friendly place where you... More 

Thank LJSreviews
State College, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Next to & part of The Corner Room Restaurant, Pickles has a pub atmosphere. It serves numerous beers on tap & in bottles as well as a variety of sandwich and regular entrees for lunch, happy-hours and dinner. Open to the sidewalk in good weather.

Thank rxl2
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went to Pickle's for the first time on a Thursday afternoon. A few things I noticed that I liked; first off, it had very high ceilings so it didn't feel cramped like some of the other PSU bars do. Also it had big open windows, giving it the open air feeling that's always nice on a beautiful day, which it... More 

Thank tjmoney44
West Lawn, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I went there for a drink. It seemed like a cool atmosphere. I did not get to try the food. I went to the bar to wind down after several hours of driving to State College. My main issue was the bartender with spikey hair. He was more focused on talking to these two douches in polo shirts. I waited... More 

Thank Amanda C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Good place to grab lunch, nice windows on the Allen St. for people watching. Has the same kitchen as the corner, more of a bar atmosphere. Food is solid and I usually leave very happy and quite full. Later at night it changes to a real student bar/hangout with DJ.

Thank rjs15
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We stopped here for lunch and had a great window seat. It faces an alley so it was quieter than most places and great for people watching. Good beers on tap. Nice variety of food. From fried pickles to salmon with quinoa!

Thank Travelingmom15108
State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Overall the service was very good, these guys and gals were working hard and they're mostly college kids living off tips. Their attentiveness and good nature pushes the bar to "very good" and not just "average." The food is pretty typical bar food with a couple of different selections. The wings were done well but the O-rings came out luke... More 

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State College
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

For years I wanted to go to "Pickle's", but my husband doesn't drink and prefers the more restaurant-like atmosphere at the "Corner Room". Finally I got my wish, and it was sheer bliss sitting at a table next to an open window on a sunny day. Even during the semester break there's a lively scene on south Allen Street. The... More 

Thank Reiselust1947
central pa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

First time visit to this pub and we had a great experience. Arrived around 9:00 pm to watch the Final 4. The place was lively and there were plenty of TV's to watch the game. We were able to get two seats at the bar and had no problem with service. Actually, it seemed that there was a lot of... More 

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  • Address: 106 South Allen Street, State College, PA 16801
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: (814) 272-1172

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  • Cuisine: Brew Pub, Pub


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