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The Darkhorse Tavern

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128 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4708
814-237-0490
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
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Dark horse is wonderful, it's smaller and quieter than most of the typical State College bars, and for that, I love it. Their drinks are cheaper and the staff fantastic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Dark horse is wonderful, it's smaller and quieter than most of the typical State College bars, and for that, I love it. Their drinks are cheaper and the staff fantastic.

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The Darkhorse is, first and foremost, a bar. They have a solid drink selection, great house cocktails (Tonto's Demise is deadly...), and good happy hour specials. I've ordered food here a few times, and have been genuinely surprised at the quality. They only serve bar food, but they make a tasty burger, excellent wings, and good french fries. I definitely... More 

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State College
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

I've never had a bad experience at the Darkhorse. Great food, great pours, friendly staff, good entertainment, fun signature drinks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Little Penn State cellar bar, great weekly food and beer specials. Usually have to enter from alley out back Calder but College ave. Does have a door sometimes available. Wings are a good reason to go here. Used to be the Surf Club many years ago with great wings but fortunately Darkhorse kept the wing recipe, delicious. Mon and Thur... More 

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Landisville, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The Darkhorse is a good place to relax and enjoy a sandwich and beer after a football game. The prices are very reasonable

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Wings n burgers were great. Even got a medium rare burger. Prices were low and taste was fantastic. Would eat again. Went in early so didn't try the bar!

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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Tried to find a later dinner here on night during Art Fest. Although the welcome was chilly we decided to sit and check out a menu. There was only one waitress for a large section so things were a bit slow, but she did a great job and we appreciated her effort. The food was really good - we had... More 

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Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Some nights the bands are good, but not so on other nights. They have some good staff and others that are not very good.

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

The Darkhorse was my absolute favorite bar in State College for almost three years, and so I wanted to bring my out-of-town friends here to hang out on a Saturday night. I don't know what happened to it since the last time I was here, but the band was WAY too loud and we could barely hear each other even... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2008

WIng Night on Thursdays! Great Wings.

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Address: 128 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4708
Phone Number: 814-237-0490
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Bar, Pub

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  • Address: 128 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4708
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: 814-237-0490

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bar, Pub

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