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380 Coal St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-6623
570-970-8903
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food and excellent beer selection

Went here twice in a two week period and sat at the bar. Food was excellent and the beer selection was awesome. Somewhat of a college scene but not crazy although we didn't stay past 10:30 when the kids come out :) So a very good place to go for a dinner and drinks in the Wilkes-Barre area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
PJM37
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Went here twice in a two week period and sat at the bar. Food was excellent and the beer selection was awesome. Somewhat of a college scene but not crazy although we didn't stay past 10:30 when the kids come out :) So a very good place to go for a dinner and drinks in the Wilkes-Barre area which is... More 

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Gulf Shores, AL
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The locals always take us here when we're in town on business. The variety of beer available has to be the best in town. Like Lucky's the food is okay at best.

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Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been going to the Arena Bar and Grill for a number of years...their food is good, and the service attentive. A recent trip turned my opinion around. I ordered my usual sand which. The waiter - not the waitress who took our order - delivered my friends dinner, and brought a sandwich that I did not order, I... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My wife and I were looking for a place open late for after the Penguin Hockey game. I have an app on my phone for "Find Me Gluten Free" and it was listed and open late so we went. The waitress Beckie was very friendly and made several trips back to the kitchen to check on items to accommodate her... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Not the ideal place to be on a night out. Very busy and staff is not attentive. Drinks are priced ridiculously. I would rather do to R Bar for fishbowls.

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Oswego, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I stopped here for a couple of beers and a quick bite on my first night in town. They have a huge selection of craft beers including dozens on tap. The food was decent too. I would visit here again.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We live by this restaurant and have never gone because it had always look like it was very busy. One day we decided to go see what all the hubbub was about and to be honest I'm still not sure, the only good thing about this place is that it has a big bar and that's where most of the... More 

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Seaside Park, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you are looking for a large beer list, noisy atmosphere and mediocre bar at a moderate price then this is for you. But I was very disappointed and wondered how it could have been so highly rated.

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Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband and I went here for his birthday dinner. The menus (both food and drink) are extensive. He loved his steak/shrimp kabobs and my crab tortellini were pretty good but the supposed "lump crab meat" was a bit sparse. Our server was very nice but I did notice the same thing that other reviewers mentioned -- your drinks, refills,... More 

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NJ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

love their waldorf salad so yummy! great atmosphere, friendly staff and comfortable seating. pricing is decent, very average prices. service was good, enjoyed the extensive drink menu! will be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 380 Coal St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-6623
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Luzerne County  >  Wilkes-Barre
  • Phone Number: 570-970-8903

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?