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Arena Bar & Grill

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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
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    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
Nice place

Good atmosphere, good food, great happy hour. Nice patio to sit at on nice days. Staff is friendly and service is good. The appetizer selection is good. Dinners are delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Jennifer K
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you are looking for some place to go I highly recommend this place they have a lot of beers to choose from and can have samplers food is always good and have a lot of great specials and in summer great outdoor seating if you havnt been here I would put it on the list.

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Thank dudefest
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Good atmosphere, good food, great happy hour. Nice patio to sit at on nice days. Staff is friendly and service is good. The appetizer selection is good. Dinners are delicious.

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Thank Jennifer K
Dallas, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

waitress claimed mac&ch. was out of this world!!! not ---bland sauce& water noodles!! need too drain pasta b 4 mixing with sauce!!!! this is why u need a real chef! not a grill boy!! don't waste ur time!! 2nd review& food is like nursing home food!!

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Thank 135mac1
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

It's like this. When they first started out they treated everyone equal now if you have $$$ they bend over backwards and if you are just a regular they don't even look at you. That is how the owners treat you. We use to go all the time don't think we'll be going back.

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Thank nancy642014
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The food is very good but very noisy place. Large crowd of mid 20's to late 30 crowd. Good menu choices and of course large selection of drinks. They have an outside deck when the weather permits. Always packed so that speaks for it as being a very good place to eat and hang out. I love any of their... More 

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Thank Angie s
Drums, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Arena Bar and Grill is the best restaurant in the area!!! The best drinks and food selection that you have ever seen. The service is great, and everyone is friendly. The only negative thing I can say is everything tastes so good that it takes me forever to decide on what I want to order, and to complicate matters worse... More 

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Thank Sarah C
Drums, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

If your looking for a restaurant that has great atmosphere, excellent service, mouth watering food and a drink selection like no other then you have to check out Arena Bar and Grill. It doesn't matter if you looking for delicious appetizers, or a full course dinner you will not be disappointed. The wait staff and bartenders are the friendliest in... More 

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Thank Ed C
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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187 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Two of my coworkers were let go, so I gathered up the troops and planned a night at Arena for happy hour. Three of us got there right before 5, and they said "We can't seat reservations until the entire group is here." Well good, because I don't have a reservation, I'm a walk in, and your restaurant is EMPTY.... More 

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Thank t1lersm0m
Jersey City, New Jersey
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We were looking for a casual dinner place with a decent menu and some available veggies. The hotel front desk recommended this place immediately, so we tried it out. It's a bar and grill, and probably a nightclub as well later in the evening. It's decor is kinda dark, but all clean and I got good repair. Staff was knowledgeable... More 

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Thank Mark B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Love this place! Great food, great atmosphere. We had the captain crunch chicken fingers (which are my favorite), boneless chicken wings which were delicious, and some burgers! The burgers are out of this world good. They cook them just how you want them and they come out fresh. The fries are fresh cut and are delicious. The service was great.... More 

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Thank Sarah V

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?