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380 Coal St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-6623
570-970-8903
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 5
    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
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:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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New Paltz, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

located near the econo lodge a nice place for a meal, drink, watch a little sports. burgers,bbq, pasta all good and go along with their large menu of beers. interesting beer tap collection as you walk in. the arena is so enjoyable its a must every time we go to wilkes barre

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My husband loves burgers, as does the teenage kid we mentor, so we decided to go here for some burgers... we never would have taken our teenage friend who we are trying to influence positively to a hooters'ish restaurant for a burger if we had known better. I think the food was good but I was distracted thinking about what... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The food was delicious and arrived at the table within minutes. Always enjoy great beers here as well. Now the service was not that. Our server had an excuse every time she came to the table why she was not coming to the table.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I had the OMG Burger after being recommended Arena by some friends. As a Brit travelling across the states, I can honestly say it was the best burger I had on my whole trip. Add to that the vast vast array of beers available, I really can't fault it. Shame it's 3000 miles from my home... :(

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

we stopped during a road trip In the hope of having a refreshing beer & a decent meal. We were not disappointed. From the appetizers to the main meal, the food was fresh, and nicely prepared and presented. Tiffany was bubbly and attentive, as well as efficient. We highly recommend!

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New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Visited this restaurant during a trip to Wilkes Barre. The food is excellent. Good portion sizes. Staff is friendly. The service was quick. I only wish the restaurant was open for lunch. Several visits I would have gone there for lunch the food is worth it but they do not open until 4 pm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I visited Arena for a friends birthday and we had food and drinks. The food was delicious. The service provided by Tiffany was absolutely Phenomenal. She was positive, upbeat, enthusiastic, and just overall amazing. The prices were affordable. I have been coming to Arena for years and this visit was one of my best. Thank You for having great people... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Doing business
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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