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Bill Pickle's Tap Room

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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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106 South Allen Street, State College, PA 16801
+1 814-272-1172
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State College, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I guess if you're a local Bill Pickles doesn't care. Went out with neighborhood guys for wings and beer and Monday Night Football, only to find out the kitchen closes at 9 pm. Yeah, I understand it's "fall break" but give me a break! The locals don't matter? Was looking forward to the wings and burgers. Guess that won't happen.... More 

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Thank Thad W
JoeShu1, Owner at Bill Pickle's Tap Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments relative to your recent visit to Bill Pickle's Tap Room and I am sorry your experience was not satisfactory. I assure you each of our customer's are important to us and we constantly strive to provide excellence in service and food quality, all at a reasonable price. As you probably know it is very challenging... More 

State College, Pennsylvania, Usa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is catered mostly to students and people working in town. There are TVs located where you can view from any seating I love the frosted mugs of beer!

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Thank Emma T
JoeShu1, Owner at Bill Pickle's Tap Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments relative to your recent trip to Bill Pickles. We're glad you had a good experience. I will make sure I pass on your comments to our staff and management team. We hope you come back and if you do feel free to let us know if you need anything. Be well and have a happy... More 

silver spring, md
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542 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Went to this place twice with my wife and we enjoyed ourselves both times.This bar/restaurant has a nice pub feel to it - lots of dark wood and a large circular bar. The service was very friendly but made us wait at times. My wife had a veggie wrap and I had a chicken Caesar wrap; both were very good.... More 

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Thank IAP65
JoeShu1, Owner at Bill Pickle's Tap Room, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Bill Pickles again as your stop for food and drink. We take all of our customer feedback seriously and we'll make sure to pass on your feedback to the staff and management team. It's our customer responses both good and bad that help us get better. Please consider visiting us again and let us know if... More 

Matamoras, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Great place for wanting the outdoor air, the front wall//doors open up and let in the night air and ambiance of people walking by. Great place to catch a game and beer.

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Thank mbsayles
JoeShu1, Owner at Bill Pickle's Tap Room, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent rating from your last visit to Bill Pickles. We really appreciate you taking time to write a review and let others know of your positive experience. We hope to see you again soon and please don't hesitate to reach out to one of our managers, should you need anything. Happy holidays to you and your... More 

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We had lunch on a Sunday afternoon during football season. There was a decent crowd and they had all the games on. There is a nice beer selection and there were some unique food options. The wing sauces in particular were really good (the hot peanut butter was well received but the "bee's knees" - honey sriracha - was my... More 

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Thank ScapegoatForLife
JoeShu1, Owner at Bill Pickle's Tap Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback from your recent trip to Bill Pickles. We appreciate the detailed response. I am in total agreement with your analysis of our wing sauces. Our kitchen manager takes great pride in the quality of the food the kitchen puts out. I will pass on your comments to our entire team so they know of your... More 

Saint Bethlehem
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Great food and people. Went there for lunch. Beers were $3 a pint. Fried pickles were delicious. Grilled cheese sandwich was very good. Chicken Philly cheese sandwich was good too.

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Thank Jennifer K
JoeShu1, Owner at Bill Pickle's Tap Room, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for your last trip to Bill Pickles. We take our customer feedback seriously and will make sure we share with our managers and staff. Be well and enjoy your holiday season. More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

This is a nice bar in downtown State College that offers a variety of different beers, cocktails, and, of course, soft drinks and food. There were a number of different draft beers. Drink prices are moderate and service is fine. There were also nights when there was live music.

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Thank skruzic
JoeShu1, Owner at Bill Pickle's Tap Room, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting our establishment and your kind comments. We take pride in our operations as we promote food quality at a value, excellence in service and a fun environment. With this being said, we will pass on your comments to our staff and management so they can understand what our customers' think. Take care and have a happy holiday... More 

Chestertown, Maryland
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Fun place to go and people watch. Good, cheap beer and mixed drinks. Also good, spicy chicken wings slatherd in peanut butter (if you like that kind of stuff). Gets a little loud in the late afternoon,but would go back again.

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Thank jude1944
JoeShu1, Owner at Bill Pickle's Tap Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback from your recent trip to Bill Pickles. I know you probably have a busy schedule, so taking the time isn't easy. We take all of our customers' feedback seriously and will share your experience with our management and staff. We hope you will come back to see us. If so, feel free to reach... More 

Grove City, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

This is a definite stop in State College. If you sit at the bar you are greeted with a warm handshake, "My name is Mark, What's your's?" And they will remember it and call you by your name.

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Thank stpracer
JoeShu1, Owner at Bill Pickle's Tap Room, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your experience at Bill Pickle's. We are glad you had a good time as we take pride in creating a friendly and hospitable atmosphere for our customers. We look forward to seeing you again. Take care and have a great day! More 

Lansdale
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Took my daughter to a softball clinic.. a few dads went to Pickles so I tagged along.. not bar.. good bar food.. would go back again

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Thank freeisgood
JoeShu1, Owner at Bill Pickle's Tap Room, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting Bill Pickles and taking the time to provide feedback on your experience. We're glad it was a positive one. We appreciate comments from our customers, both positive and negative, and take them seriously in order to help develop our staff and management team. Take care and have a great day! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
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Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 South Allen Street, State College, PA 16801
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-272-1172
Description
Not for Saints, Not for Sinners Boisterous energy flows out as you open the door to Bill Pickle's Tap Room - people laughing and cheering, clinking glasses, and the sound of pop country music echoing throughout the bar. Since its start Pickle's has always been a lively place where a good time is just around the corner. The restaurant sports bar is named after the infamous bootlegger Bill Pickle, a notorious figure who distributed party supplies to the campus in the wee hours of the night during prohibition. Although prohibition is over, Bill Pickle's rebellion is still celebrated daily at this hot spot on Allen St. By day Pickle's is a restaurant sports bar where locals and students alike come for some good food and refreshing drinks. It's the perfect spot for a casual business lunch or a family outing - especially in the warm weather when Pickle's opens its windows allowing the breeze in. By night, the restaurant turns into an energetic bar offering a great happy hour and an even better time. Pickle's has lively entertainment every night of the week, but is most known for its Country Music Night every Tuesday, and Team Trivia and Sons of Resonance performing on Wednesdays. Located in the heart of Downtown, where it shares the corner (and a kitchen) with The Corner Room, Pickle's is a stone's throw from both the center of Penn State's campus and the hustle and bustle of Downtown State College. It's famous for its savory peanut butter wings, a recipe you can't find anywhere else in town. Additionally, Pickle's offers a wide variety of delicious food from starters, soups and salads to baskets, grinders, specialty sandwiches and burgers. Enjoy the MOS burger topped with sautéed mushrooms, onions and melted Swiss cheese! At a lively restaurant sports bar you need to have a lively staff, and Pickle's doesn't disappoint. The staff helps you celebrate the good times with constant jokes and great service, even when the bar is crowded. Mo the GM has been there since the beginning and loves to catch up with the locals, students and anyone else who stops by. Whether you're looking for a rocking night out or a breezy lunch overlooking Allen Street, Pickle's has it all.

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