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The Darkhorse Tavern

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128 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4708
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit in State College for good old fashion pub food. You have to try their chicken wings with the assortment of sauces and how they prepare it.

Thank Robert H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

You have to go back in the alley to enter. The door that is on College Avenue was locked! Excellent wings & their homemade Pazzo's choice sauce was the best ever!

Thank Woodsylady
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

A really nice place to pregame. It does get slightly crowded during happy hour but their $3 Tonto's before midnight are definitely worth it.

Thank nilayshah1994
University Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The Darkhorse Tavern is known for it's wing night (half-priced wings) and live music. There are two bar areas -- seating near the stage or around the side. The Pazzo's choice wing sauce is delicious - give it a try if you like wings with a kick!

Thank Shawn D
state college
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

The Darkhorse has good bar food including the best wings in State College with a good variety of wing sauces. The hamburgers are also probably the best in State College. They have fabulous wing sauces and good service - especially if you get there before the crowds. This is a "college bar" so the only time to bring the family... More 

Thank elisa h
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Ashley H
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 

Thank robbinz410
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.

Thank Michael S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

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 

Thank Eric Michael H
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

Thank Crusinlions

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    2 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Bar, Pub
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4708
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: 814-237-0490

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?