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Bill Pickle's Tap Room

) #73 of 186 Restaurants in State College €€ - €€€ American, ,
106 S Allen St, State College, PA 16801-4736
+1 814-272-1172
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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106 S Allen St, State College, PA 16801-4736
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visiting the Tap Room last night and it was very good, which means we'll be back. Huge variety of beers and lots of specialty drinks on the menu. We tried a number of beers - both draft and bottles and were not disappointed....More

Thank T C M
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Crowded tonight for a Tuesday! good food had fish and chips with reds apple and a great guitar player for music.

Thank mbsayles
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Bill Pickle's is part of the Corner Room establishment in a separate area with a full bar, lots of tables for groups and nice, cozy tall-stool tables for 3-4 people. Two cozy areas in corners have plugs for your laptop, that's where I sit, so...More

Thank olympicbks
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

It's was the worst of times..... poor food quality, service...... trivia was great. Other than that will not be back.More

Thank oscare389
JoeShu1, Owner at Bill Pickle's Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback on your recent visit to Bill Pickle's. We are sorry you had such a poor experience and assure you that's not the normal way we operate. If we did we certainly wouldn't still be in...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

We randomly selected Bill Pickle's Tap Room as we wanted to eat and have a drink. We were greeted with a smile and big welcome. A server came over to take our order immediately, with recommendation of the fried pickles and a burger. Turns out...More

Thank Cathy K
JoeShu1, Owner at Bill Pickle's Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thanks for visiting us at Bill Pickle's Tap Room and we appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. We pride ourselves on our food and beverage quality, customer service and atmosphere. We will share your experience with our staff so they can also feel...More

Reviewed 1 February 2017

If you are looking for the classic college bar scene, this is it. Good sports bar feel, lots of TV's, and plenty of room. Good first stop for a bite and beer before heading out for the night.

Thank David K
JoeShu1, Owner at Bill Pickle's Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Sorry for the lag in response but thank you so much for your review of Bill Pickle's. We take each customer review seriously and we'll be certain to share your feedback with our crew. Please come back to visit us and have a great day!

Reviewed 28 January 2017

This is THE bar in State College. Can't say you've visited State College without a trip to Bill Pickle's. Also a good place to drop off a husband if you want to browse the shops at your leisure! Be sure to read the history of...More

Thank Woodsylady
JoeShu1, Owner at Bill Pickle's Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you for stopping at Bill Pickle's when you visited State College. We know there are plenty of places to choose from and we are happy you rated and chose us. Please don't hesitate to visit us again and let us know if you ever...More

Reviewed 26 December 2016

Pickles use to be my favorite bar to go to downtown. I love the food and the drinks usually aren't too pricey. However, the past two times that I went were horrible experiences. I went with my friend Saturday night who was from Canada. She...More

2  Thank Brenda W
JoeShu1, Manager at Bill Pickle's Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

Thank you for your feedback relative to your recent trip to Pickle's and I am very sorry you had a bad experience at one of our properties. I will certainly share your response with our management and staff so they can improve their service levels....More

Reviewed 21 November 2016 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...More

Thank Thad W
JoeShu1, Owner at Bill Pickle's Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

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...More

Reviewed 10 November 2016

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!More

Thank Emma T
JoeShu1, Owner at Bill Pickle's Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 S Allen St, State College, PA 16801-4736
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-272-1172
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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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