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The Darkhorse Tavern

Bar, Pub
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128 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4708
+1 814-237-0490
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I love their wings and their other food is good too. Pazzo is the wing flavor to get if you like spicy garlic. Great place for a drink. Many unique coctails and the beer selection is good. One of my favorite bars in state college.

Thank littlet05
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 24 September 2016

Expecting a 5 star restaurant? Not here BUT every time I'm in State College it is a must stop place. The food is excellent for a bar - drunken chicken BLT is a good one to start with. The service is great as well. The place is usually crowed but worth squeezing up to the bar.

Thank stpracer
Silver Spring, Maryland
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

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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227 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 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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142 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 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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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 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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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 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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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 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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189 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 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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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
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: +1 814-237-0490

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