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The Rathskeller

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They Don't Make 'Em Like This Anymore

A classic old-time college watering hole, filled with memorabilia, beer signs, college students... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2017
New York
Over 80 years of history and great food and drinks, What else do I need to say?

The Rathskeller has been downstairs for over 80 years and is still cranking it out. Look at the... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2016
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good14%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
18 Jun 2018
“It's gone, but always a classic!!”
14 Mar 2017
“They Don't Make 'Em Like This Anymore”
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108 S Pugh St, State College, PA 16801-4732
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Yup, certainly know that the Rathskellar no longer exits in it's traditional form! However, I did have the pleasure of revisiting here about a week before it closed. It was definitely still the Skellar, with a great dive vibe, wooden booths, and of course, the...More

Thank Matt S
Reviewed March 14, 2017

A classic old-time college watering hole, filled with memorabilia, beer signs, college students, and alumae. A good selection of draft and bottled beer, and an atmosphere that you simply won't find in any new bar. You gotta go there.

Thank Clawboot
Reviewed February 8, 2017

The "Skellar" was the place we went when I was in college 30 years ago and there was no question, this was the place we were going to when we came up for a game this past season. Sure, it's a "dive bar", but it...More

1  Thank Lawrence G
Reviewed February 2, 2017

The atmosphere is dark, but the heritage is timeless. I first visited the "Skeller" my freshman year at Penn State. It's a great place to drink and have a good time. Nothing fancy, but a classic! If you want a beer, or a case of...More

Thank Stephen Z
Reviewed February 1, 2017

I have been going here for years. My graduate students and I would have research discussions, perhaps lubricated with a draft of some kind. The food has gotten better and better--N'Orleans or Cajun, if you prefer, themed dishes. I often have the cheesy grits and...More

Thank Tamarack97
Reviewed January 28, 2017

Stopped here for wings because our go to place was closed for the holidays, Wings had an off taste & the order of cole slaw must have set out overnight since it had turned brown on top. Thought maybe it was some spice poured on...More

1  Thank Woodsylady
Reviewed September 21, 2016

The Rathskeller has been downstairs for over 80 years and is still cranking it out. Look at the history on the walls, every picture tells a story. This is a captivating spot for a hole in the wall bar, I loved it. The staff was...More

Thank BambooH2O
Reviewed July 6, 2016

The food is good, I like the sandwich! It is not too expensive and they have a special menu items! It is a good place to go and have a drink with friends!

Thank Dioneia M
Reviewed May 15, 2016

Got there before they started collecting cover charge. The place was packed and on a cool May night (mid-40s temps) the bar was like a sauna. Not sure why there was no window open in this place - even with the entrance door open the...More

Thank b d
Reviewed February 9, 2016

It's more like a pub but they serve good food. I tried a cuban sandwich: tasty and big - have to ask a box. Waiter was fast and kind.

Thank Lucia S
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