Taps: 33 / Bottles: 155
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 70 | Reviews: 59 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by CoolJosh:
4.7/5 rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
My absolute favorite bar, I usually make 2-3 stops here a week with or without my buddies. As you walk in, you're challenged by an old wooden dungeon-like door, which provides a real "ENTER IF YOU DARE,'' feeling. As you walk in, you step down into what a dark and cavernous cellar. Bar on the left. Behind the bar, is an incredible selection of some of the finest and hard to find beers, from all corners of North America and Europe. The Bar staff is phenomenal and very knowledgeable. They've always got a great suggestion when you're in need. Every Wednesday night, they offer one of the many awesome beers that Otto's brews on firkin. Every month, a beerfest occurs, and allows sampling of many different beers pertaining to a particular style. Another aspect that can be often overlooked is the fact that they have the right glass-wear for most styles of beer. They often showcase a wide variety of music acts, and according to one of my good buddies, Bryan Adams played here at an early point in his career. In short -- I love this bar.
REVISION: As pointed out by the Dave, it was actually Ryan Adams who played here in his early days, haha
10-27-2008 05:52:55 | More by CoolJosh
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4.65/5 rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
In from NH and first spot I hit was Zeno's...
Cool basement entrance and doorman waiting to card, though not carded...must be the grays. Small to medium main room, with small game room off to the side. Trivia night was in full swing. Very small bar with all stools occupied...few open tables but being solo really wanted a bar spot. Tap list was fantastic, bottle list even better!! Lots of hard to come by beers...Bourbon County Barleywine & Stout, Plethora of Duck Rabbit, Nugget Nectar, Hair of the Dog: Otto, Michael, Adam annnd Fred! Really great stuff!
Bartender Dave was super busy but still made time to chat beer, pluss let me sample a few unlisted items that were real treats! Thanks again!
Band started at 10pm on this Monday night...really great but just wish I could remember the name :)
Had chicken tenders and fry basket...large portions and standard quality. Service was pretty quick.
Prob going back this eve for more...highly recommended
01-21-2014 21:17:36 | More by brewtechnik
Zeno's Pub in State College, PA
98 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.