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The Coliseum

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Taps: 24 / Bottles: 75
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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4 Ratings
Ratings: 4
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 9.41%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

410 St. John's Church Road
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, 17011
United States
phone: (717) 972-1000

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Notes:
Entertainment complex with a large bar downstairs, featuring $2 craft beer pints all day, every day.

(Place added by: JohnnyM2002 on 01-05-2008)
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | $$$

Visited with the boys in tow.

Atmosphere: A stripped down Dave & Buster's (or Jillian's), with one floor of games, a restaurant and ice cream shoppe on the first floor and a bar in the basement. This place would, I'm sure, is crazy at night but during the day it is downright restrained.

Quality: Restrooms were clean at noon and the place, as a whole, was orderly.

Service: The restaurant had servers, nothing extraordinary to report.

Selection: A poor selection. Some bright spots with Harpoon, Sam Adams and Yuengling Lager. Beyond that, macros and the macros' psuedo-craft offerings. I demurred on beer, preferring to break into a Firestone Ten at home.

Food: Pub grub on the menu, a little pricey. Could be that Maggie Moo's ice cream is the highlight. If you're looking for beer, head next door to Westy's.

08-22-2009 18:23:48 | More by akorsak
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$

I decided to stop by here for a return visit the other evening -just killing time. I find it like a return to my teenage years only there is beer available. The atmoshphere is basically an arcade and a diner attached. The downstairs has a nice layout for bowling and sportsbar area to watch the game and most of the taps are there. I find it to be too much to spend lengthy visits due to the noise and brightness, but like ffejherb mentioned it could appeal to those with kids for a night of bowling with a slightly better selection.

the Selection is pretty pour for having so many taps IMO. They have about 4 Magic Hat including #9 and a few seasonals like wacko and Lucky cat on. I noticed imports like Stella, Guiness and Moosehead as well as Sam Adams Boston lager and Summer white. They also carry the AB pseudo craft like Shocktop to give you an idea. The do have taps in the diner, but last time I was here they had Victory - no more, just Bud and Light. Downstairs I saw Harpoon IPA which satisfied me previously but the selection dropped slighly as at least 3 or 4 of twenty were not on. They have coolers up and downstairs for takeout with BMC like Miller Chill and the like, but they also carry Sam Adams if you want it.

The food wasn't tasted on this trip, but the service is decent with the standard Hi, how can I help you etc.
I didn't have any complaints with quality, just nothing to brag about overall and the value is reasonable, but overall this is not a place that I care to spend much time in personally. Unless they upgrade to some Stone, Bear Republic, DFH, Bell's or Founders I will probably not return since there are better options in the area.

08-21-2009 23:31:41 | More by Slatetank
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thain709

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$

I was invited to go bowling here and to get there early for happy hour. I'm glad I was there for happy hour. $.99 for all your drafts. Their taps (18sih) wasn't jaw dropping...but they did have Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, a Troegs, an ABC, 2 Magic Hat offerings, 2 Sam Adams offereings, and all the other normal things you find anywhere else. I was happy drinking Sierra Nevada for $.99.

Anyways...this place has an arcade and a bowling alley inside. There is a separate place upstairs with the arcade and downstairs is a bigger bar and the bowling lanes. The food is nothing special when looking at the menu...but when it comes out it's pretty good. The bartenders were pretty good at making sure my glass was full...even when I was over at the bowling lanes.

This is a nice place if you like to drink and play games. It's located right next to Westy's...so if you're ever in the area! I will most likely be stopping in again for happy hour and bowling.

05-23-2009 13:42:13 | More by thain709
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$

This place has been around for a while now, and I've visited for lunch as well as happy hour a few times. I'm surprised there are no Beerfly reviews yet, considering this place is literally right next door to Westy's!

First off, this place is definitely kid/family-friendly. The upstairs consists of a seperate bar/restaurant area with only 3-4 taps (where they always have Victory Lager on tap... the rest is crap), with a huge adjoining game room packed with videogames, skee ball and other ticket-winning games (you know, where kids feed machines quarters and in turn acquire tickets to take up to the counter and win stuff that costs 1/10 of what they paid to win the tickets). Downstairs, they have a pretty big wrap-around bar with about 24 taps, several bar tables, and a bowling alley with at least 12 lanes (a conservative estimate).

As for the beer selection, the first time I went in here, all draught beers were $2 all the time. The selection was surprisingly good, especially given the price. While there was a fair amount of BMC offerings and typical imports, they had a few Troegs taps, Hook & Ladder, #9 and even Arrogant Bastard, which I was surprised to see. Last time I was in there, most of the craft taps have been replaced with BMC save for a Troegs tap here and there. Also, the beer prices went up to $3. Still not bad, especially for the area.

Overall, the atmosphere is pretty trendy. However, I do see the appeal to parents who can take their kids there to play games or bowl and still enjoy a few beers. I wouldn't think a kid would get bored in this place. Service is good enough, and I've had no problems the few times I've visited. I also have no complaints about the food, as I've tried a few appetizers and salads. If you go in during lunch and spend $10, they give you a 30-minute game card that you can use out in the game room, which is pretty cool.

While I wouldn't necessarily recommend making a trip just to go here, I would say to definitely stop in the next time you are at Westy's and get thirsty from looking at their awesome selection. I'm sure you will find something decent on tap... and for $3 to boot! If you have kids, I'd imagine this place would be a goldmine. However, I don't have kids, which is why I only go there occasionally!

10-03-2008 14:13:47 | More by ffejherb
The Coliseum in Camp Hill, PA
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.