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Otto's Pub and Brewery

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Otto's Pub and BreweryOtto's Pub and Brewery
BEER AVG
3.85/5
Based on:
52 Beers
582 Reviews
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 65
Visits: 96
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2235 N Atherton St
State College, Pennsylvania, 16803
United States
phone: (814) 867-OTTO

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Reviews: 65 | Visits: 96
Reviews by CoolJosh:
Photo of CoolJosh
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This place is exactly what I dream of owning one day. My buddy and I, a fellow BA, pulled into the parking lot on the day of the Jolly Roger Imperial Stout Release. As soon as we both stepped foot out the car, an awesome smell of malts attacked our adenoids. We sat down outside, eager to pick up our prize, the new seasonal release. The service was a little off that day, but that didn't get either of us down, and it was uncharacteristic of how the place usually operates and functions. I ordered an Ahi Tuna appetizer, which was amazing to say the least, and a coup of cheesy tomato bisque that was as thick as marinara, and phenomenal. I followed all of this with a Black Dry Roast Stout, which put a huge grin on my face, and an Old Fugget Barleywine (not a fan of the style). We proceeded inside after our meals and tastings, and proceeded to purchase a case of the Jolly Roger Imperial Stout. Great day, Love and support small quality local breweries like this, especially as an aspiring owner of one some day. (1,017 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Docrock
2.7/5  rDev -34.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2.75

Photo of jimmerz
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Great atmosphere, great prices, excellent beer, delicious food, very attentive staff, and when I was there they had a musician performing. I wish they distributed to Pittsburgh! Better yet, open another brewery here... (220 characters)

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.5/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Couldn't begin to describe the good memories of this place! Been visiting this place since almost day one of its existence! Certainly Remer the days of no parking available except at Tire Town! (193 characters)

Photo of nick03p
4.91/5  rDev +18.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of jwhancher
3.2/5  rDev -22.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Beers okay and food pretty good. Service was good and attentive. Didn't like the overall vibe of the place. Felt too cookie cutter for a brewpub. (146 characters)

Photo of EMV
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

As a State College resident we're very lucky to have a place like Otto's right up the road, and it's definitely a packed local hangout on Friday's when they do their special small batch 'Firkin's' (a weekly treat/ritual). They make their own beer and usually have 1 guest tap and 1 cider on offer as well, and it's a great family friendly place and our go-to for a night out for guests from out of town. The food is excellent, with fantastic burgers, mac'n'cheese, pizzas etc. as well as weekly specials that are a bit more upscale. They always have at least 8 beers on tap ranging from more typical lager's/red ale's/IPA's/stouts to a great list of rotating specials like their Jolly Roger Imperial Stout, Triple, Bourbon aged stuff, winter warmers, etc. A great place, and joining their pub club was a stellar decision. Recommended! (841 characters)

Photo of JCHOMA
3.84/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of ZachDow7
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Food and Beer are great, however cant get over the fact it is an old quaker steak and lube restaurant. I liked the old brew pub up atherton alot better, but i love the apricot wheat and miss my college days of 2 dollar red mo's at the local state college bars (259 characters)

Photo of slasich
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of markgugs
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Keystone
4.83/5  rDev +16.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of HopHead_
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%

Came in here with my mom on a recent trip to state college. Had a 20 min wait at 6 on a monday. I enjoyed the food. ordered potato pancakes and a turkey pretzel sandwich. my mom had the cod fish tacos. Potato pancakes were basically big hashbrowns nothing to brag about. My turkey sandwich was real good. turkey was hot and juicy and the pretzel bun was perfect. The fish tacos my mum ordered looked like a tortilla shell with a fish stick, lettuce and cheese on it. She said they were good though. I ordered a DIPA for myself and the bill came to $33. My beer was only $4.50 for a 16oz. overall good food and beer for a great price. (634 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.6/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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Otto's Pub and Brewery in State College, PA
92 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.