Bear's Den- Hershey Lodge

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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

325 University Drive
Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033
United States

(717) 533-3311 | map
hersheylodge.com

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Added by Slatetank on 03-12-2011

PLACE STATS
Score:
-
Ratings:
6
Reviews:
1
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
1.52%
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.44/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of Craft_Imperial
3.41/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of Mealy58
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Afroman
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Jason13
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Slatetank
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I was at the Hershey lodge with my wife for a conference and there was a break during the day for lunch. I was thinking about heading out but given the time restraints decided to stay at the lodge and headed downstairs to the Bear's Den. there were a couple thousand people in the conference so the fact there were about 50 people waiting ahead of us was not a surprise. They gave us a pager and we waited for about 45 minutes which was pretty quick considering the actual number of tables here.

The thing that surprised me was that I walked to the bar during the wait and they had a good amount of craft on tap. They carried at least 6 Troegs beers including a Scratch tap which is usually only found at the brewery. They had other good options like Rogue and Sam Adams on tap too. They had a decent selection of bottles including Stone, Rogue and Wells to name a few. The food was pretty decent even though I was hungry it wasn't just hunger pangs that made me think it was tasty. It came to us quickly and was hot - I sampled some of my wife's sandwich and my grilled cheese with mozzarella basil and tomato was fresh. I consider this the kind of place I could be comfortable in- it is set up to resemble the hockey rink for a Hershey bears game and they have a lot of memoribilia in the cases as you come in.

I would say if you are near Hershey there aren't a lot of choices, but you can find something better than the chains here at the Hershey Lodge -I would recommend it if you are near Harrisburg but don't want to drive too far east. I would say for the amount of people that rushed the place the service was really better than average. I liked the fact that I could get a scratch cocoabunga redux during my lunch break!

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Bear's Den- Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA
3.96 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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