Otto's Pub and Brewery

BEER AVG
3.79/5
Otto's Pub and BreweryOtto's Pub and Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

2235 N Atherton St
State College, Pennsylvania, 16803
United States

(814) 867-OTTO | map
ottospubandbrewery.com

Notes:
For keg/cases orders, use (814) 470-1394

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BEER STATS
Beers:
52
Ratings:
1,520
Reviews:
622
PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Ratings:
105
Reviews:
66
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
7.56%
 
 
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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 66
Reviews by mgbickel:
Photo of mgbickel
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This was my final stop on my way back into the burgh form my 'round PA trip. Hit Otto's just after 2pm for a late lunch.

You enter through the side of the building where there are two large dining areas. I was greeted by the hostess and went straight to the bar area.

The bar room has a few booths, some high top tables and a small bar along one wall. There were a pretty good amount of people there for a Thursday mid-afternoon!

The beer selection is what you would expect from a brew pub...each major style represented. The food menu is also sports bar average. I selected a chicken salad wrap and their nitro-tap stout.

The service was excellent...my waitress stopped by frequently to see how things were. Pricing on the food is pretty much in line with other establishments, and the beer is pretty affordable (actually a little cheaper than I was expecting).

If you are in the State College area, you have to stop by Otto's. Well worth the trip!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of GregSemenza
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of SrHopsAlot
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of mkyer
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Dodo2step
3.16/5  rDev -22.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3 | food: 4

The location and atmosphere of the pub was excellent. When you walk in you go through the gift shop. The food was excellent but the service was horrendous. It took us about 45 minutes to get our food. I went with my parents and they were not happy about the wait for food.

The beer is good and the food selection is decent but was expecting more from this place.

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Photo of Henry_Stahl
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of TimoP
3.56/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Woodman
4.1/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of racherwin
4.66/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Docrock
2.7/5  rDev -34.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2.75

Photo of jimmerz
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
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...

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Photo of Gatordaddy
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
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!

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Photo of nick03p
4.91/5  rDev +19.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of jwhancher
3.2/5  rDev -22%
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.

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Photo of EMV
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
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!

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Photo of JCHOMA
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of ZachDow7
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
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

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Photo of slasich
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of markgugs
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Keystone
4.83/5  rDev +17.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of HopHead_
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

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Photo of AMarkle6524
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of whojim
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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Otto's Pub and Brewery in State College, PA
3.79 out of 5 based on 1,520 ratings.
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