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Otto's Pub and BreweryOtto's Pub and Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(814) 867-OTTO | map

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

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Reviews: 66 | Ratings: 101
Reviews by pburland23:
Photo of pburland23
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Stopped into Otto's on Friday night with my dad. We were in State College for a golf weekend and Otto's was conveniently just up the road from our hotel.

It was fairly busy when we got there and the hostess told us it would be a 35 minute wait. We took a pager and headed to the bar for a drink. Fortunately, two guys at the bar were just leaving so we were able to take their seats and avoid a wait for a table. The atmosphere was pretty standard for a brewpub. There were a few large flat screens showing sporting events which was fine by us. I also really dug the collection of vintage beer signs and posters.

There were about ten beers on tops, two on a cask and a guest beer on tap as well. My dad and I opted for the Mt. Nittany Pale Ale. I also had a Slab Cabin IPA as well. Both were quite tasty and I always love getting a pint in an imperial 20 ounce glass.

The menu was pretty standard with some exceptions like pizzas. We both opted for burgers. I had the Ottonator which had pancetta, grilled onions and cheddar on it. Really excellent burger. Lots of flavor. The fries were quite good too.

Service was prompt, friendly and attentive. The bartenders were in constant motion and seemed to be enjoying their jobs. Additionally, there was a retail store in the front of the restaurant. I picked up a six pack and a few bombers to take home with me.

Dinner for two including three beers was $31 which you can't really beat. Overall, I really enjoyed Otto's...fresh, handcrafted beers and quality pub food. I'll definitely stopped by again the next time I find myself in State College.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Dodo2step
3.16/5  rDev -22.5%
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 +9.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of TimoP
3.56/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Woodman
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of racherwin
4.66/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Docrock
2.7/5  rDev -33.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2.75

Photo of jimmerz
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
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 -2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
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 +20.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of jwhancher
3.2/5  rDev -21.6%
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 +7.4%
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 -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of ZachDow7
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
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 -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of markgugs
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Keystone
4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of HopHead_
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%

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 -8.1%

Photo of whojim
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BigRizz62
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Afroman
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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Otto's Pub and Brewery in State College, PA
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