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Otto's Pub and Brewery

) #3 of 186 Restaurants in State College $$ - $$$ American, ,
2235 N Atherton St, State College, PA 16803-1527
+1 814-867-6886
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“apricot wheat” (27 reviews)
“burger” (99 reviews)
“crab dip” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2235 N Atherton St, State College, PA 16803-1527
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1 - 10 of 614 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What more can you ask for? Fresh beer brewed on the premises, locally sourced food that is a generous serving and delicious, and free music entertainment from a local talented band. Mix that with a friendly staff and you've got an excellent place to relax...More

Thank LeRon1955
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't go wrong with great beer and great food! The atmosphere is great! Not too laid back but also not super stuffy! I had a cheeseburger and it was cooked perfectly. My companions had a burger and the fish and chips and all three...More

Thank Abigail P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here on a Saturday night. They had a band playing on one side. The food was excellent and the beer was great. Highly recommended.

Thank 69gtojim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, beverages and service! The sampler platter was awesome! Our server was very good and helpful.

Thank William C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for burgers and beer. Everything else is average. I am a local and come here about once every 2 months.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

10 of us stopped in without a reservation after a sports event. Otto's easily handled our group at one table. The waiter was very personable and had no trouble with a group our size. Even though we were scattered around the table and needed 4...More

Thank Jim_S_SB1290
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Went here while visiting our nephew at PSU. Bloody Marys were so spicy two people could not drink them. When we asked the server if they could be exchanged for vodka and tomato juice, she looked annoyed but said she would ask the manager. A...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Good casual restaurant with well done craft beers. Just a bit outside of State College but worth the drive.

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I sat at the bar for dinner and had an apricot wheat beer, and it was delicious! I also had a burger and a cup of chili and enjoyed both. The bartenders were prompt and friendly too!

Thank TriciaRMc
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Very friendly staff. Great pub atmosphere. Dined there twice, and both times the three of us were unable to receive burgers cooked the way requested. Pizza was good and great beer choices.

Thank bethshannon
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are any resaurants open after night game? Linda
20 October 2016|
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Response from Ian T | Reviewed this property |
Don't know for sure
How late are you open after a night game?
19 October 2016|
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Response from Ben R | Reviewed this property |
About 30% of businesses might open earlier then what could be posted for these sorts of town events. (mostly ice cream shops, clothing stores, smaller or more privately owned businesses) No One stays open later then whats... More
do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
19 April 2016|
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Response from mdhmpa | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I doubt it. Not many dog-friendly places in PA.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2235 N Atherton St, State College, PA 16803-1527
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-867-6886
  • E-mail
We're nuts about fine beer and fresh, local food. Otto's is fiercely committed to quality. Our beer is handcrafted with the finest ingredients available. Our American bistro cuisine is made with fresh ingredients from local farms, wineries, and bakeries. Our brewery and restaurant are co-located and feature a family-friendly and casual atmosphere. We're located in State College, PA, minutes from Penn State.
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