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Taps: 45 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1611 N Atherton St
phone: (814) 234-7700
(Place added by: mjc410)
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| Reviews: 13 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3 | $$
I like Champs because they offer a decent selection. There are other bars in the area with a larger selection of harder to find beers, but Champs usually has some pretty interesting offerings on tap, like Green Flash or Founders, and they seem to have a good rotation. It's a sports bar, so the atmosphere is about what you'd expect, as is the food. They do have a nice deck for outdoor seating, as well.
05-17-2013 13:27:07 |
More by pcsnyder
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
probably the best draft selection in town. The place is large so you can always get a seat and with 40+ selections on draft there is always something great. Whomever selects their beers does an amazing job in having a great variety and always several new or special selections.
01-25-2013 03:40:26 |
More by NathanAileo
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
My go to bar in State College. Great rotating beer selection with lots of my staples, as well (Bell's 2 hearted, Troegs Perpetual, Founders). With 45 taps, there will be a beer here that you'll like. Lots of tvs for watching sporting events. Good atmosphere. Nice deck seating for the warmer months. Good food. Great happy hour weeks days 5-7 (1/2 price drafts).
01-23-2013 23:09:52 |
More by chubing
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
With 45 great drafts, whether you're looking for a blue ribbon beer to watch the game with your boys(or gals),a good smoked black lager/bourbon aged stout to pair with a generous cut ribeye, or if you just want to contemplate dogfish head's latest concoction in front of the fire with your buds.. Champ's is the place to be since the renovation. About two years ago they went from 21 to 45 beers on tap with all stars like Delirium Tremens, DFH 120, KBS, Rodenbach Gran Cru, and more! Victory, Avery, Troegs, Southern Tier, DFH, and Sly Fox are amongst the regular rotated big hitters. The menu changes almost every week and can be found on www.champssportsgrill.net along with a great Italian based food menu that you don't find at regular sports bars. After you've finished dinner don't forget to visit Lou's stickroom downstairs for the best pool tables in the area, shuffle board, and cigars. Last but not least get your Champ's Growler filled to-go(they will fill other growlers) Located an hour and a half from Harrisburg, 15 minutes off route 99,also accessible by 322, or 80.
03-22-2012 21:37:26 |
More by superdaveee279
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I have decided to review Champ's because nobody has reviewed it since it has been remodeled. After the remodeling, this place now has 57 beers on tap with many of the taps filled with quality rather than fizzy yellow crap. Aside from Zeno's, Champ's provides the best overall tap list in town with the occasional rarity like KBS popping up for $6.50 a 10oz every once in a while. You are guaranteed to have a good selection of Erie, Elk Creek, DFH, Avery, Allentown BrewWorks, and a couple Belgians.... with other taps rotating between New Holland, Terrapin, Left Coast, etc. If you play your cards right and come during happy hour (5-7pm mon-fri) all of their beers are half-off but MAKE SURE TO SIT AT THE BAR FOR THE SPECIAL. Also, they fill growlers of all of their beers and the prices are the most reasonable in town. Food is good and you can't go wrong with a big sandwich there and mac & cheese. Enjoy.
06-16-2011 13:41:05 |
More by wdeck9
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
The place just isn't that impressive after you get past the really nice dining room and downstairs pool hall. They have a decent amount on tap, and a pretty good bottle selection, but it takes forever to get waited on. College town cliche's are everywhere, from the wasted frat boys to the cliche' magic hat number 9 being their number one seller. They generally have at least one victory on sale, which I like, but they could do a lot better. Their "extensive" tap list includes mainly domestic macros, which i dont consider a turn on for me in a beer bar. wow, you have yuengling and budweiser....awesome, i guess. Overall, the place has some sweet potential, they just are not quite there yet.
11-04-2009 07:03:47 |
More by GoalieRon33
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
The atmosphere is big there are two levels the bottom being a newly renovated pool hall. Upstairs is seperated into a huge bar and then a clubhouse and 6 pack shop. Lots of frat boys but great sandwiches. Actually best in State College. However the service is horrible. We stopped in for lunch on Superbowl Sunday at around 1:00 and didn't leave till like 3:30 because of the service. The worst part was there was noone else in the bar eating. Just a couple of couples drinking at the bar. They have a decent selection with some seasonals but thats about it and a pint can run upwards of $5. Becareful and ask how much the pint is cause you will be suprised. Also NEVER ORDER A PITCHER OF MICROBREW. They don't have most on tap and will actually open and pour 4 bottles in to a pitcher and charge you $15 for a pitcher of beer. Its crazy. Not one of my favorites but have lots of tv's if I want to see a game that I cant find anywhere else I can find it at Champs.
02-19-2008 20:33:29 |
More by slvrmon82
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Not a bad joint. Nice inside. Deck is great in season. Beer selection for carry-out and over the bar not too bad for a College town "sports bar". Bar munchies always good, the higher end food even better. Service variable unfortunately, sometimes very attentive & good, other times neglectful and borderline rude. Bunch of college kids working for some extra $, so some times you get lucky, other times not. Bar staff can be better than wait staff overall. A popular place for some decent food and beer & sports watching. Location somewhat out of the range of many of the students (a drive, not a walk) helps to keep things more pleasant for a slightly older crowd.
01-01-2008 00:32:10 |
More by jsbrendle
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Atmosphere: Champ's is a great sports bar in a great football town. Patio seating and a spacious dining room/bar define the restaurant. The whole place is antiseptic but far removed from the hustle and bustle of downtown State College.
Quality: I've had some wings that were slighlty undercooked, but service and offerings have been acceptable.
Service: During busy dinner rushes, service slips a little, but not terribly. I've found the staff, generally students, to be friendly and attentive.
Selection: Decent, but not groundbreaking selection. I've seen Troegs featured prominently, alongside Anchor, Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head. The selection won't be Beer Geek Heaven but the odds are good that you'll find something to go with your dinner.
Food: As a student 10 years ago, they used to run an occasional cheesesteak and wings special (a footlong cheesesteak and dozen wings) that I eagerly awaited. Those cheesesteaks and wings remain favorites from a pretty good menu.
12-10-2007 00:38:59 |
More by akorsak
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Been to Champ's many many times. The beer is average except for the small specialty refrigerator of singles in the back bar. BA's should head back there to find some good stuff. They have some micro's in the front large bar usually catering to the college crowd. The food is always exceptional. We get wings and quesadillas. The blue cheese is freakin' awesome - has to be homemade. The pizzas are top notch. The taps are usually clean and the beer moves fast enough to be fresh. Great place to get some space and be away from the downtown scene. And the waitresses are hot.
10-10-2007 02:24:06 |
More by rdub
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