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$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
100 W College Ave
phone: (814) 237-2857
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by DevilDogBeer:
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
Zeno's is in the basement of an old hotel located in the center of State College, PA (the town surrounding Penn State Main Campus). The first striking image after entering is the small bar almost overflowing with bottles and taps of micros, imports, and local beers. The selection is vast enough they have a four-page leaflet beer menu. The bar tenders were knowledgeable about the beers and would offer suggestions if asked. The food is average American fair from the restaurant/diner up stairs.
Overall, I find Zeno's a great bar to go and enjoy fine beers when you are looking to relax or read, but it is not a nightlife spot or a sports bar. It really lets you focus on the beer.
10-28-2005 16:22:07 |
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vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
It's a dark, stony basement bar with an excellent selection and a good rotation. I can usually find hard to get beers there. It's a must-stop place on St. Patty's and during Arts Fest. We usually meet up with some friends there, shoot some pool, play some pinball, and enjoy a lot of beer.
05-07-2013 13:08:17 |
More by pcsnyder
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
Have been happy with Zeno's in the past, with my usual being to get 2 pitchers of beer followed by 2-3 shots of Southern Comfort, but tonight I was just told basically to piss off by the employee behind the counter after only two beers and can say that after the way I was dealt with they will never get my money again. It really is a shame because they are the only place in town that carries some of my favorite beers, but after tonight I'm just going to deal with the Wine and Spirit shops and probably stop drinking beer entirely since nowhere else in town gets the things I like to drink. Sucks for them too since I generally spend about $70-$100 per night out not counting tips.
Also I would like to note that the first employee I dealt with was helpful and introduced me to a new beer I enjoyed a lot, but thanks to the second guy Zeno's has lost a customer forever.
12-02-2012 04:17:35 |
More by Ixian
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This place is by far one of the best out there. It is a classic bar focused on really great beer. Dimly lit, great music and all about the beer. They have 30 + beers on tap, most of which rotate with a high level of frequency. You can try a wide variety of beers from week to week without breaking the bank, as their prices are always reasonable -hey they want to give people access to great beer, and one way to do that is offer great beers at a great price; which they definitely do.
On tap they have plenty of locals, but plenty of international and nationals as well. Most all the bartenders know quite a bit about the beers they serve and are all fantastic to look for advice as to what to drink for the mood you are in as well as just sit back and chat with. The bottle selection is amazing for this rather little place; with a bottle list that puts most bottle shops to shame. While they don't cook food at the bar itself and I haven't actually had any food there, you can order food from the restaurant above the bar and they will bring it to you. From I have heard from fellow bar goers it is very good.
If you are in the State College area and looking for a relaxing and great place to have a beer you must come here. It is great!!!!
02-11-2012 01:48:41 |
More by Darkmagus82
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Okay, so this is a pretty cool place. It is a dungeon like setting in downtown State College. They have a wonderful selection of beers to choose from. They might not have everything you are searching for, but if they don't have what you are looking for I am sure they have a reasonable substitute. They do have brews that I have never seen anywhere else and that is a cool thing. The bartenders and employees can be okay for conversation, but it can seem as if you are unaccepted if you are not part of their clique. Well, maybe not unaccepted, but they are just not overly nice, they do their job and that is that. I am there for the beer anyways and on that mark they always deliver. They have great local brews like Victory and Troeg's, but also wonderful Trappist ales and everything in between. I would highly recommend this place.
08-20-2011 22:57:23 |
More by jifigz
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Zeno's is a State College institution and if you are only visiting the town once or twice you must stop in for a couple beers. Once you head downstairs, you enter the basement bar filled with old Penn State sports and university collectibles on the walls. The ceiling is low and the lights are dim but it makes for a nice, intimate atmosphere to enjoy their beer selection. They often have 30ish beers on tap ranging from Yuengling products to high end beers hard to find anywhere else in Centre County. Their bottle list is very extensive and whenever they get new bottles in they are listed on the back of the tap list. Prices are fair but can be expensive when buying bottles. They get a great selection of local bands, especially on Wednesday for their Clem's bbq and bluegrass night....very worth it. The music can get loud though given how small the place is. Either way, you cannot go wrong with a stop into Zeno's.
06-16-2011 13:49:33 |
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