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Address: 100 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
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+1 814-237-2857
12:00 - 02:00
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Friendly basement bar

If you love beer, this place has many to try. If you want a place that isn't filled with just 21 year olds, this place is great. If you get claustrophobic, try somewhere else... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2015
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Dark and mysterious with a great beer selection.....definitely a pub feeling with an old European look......great place to go for that 'pre-game' drink

Thank Joe T
JoeShu1, Owner at Zeno's Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback during your recent visit to Zeno's Pub. We Appreciate you recognizing our dark and mysterious nature. We work hard to keep the atmosphere "old style" and have a unique clientele that enjoys it. So many folks are looking for "new" places, so providing a mellow place with outstanding beer and live... More 

State College, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Nothing fancy in the subterranean treasure "directly over the center of the earth." But when you want to cozy up with a friend over a drink, go down and see Dave Staab, who commands the bar like a Viking longship.

Thank Chefcorr2012
JoeShu1, Owner at Zeno's Pub, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting us at Zeno's and sorry its taken awhile to respond. I am new to navigating the Trip Advisor website. I know you have many dining/bar choices and we're happy you chose us! We look forward to you returning for another good experience with Dave and his crew. Take care and thanks again, Joe Shuman... More 

State College, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Zeno's has a long history of providing a great selection of beers, and putting some uncommon brews on tap. They had a "beer passport" at one time (I lost mine over the years), with a list of round-the-world beers to do, which they'll stamp as you put each one down, but I'm not sure if that's still happening. I imagine... More 

Thank Donewithcold
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

If you love beer, this place has many to try. If you want a place that isn't filled with just 21 year olds, this place is great. If you get claustrophobic, try somewhere else. You can dress up or dress down and fit in. Friendly basement bar!

Thank AliceBHappy
Alexandria, Virginia
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102 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This is the first bar that I always return to when visiting Penn State. The beer selection is the best in town, with a large number of local craft beers on tap. The bar is in a cellar, which means going downstairs to the basement. The atmosphere of the bar is quite cozy. Highly recommended for beer aficionados who want... More 

Thank DrDonnieDBA
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

I can't believe some of the negative reviews of Zenos on this site. This is the bar that taught me as a lowly 21 year old undergraduate in the late 1980s that there's so much more to beer than the cheap crap I had been drinking. They always have dozens of different beers on tap and possibly hundreds more in... More 

Thank Bob E
Kimberton, Pennsylvania
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206 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2012

I went here with some friends after my colleagues at work rave about it; it definitely has that sort of eclectic and old feeling about. Along the lines of a dive bar, but very easy-going. When i was there, it was considerably crowded, and pretty difficult to move in, especially since it's a small place with low ceilings. Now i... More 

Thank mknabster
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62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2012

I went here on a Saturday night with some friends. We were visiting from out of town. There is a $5 cover charge and if you are the designated driver and drinking sodas expect to pay $2 each for them. I am not accustomed to having to pay that much for a plain coke at a bar. Also, don't go... More 

Thank arielmoon
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2011

There are plenty of bars in State COllege. Zenos is not worth your time. The staff act like you are doing them a favor by showing up. They treat you like dirt. Give your business to any other bar.

3 Thank Reviewet3432
State College, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 June 2010

Stopped by for a drink AFTER lunch (2 pm). There were all of THREE people in the entire establishment. The bartender let me sit for half an hour with an empty glass to cut up lemons. I'm not used to having to flag someone down with so little going on. Eventually I just left, but the bartender is lucky I... More 

1 Thank wharfrat1490

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