News & Special Events

Battle of the Bands – Fridays beginning March 10

Posted March 3rd, 2017

Battle of the Bands

The Arena Bar & Grill is hosting Battle of the Bands once again! This is a perfect chance to come out and showcase your band’s musical abilities while competing against other bands from the area!

The competition will consist of 6 individual weeks of competition – March 10, March 24, March 31 and April 7, April 14 and April 21. Competition will start at 8pm. Bands will be judged on musicianship, visual presentation, professionalism, audience response, overall entertainment value by a panel of judges, as well as each audience member will receive a ballot to vote for their favorite band of the night.

The winner from each week will advance on to the finale which is held on April 28 at 7pm. There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place along with the 1st place band receiving a booked gig at the Arena on a Friday or Saturday.

Spots are first come first serve so sign up today!  Click here for rules and regulations.

Friday, March 10

8pm Fyre
9pm Psycho Prophecy
10pm Threatpoint
11pm Into The Storm

Friday, March 24

8pm Medusa’s Disco
9pm Watching Savannah Burn
10pm Gun Metal Gray
11pm Nothingmen

Friday, March 31

8pm The Whatleys
9pm Deadside
10pm Wilson King
11pm Suspended by Chains

Friday, April 7

8pm Born and the Beanstalk
9pm TV Dinners
10pm Asialena
11pm Hawestone

Friday, April 14

8pm UFO Crashsite
9pm The Biggs
10pm Age of the Locust
11pm Time Bomb

Friday, April 21

8pm The Band Junkies
9pm Tadwilder
10pm Broken Fayth
11pm Calmly Poison

Friday, April 28 – Finale


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Mardi Gras Blues Bash – Tue, Feb 28

Posted February 24th, 2017


What a night! For ONLY $20 you can have the ULTIMATE Mardi Gras Experience in Central PA at the Arena Bar & Grill!

The party includes: Blues by Andy Tolins at 6pm followed by Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats! Ejoy our Creole buffet, King Cake, and a souvenir Hurricane Glass ALL FOR $20!

Call for Reservations! 814-237-8833

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Super Bob returns Friday, February 24

Posted January 30th, 2017

Super Bob

Super Bob is finally coming back to the Arena! We have heard your requests and we have answered!

Superbob is a high energy hard rock band that will put on a show you won’t be soon to forget! Check them out online at, at Reverb Nation or on Facebook

Show starts at 8pm. $5 cover.  Check back for info on opening acts.


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Super Sunday Buffet only $15

Posted January 30th, 2017

Patriots and Falcons helmets

Whether you are cheering for the Broncos or Panthers, the Arena is the place to be!

Watch the big game on our 144in big screen and enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring our award winning wings with bleu cheese and celery, our incredible homemade chili, our hand-tossed pizza, fresh salad and nachos for only $15.00 from 6pm-9pm.

The Bud Light girls will be here at 6pm with $5.50 Bud Light Pitchers, give-aways and your chance to WIN a Bud Light Super Bowl Party Kit!  

Large cheese pizzas are $6.99 from 6pm ’til midnight.

Happy Hour is from 8pm-10pm featuring $7 liquor pitchers.

Game time is 6:30pm on February 5.

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All Day Every Day

$7.00 Select Liquor Pitchers

$6.50 Yuengling Lager Pitchers

$6.50 Miller Lite Pitchers

$2.00 SoCo and Lime Shots

Half Price Happies

Monday 8pm-10pm
Tuesday 7pm-9pm
Wednesday 8pm-10pm
Thursday 9pm-10pm
Friday 5pm-7pm & 9pm-10pm
Saturday 9pm-11pm
Sunday 4pm-5pm & 11pm-12am

Contact Info

1521 Martin Street
State College, PA 16803

(814) 237-8833
(814) 237-8830 (take out)

Open Daily 11am-2am

Don't forget our bottle shop for your take out beer!