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Science Comedy Night

Posted October 21st, 2019

Finally, a Science Comedy show – a night where only funny science jokes, improv and stories are allowed! Join us for a smart night of humor as we hear from scientists, science writers, and science nerds. The show has been featured in the Washington Post and BBC World News so don’t miss out! Buy tickets early because this show usually sells out.

Show begins at 8:00pm.

Happy Valley Improv (local favorite)
Shannon Odell (The Science Channel)
Kasha Patel (TEDx)
Robert Mac (Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing)

Tickets $10
Get them online here… Science Comedy Night comes to State College!


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Murder Me Always

Posted March 28th, 2019

Murder Me Always

State College Community Theatre will be performing a murder mystery dinner theatre entitled Murder Me Always live at the Arena Bar and Grill daily April 26, 27, and 28, at 6:00 p.m.

  • Adults $12
  • Seniors and Children $10
  • Students and Military (with ID) $10

Visit to purchase tickets!

Written by: Lee Mueller

Directed by: Rob Burns


  • Josette Abby
  • Stefanie Austin
  • Rob Burns
  • Carly Chiavaroli
  • Knekiya Harper
  • Bridget Hartshorne
  • Allison Koehle
  • Rick Smith
  • Everett Van Heyst
  • J. Lance Wilkinson
  • Hayden Yoder

*prices listed are for show tickets only; food and drink purchases are separate

** play contains multiple innuendos, gunshots, and drinking

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New Year’s Eve with Screaming Ducks

Posted November 17th, 2018

Happy New Year 2018

The Arena Bar & Grill has the hottest New Year’s Eve party in town again this year! The Screaming Ducks are live playing your favorite classic rock from 10pm ’til 2am.

Screaming Ducks

Screaming Ducks

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at the bar or by calling 814-237-8833. Included in the ticket cost are entertainment, party favors, and pork & sauerkraut with a champagne toast at midnight.

We are taking dinner reservations NOW. Tables fill up fast so call today! We have a wonderful menu!

We have VIP booths available for $100 that includes 4 tickets, a bottle of champagne, a $20 motel voucher, and the best seats in the house for the show!

Have a safe New Year and add a motel room at Northland Motel for only $99 with your dinner reservation or $79 with your VIP booth.

Tickets are on sale Now! Call us at 237-8833


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Battle of the Bands Begins Friday, March 2

Posted March 2nd, 2018

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 5 individual weeks of competition – March 2, March 9, March 23, March 30 and April 6. 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 Saturday, April 14 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 2

8pm The Roof (State College)
9pm Rest in Peace (Bedford)
10pm E.N.D. (Houtzdale)
11pm Centralia PA (State College)

Friday, March 9

8 pm  From Down The Road
9 pm  Forsaken By Society
10 pm  Traverse the Abyss
11 pm  Dilemma 

Friday, March 23

8 pm PennSoulvania
9 pm  IC.a.Nikki
10 pm  Fyre
11 pm  Maul

Friday, March 30

8 pm Psycho Prophecy
9 pm 86 Bullets
10 pm Deadside
11 pm Crooked Line

Friday, April 6

8 pm Blind Choice
9 pm The Noise Upstairs
10 pm Making State
11 pm TBD

Finale – Saturday, April 14

7 pm Rest In Peace (Bedford, PA)
8 pm Traverse the Abyss (Scranton, PA)
9 pm Making State (State College, PA)
10 pm Fyre (Altoona, PA)
11 pm 86 Bullets (Baltimore, MD)

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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 8pm-10pm
Friday 5pm-7pm
Saturday 5pm-7pm
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!