We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bill Pickle's Tap Room

) #64 of 187 Restaurants in State College ££ - £££ American, ,
106 S Allen St, State College, PA 16801-4736
+1 814-272-1172
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“wings” (14 reviews)
“peanut butter” (10 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
££ - £££
106 S Allen St, State College, PA 16801-4736
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (92)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 90 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with a few colleagues visiting from out of state. We thoroughly enjoyed their Fried Pickles and their Peanut Spicy Wings. I wasn't drinking, but my colleagues enjoyed the local brew. Highly recommend.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite bar at Penn State hands down. A great mix of everything you'd want for everyone. Often gets overcrowded on Friday and Saturday nights, but that is expected. Eaten lunch here many times too and the food is always good, I particularly enjoy the...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in mid-afternoon for a beer while at Arts Fest. Nice place, but seems disorganized. It took a LONG, LONG time to get served. Probably not going back on future visits to State College.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 29 June 2017

My second time here and I will be back! My friends and I sat at the bar and were greeted by a friendly bartender. She explained the drink and food specials for the night. We wanted to try the wings so, each of us ordered...More

Thank Gina B
JoeShu1, Owner at Bill Pickle's Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to provide feedback from your recent trip to Bill Pickle's. We appreciate the detail on your review and will pass on the information to our staff and management in the front of the house...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017

First time visiting the Tap Room last night and it was very good, which means we'll be back. Huge variety of beers and lots of specialty drinks on the menu. We tried a number of beers - both draft and bottles and were not disappointed....More

Thank T C M
JoeShu1, Owner at Bill Pickle's Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you for your feedback from your trip to Bill Pickle's and we're glad you had such a positive experience. We pride ourselves in good quality food at a value, along with great customer service. Our staff at Pickle's does their best to make every...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Crowded tonight for a Tuesday! good food had fish and chips with reds apple and a great guitar player for music.More

Thank mbsayles
JoeShu1, Owner at Bill Pickle's Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you for the positive feedback from your visit to Bill Pickle's Tap Room. The Tuesday busyness was due to it being our country night. Glad you enjoyed the food and the entertainment and hope to see you again soon. Take care and enjoy the...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Bill Pickle's is part of the Corner Room establishment in a separate area with a full bar, lots of tables for groups and nice, cozy tall-stool tables for 3-4 people. Two cozy areas in corners have plugs for your laptop, that's where I sit, so...More

Thank olympicbks
JoeShu1, Owner at Bill Pickle's Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback relative to your visit to Bill Pickle's Tap Room. We take both positive and negative feedback seriously and will pass on your comments to our management and staff. We are so glad you had...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

It's was the worst of times..... poor food quality, service...... trivia was great. Other than that will not be back.More

Thank oscare389
JoeShu1, Owner at Bill Pickle's Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback on your recent visit to Bill Pickle's. We are sorry you had such a poor experience and assure you that's not the normal way we operate. If we did we certainly wouldn't still be in...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

We randomly selected Bill Pickle's Tap Room as we wanted to eat and have a drink. We were greeted with a smile and big welcome. A server came over to take our order immediately, with recommendation of the fried pickles and a burger. Turns out...More

Thank Cathy K
JoeShu1, Owner at Bill Pickle's Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thanks for visiting us at Bill Pickle's Tap Room and we appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. We pride ourselves on our food and beverage quality, customer service and atmosphere. We will share your experience with our staff so they can also feel...More

Reviewed 1 February 2017

If you are looking for the classic college bar scene, this is it. Good sports bar feel, lots of TV's, and plenty of room. Good first stop for a bite and beer before heading out for the night.

Thank David K
JoeShu1, Owner at Bill Pickle's Tap Room, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Sorry for the lag in response but thank you so much for your review of Bill Pickle's. We take each customer review seriously and we'll be certain to share your feedback with our crew. Please come back to visit us and have a great day!

Nearby Restaurants
The Corner Room
320 reviews
.02 miles away
Local Whiskey
55 reviews
.08 miles away
Allen Street Grill
213 reviews
.02 miles away
Herwig's Austrian Bistro
150 reviews
.06 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Palmer Museum of Art
87 reviews
.49 miles away
Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania
44 reviews
.21 miles away
Bryce Jordan Center
30 reviews
.46 miles away
The State Theatre
6 reviews
.06 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bill Pickle's Tap Room staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 S Allen St, State College, PA 16801-4736
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-272-1172
Not for Saints, Not for Sinners Boisterous energy flows out as you open the door to Bill Pickle's Tap Room - people laughing and cheering, clinking glasses, and the sound of pop country music echoing throughout the bar. Since its start Pickle's has always been a lively place where a good time is just around the corner. The restaurant sports bar is named after the infamous bootlegger Bill Pickle, a notorious figure who distributed party supplies to the campus in the wee hours of the night during prohibition. Although prohibition is over, Bill Pickle's rebellion is still celebrated daily at this hot spot on Allen St. By day Pickle's is a restaurant sports bar where locals and students alike come for some good food and refreshing drinks. It's the perfect spot for a casual business lunch or a family outing - especially in the warm weather when Pickle's opens its windows allowing the breeze in. By night, the restaurant turns into an energetic bar offering a great happy hour and an even better time. Pickle's has lively entertainment every night of the week, but is most known for its Country Music Night every Tuesday, and Team Trivia and Sons of Resonance performing on Wednesdays. Located in the heart of Downtown, where it shares the corner (and a kitchen) with The Corner Room, Pickle's is a stone's throw from both the center of Penn State's campus and the hustle and bustle of Downtown State College. It's famous for its savory peanut butter wings, a recipe you can't find anywhere else in town. Additionally, Pickle's offers a wide variety of delicious food from starters, soups and salads to baskets, grinders, specialty sandwiches and burgers. Enjoy the MOS burger topped with sautéed mushrooms, onions and melted Swiss cheese! At a lively restaurant sports bar you need to have a lively staff, and Pickle's doesn't disappoint. The staff helps you celebrate the good times with constant jokes and great service, even when the bar is crowded. Mo the GM has been there since the beginning and loves to catch up with the locals, students and anyone else who stops by. Whether you're looking for a rocking night out or a breezy lunch overlooking Allen Street, Pickle's has it all.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing