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Arena Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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380 Coal St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-6623
+1 570-970-8903
16:00 - 02:00
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Wed - Sun 16:00 - 02:00
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niagara falls, ny
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

food is so so. good drinks, clean establisment, friendly staff. lots of beer on tap, the martini i got was not very good, really

Thank time4us_25
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This place is your typical bar and grill except they have 100s of unique beers! They have dozens of season beers on tap... from pumpkin to oktoberfests to Apple beers. The food is pretty good as well - nothing groundbreaking, but there burgers are top notch. This place gets very crowded with limited parking. The beers are a bit pricey,... More 

Thank Ashley R
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Maybe this place gets a great rating but I haven't been here for 5 years and now I remember why. Limp fries warm beer and so so good. This place has everything going for it except what it should be noted for. Probably won't be back for another 5!

Thank kennyj44
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Very rude management. Not a place that I I'll return to. Drinks are full of ice....especially the fish bowl. Would not recommend to anyone.

Thank Jessica N
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224 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Really broad local and global beer menu. Am a crab cake snob and loves their offering. Service friendly. Bar is dark and dank but outside seemed popular. Was full on my visit. Way better option than Lucky's for courtyard or Hampton patrons and about a half mile further away.

Thank brantjames
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

When I travel thru town, this is a must do ! If you enjoy real beer, this is the place to go. Forty or so craft beers, Happy hour beers are $2. What a great take.

Thank Joe S
Manchester, New Hampshire
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Not necessarily a family restaurant but OK. Tyler was a very good waiter, order came at correct pace and food was warm. The burger and the sweet potato fries are outstanding! A good selection of ipa beers and a number of local brewed as well. Two out of 5 in out party had salads. I had 2 beers. One dessert... More 

Thank Charlie N
Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This place has perhaps the best selection of beer in the area. In addition, they have an excellent happy hour. Typical bar style food which is very good.

Thank Edchelle5
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Lots of cool adult drinks. Burgers are awesome. Best sweet potato fries EVER! Been here for night out with the girls and nice dinner with my hubby.

Thank robynd286
Warsaw, Poland
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I think that I was simply not disappointed with this place. I expected steaks, sport and locals. It seems that I got all of this. Good for big groups, although I have seen couples also enjoining this place. I did not expected quite good selection of beer which was there. If you are in the area, you should give it... More 

Thank BartekSeeng

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 380 Coal St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-6623
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Luzerne County  >  Wilkes-Barre
  • Phone Number: +1 570-970-8903

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?