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Happy Hours Sunday through Thursday 8-10pm, Friday and Saturday 5-7pm.  Daily beer features are on the attached calendar and/or listed below.  $6 Pitchers of Miller Lite and Yuengling Lager all day every day and $7 liquor pitchers (Jack & Jack Honey, Sailor Jerry, Three Olives Vodkas, and Cruzan Rums) all day every day!

Sundays:  NASCAR at the Arena followed by Service Industry Karaoke with DJ FOXX at 9pm.  Unlimited Soup or Salad and Pasta only $9.99 from 11am-6pm.  Our homemade large cheese pizzas are only $6.99 from 6pm-midnight. Bud Light pitchers are $5.50 open 'til midnight
Mondays:  Lunch Special:  $7.99 Specialty Salads from11am to 5pm.  Our famous ALL YOU CAN EAT pizza and wing buffet ONLY $11.99 and the ever popular Team Trivia from 8-10pm!  $5.50 Coors Light pitchers 11am 'til midnight.   

Tuesdays:  Lunch & Dinner Special:  $5.99 1/2 pound burger day...with an incredible new burger menu!  $2 pound of fries from 9pm 'til midnight. $6.00 Molson Canadian Pitchers from open 'til midnight.  Texas Hold 'Em at the Arena is the best in Central PA.  Games at 7 & 9pm.  We offer gift card prizes for both tournaments and our Grand Tournament every 10 weeks is quite competitive.  Our Next Grand Tournament will be Tuesday, April 2nd at 7pm.  We have started posting the points online so the players can track their progress to the tournament.  Check it out at  Southern Comfort Girls from 8-9pm on March 12th and 19th, Sailor Jerry Girls from 8-10pm on March 26th.

Wednesdays:  Lunch Special:  $5.99 Soup and 1/2 a sandwich from 11am to 5pm.  We have the longest running and largest karaoke show in Central PA!  50 cent wings as always from 9-midnight and $5.50 Budweiser pitchers from open 'til midnight.  Sailor Jerry Girls from 10pm-mid on March 13th 

Thursdays:  Lunch Special:  $7.99 cheesesteak with fries.  Choose from Philly, California, or Rodeo and have beef or chicken!  $2 Nachos from 6 'til midnight and $6.00 Killian's Irish Red ptichers open 'til midnight!  Texas Hold 'Em at the Arena is the best in Central PA.  Games on Thursdays are at 6 & 8pm.  We offer gift card prizes for both tournaments and our Grand Tournament every 10 weeks is quite competitive.  We have started posting the points online so the players can track their progress to the tournament.  Check it out at   DJ Dance Party Thursdays with DJ Foxx at 10pm!  No cover for PSU students with ID.  All new lights and sound by GP Audio!  Thursday are PACKED with FUN!  

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If you have not heard the Arena Bar & Grill is Non-Smoking as of November 5, 2012

  • We hope that our famous Bowling Banquets are already being pushed year round, but now a special emphasis for the upcoming graduation season and spring office parties as well as school, scout, senior, and church outings. 
  • Corporate, Office, and Social Group parties are booking  now for the spring party season.  We offer a unique event in which you can have a sit down banquet in the Arena and bowl at Northland...or eat your buffet on the lanes!  Menu selections and party packages are available online at www.northlandbowl.comor  Please let me know if you have any questions about this.

An Unparalleled Experience at Zola

Offering a taste of big-city dining in downtown State College, Zola New World Bistro features an atmosphere unlike that of any other dining establishment in Happy Valley. From its seasonal menus of the best local, regional and organic food to its unparalleled, award-winning wine list and exceptional service, Zola creates a relaxing, chic environment ideal for enjoying some of the area’s best food and drinks.

Owners Dave Fonash and Paul Kendeffy opened Zola to realize their shared dream of opening a unique restaurant in State College. Fonash, a State College native and Penn State alum, earned his Sommelier certification in 2003 from the Sommelier Society of America in New York. His extensive knowledge of wines and spirits has led to Zola receiving numerous “Best Martini” and “Best Wine List” nods from the readers of State College Magazine, as well as several Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence.

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