University Park offers a lot of entertainment and extracurricular activities, but there’s a lot to do off campus, too.
The region has lots of hiking and biking trails, plenty of live music venues, great parks and theaters. Feel like playing nine holes of disc golf? Head to Bernel Road park (near the airport) or to Circleville Park.
In the mood for some laughs? There’s a comedy club in town. The latest Hollywood blockbuster? Community theater? State College has it all. Below is just a sampling.
Bars with live music
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Allen Street Grill, 100 W. College Ave.
American Ale House, 821 Cricklewood Drive
The Arena, 1521 Martin St.
The Autoport Hotel, 1405 S. Atherton St.
Bar Bleu, 114 S. Garner St.
Bill Pickles Tap Room, 106 S. Allen St.
The Brewery, 233 E. Beaver Ave.
Cafe 210, 210 W. College Ave.
Chrome, 222 W. Beaver Ave.
The Darkhorse Tavern, 127 E. Calder Way
Home Delivery, 1820 S. Atherton St.
Indigo, 112 W. College Ave.
Inferno, 340 E. College Ave.
Kildare’s, 538 E. College Ave.
Levels Nightclub, 420 E. College Ave.
Otto’s Pub and Brewery, 2235 N. Atherton St.
The Phyrst, 111 E. Beaver Ave.
P.J. Harrigan’s, 1450 S. Atherton St.
Rathskeller, 108 S. Pugh St.
Rotelli, 250 E. Calder Way
The Saloon, 101 Hiester St.
Shandygaff, 212 E. College Ave.
Toast Lounge, 1405 S. Atherton St.
Westside Stadium Bar & Grill, 1301 W. College Ave.
Zeno’s, 100 W. College Ave.
Zola New World Bistro, 324 W. College Ave.
Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 365 Benner Pike
Webster’s Bookstore Cafe, 133 E. Beaver Ave.
Northland Bowl and Recreation Center, 1521 Martin St.
Cold Stone Creamery, 321 E. Beaver Ave.
Dairy Queen, 310 W. Aaron Drive
Happy Valley Freeze, 234 E. College Ave.
Meyer Dairy Store, 2390 S. Atherton St.
Kiwi Yogurt, 324 E. College Ave.
Rita’s Water Ice, 119 E. Beaver Ave.
College 9, 3031 Carnegie Drive
The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave.
UEC 12 Theater, 125 Premiere Drive
Centre Region Parks and Recreation manages all the municipal parks in the area, and each offers unique opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Looking for a public tennis court, picnic pavilion, baseball field or a bocce court? Check out the parks listing at crpr.org.
East Fairmount Park, 518 E. Fairmount Ave.
Circleville Park, 3225 Circleville Road
High Point Park, 855 w. Whitehall Road
Holmes-Foster Park, 600 S. Sparks St.
Lederer Park, 1101 University Drive
Nittany Village Park, 1331 Old Boalsburg Road
Orchard Park, 1060 Bayberry Drive
Sidney Friedman Park, 241 S. Fraser St.
Slab Cabin, 316 Elmwood St.
Smithfield Park, 1211 S. Garner St.
South Hills Park, 126 Aikens Place
Sunset Park, 850 McKee St.
Thompson Woods Preserve, 928 Walnut Spring Lane
Tom Tudek Park, 400 Herman Drive
Tusseyview Park, 320 E. Marylyn Ave.
Walnut Springs Park, 711 Walnut Spring Lane
Acoustic Brew Concert Series, www.acousticbrew.org
Fuse Productions, fuseproductions.org
Love and Light Productions, www.loveandlightproductions.org
The Next Stage, www.thenextstagetheatre.org
Nittany Valley Shakespeare Company, nittanyvalleyshakespearecompany.com
Nittany Valley Symphony, www.nvs.org
Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, www.centreorchestra.org
SCAR (State College Area Rollers) roller derby, scarderby.blogspot.com
State College Community Theatre, www.scctonline.org
Wise Crackers Comedy Club, wisecrackers.biz