Dancing to a live band and carving your name into a table while celebrating your 21st birthday is what many Rathskeller customers did during the State College bar’s 85-year history, at least according to the Centre Daily Times’ informal poll.
Dropping something on the floor and opting to not pick it up because it was too dirty was something a quarter of the respondents said they did as well.
The Skeller also proved to be a place where couples found their significant other more often than they lost them.
A modest nine percent of respondents said they got in a fight at the Skeller, but 25 percent responded with, “I’d rather not say.” One write-in response simply said, “Made bad decisions.”
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Several other write-in responses offered a glimpse into what others enjoyed at the Skeller. One respondent said they donated a “South of the Border” bumper sticker, another performed a case study and another celebrated their graduation.
Two respondents referenced the Rathskeller’s tradition of selling Rolling Rock ponies, which began in 1972.
Owners Duke and Monica Gastiger announced a closing date of Jan. 27, for both the Rathskeller and Spats Cafe and Speakeasy, which they also own.
What did you do at the Rathskeller?
Top responses out of 69 total
Celebrated my 21st birthday
Danced to an awesome live band
I’d rather not say
Dropped something on the floor and didn’t pick it up because the floor was so dirty
Got in a fight
Met my spouse
Broke up with a boyfriend/girlfriend