State College Bottle Shops

12Mar10

State College is full of beer.  Unfortunately, most of it is Natty Light.  I couldn’t find a good list of all of the local six-pack shops, so I decided to make my own.  Please post any additions/deletions/corrections to the comments.

I put ’em all into a Google Map.

Downtown

Ordered West to East:

Brewsky’s Bottle Shop (Beaver/Burrowes) – (814) 272-1074

222 W. Beaver Ave
State College, PA 16801

Zeno’s To Go/Take Six – (814) 237-4350 – zenospub.com

100 W College Ave
State College, PA 16801

The only place to buy Zeno’s Rye!  Also, if you actually go downstairs to Zeno’s, they sell obscure and interesting singles (to go) at the bar.

The Phyrst – (814) 238-1406 – the-phyrst.com

111 E Beaver Ave
State College, PA 16801

Upstairs, next door.

Brewsky’s Bottle Shop (Days Inn) – (814) 238-8454 – lioncountrylodging.com/daysinn

240 S Pugh St
State College, PA 16801

Thrifty Bottle Shop (Sharkies) – (814) 238-3566

110 Sowers St
State College, PA 16801

Sharkies has probably the best selection this side of Wegmans.

Kildare’s Irish Pub – (814) 272-0038

538 E College Ave
State College, PA 16801

Uptown (lol)

By “State College Cardinals” (where North is not North…)  And then ordered closest-to-downtown to furthest-away for each.

North

Champs Sports Bar & Grill – (814) 234-7700 – champssportsgrill.net

1611 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803

All the way in the front of the restaurant, in case you get lost.

Hi-Way Pizza (North) – (814) 237-0375 – dantesinc.com

1688 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803

If you can call it a bottle shop…  Two stand up coolers and nothing outside of the macros and maybe Sam Adams.

Jack’s Six Pack and Bottle Shop – (814) 238-8066

1669 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803

Okay selection, but you might as well go to Wegmans, which has more and is cheaper.

Wegmans (Market Cafe) –  (814) 278-9040

345 Colonnade Way
State College, PA 16803

If there’s a better bottle shop in State College, I have not found it.  Best selection and best prices.

Otto’s Pub and Brewery – (814) 867-6886 – ottospubandbrewery.com

2235 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803

Otto’s only sells their beer and Keewaydin cider, which is available at other bottle shops around town, too.

East

Olde New York – (814) 237-1582 – oldenewyork.net

2298 E College Ave
State College, PA 16801

Olde New York’s liquor license is still issued to Schnitzel’s, Inc.  Moment of silence, please.

South

CLOSED: Hi-Way Pizza (Westerly) – (814) 237-1074 – dantesinc.com

428 Westerly Parkway
State College, PA 16801

Brewsky’s Bottle Shop (PA Pizza on Branch Rd) – (814) 237-8005‎

1663 S Atherton St
State College, PA 16801

I think the phone number is actually for the Super 8.  It’s all the same property.

Home Delivery Pizza – (814) 237-7777 – homedeliverypizza.net

1820 S Atherton St
State College, PA 16801

Kelly’s Bottle Shop – (814) 466-3090

306 Boal Ave
Boalsburg, PA 16827

West

Brewsky’s Bottle Shop (Prospectors/Cato Park) – (814) 238-0015

2070 Cato Ave
State College, PA 16801

Questionable

These are places I suspect may have a bottle shop, but I don’t know for sure.

The Lion’s Den – (814) 237-5081

114 S Garner St
State College, PA 16801

The Arena – (814) 237-8833 – thearenabarandgrill.com

1521 Martin St
State College, PA 16803

Distributors

If you’re new to buying beer in PA, if you want to buy anything more than 192oz. at a time, you can’t buy from any of the above bottle shops.  You have to buy from the distributor, where the price per unit is lower, and they have the most selection, but you have to buy in cases (i.e. ~288oz. or more).

Happy Valley Refreshment – (814) 466-6360 – hvrbeer.com

420 Boal Ave
Boalsburg, PA 16827

They are generally more expensive than the other distributors and I don’t think their selection is quite as good, but they have much better hours.

Pletcher’s – (814) 235-0957

330 W Aaron Dr
State College, PA 16801

Best selection out of the distributors, and you can browse the entire selection yourself (at the others, most beers are just listed on a board).

Nittany Beverage – (814) 237-2542 – nittanybeverage.com

139 N Patterson St
State College, PA 16801

W. R. Hickey – (814) 238-3057 – wrhickey.com (warning: site may cause eye cancer)

1321 E College Ave
State College, PA 16801

Beer Belly’s Beverage – (814) 237-BREW – beerbellysbeverage.com

258 W Hamilton Ave
State College, PA 16801

New distributor in Hamilton Square.  Great craft selection.  Prices on college favorites and some crafts seem to be a bit better than others.

want to think there’s a bottle shop in here, but I really don’t know.
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7 Responses to “State College Bottle Shops”

  1. 1 kelly's bottle shop

    The name is Kelly’s Bottle Shop… Affiliated with Kelly’s Steak and Seafood and The Bar…

  2. 3 pat

    Also the Brewery bottle shop, located behind the dumpsters on Calder Alley (Pig Alle)

    • 4 natefoo

      I’m pretty sure last time I was in there they were just a bunch of empty cooler cases.

  3. Kelly’s Bottleshop # is 466-7271

  4. 6 glenn

    Westerly parkway hi-way is closed now. Fuji-Jade has a license but I don’t know if it’s togo beer or just in house.


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