College bars are as essential to the college experience as the student themselves. The cheap drinks, the shitty bathrooms, the bouncers who let people in the back door, the random hook-ups, the fights, the outrageously attractive bartenders, the 2 a.m. hail marys — all the things that make the college experience memorable likely happen
This week we feature Penn State‘s favorite watering hole, Primanti Brothers, an establishment at the State College-based school since 1933. Open early on game days and late on every other night of the week, Primanti Brothers (or simply “PMan’s” to Penn State students) is the university’s premier bar. The drink specials are the best deals on campus, bar none (see what I did there?): Happy Hour is every night of the week from 10 to 12 p.m., serving $2 mind erasers and $4 double drinks.
But while “PMan’s” may be State College’s favorite bar, that’s not what the establishment is mainly known for, as Primanti Brothers is actually is a Pennsylvania-wide chain that is known for slinging sandwichs more than anything else.
Primanti Brothers at Penn State University
Year Established: 1933
Location: 130 Hiester St, State College, Pennsylvania,16801
About Primanti Brothers:
Primanti Brothers is a chain of sandwich shops in the eastern United States. Founded in 1933, the chain is known for its signature sandwiches of grilled meat, an Italian dressing-based coleslaw, tomato slices, and French fries between two pieces of Italian bread. The restaurant and its signature sandwich have been featured in several national publications and television shows, including National Geographic Magazine, Man v. Food, and Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America.
Primanti Brothers locations are found throughout Pennsylvania, particularly in and around Pittsburgh. In addition to other Pennsylvania locations, restaurants have been established in South Florida, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, and Indiana.
Best Deal: $2 Mind Erasers
Best Nights of the Week: Evernight: Happy Hour every night from 10-12.
Nightly Specials: $2 Mind Erasers, $4 Double Drinks