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Stay Warm at These Great State College Fire Pit Restaurant Patios


Staying put for the winter break but don’t want to forego celebrating the holidays altogether? RISE at State College is here to help you make it happen while staying safe. Here are four heated State College, PA, area restaurant patios fit for a holiday celebration.

Craving Seafood & Craft Beer?

Fresh seafood, craft beer, and a cozy outdoor dining area with fire pits and heaters? Yes, please! Set in a wooded lot near Spring Creek, popular seafood market Maine Bay & Berry Co. and Voodoo Brewery’s shared space near Highway 322 is a prime spot for your winter break festivities. How, exactly, does one get fresh seafood in the middle of Pennsylvania? Maine Bay partners with businesses in New England to provide its State College patrons with the freshest fare possible.

Looking for a Pizza Fix?

Close to home at RISE at State College and close to the Penn State University campus, Home D Pizzeria’s premier patio space is fit for a fun – and warm – outdoor event. With fire pit areas, inventive pizzas, delicious pub fare, and a huge selection of Robin Hood Brewing Co. brews, Home D on South Atherton Street offers a little something for everyone.

Craft Beer, Craft Spirits & Pub Fare? Sign Us Up!

Sister establishments Otto’s Pub & Brewery and Barrel 21 Distillery & Dining both feature heated outdoor seating at their neighboring North Atherton Street locations. Grab a pint of craft brew or mixed craft cocktail, grab a seat, and enjoy the vibe. If you’re hungry, you’ll find fantastic gastropub-style menu options – including burgers, pizza, killer apps, craft sandwiches, inventive entrees – at either spot.

Steak, Seafood & Excellent Company? Yes, Please.

Kelly’s Steak and Seafood in nearby Boalsburg is known for much more than the iconic bull perched atop the restaurant. If you’re looking for an unmatched steakhouse experience with ample heated outdoor seating, Kelly’s can’t be beat. Enjoy some of the finest cuts of meat, some of the freshest, highest-quality seafood dishes in the area, and the unmatched company of your favorite people at Kelly’s.

A Nightcap at RISE

After dinner, retreat to RISE at State College’s amazing amenity spaces and unwind. Chill in the game lounge or warm up in the hot tub. The choice is yours!


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