This is more of a resturant and late night hang out or light evening. Lots of beers on tap, lots of televisions, interesting and delicious food. More expensive than downtown bars. Must be responsible to frequent the place because it is not near anything and you will be driving home. The Ale House has a much more grownup atmosphere and is a nice change from anywhere downtown. The piano room is very cozy and different from any live music venue in State College. I would recommmend this place for people that are looking for a nice evening out and not looking to get trashed, unless if you live down the room at Toftress or Coppers Pond. I have loved this place ever since my first time there but it is an aquired taste. If you are an adventurous eater and like to try new brews like apricot wheat beer and oyster nachos this is the place for you. Its the only place you can get an awesome bison burger and a fresh seafood bar in the area. I would say take a date or your parents to this spot unless you are like me and enjoy a nice quite evening once and awhile. Really great place to watch game if you don't mind spending a few extra dollars to not be packed into a downtown bar. They also have lots of outside seating and the staff is very helpful and accommodating. I would say try it once and you will be hooked or you won't go back.