Whether you’re looking for that great spot to catch the game or a place to get a bang for your buck during happy hour, it’s always good to know where the best bars in your area are. Luckily for you, not only are there a slew of excellent bar options in Harrisburg, PA, but also within the confines of The Central Hotel & Conference Center! If you’re going to grab a drink or want to belly up to the bar, here are our picks for the best bars in Harrisburg, PA.

1. O’Reilly’s Tap Room & Kitchen

Photo of O'Reilly's Courtyard, One of the Best Bars in Harrisburg, PA.A haven for delicious comfort foods, Irish specialties, and one of the more extensive beer lists in this corner of Pennsylvania, O’Reilly’s Tap Room & Kitchen is a pub that genuinely fits the bill. As a gathering place for locals and travelers alike, we provide something for just about anyone. Between shared plates of family favorites and a knowledgeable bar staff to the live entertainment and music, our Harrisburg bar will feed your need for an atmosphere. And best of all, finding your way here will be a cinch! Just take a short walk from your room here with us at The Central Hotel & Conference Center, and you’re there. No Ubers are needed tonight! 

2. Zembie’s Sports Tavern

Affordable prices and daily specials? Check. Award-winning wings? Check. The ultimate spot to watch the game? Check. If that sounds like a winning combination, then Zembie’s Sports Tavern is the place for you. Located in the heart of Harrisburg’s downtown district on 2nd Street, this family-owned Harrisburg bar has a laid-back atmosphere that will undoubtedly put you in the comfort zone. Feast on the award-winning wings, share a pitcher of beer, and show off your singing talents to the world on weekends with karaoke! With the ability to show just about any game in stunning surround sound, Zembie’s will make even the furthest of travelers feel at home.

3. The Sturges Speakeasy

With an ever-rotating tap in a relaxed setting, The Sturges Speakeasy is a casual spot that has all the options you might be looking for. This Harrisburg bar features a creative, seasonal menu that seemingly has it all, with appetizers fit for snacking and entrees you’d expect to find in a sophisticated environment. The fun and friendly staff can whip up over 200 classic and modern cocktails or pour you a fresh glass of locally-brewed beer. And, if you’re searching for a satisfying brunch to start your day, reserve a spot on their rooftop deck to take in the scenery. Every trip to The Sturges Speakeasy is sure to yield something new. 

A Flight of Options

Though these are our picks, we understand there are plenty more bars in Harrisburg, PA, worth mentioning. And with new breweries and distilleries still popping up, you’ll feel comfortable knowing there is no shortage of other taprooms in Harrisburg, PA, and far beyond. No matter which spot you end up at, feel assured that The Central Hotel & Conference Center will be a welcome haven for you to return to. Utilize the convenience of our on-site bar or our shuttle service into town on your bar-hopping adventure when you book your stay today!