Dante's Restaurants & Nightlife



Liberty’s Ice Cream & Beer Social

Join us on Wednesday, November 9th starting at 5pm at Liberty Craft House as we celebrate New Belgium & Ben and Jerry’s latest collaboration: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale! We’ll have it on draft and of course be serving up scoops of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream.
New Belgium Beer Rangers will be in-house wtih swag and to talk all things New Belgium brews with you.
Proceeds from our purchase of the beer goes to Protect Our Winters (POW), a non-profit that works to fight climate change by mobilizing the winter outdoor sports community. Great beer and support for a healthier planet? That’s a pairing we can really get behind.

Beulah’s Smokehouse Food Festival

Fall is in the air and football is on the field, so we are stoked to launch a brand new food festival today at Z Bar and The Deli Restaurant… Beulah’s Smokehouse.
Join us now through November as we celebrate authentic Kansas City Barbecue.  In 2003 Dante’s Restaurants spent over a year developing from scratch recipes for one of our former concepts Beulah’s Bar-B-Cue & bar bleu (which is now evolved to simply bar bleu).  These recipes for dry-rubs, sauce, side dishes, chili and the smoking techniques are all developed in-house and 100% Dante’s fresh from scratch… nothing borrowed from a cookbook here.
Our festival will focus on pork and beef that are locally sourced, butchered and smoked low and slow right here in-house using hickory wood.  Large plates, small plates, sandwiches and more.
What would barbecue be without it’s perfect pairing partner… whiskey!?!?  Belly up to our pop-up Beulah’s Whiskey Bar for some strong drink!  Enjoy a classic cocktail or bourbon neat with our featured specialty drink menu created to perfectly pair with our authentic Kansas City style smoked meats!

Dogfish Head at Z Bar

Join us at Z Bar in The Deli Restaurant this Wednesday, September 28th at 5pm when we get a visit from our good friend Peter from Dogfish Head Craft Beer.  Have a pint and talk all things Dogfish Head, we’re sure he’ll bring some goodies for you to take home as well.  Cheers!


New Holland Brewing & Spirits Market Launch

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring you another tasty market launch event to State College. Join us on Thursday, September 29th starting at 5pm to help us welcome New Holland Brewing Company from Holland, Michigan.

Joining us will be “Dr. Joel,” New Holland’s National Director of Sales Operations. He’ll be in-house all night waxing poetic on all things New Holland brewing and spirits.

We’ll tap about a dozen core, seasonal and limited/rare brews to help you get to know the brewery side and we are bringing in many of their artisan spirits for the night as well.

See you on the 29th… Cheers!


Stone 20th Anniversary Party

This week we welcome Stone representatives to celebrate their 20th Anniversary of beers that we’re not worthy of.  We’ll tap many fine kegs of brewing arrogance.  Take a look at the list below, although some selections are subject to change due to shipping and logistics.
Draft List
 (*subject to change)
20th Anniversary Citracado IPA
Encore 5th Anniversary IPA
Encore 6th Anniversary Porter
Encore Stone 10th Anniversary IPA
Encore Stone 15th Anniversary IPA
Vertical Epic 02.02.02
Citrus Wit
Moca IPA

2nd Annual Oktoberfest Opening Tap

Join us on Thursday, September 15th starting at 5pm at Liberty Craft House as we celebrate our 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Opening Tap. We’ll celebrate this great tradition by taping an authentic ceremonial keg from Hofbräu in Munich.
Our festive atmosphere will be complete with our authentic Bavarian feature food menu, up to 12 Oktoberfest draft beers and music by the Bavarian Stompers… Prost!

Tröegs First Cut Night

Join us for our market’s First Cut of Tröegs Hop Knife Harvest Ale on Monday August 8th. We’ll be tapping the first keg of Hop Knife along with pouring draft of other Scratch, year-round and seasonal selections.
Talk all things Tröegs with brewery reps. and even take home pint glasses, bottle openers and more while supplies last.
Draft List (*subject to change)
– Hop Cycle Seasonal
– Hop Knife Harvest Ale
– Once A Year
– Nimble Giant
– Naked Elf
– Scratch
– #247 White Ale (Witbier)
– #235 Gose
– #231 Chocolate Stout (Nitro)

7/28 Wine/Spirits Dinner @ Mario’s Italian

We’re excited to host another wine and spirits dinner at Mario’s Italian on Thursday, July 28th at 6:30pm.

This month’s dinner “Aqua di Vita Italiano” features a very special guest, the Presidente and Master Distiller of Don Cicco & Figli, Mr. Francesco Amodes.  His artisan liquors are rooted in old world family recipes from Italy and proudly distilled in the District of Columbia.

We’ll also be pouring some tasty grapes in addition to Mr. Amodes spirits and of course pairing it all with some creative dishes made in-house fresh from scratch.

Tickets are $40 per person and reservations are required.  Dial 814-234-4273 to speak with us and schedule your place setting for our Aqua di Vita Italiano night!

Acqua di Vita Italiano
Thursday, July 28, 2016

tasting of 4 amaro with crostini:
Don Cicchi & Figli
Amaro Donna Rossa
Amaro Don Ferne’
Amaro della Sirene
Amaro Delle Sirene LIMITED EDITION
Luna Amara Spritz
Stuffed Heirloom Tomato • Polenta
Branchini, Pignoletto Frizzante 2014
Crab Ravioli •  Oven Roasted Tomato Sherry Sauce
Antico Fuoco, Rosso 2014
Sautéed Beef Medallions • red wine wild mushroom sauce
Don Cicchi & Figli Concerto
Espresso Chocolate Zabaglione • Almond Biscotti

Join The Fight Night

We are happy to join the fight and do our part

by teaming up with Penn State Coaches vs Cancer and State College Brew Expo to help people with cancer today and to find cures to end the disease tomorrow during our Join The Fight Night.
Liberty will donate 10% of the evening’s total sales to Penn State Coaches vs Cancer.
Also, our friends from State College Brew Expo will be on hand with information on the Brew Expo that is on Sat., Aug. 6th. You can purchase tickets for the brew expo at The State College Brew Expo is a non-profit event whose proceeds benefit Penn State Coaches vs Cancer.

Boulevard Brewing Market Launch

Dante’s Restaurants and Nightlife is jazzed to bring you another noted brewery launch on Monday, July 25th, 5pm at Liberty Craft House.  Stop in after work or class for a pint to help us welcome Boulevard Brewing from Kansas City, Mo.

Founded in 1989, Boulevard Brewing Company has grown to become the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest. Their mission is simple: to produce fresh, flavorful beers using the finest traditional ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques.

Boulevard beers, known for their full flavor, distinctive character, and unsurpassed quality, are currently sold throughout the Midwest and in select markets from coast-to-coast. The GABF® Gold Medal-winning “Unfiltered Wheat Beer” remains their most popular offering. An easy-drinking American-style wheat beer, Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat is the best-selling craft beer in the Midwest.

We’ll tap a hand full of their tasty kegs and have a brewery representative on hand, so mark your calendars and we’ll look forward to seeing you on Monday, July 25th.  Cheers!