If you’re visiting us over the weekend but can’t imagine missing the big game, we have several MVP sports bars to try! Robust casual food menus with burgers and wings, impressive craft beer lists, and dozens of screens broadcasting the big game and every other kind of sport. Game on!
Here you’ll find the some of the best wings in town (seriously, they won Reader's Choice for wings in Harrisburg Magazine’s 2019 reader poll) that pair perfectly with a gorgeous view of the Susquehanna River from their patio. The trophy-winning Boro Wings come with generous sauces and/or zesty dry rubs so get creative: Medium Old Bay, Honey and Hickory, Mango Habanero to name a few! They’ve also got a lineup of specialty burgers made with Certified Angus Beef®. The Bo Schembechler burger comes with American cheese, bacon, and a fried egg, the Tom Brady includes grilled ham, tomato, bacon, Cheddar cheese, and BBQ sauce, and the Jon Runyan arrives topped with pulled pork, fried pickles, and your choice of cheese!
Gotta Try: Burger Yum Cheeseburger with Parmesan Cheese & Herb Fries
If you're looking for a delicious Burger in Downtown Harrisburg, you've gotta stop by Burger Yum. Their Instagram-able menu includes Burger Yum hamburgers and cheeseburgers topped with lettuce, tomato, and YumSauce. Their speciality sandwich options include the All Day Breakfast, topped with applewood-smoked bacon, a fried egg, fries, and caramelized onions, and the VeggieYum, a fresh grilled portobello mushroom with melted goat cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, and YumSauce. Their menu also includes organic crispy chicken breast sandwich, all-beef hot dogs, a variety of fries like parmesan cheese and herbs or chili and cheese. Wash it all down with a Hershey's ice cream milkshake, spun fresh daily and made to order.
“Cheering Section”: Burger Yum always makes the locals' list for best burger!
Arooga’s Draft House & Sports Bar
Gotta Try: Arooga-Style Wings or Arooga’s Crab Pretzel
There was a time when there was just one Arooga’s around here, but their impressive menu, energetic atmosphere, and world-famous wings spawned more than a dozen locations. You’ll find this Second Street spot in the heart of downtown Harrisburg, with tables spilling onto the streets and the most robust tap selection of any Arooga’s restaurant. So what’s on the menu? Pretty much anything you can think of: huge salads, juicy Wagyu burgers, bolis, handhelds, fajitas, liquor pitchers, and creative cocktails using their own Sagoora Premium Vodka (see what they did there?). The heart of their menu is their award-winning wing sauces from the National Buffalo Wing Festival including their Hot, Hickory Smoked Honey BBQ, Kangarooga, and their cult favorite, Almost Everything. Order them Arooga-style over a bed of fries and enjoy the game!
The Bears’ Den
Homebase for Hershey Bears® hockey fans, The Bears’ DenSM at Hershey LodgeSM is unlike any restaurant in town. The floor looks like a rink, the round tabletops resemble pucks, and jerseys and memorabilia line the walls, making this an essential stop for any hockey fan. When it’s not hockey season, they’ll broadcast all kinds of sports on their 28 screens or the 7’ by 12’ HD video wall! Their hockey themed-menu includes ‘Power Play’ loaded grilled cheese sandwiches, ‘Bench Strength’ entrees, ‘Left & Right Wingers’ jumbo chicken wings, and because you’re in Hershey, ‘Overtime’ chocolate desserts. Their Signature Burger line up includes mouthwatering options like a Mac and Cheese Burger, a Chocolate BBQ Pulled Pork Burger, and for the very hungry, The Grizzly, a 12oz. Signature Beef Burger with smokehouse bacon, blue cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion on a grilled onion brioche bun.
“Extra Point”: They also serve breakfast with an impressive buffet and M-T-O omelets!
Hollywood Skybox Sports Bar
It’s your best bet for a good time at the Hollywood Skybox Sports Bar at the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. Their menu includes a ‘Starting Line-Up’ of casual appetizers like crispy pickles, nachos, quesadillas, pretzels, and Signature Hollywood Fries. Choose one of their loaded, shareable selections like Philly Cheesesteak Fries, Crab Fries, or Buffalo Chicken Fries. Pizza and boli lovers will enjoy their house-made dough, and hearty food fanatics can score big with one of their entrees including steaks, salmon, and crab cakes. After dinner, head to the casino floor to try your luck on thousands of video slot and poker machines and dozens of table games.
“Pre-Game”: It's free to watch the live horse races Wednesday through Saturday, plus simulcast races from around the world seven days a week.
Gotta Try: Wings or a sandwich
One of Harrisburg’s newest restaurants, Grill 22 has a crowd-pleasing menu including wings, thin-crust pizza, sandwiches, and entrees. It can be tough to choose between a Cuban sandwich, a Greek wrap, Bangers and Mash, and a Pittsburgh salad, but you’re sure to find something delicious. Their wings come with house-made sauces ranging from Mild to Facemelter. The Grill 22 Blend includes sweet BBQ, but just a splash of that Facemelter sauce which is enough to have your eyebrows sweating. If you can’t find a seat at the bar, pick a booth or table while still being nearby one of their many TVs.