Summer at The Inn: Tapas, Tight Lines and T-bones

Since 1931, The Nittany Lion Inn has defined Penn State luxury. It pairs nostalgia with world‑class amenities and dining to create a memorable experience. Best of all, you don’t have to stay there to enjoy their award‑winning dining experiences like their summer PA on the Patio, or scrumptious steakhouse menu. Catch up with friends this summer at one of The Inn’s summer picks:

PA on the Patio

It’s a new season of PA on the Patio, with a chance to enjoy new tapas with old friends. There’s nothing like the slow‑paced summer days in Happy Valley. Add craft beers and chef-inspired grilled tapas to the equation and you have the perfect way to kick off a summer weekend.

Friday evenings starting in late spring, The Nittany Lion Inn invites you to PA on the Patio, a culinary experience centered around a summertime favorite: grilling. Featuring a full tapas menu and the best in Pennsylvania micro brews and spirits, PA on the Patio will be the best after‑work meet‑up in town. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., enjoy all‑you‑care‑to‑eat, delicious tapas, prepared on the wood‑fired grill. Grab a local craft brew, and relax with friends. Come back to the patio often, all summer long (weather permitting). Each Friday will feature different local foods and producers, so you never know what tasty new favorite you’ll discover! No reservations are necessary. The Nittany Lion Inn offers valet parking, or park in the convenient Nittany Deck and get your ticket validated at the front desk.

Steakhouse Menu at the Dining Room

Due to the success of their Steakhouse Saturdays, The Dining Room now offers Nittany Lion Inn Steakhouse seven days a week! New chef Marissa Schaeffer has created a curated steakhouse menu with dishes like seared duck, roasted tomato and mushroom pasta and pork shank osso bucco in addition to their premier cuts of local beef cooked to order and served with seasonal soup du jour, fresh salad, or their famous lobster bisque for a small upcharge and your choice of a loaded baked potato or their signature mashed potatoes. Pair it with one of their 600-plus wine choices or brews for the perfect meal!


The middle of the week is cause for celebration at Whiskers! Every Wednesday starting at 5 p.m., enjoy the world‑class wines that helped The Nittany Lion Inn earn the Wine Spectator “Best Of” Award of Excellence. The award‑winning wine is served with delicious food in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.

Tight Lines Package

Thanks to a partnership with a private fly-fishing club, The Nittany Lion Inn offers other outdoor adventure packages, including the Tight Line package, which highlights our local prime fly‑fishing spots. The package also offers an overnight stay at The Nittany Lion Inn and unguided world‑class fishing in the Little Juniata River, with guided experiences available. Professional fly‑fishing guides and instructors will take care of all the details, ensuring that you enjoy your quality time with family and friends! Call 800‑233‑7505 or click here for more information and reservations.

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