Our friends and family makes the pub what it truly is. Tom & Kelley, the Trosko's, invite you to join them. Family is the most important thing to the Trosko’s, and they invite you to be a part of theirs.
Supporting local charities and events, employing future leaders, and naming Doggie’s Pub emphasizes its connection to the community are their way of fostering connections with the town they care so much for.
“We are happy and honored to be a part of the State College and Penn State community.”
Our Promise – At Doggie’s Pub we pride ourselves in giving great service to our customers at a reasonable price.
Tom is a 1995 Penn State graduate, with a major in landscape architecture. He was a member of the Rugby Club during his Penn State years and later coached rugby at the University. Tom’s friends remember him as a mentor on the field.
Tom began working at this location in the 80's when it was previously run as The All-American Rathskeller (Skeller). He started out as a barback and then later became a doorman. The bar quickly became more than a job to Tom. Living in the rugby house, Tom said, it was not "conducive" to studying, so he would study in the bar on slower afternoons, taking full advantage of the menu available.
The Trosko’s moved to State College over the summer of 2017, hoping to find a lifestyle that would allow them to spend more time with their two girls, at the time 5 and 9. Kelley works at Penn State as the Marketing & Communications Manager in Human Resources.
“I love being part of Penn State,” Kelley said. “ Being with Tom for the past 14 years, I have felt like I was already part of the community, but living here and bringing our family here has really brought it all together.” Kelley and Tom will share duties running Doggie’s Pub.
We’re a pub NOT a bar! Often times, pubs are mistaken for a bar, which could not be further from the truth. A pub is much more…it is a social experience. It is a public meeting house, a sympathetic ear, in essence, it is a second home. We take pride in our outstanding customer service, carved tables, and famous outside garden.
There is something for everyone at Doggie’s Pub, so stop in today and see why everyone has been coming through the doors since opening in July 2018. When you step through our doors you’re sure to either see a familiar face or make a new friend during your visit. Even our staff never gets tired of us, as they come back each and every day.
In the true sense of the phrase; We Are a casual, relaxed place for a drink and company in the heart of State College.
Our mission was to create the type of pub that we would want to frequent, and that our families, friends, and neighbors would enjoy. And that's what we did. Doggie’s Pub is the perfect spot for a pint.
Whether you live in State College, are visiting, or are here to connect to your college roots, Doggie’s Pub is the destination spot.