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Food & Drink

Bourbon Cocktails

Move over vodka! Whiskey and bourbon cocktails are enjoying a boom in popularity nationwide, including Happy Valley. Whether you are a seasoned and nuanced aficionado or just starting to explore the complex character and flavor notes of whiskey and bourbon, these Happy Valley establishments are serving up traditional favorites alongside inventive cocktail options.

Burger Bracket

Food & Drink

HVAB Staff Picks - The Tastiest Burger in Happy Valley

With recent new entrants to the local burger scene joining established favorites, Happy Valley provides burger connoisseurs with plenty of options to satisfy their cravings for the iconic menu item. The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau (HVAB) decided to stage a friendly competition among some of Happy Valley’s most popular restaurants, asking each to provide their best burger for a staff taste test. Burgers were rated based on flavor, quality, the bun and other components.

Centrepolitan at Big Spring Spirits

Food & Drink

Top Spots for Cocktails (& Mocktails) in Happy Valley

There’s no shortage of great bars in Centre County, whether you’re looking for a quick bite, a cold beer or an upbeat scene. But when a well-crafted drink calls your name, here are some of the most popular creations at the top spots for cocktails in Happy Valley.

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The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau cannot stress enough that we believe in responsible and safe travel. We do encourage visitors planning business or leisure travel to Happy Valley to refer to the following resources for reliable information and updates regarding COVID-19. Please keep in mind that some articles on this blog were written in a different age pre-virus. Please refer to the individual business websites for current status and hours available. HVAB links to business and other appropriate pages at every opportunity.