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The Creepiest Things In Primanti Bros.

Since its State College inception, yinzer bar Primanti Bros. has been a popular Penn State attraction. The bar is notorious for the iconic Pittsburgh faces strewn sporadically across its walls, and on display in the women’s restroom, framed candids of famous male superstars. Although the portraits are beautifully done and the pictures are a lovely sight to see, our staff couldn’t help but wonder: is this weird?

As I walked into the ladies room and entered an involuntary staring contest with Shia LeBouf, I determined that yes, this is indeed weird. Dedicated to journalistic integrity, the Onward State bar beat investigated. In no particular order, here are the strangest things featured in Primanti’s:


The one-two punch of Enrique Iglesias and 2007 Zac Efron is a little too much. You can run, you can hide, but you can’t escape their love.

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I love Matchbox Twenty as much as the next person, but I’d appreciate a little privacy in the bathroom, Rob.


As I’m sitting as the bar sipping on my Blue Moon, all I can feel is Will Smith’s beady eyes burning into the back of my head.


It’s 10:09 in a Primanti’s bathroom, and I’m feeling a sudden urge to follow my dreams.

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What ever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy, Bob Saget judging you in Primantis?

We pretty much covered it, but if you’ve found something creepier during your Primanti Bros. excursions, please let us know in the comments.

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About the Author

Sara Civian

Sara Civian is one of Onward State's three ridiculously good looking managing editors, a hockey writer at heart, and an Oxford comma Stan. She's a senior majoring in journalism, minoring in history, and living at Bill Pickle's Tap Room. Her favorite pastimes are telling people she's from Boston, watching the Bruins, and meticulously dissecting the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album. She's seen Third Eye Blind live 14 times. If you really hate yourself, you can follow her at @SaraCivian or email her at [email protected]


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