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10 Things To Do At Night In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

things to do at night in harrisburg pa

The historic city of Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania is a bustling metropolitan area with important American landmarks and cultural sights scattered throughout the city. As a local resident or a visitor to the city, there are many options for your evening’s in Harrisburg, with a variety of games and activities, restaurants, bars and pubs to take advantage of. Get to know the city’s vibe and atmosphere as you wade through sites of interest, museums and art collections during the day, but spend your evening’s at the local bars, pubs and game centres. We have compiled a list of our favourite things to do at night in Harrisburg, from the family-friendly to the exclusive adult-only venues. There is something for everyone’s adventure palette.

1. Engage your inner dancing queen

Posted by Level 2 on Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Level 2 is one of Harrisburg’s best nightclubs for drinks with friends in a plush, high-energy atmosphere. With dramatic interior design, a menu to keep you fueled up and an original selection of cocktails, Level 2 will keep your attention locked and have you and your friends entertained for the evening. Located in a convenient area downtown and is only open Friday and Saturday evenings, find Level 2 above Café Fresco.

Level 2

Address: 215 N. Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, USA

Website: Level 2

Opening hours: Friday - Saturday: 8pm - 2am

Price: 11 - 30 USD

2. Catch an indie show

Posted by Midtown Cinema on Friday, 24 October 2014

Locals and visitors to the city of Harrisburg would be interested to check out Midtown Cinema. They don’t play your usual Hollywood blockbusters but instead focus on screening documentary’s, art house movies, foreign language films and much more. The snacks and coffee available here is far superior to that of regular movie theatres. An evening spent at Midtown Cinema is ideal for date night or a family affair.

Midtown Cinema

Address: 250 Reily Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102, USA

Website: Midtown Cinema

Opening hours: 11am onwards

Price: 8 USD onwards

3. Embrace regional American cuisine

Last night was a beautiful night for our first courtyard service of the season! We have another great night for it...

Posted by Home 231 on Saturday, 14 April 2018

Home 231 is a culinary delight for those looking for fresh ingredients combined with elevated cooking. Adding to Harrisburg’s growing restaurant scene, try the sharing plates at Home 231 for dinner with friends and family or go for a classic choice of an individual burger or Reuben sandwich. Spending an evening at Home 231 will not have you feeling any regrets during your time in the city.

Home 231

Address: 231 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, USA

Website: Home 231

Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm; Saturday: 5pm - 10pm; Sunday: 9am - 2pm

Price: 11 - 30 USD

4. Relax your body and mind

Essence Spa is ready for you. Don't forget to book your Valentine's day couples massage.

Posted by Essence Spa on Friday, 19 January 2018

Pamper yourself at Essence Spa in Harrisburg with a full body treatment like a massage, body detox or body wraps. Essence Spa also provides beauty treatments such as facials, manicures and waxing. There is no better way to switch off from a long day of work or sightseeing than with a spa treatment to treat yourself for an evening of rest and relaxation.

Essence Spa

Address: 2013 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17110, USA

Website: Essence Spa

Opening hours: 9am - 8pm

Price: 35 USD onwards

5. Go on a shopping spree

Harrisburg Mall Harrisburg, PA March 2018 (41709461991)
Source: Photo by user Mike Kalasnik used under CC BY-SA 2.0

The largest mall in the city of Harrisburg is the Harrisburg Mall and has several large department stores and independent boutiques to keep shoppers of all ages and preferences happy. The mall is open until 9 pm daily, except for Sunday’s, making it an ideal location to shop, eat and even keep the children entertained.

Harrisburg Mall

Address: 3501 Paxton Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111, USA

Website: Harrisburg Mall

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 10am - 9pm; Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

6. Keep up with your sport

Posted by Colonial Golf & Tennis Club on Friday, 13 April 2018

Those looking to play a round of golf, a game of tennis or even those needing to have their morning swim, should look no further than the Colonial Golf and Tennis Club. The club has sports and lifestyle facilities of the highest quality and very well maintained, including golf, tennis, swimming facilities, restaurants, and banquet halls. Golf lessons to sharpen or skills or for the juniors of the family to take up the sport are available and the club’s facilities can even be used for weddings and other special occasions.

Colonial Golf and Tennis Club

Address: 4901 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112, USA

Website: Colonial Golf and Tennis Club

Opening hours: 8am - 9pm

7. Aim and fire at target practice

717 Armory is an indoor shooting range that provides education and training with firearms shooting and archery. Founded by a former member of the United States Marine Corps, 717 Armory strives to teach local residents in Harrisburg how to safely use firearm and archery equipment in a controlled environment. Families and friends can visit 717 Armory to gain experience and confidence with firearms. The range offers lessons and training courses for those who want to learn a new skill.

717 Armory

Address: 7500 Derry St, Harrisburg, PA 17111, USA

Website: 717 Armory

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm; Friday - Saturday: 10am - 9pm; Sunday: 11am - 6pm

Price: 15 USD onwards

8. Play games, solve puzzles

Stay safe out there, friends! Roads are getting non-fun!

Posted by Outside the Box Escape Room on Saturday, 17 February 2018

Ideal for groups of friends, families and colleagues, an evening spent solving puzzles and mysteries at Harrisburg’s Outside the Box Escape Room is sure to gain a round of applause from everyone involved. Each room can hold up to eight people (one of the rooms has a maximum of five) and there are four themed games to choose from. Spend an evening being entertained by complex puzzles and aim to “escape” within the given 60-minute time limit.

Outside the Box Escape Room

Address: 717 N 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17102, USA

Website: Outside the Box Escape Room

Opening hours: Wednesday - Saturday: 12pm - 8pm; Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

Price: 115 USD onwards

9. Grab a pint

When it's National Wine Day, but you aren't a wine person, grab a pint instead.

Posted by McGrath's Pub on Monday, 18 February 2019

Harrisburg’s first Irish pub is McGrath’s Pub and they remain a great gathering spot for the local community and visitors to Harrisburg. Spend your evening at the restaurant which serves up quality meals and multiple draft beers in a cosy environment. McGrath’s Pub is open until 2 am, making it a great late night spot for catching up with friends or to experience the vibe of the local community.

McGrath's Pub

Address: 202 Locust St, Harrisburg, PA 17101, USA

Website: McGrath’s Pub

Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 11.30am - 2am; Saturday - Sunday: 12pm - 2am

Price: 11 -30 USD

10. Family-friendly activities

Just another day at the office.

Posted by ABC East Lanes on Saturday, 21 November 2015

Practice your bowling skills at ABC East Lanes in this family-friendly atmosphere. Take advantage of Cosmic Bowling, an experience that includes laser lights, disco lights, a glow-in-the-dark environment and loud, pumping music- ideal for a Friday night alternative to busy nightclubs and bars. ABC East Lanes is also ideal for children as they have specialised bumper bowling lanes for kids and packages to host children’s birthday parties too. The whole family is sure to enjoy their evening together at ABC East Lanes.

ABC East Lanes

Address:1001 Eisenhower Blvd, Harrisburg, PA 17111, USA

Website: ABC East Lanes

Opening hours: Sunday- Thursday: 8am - 11pm; Friday - Saturday: 8am - 2am

Price: 10 USD onwards

City variety in Harrisburg

Harrisburg Pennsylvania USA
Source: Photo by user [Unknown] used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Enjoy your evenings in Harrisburg with the variety on offer. From bowling to the best nightclubs or spent in a traditional Irish bar, Harrisburg is sure to provide great entertainment, no matter the requirements. Pick a favourite from this list, grab your friends and enjoy your evening in the city,

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