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
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.
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
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.
Address: 250 Reily Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102, USA
Website: Midtown Cinema
Opening hours: 11am onwards
Price: 8 USD onwards
3. Embrace regional American cuisine
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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.
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
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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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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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.
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
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
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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