Arooga’s Grille House and Sports Bar – 22

Aroogas 22 Restaurant, Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania © Susqueats.com 2009Once part of the Kokomos sports bar chain, Aroogas carries on the tradition of wings, beer and sports with an upgraded feel. When you think of yet another sports bar that none-the-less has been converted from yet another sports bar, you would not expect it to be on a list of many “firsts”. In the case of Aroogas however, there are a couple that are quite notable. Aroogas was the first on the East Coast to install a Blizzard Beer System that dispenses beer at exactly 29.1° as opposed to the normal 34° draft at most establishments. A digital sign on the wall indicates the exact temperature that beer is currently being dispensed. Additionally Aroogas is Pennsylvania’s first Green Restaurant Association certified “green” restaurant. To gain this certification, they had to meet specific requirements including eliminating all Styrofoam from use. Low flow water fixtures were also installed as well as a number of procedural initiatives were implemented.
Aroogas 22 Restaurant, Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania © Susqueats.com 2009

One of the most notable features is that they have more TVs than you can shake a hockey stick at. They took the already tv saturated establishment and left virtually no wall space “untelevised” with over 100 tvs. And we’re not talking just any ol’ tv, they are crisp, clear flat screens. With access to every sports programming package available their motto is “every game from every seat”.

Aroogas 22 Restaurant, Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania © Susqueats.com 2009

Aroogas 22 Restaurant, Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania © Susqueats.com 2009

With regard to food, Aroogas is a wing joint with so much more. The creativity that allows them to have 48 wing sauces listed on their menu translates over to inventive foods like a General Tso’s Wrap (pictured) and Seafood Nachos (below) smothered in shrimp, crab meat and cheese.
Aroogas 22 Restaurant, Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania © Susqueats.com 2009

For those who just want regular sports bar fare, never fear, Aroogas has plenty of it. From sliders to tacos to ribs to quessadillas you won’t have much trouble finding something to quell your appetite while your thirst is being quenched by 29° beer.

Aroogas 22 Restaurant, Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania © Susqueats.com 2009

Aroogas 22 Restaurant, Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania © Susqueats.com 2009

Aroogas 22 Restaurant, Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania © Susqueats.com 2009

If you wanted to know what the heck an Arooga is, that is a fair question. It is actually a made-up word that was the winning selection from a naming contest held by the bar. It is reminiscent of the sound an old car horn would make, but is mostly just a word that is fun to say.

7025 Allentown Blvd.
Harrisburg, PA 17112

717-920-WING (9464)

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