First, the name has changed to "The Pub at Tonidale" with their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Pub-at-Tonidale/407705675955858 and in my opinion, with the name change came great improvement over the old Tonidale.
I stopped by on a Saturday night to celebrate a friend's new job.
This was the second time I've stopped by since their renovation.
The first change noticed is the back room where 2 pool tables used to be - walking past the dance floor and down a hall, it is now sealed up with 2 dart machines where the hallway was.
This night wasn't busy when I got there about 7:30, but did pick up as the night went on.
To be fair, we had been getting snow most of the day and driving wasn't bad but would have been easier to just stay home.
To the right of the bar is the dance floor, to the left of the bar is another change where they tore the wall down and opened up the area, now there are a few tall tables, a pool table, plenty of room to stand, and a few tv's.
I didn't use the bathroom so I can't comment if the bathrooms have received an update, but I really hope so.
On the back of the dance floor is a big screen projection tv with the main game on, which tonight was Pitt vs. Maryland - and then Pens vs. Stars.
Along the wall there are at least 4 flat screen tv's of different sizes.
I noticed numerous tv's throughout the bar, it was nice, whichever way I looked, there seemed to be a tv available to watch.
Upon first arriving the bigger TV's had the Pitt game on with various other college games on the other tv's.
Once the Pens came on at 8pm, the majority of tv's were switched to the Pens, as you would expect.
Behind the bar are 20 beer taps, nothing too outrageous from what I saw, but a nice selection.
Behind the bar is the kitchen area.
The two bartenders that helped us while there were very attentative, knowledgable, and friendly.
They are the type of bartender you are very happy to leave a generous tip for.
There were other workers that were behind the bar from time to time, but also friendly with customers and asked if we needed anything.
The back section to the right off of the dance floor was not open, but made sense for the size of the crowd that was there.
Also, I get the feeling that area is more of a dining room, but there is a bar in there as well which is nice if anticipate a busy night.
I believe this is a nonsmoking establishment, but there is a table area outside which will be very nice for summer.
I didn't look at the menu, but the specials of the night sign had:
$2.oo Yuengling drafts
$5.00 Smirnoff pitchers
$10.99 Buffalo Chicen Pizza
specials ending at midnight.
$2.00 Yuengling Porters all day
To be fair with this review...I used to go to Tonidale a few years back as my "last stop of the night" and it would always be super busy.
Like I said, this was the second time I've been there since the remodel.
The first time I was there was in in September after a wedding that was hosted next-door at Cornerstone at Tonidale Banquet Hall.
So a lot of the wedding party transferred the party to the Pub, so I'm not sure how busy they were before we got there.
But, comparing the way it was to the way it is now, I am very satisfied and happy Tonidale has returned to being a local place in Robinson Township to meet up with friends.