We are all about to go on a deep dive into drinking at the best bars in Pittsburgh over the next few minutes. From a tall glass of beer and a shot of vodka to local drink specials and singing karaoke we are going to try and cover it all.
The best wine and cocktail bars near you will get the ball rolling. Once they have been discussed in full breweries and sports bars to watch the big game or maybe play some pool and throw some darts will get a shout out.
Those who want to get the party started right after work or just buy some cheaper drinks will learn about the best drink specials in your area next. After they are out of the way we will move on to bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights around town.
Bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music will wrap this all up. Be sure to check out our Pittsburgh bar map that has every place we mention throughout the post pinned on it.
And you are all welcome to compare the scene here to other cities around the Northeast at that link if you want.
Cocktail & Wine Bars
Many would agree that the best Pittsburgh cocktail and wine bars are:
- Allegheny Wine Mixer at 5326 Butler St
- Grapperia at 3801 Butler St
- Bar Marco at 2216 Penn Ave
- Bridges & Bourbon at 930 Penn Ave
- 23rd & Vine at 2333 E Carson St
- Luma Wine Bar & Restaurant at 186 Castle Shannon Blvd
- Ann’s Chop House at 2783 S Park Rd, Bethel Park
The Allegheny Wine Mixer is a laid-back pub that sells wine, artisan beers, cocktails, cheese platters, and goofy art.
For a quaint spot where you can sample inventive cocktails, international brewers, and unusual wines in your area that are paired with paninis and other nibbles head to Grapperia.
You can savor delectable food, a wine selection, creative local cocktails, and weekend brunch in a cozy and minimalist setting at Bar Marco.
Experience outdoor dining under domes with amazing cocktails, small meals, and sandwiches at Bridges & Bourbon.
23rd & Vine has a comprehensive selection of wines by the glass or bottle from small vineyards across the world and there is also live music performed by a DJ.
If you want to enjoy patio dining in upscale digs with a huge wine selection along with seafood-centric lunch and dinner menus Luma Wine Bar & Restaurant is a great option.
Ann’s Chop House in Bethel Park is an ideal spot for cocktail parties, business dinners, luncheons, and celebrations.
Pittsburgh Breweries & Sports Bars
You and your buddies will have a great time watching the big game at these local sports bars and breweries:
- Redbeard’s on Sixth at 144 6th St
- Hough’s Taproom & Brewpub at 563 Greenfield Ave
- City Works at 2 PPG Place
- Mike’s Beer Bar at 110 Federal St
- Level 20 at 1033 Paxton Dr, Bethel Park
- Drowning Fish Brewing Company at 5454 Library Rd, Bethel Park
- Primanti Bros Restaurant & Bar at 3847 Northern Pike, Monroeville
Redbeard’s on Sixth delivers fantastic cuisine and beverages with daily liquor deals from 10pm to 2am and they have around 20 huge TV’s for all major sporting events. They are open from 11:30am to 2am on weekdays and from 11am to 2am on weekends.
Hough’s Taproom & Brewpub presents homemade beers near you plus hundreds of different bottles and drafts complete with a tasty pub-fare menu. Except on Sunday and Monday they are open from 4pm to 12am.
City Works provides craft beer with more than 85 drafts complemented by an extensive menu of American fare. There are also numerous TV’s for sports streaming and some of the best alcoholic drink specials in your area every weekday from 4pm to 6pm.
Mike’s Beer Bar carries approximately 80 rotating taps of local craft beer plus over 300 beers in bottles and cans. They have TV’s for all sporting events and other entertainment such as live music at 9pm and a dance party at 10pm.
You can try delectable American meals and beer in a two-story area with flat-screen TV’s for all sporting events at Level 20. Monday through Saturday from 5pm to 7pm they have a drink and meal promotion.
Every Wednesday at 7pm Drowning Fish Brewing Company hosts live music as well as trivia in Bethel Park every Thursday at 7pm plus they have 12 handmade beers on tap and cocktails too.
Primanti Bros Restaurant and Bar is a fantastic spot to try regional cuisine with an ice-cold beer in a laid-back atmosphere. Drink specials are available Monday through Friday from 5pm to 7pm and on Friday and Saturday from 9pm to 11pm.
Local Drink Specials
There are plenty of good bars with drink specials in your area and you can get great value if you time your visit properly:
- Dive Bar & Grille at 2132 E Carson St
- Mario’s South Side Saloon at 1514 E Carson St
- The Fire Side Public House at 6290 Broad St
- Trolley Stop Inn at 6247 Library Rd, Bethel Park
- Casa Amigos Tequila Bar & Grill at 333 Rouser Rd, Moon Township
- Appian Way Cafe & Lounge at 418 Moon Clinton Rd, Moon Township
In addition to its exceptional service, diverse cuisine, and a 24-tap beer system Dive Bar & Grille boasts drink specials near you Monday through Friday from 5pm to 7pm and on Saturday from 9pm to 11pm.
Enjoy fantastic cocktails and tasty nibbles complete with cheap drinks every weekday from 5pm to 7pm at Mario’s South Side Saloon. There is also sports on TV, karaoke on Thursdays at 9pm, trivia night on Wednesdays at 8pm, and live music.
The Fire Side Public House offers classic pub meals to go with your favorite beer and cocktails in a casual setting. Discounted liquor in your area is available from 5pm to 7pm every day.
Trolley Stop Inn has a daily happy hour from 4pm to 7pm that includes half-priced appetizers and beverages.
Casa Amigos Tequila Bar and Grill is an authentic Mexican restaurant providing traditional Mexican meals and margaritas with drink specials from 5pm to 7pm on weekdays.
From 9am to 2am Appian Way Café and Lounge offers discounts on alcoholic drinks in Moon Township.
Trivia, Quiz & Game Nights
Check out this list of bars with trivia, quiz, and game nights near you:
- Cappy’s Cafe at 5431 Walnut St
- Gene’s Place at 3616 Louisa St
- The Smiling Moose at 1306 E Carson St
- The Urban Tap at 216 S Highland Ave
Cappy’s Cafe has one of the best bar trivia nights in your area on Wednesdays starting at 9pm and they stay open until 2am all through the week.
Aside from carrying drinks and draft beer in a relaxed atmosphere Gene’s Place hosts local pub quiz nightes every Wednesday at 8:30pm.
The Smiling Moose is a pub and concert venue that offers sandwiches, beer, and specialty cocktails as well as live music, comedy, and other entertainment like trivia. You can also get cheaper drinks and meals from 5pm to 7pm Monday through Friday.
The Urban Tap brings you delicious made from scratch cuisine and over 140 draft beers to enjoy plus there is a Pittsburgh trivia night on Thursdays at 8pm.
Don’t forget that earlier we told you that Mario’s South Side Saloon has trivia on Wednesdays at 8pm and Drowning Fish also offers it too.
Dance, Karaoke, & Live Music
Dance, listen to live music, or sing karaoke at these fun bars around town:
- Howl at the Moon at 125 7th St
- KBox Karaoke House at 214 S Craig St
- WannaB’s Karaoke Bar at 380 N Shore Dr #3
- Brillobox at 4104 Penn Ave
- Level 20 at 1033 Paxton Dr, Bethel Park
Howl at the Moon is a vibrant pub with a party vibe that features dueling piano performances, high-energy live music, and a dance party with novelty bucket cocktails.
If you’re looking for a private area for karaoke, a huge song library, and a terrific party atmosphere KBox Karaoke House is an excellent choice.
Tequila Cowboy holds live music and DJ’s every Saturday at 9pm plus they have karaoke nights and liquor discounts are applicable Monday through Friday from 5pm to 7pm.
Brillobox is a laid-back lounge that serves amazing mixed beverages and bar snacks. Live music, dancing, and special events are also available.
There’s weekly entertainment like name that tune DJ Fridays and karaoke every Saturday at 9:30pm in Bethel Park as well as other monthly events at Level 20 Restaurant, Bar, and Banquet.
Remember that Mario’s South Side Saloon has local karaoke on Thursday at 9pm and that Drowning Fish and The Smiling Moose are also good bars for music lovers near you.
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Have Fun Drinking At The Best Bars In Pittsburgh
There are plenty of local wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke near you. Hopefully we were able to fill you in on some valuable info that will make your next night out a little better.
Please use the comments to let us know if any spots have closed down or if any new cool places have opened up in your area so that we can keep our lists fresh. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in Pittsburgh.