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Top bar recommendations from locals

Casino
“This is a very nice and clean casino. Several restaurants to eat at as well as if you like there are is plenty gambling to be done as well as sports betting. The location is on the river where beautiful shows are given as well. We have a Las Vegas type Casino in the heart of the city...Enjoy! ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“If yinz don't go here, everyone you tell about your trip to Pittsburgh will ask you if you had a Primanti Bros sandwich and if you say no, they are going to wonder why they are even friends with you. Believe me when I say you shouldn't need to eat for the rest of the day, but it's just one of those things you gotta try once! Or you could not - and say you DID. I think this is the original location, but don't quote me on that. There are several others as well if you want to try squeezing it into your existing plans elsewhere.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“My favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh! :) Chic, modern gastropub making New American dinners, eclectic brunch items & inventive mixed drinks.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Brewery
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“8-minute drive. Lawrenceville. 19th century church converted into a microbrewery and restaurant, perhaps the first such venture in this area. Beer brewed on the former altar. Big place, varied menu, a fun place for a special occasion. Nice courtyard.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
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“Default, most frequented bar for whatever mood or outfit your wearing. You ABSOLUTELY MUST take a #brilloselfie in the mirror of the bright pink unisex bathroom near the kitchen entrance. People pile in 10 at a time, don't think twice about it. It's tradition. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“Along with 22 bowling lanes in the heart of Lawrenceville, this venue also offers karaoke, DJs & the Upstairs Saloon, a bar & grill.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Three gringos and an 8-legged culinary muse, who goes by the street name täkō, have brought the so-cal surf vibe to the steel city with south of the border force and fierce margaritas. easily one of our absolute favorites in town. If you like tacos this experience is amazing, Try the duck breast!!!”
  • 26 locals recommend
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“Funky, fresh take on Mexican food. Big, cool space. Always a scene. Lots of beers on tap with the specialty being Big Azz margaritas which are 22 oz. (in a lot of different flavors, but never made with a cheap mix.) If you're out late, they're on sale after 10 pm. Huge burritos, good wings (try San Francisco.)”
  • 28 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“This is the most popular bar/restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh right now due to it's stunning 3rd floor rooftop bar.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great wings, huge portions, great beer selection. They have their own craft beer, as well as a large variety of other great beers. Very crowded on weekends.”
  • 23 locals recommend
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“Right next door to Tako is Butcher and the Rye. They specialize in Whisky and scotch. They have a floor to ceiling display and many more on their ipad. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
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“Although the service can be a little slow, the Mexican food, outdoor patio, and atmosphere are amazing.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Speakeasy-esque. Thoughtfully curated bar menu. One of the best spots in the city.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
“Another hidden gem, nestled in with historic residential homes. Locals spot with a true Pittsburgh vibe. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“It’s a Pittsburgh institution! Best German food around in historic Deutschtown neighborhood. Great breakfast or stop in before or after a game. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
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“Good pizza, beer, live music and dance parties in the neighborhood of Lawrenceville.”
  • 22 locals recommend