Pittsburgh after dark, take a tour of the city through its nightclubs and bars to get a real sense of what this city’s about.
Anyone who’s an avid traveler will tell you, to really get to know any city you need to wait until the world goes to sleep and the city comes to life. The best way to experience any new place is from the bat’s eye view.
With Pittsburgh popping up on a lot of people’s radar in recent years, there’s a whole new interest in the City of Steel, and the best way to get to know us is to get a drink with us. From local watering holes to Berlin-style after hours clubs, there’s no better way to get your finger on the pulse of the city is to experience it after dark.
That’s why we put together this guide to our City of Bridges’ bars and clubs. Be sure to check out each of these hot spots to see the Pittsburgh the way it was meant to be.
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130 Seventh St
Mon-Sun 4PM - 2AM
Anyone who’s gone out in Pittsburgh knows it’s a city of bars. There aren’t many club spots to check out.
This has been changing in recent years, but that doesn’t change the city as a whole tends to prefer it’s more laid back feel. That being said, Seven breaks the mold.
Touting Downtown Pittsburgh’s only full sized dance floor, Seven is the place to let loose and have fun with your friends. Host a bachelor/bachelorette party, birthday, holiday, you name it here, and you’re sure to have the time of your life!
1916 Smallman St
Wed-Thu 5PM - 10PM
Fri-Sat 5PM - 2AM
Ok, I know we just said that Pittsburgh is a city of bars, but we’ll get to them.
Right now it’s all about Cavo.
The quintessential night club right in the heart of the Strip District, Cavo offers 3 rooms with 3 vibes so you can experience the mood you’re feeling in the moment. If you’re looking to really go wild, check out Cavo. Where else in Pittsburgh are you going to find girls in the walls?
4907 Penn Ave
Tue-Thu 2PM - 12AM
Fri 2PM - 2AM
Sat 7PM - 2AM
We told you we’d get to the classic Pittsburgh bar, and here it is!
At Mixtape experience the chill feel of listening to your favorite mixtapes we all used to make.
A classic cocktail bar and cafe, enjoy a sip of your favorite drink that’ll give you whatever buzz you’re looking for as you hunt for that perfect track.
“...There's great music playing in the background, beanbags to sit on, and (interestingly) a no-tip policy because they pay their bartenders a living wage with paid sick leave. All tips are donated to charity!” - Yelp Review
4517 Butler St
Tue-Thu 8PM - 2AM
Fri-Sat 6PM - 2AM
Lawrenceville is one of Pittsburgh’s fastest growing neighborhoods.
With a trendy new bar or restaurant popping up seemingly every night it can be hard to keep up. But GoldMark stays ahead with it’s laid back and trendy atmosphere.
Voted Best Bar in Pittsburgh in both 2016 and 2017, it’s time you check out this bar to see what all the hype is about.
140 S 18th St
Mon-Sun 7PM - 2AM
Looking for something off the beaten path? Into more of the ooky spooky than most?
We’ve got you covered with Jekyl and Hyde.
One of the coolest little bars in town, it’s Halloween 24/7 365 in this corner of Pittsburgh’s South Side. Check them out for karaoke night or any one of their other hit event nights. An absolute must if you’re checking out the Pittsburgh nightlife.
1650 Smallman St
Fri-Sat 9PM - 2AM
Remember that club night scene we said is slowly creeping in to the Pittsburgh nightlife?
Well here’s a perfect example of a club that’s changing the game.
1101 Bradish St
Wed-Sat 8PM - 2AM
Sometimes known as Pittsburgh’s Narnia, Bar 11 is the best kept secret of the South Side.
Locals know it as a place to let loose, where anything can happen, and now it’s time you experience it too. If you’re visiting the city and want to get a feel for the best of Pittsburgh nightlife, this should definitely be on the list. Be sure to check out their Facebook for events too because the lineup can make the night!
4016 Butler St
Mon-Sun 11AM - 2AM
Another one of those ultra trendy bars in Lawrenceville we were talking about, Belvederes is the one stop shop for the best time ever.
With rotating DJs, 2 bars, a large dance floor and 2 pool tables, this place is the perfect place to have a good time next Friday night.
A converted roller rink, check out their Facebook to see when their next roller night is! The theme nights are real at this place too, so be sure to check those out too. Maybe hit up Emo night or maybe Divas night! It’s all good at the Ultra Dive.
731 Copeland St
Mon-Sun 4PM - 2AM
“Serving the stiffest drinks in all of Pittsburgh since 1954!” That’s really what it’s all about isn’t it? Good drinks at a bar that’s seen the neighborhood come up around it.
Check out this smokey den next time your in Pittsburgh for some Parisian meets Cajun flair along with your Steel City experience.