The Best Bars in Pittsburgh to Catch the Penguins Game

February 15, 2019
Culture & Art
jason wolfe

Why cheer from the sidelines when you can get into the game? Don’t just sit on your couch!

Get out to the top Penguins bars in Pittsburgh and experience the game with your fellow fanatics.

For the average Penguins fan, nothing compares to experiencing the game at PPG Paints Arena, but the top Penguins bars sure come close. With this list of the best Penguins bars, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect watering hole for the next big game!

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RedBeard’s on Sixth

Redbeard's downtown
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Downtown
144 6th St.

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Mon-Sun 11AM - 2AM

Happy Hour
Mon-Fri
4PM - 7PM

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Specials
$14 Coors Light Buckets (5 Bottles) during Pens Games
$6 “Big League” (34oz) Coors Drafts during Pens Games

RedBeard’s, located in Downtown Pittsburgh, is one of the hottest Penguins bars in Pittsburgh.

“Excellent atmosphere for the sports fan.” - Google Review

With different drink specials available for any Pittsburgh team games, there can be no doubt this bar is dedicated to the love of the game. A local pub known for its love of the game and the friendliness of the folks, you’re sure to have a great time watching the next Pens match.

City Works Eatery and Pour House

City Works Eatery and Pour House
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Downtown
2 PPG Place

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Sun-Wed 11AM - 12 Midnight
Thu-Sat 11AM - 2AM

Happy Hour
Mon-Fri
4PM - 6PM

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Specials
$4 Select Happy Hour Drafts
$4 Select Happy Hour Appetizers

With 11,000 sq ft of dining room, this Penguins bar is a sprawling set up for the next big game.

“What a great selection! Their cider is delicious. The atmosphere is super fun too.” - Google Review

Even with the space, it’s sure to be packed to the rafters with Pens’ fans come game day, so be sure to get your spot ahead of time so you can see the screens.

Just around the corner from PPG where the Penguins play in Market Square, City Works Brew House puts you in the heart of the action when the blades meet the ice.

Mullen's Bar & Grill Inc

Mullen's Bar and Grill
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North Shore Pittsburgh
200 Federal Street

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Sun-Thu 11AM - 1AM
Fri-Sat 11AM - 2AM

This Penguins bar, located near PNC park in Pittsburgh’s North Shore, is guaranteed to provide that perfect game day atmosphere.

“Awesome place! Really good mixed drinks!...Really good food! Went to several places in the area and this was one of our favorites! Definitely look forward to going back again!” - Google Review

With 3 pool tables, a dozen screens, a full wet bar, and kitchen, Mullen’s has everything you could ask for?

Just across the river from all the action, avoid the traffic and hassle of Downtown but still be a part of the experience.

Squirrel Hill Sports Bar

Squirrel Hill Sports Bar
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Squirrel Hill
5832 Forward Ave

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Mon-Sun 4PM - 2AM

Happy Hour
Mon-Sun
4PM - 6PM

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Specials
50¢ off Draft Beers Monday - Saturday (Happy Hour)
50¢ off Sam Adams Sunday (Happy Hour)

The perfect location for the Penguins fan looking to avoid the hussle and bussle of game day in Downtown Pittsburgh.

“One of the better bars in Squirrel Hill, particularly if you are Pens/Steelers/Pirates fan.” - Google Review

Located in the quiet neighborhood of Squirrel Hill, the Squirrel Hill Sports Bar is sure to impress. With a bottle list that will make your head spin, this Penguins Bar pulls ahead from the rest with its wide variety of drinks.

Enjoy the great food and few brews as you cheer on our Pens.

Carson City Saloon

Carson City Saloon
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South Side
1401 E Carson St

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Mon-Fri 5PM - 1:45AM
Sat-Sun 11:30AM - 1:45AM

Happy Hour
Mon-Fri
5PM - 7PM

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$2 Select Drafts (Happy Hour)
$3 off Apps and Wings (Happy Hour)

Located at the center of the action, this Penguins bar in the South Side is sure to excite.

“Fun place! Great music and good food too!” - Google Review

There is no such thing as a boring time in Pittsburgh’s South Side, mix that in with a Penguins’ obsessed sports bar and you have yourself a game day to remember. Cheer on your favorite hockey team surrounded by the high energy and good times of the South Side, and -- if you’re lucky -- maybe the team will join you after they win.

William Penn Tavern

William Penn Tavern
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Shady Side
739 Bellefonte St

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Mon-Sat 11AM - 2AM
Sun 12AM - 2AM

Happy Hour
5PM - 7PM

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Specials
$1 Wings

Located in another one of Pittsburgh’s quieter neighborhoods, this Penguins bar is just off Walnut St. in Shadyside.

“If you want a truly genuine experience you gotta come here. I felt like I was a part of the family...” - Google Review

A cosy pub with screens everywhere you look, the William Penn Tavern offers delicious food, two bars, outdoor seating, and a pinball machine! What more could you want on game day?

The Souper Bowl

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Downtown
PPG Paints Arena

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Mon-Fri 7AM - 10PM
Sat-Sun Closed

We here you, sometimes a sports bar just doesn’t cut it.

“Awesome place. should be required of all Pittsburghers to know this place and go here at least once in their life before attending a Penguin game.” - Google Review

When your favorite hockey team is in town, there’s no better Penguins bar in the city than The Souper Bowl.

Why?

Well because there’s no closer Penguins bar. Actually attached to the PPG Paints Arena, you couldn’t get a beer any closer to the ice unless Crosby handed it to you himself!

Rumerz Sports Bar and Grill

Rumerz Sports Bar and Grill
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North Shore
216 Woods Run Ave

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Mon-Fri 3PM - 2AM
Sat-Sun 12PM - 2AM

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Specials
Select specials change daily

A short drive from the various stadiums and casino in the North Shore, this Penguins bar has everything the hockey fan could ask for on game day.

“Great atmosphere wonderful service good food” - Google Review

With an outdoor cabana style seating area, multiple pool tables and assorted bar games, a spacious dining room and a screen in every corner there’s no possible way to have a bad time at the Rumerz Sports Bar and Grill when game day comes.

The Beerhive

The Beerhive
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The Strip District
2117 Penn Ave

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Mon 11:30AM - 10PM
Tue-Thu 11:30AM - 12 Midnight
Fri 11:30AM - 1AM
Sat 10AM - 1AM
Sun 11AM - 8PM

Happy Hour
Mon-Fri
5PM - 7PM

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Specials
$1 off all drinks (Happy Hour)
½ off apps (Happy Hour)

The perfect Penguins bar for the craft beer lover, The Beerhive in the Strip District is the one stop pub shop for a relaxed gameday experience.

“Outstanding bar tenders, wide variety of craft beers, friendly atmosphere, reasonably  priced, close to shopping and restaurants. Highly recommend!!” - Google Review

With over 100 beers on menu and a variety of growlers and taps, this place has everything the adventurous beer lover has been looking for.

Enjoy the game with 1 or 2 or 100 beers, and we hear the foods pretty great too!

Archie’s

Archie's
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South Side
2328 E Carson St

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Mon-Fri 5PM - 2AM
Sat 3PM - 2AM
Sun Closed

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Specials
Drink specials change daily!

With some of the best bar food you’re going to find in the South Side, this Penguins bar is a must visit.

“Best wings in the Southside.” - Google Review

Archie’s is a classic pub located in the South Side of Pittsburgh that truly captures the atmosphere and energy of Pittsburgh on game day.

Enjoy some of their famous wings while you cheer on our Pens, and don’t forget the beer!

Mario’s South Side Saloon

Mario's South Side Saloon
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South Side
1514 E Carson St

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Mon-Sat 11AM - 2AM
Sun 10AM - 2AM

Happy Hour
Mon-Fri
5PM - 7PM

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Specials
Thursday Specialty Pizzas ½ Off

Located in Pittsburgh’s South Side the Mario’s South Side Saloon is the iconic Penguins bar.

“One of my favorite bars in the southside.” - Google Review

We saved the best for last with this location. With two floors, over a dozen screens and a bar that’ll make your eyes pop, the only thing this place is missing on game day is the Penguins themselves -- and sometimes even they show up!

The can’t miss spot for Penguins games for sure.

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