The Top 8 Places for Happy Hour in Pittsburgh

April 30, 2019
jason wolfe

Pittsburgh has a lot of bars-- and many of them have a great happy hour.

But if you’re looking for some places that have a fantastic happy hour-- look no further than the places we’ve chosen to be on this list. These bars all know that people want to unwind after work and take a load off-- and what they appreciate most is a fun atmosphere, good drinks, and delicious food. A little discount in normal prices doesn’t go unnoticed either-- and it’s why these spots are so popular amongst the Pittsburgh happy hour crowd.

The next time you and your friends go out for some drinks, be sure to get a GiftYa personalized gift card for any of these places-- as well as so many more bars in Pittsburgh. It will always be ready to use when happy hour arrives-- since it gets deposited to your debit card, there’s no physical card to worry about. Just relax, order a drink, and use your GiftYa balance!

1. Sharp Edge

Perfect spot in downtown Pittsburgh for some happy hour beers


Sharp Edge
Image courtesy of Sharp Edge. When you're in the mood for fine Belgian beer, be sure to stop in for happy hour at one of their locations.

Downtown
922 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-338-2437

Mon-Thurs 11am-12am
Fri-Sat 11am-1am
Sun 11am-10pm


The Sharp Edge has a couple of locations throughout Pittsburgh-- but you can be sure that the happy hour is fantastic at all of them. This spot is known for its huge selection of Belgian beer-- most of which you just can’t get at other bars.

These beers can be pretty pricey sometimes as well-- which is why the Sharp Edge makes them half during their happy hour. Pair that along with some of their appetizers being half of as well, and you have yourself a perfect spot for a happy hour.

“This was my second visit and I just truly enjoy the atmosphere here. They have a very good drink selection, and friendly bartenders.” -Google Review

2. Korner Pub

Chill spot for happy hour in the South Hills


Korner Pub
Image courtesy of the Korner Pub. Great beet on tap, fantastic service, and pool are all you need for a relaxing happy hour.

Mt. Lebanon
4 Bower Hill Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
412-561-1722

Mon-Fri 11am-2am
Sat-Sun 12pm-2am


The beers seem to change every month at the Korner Pub, but the patron’s certainly aren’t complaining. They know that it just means more beer to try during their half off happy hour!

This chill spot in Mt. Lebanon is home to one of the most eclectic selection of beers in Pittsburgh. Whether you prefer draft or bottled-- you’re sure to find it here. It’s also a great place to watch a Pens game during hockey season-- there are always game night specials.

“Just a really cool, really local bar. Unlike other surrounding bars that charge $7 for a Heineken, this place stands out. The beer is always rotating, and for around $4 a glass you can't beat it.” -Yelp Review

3. Steel Cactus

With locations throughout Pittsburgh, it’s easy to stop in for happy hour


Steel Cactus
Image courtesy of Steel Cactus. A great spot to indulge in pitchers of margaritas and some delicious tacos.

Various locations throughout Pittsburgh
5505 Walnut St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412-709-6444

Mon-Thurs 4pm-12am
Fri 11am-2pm
Sat 10am-2am
Sun 10am-12am


If you’re in the mood for margaritas, then definitely stop by one of the many Steel Cactus locations throughout Pittsburgh. Not only will you be treated to $10 pitchers of margaritas, but you can munch on $5 appetizers as well.

This place is a great way to end the week and start the weekend off right. No matter what day you decided to stop on-- there’s always a drink special going on in addition to their happy hour. They even have a late night happy hour on Saturday just in case you missed it during the week.

“Excellent service and delicious food. The three pepper burrito was awesome. A word of warning,  it's spicy. The desert was great as well.” -Google Review

4. The Warehouse Pub & Grub

This spot has some great happy hour specials


The Warehouse Pub & Grub
Image courtesy of the Warehouse Pub & Grub. Delicious brews and tasty bites abound in this fun sports bar.

Squirrel Hill
1731 Murray Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
412-224-2760

Mon-Fri 4pm-2am
Sat-Sun 2pm-2am


The Warehouse Pub & Grub is a place everyone feels welcomed in. Perhaps it’s the fantastic selection of beer they have that’s always served by friendly and attentive staff.

This Squirrel Hill bar has all kinds of drink specials that go on each week-- but the most popular by far are Tuesdays and Wednesdays when there’s a double happy hour. From 5pm-7pm and again from 9pm-11pm this spot has happy hour prices on all your favorite beers and cocktails.You can easily stay for both!

Don’t forget about about college night on Thursday when you can buy 2 shots and get one free!

“The bar itself is very clean, and the bartenders are super attentive to customer needs. Came in for a quick drink on a Thursday night. The vibe was very chill with people talking/relaxing.” -Yelp Review

5. Butterjoint

A quiet spot to enjoy your happy hour cocktail


Butterjoint
Image courtesy of Butterjoint. Sip on a hand crafted cocktail as you relax and feel the stress of the day melt away.

Oakland
214 N. Craig St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-621-2700

Mon-Sat 4:30pm-11pm



Butterjoint is a nice little cocktail bar deep in the heart of Oakland. It is located right next to its sister restaurant, Legume, and serves as the bar in residence for it. If you arrive for cocktails at Butterjoint, you may find yourself just wanting to stay put and relax for a while.

This spot is always packed with people looking to unwind and have a chat with friends after work or class. Pittsburghers know that this is the best spot for wonderful happy hour cocktails in a quiet atmosphere.

“Overall, this place is super chill with a degree of upscale-ness. I can't wait to bring more friends here especially for happy hour.” -Yelp Review

6. Harris Grill

Happy hour here gets pretty lively!


Harris Grill
Image courtesy of the Harris Grill. The happy hour here is one of the best in the 'Burgh -- their drinks and bites are always fantastic!

Various locations throughout Pittsburgh
5747 Ellsworth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Mon-Sat 11:30am-12am
Sun 10am-12am


The Harris Grill is a Shadyside establishment that has branched off to downtown Pittsburgh and Mt. Washington. But no matter the location-- once it’s time for happy hour-- these places fill up fast. Their happy hours offer drink specials and half off selected appetizers-- what a great way to end your day.

If you happen to be at their Tuesday happy hour, be sure to stay and check out their bacon night! There are always new and interesting selections to try on their menu.

“This place was great!...Also, they have a great drink menu (which I actually recommend just reading because it was pretty funny) and a decent beer list.” -Yelp Review

7. Sammy’s Famous Corned Beef

A hidden gem among downtown happy hour spots


Sammy’s Famous Corned Beef
With some of the cheapest drinks in downtown, Sammy's really outdoes itself once happy hour rolls around.


Downtown
901 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-765-2244

Mon-Sat 9am-11pm


It can be expensive to drink in downtown Pittsburgh sometimes-- which is why it’s so nice that places like Sammy’s still exist. This down to earth Pittsburgh bar makes some great cocktails-- and the beer selection features many local and craft brews.

When you show up for happy hour, expect a packed place-- especially if the Pens are playing. The drinks here go half off during happy hour-- which is why this place is so popular with the after work crowd.

Make sure to try any one of their famous deli sandwiches-- they go perfectly with your happy hour beer!

“Great, simple bar downtown if you're looking to grab a quick beer and a sandwich after work...They have some great beers on tap as well as a good selection of domestic cans and bottles.” -Yelp Review

8. City Works Restaurant and Bar

Happy hour here is always full of thirsty customers

City Works Restaurant and Bar
Image courtesy of City Works. The perfect place to watch the game -- or meet up with friends for happy hour!

Downtown
2 PPG Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-448-2900

Sun-Wed 11am-12am
Thurs-Sat 11am-2am


City Works is one of the newer restaurants located in Market Square. It has quickly turned into one of the most popular spots to meet up for happy hour. There is a rotating selection of close to 90 beers on draft-- which could be one of the reasons why.

It also features daily specials on drinks and food-- in addition to Pens and Steeler game specials. There are 15 HD TVs as well, so after happy hour is done, make sure you stay for the game as well!

“Great beer selection. Awesome restaurant set up in general. Both outdoor and indoor seating. Tons of tvs.” -Yelp Review

It’s a well known fact that Pittsburgh has a fantastic bar scene-- perhaps only rivaled by all the amazing places for happy hour. Stop by any of these spots-- as well as many others in Pittsburgh-- and be sure to pick up a GiftYa electronic gift card before you go! Where’s your favorite spot for happy hour in Pittsburgh? Let us know in the comments!






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