Top 9 Places to Grab Some Bar Food in Pittsburgh

May 1, 2019
jason wolfe

Everyone loves a little bar food sometimes-- it’s a great way to fill up while you’re having some drinks at your favorite bar.

We all need a cheat day from our normal diets-- when we can indulge in burgers, fries, and stacked sandwiches-- all without a tinge of guilt.

Pittsburgh has some great bars-- but not all of them are known for their food as well. The bars on this list are-- and you can rest assured, it is some amazing pub grub. The next time you’re craving some deep fried appetizers or delicious wings, consider trying out the bars listed below!

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1. Bigham Tavern

The bar food at this place is top notch

big burger at bigham tavern

Image courtesy of Bigham Tavern. This place is consistently voted as having some of the best wings in Pittsburgh.


Mt. Washington
321 Bigham St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15211
412-431-9313

Mon-Fri 11am-2am
Sat-Sun 10am-2am


Bigham Tavern is a great Pittsburgh bar that’s located in Mt. Washington-- not far from the Shiloh Street Shops. Wednesday is wing night at this spot-- and the place is always packed.

Customers love not only their delicious wings and variety of sauces-- they also can’t get enough of their burgers and loaded sandwiches. If you’re looking for a great place with some solid bar food-- and a fantastic beer selection as well-- look no further!

“The food is so good! The Buffalo Mac and cheese is to die for. The added celery to the dish really sets it off. I'm also a massive fan of the pierogie flathead. The bartenders are always friendly, as well as the entire waitstaff.” -Yelp Review

2. William Penn Tavern

Fantastic place for bar food in Shadyside


william penn tavern
Image courtesy of William Penn Tavern. The locals agree, this tavern has some great bar food.

Shadyside
739 Bellefonte St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412-621-1000

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


William Penn Tavern is great spot to watch the game, meet with friends, or to enjoy some delicious food. It might not look like it-- but this bar has some unbeatable appetizers-- you’ll have a hard time decided which ones to get!

It’s always nice when a place that has good drinks also has some great food to to pair with it as well. You’ll definitely not regret stopping into this Shadyside staple for a brew and some food.

“Food came out fast and was delish. Good beers on draft. Bar has the best little outside area with lots of heaters.” -Yelp Review

3. Smokin’ Joe’s Saloon

Stop in here for all around great bar food

plate of wings from smokin joes

Image courtesy of Smokin’ Joe’s Saloon. If you’re out and about in the South Side, be sure to stop in for some smokin’ hot wings!



South Side
2001 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
412431-6757

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


From flatbreads, to sandwiches, to burgers-- Smokin’ Joe’s Saloon seems to have all the bar food you could ever want. It’s also nice to know that you can wash it all down with any one of their 60 beers on draft.

There are a lot of wing spots in Pittsburgh, but as far as the South Side goes-- these could easily be the best there are. This place gets packed on Fridays and Saturdays, so make sure you get there early!

“The wings are also a great item on the menu. There are a bunch of flavors, and they go well with the wide assortment of beer.” -Yelp Review

4. Redbeard’s

Some of Pittsburgh’s best bar food


redbeard's wings
Image courtesy of Redbeard’s. Within walking distance of the famous Mt. Washington view!

Mt. Washington
201 Shiloh St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15211
412-431-3730


Redbeard’s has two locations-- one in downtown Pittsburgh-- as well as on Shiloh St. in Mt. Washington. Located just down the street from the Monongahela Incline this place gets full of hungry tourists and locals alike. Who could say no to their amazing wings, hoagies, or club sandwich with honey mustard?

They service here is always friendly-- and they are more than willing to make and dietary changes to your order should you need it.

Make sure to stop by in the warmer months when their outdoor patio is open!

“Redbeard's has the best pub food on Mt. Washington for sure! Good wings are hard to find around here, but Redbeard's are pretty damn great.” -Yelp Review

5. Squirrel Hill Sports Bar

Delicious bar food is the norm at this local spot

squirrel hill sports bar

Image courtesy of Squirrel Hill Sports Bar. For some really awesome bar food, check out the Squirrel  Hill Sports Bar.


Squirrel Hill
5832 Forward Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
412-422-1001

Mon-Sun 4pm-2am


Squirrel Hill Sports Bar is a great place to meet up with friends-- whether you’re stopping by after work-- or joining them to watch the big game. Grab a hoagie, some pizza, or even a hot dog and sit back and relax.

No time to sit in the restaurant? No problem-- you can order in your food as well for pick up. Their kitchen is open late, so make sure to stop by after a night out in Squirrel Hill.

“Massive beer list, amazing bar food and open mic night never disappoints. I've never had trouble parking.” -Yelp Review

6. Winghart’s

Excellent bar food-- especially the burgers!


burger at winghart's
Image courtesy of Winghart’s. There is some seriously good bar food waiting for you at Winghart’s!


Downtown
5 Market Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-434-5600

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


Winghart’s is known throughout Pittsburgh for their hand cranked burgers-- there are so many options to choose from on their menu you might have to make a couple of visits! If you’re looking for a place to try when you’re walking through Market Square or shopping in downtown, stop in to Winghart’s and you won’t be disappointed.

There are always some amazing beers to try while you’re there as well-- consider stopping in for happy hour next time!

“The food is always above expectations. Don't let the appearance of the place fool you. Great happy hour offerings if you can make it there before 6pm.” -Yelp Review

7. Birmingham Bridge Tavern

Fantastic bar food-- and beer as well!

couple racks of ribs at birmingham bridge tavern

Image courtesy of Birmingham Bridge Tavern. Great pub food in a super friendly, casual atmosphere.

South Side
2901 Sarah St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
412-381-2739

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


Birmingham Bridge Tavern is off Carson Street in the South Side-- but it’s not hard to find at all. Just follow the people headed in for their fantastic bar food and amazing beer selection. Located a little further past the Birmingham Bridge, this place is an easy walk from the main area of the South Side.

There is always a food and drink special for each day of the week-- locals just can’t get enough of all the beer options and food from their on-site BBQ pit.

“Nice wing selection and food/booze specials every day of the week. Large food menu.. many options.” -Yelp Review

8. Kelly’s Bar and Lounge

Surprising spot that has some amazing bar food


kielbasa on a grill at kelly's bar and lounge
Image courtesy of Kelly’s Bar and Lounge. Looks can be deceiving-- this place has some of the best bar food in East Liberty.

East Liberty
6012 Centre Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
412-363-6012

Mon-Sat 11:30am-12am
Sun 6pm-12am

After spending the day shopping and taking in the sights of East Liberty, stop in for an authentic Pittsburgh experience at Kelly’s Bar and Lounge. There are a lot of craft beers to choose from-- or ask the fantastic staff to whip up a cocktail while you check out their menu.

The bar food here is creative-- taking Pittsburgh staples and adding a twist to them. Consider trying the cajun meatloaf sandwich and fried pickles!

“t is a small bar with indoor and outdoor seating, cool drink specials and pretty yummy food! They have something for everyone it seems, including vegans such as myself.” -Yelp Review

9. The BeerHive

Excellent bar food-- and beer-- in the Strip District

pub grub and beer at the beerhive
Image courtesy of the BeerHive. Pop in here once you’re done checking out the market at the Strip District.

Strip District
2117 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-904-4502

Mon 11:30am-10pm
Tues-Thurs 11:30am-12am
Fri 11:30am-1pm
Sat 10am-1am
Sun 11am-8pm



Walking and checking out all the stores and shops the Strip District has to offer can be exhausting. Why not stop into the  BeerHive when you’re done for some pub grub and beers? They’re famous for their hand cut chips, fries, and sweet potato fries-- but you’ll definitely want to check out their burgers or tacos-- but only if you’re hungry!

They also have quite a nice selection of beers-- with over 100 types in bottles and 12 rotating drafts-- you should consider stopping and staying for a few.

“This is a great break along the Strip District. A great selection of beers and fantastic food to break up the walk along Penn.” -Yelp Review

There are so many places in Pittsburgh with great bar food-- it was hard to pick just nine places for our list! All of these spots offer some fantastic food to go with your drinks-- so make sure to stop by and give them a try. Where’s your favorite place to get some bar food in Pittsburgh? Let us know in the comments!





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