Best Nightclubs in Pittsburgh, PA

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David Kindervater

Pittsburgh is best known for sports and steel, but when you want to enjoy a night out with drinks and dancing—or watching a live band—there are plenty of great options to choose from. Here are seven of the best nightclubs to sample in Pittsburgh, PA.

Cavo Night Club

Cavo is an upscale club located in Pittsburgh‘s bustling Strip District. It does a great job of catering to a wide variety of party goers, providing three different bars and two rooms that match your particular mood for the evening. The front is a bit more laid back, with a dance floor (try salsa nights) and room to socialize. Keep going and there’s a more traditional club with a DJ. The staff is friendly and the food ranges from steak salads to fish tacos and more.

Club Café

This small, cozy club is an icon in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood. It’s a great spot to sit (or stand) and listen to local and national touring acts. Club Café has a creative menu with vegan and gluten-free options. There are more than a dozen craft beers on tap (plus domestics and imports) with a nice selection of wines, spirits, liquors, and speciality craft cocktails, too.

Belvedere’s Ultra-Dive

Belvedere’s, located in the trendy Pittsburgh neighborhood of Lawrenceville, isn’t really a dive bar at all. In fact, it’s been remodeled with a new stage and two fully stocked bars. It’s the down-to-earth people that make the place so popular. And there are cheap drinks. The themed nights are popular for a wide variety of ages in this decent-sized venue. Plus, there are pool tables and games like darts and a pinball machine, too.

Tequila Cowboy Bar & Grill

Tequila Cowboy is a bar and grill, but its self-proclaimed “revved-up nightlife” makes it more than a viable option for one of Pittsburgh’s best nightclubs. It’s the best of all worlds: dinner, drinks, and dancing. The food is American fare at its best, with burgers, tacos, pizza, salads, and steaks highlighting the menu offerings. Big-screen TVs keep track of the big games. Little Red Corvette, a kitchen and ‘90s bar, and Wanna Bs, a karaoke bar, are both built in. There’s even a mechanical bull, if you dare.

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