Garage Door Saloon
Garage Door Saloon (known by the locals as GDoor) is the classic dive bar, you can smoke inside, they’ve got three dartboards and two pool tables, the wall sports a guest-operated jukebox so you can pick the music, and they even have a window into the pizzeria next door so you can grab a slice to go with your beer. The bartenders are friendly and are happy to make a Trashcan for you any time (you’ll have to get one yourself to find out what’s in it), and things can get pretty crowded late at night, but be sure to stop in for karaoke on Tuesdays to hear college students belting out Beyonce and Kesha.
Address and Telephone: 223 Atwood St. Pittsburgh, PA, USA 15213, +1 412 621 4842
Located inside of family-run bistro Legume, Butterjoint is a full-service bar with its very own small plate and late night menus. Visitors may sip on an ice-cold draft beer, premium wine, or handcrafted cocktail. For lower prices, stop by during happy hour, offered from 4:30pm-6:30pm every day throughout the work week. However, if you really want to get your money’s worth, attend a class at Butterjoint’s free school. Learn about fermenting everything from sauerkraut, to wine. Butterjoint hosts other special events, such as Date Night, which features a fixed three-course menu, or community events with live entertainment. Finally, be sure to sample one of their signature burgers, ranging from average to extra fancy. Top the grass-fed beef with a number of cheeses, greens, condiments, and more. Butterjoint’s burger bites and beer are just what you need.
Address and Telephone: 214 N. Craig St. Pittsburgh, PA, USA, +1 412 621 2700
This award-winning bar is a local watering hole and hang out spot for co-eds in the Oakland area. Mingle around a table with friends, sip on one of the many craft brewed ales available, and discuss that crazy lecture you attended last week. Or, unwind after a crazy study session by dancing the night away; a DJ spins Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. For a more chilled atmosphere, attend the acoustic open mic night on Wednesdays or win prizes at pub trivia on Tuesdays. Seeing as how college students seldom have money, the food and drinks are cheap, yet delicious. Although primarily a college bar, Hemingway’s welcomes all and is a perfect place for a casual outing.
Address and Telephone: 3911 Forbes Ave. Oakland, PA, USA, +1 412 621 4100