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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Pittsburgh

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in Pittsburgh? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The PA Market restaurant
4.8
4.8 (161)
$30 and under
Latin / Spanish
Downtown
About the restaurant
**NO OUTDOOR RESERVATIONS** Outdoor dining is first come first serve. For groups larger than 10, please call us directly at 412-904-1332.

The PA Market is a two story European style market located in Pittsburgh's historic Strip District. Enjoy a full selection of cocktails and beers at our two cocktail bars, over 150 boutique wines from our Wine Library and five different cuisines to choose from! Whether you are on our cozy second floor, or enjoying the summer days outside in our courtyard or patio overlooking Penn Ave and Smallman, you are sure to have a great time surrounded by even better company!

Top review
NicholeCvip
Dined on Apr 13, 2024
The wine and food were delicious. I will definitely be back.
A photo of Wigle Whiskey Distillery restaurant
4.7
4.7 (226)
$30 and under
Distillery
Downtown
About the restaurant
Wigle Whiskey, Pittsburgh's grain-to-bottle organic whiskey distillery located in the famous Strip District, has been the most awarded craft whiskey distillery for seven consecutive years by the American Craft Spirits Association. We devote significant resources into creating the most unique and bursting-with-terroir spirits, cocktails, and food from the Wigle Kitchen. Visit Wigle Whiskey to experience the rich history, award-winning spirits, and food that Pittsburgh has to offer! After a meal from the Wigle Kitchen, don't forget to take home a bottle of your favorite Wigle spirit!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 10, 2024
A friend and I ate at Wigle on a Thursday night. Service was excellent. The Wigle Gimlets were fabulous. I had the hamburger and it was really delicious. I love eating…and drinking there. Always a hit!
A photo of Sports & Social at Pittsburgh Live! restaurant
4.6
4.6 (264)
$30 and under
Sports Bar
Greensburg
About the restaurant
Sports and Social Steel City is a one-of-a-kind sports bar, gaming parlor, and social lounge in the Live! Casino Pittsburgh. This two-level space features a 40-foot diagonal high-definition LED TV and over 20 HD screens strategically placed throughout the venue so you don’t miss a second of the action! Equipped with FanDuel Sports Book Lounge, bowling, foosball, pop-a-shot, shuffleboard, skee-ball and a golf simulator - there’s no excuse not to have fun!

WE ARE FAMILY FRIENDLY FROM 11:00am-9:00pm. No minors (21 and under) are permitted after 9:00 p.m.

Top review
LisaBvip
Dined 4 days ago
Great new menu! Loved the Greek salad and mushroom flatbread!
A photo of Bahama Breeze - Pittsburgh - Robinson Township restaurant
4.5
4.5 (611)
$30 and under
Caribbean
Downtown
About the restaurant
Bahama Breeze Island Grille offers a To Go menu with easy online ordering. Take home a taste of the islands today. Bahama Breeze offers all your favorites: burgers, salads, seafood, chicken-all with our island flair. From jicama or plantains to jerk chicken pasta, you can enjoy the islands one taste at a time, discovering new flavors along the way. If our Latin and Caribbean-inspired recipes sound delicious but you're not sure you're ready to explore, ask us about the ingredients or preparation. We're always happy to share our knowledge of Latin American and Caribbean cuisine.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Apr 10, 2024
Excellent food, exceptional service by April! It was amazing food! And she was amazing giving suggestions….
A photo of Steel Mill Saloon LLC. restaurant
4.5
4.5 (65)
$30 and under
American
Mt. Washington
About the restaurant
Conveniently located on the scenic Grandview Ave (across the street from the Duquesne incline) in Mt. Washington. We focus on food that has incredible flavors with a menu most everyone can enjoy and appreciate. Whether it be our second to none fish or our juicy burgers. We are also known for having several options for everyone, this includes Vegan and Vegetarian diets as well. Our Happy Hour is the most aggressive in Pittsburgh along with second to none bar drinks and atmosphere.
Our two floors allows us to be the perfect location for a date or a family looking to enjoy good service, great flavored food along with a scenic view.
All this and a GREAT VIEW!! Stop in, we look forward to serving you!

Top review
KristinS
Dined 4 days ago
We had a great time. Would definitely go back! The Buffalo Brussels sprouts were so delicious and unique! Service was great, food was excellent and such a great location with views of Pittsburgh right across the street!
A photo of CADENCE+ Cellars Speakeasy restaurant
4.5
4.5 (107)
$31 to $50
American
Switzer
About the restaurant
Welcome to CADENCE+ At The Strip. Our historical venue remembers the heritage of this iconic building. A modern day speakeasy, it’s a place to gather with your friends in a convenient downtown Pittsburgh location on Smallman Street. Our renovated space features made from scratch cooking, including lunch, shareable plates and full dinner service. You will find a curated selection of craft beers, specialty cocktails and fine wines, along with performances from local musicians. With an 8500 square foot event space upstairs, our restaurant, Cadence+ Cellars also features great spaces for hosting smaller, private events.
Top review
DebbyFvip
Dined 4 days ago
Our waiter was awesome and so were the guys and gals that made sure our food came out on A timely manor. Meat and cheese board was one of the best I’ve had. Truffle fries were to die for and the burger. What can I say yum! Cadence never disappoints.
A photo of City Works - Pittsburgh restaurant
4.4
4.4 (938)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
90 local and global crafts on draft highlighting local brewers, American fare with chef-driven twists, upbeat vibes, and best-in-class service. The unique marriage of ultimate sports bar and delightful restaurant.
Top review
DKKC
Dined 6 days ago
Went before a show - excellent HH and food and service was excellent! Will be going back!
A photo of Soluna Tequila and Mezcal Bar restaurant
4.4
4.4 (41)
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Switzer
About the restaurant
*Reservations for Soluna are for the bar and dinner only. (cafe closes at 3pm) Our kitchen closes at 9pm every night but our cocktail bar is open later*

Soluna is an upscale bar and restaurant offering handcrafted cocktails with a Latin American inspired dinner menu. Each cocktail is made with fresh ingredients and is carefully crafted to ensure a perfect balance of flavors.

The chefs at Soluna use traditional techniques and fresh, high-quality ingredients to create dishes that are full of flavor and texture. They are committed to creating a menu that is authentic and representative of the cultures and traditions that inspire it.

Whether you’re a mezcal & tequila enthusiast or just wanting to try something unique and different, Soluna is the perfect place to experience the delicious and complex world of handcrafted cocktails and Latin American cuisine in a relaxing environment.

Walk ins are welcome, but we encourage you to make a reservation!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
We had a great experience at Soluna this past weekend. It’s a cute, fairly laid back space. I had the tinga tacos and my husband had the torta. My rating is mostly about the service, because the servers were awesome! I left a note with our reservation that it was my husband’s birthday and hey brought out the MOST delicious tres leches I’ve ever had!! We were full, but still devoured it! For the food, the chips and queso were awesome! We also ordered a side of guacamole and that was really good too. My tacos were okay, but not as flavorful as I’ve had before. However, we moved here from Texas, so we’re a bit picky about our Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes. The torta was good, but a little dry for my husband’s tastes. The value is great! They have $$$ listed on here, but they are really $$. I was hoping for something a bit ritzier for his birthday celebration, but this worked out great. Wehad a great experience and would definitely go back!
A photo of Tapville Social - Wexford PA restaurant
4.3
4.3 (21)
$30 and under
American
Wexford
About the restaurant
A socially-driven dining experience celebrating the people and places that make us say "Cheers!". The perfect escape to create fun and memorable moments with friends. From our creative cocktail flights and pairings to our self-pour wine and beer walls, Tapville Social removes the obstacles of the restaurant experience and puts you in control of the journey.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
When making the reservation, I was told there were only high top tables available at 4:30 pm. We were there for almost 2 hours and the entire restaurant sat empty except for one table. We will return however as the menu options and drinks available were outstanding. Just mystified as to why we could not be seated at a table 🧐
A photo of Jacksons - Monaca restaurant
4.2
4.2 (278)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Monaca
About the restaurant
A modern American restaurant featuring a seasonally-changing menu of local, fresh ingredients. Located adjacent to the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Area Beaver Valley and the Home2 Suites, the restaurant offers an inviting dining room, extensive bar area and outdoor patio space featuring a fire pit. Host your corporate or social event with Events By Jacksons at our event venue located in the Hilton Garden Inn.

At Jacksons, there’s “nothing better” than spending time around the table with good food, strong drinks, and great company.

Top review
PaRebel
Dined 7 days ago
Jackson's is a great place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or any special occasion. The food is fantastic, served in ample quantities and seasoned appropriately. The waiters anticipated our needs and made sure we were pleased with our meals. The dessert served was awesome. It truly is a hidden gem in Monaca.
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