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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Pittsburgh / Western PA

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in Pittsburgh / Western PA? 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 Rear End Gastropub & Garage restaurant
4.7
4.7 (92)
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Etna
About the restaurant
We are a modern restaurant housed in an automotive garage that dates back to the 1940s. During the pre-interstate period of America, people and families often traveled across storied highways such as Route 40, Lincoln Highway or Route 66, encountering regional foods and a variety of cultural influences along the way.

In that spirit, our seasonal menu will be a ‘road trip’ that explores some of those mid-western, southern, south-western, and western dishes and techniques. Just like a garage, we will tinker with and adjust them to put together something that will make your trip to see us memorable.
Top review
BarryBvip
Dined 7 days ago
Good mix of dining options, overall a great value and very good experience!
A photo of Bahama Breeze - Pittsburgh - Robinson Township restaurant
4.5
4.5 (615)
$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
Nancygvip
Dined on May 1, 2024
Tropical chicken salad delicious. Waiter, Harry, very attentive.
A photo of Jacksons - Monaca restaurant
4.5
4.5 (280)
$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
Spohnny
Dined on May 9, 2024
Wonderful updated menu. That really do a terrific job at Jackson's. The food is amazing, the staff is friendly and it's a great time
A photo of The Rebel Room restaurant
4.5
4.5 (41)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Rebel Room is a neighborhood bar and restaurant located in Downtown Pittsburgh offering guests a new take on American fare. Experience an inviting atmosphere punctuated by The Rebel Room’s eclectic design inspired by the rebels who made Pittsburgh what it is today.

We ask that you please respect our reservation size regulations. Due to the size of our dining room, we cannot always accommodate parties larger than six. Please call, if you wish to reserve a table or section for a party larger than six. Although these reservations can not be guaranteed, we will do our best to accommodate you. We look forward to seeing you!

*A gratuity of 18% will be automatically added to parties of 6 or more*
Top review
LisaS
Dined on May 18, 2024
This was my first time at The Rebel Room and I loved it. Great service and amazing food and drinks. Will be back.
A photo of Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh restaurant
4.4
4.4 (463)
$30 and under
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Hard Rock Cafe is a global phenomenon with 185 cafes that are visited by nearly 80 million guests each year. The first Hard Rock Cafe opened on June 14, 1971, in London, England, and from there the brand has expanded to major cities and exotic locations around the world.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Excellent service! Nice follow up to confirm reservation. It was obvious that the host had read my note requesting specific seating arrangements, and double checked on arrival to be sure the table location would be okay.
A photo of City Works - Pittsburgh restaurant
4.4
4.4 (947)
$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
WiedrichChuck
Dined 2 days ago
we asked to be seated outdoors rather than the high-top so it would be quieter. it was a beautiful evening.
A photo of Threadbare Cider House restaurant
4.3
4.3 (88)
$30 and under
American
Northside
About the restaurant
Featuring our Threadbare house and experimental ciders by the glass, Wigle Whiskey cocktails, and craft sourdough pizza with plenty of family style seating inside the Tasting Room & outside on the patio! Dogs welcome outside on the patio. Cider bottles available for purchase too!
Top review
ellenp
Dined on Apr 6, 2024
Delicious pizza and loved the mead and cider flights. Live music made for a perfect night out. Would highly recommend. Can’t wait to go back when outside seating open.
A photo of Soluna Tequila and Mezcal Bar restaurant
4.3
4.3 (45)
$31 to $50
Contemporary Latin
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 on May 3, 2024
Absolutely loved this place. The staff was super light hearted and fun to chat with, and the food was next level. Highly recommend the carnitas tacos and one of their cocktails!
A photo of BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - South Hills restaurant
4.2
4.2 (170)
$30 and under
American
South Hills
About the restaurant
Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Experience overall was excellent! Service was very good! Food was Great! Saved room for the wonderful dessert! Absolutely Loved the Pizookie!
A photo of Tapville Social - Wexford PA restaurant
4.2
4.2 (33)
$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
connor7125219400000000000vip
Dined 7 days ago
Love the staff, there very friendly and helpful!!!
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