Helllooooo, Pittsburgh. We know you love your Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates, but boy do you love your restaurants, too. With all the local spots and bars Pittsburgh has to offer, a happy hour is never far from reach. Enjoy all your favorite bites and booze without breaking the bank. We know you probably have your go-to spots around town, but hopefully this list will give you a couple of new places to check out.
In case you haven't heard, Checkle is your local happy hour finder that does all the work so you don't have to. To prove it, we've searched high and low to find the best happy hours and specials all throughout Pittsburgh. Now, all that's left to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy. So without further ado, let's get started!
Monday: Happy Hour @ Mad Mex
Mad Mex Shadyside brings the fresh California-Mexican cuisine, compelling beer and tequila lists, and rustic-yet-hip design that has established Mad Mex as a popular Pittsburgh dining destination since 1993. Come get a taste for yourself during happy hour! After a long Monday back at the office, we know you're going to need a drink. Mad Mex offers guests happy hour specials weekdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Score 1/2 off drafts, $4 12 oz. margaritas, $6 16 oz. margaritas, and $8 Big Azz Margaritas! With these prices, don't be surprised if you find yourself ordering more than one. This Pittsburgh Happy Hour is sure to be the cure for your Monday Blues.
Margarita Monday anyone?
Tuesday: Happy Hour @ The Yard
The Yard is a Pittsburgh staple. With 4 locations throughout the city, there's alway a Yard waiting for you to kick back and relax in. Monday through Thursday from 4-6 p.m., you can enjoy $1 off draft beers, $4 house wine, $5 drink of the day, and $2 off appetizers. With apps like Pub Pretzels, Wings, Yard Poutine, Fried Mac & Cheese Balls, Buffalo Chicken Dip, Fried Pierogies, and Loaded Quesadillas, you'll want to try them all! This Pittsburgh Happy Hour is the perfect one-stop-shop for after work dinner and drinks.
Why limit happy to just 1 hour?
Wednesday: Double Happy Hour @ Cioppino Restaurant
With Pittsburgh traffic, if you get off work at 5 o'clock sometimes it can be hard to get to a happy hour that ends at 6. Lucky for you, Cippino Restaurant has Double Happy Hour every Wednesday. Get the same great happy hour special for DOUBLE the time! Instead of the normal 4-6 p.m. happy hour, every Wednesday happy hour takes place from 4-8 p.m. Score $2 off bar food, $2 off beer, $1 off glasses of wine, and $1 off specialty cocktails. Choose from bar food like Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers, Beer Battered Rings, Crab Dip, Macaroni Fritters, Short Rib Sliders, Steak Salad, and Cioppino Burgers. This Pittsburg Happy Hour is the perfect place for dinner and drinks with friends, family, coworkers, or a significant other!
Double the time double the drinks, right?
Thursday: Late Night Happy Hour @ The Forge
Located in the heart of Pittsburgh, The Forge offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the busy Pittsburgh life. Sometimes there's just not enough hours in the day. Luckily, The Forge has a late night happy hour waiting for you! Tuesday through Saturdays from 10 p.m. to midnight, there's a happy hour drinks calling your name. Let off some steam with $10 house cocktails, $9 classic cocktails, $8 glasses of wine, $7 pours of Green Chartreuse or Amaro, and $6 draft beers and cider. With this happy hour selection, there's something for everyone! So, if you're looking to slow down and unwind after a stressful day, this is the spot for you.
Keep calm and drink on.
Friday: Happy Hour @ City Works Eatery and Pour House
We've been waiting for this one! It's finally Friday. You're off the clock and it's time to enjoy your weekend! Luckily, we have just the happy hour you need. Weekdays from 3:30-6 p.m., City Works Eatery and Pour House has one of Pittsburghs most beloved happy hours. Score select $4 beer, 1/2 price wine glasses, and $4 apps. Choose from Pretzel Bites, Cheese Curds, Fried Pickles, or Popcorn Chicken— just $4 each. (With these prices, you're practically obligated to order them all.) It goes without saying, this Pittsburgh happy hour is the perfect place to kick off your weekend.
Woo-hoo! You made it to Friday.
Saturday: Bottomless Brunch @ Franktuary
Looking for a new brunch spot in Downtown Pittsburgh? Maybe something a little casual and unconventional? Boy, have we got the spot for you. With 2 locations plus a food truck throughout PGH, it's the perfect excuse it explore the city. Score a delicious brunch featuring $14 bottomless mimosas and $17 bottomless bloody marys! (Hot dog, is that a good deal or what?!) Pair it with a Breakfast Frank and you're in for a real treat. This Pittsburgh Brunch spot may look a little different from your traditional "brunch," but we promise it's worth the try!
Suns out, buns out?
Sunday: Bottomless Brunch @ North Park Lounge
In Pittsburgh, they call it Sunday Funday for a reason. Bottomless Brunch... need we say more? If you're anything like us, the Sunday Scaries are real. If we can't stop Monday from creeping up on us, we can at least drink about it, right? Every weekend from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy bottomless mimosas and bloody marys for only $15 at North Park Lounge. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and tell your server to "keep 'em coming." Pair it with your favorite brunch entree like gulf biscuits & gravy, B.E.L.T., or deep fried french toast for a brunch that will keep you going strong throughout the week.
That's right, keep 'em coming.
Well, you know what they say... all good things must come to an end. And sadly, our time has come to an end. Pittsburgh is a melting pot of great music, sports, and restaurants, so we know there's a new spot in town you're dying to check out. The restaurant industry took a huge hit during the pandemic, so we always love a reason to support local businesses. Happy hours and specials are a great way to get out and enjoy yourself without breaking the bank. So, try a new spot and let us know what you think. See you next time, Pittsburgh!
Food Lover & Pun Enthusiast