Nightlife in Pittsburgh

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The puff pros at Jernigan's, voted one of 2010's top 20 bars in Pittsburgh Magazine, open their walk-in humidor to smokers of all stripes, serving fine spirits and classy cuisine in an intimate atmosphere reminiscent of the collegial camaraderie of an Irish pub. Stogie devotees can chew on a classic Padron Anniversario, aged four years, or parse words with a Hemingway Series cigar filled with earthy flavors, a spicy finish, and terse stories of its youth spent hunting squirrels in rural Illinois.

1500 Washington Rd
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

The culinary crew at Calabria's, which is nestled on the crest of Frosty Valley Golf Links's manicured greens, crafts a dinner menu brimming with traditional Italian dishes and meaty entrees. The chicken vesuvius basks in a meadow of mushrooms and artichoke hearts, with a glimmering aura of lemon and oregano ($14.95), while the chicken Romano beckons tempted tongues with Romano cheese battered and sauteed with lemon butter ($14.95). Diners can dive into specialties such as gnocchi ($11.95) or pasta calabria, which showcases penne with spinach and tomato sauce ($12.95). Construct noodles with a choice of five pastas and eight sauces (starting at $9.95) or with mannequin heads and wigs. The newly renovated eatery also boasts a lighter lunch menu, a selection of specialty cocktails, a $20 bottle wine list, and outdoor seating.

2652 Hidden Valley Rd
Upper St Clair,
PA
US

In 1938, J. Oliver Wintzell opened a tiny seafood joint on Dauphin Street in historic Mobile, Alabama. With room for just six customers to hop up on barstools and sample oysters prepared in three signature styles?"fried, stewed, or nude"?the eatery harbored modest ambitions and kept itself in check with walls strewn with Oliver?s homespun sayings. Oysters this great can?t remain a secret for long, though, and Wintzell?s Oyster House began to grow at such a rate that Oliver was compelled to expand to new locations throughout Alabama and beyond?by bringing the tastes and flavors of the Gulf Coast to Pittsburgh.

The menu boasts various fresh Gulf seafood including mussels, clams, shrimp, and its famous oysters. Diners can opt for non-seafood options such as USDA-certified steaks, pasta, and PoBoy sandwiches, or "hoagies" to northerners.

Customers can also visit the cigar bar to watch games on 65" TVs while munching on items from the full menu and sipping one of the many scotch, whisky, and bourbon selections. Visitors can also choose a premium cigar from the humidor or bring their own. The restaurant and cigar bar open daily at 11 a.m.

530 E Bruceton Rd.
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

When it comes to pizza, the chefs at Angelias Italian Grille aren't dogmatic: they mold dough into Sicilian thick-square crusts, hand-tossed discs, and even Chicago-style stuffed pizzas before adding toppings and cheese and baking it all to a golden finish. But if you still can't find a pie that's to your liking, you aren't out of luck. The eatery also prepares burgers dressed in blue cheese crumbles as well as a dozen hoagies, including Da? Pig?a behemoth made of Italian meats, steak, gyros, bacon, sausage, peppers, and just about any other topping you could want. Elsewhere on the menu, customers can mix and match noodles, sauces, and other ingredients to create their own pasta dish, or they can opt for the chefs? spicy Cajun ziti and seafood pasta creations. For parties, the restaurant prepares extra large versions of its dishes that come in handy during family-style dinners, buffet-style meals, and food fights where attrition offers the best path to victory.

1817 McKees Rocks Rd.
Mc Kees Rocks,
PA
US

A lengthy lineup of traditional game-day fare and a sports atmosphere captivate fans at Fox and Hound - Bailey's, where the kitchen remains open as late as its neighboring fully stocked bar. Chefs cook until the wee hours of the morning and always until the bar closes, baking Bavarian pretzel starters, crafting towers of onion rings, and preparing hand-battered chicken tenders that are cooked until they are golden brown. They blend their own seasonings to sprinkle over grilled-to-order burgers, and draw from a diverse roster of cheeses and toppings to crown their wood-oven-inspired flatbreads.

While manning the bars, bartenders tap into a stash of libations, such as UV Whipped vodka and Patron Silver tequila, to mix their specialty cocktails. To further foster a sporting ambiance, high-definition TVs glow with sports games and custom music-video playlists, and guests partake in pastimes of ump bashing, billiards, or competitive people watching.

8000 McKnight Road
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

Located in the heart of the Southside for four years, Local Bar + Kitchen's chefs have crafted a brand new menu, where you'll find locally-sourced produce and meats from Tom Friday's Market and and homemade pierogies from Cop Out Pierogies in Etna, PA amongst a variety of appetizers, salads, wings, sandwiches, burgers, and rustic flatbread pizzas. Local's pierogie fresca, for example, tosses potato and cheddar or spinach and feta pierogie with saut?ed red onion, sundried tomatoes, kale and lotus.

Take a stroll amid the dining room's brick walls or up to its rooftop deck, and you'll see an edible rainbow of similarly inventive American fare: a grilled cheese with boursin, havarti, gruyere, brie and American cheese, burgers topped with bacon deep fried in an Arsenal cider batter or beer cheese and jalape?os, and towers of wings with over a dozen dipping sauces. Brunch time brings stuffed french toast and even more sandwiches piled high with fried eggs and veggies. Local Bar + Kitchen also offers a variety of specials throughout the week, including wing night on Wednesdays, half-price bottle of wine on Thursdays, and half price happy hour, where all drinks and select appetizers are half off from 5 p.m.?7 p.m. Monday?Friday.

1515 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh,
PA
US