Perched a handful of blocks from the home stadium of the Pittsburgh Steelers, The Village Tavern and Trattoria serves as both post-game celebration spot and laidback neighborhood hotspot. Inside, cooks whip up classic Italian eats including pizza, pasta, and Ahi tuna entrees, while bartenders pour a wealth of drafts and craft specialty cocktails such as a jalapeno margarita and a vodka-infused banana split. Diners can take their pick of seating by lounging at one of the tables, bellying up to the bar, or cozying up on the year-round patio in hopes of catching an errant football.
For $16, you get a dozen wings (up to a $10 value), two sandwiches or burgers (up to a $16 value), and one hour of pool (a $6 value; up to a $32 total value). For $27, you get two dozen wings (up to a $17 value), four sandwiches or burgers (up to a $32 value), and one hour of pool (a $6 value; up to a $55 total value).
Buckhead Saloon's mounted buckhead keeps a watchful eye over bar-goers as they ingest American cuisine favorites and share pitchers of Yuengling. The ample, lively establishment houses a variety of seating areas, from its ski-lodge-style lounge area to its spacious, stool-lined bar. Let the congenial staff shake you up a martini as you shake tailfeathers with friends and fellow avian strangers on the dance floor, or grab a table on one of Buckhead’s local entertainment nights and scan the menu for the hand-breaded and deep-fried potato and cheddar perogies ($7.95). Indecisive eaters can sample the Jekyll and Hyde sandwich, an edible novella bound with one half buffalo chicken, one half barbecue roast beef, and one half misanthrope ($8.95). Buckhead Saloon rests just across the river from Heinz Field and PNC Park, allowing quick bites before or after the game.