Though the "noble experiment" of Prohibition failed, other noble experiments, such as teaching horses how to shoot guns and giving suffrage to any horse that could shoot a gun, were huge successes. Celebrate the failure of the 18th Amendment with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of small plates and drinks from Villa Southside on East Carson Street.
Villa Southside attracts diners and dancers alike with its two-floor layout, happy-hour specials on drinks and small plates, and minimalist décor. Chefs craft small-plate dioramas showing crisp fresh-cut fries searching for their reflections in malt vinegar ($4), Villa wings pursued by an angry mob of hot sauces ($8), and lightly breaded calamari ($10) dancing on the edge of a marinara volcano. An extensive drink list includes Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, Sam Adams' seasonal selection on draft, and eight wines by the glass. Specialty cocktails include the banana-cream-pie martini, which melds the abandon of drive-by pie-tossing with the elegance of a sippable dessert ($9–$14).
Like empty apartments and feng shui-optimized hospital waiting rooms, Villa Southside's decor is intentionally minimalist, evoking Eastern architecture through stone pillars and dark hardwood floors. Patrons are asked to maintain a "casually dressy" clothes code to keep the atmosphere elegant and prevent the intrusion of rowdy gangs of biker shorts.
1831 E Carson St.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203Get Directions