Ever since the they first retracted the roof of the Civic Arena, an iconic music venue that was the world’s first open-air dome, Pittsburgh concerts have been something to see. The Civic has since been demolished, but there are plenty of other great spots where people can catch shows in Pittsburgh. In fact, Esquire once gave Pittsburgh the No. 1 spot on its Cities That Rock list, thanks to scene staples like 31st Street Pub, where the bar is bedecked with skulls and the bands rock out with bone-rattling riffs. The Smiling Moose and Bloomfield Bridge Tavern cement the city’s rep for divey rock clubs, though Club Cafe brings some sophistication to Pittsburgh events.

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