Inside Carson City sports bar

9 Pittsburgh Sports Bars

Looking for a place to watch the game? Well, we've got you covered.

There are no shortage of places to cheer on the home team in Pittsburgh, but here are a few of our favorites!

Related: Best Game Day Bars

1. Carson City Saloon 

Located in Pittsburgh's energetic South Side neighborhood, Carson City Saloon has become a renowned and popular bar to catch a game. Revamped from a historic bank, the space includes a rooftop area, making for a bright and spirited game day atmosphere! From drinking games to impressive screens, you'll see why this bar consistently tops lists of the best bars in Pittsburgh.

2. Redbeard's on Sixth

Centrally located in Downtown Pittsburgh, Redbeard's on Sixth caters specifically to sports fanatics. From the extensive line of TVs behind the bar to the mural of Pirates legends, Redbeard's on Sixth is offers a comfortable place to cheer on your favorite team.

Bettis Grill in Pittsburgh
After Work Crowd at Jerome Bettis' Grille 36

3. Jerome Bettis' Grille 36 (Closed Due to COVID-19 Restrictions)

What better place to watch a game than at Pittsburgh Steelers legend Jerome Bettis' own grill? Located in the middle of Pittsburgh championship madness on the North Shore, catch views of Bettis' home turf, Heinz Field, and PNC Park, home to the Pittsburgh Pirates, while you enjoy delicious food and drinks.

4. Buford's Kitchen (Closed Due to COVID-19 Restrictions)

If you're a Pittsburgh Penguins fan, you'll likely know Buford's Kitchen as Blue Line Grille. After being renamed, Blue Line Grille reopened as Buford's Kitchen with all of the extraordinary amenities that made us love Blue Line. Located across from PPG Paints Arena, the restaurant has a draw for hockey fans but with impressive screens, an outdoor rooftop space, Southern style food, and cold drinks, the restaurant provides an upscale experience for cheering on any sport.

Inside of Cupka bar
Fans enjoying a game at Cupka's Cafe II

5. Cupka's Cafe II

Unassuming, Cupka's Café II offers a nostalgic sports bar atmosphere. College football fans in particular love the traditional bar with the weekly Pat Narduzzi show being hosted there and a variety of college teams decorating the walls. Not only is Cupka's Café II a welcoming environment for you, but your dog is welcome to join you in the outdoor seating patios.

6. Mullen's Bar & Grill

Four separate bars and a location across from PNC Park makes Mullen's Bar & Grill the perfect place to pregame a Pirates or Steelers game or catch an away game on the multitude of screens. You'll find the outdoor seating on game days particularly energizing as baseball fans rush past to catch MLB action.

The sign and a sandwich at Primanti Brothers
Classic Pittsburgh Primantis

7. Primantis

With locations throughout Pittsburgh, you're never far from this famous restaurant with the fries on their sandwiches. A Pittsburgh classic, it's not a trip to the 'Burgh without a trip to a Primantis. Choose from locations in Downtown, South Side, Oakland, The Strip District, and more! Yinz may even start talking Pittsburghese after this formative 'Burgh experience. 

8. Bigham Tavern

With 18 HD TVs and 10 huge screens, there's no such thing as a bad view at Bigham Tavern on Mount Washington. Bigham Tavern boasts all the amenities of a big city sports bar with the charm of a small town where friendly competition is welcome. While you're there, you'll enjoy an extensive beer list and food crafted from fresh ingredients that rivals the stigma of bar food.

A group gathering in Buckheads Bar
Crowd enjoying Buckhead Saloon

9. Buckhead Saloon

Rustic Buckhead Saloon in Station Square is just a quick game day boat ride from PNC Park and Heinz Field. Inside, you’ll find three projector screens and more than 15 huge flat screen TVs. Offering the unique mix of a bar and club, Buckhead Saloon always offers a vibrant experience.