Game Day Bars in Pittsburgh

Game Day Bars in Pittsburgh

One of the best sports cities in the nation has some great sports bars to go along with their teams!

Whether you want to hit the bar to catch one of our black and gold teams, or any other sporting event, we have some great spots around the city for you. 

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It’s home opener weekend! Less than 24 hrs until kickoff! Can’t wait to get out there and drum for you all. Here’s where to find us on game day: 10:05 - North Shore Riverfront Park (south of stadium) 10:30 - Gold Lot (near Stage AE) 10:55 - Tequila Cowboy Live on Stage 11:10 - Art Rooney Ave 11:35 - Art Rooney Ave Come find us, watch the show, rock out to some sweet beats, say hi, and get excited for some Steelers football! Everybody welcome, as always...let's have some fun! #HereWeGo #positivevibes #steelers #herewego #nfldrumlines #pittsburgh #pgh #steelergang #steelersnation #steelerscountry #steelersfamily #steelersfootball #ps4l #pghmusic #lovepgh #zildjian #vicfirth #remo #mapex #pghcreative #thingstodoinpittsburgh #heinzfield

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Local Bar + Kitchen

Located at 1515 East Carson Street, Local is great for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. They have a heated, enclosed roof-top deck and a main dining area inspired by vintage Pittsburgh scenes. Whether you’re looking to grab a quick bite or enjoy a drink at the bar while watching the Steelers, Local is a staple in the South Side bar scene.

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Piper's Pub

Footie fans, rejoice. Piper's Pub reopened early in 2023 to the delight of soccer fans in the Burgh. Piper's opens early on weekends so fans can watch the best Premiere League and La Liga action with a fantastic pub menu, fan-friendly vibes and an expansive list of drafts, whiskey, scotch and more.

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Mario’s Southside Saloon

A Pittsburgh favorite, Mario’s was brought to life in 1982 by Pittsburgh native Bob Pessolano, who created a bar that has a unique blend of a neighborhood, college and sports bar rolled into one.  A popular Southside game-time destination, you can also find a Mario’s in Oakland and Shadyside.

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There’s so much room for activities, like karaoke. Head to Southside to belt it out at 9pm!

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Carson City Saloon

The self-proclaimed “#1 sports bar in Pittsburgh” is in the heart of Southside.  With three floors to find the perfect spot to camp out and watch the game, it’s no wonder that Carson City is so popular among the natives.  With a menu full of game-time staples and specials every day of the week, Carson City is worth a stop.

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My favorite people of the burgh. These people are MY people. Whether it be pitt (😁) or penn state (🙃), we are with each other through each sack and touchdown. Who will win? Prolly penn state, but we will stay tuned! And as always, never forget 42-39 #H2P

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North Shore

Voodoo Brewing Co. - Pittsburgh Pub

You love their Homestead location, and now Voodoo's newest location (right next to Shorty's) makes it the perfect place to grab a beer before or after the game. All of Voodoo's favorites are on tap and available in cans, plus their gigantic menu is a mix of pub favorites and upscale Asian fusion noodle bowls and South American entrees to please any palate.


Close in proximity to Acrisure Stadium (just a few steps away!), McFadden’s is the ultimate pre-game destination.  Opening four hours prior to kickoff, McFadden’s is a great place to set up shop.

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Today’s been fun and all, but there is nothing we love more than a home game. Only 7 more days until the home opener and we’re just getting started! Join us next Sunday to see how we really party! - - #mcfaddens #mcfaddenspitt #mcfaddyinz #pittsburgh #steelers #pittsburghsteelers #homeopener #homeopenercountdown #412 #northshore #football #nfl @steelers

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Tequila Cowboy

Tequila Cowboy offers great dining and “a revved up nightlife.”  With four venues under one rock’n rooftop, Tequila Cowboy is a great place to stop by for the game – and remain afterward.  The 17,000-square foot facility also includes Little Red Corvette for all of your ‘80s and ‘90s favorites!

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Winner, winner, Charlie Batch’s signature.

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William Penn Tavern

A Shadyside staple located off of Walnut Street, the William Penn Tavern, or just “The Tav,” is a great place to watch a game whatever day or time it is.  With a “hometown bar” vibe, a kitchen that’s open until midnight each night and an indoor/outdoor bar, there isn’t a better place to join your friends.

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RedBeard’s has 2 locations: one on 6th street downtown, and another at Shiloh Street on Mt. Washington. Both locations are lined with TVs, a large beer selection, and gameday specials for any Pittsburgh sporting event. Their 6th street location is also a great pre and postgame spot for Pirate games because of it’s walkability to the Roberto Clemente Bridge.



For those of us who still like going to college bars to watch games, Hem’s is a great spot. They are located on Forbes Avenue in the heart of Pitt’s campus. They have been recognized as Pittsburgh’s best college bars and one of the best in the nation by multiple publications. They have over 20 TVs, over 40 beers on tap, and plenty of specials for Pittsburgh’s sporting events.