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The fun doesn't stop in Pittsburgh just because the sun goes down...
A night out in Downtown Pittsburgh doesn't have to end at 10pm. There are floors to be danced on, drinks to sip, and memories to be made until the wee hours. If you're in town for the night and looking to cut loose, dance until you drop, and see some great live performances, Downtown Pittsburgh has you covered. Here is a list of five Downtown venues open past midnight that you'll be telling all your friends about.
Open until 12:30am Friday and Saturday
Up-scale, stylish, and teeming with secrecy, the Speakeasy in the Omni William Penn Hotel is a great spot to start your night with a little rule-breaking. Prohibition may be over, but who's to say we can't party like we might get caught? The Speakeasy is hidden away under the hotel lobby and has historically themed cocktails and a noir era ambiance that is perfect for a quiet start to a late night.
Open until 2am Wednesday – Saturday
For a night with a little more energy, Howl at the Moon is sure to get the party started. The bar area will provide you with bucket cocktails like the Howlin' Punch, the Island Cooler, or the Fruit Roll Up while the stage showcases live music to keep you singing and dancing along all night. Howl at the Moon is also a great spot to plan private parties like bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthdays, and holiday parties. You and your friends and coworkers will most definitely have a night to remember.
Open until 2am Friday and Saturday
Social House 7 not only has amazing Japanese-Korean-Thai fusion in sharable, tapas-style plates, but it also has a trendy and stylish vibe for a late night party. Its location in the Pittsburgh Cultural District makes it a great stop for dinner and drinks during a night on the town. And why not stay a while and truly enjoy the lively late night atmosphere?
Open until 2am Friday and Saturday
If you're looking to spread your night just a little further beyond Downtown, find Cavo in the Strip District. This chic night club will keep you dancing and having fun all night. Cavo has two dance floors, a bar area with lounge seating, plus a VIP balcony with bottle service, for those of you trying to avoid paparazzi. Cavo is a great place to go if you love getting dressed up and experiencing a big city style night of dancing and fun.
Open till 2 am Monday - Friday
Want to let your inner country music star loose? Give Tequila Cowboy a try! There is so much to experience under just one roof - visit Wanna B's Karaoke Bar and sing a tune, ride a mechanical bull, or stop by Little Red Corvette for 80's & 90's favorites. The main stage often features live music, and has room for dancing. The abundance of big screen TVs means that you can always catch up on your favorite sports games. There is something for every cowboy (or girl). Yeehaw!
If you're in need of a little healing the morning after an unforgettable night out, there are a few perfect "cure-worthy" breakfast/brunch spots that will hit the spot.
My personal favorite is Pamela's Diner. This diner has multiple locations in the city, including the Strip District. It has been a Pittsburgh favorite for over 30 years. The famous stuffed, crepe-style hotcakes are a must-try on any visit to Pittsburgh, but after a night out, they definitely hit the spot. There is even a menu item made just for you: "The Morning After Breakfast Special" – 2 eggs, a choice of meat, and, of course, hotcakes. (Pro-tip: get a side of Famous Lyonnais Potatoes, too. You won't regret it).
Other great downtown options are Cherries Diner, Nicky's Grant Street, and for something a little more upscale, brunch at FL.2 won't disappoint.