Best Nightlife

Out of all the clubs and bars in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Pittsburgh nightlife on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Pittsburgh Best Nightlife list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

Krista's Cantina

One of Pittsburgh's hottest nightspots, Krista's Cantina is known for having some of the city's best wings. When the game is over but you're not, head over to Krista's, where the party keeps going. Open every night, this upper-class dive bar is...  Read More

Strip District
Club Zoo

Unique from the rest of the Pittsburgh night scene, this members-only club is specifically for ages 15-21 only. Although it has the look and feel of a typical urban hotspot, Club Zoo was created to give the Pittsburgh youth any opportunity to...  Read More

Squirrel Hill Cafe

A neighborhood favorite, "the cage" (as it's familiarly known) snags students and locals with great deals on classic brews. Vintage decor and a working dumbwaiter hint at the institution's origin as a speakeasy back in the 1920s, and a winding...  Read More

South Side
Club Cafe

Combining intimate space and a sophisticated sound system, this club offers luxurious atmosphere and fabulous shows. Patrons enjoy comfy seating within 30 feet of the stage and a swanky illuminated bar that serves first-class martinis and your...  Read More

Strip District
Altar Bar

Touted as Pittsburgh's "First Video Night Club," Altar Bar is located in the building that used to house Sanctuary. Gone are the cocktail girls in Catholic school uniforms; in their place is an upscale bar with three private VIP areas,...  Read More

Uncle Jimmy's

Most bars located in the Oakland area are packed beyond belief with college kids most nights of the week. Uncle Jimmy's is a different breed, acting more like a hometown tavern even while surrounded by places catering to hordes of thirsty...  Read More

Church Brew Works

Church Brew Works was originally St. John the Baptist Church, and in 1996, the sacred building was transformed into a spectacular brewery like no other in the city. The room still retains the feel of a sanctuary with its lofty ceilings, but...  Read More

Funny Bone Comedy Club

Since 1982, Funny Bone has brought both local and nationally known comedy acts to Pittsburgh. The place features a full bar and dinner-show packages, and cover charges depend on the night and the talent that's been booked. Open mic night on...  Read More

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