In this series, we’re featuring happy hour specials in different neighborhoods around Pittsburgh. Last month, we hopped around South Side. Downtown is up next!


Bill’s Bar and Burger

Instagram, @billsbarandburger

The Deal: 4-6PM, Sunday-Thursday, ½ off draft beers, $5 Mini B’s Sliders, $5 House Wines, ½ off appetizers

What to Expect: Bill’s Bar and Burger is a casual burger bar. Get some $5 Mini B’s sliders and half price draft beer on special, and maybe splurge for a milkshake while you’re at it (they’re insanely delicious!).


City Works

The Deal: 3-6:30PM, Monday-Friday, $4 apps, $4 draft beer, ½ price wine glasses

What to Expect: City Works is a large contemporary pub located right in Market Square. TVs adorn the wall behind the bar so that you can catch just about any game, any time. The prices are on point, so stop by to grab a drink and share some snacks with your squad.


McCormick and Schmick’s

Instagram, @mcandschmicks

The Deal: 4:30-7PM, Monday-Friday, food specials ranging from $3-10, craft drafts for $4.5, domestics tap $3.75, wells for $4.5, wines for $6-8, spirits, cocktails and martinis for $6-8

What to Expect: McCormick and Schmick’s has one of the most extensive happy hours in the city. This upscale seafood chain offers appetizers for as little as $3 during happy hour, with a broad range of beverages on sale too. Enjoy cocktails of both the shrimp and liquor varieties here!


Nola on the Square

Source: Instagram, @nolaonsthesquare

The Deal: 5-7PM on Mondays, 4-7PM Tuesday-Friday, $4 select food and drink specials, $1 Gumbo Ya-Ya, $1 Red Beans and Rice, $1 off beer, $2 off wine and mixed drinks, ½ off all flatbreads

What to Expect: Nola is a lively New Orleans style restaurant, bar, and live jazz venue with happy hour specials for only $4 and Gumbo Ya-Ya for just $1. Sticking to a Southern theme, the accompanying drinks include a Captain White Strawberry Daquiri and a Mississippi Mule, among other options.


Sienna Mercato

Instagram, @siennamercato

The Deal: All 3 floors of this establishment have different happy hours.
Il Tetto: 4-6PM, Wednesday-Friday, $5 craft drafts, highballs, house wines, frozen cocktails, and bar snacks
Mezzo: 5-6PM, Monday-Friday, $4 drafts, 1/2 off pizza and select wines
Emporio: 4-6PM, Monday-Friday, 1/2 off drafts, mixers, wine, $0.50 buffalo chicken balls, $5 poutine

What to Expect: Sienna Mercato hosts three restaurants and bars in one building, so you can hop from floor to floor for these happy hours. Check out the rooftop bar, Il Tetto, for the craft beer and view of the city. Mezzo is a relaxing restaurant for good pizza and wine, while Emporio has unbeatable chicken meatballs for just 50 cents each during happy hour.


Social House 7

Instagram, @socialhouse7

The Deal: 4-6PM, Monday-Friday, $3-5 drink specials, $3-$6.50 sushi and appetizers

What to Expect: Social House 7 is a modern Izakaya style restaurant with Japanese cuisine. The sushi is unreal, as are the prices for it at happy hour. The drink specials include Japanese-inspired cocktails—try the Toji Mule or the Tokyo Sling.


Ten Penny

Instagram, @tenpennypgh

The Deal: Early Evening: 4-6PM, Monday-Friday, ½ off drafts, $5 house wines, and $2 off specialty cocktails Late Night: 10PM-12AM, Wednesday-Saturday, ½ off drafts, $5 house wines, $5 select martinis, and $5 select appetizers

What to Expect: Ten Penny is a modern bar and restaurant with touches of rustic décor. The best part of this happy hour is that it happens twice! There’s an after-work drink special, while the late night happy hour also includes $5 select appetizers, just in case you’re craving some Truffled Mac ‘n Cheese at 11PM.


This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Paige Creo

Paige Creo is a marketing consultant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has 9 years of experience specializing in marketing, strategy, and brand management. Paige earned her MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and she has also spent time working in Dublin, Ireland. In addition to writing, she enjoys reading, traveling, playing and watching sports, and spending time outdoors.

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