Your Guide to The Best Bars in Southside

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Pittsburgh may be known for its bridges but it should also be known for its bars! With the most bars per capita than any other city in the world, the Burgh is poppin’! It’s safe to say that Southside is home to a good portion of those bars. E Carson Street is where college kids, retirees and 30 years olds all can come together in one beautiful place. We hand selected a list of the best bars in Southside for your next night out on the town! 

An East Carson staple for 30 years and still going strong, if there were a place to grab a drink,  Jimmy D’s would hit on multiple levels…. literally. Jimmy D’s bar sits in a two-story industrial building made to make your night that much better. Whether you want to chill with your friends and have a drink, or you can turn up with the DJs at this multi-level hot spot. Take your time to experience each level of fun Jimmy D’s has to offer and see for yourself why it’s one of the best bars in Southside.

For over 40 years, Mario’s has been serving up Southside drinks, and their popularity won’t stop growing. When anyone comes to Southside to party, everyone winds up at Mario’s at some point because, well, you have to. If you took a neighborhood bar, mixed with some college, and threw in sports into the mix, that what Mario’s is all about. The big three themes all rolled into a fan favorite and one of the best bars in Southside that can offer you a drink.

Monday-Thursday | 4:30PM–2:00AM
Friday-Sunday | 11:00AM–2:00AM

📍 1514 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Aloha boys and girls, get ready to grab a drink under the sun in sunshiny Hawaii…. or you can at least pretend! The Tiki Lounge is your island getaway in the steel city we all love. Every 4 to 8 Pm, you can enjoy their awesome happy hour and pretend you’re under the sun. With live music and island vibes, and good drinks, Tiki Lounge is a must-stop on your crawl through the bars in Southside. Even if the closest beach is Lake Erie, don’t forget to make your island getaway at Tiki`s ASAP.

Monday-Saturday | 4:00PM–2:00AM
Sunday | 8:00PM–2:00AM

📍 2003 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

If you ever wanted to dance your heart out and have good drinks at the same time, make your way on down to Foxtail. This Pittsburgh nightclub and rooftop bar is where VIP and class come together. Filled with a uniquely and meticulously designed interior and dance floor, this pick is a setup for success. A party bar right in Pittsburgh and having a good time is their middle name, and if it’s yours too, you’ll make your way to the dance floor with us.

Sports, sports, and more sports, Carson City Saloon is serving you up to fresh handmade drinks and a daily dose of Pittsburgh sports to keep you happy and healthy! Carson’s high energy will undoubtedly rub off on you because it’s too contagious not to catch. When someone scores a touchdown or the Penguins rip bar down on whoever they’re playing, you def want to be at Carson’s to share the love. Grab your favorite jersey and put your game face on and drink at one of the best bars in Southside!

Wednesday | 7:00PM–1:45AM
Thursday-Friday | 5:00PM–1:45AM
Saturday | 12:00PM–1:45AM
Sunday | 12:00PM–8:00PM

📍1401 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

More Bars in Southside

Fathead’s | A brewpub sports bar that has its own brewery and select crafted beer and wine 

The Flats on Carson | To die for bar food and a full scale restaurant with DJ’s, serving up drinks every night 

1311 |  Local bar with over 90 craft beers in a industrial style digs

Bar 11 | Pittsburgh’s original party themed bar mixed with a casual nightclub

Jekyl & Hyde | Beers, cocktails, and karaoke at Pittsburgh’s own Halloween themed bar with haunted décor 

Club Café | Relaxed spot where tons of live artists come to play with a cozy vibe and good drinks 

Jack’s Bar | A venerable local watering hole offering up classic bar food and drinks 

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Make your next outing to Pittsburgh a party by checking out these awesome bars in Southside! Grab your friends, get some drinks and have a night won’t regret! If you have any questions please send us a message on Facebook or Instagram and make sure to download  the UNATION app for more fun things to do in Pittsburgh!