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If you’re looking for a place to get a cheap drink with a carefree atmosphere, we’re here to guide you on the best dive bars to check out in Pittsburgh.

While some of yinz may prefer a fruity drink, others are looking for a simple beer or shot to celebrate on the weekend. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of our favorite dive bars in Pittsburgh. Dive bars might get a bad rep, but we love the small, old-fashion environment featuring inexpensive drinks. You certainly won’t find an umbrella in a cocktail at these places! Check them out for a cheap night out and a good time in the ‘Burgh.

Need A Drink? Check Out Our Fav Dive Bars In Pittsburgh

Located on the South Side, this dive bar is considered a local watering hole. Don’t expect any frills when you show up to Jack’s Bar. Don’t worry, though, they make up for it with the cheap drinks and even cheaper food. Oh, and they always have the game on! Check out Jack’s Bar this weekend for food, drinks, and games in a down-to-Earth environment you can only find in a dive bar.

Monday | 7:00am–2:00am
Tuesday | 7:00am–2:00am
Wednesday | 7:00am–2:00am
Thursday | 7:00am–2:00am
Friday | 7:00am–2:00am
Saturday | 7:00am–2:00am
Sunday | 9:00am–2:00am
📍 Jack’s Bar

Need A Drink? Check Out Our Fav Dive Bars In Pittsburgh

Dive Bar, located in the South Side, offers a more upscale atmosphere in a dive bar environment. They are known for their wide selection of beers and wines, along with signature cocktails offered all day. Dive Bar & Grille even has a menu of delicious food for brunch, happy hour, and offers daily specials. Head out to the South Side, or any of Dive Bar’s many other locations, to check out this charming environment perfect for a night out!

Monday | 11:00am–1:00am
Tuesday | 11:00am–1:00am
Wednesday | 11:00am–1:00am
Thursday | 11:00am–2:00am
Friday | 11:00am–2:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–2:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–1:00am
📍 Dive Bar & Grille

Need A Drink? Check Out Our Fav Dive Bars In Pittsburgh

This dive bar offers local beers at an affordable price. Red & Irene’s Tavern is known for it’s great environment of level headed drinkers that make you feel comfortable. The bartenders are friendly and known for sharing the specials early on in the night. Once you visit Red & Irene’s you’ll feel at home in this dive bar.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 8:00pm–2:00am
Wednesday | 8:00pm–2:00am
Thursday | 8:00pm–2:00am
Friday | 8:00pm–2:00am
Saturday | 8:00pm–2:00am
Sunday | Closed
📍 Red & Irene’s Tavern

Need A Drink? Check Out Our Fav Dive Bars In Pittsburgh

Gooski’s is known as a dark, old-school dive bar located in Polish Hill. Their menu features pierogis (a Pittsburgh staple) and wings, along with imported beers and micro-brews. To top it off, when Gooski’s doesn’t have live music, you can queue up yinz’s favorite song on their jukebox! Check out Gooski’s this weekend for a “gold star” dive bar experience.

Monday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Tuesday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Wednesday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Thursday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Friday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Saturday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Sunday | 4:00pm–2:00am
📍 Gooski’s

Need A Drink? Check Out Our Fav Dive Bars In Pittsburgh

Lefty’s is an OG hole-in-the-wall dive bar. Located in the Strip District, Lefty’s is a great place to stop by after work or for a night out. They offer a wide selection of beers, a welcoming atmosphere, and even live music when it’s warm out! Lefty’s is known for attracting a crowd of diverse people, so you’re always up for a unique experience. You can’t go wrong heading to this dive bar for a cheap drink!

Monday | 12:00pm–11:00pm
Tuesday | 12:00pm–11:00pm
Wednesday | 12:00pm–11:00pm
Thursday | 12:00pm–11:00pm
Friday | 12:00pm–11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Sunday | 11:30am–11:00pm
📍 Lefty’s

But Wait! There's More!

There are a few extra favorite dive bars in Pittsburgh we needed to highlight for Yinz!

This dive bar is known for always having at least 50 local beers on tap! A local favorite, Mike’s Beer Bar is the perfect place to check out for cheap drinks and a good time.

Monday | 11:00am–12:00am
Tuesday | 11:00am–12:00am
Wednesday | 11:00am–12:00am
Thursday | 11:00am–12:00am
Friday | 11:00am–12:30am
Saturday | 11:00am–12:30am
Sunday | 11:00am–12:00am
📍 Mike’s Beer Bar

Bar 11, a dive bar located in the South Side, is a Yinzer favorite. They have a wide selection of drinks in an amazing atmosphere. It’s definitely worth heading over to Bar 11 for your next night out!

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | Closed
Thursday | 8:00pm–2:00am
Friday | 8:00pm–2:00am
Saturday | 8:00pm–2:00am
Sunday | Closed
📍 Bar 11

5801 Video Bar & Lounge has become a staple of LGBTQ+ nightlife in Pittsburgh’s East End. Located in Shadyside, 5801 is a gay dive bar, welcoming to anyone! Yinz gotta check out this bar for amazing vibes and drinks.

Monday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Tuesday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Wednesday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Thursday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Friday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Saturday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Sunday | 2:00pm–12:00am
📍 5801 Bar & Lounge

Also known as Lucky’s Bar, the Real Luck Cafe is a gay bar featuring booze, go-go dancers, and a DJ. This place is a must visit for locals and visitors alike. You’ll be sure to have a lively night out if you head to Real Luck Cafe.

Monday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Tuesday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Wednesday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Thursday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Friday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Saturday | 3:00pm–2:00am
Sunday | 4:00pm–2:00am
📍 Real Luck Cafe

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Zoe Frantz

Zoe Frantz

Zoe is a marketing student at the University of Pittsburgh specializing in digital media and entrepreneurship. When she's not writing, she loves to walk around Pittsburgh, read, and play with her dog (Rukia). She also dapples in graphic design!

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