Do yinz love the classic taste of a martini, but are looking for a new take on an all-time favorite? Stop your search because we have gathered a list of the BEST places to grab a martini in Pittsburgh. Clean, simple, and classy, upgrade your typical ‘tini order at one of these martini bars!
Olive or Twist
Good music and even better drinks are just some of what you can expect at Olive or Twist. This martini bar located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District is known for a really awesome drink menu and atmosphere. This spot is definitely a perfect place to enjoy a delicious specialty cocktail before enjoying a show at the Benedum Center or Heinz Hall!
The Summit serves hand-crafted cocktails in a cozy space overlooking the views of the city on Mount Washington. They are def one of the BEST places to grab a martini in Pittsburgh. Their modern menu features dishes with a global influence, offering plates ranging from charcuterie to chorizo and cheese empanadas and even steamed mussels. Planning to stay awhile? The Summit has a fantastic selection of board games and cards to play while enjoying your cocktails. Also, be sure to check out their literary menu!
With over eight signature martinis, Bar Louie has got you covered. “Effen Good”, “Grand Lemon Drop”, and “Rat Pack” are just a few of their handcrafted martinis. Be sure to pop in Monday through Friday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm to enjoy their happy hour menu featuring specials like $6.00 signature martinis and half-off bar bites and flatbreads.
The Abbey on Butler Street
The Abbey on Butler Street is truly like no other. This venue combines a coffee shop, two bars, and a restaurant, all in one! Enjoy many craft martinis, some favorites being “Sunset over Jalisco”, “Negroni”, and “Abbey (expresso) Martini”. Bring along friends and hang out in the outdoor seating space while enjoying coffee and craft cocktails, over fifteen draft beers, and of course, a truly delicious martini.
For over 25 years, the small business owners of Moonlite Café have brought together delicious Italian cooking with a full bar. Known for their refreshingly cold draft beer and expresso martini, enjoy a drink and some yummy home-cooked Italian food all in one sitting.
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Maybe you are in the mood to switch things up and order a margarita instead of a martini? Head over to our blog about the best margaritas in the Burgh to find the best margs in the Steel City!