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City Paper's Best Culture & Nightlife of Pittsburgh 2018

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Best Alt-folk/Alt-Country Band

1st The Shiners

Shinersrock.com

2nd Paul Luc

Paulluc.com

3rd Buffalo Rose 

buffalorosemusic.com

Best Bar (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY)

1st Butcher and The Rye

212 Sixth St., Downtown

Butcherandtherye.com

2nd Condado Tacos

971 Liberty Ave., Downtown 

Condadotacos.com

3rd Nola on the Square

24 Market Square, Downtown 

nolaonthesquare.com

Best Bar (NORTH)

1st Grist House Craft Brewery 

10 E. Sherman St., Millvale 

Gristhouse.com

2nd Southern Tier Brewing Co. 

316 North Shore Drive, North Side 

stbcbeer.com/taprooms/pittsburgh

3rd Federal Galley 

200 Children’s Way, North Side

federalgalley.org

Best Bar (NORTHEAST)

1st Blue Moon 

5115 Butler St., Lawrenceville

2nd Kelly’s Bar & Lounge 

6012 Centre Ave., Shadyside

3rd Whitfield at the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh

120 S. Whitfield St., East Liberty 

whitfieldpgh.com

Best Bar (SOUTH)

1st Fat Head’s Saloon 

1805 E Carson St., South Side

Fatheads.com

2nd Smiling Moose

1306 E Carson St., South Side

smiling-moose.com

3rd Tiki Lounge 

2003 E Carson St., South Side

Tikiloungepgh.com

Best Bar (SOUTHEAST)

1st Voodoo Brewery Homestead

205 E. 9th Ave., Homestead

Voodoobrewery.com

2nd D’s Six Pax & Dogz

1118 S. Braddock Ave., Swissvale 

ds6pax.com

3rd Hidden Harbor 

1708 Shady Ave., Squirrel Hill 

hiddenharborpgh.com

Best Bar (WEST)


1st Shiloh Grill 

123 Shiloh St., Mount Washington

theshilohgrill.com/

2nd The Summit 

200 Shiloh St., Mount Washington 

thesummitpgh.com

3rd Bakn

335 E. Main St., Carnegie 

eatbakn.com

Best Bar to Day Drink

1st Grist House Craft Brewery 

10 E. Sherman St., Millvale 

gristhouse.com 

2nd Arsenal Cider House & Wine Cellar

Multiple Locations 

Arsenalciderhouse.com

3rd Round Corner Cantina 

3720 Butler St., Lawrenceville 

Roundcornercantina.com

Best Bar to Pregame

1st Southern Tier Brewing Co. 

316 North Shore Dr., North Side 

stbcbeer.com/taprooms/pittsburgh

2nd Jack’s Bar 

1117 E Carson St., South Side

jacksbarpittsburgh.com

3rd Tequila Cowboy Bar & Grill

380 North Shore Drive, North Side

tequilacowboy.com/pittsburgh

Best Bartender

1st Mildred the Lunch Lady — Blue Moon

5115 Butler St., Lawrenceville

2nd Beverly — Jack’s Bar 

1117 E. Carson St., South Side

jacksbarpittsburgh.com

3rd Wolf — Blue Moon

5115 Butler St., Lawrenceville

Best Casino

1st Rivers Casino Pittsburgh 

777 Casino Drive, North Side

riverscasino.com/pittsburgh

2nd The Meadows Racetrack & Casino 

210 Racetrack Road, North Strabane Township

meadowsgaming.com

3rd Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

4067 National Pike, Farmington Pike

ladylucknemacolin.com

Best Club

1st Belvedere’s Ultra-Dive

4016 Butler St., Lawrenceville

Belvederesultradive.com

2nd Cavo

1916 Smallman St., Strip District  

Cavopgh.com

3rd Scenario 

1005 E. Carson St., South Side 

scenariopgh.com

Best Dance Company

1st Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

2900 Liberty Ave., Downtown 

Pbt.org

2nd The Tamburitzans 

1801 Boulevard of the Allies, Uptown

thetamburitzans.org

3rd Attack Theatre 

2425 Liberty Ave., Strip District 

Attacktheatre.com

Best Distance Race

1st Pittsburgh Marathon

Downtown, North Shore

Thepittsburghmarathon.com

2nd The Great Race

Frick Park

Rungreatrace.com

3rd Run Around the Square

Downtown

Runaroundthesquare.com

Best Dive Bar

1st Jack’s Bar 

1117 E. Carson St., South Side

jacksbarpittsburgh.com

2nd Dee’s Café 

1314 E. Carson St., South Side

eescafe.com

3rd Blue Moon  

5115 Butler St., Lawrenceville

Best DJ

1st DJ Selecta

soundcloud.com/grandgrooveradio

2nd DJ Nugget 

Djnugget.com

3rd DJ BREIS

breis.net

Best Escape Room

1st Escape Room Pittsburgh 

Multiple Locations

Escaperoompgh.com

2nd Enter the Imaginarium 

32 Alpha Drive,  Harmarville

Entertheimaginariumpgh.com

3rd 60 Minute Missions 

116 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg 

60minutemissions.com

Best Fundraising Gala

1st Woman and Whiskey

Womenandwhiskeypgh.com

2nd Empty Bowls — Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank

1 North Linden St., Duquesne 

justharvest.org/event/emptybowls2018

3rd Lovers Not Fighters — Hello Bully

6 PPG Place,  Wintergarden, Downtown

hellobully.com/hello-bully-gala

Best Gallery for Local Artists


1st Black Forge Coffee House

1206 Arlington Ave., Allentown

blackforgecoffee.com

2nd BOOM Concepts

5139 Penn Ave., Garfield

3rd Pittsburgh Center For The Arts

6300 Fifth Ave., Point Breeze

center.pfpca.org/



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