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A side of some Pittsburgh barkeeps that is usually kept hidden

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Carmella's Pints & Plates bartender Jackson Allen - CP PHOTO BY JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP photo by Jared Wickerham
  • Carmella's Pints & Plates bartender Jackson Allen

Go to where bartenders go out.

For this year's Drink Issue, we show a side of some Pittsburgh barkeeps they usually keep hidden. Photographer Jared Wickerham went where they head for a night “off.” And while we’re not suggesting you make their special spots your new hangouts, we do suspect bartenders probably know best when it comes to where to drink.

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Bartender: BobbiLyn Anthony
Where she works: Industry Public House, Lawrenceville
Where she drinks: Gooski’s, Polish Hill
Favorite Drink: Old German and a shot of Corralejo
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“I love the bartenders, drinks, and food. Awesome vegetarian food. Great punk music. Best jukebox in Pittsburgh.”



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Bartender: Byron Nash
Where he works: Lorelei, East Liberty
Where he drinks: Mad Mex Shadyside
Favorite Drink: Margarita with Grand Marnier
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  “Mad Mex is a place where there they know what I like and can still do work. It’s a warm feeling and they’ve supported me over the years”




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Bartender: Constance Zotis
Where she works: Modern Cafe, North Side
Where she drinks: Threadbare Cider House, Spring Garden
Favorite Drink: Farmhouse Cider
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  “Friendly staff. Nearby. A lot of fun cocktails."



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Bartender: Dustin Klein
Where he works: Il Tetto (Sienna Mercato), Downtown
Where he drinks: Hambone's, Lawrenceville
Favorite Drink: East End Big Hop IPA
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  “Laid back atmosphere. Standup comedy nights are great. Good food.”



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Bartender: Travis Buick
Where he works: 5801, Shadyside
Where he drinks: P Town, Shadyside
Favorite Drink: Vodka cranberry and a shot of Patron
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“I love pool and shuffleboard. They have fun games to play when you’re out. My friends typically hang there and it’s nearby.”



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Bartender: Jackson Allen
Where he works
Where he drinks: Ruggers Pub, South Side
Favorite Drink: Mystery Beer (Guess the beer correctly and the drink is free. It was Crispin Cider.)

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“I play rugby for the owners of the bar as part of Pittsburgh Force. They have great pub grub and friendly people.”

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