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10 Pittsburgh Bars That Are Open on Christmas Day

Published On 12/22/2015 Published On 12/22/2015
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1. Gooski's 3117 Brereton St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (Polish Hill)

Gooski's is the gold standard for Pittsburgh dive bars. The spot's true character is revealed by mottos scrawled onto the wall behind the bar like: “We decide who has a good time,” “If you needed Yelp to find this place, you don't belong here,” and “The Rules: Know what you want; have your money ready; don’t make us kill you. P.S. No making out at the bar. Crying at the bar is also forbidden.” With a dozen drafts and plenty of bottled beers to choose from don't forget to also order Gooski’s beloved pierogies and wings.

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2. Nadine's Bar and Restaurant 19 S 27th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

This unassuming family-owned bar may not look like much, but try their famous deep-fried mac & cheese and you'll see why we love Nadine's.

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3. Jack's Bar 1121 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

This bar is so brightly lit up at night, that they can be pretty hard to miss. Also, they have great cocktails.

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4. Sonny's Tavern 630 S Millvale Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 (Bloomfield)

You'll have found Sonny's Tavern when you see the mural of cats drinking PBR on the outside. And on the inside, you’ll find plenty of humans drinking 24oz cans of PBR (no cats, though).

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5. KBOX 214 S Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Let our your inner Adele at this super fun Pittsburgh establishment. With over 1500 songs to choose from, there's something for everyone at KBOX, plus a substantial drinks menu.

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6. Apple Inn 2895 W Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216

This underrated dive boasts a wide beer selection and a relaxed vibe, perfect for happy hour, or really any hour.

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7. Dee's Cafe 1316 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Dee's maintains a diner aesthetic with a hipster vibe, dubbing itself, "The Adult Playground." PBR is always on special -- $1.75 every day. Head upstairs to “The Attic” for seven pool tables and karaoke night.

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8. The Smiling Moose 1306 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

In addition to creative bar food and snacks (such as three chesee grilled cheese and polenta fritters), The Smiling Moose also offers a variety of drafts and live music and comedy several nights a week.

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9. Pub In The Park 7034 Blackhawk St, Pittsburgh, PA 15218

This classic Irish pub serves up a number of beers on tap plus weekly specials like $1 off Fireball shots on Fridays. Count us in.

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10. Howlers Coyote Cafe 4509 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Located in Little Italy, this cash-only, neighborhood hangout and rock bar regularly hosts local bands and serves craft, domestic, and import beers.