Quality Inn University Center
3401 Blvd of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 683-6100
Fax: (412) 683-6101
This club has a dance floor and a variety of drink specials. There are also themed nights occasionally.
Pittsburgh may not be the center of gay nightlife as seen on "Queer as Folk" but Studio 54 comes close to it. Named after the legendary club in New York, this nightclub is home to hip-hop, dance and techno. The club is very popular on the gay scene but straight aficionados of disco and pop go there as well. The party really gets going on weekends!
Paparrazi is the kind of place where you will find twenty-somethings mingling with senior citizens. The two-story club serves delicious Italian and American dishes. Thursday through Sunday, live jazz bands get the place hopping. The theme is art deco, which makes the mirror-lined spiral staircase to the second-floor dining area a challenge after a few glasses of wine. When the weather is nice, patrons can dine outdoors. The restaurant also hosts private parties.
Blues Cafe provides just what the name says: the blues. Most nights feature a band playing blues music in the dark, smoky bar. Happy hour is held Fridays through Mondays. Patrons enjoy the mellow atmosphere, the cool sounds, and the award-winning burgers and sandwiches. There is some outdoor seating available.
Patrons will feel like they stepped into an English pub when they go to Piper's Pub. The wood paneling provides the perfect atmosphere for the English music and brews. Occasionally, bands perform here. Typical pub sandwiches and snacks are served throughout the day. The best thing about this pub is that it provides a quiet place to chat with friends. See website for menu, scotch and beer lists, brunch details, and soccer fan info.
The Club Cafe has created a unique mixture of coffee shop and nightclub in one small room, and features live music every night. Music ranges from rock to jazz to blues to funk. With art deco booths and translucent bars the decor comes together to create a 1940s-50s feel. The food is a bit different than what is found in the average bar. Patrons love the roasted red potatoes with Gorgonzola dip and the prosciutto and goat cheese. All shows are 21 and up only.
Joyce's Celtic Pub provides a touch of Irish cuisine on the South Side. The bar is stocked with Guinness and Killian's Irish Ale, as well as the traditional American brews. The menu includes Irish standards such as corned beef and cabbage and ham and cabbage. Of course, the potato is involved in many dishes from stews to french fries. Occasionally an Irish band will perform on Sundays.
Located behind Iron City Brewing, Donny's Place does not exactly fit its tough Polish Hill neighborhood. There are three bars and outdoor patios that feature rock water fountains and sculptures, and the dance floor is open on weekends, when DJs play a variety of music. Donny's centerpiece is Leather Central, a bar in the basement that features sectional seating separated by 55-gallon drum walls. This bar also hosts a variety of theme nights. The kitchen is open 6p-Mid and serves American cuisine, such as burgers, hotdogs and tuna salad.
Mullaney's Harp and Fiddle Pub celebrates being Irish every day of the year, not just on St. Patrick's Day. The restaurant serves traditional Irish fare such as shepherd's pie, Irish corned beef and cabbage and fish and chips. The menu also includes American cuisine. There are at least 10 different draft beers, Irish brews and many domestic brands. Tuesdays feature Celtic dancing, while Irish bands play here on the weekends. There is a $3 cover charge after 9pm on weekends. See website for food and drink menus, specials, and calendar.
If aliens visit Pittsburgh, they will definitely stop at Area 51, as this theme bar is totally devoted to the extraterrestrial. Patrons will find the huge dance floor to be a futuristic phantasmagoria of laser lights and strobes pulsating to a variety of music from house/techno to rock and rap. And do not forget to check out the full-sized alien display and, of course, the alien baby in a jar. Sports-lovers will find several large televisions set for their favorite games.
A casual seafood restaurant during the week and a thriving nightclub on the weekend, Roland's is a unique choice in the Pittsburgh area that's sure to please everyone in your group. Roland's offers an extensive dining menu in addition to twenty-five draft selections, 500 bottled beer choices, live entertainment, dancing, billiards, and a full bar. The dining room and raw seafood bar is downstairs, away from the occasional chaos of the party-oriented areas. Located in the heart of the Strip District, Roland's is a popular place for a night out.
CJ's is a popular restaurant and lounge in the Strip District. The kitchen turns out American dishes like pork chops, burgers, chicken wings, sandwiches, wraps and salads. CJ's features a variety of events throughout the week, including karaoke nights, DJ sessions and live music. For for an energetic atmosphere, generous portions, tasty drinks and great entertainment, make sure to stop by CJ's.