If you think Pittsburgh’s sports bars are all about football, baseball and hockey, think again. The city has several watering holes that cater to more than just diehard Steelers, Pirates and Penguins fans. In fact, some of these bars are among the best spots in the city to catch this year’s U.S. Open Tennis Championships, slated for August 25 through September 8. Whether you want to cool down with a cold one following your own tennis match or simply watch your favorite players with fellow tennis fans, make these five Pittsburgh bars your go-to for prime U.S. Open viewing.
The Elbow Room
5533 Walnut St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
If cooling off with a drink following your own tennis match sounds like something you’d like, The Elbow Room is a fine choice. This Shadyside bar is located on Walnut Street and about a five-minute drive from the nearby Mellon Park Tennis Center. Gather your fellow tennis fans and head to this casual yet classy bar for great daily specials to enjoy while you watch the matches. For good food, good fun and good atmosphere, it’s hard to top The Elbow Room.
D’s Six Pax and Dogz
1118 S. Braddock Ave.
Swissvale, PA 15218
With its close proximity within a one-minute drive from the Frick Park Public Tennis Courts, D’s Six Pax and Dogz is one of the city’s best spots to watch this year’s U.S. Open. Converse with fellow tennis fans over drinks and daily dine in-only specials, such as a $10 large one-topping pizza or its $6 dog and fries combo. And with plenty of TVs airing sports, you won’t miss a minute of your favorite matches. D’s Six Pax is located in Regent Square on South Braddock Avenue.
All-Star Sports Bar & Grill
6302 Robinson Town Center Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
The city’s sports bars are among the best watering holes to catch this year’s U.S. Open and Robinson Township’s All-Star Sports Bar & Grill has everything Pittsburghers love about their sports bars in one place. From its laid-back, friendly atmosphere to its more than 25 high-definition flat TVs and flat screens and even BTX that allows you to listen to your private sports game if the home team sound is on, this is the place to go for delicious food, awesome drinks and to connect with fellow tennis fans. Take advantage of its lunch special during afternoon matches or great happy hour specials from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Grab a beer and tune into the U.S. Open at All-Star Sports Bar & Grill located across from The Mall at Robinson.
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Tailgaters Sports Bar and Grille
1420 Centre Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15229
If you want a simple sports bar where you can watch the U.S. Open and throw back a few drinks, Tailgaters Sports Bar and Grille fits the bill. With its casual atmosphere, this is a fun place to relax and watch the most competitive matches on the bar’s many TVs. Food and drink specials will keep you satisfied even if the U.S. Open doesn’t. Tailgaters Sports Bar and Grille is located in the city’s Hill District neighborhood.
Hough’s Taproom & Brewpub
563 Greenfield Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
Hough’s Taproom & Brewpub is setting the standard when it comes to the city’s best sports bars. With its numerous TVs that offer great views from wherever you’re seated, there isn’t a bad seat in the bar for tuning into the U.S Open. Its daily specials, including brunch deals and traditional happy hour specials, give you some of the best prices and options in the ‘burgh for drinks and bar bites. Hugh’s Taproom & Brewpub also receives high marks for its clean atmosphere, attentive service and unbeatable beer selection. Hough’s Taproom & Brewpub is located in Pittsburgh’s Greenfield area.
Jessica Wasik lives in Pittsburgh where works as a full-time figure skating coach sharing her passion with todays generation of young skaters. A graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies, Jessica is also a contributing writer for Allegheny West Magazine. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.