Post-work happy hours can be a fun way to relax with friends and coworkers, but sometimes busy schedules or rush-hour traffic just won’t allow you to make it in time for a five o’clock happy hour. Luckily there are several bars throughout the city with happy hour specials that cater to the night owl crowd. Unwind late into the night at the five Pittsburgh bars that offer everything from late-night bites to tempting drink deals. The hard part is deciding which of these awesome happy hours to check out first.
930 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The early bird may get the worm, but it’s the night owls who get the best drink deals at Seviche. Saturday is the night to stop by for this downtown Latin bistro’s late-night specials, which include $3 beers, $4 glasses of wine and $5 cocktails and mojitos from 10 p.m. to midnight. During this time, specialty tapas items are just $5 as well so you can snack and sip your night away. Don’t sweat it if you can’t make it to Saturday’s happy hour; Fridays are industry nights and all service/hospitality workers get half-priced food from 10 p.m. to midnight. Just be sure to bring a current pay stub for this special. Seviche is located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh.
3911 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
With unbeatable happy hour specials, cool karaoke nights, cheap eats and a location within walking distance of the University of Pittsburgh, Hemingway’s Café is one of the city’s more popular bars among college students. When class gets out, head to this casual watering hole voted by POP City as the best college bar in Pittsburgh for its late-night happy hour food and drink discounts. Make plans to grab dinner with your friends from 9 p.m. to midnight when everything on the bar’s menu is half off, then hang around for $3.50 drafts from 10 p.m. to midnight. With happy hour specials like these, you’ll be loosened up and ready to belt out your favorite tunes during karaoke night, held every Wednesday beginning at 10 p.m.
Rivertowne Pour House – Monroeville
312 Center Rd.
Monroeville, PA 15146
If you think the late-night happy hour at the Rivertowne Pour House is too late for you, you’ll reconsider after seeing all the cool specials and events this Monroeville hangout has to offer. Nightly happy hour specials take place from 10 p.m. to midnight with food and drink deals, plus a ton of other free perks. For instance, swing by with your trivia team on Mondays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. for the chance to win awesome prizes, then stick around for half-price bait appetizers until midnight. Tuesdays are free music night on the jukebox from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., so choose a soundtrack to drink to while enjoying the bar’s $3 drafts. Thursdays host live entertainment from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., including $1 mixed drinks from 10 p.m. to midnight as well as karaoke, live music or a DJ.
5505 Walnut St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Every night’s a party at Shadyside’s Steel Cactus, but the fiesta really kicks off when the sun goes down with the cantina’s dine-in daily specials. Shake up your Thursday night with $3 well drinks from 10 p.m. to midnight or get your weekend started right with Friday night’s $4 Skyy bombs from 10 p.m. to midnight. If you’re craving something spicy, a late-night menu of tacos, quesadillas and burritos goes well with $2 domestic bottles and $3 imported bottles. This is offered every Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to midnight. Don’t forget to check out the bar’s biggest rooftop deck in Shadyside as well as its cool island-themed bar.
The Library Pittsburgh
2302 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
While some bars may skip out on the same after-work happy hour specials as the night goes on, The Library Pittsburgh isn’t one of them. You’ll find the same budget-friendly drinks and specials during its late-night happy hour as you will during its 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. happy hour. No matter what the day may be, you can enjoy $4 Pinnacle Vodka drinks and bombs as well as drafts from 10 p.m. to midnight along with half-priced small plates from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Library Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh’s premier watering hole and restaurant situated on the South Side’s East Carson Street.
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.