Pittsburgh is rich in activities and games on the professional and amateur levels, and what’s better than sitting back with the family to enjoy a game? There are many places to kick back and choose from the variety of drinks, snacks and favorite menu items. Sharing that experience during the summer season makes for an exciting atmosphere from the engaging crowd and the highs and lows of game day. The Pittsburgh region is a wonderful area heaped in the dedication of sports craziness and intensity, and a trip to a neighborhood establishment may just be the best seat in the house for you and the family.
Jerome Bettis Grille 36
393 N. Shore Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Jerome Bettis Grille 36 is one of the favorite places to watch Pittsburgh’s renowned sports teams, and there are enough televisions to accommodate the action from just about any seat or booth. Usually, there is a frenzy of patron participation with every inning, quarter or period of the game. Families can really share the sports environment along with beverages that each family member may enjoy. The variety of menu selections is a suitable choice of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, steaks, seafood and desserts. The excitement of the restaurant during game day is a memorable occasion, and don’t forget to check out the photos and signatures from the athletes in the sports world.
North Park Lounge Clubhouse
5301 Ranalli Drive
Gibsonia, PA 15044
Families looking for a place for entertainment, fun and watching our favorite Pittsburgh sports teams should look no further than the North Park Clubhouse Lounge. Check out the events calendar for an array of happy hour drink specials while the kids peruse the game center.There are enough TV screens for a front row seat to watch the Pirates, Steelers and Penguins and cheer right along with all of the customers. Check out the menu for all of the specials that includes appetizers, burgers and wings to complement the liquid refreshments.
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203 Federal St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Soho is located right in the heart of the action for the Pirates and the Steelers, and the sound of the bat or the vigorous chanting of the fans can be heard in the comfort of SoHo. There are TVs to capture the action and the drink specials, appetizers and menu selections are enough to unite the family in sharing all of the special moments. The North Shore is a dynamic place to share the ambiance of the city and great family entertainment during and after the game. Families may get on their walking shoes and enjoy the closeness of SoHo to engage in all of the culture and history of the city, and the game is another family endeavor to be part of a full day of sports and education.
Rivertowne North Shore
337 N. Shore Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
If you are looking for a game-like experience and are without a paid ticket, then the Rivertowne North Shore is within striking distance of all of the game action. There is an opportunity to try out the craft beer and special drink selections and watch the game on the multitude of televisions to catch the action from just about any comfortable angle. Check out the specials and events for all of the Pirates games for snacks, burgers, wings, fries and salads. Between innings or game stop action, families can peruse the patio or take in the view of Pittsburgh that will make the game have a special memory. There are four Rivertowne locations to enjoy the game and each place has drinks and menus for the entire family.
Carnivore’s Restaurant & Sports Bar
215 Allegheny Ave.
Oakmont, PA 15139
Game time at Carnivores is family friendly with a special kids menu that will complement the menu for dads and moms, and the craft beer selections make for the perfect setting to watch any type of game. Schedule a booth and give the kids control of the TV activity while the adults have a chance to unwind and view the game on the wall-to-wall screens. This makes for a comfortable night out and everybody leaves happy, and the new renovation leaves enough space to enjoy the game, food and drinks. Carnivore’s is a great place for the entire family to dine, drink and find some type of entertainment.
Gerry Cernicky is a retired health and physical education teacher with 36 years of experience. He is a former teacher of the year and a sports writer for the Vandergrift News. He delivers podcasts, and maintains a website and blog. He currently resides in Pittsburgh. His work can be found at Examiner.com.