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Best Sangria In Pittsburgh

May 29, 2013 6:00 AM

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(Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

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Forget homemade lemonade or ice cold sweet tea! In the heat of summer, there’s nothing more refreshing or luscious than a glass of sangria. This wine-based fruity punch is particularly popular during the summer months for its flavorful, enticing combination of brandy, chopped fruit and sweeteners. Celebrate the season by sipping a glass of the area’s finest sangria at these five bars and restaurants.

Emiliano’s Mexican Restaurant & Bar
2557 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 381-2229
www.emilianos.net

This family-owned and operated restaurant and bar provides some of the most authentic Mexican entrées and drinks in town, including its enchanting sangria. Choose from a traditional red sangria, a white sangria or an ultra-sweet peach sangria, all of which can be purchased by the glass for about $8 or by the pitcher for $24. Stop by on Saturdays for Emiliano’s happy hour specials, featuring $6.99 sangria margaritas made from the cantina’s signature margarita recipe or come in on Sundays for $6.99 homemade sangria and $2.50 Sol Mexican beer. Emiliano’s Mexican Restaurant & Bar is located on East Carson Street in the city’s South Side neighborhood.

Mallorca Restaurant
2228 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 488-1818
www.mallorcarestaurant.com

South Side’s Mallorca Restaurant gets high marks for its fine Spanish continental cuisine served up with world-class service for the ultimate dining experience, but it’s the bar’s homemade sangria that really gets rave reviews. Purchase either red or white wine-based sangria by the half-pitcher or whole pitcher or indulge in a glass of Mallorca’s sweet champagne sangria. Notes of citrus give this drink its invigorating summery essence that pairs wonderfully with the variety of steak, chicken, seafood and veal dishes served up with an international twist. If the weather’s right, dine and drink on Mallorca’s gorgeous outdoor patio.

Seviche
930 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 697-3120
www.seviche.com

Mix it up at Seviche with the cantina’s sangria du jour, a daily-changing blend of this fruity wine beverage. You can count on this stylish, funky Latin bar to create truly unique variations of its signature sangria, which combines the spirit of South America with exotic fruity flavors exclusive to Seviche’s extensive menu. Seviche offers daily happy hour specials on its mojitos, coctails, wine and beer as well as weekly entertainment events, including live music every Thursday and salsa dancing on Monday nights. Seviche, the city’s hottest Latin bistro, is located on Penn Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh.

Related: Best Summertime Bars In Pittsburgh

Ibiza Spanish Tapas & Wine Bar
2224 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 325-2227
www.ibizatapasrestaurant.com

Located right next to Mallorca Restaurant on South Side’s East Carson St. is the sophisticated, intimate and trendy Ibizia Spanish Tapas & Wine Bar, known city-wide for its amazing sangria selection. Head outdoors to Ibiza’s private back patio to take in South Side’s summer sights and sounds with your glass or treat yourself to a generous pitcher of sangria, which many describe as pure perfection. This top-notch sangria pairs well with an international menu of Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian and Latin American entrees, including flavorful fish, rich desserts and light salads. Consider making reservations by calling (412) 325-2227 or via Ibiza’s Open Table Widget on its website for a truly VIP experience.

The Wine Loft
2773 Tunnel Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 586-5335
www.thewineloftpittsburgh.net

Get the girls together and head out to split a pitcher of sweet summer sangria at The Wine Loft Pittsburgh, rated by Whirl Magazine as the city’s best wine barin 2011. Red and white sangria options are available by the glass or pitcher. Wednesday’s “Women Gone Wine” specials, including $5 eight-inch personal pizzas and $6 crab cakes, make this the perfect, laid back summer get together. The Wine Loft Pittsburgh is located in the city’s bustling South Side area.

Related: Best Tapas In The Pittsburgh 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.

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