Top Spots To Take Out Of Town Holiday Guests

December 8, 2011 5:55 AM

Photo Credit:

By L. Denise Edwards

It’s the holiday season and you have a house full of out of town guests visiting. Sure there are plenty of family fun things to enjoy, but what about nightlife? I have compiled a list of great local spots that you can show off to your friends and family while toasting to the season in style!

beer taps Top Spots To Take Out Of Town Holiday Guests

(Photo credit: Thinkstock Image)

Kitchen Hours: Sun- Thurs 11am – 12pm; Fri- Sat 11am -1am; Bar stays open one hour past kitchen closing
Reviews, Directions & More Info

Beer lovers are flocking to Robinson Township to eat and drink at Bocktown Beer and Grill. Bocktown offers 16 rotating taps ranging from India pale ale to imperial stout, as well as fruit beer and other seasonal offerings. With over 400 different bottle choices I am sure that beer drinkers as well as beer lovers can find something that will satisfy. The food menu changes seasonally as Bocktown is committed to gathering the freshest local ingredients. The mouth watering American cuisine is well paired with any beer from their vast library. Bocktown is a great place to share and pair outstanding beer and great service together with good friends and laughter.

tiki bar Top Spots To Take Out Of Town Holiday Guests

(Photo credit: Thinkstock Image)

Hours: Mon- Sat 4pm- 2am, Sun 8pm-2am
Reviews, Directions & More Info

The holidays in Pittsburgh usually mean cold and snow; but why not escape to a place where you and your out of town guests just might forget about the cold? TIKI Lounge in Pittsburgh could be that place. Located in the city’s South Side, the Tiki Lounge is a Polynesian paradise. Themed cocktails like Head Hunter and Fu Manchu will get your mojo working and help warm your chilly bones.

martini Top Spots To Take Out Of Town Holiday Guests

(Photo credit: Thinkstock Image)

Hours: Weekdays 11:30am-2am; Sat& Sun 3pm-2am

Downtown Pittsburgh has many locations where one could grab a drink — but not many of them know how to do Martinis the way Olive or Twist does Martinis. Take your out of town guests to one of Downtown Pittsburgh’s most laid back locations and learn for yourself why Olive or Twist is voted the #1 Martini bar in Pittsburgh by Barsmart. Exposed brick décor with leather lounge couches, Martinis, live music and good food all make Olive or Twist a great place for you and your guests to unwind from the holiday mayhem.

109840938 Top Spots To Take Out Of Town Holiday Guests

(Photo credit: Thinkstock Image)

Mon – Thurs 5pm – 12am, Fri & Sat 4pm – 2am

Voted best wine cellar in Pittsburgh by the Post-Gazette, the Wine Loft is the perfect place to take your winter weary friends and family. The Wine Loft features an extensive by the glass wine selection; they even have a few cocktails and beer available. The cuisine is simple yet delicious, and can be easily paired well with any of the wine varieties. Your friends and family will adore you after visiting the Wine Loft in Pittsburgh.

L. Denise Edwards is a Pittsburgh native and is the creator/administrator of She is the Social Media Marketing Manager for 720 Music Clothing Café in Pittsburgh. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Watch & Listen LIVE