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As one of Pittsburgh’s largest neighborhoods, Lawrenceville has plenty to offer on your next night out. With a concentrated demographic of the city’s youngest and hippest population, this growing neighborhood is becoming a top nightlife destination for Pittsburgh partygoers who are drawn to its increasing number of art venues, restaurants, music venues and bars. Whether you want to unwind or live it up in style, this cool neighborhood is the spot. If you plan to head to Lawrenceville this weekend, make a stop at these five bars and hangouts that do not disappoint.

The Allegheny Wine Mixer
5326 Butler St.
Lawrenceville, PA 15201
(412) 252-2337

If a Barbaroux beats out a Budweiser in your book, you’ll love the drink selection and fun awaiting you at The Allegheny Wine Mixer. This Allegheny Wine Mixer crushes any pretentious stereotypes you may have about wine bars with its ultra-cool selection of “bad art” and an iPod constantly playing the best glam rock, girl groups, garage music, 60s beat and 50s R&B. Unwind with a glass of its humungous list of red, pink and white wines, dessert wines, wine cocktails and sparkling wines. For those who want to mix it up with a beer, The Allegheny Wine Bar has those too — more than 20 of them on tap or available by the bottle — as well as a nice selection of rum, bourbon, cognac and whiskey. Find The Allegheny Wine Mixer on Lawrenceville’s Butler Street.

Thunderbird Café
4023 Butler St.
Lawrenceville, PA 15201
(412) 682-0177

Thunderbird Café is a true gem of the city’s Lawrenceville area and one of Pittsburgh’s best live music venues. Throughout its years, Thunderbird Café has featured countless national musicians and bands as well as local performers who got their big start in Pittsburgh. If you don’t plan to go anywhere else on your night out in Lawrenceville, no problem; this place has everything you can hope for under one roof, including awesome music, good food and intoxicating drinks. Spend your next night out at this Butler Street hangout.

Round Corner Cantina
3720 Butler St.
Lawrenceville, PA 15201
(412) 904-2279

Transformed from the former Round Corner Hotel, the Round Corner Cantina is ideal for celebrations. Warm weather months welcome you to party at the outdoor patio dining area and bar where you can enjoy a La Cantina margarita, house-made sangria, Baja-style tofu, potato rolled tacos and other local favorites. Arrive early for its happy hour and brunch specials highlighting great deals on drinks, tacos and more. Round Corner Cantina is located on Butler Street.

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Church Brew Works
3525 Liberty Ave.
Lawrenceville, PA 15201
(412) 688-8200

For the best handcrafted beers and top-notch flavors, Church Brew Works is a Pittsburgh favorite. The former St. John the Baptist Church on Liberty Avenue is now home to this unique bar that offers a wide selection of pub specialties, including Blast Furnace Stout, Northern German Style Pilsner, Bavarian Dunkel and British Special Bitter that are among local favorites. Grab your choice of specialty brews and a bite to eat from its menu that features Pittsburgh-centered food like pierogi pizza, beer braised chicken wings and Yinzer cheesesteak sandwiches for the perfect start to your night on the town. Church Brew Works is located in Lower Lawrenceville on the border with Pittsburgh’s Strip District neighborhood.

Tender Bar + Kitchen
4300 Butler St.
Lawrenceville, PA 15201
(412) 402-9522

If you’re tired of Pittsburgh’s dive bar scene, Tender Bar + Kitchen offers a completely different atmosphere. A recipient of Pittsburgh Magazine Readers’ Poll for its Best Cocktails awards, this chic bar will quench your thirst for cocktails, if that’s what you’re in the mood for. Each drink is handcrafted by professionally trained bartenders who are at the top of their game when it comes to creating trendy, delicious drinks using the bar’s whiskeys, bourbons, gins, vodka and more than 30 selections of rum. If your stomach is growling, you must sample a dish from the kitchen with a backbone of flavor focused on local produce, meat, fish and organic ingredients to provide a diverse and filling dining experience. Tender Bar + Kitchen is located on Butler Street.

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Jessica Wasik is a graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies. She is also a contributing writer for and Her work can be found at