If you’re looking to have a blast this summer, you won’t have to go far to find good food, drinks and outdoor fun. Lawn games are a favorite at Pittsburgh’s many bars, with increasing numbers and more variety popping up throughout the city. Whether you like bocce or cornhole, volleyball or maybe just chilling on an outdoor patio, there’s something for everyone. Gather your friends for an exciting evening of entertainment and drinks at one of these five bars that promise loads of warm weather fun.
8110 Steubenville Pike
Imperial, PA 15126
With a 1,800-square-foot open-air patio/bar space, Celebrations is the place to go for outdoor fun and games. Grab a drink on the deck during happy hour before challenging your friends to a game of volleyball on the huge sand court or betting on the winner of cornhole. Celebrations is sure to become your go-to for summertime bar games, thanks to its heated, covered deck and additional games like pool and darts that can be found indoors. Stop by at its Imperial location on Steubenville Pike.
Double Wide Grill
2339 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Cornhole lovers flock to Double Wide Grill for its frequently held cornhole tournaments. This South Side area restaurant has become known throughout the city for everything from its seitan wing-eating contests and more than 40 draft beers to its cornhole setups and nice outside patio that opens during warm weather. Other fun events like Saturday night karaoke, Wing Wednesdays and happy hour specials only add to the fun. Double Wide Grill is located at 2339 East Carson Street at South 24th Street.
Biergarten at the Hotel Monaco
620 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
High atop the Hotel Monaco is its Biergarten that offers its own lawn games right in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, proving you don’t technically need a lawn to enjoy classic outdoor pub games. Nine stories up lies a treasure trove of entertainment, including Jenga, all-weather cornhole, garden chess and even an oversized Connect Four. Biergarten at the Hotel Monaco is located on William Penn Place in downtown Pittsburgh. Raise a glass of one of the bar’s many European, Belgian or classic German beers and let the fun begin as you enjoy outdoor activities, a menu of German-inspired dishes and time with family and friends.
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Mario’s South Side Saloon
1510-1514 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
If you like playing bocce ball, head to Mario’s South Side Saloon on Tuesdays for its outdoor bocce ball games. Co-ed games are held through Major League Bocce Pittsburgh and registrations are currently being accepted for its summer bocce lineup. At the saloon, you’ll have the chance to play this entertaining game as well enjoy karaoke and drink specials and meet new friends. Mario’s South Side Saloon is located in the South Side on East Carson Street.
136 Old Beaver Grade Rd.
Robinson, PA 15108
An evening out at Brother’s Grimm guarantees great cocktails and incredible craft brews, but if it’s outdoor games you’re looking for, you’ll also find it here thanks to its outdoor back patio cornhole games. This is a favorite summer go-to for lawn games; however, inclement weather won’t slow you down as the bar brings the cornhole challenges indoors. Beer pong, ping pong, line dancing lessons, trivia nights, darts and pool are also on the menu. Play at its Robinson area location situated just minutes from the Pointe and Robinson Town Centre.
Jessica Wasik is a graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies. She is also a contributing writer for Examiner.com. Her work can be found at Examiner.com</a.