Best Cocktail Happy Hours In Pittsburgh

January 15, 2015 8:00 AM

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Happy hours are prime time for washing away the stress of the workday and unwinding over your favorite drinks. With thousands of bars throughout the city, knowing which ones offer the biggest bargains on classic and creative cocktail concoctions can be tricky. Fortunately, several local bars cater specifically to the cocktail crowd with happy hours designed to give you more booze for your buck. Get your drink on at these five happy hours that promise the best cocktail specials in the city.

Perlé
25 Market Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-2058
www.perlepgh.com

If you think of sticky, crowded dive bars when you hear the words “happy hour,” Perle’s sophisticated setting and cosmopolitan crafted cocktails may very well change that perception. Exquisite drinks are at the heart of this ambient happy hour, held Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. and Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. Indulge with $2 off Perle’s champagne cocktails and mixed drinks as well as $2 discounts on glasses of wine and $1 off all beers. Spend an evening at Perle in downtown Pittsburgh.

Cioppino Restaurant & Cigar Bar
2350 Railroad St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 281-6593
www.cioppinoofpittsburgh.com

Whether you’re celebrating with friends or simply unwinding after a long work week with your coworkers, every occasion is the perfect occasion for happy hour drinks at Cioppino Restaurant & Cigar Bar. An expansive menu featuring seasonal fare of local, fresh ingredients is the perfect way to kick off the evening. Arrive early to take advantage of great drink deals, including $2 off select cocktails from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday. Cioppino Restaurant & Cigar Bar is located on Railroad Street in Pittsburgh’s Strip District.

Drum Bar
777 Casino Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 231-7777
www.riverscasino.com

Drum Bar’s happy hour guarantees a good time all night long with a nightclub party atmosphere and unbeatable happy hour specials on its best cocktails. Every Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., you can enjoy $3 cocktails made with Bacardi Rum, Three Olive Vodka, Stoli, Jack Daniels, 1800 Tequila and Sailor Jerry Rum as well as $3 drafts. Bask in the beauty of the bar’s chic, chill cylindrical hangout. Drum Bar is situated in the North Shore’s beautiful Rivers Casino.

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Butterjoint
214 N. Craig St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 621-2700
www.thebutterjoint.com

Butterjoint’s happy hour is hard to top when you consider the excellent prices and cocktail selection. At just $7, you can unwind with its cocktail of the day, chosen from the bar’s classic concoctions and house cocktails. Craft beer and house wine are also on special during its 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. happy hour. With more than 10 draft beers and cocktails and roughly 15 varieties of red, white and sparkling wines, you’re sure to find the perfect drink to suit your palate. Butterjoint is located in the city’s Oakland neighborhood.

Eleven Contemporary Kitchen
1150 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 201-5656
www.elevenck.com

At Eleven Contemporary Kitchen’s happy hour, the drinks and fun just keep coming! Every weekday from 4 to 6 p.m. is happy hour where you can sample select menu items off the tavern menu as well as a diverse selection of cocktails and wines for $6. Start your evening off right with one of the many cocktails available, like an Eleven Mules or Leven-ade, followed by a helping of the kitchen’s roasted shishito peppers or Fishers Island oysters. For great ambiance, value and drinks, Eleven Contemporary Kitchen has you covered. Visit its location in the Strip District for your next after-work happy hour hangout.

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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 AXS.com and Examiner.com. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.