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From classy cocktail lounges to wild college bars, Pittsburgh is known for having many of the best watering holes in the region. Thanks to its growing LGBT community, the city is also earning a reputation for having some of the best gay bars as well. Pittsburgh’s trendy nightlife coupled with its great singles scene makes ideal for meeting with a diverse crowd who enjoy an evening of fun, live entertainment, great drinks and even better company. Support the city’s LGBT community at these five gay bars that have deservingly earned their spot as the best in Pittsburgh.
Blue Moon
5115 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(412) 781-1119

Blue Moon tops the list of the city’s best gay bars thanks to its no-frills atmosphere that delivers big on drinks and entertainment. Gay-owned and operated, Blue Moon features a beautiful English bar boasting plenty of pride, video entertainment, a pool table and a private patio. Locals love the diversity of the drinking crowds as well as its friendly and attentive staff including Blue Moon’s top-rated drag performers. On your next night out, stop by Blue Moon located in Lawrenceville.

Cruze Bar
1600 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-1400
www.cruzebar.com

For one of the wildest nights you can find in Pittsburgh check out Cruze Bar. Even Sunday offers a sinful night of fun with Service Industry Night specials of 20 percent off cocktails, wine and beer. College nights, happy hour specials and unique entertainment like its underwear parties and drag shows are favorites among the city’s gay community. Cruze Bar is located on Smallman Street in the city’s Strip District neighborhood.

There Ultra Lounge
931 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 642-4435
www.facebook.com/THEREUltra

There Ultra Lounge is the perfect spot for an evening filled with entertainment. From karaoke nights featuring some of the city’s top singers to drag shows and amateur nights, this gay bar does not disappoint. Attentive bartenders, reasonably priced drinks and happy hour specials are also highlights of this bar. There Ultra Lounge is located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh on Liberty Avenue.

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CAVO Restaurant Lounge Nightclub
1916 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 918-1068
www.cavopgh.com

Get ready to dance the night away at CAVO Restaurant Lounge Nightclub, frequently named among the city’s best dance clubs. Fans of dance/club music will appreciate the DJs picks, which draws a packed crowd to the dance floor. Live entertainment and shows add to the fun and excitement of your next night on the town. Regulars rave about the modern, stylish atmosphere, good food and awesome bottle service and bartenders. Please note that valid ID and proper dress are required. CAVO Restaurant Lounge Nightclub is located in the city’s Strip District area.

PTown Bar Inc.
4740 Baum Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 621-0111
www.ptownbar.com

Short for Pittsburgh Town, PTown Bar Inc. is a predominately gay bar located within walking distance of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. Its convenient city location draws a diverse crowd of patrons, ranging from gay to straight, college-age to older professionals. Spend the evening playing pool, indulging in drinks or checking out the live weekend entertainment that has been a highlight of the Pittsburgh gay community for more than eight years. PTown Bar Inc. is located on Baum Boulevard next to Vocelli’s Pizza.

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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.

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