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The songs of the oldies are in full strength and the Pittsburgh region has  great places to kick back and enjoy songs of the past. That includes live  entertainment from local, regional and national bands. There are opportunities to relax in a booth, table or your favorite bar stool and try out either an older juke box or ones that are Internet based. If you are looking for meeting up with friends, then check out these establishments and there are drink and food selections for an overall fun time.

Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
103 Slade. Ln.
Warrendale, PA 15086
(724) 799-8333

If you’re in the mood for great entertainment that features live performances, then head on to the North Hills and Jergel’s Rhythm Grille. The variety of songs reach all genres of interest and you will find the oldies and the hits are well represented by the wide range of the artists. The musical acts have a local, regional and national flair of experience and that will ensure a bang for your buck in musical entertainment. The overall excellence of Jergel’s extends to food, two bars, Cigar Bar and fire pits that are perfect for sharing with a group or just hanging out with friends. Be sure to check the calendar of events and purchase tickets for concerts that will have you coming back again and again.

Jack’s Bar
1117 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 431-3644

Jack’s Bar is open all year and the unique blend of patrons make for an interesting crowd to share the usual drink specials. But, there is more than the drinks to get the crowd in a frame of mind to party and have fun. There are two jukeboxes to explore some of your favorites and oldies are chosen on the Internet- based, digital selections. In that way, you can chose the genre and find something to please your musical interests. The atmosphere of Jack’s Bar seems to be one of celebration and kicking back, so get your oldie selections ready for a good time with friends or meet new ones.

Baja Bar & Grill
1366 Old Freeport Rd.
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
(412) 963-0640

If you’re looking for first class entertainment and a chance to twirl around the dance floor, then check out the Baja Bar and Grill. The best part is the opportunity to enjoy the dance bands on an inside or outside basis, and the river views make for the perfect environment to relax and enjoy the musical arrangements. DJ’s will get you rocking and well-known music groups perform a selection of oldies that will bring back special memories. The music is live and there is a chance all year to watch  Pittsburgh’s great sports teams in action, or relax and enjoy your favorite songs.

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Linden Grove
1100 Grove Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
(412) 882-8687

Linden Grove is the place to go if you need to search for oldies music. Live entertainment waits to listen to the songs of the past and even an opportunity to try your hand at Karaoke. Don’t forget to visit the bar for some drink and dinner specials  and take the time to secure a reservation for upcoming events. Check out the bands that offer selections from the past and present that will help you dance the night away. There seems to be heaps of interest for 80’s night, so check the event calendar and enjoy reliving the past with friends.

Totally 80s
(412) 760-7970
Pittsburgh, PA

You don’t have to search long to find a band at some of the oldies bars in Pittsburgh who are totally into the 80’s genre, and this group has the moxie for your oldie selections. Chris Murphy, General Manager and lead singer, said that the main demographic is 35-60. This tribute band will rock you with their expertise and that comes from influence from MTV, VH1 and a host of TV shows, along with celebrated artists such as Prince, Madonna and Duran, Duran to just name a few stalwart groups. You will notice their authentic dress that will build a frenzy of enjoyment and bring back the 80’s in real time. Be sure to check the event schedule so you can get a front row seat to some fabulous performances for anything and everything 80’s.

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Gerry Cernicky is a retired health and physical education teacher with 36 years of experience. He is a former teacher of the year and a sports writer for the Vandergrift News. He delivers podcasts, and maintains a website and blog. He currently resides in Pittsburgh. His work can be found at