Spring showers may bring with them flowers, but for the over-21 crowd, rain also brings with it the perfect excuse to spend the afternoon checking out the city’s bars and lounges. There will be no raining on your parade when you’re sipping on happy hour drinks, dancing the night away or simply relaxing with friends over game nights and activities. Whether you prefer a quiet night at a local wine bar or a wild, over-the-top night at an entertainment watering hole that demands audience participation, you’ll find it at these five bars. On the next rainy day, make plans to check out these bars that are ideal for keeping dry while wetting your whistle.
200 Quinn Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
You can spend all day avoiding the rain inside Latitude 360, the over-21 crowd’s answer to an adult Chuck E. Cheese. Eat, play and drink the rain away inside this enormous game room and bar complex that features everything from bowling and arcade games to a cigar bar and restaurant. You’ll be wishing for rain just to find a reason to spend the day dancing, laughing and treating yourself to some of the best happy hour specials and drinks in the area. Latitude 360 is located at The Pointe near Robinson Town Center.
The Smiling Moose
1306 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Rainy afternoons are ideal for partaking in Pittsburgh’s trivia nights, and where better to do so than at The Smiling Moose. Have some fun challenging your pals to some friendly competition during its weekly quiz nights and trivia events. Trivia nights are free to participate in, so you’ll have plenty of cash saved up to spend on the bar’s extensive beer list that highlights Pittsburghers’ favorite import and micro bottles, drafts and seasonal brews. Show off your smarts at The Smiling Moose, located on East Carson Street in the city’s South Side neighborhood.
930 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Shake off the rain drops inside Seviche, the city’s number-one spot for Latin dance and drinks. You’ll forget all about the drab Pittsburgh weather when you slip into this South Beach-inspired salsa hotspot for an afternoon of happy hour specials and tapas dishes. Whether you’re a natural born salsa dancer or you have two left feet, arrive early and get some helpful tips during Seviche’s free salsa lessons set to the biggest Latin dance songs. Seviche is located downtown Pittsburgh.
Sing Sing Pittsburgh
171 E. Bridge St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15120
Sing Sing is no in-and-out bar. With its hours upon hours of live entertainment, this Waterfront dueling piano bar is a prime pick for Pittsburghers looking to escape the dreary weather that spring brings. Grab your friends and get ready for an evening of improve-style hilarity and witty performances from the region’s talented and lovingly obnoxious comedians, musicians and entertainers. Rainy weekends are no longer a wash-out thanks to Sing Sing’s slew of variety shows that feature audience sing-a-longs and sassy special requests from the crowd. On your next rainy night on the town, stay dry inside Sing Sing, located next to Rock Bottom restaurant in the Waterfront.
Andy’s Wine Bar
510 Market St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
If it’s going to rain, you may as well have it rain wine, and Andy’s Wine Bar is the perfect spot to drown your rainy day woes. For a washed-out weeknight, there’s plenty of local jazz musicians to entertain you with no cover charge while you sip on the region’s finest wines. Happy hour specials mean you can spend the entire afternoon in the comforts of this chic and casual lounge “where art meets industry,” as the bar proudly promotes. Pair any of their wines, cocktails and beer with an extensive and delicious menu of small bites, wings, small plates, cheeses and sweets. Andy’s Wine Bar is located in the Fairmont Pittsburgh in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh.
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.