Pittsburgh may not be known for its singles scene, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t great places for singles to go in town. Whether it’s a martini bar, a dive bar or a Cancun-style bar on steroids, Pittsburgh has a place for you. – Stephanie Geary

Doc’s Place

5442 Walnut Street
Pittsburgh PA 15232
(412) 681-3713

Known as one of the best singles bars in Pittsburgh, Doc’s Place has something for everyone. From the upstairs “HideAway,” (a non-smoking martini bar) to the heated, outdoor deck to the main bar, singles will have plenty of opportunities to meet people. Note that smoking is allowed in the main bar area.

Smokin’ Joes

2001 E. Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 431-6757

Smokin’ Joes happy hour specials are sure to draw a crowd of single people. With $3 drafts and 40-cent wings, this is the place to be after work on a weeknight. But it’s the Friday night specials that really draw the crowds and make this one of the best singles bars in Pittsburgh. Friday night specials include 25 percent off Belgium drafts and half-price appetizers.

Lava Lounge

2204 E. Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 431-5282

The Lava Lounge is a martini bar and dance club all wrapped into one. Singles will enjoy a unique martini list, with drinks like naughty martini and purple haze martini. But it’s the Lava Lounge’s drink specials that make it one of the best singles bars in Pittsburgh. On Friday and Saturday nights get Pabst pints for just $1.50 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Miller High Life pounders are only $2. Any place with the word “pounders” on their drink list must be a great singles bar.

D’s Sixpax & Dogz

1118 S Braddock Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
(412) 241-4666

What makes D’s Sixpax & Dogz one of the best singles bars in Pittsburgh? The over 1,000 beer choices on the menu. Choose from microbrews, imported and domestic brews. D’s Sixpax & Dogz has a Euro-pub atmosphere that invites friendly chatter and getting to know the person standing or sitting next to you.