This year, Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 21. If your dad is the kind of guy who would appreciate a cold brew over another tie or tool set, perhaps relaxing at a local bar is more his speed. No matter what kind of dad raised you—from the young-at-heart to a sports fanatic—the city has plenty of spots in Pittsburgh that are perfect for a sharing a Father’s Day drink with dad. Raise a glass to the number one man in your life at one of these five bars.
1001 Washington Ave.
Carnegie, PA 15106
If beer is your dad’s drink of choice, head to 99 Bottles. This year’s Father’s Day will be hard to top when you spend the afternoon toasting to your dad with his favorites from the bar’s 30 draft beers and more than 500 various beers available for drinking at the bar or to take home. With its no-frills atmosphere, laid back style and guy-friendly menu, this is the ideal spot for father-son bonding. 99 Bottles is located on Washington Ave. in Carnegie.
Pittsburgh Sports Bar
3630 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Your sports fanatic father will feel right at home at Pittsburgh Sports Bar, where he’ll be remembered with special recognition for years to come thanks to the bar’s mug club. Get him a membership and he can chug from his very own mug each time he comes back and he will definitely want to come back thanks to this sports bar’s amazing food, great atmosphere and unbeatable drinks. Tune into the Pirates game this Father’s Day on the bar’s many TVs that deliver prime viewing and enjoy fantastic game day specials like $12 buckets of beer, $5 domestic pitchers and $3 wings. Pittsburgh Sports Bar is located in the city’s Castle Shannon area.
200 Quinn Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
There’s fun to be had for the whole family at Latitude 360, Pittsburgh’s premier entertainment venue. Come inside and spend the afternoon luxury bowling, gaming in the arcade center, watching a movie at its Cinegrille dine-in movie theatre, and sharing a meal at 360 Grille. Patrons 21 and over can venture to its bar for a few drinks or the Latitude Lit Cigar Lounge for a top-notch selection of cocktails and cigars. Celebrate Father’s Day at its location in The Pointe in North Fayette where dad is sure to feel like a kid again.
2108 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Your daddy-daughter day gets a fun and unique twist that you’ll both love at Acacia Speakeasy. Here, you’ll find everything from whisky to bourbon creatively mixed into Pittsburgh’s most incredible cocktail concoctions. Highly recommended by its regulars are its Rusted Root or classic Stinger that are meticulously crafted with prohibition-style flair. Acacia Speakeasy is situated in the heart of the city’s South Side on E. Carson St.
Burgh Sportz Bar
Pittsburgh International Airport Concourse B & D
1000 Airport Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15108
If your pop is the ultimate Pittsburgh dad, pull up a barstool at Burgh Sportz Bar, located at two concourses within Pittsburgh International Airport. This Pittsburgh-themed bar offers everything that your dad is sure to love, including plenty of Steel City memorabilia and decorations. Treat him to a hearty lunch, featuring all the local entrées and foods any true Pittsburgher loves, including chicken wings, pierogies, kielbasa, burgers and finger-licking good finger foods. Don’t leave without washing that all down with one of the bar’s many beers that can be served in one of Burgh Sportz Bar’s signature glasses highlighting the city’s championship sports history. For the dad who bleeds black and gold, Burgh Sportz Bar is where it’s at this Father’s Day.
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.