If you’re looking for an escape following a long day on the job, the Pittsburgh area has several places where you can find some Happy Hour happiness! If you’re seeking out a one-of-a-kind experience, check out these great suggestions from PopCity Media:

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1150 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
Phone: 412-201-5656

Martinis and oysters define Happy Hour at trendy Eleven, which sits on the border of downtown and the Strip District. For $6, Eleven offers a half dozen oysters and a big selection between vodka martinis, gin martinis or wine. Their Happy Hour runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. PopCity recommends them for their stylish, relaxing atmosphere and great service.

The Sharp Edge

302 South St. Clair Street
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15206
Phone: 412-661-3537

Grab a brew and kick back during Happy Hour at the Sharp Edge bar and restaurant in Pittsburgh’s Friendship neighborhood! According to their website, this Beer Emporium “is known as a great place to hang out with friends and enjoy the food, drink, games and music.” They have a seemingly endless “On Tap” and “Bottle” list to choose from; plus, there’s plenty of selection on their menu! PopCity says: “This unassuming bar nestled on a side street, does not have pretentions with its décor. It’s a bar-bar – with dart board and sports on the TV sets. Sometimes that is exactly what you want after a long day of cubicle-oriented labor.”

Le Pommier

2104 E. Carson Street
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15203
Phone: 412-431-1901

Anyone searching for a romantic experience should look no further than the South Side’s Le Pommier. This French restaurant has wine, cocktails, beer and a variety of fare from which to choose. According to their menu, “in lieu of a per bottle corkage fee, there is a $5 per person glass fee. New wine – equals new glass – equals new fee. But not on BYOW Mondays” when there’s a no glass fee. There is a six bottle limit per table. PopCity recommends Le Pommier’s Le Montparnasse and Corpse reviver cocktails. They say: “The cozy dining room with tables for two nestled into the windows has been remodeled and streamlined in recent years to a poignant simplicity with beautiful, beaming red walls keeping everyone in their place. The service is informed and friendly.”


2000 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
Phone: 412-261-6565

Looking for an exotic escape, but can’t quite get away to the islands? This Strip District restaurant brings island cuisine right to the ‘Burgh. According to their website, Kaya has been voted into the “top three Happy Hours in Pittsburgh” by City Paper readers! Their Happy Hour runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and they offer half off all single serving drinks and draft beers.

Renaissance the Pittsburgh Hotel

107 6th Street
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
Phone: 1-412-562-1200

Head inside the Renaissance Hotel downtown for Happy Hour and enter a world gone-by. PopCity recommends this spot for the ambiance: “Enter through the main doors (held for you by friendly porters) and you have wandered into a luscious old movie where men should say ‘kid’ and women could wear smart-looking dresses and blood red lipstick.” They recommend whiskey straight-up, or – if you’re in a more exotic mood – Hefe-Weizen.

For more information on any of these places, visit Sherrie Flick’s PopCity Media Guide to Happy Hours at: www.popcitymedia.com/features/happyhours0513.aspx