Hello Iron City! Pittsburgh is known for its three rivers and the famous Primanti Bros. Sandwich - stacked meat, cheese, tomatoes, coleslaw and French Fries on thick Italian bread wrapped in wax paper. What some people might not know is that Pittsburgh is also home to Gilded Age masterpieces such as the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the modern Andy Warhol Museum. This Western Pennsylvania city is sometimes lost in the shadow of Philadelphia, but that's a mistake. Pittsburgh has a lot to offer, including a thrilling variety of taverns, bars and restaurants where you can eat well, talk sports and play games.
A neighborhood pub with loyal regulars, Silky's Pub is also warm and welcoming to newcomers looking to shoot go around hangers on the shuffleboard table. This is a family business with great burgers, a legendary turkey club sandwich, and a strong selection of draught beers to consider once you've punched up your favorite tunes on the old jukebox. The shuffleboard table is open to everyone, and there's also pinball and darts in case you need to kill time in between games. Don't miss the regular 50 cent chicken wing sand pierogies specials while the game is on, and try a Moscow Mule. It's their signature cocktail.
5135 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
This taproom and brewpub has a modern approach to the classic food and feeling for which Pittsburgh taverns are known. Their pierogies are made in house with fresh dough every day, hand-pinched, boiled and then grilled to order. They have 73 rotating beer taps and amazing specials every day, perfect for staying strong while filling your shuffleboard addiction. The staff is thoughtful, attentive and more than happy to entertain you whether you're on a date night, out with friends or having a bite to eat with the kids in between clinking the weights together on their shuffleboard table.
563 Greenfield Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
This Carson Street tavern is known as a great little joint by its die-hard regulars who love this bar. There's pop/punk on the jukebox and plastic cups for your beer if you're fancy. The prices are right, the game is on, and Brewski's is stocked with free foosball, dart boards, billiards and, of course, shuffleboard. Feel free to write about your shuffleboard victory right on the wall. Not only do they not mind, they encourage it.
801 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
A beloved neighborhood spot established by legendary Pittsburgh barman Bob Pessolano in 1982, Mario's Saloon is as proud of its shuffleboard scene as it is of the Team Trivia, live music, and their 12 HD TVs showing sports all day. The extensive menu features all the local burger, chicken wing and sandwich favorites you'd expect from a classic tavern - including a Double Deuce burger named in honor of Patrick Swayze's Dalton character from "Road House." However, don't sleep on the ribs. (Rumor has it the old recipe was recently discovered in an old safe during renovations). Shuffleboard is joined by pool tables in case you need a diversion after your last hammer shot.
1510 East Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Dave and Buster's
Among the dizzying display of gaming, pool tables, cocktails and food at the Pittsburgh Dave and Buster's are two beautiful shuffleboard tables. Open till midnight, this famous national arcade/bar/restaurant combination makes their strawberry watermelon margarita's with berry-flavored ice cubes, carries local beer favorites from the Pittsburgh area, and serves a short rib sandwich stacked with macaroni and cheese - just to name a few of their food and beverage offerings. Video games found only in the arcade realm surround the bar and restaurant and there are a variety of specials every day.
Dave and Buster's
180 E. Waterfront Drive
Homestead, PA 15120