The Quest for the Best Happy Hours in Pittsburgh

Last Updated on November 18, 2022 by Jeremy

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When it comes to drinking in Pittsburgh, you have a lot of options. But if you are looking to go out without spending a lot of money, your first thought may turn to everyone's favorite time of the day- happy hour!

It would be very easy for us to come up with a list of every happy hour special in Pittsburgh, but most would end up being unpalatable beers or daily discounts that aren't that interesting ($1 off a frozen cosmo on Wednesdays is not a good happy hour in our books).  Instead, we wanted to focus on the best- we're focusing only on craft cocktails, delicious wines, and local beers from bars do it right- with a discount to match.

So if you're looking to try a unique and delicious libation in Pittsburgh without emptying your wallet, check out these personal favorites for great cocktails, local beer, and wine!

Notes: The availability of great happy hours has been reduced during COVID as many bars and restaurants have ended their discounts and have been slow to bring them back. All happy hours which no longer exist have been removed from this list but please check with the bar/restaurant before visiting to re-confirm that the listed discount is still available as they change regularly. We hope many of our favorites will return soon!

Federal Galley and Gallery at Bakery Square

Cocktails at Federal Galley

Federal Galley and the Galley at Bakery Square are great restaurants in Pittsburgh each with four unique chefs/concepts that rotate in and out and offer a happy hour from 4:30 to 6:30pm on Tuesday to Friday for 50% off everything.

As far as cocktails are concerned, the galleys offer many amazing house creations that change periodically at relatively attractive prices. But during happy hour, everything is 50% off which makes this one a great deal!

Looking to go on a brewery crawl? Check out the tour options from our friends at City Brew Tours!

Federal Galley is located at 200 Children's Way in North Side's Allegheny Commons. Galley at Bakery Square is located at 145 Bakery Square Blvd in Bakery Square.

Other Happy Hour Specials Worth Checking Out

Independent Brewing Company

When it comes down to it, there are many amazing places in Pittsburgh worth checking out for happy hour if you're in the mood to try a few unique cocktails.

Although the above offer some of the best specials in the city, the following are also worth checking out if you are looking for great specials and prices during everyone's favorite time of the day. In our opinion, these may not be as good as the features above but are still leaps and bounds better than the rest.

So if you're looking for more, check out:

  • Industry Public House – Industry Public House features one of the largest regional draft beer lists in the city, with several local options, and their happy hour specials on Monday to Friday from 4:30 to 6:30pm offers $2 off all drafts!
  • Caliente Pizza and Draft House – This international award-winning local pizza chain has a 50% off special for all draft beer from 4:30 to 6:30pm on weeknights. The draft list may be hit or miss with local selections at times depending on location (spots like their Monroeville location have a bit better local selections than the Bloomfield store we go to). Check out their calendar of nightly specials as well!
  • City Works – This Market Square bar and restaurant features 90 beers on top with 25% sourced locally to Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania at large (roughly 20 beers at any given time). Their happy hour special runs from 4 to 6pm Monday to Friday and includes $2 off local drafts.

Check back soon as we add more amazing happy hour specials to our list of favorites! If you have a favorite happy hour that isn't featured, comment below to let us know about it too!

Please note that happy hour specials, pricing, and hours are subject to change. We recommend confirming via each bar's website prior to visiting as their information may have changed since publication.  We do our best to stay up-to-date with this, but sometimes we miss them!

Looking for more cocktail bars in Pittsburgh or local breweries? Click the previous link to check out our favorites!

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4 thoughts on “The Quest for the Best Happy Hours in Pittsburgh”

  1. Rolands in the Strip District fresh seafood appetizers 1/2 off and drink specials in bar I believe 5-7
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