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Best Bars With A College Night In Pittsburgh

Between studying for finals, trying to secure an internship and holding down a part-time job, Pittsburgh's college students are some of the hardest working in the country. But that doesn't mean they don't deserve to play hard as well. The city's local bars understand this and offer some of the best discounts and nightly specials in town geared specifically toward college students. Check out these five Pittsburgh bars with the best college nights in the city. Just be sure to have your student ID on hand to enjoy the deals.
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7 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 281-9888

If your idea of a night on the town includes some of the best drink specials in the city, then gather your friends and your student ID and head to Station Square for Whim's college nights. Every Thursday from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., college students can stop by any one of Whim's six bars and enjoy $2 Bud and Bud Light specials, $2 Smirnoff flavors and a Smirnoff bottles for $100. Students must be at least 18years old.

1501 Sarah St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(703) 362-3310

Pre-Game opened its doors just a little more than two years ago, but already this Southside bar has earned the votes as the best new bar in Pittsburgh. That's no surprise, considering the fantastic daily specials offered here, including college nights. Every Thursday, college students can drink up with $1 PBR drafts and $2 well drinks, so don't forget your ID.

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Beach Club Pittsburgh
7 Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 434-8100

Pittsburgh college students don't have to travel very far or spend a tuition's worth of savings to experience spring break. They can find it all under the roof of Station Square's Beach Club. Drop by on Thursdays for the club's 3-2-1 Thursdays where you can countdown to the weekend with music from DJ Magic Mike and enter for your chance to win Beach Club's $500 cash giveaway. Admission is free with your college ID.

Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh
2705 South Water St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 224-2328

If you're looking for a true international drinking experience, you can't pass up Pittsburgh's first authentic Hofbauhaus, which was inspired by the legendary Munich, Germany Hofbrauhaus. Indulge in a variety of Bavarian dishes and genuine German beer during Thursday's college nights. Liters and pretzel appretizers are just $6 every Thursday from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. No student ID is required; just ask for the college night specials. Hofbrauhaus is located in the heart of Pittsburgh's Southside.

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Cruze Bar
1600 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-1400

Every Thursday is College Thursday at Cruze Bar in the city's Strip District. Come shake it on one of the biggest dance floors in the city beginning at 9 p.m. when Pittsburgh's best DJs spin the hottest hits. Arrive between 6-8 p.m. to take advantage of Thursday's happy hour special that include $1 off all cocktails and bottles at this 6,000 square foot nightclub that includes two bars. All students must be at least 18-years-old to party and 21-years-old to drink. ID is required, so be sure to have yours with you.

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Jessica Wasik lives in Pittsburgh where works as a full-time figure skating coach sharing her passion with todays generation of young skaters. A graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies, Jessica is also a contributing writer for Allegheny West Magazine. Her work can be found at

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