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Best Bars With Drinking Games In Pittsburgh

Summer's warm evenings make for some of the best times to throw back a couple of beers with the guys or swap gossip and giggles over cocktails with your girlfriends. If you're getting tired of your same old watering hole, summer can also be a great time of year to check out a few new bars that offer something different from the usual wings-and-drink specials. Whether you're a beer pong champion or a trivia buff, there are plenty of Pittsburgh bars where you can indulge in some friendly competition and drinks. If you're ready for some good old-fashioned drinking games, make a stop at these five area bars that offer some of the best in Pittsburgh.
Carson City Saloon

Carson City Saloon
1401 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 481-3203

Grab your rowdiest friends and bring your A-game for Carson City Saloon's beer pong tournaments. Each Wednesday from 10 p.m. to midnight, the saloon hosts its "Beer Pong Wednesday" event that includes $1.75 Miller Lite bottles and $2 Crown drinks. Final tournament winners will win a trip to Las Vegas and a chance at $50,000. Arrive early to take advantage of the daily happy hour specials, too, which are available Monday through Friday from 5-7 p.m.

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The Modern Café
862 Western Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
(412) 321-4550

If you can remember more useless facts than the average person, then put your random knowledge to use at The Modern Café on Pittsburgh's North Shore. Every Tuesday is Trivia night, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. with The Modern Café's World Tavern Trivia. This trivia game goes beyond your average bar trivia allowing you to compete with more than 100 taverns and 10,000 registered players throughout the country. To register your team and its members, visit

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Hough's Sports Bar
563 Greenfield Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
(412) 586-5944

For the largest variety in drinking games, Hough's is a must-stop for your next bar crawl. If you're a trivia buff, stop in on a Tuesday evening to show off your smarts or sing your heart out at karaoke on the first Thursday of each month. Bingo night is also offered as well as shuffleboard and free darts. In addition to games, this non-smoking sports bar brings also boasts more than 280 beer selections and a full menu of Pittsburgh favorites, including pierogi bites.

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The River's Casino Wheelhouse Bar & Grill
777 Casino Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 231-7777

If you think the only gaming available at The River's Casino is limited to slots and table games, think again. The casino's Wheelhouse Bar & Grill is changing that impression by offering weekly cornhole games. Games are held each Tuesday in front of the bar's biggest TV in Pittsburgh, allowing players plenty of room to play. Happy hour specials are offered Monday to Thursday from 5-7 p.m.

Buckhead's Saloon

Buckhead's Saloon
225 Station Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 232-3101

Buckhead's Saloon, Pittsburgh's premiere party headquarters, keeps the party going every Tuesday with Beerfest. This weekly event features some of the city's most popular drinking games including beer pong, flip cup and corn hole. While you play, enjoy 50-cent Miller Lite drafts from 9-11 p.m. and $2 Skyy drinks all day. Buckhead's Saloon is located in Station Square.

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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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