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Thanksgiving Eve Family Bars and Restaurants

By Daniel Cooper

The night before Thanksgiving many family and friends come back home for the holiday. Where do you take your family to enjoy a wholesome atmosphere that everyone would enjoy? These are the best family friendly bars and restaurants that your whole clan will enjoy and remember.

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2705 South Water Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 224-2328
Hours: Mon to Wed, Sun - 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Thu - 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Fri to Sat 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.
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Hofbrauhaus has only 2 locations in the United States and Pittsburgh is lucky enough to house one of them. This authentic German Beer Hall is great fun for the whole family. Head on over before Thanksgiving and sample some delicious German brews and snacks. Take your pick from the laid back dining tables, to the raucous beer hall, or chill out in the outdoor beer garden overlooking the river. The real fun to be had is in the beer hall, which consists of live music and long communal tables. Hofbrauhaus is a great place to bring your family, sing along and make new friends.



932 Freeport Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 781-1456
Hours: Mon to Thu, Sun - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri to Sat 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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Another great place to celebrate Thanksgiving eve with the family is Burgatory. Hidden away, tucked in the corner of the Waterworks strip mall, lies this heavenly gem. Burgatory not only has fantastic burgers and other fare, but its drinks are downright delicious. The drink menu consists of spiked milkshakes, great cocktails, a rotating list of beer taps (mostly micros) and an extensive bottle selection. Be sure to try the Apple Pancakes and Bacon shake spiked with apple and caramel vodka, you get a big bite of bacon in every sip. Yummy!!! If you plan to bring along the minors, they have many virgin milkshakes to keep them happy. This place is bound to wet the appetite and keep everyone happy before the holiday.

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North Park Clubhouse Lounge

5301 Ranalli Dr. and Rte. 8
Gibsonia, PA 15044
(724) 449-9090
Kitchen Hours: Sun – 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Mon to Thurs - 11 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Fri to Sat – 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Bar Hours: Sun to Thurs – 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Fri to Sat – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
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NPL Clubhouse is like Dave and Busters with a more laid-back neighborhood feel. This is the perfect place to have a fun night out with your family. You can eat, drink, watch the game, or play your own games at this all in one entertainment facility. Keep the kids busy with pinball, skee ball and everything else you find in a normal arcade. This place doubles as a sports bar, so dad can watch all the sports games that his heart desires. There are even events for grandma, as on select nights you will find BINGO! This place truly is entertainment for all.

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Del's Bar & Ristorante Del Pizzo

4428 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
(412) 683-1448
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 .m.; Fri to Sat – 11:30 a.m. to midnight; Sun 10:30 a.m.– 10:00 p.m.
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An Italian family bar and restaurant for over 60 years, Del's has been a mainstay on Liberty Avenue since the 40's. Family owned and operated for generations, the tavern is well known to burghers and their families. Bring your family here on Thanksgiving Eve and let them feast on their Italian family favorites. From insalata and zuppe to classic dishes such as chicken marsala, the business provides all your traditional desired dishes. For the adults, don't forget the expanded bar highlighted with the best wine in Bloomfield. Or choose from one of their large selection of seasonal beers. Del's is the place where your family calls a second home. It will never fail you.

Daniel Cooper has resided in Pittsburgh for over 10 years. He enjoys a wide variety of music and arts. On most weekends he can be found enjoying the public parks of the county.


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