It doesn’t matter your age; when it’s your birthday, you deserve to celebrate in style with great eats, awesome drinks and a night of pure entertainment. Thankfully, Pittsburgh’s many bars offer all of these as well as special packages to help make your bash the party of the year. Blow out your candles and throw back a few birthday drinks at the five best bars for your birthday in Pittsburgh.
171 E. Bridge St.
Homestead, PA 15120
Pittsburgh’s longest running-dueling piano bar Sing Sing will serve you up more than just great drinks on your birthday; it’ll also gift you seam-busting laughs, hysterical improve-style comedy and the biggest rendition of “Happy Birthday” you could hope for. Custom-designed party packages featuring one-of-a-kind entertainment combined with this Waterfront bar’s interesting venue and in-house food and drink specials served in your choice of formal, cabaret or auditorium-style seating are what make Sing Sing your birthday party go-to. Each party reservation includes customized shows performances, exclusive décor packages and complete AV packages. Reservations are required and may be made via Sing Sing’s website or by calling (412) 461-7426.
Sharp Edge Creekhouse
288 W. Steuben St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
If you’re celebrating your 21st birthday and ready to down a few good drinks, Sharp Edge Creekhouse should be your first stop. With two floors of booze and a open-air patio, there’s plenty of space to kick back with your crew and enjoy a brew from more than 15 countries. If you’re feeling adventurous, order a round of Creekhouse’s Mystery Brew made from a top-secret, quality import or craft beer. Sharp Edge also offers beer baskets that may be custom-designed with your pick of beer to guarantee a fun birthday gift for those of legal drinking age.
225 W. Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
On your birthday, you shouldn’t have to go broke paying for your drinks, and when you book your bash at Buckhead Saloon in Station Square, you won’t have to. With Penny U-Call-It specials for the guest of honor, $3 U-Call-Its for party guests and VIP bottle service, Buckhead Saloon has earned its reputation as one of the city’s best bars for bottle service. In addition to these drink specials, take advantage of $1 kamikazes for everyone from 10 p.m. to midnight and no cover until midnight. If you’re looking for a party bus, Buckhead Saloon can take care of that too. Call (412) 818-2207 for bus pricing and availability.
1101 Bradish St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
When you need a wild night and a celebration that is totally out of the ordinary, head to South Side’s Bar 11, the city’s original party bar. Arrive in style and safely with Bar 11’s full-size party bus that features blacked-out windows, a nightclub-worthy sound system, an iPod loaded with all of your favorite jams and Bar 11 lighting. Pick up and drop-off service is included, so none of your friends have to miss out on the good times by serving as the designated driver. Call (412) 818-2207 to reserve your party bus and for information on pricing.
McFadden’s Restaurant And Saloon
211 N. Shore Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon on Pittsburgh’s North Shore invites you to blow out your birthday candles with its VIP birthday parties. Whether you’re celebrating your first legal night of drinking or you’ve long passed “the hill,” there’s a package designed to fit your party style. For the younger crowd, like those turning 21, enjoy fun, playful skits that feature your favorite songs and plenty of refreshments for a birthday you won’t soon forget — or remember. For the older crowd looking for a more relaxed event, reserve your private room or section of the restaurant, and take advantage of catering, buffet, appetizer and cake options. Contact Morgan at (412) 322-3470 to book your birthday at McFadden’s.
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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 Examiner.com.