9 Pittsburgh Restaurants Rich in Cocktail Culture

The ‘Burgh is rich in sippability. If you’re looking to try something new, TABLE staff has a bevy of bevvy suggestions.

Commerce Bar: Bellhop and Blood Orange Boulevardier

128 S. Highland Avenue
Embrace Commerce Bar’s speakeasy aesthetic with the bright Bellhop cocktail: a mix of gin, lemon, Sauvignon blanc, and cucumber. Or, for the more daring of us, order the intriguingly bitter Blood Orange Boulevardier, shown here… or allow the bartender to create a personalized drink for you.

Altius: A Sip With a View

1230 Grandview Avenue
Maker’s Mark bourbon, Nocino walnut liqueur, and orange bitters make up a notable cocktail, though it’s the place that helps the drink live up to its name. Located in Mt. Washington, Altius offers breathtaking views overlooking Pittsburgh.

Bridges & Bourbon: B & B Signature Old Fashioned

930 Penn Avenue
Bridges & Bourbon elevates a traditional Old Fashioned by swapping Angostura bitters for tiki bitters and adding dark rum and spiced demerara to bourbon.

St. Clair Social: Midori Sour

302 S. St. Clair Street
This St. Clair Social signature cocktail features Lucky Sign’s aquavit, Midori, lemon, lime, agave, and chili oil.

Margaux: Parting Shot

5947 Penn Avenue
Let your taste buds revel in this French 75 cocktail featuring a layering of pear flavors, lemon, and champagne.

Emerson’s: Truffle Sidecar

435 Market Street
Paired with Emerson’s European-inspired interior, the Truffle Sidebar, a mix of truffle-infused VSOP Cognac, triple sec, simple syrup, lemon, and rosemary sugar, is sure to make its drinker feel very top-of-the-pyramid.

Fig & Ash: An Ode to the Industry

514 E. Ohio Street
A tribute to Hulu’s hit show The Bear, An Ode to the Industry is served in a plastic restaurant container and features Fernet- Branca, amaro, green chartreuse, lime, and simple syrup.

Dish Osteria Bar: Lambrusco Spritz

128 S. 17th Street
As the name suggests, dry Lambrusco is included in this cocktail, alongside Lo-Fi amaro, Amara Rosso, grapefruit, Castelvetrano olives, and an orange slice.

Kingly Spirits: Gin Cup No. 1

2613 Smallman Street
Kingfly’s Gin and Orange Liqueur to create this twist on the Pimm’s Cup cocktail by Raoul Segarra, lead distiller at Kingfly.

Story by Jordan Snowden / Styling by Anna Calabrese / Photography by Laura Petrilla 

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