5741 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA | Directions 1523240.455707 -79.931415
Heck on earth: stay away!!! – Ahhh, Rest in Peace, 2006. This bar may have been nice back then, I wouldn't know, but its a horrible place now!!! The owner is a pervert who not only condones sexual harassment of female guests, but bans them for "interfering with business" when they hadn't done anything wrong, but fell victim to inhuman conduct. The management is equally cruel, and its not a good idea to mess with them: otherwise, they start cruel rumors, and call the police for no reason, making up any lie they can in hopes of getting you arrested. They're also complete strangers to the Good Samaritan laws. I personally saw a passerby forcefully dismissed from the premises for helping an unconscious victim on the lawn. If you're feeling faint or worried about falling victim to a medical emergency, stay away from that place! Buy drinks at Spin, Harris's Grill, 5801, but not this heckhouse!!! And, for your own safety, cooperate with the bouncers' every whim, should you choose to drink at the bar. If they don't like you, they'll do everything they can to wreck your life.
Journalists, this is your chance! Expose this all in a scandalous article!!!
Great neighborhood bar – I have been going to the Shadyside Saloon for 6 years. I think I have my own reserved seat. It is very much like a "Cheers" if you go there frequently enough. I like having a place where everyone knows my name. Very friendly, a bit chilly, but great place to meet up with friends!
Great Bar – Great bar-very chill--excellent dart boards, nice selection of booze. Service is h_t or miss. (h_i_t is an inappropriate word???) Some of the bartenders are really on the ball and some just stand around starring at their own clevage.
excellent – poker every wednesday and saturday, this place is great! Those are the only times I go, so i can't really say anything else. Bar staff is very friendly.
Casual in the land of chic. – The Scene
Located in one of Pittsburgh's trendier neighborhoods, Shadyside Saloon's relaxed jeans and T-shirt environment might come as a surprise to the first-time visitor. And that's exactly what ower, Mike Pistella, had in mind when he opened the doors last September. "He wanted a neighborhood bar in Shadyside," says the Saloon's manager. "We just want people to be comfortable."
Shadyside Saloon plays host to a ton of regulars who all seem to know each other. On weekdays it's mostly couples and fratboys, so don't go in anticipation of the hook-up unless you like frat boys. But weekends find the small space packed, with students of the law and medical variety and young professionals.
Across the Street
The Saloon enjoys a rather symbiotic relationship with the adjacent Harris Grill. When it gets too crowded over there, patrons slip over to the smaller bar and then back and forth for the rest of the night. In fact, the Saloon, which does not serve food, keeps a copy of the Grill's menu on hand and invites patrons to order food from Harris's and bring it back to the Saloon to enjoy with a drink.
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