Best Outdoor Bars Near SkyVue Apartments in Pittsburgh

May 20th, 2016 by Ryan Sundling

Welcome to patio season! What better way to welcome the warmer temperatures than by relaxing with a tasty beverage at open-air bar or atop a scenic rooftop lounge? The good news is that SkyVue apartments in Pittsburgh has one of the best locations of any apartments for rent in Pittsburgh with great destinations in every direction. Even better news is that we’ve put together a list of the best places in the city to enjoy a beverage al fresco.

But before you prepare a toast, it’s important to make a plan to get home safely and to keep in mind the number one rule of drinking responsibly: moderation. Surrounded by the fine healthcare institutions of UPMC, we like to consider ourselves the most wellness-minded apartments in Pittsburgh. As such, we’re happy to point out research linking moderate drinking with certain health benefits. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, moderate drinking seems to be good for the heart and circulatory system and probably protects against type 2 diabetes and gallstones. Harvard defines moderate drinking as no more than one to two drinks per day for men and no more than one drink per day for women. And these are averages, so you can’t save up all your drinks for the weekend. Sorry.

Now that you’re read up on the literature, it’s time to decide where to get that drink. Made in PGH, one of our favorite blogs for finding what’s new and hot in the burgh has a fantastic list of 47 Outdoor Drinking Spots In (and around) Pittsburgh. With so many good options, we decided to recommend our top five favorite outdoor drinking spots near SkyVue’s Pittsburgh apartments, because who knows when our next sunny day will roll around. “We routinely get shorted on sunshine around here,” Made in PGH points out. “So when the sun peeks over Steel City, you’ll definitely want to be posted up outdoors with your friends sipping a drink at one of these decks, patios, or rooftops.”

The Top 5 Outdoor Drinking Spots Near SkyVue’s Apartments in Pittsburgh

1.Il Tetto @ Sienna Mercato

The third-floor beer garden at Downtown’s Sienna Mercato is a one of Pittsburgh’s premier rooftop bars. How’s that, you ask? Well, for one, the retractable roof is pretty sweet. So is the upscale bar food, as well as the 30 some draft beers, wine list, and craft cocktail menu.

2. Biergarten @ Hotel Monaco

As if we weren’t already stoked on the opening of the Commoner restaurant at Hotel Monaco, the news of a rooftop beer garden really has us fired up. This 88-seat open-air Biergarten on the 9th floor rooftop offers 16 drafts and eats from The Commoner as well as pub games like corn-hole and garden chess.

3. Six Penn Kitchen

This is the original rooftop drinking spot in Pittsburgh. It’s situated among the skyline and surrounded by epic sights, making it a great group hangout. So call your friends and reserve a cabana for a stellar rooftop lounge experience.

4. Strip District Double Shot: Bar Marco & Kaya

Who loves cocktails in the Strip District? If your hand is up, then head to Bar Marco. In addition to award-winning eats and a no-gratuity policy, you can enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine on their patio. Care for another cocktail in the Strip District? After your visit to Bar Marco, mosey on down to Kaya for a Caribbean-themed concoction at one of their sidewalk tables.

5. Lawrenceville Double Shot: Round Corner Cantina & Arsenal Cider

The Cantina’s cocktails are uniquely flavored with freshly squeezed juices and ingredients. If you’re in search of a laid back vibe, look to land a sidewalk table out front. If it’s a party you’re after, visit the patio out back. And speaking of stellar back patios, make sure your Lawrenceville visit includes Arsenal Cider, truly a hidden gem. In addition to a civil war-inspired cider house, Arsenal has a backyard space complete with picnic tables and the occasional food truck round up.

And with the best central location of any apartments in Pittsburgh, SkyVue reminds you that there’s no excuse not to play it safe and catch a ride home with Uber or Lyft. Both offer free rides when you sign up. Cheers!

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