Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a true NFL city.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were founded in 1933, making it the oldest franchise in the AFC, and the team’s gritty fans have bled Black and Gold ever since.
Steeler Nation has practically made gamedays a civic holiday filling Three Rivers Stadium and now Heinz Field for decades. Steelers fans also travel as well as any others and regularly fill dozens of local bars and eateries for gamedays when the team is on the road.
There’s so many confirmed Steelers bars and fan clubs all over Metro Pittsburgh it makes putting together a list of the best nearly impossible.
Still, we managed to list our top six Steelers bars in Pittsburgh below.
We chose six in honor of the record six Super Bowls the Pittsburgh Steelers have won (2009, 2006, 1980, 1979, 1976, 1975).
Jerome Bettis’ Grille 36
393 N Shore Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Jerome Bettis isn’t just a legendary Pittsburgh Steelers running back, he’s the owner of a legendary Pittsburgh sports bar.
The Class of 2015 Hall of Famer is the name and the man behind Jerome Bettis’ Grille 36 where Steelers fans have been coming for the food and staying for the game ever since it opened.
Burgers and other handhelds are a big draw, as are the wings you can get grilled, traditional or boneless.
The Bus’s stop is on the North Shore just a stone’s throw from Heinz Field. It is noticeably a little more upscale than a typical Yinzer sports bar and also as close to the sportsbook at Rivers Casino as any other.
Clark Bar & Grill
503 Martindale St #100, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
A North Shore tradition since 1989, Clark Bar & Grill isn’t far from Heinz Field.
This pregame, postgame and game viewing spot is famous for the hand-crafted burgers and the unique and rare sports memorabilia lining the walls.
Food and drink specials and the extensive draft beer selection make it a great place to enjoy Steelers’ gamedays.
Carson City Saloon
1401 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Carson City Saloon lays claim to the title of No. 1 sports bar In Pittsburgh.
Steelers Sunday with 5 for $11 Miller Lite Buckets certainly help. Countless large screen TVs and a menu filled with Pittsburgh favorites don’t hurt. Walls lined with Pittsburgh sports memorabilia seals the deal.
This is a loud and energetic Steelers viewing destination where you’re as likely to get distracted by a game of beer pong as anything else.
William Penn Tavern
739 Bellefonte St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
The home of the original John Daly & Kitchen Sink wing sauce, William Penn Tavern is as black and gold as they come.
Features include daily drink specials, hearty meal options, numerous flat-screen TVs for game watching and a heated and covered full outdoor bar making it the perfect Steelers destination all season long.
$7.50 Bud Light pitchers all day, every day take this laid-back sports tavern over the top. Shadyside swears by it.
321 Bigham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
With 18 High definition TVs and 10 huge screens, you won’t miss a second of Steelers’ action at Bigham Tavern on Mount Washington.
This is a big city sports bar with a small-town feel. It’s the kind of place where you’re welcome to root for any team, as long as it’s the Steelers.
Go Bigham or go home with a menu that has all your favorites, but too many fresh ingredients to be called typical pub fare. Plus, over 30 flavor options for what have been crowned the “Best Wings” in town.
No matter what your pleasure, Bigham Tavern has evolved into a great place to throw back a cold one and watch a Steelers game.
Locations throughout Pittsburgh and beyond
You haven’t been to Pittsburgh unless you’ve had a Primanti Bros. sandwich with the fries and coleslaw tucked right inside. It’s a Pittsburgh classic and you can find it at locations in Downtown, South Side, Oakland, and The Strip District. Plus, many more, including Heinz Field itself.
Most locations have TVs so you can watch the game and beer specials throughout so you can enjoy the experience.
Primanti Bros. has been making their almost famous sandwiches and providing a great Steelers game watching experiences since 1933. With the fries and coleslaw right inside. Plus, they’ve got pizza, wings, snacks, and beer too.
Menus vary by location, but the sandwiches and authentic Pittsburgh vibe never do.