Five Essential May Events
Comics (the kind on paper), comics (the kind with microphones), cats and more upcoming delights.
Dive Bar & Grille Expands to South Side, Remains Charming
The latest outpost of the small, Wexford-born chain isn't flashy, but offers good beer and grub.
Stack'd Burgers and Beer Brings Burger Construction to Oakland
The burger-and-beer joint is nothing to write home about, but it earns its place in the middle of a busy neighborhood.
Five Essential April Events
Beer, birds, a musical trip to the funeral home and more upcoming delights.
Market Square's Big New Bar is Surprisingly Good
You may not want to be charmed by City Works, but the beer-and-bites spot will likely win you over.
The (Very Good) Brewery You Should Be Patronizing in Homestead
Voodoo Brewery is an enticing alternative to the many chains in and around the Waterfront.
Sewickley's Shining New Cinema
The Tull Family Theater brings a different kind of moviegoing experience to the region.
Bricolage's BUS Ride Through Light-Speed Theater
A preview of BUS, Bricolage's annual fundraiser and uncanny theater event.
Food, Drink and Very Good Cats at Colony Cafe
Pittsburgh's first cat cafe impresses even before the felines show up.
Adventure Bingo Returns at the Ace Hotel
The one-of-a-kind night of bingo, trivia and madcap monologues returns in a new spot.
Social House 7 Is Okay ... But There's This Really Weird Thing About It
While it's not among Downtown's best, Social House 7 is a fine place for a drink and a bite — but we're stuck on a bizarre element of the décor.
Five Essential February Events
Get out of the house for Harry Potter, a haunted Valentine's Day, John Henry, George Clinton and some great (grown-up) stories.
Grapperia is Quite Nearly a Great Bar
Great drinks and a focus on local rarities help the Lawrenceville spot, which could be among the city’s better bars if it ups its game on atmosphere and food.
The Trendy New East Liberty Hangout ... Primanti's?
The latest outpost of the popular local chain is housed in the former Verde space in Garfield.
Popularity of The Flats on Carson is a Mystery
After Dark visits the South Side bar which attracts big crowds on the weekend — and, on Sunday, was the scene of a well-publicized arrest.
The Quiet Persistence of Pittsburgh Filmmakers Cinema
Amid a completely changed movie-theater landscape, the three cinemas run by Pittsburgh Filmmakers provide consistent quality.
Reevaluating NOLA on the Square
The Cajun-themed bar and restaurant has become a staple in Market Square; five years in, how is it faring?
Why Wait For Summer? Head to Kennywood's Holiday Lights
The park's winter celebration is great for families and a fine choice for anyone who loves Christmas (and/or funnel cake).
Top 5 Neighborhoods for (Walkable) Nightlife
Planning a move? Here's where to look if you'd like to go out without getting any wheels involved in your journey.
A Eulogy for Bayardstown Social Club
The now-shuttered Strip District gathering place was a rare and true example of urban community.
Fans of Rocky Horror, WWE and Nearly Everything Else: See You Downtown This Weekend
After Dark chats with "Rocky Horror Picture Show" star Barry Bostwick and former WWE champ Finn Bálor about Wizard World Pittsburgh.
Should You Sing a Song Right Now?
Before you put your name in at karaoke night, a few simple questions. (Plus a recommendation for one of the most fun anyone-can-sing experiences in town.)
Big Jim's in Greenfield is Why You Need to Ask Around
The virtues of getting an old-fashioned, word-of-mouth recommendation on corner bars — starring Greenfield staple Big Jim's.
There's Only One Clown You Need to Worry About, and She's in the ScareHouse Basement
A review of the haunted spot's extreme sister attraction.