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Tango in the Taproom on Tuesdays

North Side pub will offer Tango Tuesdays where you can move to the music and take some dance lessons.

photos courtesy Alejandro Pinzón​​


When dancing and pubs collide, it’s not usually because a few dudes decided to bust out their ballroom moves. But thanks to a willing teacher and a spacious taproom, and a few drinks, Bier’s Pub is rewriting the story.

For four weeks, from Oct. 16 to Nov. 3, you can learn the traditional, sultry dance on Tango Tuesday at Beir’s Pub in the North Side. Alejandro Pinzón​, a Pittsburgh-based musician and tango dancer, will teach the classes.


It all started this summer when Pinzón played traditional tango music with Tom Roberts in their duo group Resaca Duo De Tango. According to Pub owner Jake Bier, patrons couldn’t get enough. “It was a big hit,” Bier says, “the people really enjoyed it.”

Pinzón tried the tango in 2007 and fell in love with it. Now, he wants to extend that love to anyone who will learn.


“You have other dances where people dance separated,” Pinzón says. “But tango is not like that, it’s about connecting with your partner, the music, and the feelings of the moment.”

The classes will happen from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the back room of the Pub. Registration is first-come first-served, and includes all four classes and one beer, wine, sangria or non-alcoholic drink after each class. Adults pay $50, or $40 for students with a valid ID. Learn more here.

Looking for more inspiration? Let Al Pacino show you how it’s done in his Academy Award-winning performance in “Scent of a Woman.”

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