Nightlife: Best Taco Tuesdays

Spice up your workweek with a Southern California tradition - cheap tacos (cervezas optional).

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If you’ve ever visited Southern California, you’re probably familiar with Taco Tuesdays — the day you can walk into nearly any beachside bar and order a round of cheap tacos, with fillings from chicken to calamari, as well as discounted Mexican drinks. Since several Pittsburgh restaurants caught on, it’s now our tradition, too. Here are just a few favorite Taco Tuesday venues.

This Dormont barbecue knows how to serve its customers: Try the $1 hard-shell tacos with ground beef, along with $2 Sam Adams seasonal drafts. Rich décor makes this place one of the coolest restaurants in the barrio.
(3001 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont. 412/571-9001,

Redbeard’s Bar and Grill
Crowning Mt. Washington, Redbeard’s is beloved for cheap wings, great pub games and lots of rollicking company. Tuesdays bring you 75-cent tacos and $2.75 Corona bottles served all day long. Not good enough? The “Attitude Adjustment hour,” which takes place from 5-7 p.m., offers half-price appetizers. Muy bien!
(201 Shiloh St., Mt. Washington. 412/431-3730,

Cappy’s Café
Starting at 7 p.m., you’ll find $1.50 tacos, $3 burritos and $3 Mexican beers. The deals continue ’til 11 p.m.
(5431 Walnut St., Shadyside. 412/621-1188,

Lava Lounge
Aside from its karaoke, Monday-night spelling bees and “Hot Sausage Wednesday,” you will find 85-cent beef tacos — and equally delectable veggie tacos — here every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to midnight. Love a savory drink with a savory dish? Classic margaritas are available for $4.
(2204 E. Carson St., South Side. 412/431-5282,

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