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Pittsburgh's 3 favorite pubs (that won't break the bank)

Sonny's Tavern | Photo: Foo C./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on February 13, 2020.

Wondering where to find the best pubs near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable pubs in Pittsburgh, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings.

1. Squirrel Hill Cafe

Photo: tia t./Yelp

Here is Squirrel Hill's Squirrel Hill Cafe, located at 5802 Forbes Ave. With four stars out of 98 reviews on Yelp, the pub has proved to be a neighborhood favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option.

The Pittsburgh City Paper highlighted this spot for its "cheap burgers and a great jukebox." On the menu, look for Italian hoagies, Cajun chicken sandwiches and shrimp in a basket. Start off with the hot sausage dip, served with tortilla chips.

2. Ruggers Pub

Photo: jonathan h./Yelp

Next up is Southside Flats' Ruggers Pub, situated at 40 S. 22nd St. With four stars out of 43 reviews on Yelp, the pub has proved to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option.

As to what the business is known for, "We are a friendly neighborhood pub in the Southside," it writes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "We specialize in a diverse list of craft beers, offering food, music and a place to watch the local sports teams."

3. Sonny's Tavern

Photo: karla d./Yelp

Bloomfield's Sonny's Tavern, located at 630 S. Millvale Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly pub four stars out of 20 reviews.

On the menu, look for  standard pub fare, like a corn dog, chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks with marinara and cheeseburgers. There's also Taco Tuesday. 


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