Many Steeler fans not heading to Texas to see the big game in person are making a beeline for Pittsburgh, PA instead, as it and Green Bay are ground zero for Super Bowl XLV fever. Any place with a TV will be showing the game -- especially on the South Side, which supposedly has more bars per block than anywhere else in America -- but these soon-to-be-packed sports bars and restaurants are your best bet for Steeler celebrations. Our advice: Show up early!
- Carson City Saloon (South Side, 412-481-3203)
Carson Street is considered the epicenter for Steelers’ fans, and this East Carson spot caters especially to them. They claim to have the largest HDTV in town, too. Rabid sports nuts from earlier Super Bowls have lined up as early as 7am to grab a prime seat. Smart -- because doors open at 10am, and no reservations are taken.
- Silky’s Sports Bar & Grill (Squirrel Hill, 412-421-9222)
This two-story sports bar is a fixture in Squirrel Hill, and boasts a TV view from every seat. Try their famous “PittsBurger” while you’re there.
- Mario’s South Side Saloon (South Side, 412-381-5610)
This popular South Side bar’s TVs are always tuned to sports -- and its location is central to the Super Bowl antics that occur every year the Steelers are in the championship. (In fact, Pittsburgh police are already prepping in case things get too crazy.)
- Hough's (Greenfield, 412-586-5944)
Big projection screens (plus good-size wall TVs) make sure no one misses a play, and the extensive 300+ beer list means you won’t want for a cold one.
- Acapulco Joe's Sports Cantina (Carrick, 412-886-9998)
AJ’s has two gigantic rooms and plenty of TVs -- plus, St. Basil’s is across the street, if you want to say a quick word of prayer for your favorite team.
- Peter’s Pub (Oakland, 412-681-7465)
Its location near the University of Pittsburgh guarantees a college crowd, but the big circular booths and great buffalo wings make it a prime game-day spot.
- Smokin’ Joes (South Side, 412-431-6757)
Another Carson Street favorite, Smokin’ Joes offers 60 beers on tap and 350+ bottles -- plenty for numerous cheers.
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Posted by SpecialK3883 (Kelly L. Phillips)