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Peter’s Pub announces upcoming closing

(TPN File Photo)

By Grant Burgman | News Editor

May 16, 2018

Peter’s Pub, a staple of the Oakland bar scene, will close its doors at the end of the month after 44 years of business. The popular bar on Oakland Avenue announced its upcoming closing on its Facebook page in a post Wednesday afternoon. “It is with heavy hearts, and tears in our eyes, that...

Gene’s Place raises the bar in #PittMadness challenge

Gene Ney pours a beer at his Oakland bar, Gene’s Place.

By Amanda Reed / Contributing Editor

April 13, 2018

Move over, Villanova — there’s a new bracket winner in town. Gene’s Place, located on Louisa Street in Oakland, won the Barstool Pitt #PittMadness bracket challenge April 11, beating out student favorites like Mario’s South Side Saloon, Garage Door Saloon, Hemingway’s Cafe and Peter’s Pub ...

Student renters raise the bar off-campus

Garrett Heid and a few of his friends built a homemade bar for their apartment, inspired by other college apartment bars they've seen. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

By David Solomon and Olivia Kolesar | For The Pitt News

November 17, 2017

In his spare time this summer, Garrett Heid got crafty with some IKEA furniture he had lying around, a few pieces of wood and a 22-gauge stainless steel door from a fridge he found during his part-time construction job. “I don’t know if you know what 22-gauge steel is?” Heid said. “It’s basic...

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