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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Two people exchange ID cards.

Students reflect, debate uses of fake IDs

By Patrick Diana, Staff Writer February 22, 2024
Fake IDs often offer underage students the opportunity to go to bars while bringing serious risks to the holder.
5801 Video Lounge & Café on Ellsworth Ave in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Students discuss on, off-campus bar options

By Briana Bindus, Staff Writer February 20, 2024
For seniors like Avery Moore, the bar options on Pitt’s campus, from Gene’s and Phats to Bootleggers and Mario’s, “all feel very undergraduate.” Once you turn 21, Moore said, “You can really explore stuff” outside the bubble of Oakland, which includes finding more diverse bars.
A bartender strains a cocktail into a frozen cocktail glass.

Local bartenders give mocktail inspiration for Dry January participants

By Maria Scanga, Senior Staff Writer January 23, 2023
As the popularity of “Dry January” continues to rise, Pittsburgh bars prepare to provide plenty of mocktail options for customers.
Phat’s Bar, located on Semple Street, is one of Oakland’s newest party spots.

Phat’s Bar offers parties, food and alcoholic boba tea to Oakland residents

By Sarah Demchak, For The Pitt News September 28, 2021
Walking down Semple Street, students will come across one of Oakland’s newest party spots — Phat’s Bar. The giant pink neon sign, loud music, friendly atmosphere and cool drinks are designed to draw customers in.
Garage Door Saloon forced to close after City condemns building

Garage Door Saloon forced to close after City condemns building

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor August 31, 2021
The city of Pittsburgh’s Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections condemned the building which houses the popular Garage Door Saloon on Monday.
According to the American Psychological Association, 22% of people reported binge drinking in February 2020, compared to 27% in April 2020.

Students report drinking less during pandemic

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer March 23, 2021
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the added stress, fear and uncertainty has led many to develop new habits as a way to cope. But for many Pitt students, the new standard is drinking less.
Gene’s Place, a once bustling bar, is now much quieter on the weekends.

Oakland bars find ways to connect with students amid strict COVID-19 rules

By Maura Scrabis, For The Pitt News September 22, 2020
Many bars do not see how they can profit under the ever-changing county and state orders. Popular Oakland spots such as Garage Door Saloon and Hemingway’s Cafe are currently closed. Mario’s Oakland Saloon joins Gene’s Place and Thirsty Scholar in offering takeout drinks, and Bootleggers currently offers outdoor seating options.
Exterior of the unopened Mario’s Saloon’s Oakland location on Oakland Avenue.

A guide to Pittsburgh’s new breweries, bars and distilleries

By Joanna Li, News Editor April 10, 2019
The Cullen-Harrison Act, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, officially took effect on April 7, 1933. Now known as National Beer Day, the act legalized the sale of beer with an alcohol content of 3.2%. Eventually, this led to the ratification of the 21st Amendment, which repealed the 18th Amendment — the prohibition of alcohol.“I think this would be a good time for a beer,” Roosevelt said after signing The Cullen-Harrison Act.For those who are in agreement with the 32nd president, here’s a list of not-yet opened and recently debuted breweries, bars and distilleries in Pittsburgh to look out for:
Senior Charli Spivey completes her floor performance during Pitt’s 196.225-195.175 victory over New Hampshire on Jan. 20, 2018.

Pitt Gymnastics set to vault into season

By Kate Hall, staff writer January 7, 2019
Pitt Gymnastics has used its off season to get closer as a team in hopes of topping its fifth place finish at the NCAA regional championships last season.
The exterior of Peter’s Pub in Oakland. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Point: Going out in Oakland gives a feeling of home

By Henry Glitz | Opinions Editor April 13, 2018

Read Assistant Opinions Editor Sarah Shearer's counterpoint column here. Like most Pitt students of age, I only really have a hazy recollection — at best —of going to Peter’s Pub on my 21st birthday...

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