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

Exterior of the unopened Mario’s Saloon’s Oakland location on Oakland Avenue.

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 Eventually, this led to the ratification of the 21st Amendment, which repealed the 18th Amendment — the prohibition of alcohol.“I think this would be a good time for a beer,” Roosevelt said after signing The Cullen-Harrison Act.For those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:

Pitt Gymnastics set to vault into season

Senior Charli Spivey completes her floor performance during Pitt’s 196.225-195.175 victory over New Hampshire on Jan. 20, 2018.

By Kate Hall, staff writer

January 8, 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.

Point: Going out in Oakland gives a feeling of home

The exterior of Peter’s Pub in Oakland. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

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 last summer. It was late May, and the usually jammed upper dance floor was a fraction les...

Counterpoint: Going out in Oakland isn’t worth the time

Counterpoint: Going out in Oakland isn't worth the time

By Sarah Shearer | Assistant Opinions Editor

April 13, 2018

Read Opinions Editor Henry Glitz's point column here. I was flipping through last year’s journal and found a pie chart I drew on one of the pages. I had divided it into two sections — the smaller third read “I like wine this much,” and the larger two-thirds, “and tea this much.” Be...

Point-Counterpoint: Bootleggers represents the classic bar

Opinions editor Amber Montgomery 
preparing to take a shot at the pool table at Bootleggers. Stephen Caruso | Assistant Visual Editor

By Amber Montgomery | Opinions Editor

April 14, 2017

No alcohol-themed edition of The Pitt News would be complete without an argument for the best bar in Oakland. This year, we’re bringing you two takes on the controversial issue. Read and enjoy as two of our editors square off on their opinions for the best place to grab a drink in our beloved Oaklan...

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