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Thirsty Scholar Bar & Grille is located on Fifth Avenue. According to manager JoAnne Chizmar, Thirsty Scholar originally opened in-person dining in August, then shut down in December and reopened on Jan. 13.

Restaurants, bars open up to 75% capacity following state rule change

By Suln Yun, Staff Writer April 7, 2021
Oakland restaurants and bars, along with other businesses statewide, were allowed to relax some COVID-19 restrictions following a state rule change that began Sunday.
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 23, 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.
Fuel and Fuddle will remain open for takeout.

Oakland restaurants adjust to on-site alcohol serving restrictions

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer July 8, 2020
Allegheny County Health Department ordered the closure of “bars, restaurants, nightclubs, casinos and taverns” and cancelled all events of more than 25 people to prevent large groups of people from gathering.
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