400 Lincoln Drive, Millvale
412-821-4447 or mrsmalls.com
There are few institutions of Pittsburgh music like Mr. Smalls. Its event calendar is diverse and adventurous, with a strong commitment to promoting local talent without skimping on the best nationally touring acts. Recent additions include The War Room, an underground draft-beer bunker.
2nd: Stage AE, North Side
3rd: James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy, North Side