400 North Shore Drive, North Side
412-229-5483 or www.stageae.com
Stage AE is, quite literally, a venue for all seasons. In the warmer months, big tours, like Death Cab for Cutie and Mac Miller, take to the outdoor stage, but there are plenty of indoor shows of all sizes throughout the year. And, it's a venue conveniently located in the heart of town.
2nd: Altar Bar, Strip District
3rd: Mr. Small's Theatre, Millvale