393 North Shore Drive, North Side
412-224-6287 or www.jeromebettisgrille36.com
Why is this spot, located next to Heinz Field, the city's Best Sports Bar? Sure, it's got great food and big-screen TVs, along with 36 beers on tap, 36 different bottles of wine and 36 different martinis. But there's also its namesake, Jerome Bettis, No. 36 himself, who is known to pop in and hang out from time to time.
2nd: Bigham Tavern, Mount Washington
3rd: McFadden's, North Side