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Allegheny Wine Mixer
This is a cozy neighborhood place to socialize that offers dozens of wines by the glass (including seasonal varieties), as well as cocktails and beer. 5326 Butler St., 412-252-2337

Arsenal Cider House
Ciders here run the gamut from bone-dry to sweet, and pair well with a sunny afternoon spent enjoying live music in the outdoor seating area. 300 39th St., 412-682-7699

Blue Moon
The drinks are cheap and the vibe is inclusive at this LGBTQ bar, featuring drag shows, queer parties and karaoke. 5115 Butler St., 412-781-1119

Draai Laag Brewing Company
Treat yourself to a variety of sours, saisons and farmhouse ales at this Belgian-inspired brewery. 501 E. Ohio St., Millvale, 412-407-2506

Grist House Craft Brewery
Here you’ll find one of the more versatile beer menus in town (or just outside it), featuring nine original brews and visiting food trucks. 10 E. Sherman St., Millvale, 412-447-1442

Hop Farm Brewing Company
IPAs loom large here, but the menu is stocked with a variety of styles, plus one of the best cheese plates in town. 5601 Butler St., 412-408-3248

Roundabout Brewery
The owners’ New Zealand roots feature heavily in a menu featuring Wai-iti hops, lamb pies and curry sausage rolls. Food trucks present a few days a week, if lamb pies ain’t your thing. 4901 Butler St., 412-621-0540


The Clemente Museum
Celebrate the life of the great Pirates ball player Roberto Clemente in this beautifully renovated former firehouse. 3339 Penn Ave., 412-621-1268

Row House Cinema
Second-run screening is the name of the game at this comfy, chic one-screen theater. 4115 Butler St., 412-904-3225


Belvedere’s Ultra-Dive
If you’re in the neighborhood for a punk show, ’80s dance party or roller skating, chances are you’re stationed up here. 4016 Butler St., 412-687-2555

One of the newer additions to the neighborhood’s music scene, it’s a two-floor venue with pool tables, bar food and plenty of cold beer. 146 44th St., 412-687-2157

Comedy, acoustic and live jazz all make regular appearances at this favorite neighborhood bar. 4207 Butler St., 412-681-4318

Mr. Smalls Funhouse
Truly a one-stop shop for music fans, this Pittsburgh institution is home to an 800-capacity theater, music studio, restaurant and tap room. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale, 412-821-4447

This 10,000-square-foot former Moose Lodge is dedicated to live music, community events and good pizza. 242 51st St., 412-586-4441


Attic Record Store
All genres, formats and gear are welcome to be sold, traded or bought at this local institution. 513 Grant Ave., Millvale, 412-821-8484

City Grows
Just the spot for city-dwelling greenthumbs to buy gardening supplies and take classes. 5208 Butler St., 412-781-2028

Gryphon’s Tea
The knowledgeable staff here can help find the right tea for the right occasion, all of it organic and from fair-trade sources. 4127 Butler St., 412-877-4223

Nine Stories
Buy, sell or trade titles of pretty much any genre at this homey independent bookstore. 5400 Butler St., 412-347-8635

Pittsburgh Furniture Company
Hidden gems are scattered throughout this one-room display floor of used furniture, art and tchotchkes. 4312 Butler St., 412-687-2965

Profits from this affordable, quirky and diverse selection all go to funding community-minded programs. 125 51st St., 412-742-4951

Who New? Retro Mod Decor
Here’s the spot to get vintage modern furniture, ranging from upscale to kitschy. 5156 Butler St., 412-781-0588

Whatever the occasion, you’ll find the right gift in this shop’s selection of cards, jewelry, clothing and knick-knacks of all kinds. 4209 Butler St., 412-224-2651

click to enlarge Bernard Dog Run - CP PHOTO BY KRISTA JOHNSON
CP photo by Krista Johnson
Bernard Dog Run

Others Spots of Interest

Allegheny Cemetery
Get your nature fix while still in the city, in this 300-acre park-like setting, featuring some seriously beautiful greenery throughout. 4734 Butler St., 412-682-1624

Arsenal Bowling Lanes
A neighborhood staple offering 10 lanes, cheap beer and good food. 212 44th St., 412-683-5992

Bernard Dog Run
A good spot to see Spot run, play and commingle with the other neighborhood pooches. Hazelwood Trail (near 40th Street Bridge)

Paint Monkey
You bring the wine, they provide the rest. Classmates paint the same painting under the guidance of a local artist. 4020 Butler St., 412-770-4923

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