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Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Fire Side Public House vs. Streets on Carson 

We pair up a couple of upside-down negronis

CP PHOTOS BY CELINE ROBERTS
  • CP photos by Celine Roberts

Each week, we order the same cocktail at two different bars for a friendly head-to-head battle. Go to the bars, taste both drinks and tell us what you like about each by tagging @pghcitypaper on Twitter or Instagram and using #CPBoozeBattles. If you want to be a part of Booze Battles, send an email to food-and-beverage writer Celine Roberts, at celine@pghcitypaper.com.

Location Details The Fire Side Public House
6290 Broad Street
East Liberty
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 661-9900
Monday - Thursday 11:30AM - 10PMFriday and Saturday 11:30AM - 11PMSundays 11:30PM- 8PM
Brew Pub

Drink: Do. Or do not. There is no try.

Ingredients: Beefeater gin, Campari, prosecco, grapefruit, rosemary 

Our take: Campari and grapefruit combine to make the bitterness of this cocktail the forefront of its flavors. Prosecco adds lift, while distributing the oils of the piney rosemary. 

Location Details Streets on Carson
1120 E. Carson St
South Side
Pittsburgh, PA
412-918-1006
American and Quick Bites

Drink: La Befana

Ingredients: Gin, sage, Cocchi Americano, Campari, lime 

Our take: Pleasantly floral and soft, this take on the negroni is much more delicate than its classic cousin. The bitterness of the Campari provides a little dimension, but doesn’t overwhelm.


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