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Squirrel Hill Cafe

Squirrel Hill South
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5802 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1602
+1 412-521-3327
Today
11:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 18:00 - 02:00
Mon - Tue 16:00 - 02:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is your unchanged 70 year old local bar. I don't think they have changed anything since it opened. Lots of sandwiches and a good beer selection. The only down side is there is lots of smoking.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

Traditional Pittsburgh bar evolved. By daytime local sots and laborers stop in for cheap meals and cheap bar drinks. By night a popular spot for mostly 20 somethings. Memorialized in the book Cage Days, this joint opened in the 1920s and is still going strong. Smoky, noisy, vibrant, tin ceilings, beer elevator, old wooden bar, tiny kitchen - the definition... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013 via mobile

Great beer selection! Friendly staff! Interesting and vibrant crowd! Cheap! And don't forget to try the cheese balls

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2008

Better known as The Cage. If you are kind of into some Johnny Cash and the Sex Pistols, this is perfect for you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2008

the unbeatable, numero ono: THE TRASHIA!!!!!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2008

Smoky, greasy. It's a bar.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2008

Great place to hang out and meet people. Everyone is friendly. Pitchers of microbrews are cheap. The food is basic, nothing special at all, but decent cheap bar food.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2008

Dive bar at its finest. I wouldn't touch the food here.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2007

a.k.a. the Squirrel Cage. I have never seen anyone actually order coffee here, but I've been to a bunch of happy hours.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 02:00
Monday
16:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5802 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1602
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Squirrel Hill South
  • Neighbourhood: Squirrel Hill South
  • Phone Number: +1 412-521-3327

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