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“Good place for a beer, food, and watching the game.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Carson City Saloon

Carson City Saloon
Ranked #1,011 of 2,150 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, American
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Southside Flats
Description: Located in the heart of Southside, Carson City Saloon is the perfect place to catch all your favorite Pittsburgh sports teams in action. Open daily for happy hour and dinner plus check out our new roof top deck!
Brighton, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
“Good place for a beer, food, and watching the game.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

We went to Pittsburgh for a weekend "baseball" trip. On a Friday night, we were eventually directed to the Southside flats on Carson Street, where, as expected, there were a wealth of options to choose from for a beer and eats!

We arrived at about 8:00 on a Friday evening. Although the place was crowded, we did get immediate seating upon our arrival (one table opened up just as we walked in). We immediately ordered some beer, as our waitress was quick to get to our table.

As mentioned, the food was "typical" bar menu items, but the portions sizes and taste were definitely above average. I ended up with the "Hangover Special"; our waitress recommended the Philly Cheesteak, and I was leaning towards that, but eventually went for the other unique sandwich! The Hangover Special is a wrap stuffed with sirloin, jalapeno poppers, jalapenio peppers, banana peppers, roasted red and green peppers, nacho cheese sauce, and shredded cheese (not sure if I missed anything). It was actually very good. I thought maybe the jalapeno's would make the sandwich a little too hot/spciy for enjoyment, but it wasn't that bad at all, and the unique combinations made for some good eats.

While waiting for the food, we ended up having an excellent casual conversation with one of the managers behind the bar regarding sports, Pittsburgh in general, and things to do in town. Being that the establishment was very busy, the time he took to talk with us casually definitely spoke well for the place, and made our experience all the better.

The food was decent, there were plenty of TV's to watch the game, staff was friendly, and the beer was cold....sounds like a winning recipe to me!

  • Visited June 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“Friendly restaurant feel by day, packed bar scene by night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2012

Went to Carson City on a recent Saturday night. Cheap beers and it was fairly packed, granted there was a bar crawl passing through when I was there. Have eaten there before on a Saturday afternoon, had good food and was a nice place to watch sports. Recommended, but would avoid like the rest of the South Side on the weekend nights if you don't like crowds!

  • Visited March 2012
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Bedford, Pennsylvania
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“Cheap eats and good drinks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

If you're looking for a high class, healty eating option... this certainly isn't it. If you're looking for some good bar food at afforadble places... Stop on in!

The Hangover Wrap was amazing... I'd have no problem eating it on a weekly basis if I lived closer to the Burg.

All in all it's a nice little place to stop in for a quick bite and a few drinks. Seemed to have some pretty good specials as well.

Visited February 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best Bar in Pittsburgh”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2011

Carson City is all around one of the best bars in Pittsburgh. Regardless if its to go and grab some lunch with friends, to cheer on the Steelers or Penguins, or to have a fun night out with friends. DJ Dale on weekends is a blast! Remember to try the Papa Smurf and jello syringe shots!

  • Visited September 2011
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“Good happy hour, food was ok, fatty bar food, nothing really healthy though”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2008

Good happy hour, food was ok, fatty bar food, nothing really healthy though

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