Back in 1941 Ted and his son Paul Nied were forced to relocate their Tavern from 4th and Dixon Street in Homestead to the friendly confines of 5438 Butler Street in Lawrenceville. This move was necessitated by the soon to be developed US Steel industry in the neighborhood underneath the High Level Bridge. From their Grand Opening Day August 31st, 1941 until today, Nied’s Hotel has been under the careful watch of Paul for nearly 70 years. His son Jim followed in his Father’s footsteps beginning in 1977 and continues the family tradition of providing great food, service and hospitality to Lawrenceville and the Greater Pittsburgh Area.
Through the years the scope of operation has evolved from just being a friendly neighborhood tavern to becoming a bono fide entertainment destination. First came group trips to various ball games, then came one day trips to out of State Race Tracks, then ultimately trips to Atlantic City and destinations as far away as Alaska! Drop into Nied’s Hotel and you can never tell where you may travel next!
As Nied’s Hotel continued to evolve., a close friend of the family, Bob Lokar Jr., promoted this Neighborhood Bar to the legendary Band Leader John Vento as an inspiration for his next musical CD to be focused around a community Tavern. Voila! Thus became the birth of the popular Nied’s Hotel Band. John Vento surrounded himself with the best national recording artists around and set out to take the Pittsburgh Music Scene by storm! Focusing on becoming a Philanthropic performing group, the band has played many successful shows from Cleveland to Sewickley Heights and raised funds for organizations such as Lupus, Parkinson’s, and Toys for Tots. The Nied’s Hotel Band has really put the FUN into FUNd raising! Click here to visit the Nied’s Hotel Band web site.
An outgrowth of the band has become the establishment of the Acoustically Perfect Lawrenceville Amphitheater. This unique venue is located adjacent to the Hotel and provides outstanding entertainment in a relaxing outdoor environment for our customers and neighbors to enjoy. With a “NO COVER” policy the Amphitheater has fast become the most affordable way to enjoy “LIVE ENTERTAINMENT” for all the music lovers in Pittsburgh. Click here and see our upcoming schedule.