Pittsburgh is a city that celebrates its neighborhood bars. In some of those spots, second- and third-generation regulars are pulling up their stools to be served by someone who started pouring drinks decades ago.
There’s a lot of past in the present of Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville, and the two haven’t always commingled peacefully. With a burgeoning spate of new restaurants and shops bringing national attention to the Butler Street corridor […]
Nied’s Hotel in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood is one of a handful of bars where workers who clock out while most hit the alarm clock can still meet for coffee or a beer. Taverns that cater to third-shift workers aren’t a new concept to Pittsburgh, but over the years, their clientele has evolved.
I’m having bacon and eggs near the end of the bar close to the front door at Nied’s Hotel in Lawrenceville, with Barb Kline working the grill in front of me.
The stalwart Lawrenceville anchor may be the proudest Pittsburgh bar of them all.
On March 23, 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law the Cullen-Harrison Act, a modification of the Volstead Act that allowed — for the first time in 13 years — the legal manufacture and sale of low-alcohol beers and wines in the United States.