Where to Throw a Party

From intimate soirees to large-scale galas, our guide to planning the most memorable party.

Updated: October 22, 2004

Birthday Party

From big blowouts to casual cocktail parties, find the best spots for a birthday party.

Bar 11

1101 Bradish St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Incorporating everything from toys and candy to cartoons and pyrotechnics, this South Side dive takes patrons back to their childhood.

Dejavu Lounge

2106 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Four separate lounges, 16 signature martinis and lots of gourmet grub provide scenesters with plenty of options.

Work Party

Find after-work locales for coworkers, whether it's a happy hour or business dinner on the agenda.

Hemingway's Cafe

3911 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Located in the bustling Oakland business district, this popular respite for local workers offers a back room for private parties.

North Park Lounge - Deck House

20810 Rte 19, Cranberry TWP, PA 16066

Bar Louie Restaurants

240 Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15235

This swanky Station Square martini bar offers great views of downtown to thirsty after-work crowds.

Bachelor/Bachelorette Party

Planning a wild night? Our suggestions for the hottest party spots.

Sandcastle Waterpark

1000 Sandcastle Dr, Homestead, PA 15120

Locals take a vacation without leaving the area by enjoying hot tubs, DJs, bikinis, beach volleyball and tropical drinks.

Graduation Party

School's out: Celebrate with the whole gang at these restaurants and bars.

Church Brew Works & Restaurant

3525 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Youngsters celebrate their graduation--from college and cheap, watery beers--with some heavenly pours at this temple of brews.

Bash Nightclub

1900 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

This popular dance emporium's cheap drinks and lack of a cover charge fuel many a graduation night.

Dee's Cafe

1314 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

With its five pool tables, game room and enormous, dirt-cheap drafts, this blue-collar bar doubles as party central.