My friends and I still like to go out quite a bit to the 'younger' bars in the city, but truly, that's really not my thing. I'd much prefer attending a dinner party with close friends or go out for drinks and dinner. I'd like to think of Andy's as the perfect compromise. Andy's is the bar located in the lobby of the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. In the past year or two, it has quickly become one of my favorite places.
It is somewhat small, but when they have a jazz band (Wednesday-Saturday), it can get packed and the lobby area even fills up! They have different jazz bands every time I go and they're all really great. Sometimes I'll go with friends and we'll grab a late dinner there. The menu is somewhat limited, but delicious, nonetheless. I will usually go with a grilled salmon salad or their burger. They also mix up a killer margarita but have several champagne selections, too.
If you are in the Pittsburgh area and looking for a fun night out, this is the place. It's upscale, fun, and the atmosphere is modern and clean. It's great for date night, but also great to start out or end the night out with the girls. I also love grabbing a bite at Andy's pre-Penguins game since it is within walking distance of Consol Energy Center. And, if you happen to want a late night snack, post-cocktails, you also happen to be very close to a Primanti's... just sayin'... Have a fabulous day!