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Hemingway's Cafe

Hemingway's Cafe

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Hemingway's Cafe
3911 Forbes Avenue
Oakland, PA 15213-3507
P: 412-621-4100
W: http://www.hemingwayspgh.com/

Restaurant Local Hangout College

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Music: Rock, 90s, Pop, 80s, 70s
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Mon. - Sat.11:00amtil2:00am

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Mon. - Sat.11:00amtil12:00am

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We Proudly Offer Miller Lite Bottles All Day ... Every Day - Only $2Miller Lite Draft All Day ... Every Day -- Only $1.50 All Day Every Day - Fuzzy Navel Shot Pitchers Only $5 Draft Special 11am-midnite - Goose Island Ipa Pints Only $2.50

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We Proudly Offer Miller Lite Bottles All Day ... Every Day - Only $2Miller Lite Draft Pints All Day ... Every Day - Only $1.50 All Day Ever Day - Fuzzy Navel Shot Pitchers Only $5 Draft Special 11am-midnite - Dale's Pale Ale Pints Only $2.50

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We Proudly Offer Miller Lite Bottles All Day ... Every Day - Only $2Miller Lite Draft -- Only $1.50 All Day ... Every Day All Day Every Day - Fuzzy Navel Shot Pitchers Only $5 Draft Special 11am-midnite - Blue Moon Pints Only $2.50Happy Hour Special 10pm-midnite - 1/2 Price Electricity Shot Pitchers

Karaoke Every Wednesday Starting At 10pm

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We Proudly Offer Miller Lite Bottles All Day ... Every Day - Only $2Miller Lite Pints -- Only $1.50 All Day...every Day All Day Every Day - Fuzzy Navel Shot Pitchers Only $5 Draft Special 11am-midnite - Magic Hat #9 Pints Only $2.50Happy Hour Special 10pm-midnite - 1/2 Price Long Island Pitchers

Dj Starting @ 11pm

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We Proudly Offer Miller Lite Bottles All Day ... Every Day - Only $2Miller Lite Draft -- Only $1.50 -all Day...every Day All Day Every Day - Fuzzy Navel Shot Pitchers Only $5 Draft Special 11am-midnite - Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Pints Only $2.50Happy Hour Special 10pm-midnite - 1/2 Price Jolly Rancher Shot Pitchers

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We Proudly Offer Miller Lite Bottles All Day ... Every Day - Only $2Miller Lite Draft -- Only $1.50 - All Day...every Day All Day Every Day - Fuzzy Navel Shot Pitchers Only $5 Spiced Rum Only $2.50 Draft Specials 11am-midnite -

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User Reviews Average User Rating: 7.5

User Reviews Average User Rating: 7.5

By: Livvvvvvv - Sep 25 2015 @ 12:54 PM

User's Rating: 9

This is a great small bar located in the heart of Oakland. They have a lot of seating in the back for diners and a large bar for the drinkers. The bar staff is very fast and efficient. The bar is very clean and they have great specials. The menu has your typical bar foods which are very good. Foot and drinks come on fast and prices are low! If I was a Pitt college student I would make this my go-to bar.

By: TarynNicole - Apr 01 2015 @ 09:27 AM

User's Rating: 6

Hemingway's is overall not a bad bar to try out. The front fa├žade doesn't offer much but once inside the bar is well lit and decorated with old school and new school beer memorabilia. The biggest downside to Hems is the lack of space... the front of the building is the bar area and the back is just tables for during the day when they serve food. The set up isn't a flaw during daytime hours when there are less people but on a weekend night this bar gets PACKED.

Aside from the space itself, the food they serve here is top notch bar food. Delicious French onion soup! Their specialty drinks come in a wide variety, and they are known for their shot pitchers. The staff seems friendly enough and there is never a cover to get in. The price of drinks and food is $ - $$ very affordable and what would be expected on a college campus.

Overall, I think this is a decent bar to visit and hang out at. If you are looking for some good affordable food and a sassy themed shot pitcher this is the place for you.

By: Chelseafitz03 - Nov 06 2012 @ 04:01 PM

User's Rating: 9

Hemingway's is by far my favorite Oakland bar. They have the best beer specials and often their specials run all day and they don't have exceptions to them like Peter's does. For example, I've gone to Peter's before during Pitt games and apparently their everyday specials don't apply then?? Also their food is delicious and VERY reasonably priced. And if their food wasn't already cheap enough, they have a pretty extensive half-off menu from 9-12 every night. Karaoke night on Wednesdays is always a good time and they have a good DJ on the weekends. This is DEFINITELY a college bar and not the type of place to go to if you don't like large crowds, loud music, and sloppy drunks.

By: Npw6 - Aug 09 2010 @ 01:34 PM

User's Rating: 8

Great food, beer selection, and affordable. Early bird 1/2 price food specials during lunch and late night (starts at 9pm- an hour or 2 earlier than other Oakland restaurants). $5 pitcher every night too. For food, I recommend the pizza fries (fries topped with marinara, pepperoni, and cheese). Overall, great college bar and restaurant. Gets pretty crowded on Thur-Sun nights though (only real drawback). I'll keep coming back though.

By: COSMA king - Oct 08 2008 @ 11:01 AM

User's Rating: 6

Used to be one of my favorite bars and they undeniably have some of the best beer specials in Oakland (despite the drink tax). The waitstaff and bartenders have always been great.

However, my days going there have been limited. I can't stand the layout and limited space they have. And unfortunately their regulars tend to consist of frat boys (probably spill over from Boomerang's next door).

If you're looking for a packed bar with good food, I would suggest it, otherwise look elsewhere.

By: Swoosh - Jul 21 2008 @ 09:26 AM

User's Rating: 6

If there is a bar that totally identifies with and even cherishes the fact it is a full blown college hang out, it is Hemingway's located at 3911 Forbes Avenue in Oakland. Its central location on the Pitt Campus draws a very young crowd looking to have a good time without traveling too far.

Though Hemingway's has some great specials (daily $1 beers, all day long) and a stellar beer selection, the set-up of this bar reduces its appeal. It is narrow to begin with and coupled with an awkward raised seating area spanning the middle complicates patron mobility. On a busy night it often takes five minutes to walk from the front to the back of the bar. Hemingway's has a pool table and dart board located in the back, but they are squeezed into a room entirely too small often making a game of billiards an unpleasant experience.

One aspect Hemingway's really has going for it is its staff. The same bartenders have been working here for as long as I can remember and they are good at what they do. Fast and efficient, even when the bar is at full capacity, they never short you on liquor in your mix drinks. Hemingway's also employs a number of wait staff to take food and drink orders and are a convenient option on packed nights.

The food here is not bad, and come between 9 and 11 and entrees are half off. Options from wraps, to burgers, to pasta dishes highlight the menu.

The decor at Hemingway's is unique. Thousands of framed pictures of drunk college bar-goers cover every wall; a fitting choice for a college bar. It never gets old laughing at all the drunkards pictured here.

In conclusion, I think this bar is most suited for the newly turned 21 crowd. When you get a littler older, especially after graduation from college, the patronage here seems a bit juvenile. That being said, if you're looking for a cheap night out and some decent bar food for a great price then stop by Hemingway's.

((Check out my user profile for some of my other bar reviews))

By: SpicyPisces - Jul 10 2007 @ 08:33 AM

User's Rating: 8

nice place to hang out with friends after work for a bite to eat and drink

By: Randy - Jan 31 2007 @ 10:23 AM

User's Rating: 10

Hemingway's is like the cornerstone of Oakland bars and the draft specials can't be beat. Pretty much Dollar everything anytime of the day or night. Its hard to beat these specials. No dance floor but hey, the specials seem make up for it. Plus if you dont mind a jukebox, they have a pretty cool selection on it and if it isnt there, then the jukebox has the capability of downloading pretty much any song from any artist.
Only real issue I have is the lack of respect that some of the regulars have for the property. One day, the mens room will be nice and white walled then the next some idiot has to go and deface it all with their child-like antics of writings and drawings. I m not sure if u are a regular somewhere, why would u keep trashing the place when the management takes alot of time and effort to keep the place up. Just doesn't make any sense.
Just remember: $1.00 draft specials almost any day and any time makes this a must-visit venue if ur hanging in Oakland.

By: Pittrulz1 - Feb 17 2006 @ 07:14 PM

User's Rating: 3
Hemmingways is the most over rated bar in oakland. I was expecting something different from what people had told me. Went there last friday nite, after dealing with the less than polite bouncer lady I tried to get a beer, notice I said tried. About twenty minuites later I finally got served, to bad by that time my buzz had just about worn off. The next thing I noticed was the guy to girl ratio ...can u say SAUSAGE PARTY!!!! It was terrible, at least 10 guys to 1 girl. I had about enough of that so I headed next door to boomerangs....what a pleasant suprise. They had 3 bartenders working at 2 bars , the staff was fast and hott as hell!! The atmosphere was great , good dj , dance floor and dollar yuengling pints all day every day comon this is a no brainer. Needless to say boomies is my new spot!!

By: Natahley - Nov 15 2005 @ 09:41 PM

User's Rating: 9

Hemingway's is a college staple. Fairly modest in size, but always pretty crowded, and they have great specials. Not to mention, you'll be hard-pressed to find anyone who's not of age in this place, because Danielle, their infamous bouncer, can spot a fake ID from a block away. One of the great things about Hemingway's is also their half-price menu after 9 pm. The food is great for snacking on when you're drinking-- especially a Pittsburgh classic: Deep-friend Pierogies!

By: Pberg - Oct 01 2004 @ 07:46 PM

User's Rating: 9
My Favorite place to drink in oakland. Dollar draft specials every day & night, what else is there to say? Maybe that it is very crowded on weekends. Bathroom is mediocre, but still a great a place with good food & food specials.

By: JackGraph - Feb 23 2003 @ 07:53 PM

User's Rating: 7
Good daily specials, but crowded -- a definate greek hangout. The staff is great, but there's just no damn room to move -- great if you want to go out to act like a statue.

By: Chuckchaz - Aug 19 2000 @ 05:43 PM

User's Rating: 7
Pints of Rolling Rock on special and a nice CLEAN place in Oakland! Hard to believe? Well this is the place. The service is good, the beer specials good, the parking bad(isnt it always in Oakland?) A nice place to hang out.
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