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By: Ntovorni - Mar 18 2016 @ 11:41 AM

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This place is incredible. I first stopped by for their Tuesday wing night, and was blown away by the wings. I spent 4 years in Buffalo, NY and I've been to plenty of wing nights and wing places, and I have to say Jamison's takes the cake. Between the size and sauces (either wet or a dry rub..can't go wrong) they're the best. To go along with those wings, the 16 taps are great. I don't expect a bar like this to have a great tap list, so the fact they do is a GREAT surprise.

Then the burger. I only got a very basic burger on their burger night (seriously...the specials here are insane) but you can tell the burger is handmade. Came out super juicy and the buffalo cheese was good and spicy.

I'm willing to bet anything else you get on the menu will be great. I've snacked on a few other of their offerings including the pizza and the crab cakes....again, nothing has been a miss.

If you go on a 'bad' night for them, I imagine you'll still walk out with quality food that you won't be mad about. Not sure if they're capable of a bad night though.

Atmosphere wise, it's a neighborhood bar. I wouldn't go as far as calling it a dive bar, but it's nothing you have to feel like you need to dress up to go to.

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By: Powellk1195 - Sep 22 2015 @ 08:14 AM

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Sidelines is an excellent hangout for anyone who loves a solid variety of wing flavors, diverse craft beer & cider selection, flat screens to catch the games & a crowd of the finest yinzers around.

The bar space itself isn't that large but the dining area has ample seating. Due to the cramped space, the noise level is never dull.

The staff is always very friendly and helpful. A huge perk at Sidelines is that you can sign up for their frequent patron club. You have a chart at the bar & you ask for it everytime you stop in. Fill out the beer/cider you drink and earn points to climb the ranks. Prizes are awarded as you earn points.

For excellent wings & drink selection, check out Sidelines!!

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By: Dlowmiller2 - Jul 21 2015 @ 05:58 PM

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The saloon is a convenient place to drink in the south hills, whether inside or outside on the rooftop bar. The drinks aren't too expensive, and the draft beer selection is great! I don't recommend the loaded fries (which come with onion on them) or club sandwich, but they have good burgers and fresh cut fries. Bartenders can go either way; sometimes they are a bit moody. Serve six packs to go in a large variety of beers. Tuesday wing special is pretty good. You can find parking on the street during the week, and must be a little more creative with back streets on the weekends. I would recommend if you're in the area.

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By: Lexinikole - Mar 02 2015 @ 02:36 PM

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The atmosphere at Mario's is very relaxed and different. There are different floors to explore! The booths have a great wooden antique look! Monday night is wing night! Mario's has excellent jumbo wings and amazing buffalo chicken dip. The service was great, our server was attentive and helpful! Mario's is a MUST STOP for a fun night on the town!

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By: Cocopuff - Sep 03 2014 @ 11:39 AM

User's Rating: 8

Not perfect but a nice place to visit. The Loose Moose is a comfortable dive bar with cheap drinks and food specials and friendly all female bartenders. The food is generally only fair to good but always fairly priced. The Tuesday burger is quite a deal at $1, but it's not a burger you'd otherwise seek out. Apparently an oven-baked patty so they can cook 50 at a time, and when mine was served it wasn't very hot. The free basket of wings Thursdays are better, although theirs is one of the few hot-wing sauces in Pittsburgh that really isn't that good; garlic parm is a better choice. And note that they charge extra for celery or ranch/blue cheese dressing. There are often $2 drink specials, sometimes just the beer of the month, some days/times it's any drink, even a Long Island Iced Tea, which they'll happily make for you. Strangely there's no draft beer at Loose Moose, only bottles and well drinks. The crowd tends to be friendly and sometimes they'll even buy a round for everyone. Feel free do do the same and you'll have a room full of new friends in no time.

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By: Cocopuff - Sep 03 2014 @ 11:29 AM

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I tried Gormans for the first time yesterday during their happy hour. Amstel light special is now $2/bottle and you get a half dozen wing segments free for the asking. The wings were pretty good, I'd give them an 8, a little better than Loose Moose, not quite as good as Smokin Joe's. They have a light batter and are nicely browned, freshly made, not reheated pre-cooked frozen. The hot sauce was homemade as well and was nicely zesty. It was served with a little cup of blue cheese (or ranch) dressing and a couple pieces of celery. One small dislike is that the basket was lined with a piece of aluminum foil, not the paper that is more popular in most places.
The music was too loud, which I didn't care for, and as a result people were shouting to each other; while this is common at many bars at 11pm, this was only 5pm with a dozen mostly older patrons including some tipsy golfer seniors who decided to sing along with Bob Dylan. The look/feel and cleanliness were fairly typical Pittsburgh, nothing fancy, comfortable, the place is clean and seems safe. It wasn't excessively smoky or smelly, so it's fairly pleasant to be in. It's a bit on the dark side, so don't plan on reading anything. I'd go again, but if it's still as noisy I'd again have my wings and leave quite quickly. If they'd turn down the music from the ear splitting levels, I might stay a while.

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By: MaximusCougar - Aug 24 2014 @ 02:36 PM

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So my wife and I have been to Mohans 3 times since we moved to the area a year and a half ago. The first time we went during the week around noon. The place was lightly staffed and took 15 min to even get our drinks. Mind you there was only 2 other guests in the entire place.... the food was decent and reasonably priced so we took my parents there a few months later. This time we went around dinner time. First the server didn't acknowledge us for 25 min! But we saw her at the bar flirting the entire time so she wasn't busy. When I flagged down the hostess to get our drinks she brought them and one of the glasses were cracked and went all over our table. 15 minutes later our server finally shows up and throws us a towel then disappears for another 10 minutes. Once again had to flag the hostess for more drinks. Finally we get our food ordered. Waited another 20 minutes.... all our food was dry and room temperature... Now our most recent visit on 12/14/13. My wife and I went there on a sat evening and sat at the bar. Thinking OK this is our last chance since they claim to have award winning wings... we order 18 mild buffalo wings and 2 drinks. Our wings came out and the ends were literally freezing to the touch. I had the bartender feel them and u could tell he knew it but still snared at me and took them away. 10 minutes later they came back out...well it was extremely obvious that's all was done was they heated up more sauce and put them on the wings. Because they were still freezing cold!! When I commented again he said "your wings were by an open window.". WTF!!!! He then gave us our bill.. $52!!! Are you serious???? I paid it with a $8 tip because I'm not a dick but that's the last money Mohans will ever get from me! Stay far away from this money pit. There are ten other great bars and wing places nearby... BTW we left and went over to McDonalds. At least it was hot..

This Place is truly deserving of only a 1 rating but since this is my first post I am not allowed to rate such.

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By: Foamynozzle - Jun 11 2014 @ 08:27 AM

User's Rating: 8

The El Dorado bar is one of those bars that nobody in the Mon Valley seems to know much about. Perhaps that's because it's not really in any of the "downtown" areas (if you can call what passes for a business district in the Mon Valley a "downtown"), or maybe it's because until a few years ago, it was owned by an old man who only opened the bar when enough of his close friends would call and agree to make it worth his while, which was maybe 2 or 3 times a month.

About 5 years ago, the strange old man sold the bar to a pair of guys who were facing the loss of their jobs at a Donora manufacturing plant. One of the guys used to live a couple houses down the road from me, but I never really got to know him very well because he was an "athletic type" and I was a wannabe biker/ stoner/ troublemaker. However, he did have a smokin' hot sister who I had the hots for all through high school... but I digress.

Anyway, my buddy Paul E. Wogg and myself decided to venture out for chicken wings this past Monday night. As everyone knows, bars with wing nights almost always have wing nights on Wednesday (why?), but we were determined to find some wings, so we tried a bar that we had never been to before -- the El Dorado, which I presume was named such because it's located in a tiny area known as "Eldora", which is kinda-sorta in-between Monongahela and Donora. The word Eldorado literally translates from Spanish to "City of Gold", and perhaps the word Eldora translates to "Kinda-sorta outside the City of Gold"...well, maybe? As luck would have it, it turns out that the Eldorado's wing nights - that's right, they have more than 1 wing night - are on Mondays and Thursdays. Yee Haw!

Upon entering the bar from the very small parking lot, we noticed that the place was equally small, but very clean and well-maintained. Quite a few large, but not huge, TVs were all tuned to the Pirates game, which is much better, to me anyway, than having different screens showing different channels. There was one humongous-screen TV against the back wall, but as is usually the case with TV's like that, the picture quality was abysmal, and I couldn't even see the actual baseball, or even the names on the players' uniforms.

We sat down at a table, and the cute barmaid / waitress quickly arrived to take our order. Since we couldn't decide which flavor of wings to order, we did the sensible thing and ordered 4 different types from the dozen or so varieties of wings featured on the menu. Within minutes, the cutie returned with cold Yuenglings, and shortly thereafter, returned again with our wings.

Now, keep in mind that as there are quite a few bars in the Mon Valley that promote their wings, and I've tried most of them. Some are very good, and others not-so-much. However, I wasn't expecting what Paul E. Wogg and myself were served at the El Dorado. After we chomped our first bites, we simultaneously looked at each other and exclaimed "holy shit - these are fantastic!" Seriously, these are without question the best wings I've ever eaten! They're very meaty, not just skin & bones like most other wings, and along with the wings, they also toss in a few drumsticks. I'm thinking that the wings & drumsticks are first deep-fried with a crunchy batter, then the sauce is poured over top. The 4 varieties we tried (Cajun Garlic, Sweet Hot, Buffalo (of course) and the house specialty "St. Eldo's Fire) were all fantastic, and we couldn't pick a favorite between them, so we just continued to stuff our faces while watching the Pirates humiliate the Chicago Cubs.

Along with the incredible wings, we noticed that there were a goodly number of nice looking girls in the place, which is always a good thing, and somewhat unusual in the Mon Valley, especially on a Monday night.

We weren't paying much attention to the cost of our wings & beverages, but the final tab for 2 dozen wings, 4 Yuenglings and 2 Sprites came to about $31. Not bad at all, so this place isn't gonna bankrupt you.

The only real complaint I have is with the men's room. It's certainly clean enough, but if you're dropping the Cosby kids off at the Super Bowl, you almost have to rest your chin on the sink while you're sitting there. Who's the Einstein who designed that? Other than that, I very highly recommend this place for anyone who has a craving for wings, especially if it's not Wednesday.

One more thing -- the parking lot is very small, but you can also park behind the building in another very small lot. If those 2 places are filled, I guess you can park at the Sunoco station just down the street, but you might wanna check first.

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By: Stanky2 - Dec 16 2013 @ 10:09 AM

User's Rating: 7

What's to be said about a place that is basically an Applebee's that specializes in chicken wings? Are they worth your time? Are the wings any better than going to your neighborhood dive bar?

For me it's a big bag of mixed feelings.

On one hand the prices are fairly reasonable, and their menu has a lot of things for people who hate chicken, and of course they have sports on all the time on every TV in the place... and the televisions really are everywhere. Not a single seat in the building isn't within view of a screen.

The wings are always fairly meaty and large in size, which is a problem I've seen at local bars lately. They may have better prices but the wings have a lot less meat.

So what about the flavor and quality of the wings?

I like a really crispy wing, and BWW gets close to what I like but still, just a little outside of the texture I want when I bit into a wing. My other problem is, that while they have some good flavors (spicy garlic, desert heat dry rub) way too many of their flavors are based around something sweet. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy the mix of sweet and savory things, but it should be a exception, not the standard. It's like going to a burger joint and every hamburger coming with peanut butter on it. It's cool on one or two things, but work with the savory as the main theme.

One other thing that I think that they (and most wing joints) are missing out on is that they should have some monthly or seasonal flavorings or dipping sauces that would give me a reason to go back more often... their monthly $5 of $25 email coupon sure isn't doing it. Of course this has nothing to do with my rating.

I'm giving them a 7 because while the service is usually excellent, and the parking very ample, the bathroom could use some extra attention, the television noise was a bit loud during the day, and my wife got the sampler where 1/2 of the items were cold as they were prepared at different times.

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By: Dcal6699 - Jul 02 2013 @ 09:51 PM

User's Rating: 8

I've been going here for quite awhile. They recently upgraded the decor inside. The bartenders are friendly. They have great wings with a lot of different flavors. I enjoy going on Mondays for their wing special and margarita specials.

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