Pittsburgh has a fantastic night scene, so settling on a spot for the evening is no easy task. Whether you’re just looking to rid yourself of the work week stress or you’re an avid weekend booty shaker, this list will help guide you into the right local neighborhood and through the doors of the right clubs.
2204 East Carson Street
Open 7 Days a week
Metal night Tuesdays, 90s night Wednesdays, Live bands Thursdays, 80s night Fridays, and 90s Dance on Saturdays. Take your pick, Lava has it all in the way of music options and their martini menu isn’t lacking either. The crowd is always described as friendly and the décor is something you need to see in person.
1650 Smallman Street
Open Friday and Saturdays 9pm-2am
If you’re serious about dance music, Static is the club for you. Being the first and only electronic focused nightclub in Pittsburgh, Static has expectations to live up to. Boasting a 50,000-watt linear pressure bass driven sound system, smart lighting, and a fancy cooling system I’d say it fits the bill. The ‘Burgh has voted Static Best Dance Club over and over while static continues to host the top names in EDM. You must be at least 21 years old to experience the energy.
1630 Smallman Street
Friday and Saturday 7:30pm-1:00am
21 and under
Club Zoo consists of 3 levels, 2 mid level VIP areas, a gigantic dance floor over over 75,000 watts of sound. It’s the areas only under 21 night club, actually the Tri-States only under-21 night club. Zoo makes your dance experience even more fun by offering dance contests and wet paint parties. So if shaking your stuff and guzzling pop until the wee hours is your thing, Club Zoo is your spot!
1 E. Station Square Drive
Thursday- Saturday 9:00pm- 2:00am
18 + Thursdays
21 + Friday and Saturdays
Whim takes dance club to a new level. It provides 5 full service bars, over 20 indoor and outdoor VIP spots, and finger foods to help you refuel. Their drink menu is jam packed and they offer different bottle service packages. Whim prides itself on blowing your expectations out of the water, the largest nightclub in Pittsburgh homes large sound, large lights, enough space for over 1000 people, and mega fun.