Residents of Glasshouse Can Sip a Craft Cocktail at The Forge
Thirty years ago, it might have been unbelievable to think that there would be a beautiful new craft cocktail and tapas lounge opening up on Penn Ave in Lawrenceville. Well, you can believe it now. The Forge is a classy-but-not-pretentious spot for happy hour with your co-workers, a low-key date, or a late night out with friends. Cocktails get top billing at the bar, with signature drinks that draw on themes from Pittsburgh’s proud past and dynamic future. If mixed drinks aren’t your thing, you’ll also find plenty of local brews (from Church Brew Works, Penn Brewery, and Arsenal Cidery), and fine wines (including some impressive Pennsylvania bubbly). The food menu is not extensive, but the quality of the wood-fired pizzas, flatbreads, and cheese and charcuterie boards has impressed reviewers on sites like Yelp. Stop by on a weekday from 5:30-7:30 for half off select beers, classic cocktails, and rotating food specials.