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#1 bufffan031

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:17 PM

Me and my friends are planning a trip to Pittsburgh this year for the game against the Steelers. Has anyone ever went to Pittsburgh for a game before and is it fun? I looked at a map and it doesnt look as if there are really a lot of bars or anything near the stadium.

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#2 bufffan031

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:17 PM

Me and my friends are planning a trip to the game against the Steelers this year and I was wondering has anyone been to Pittsburgh for a game? And if so is it fun? I looked up where the stadium is on a map and it doesnt look as if there are a whole lot of bars or anything around there.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:17 PM

View Postbufffan031, on 17 April 2013 - 04:17 PM, said:

Me and my friends are planning a trip to the game against the Steelers this year and I was wondering has anyone been to Pittsburgh for a game? And if so is it fun? I looked up where the stadium is on a map and it doesnt look as if there are a whole lot of bars or anything around there.

Tailgating there is a trip, but there's a ton of stuff nearby (casino).

Stadium is great.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:38 PM

Places right by the stadium.....Jerome bettis' and the Tilted Kilt.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:41 PM

Go for as long as you can. Pittsburgh is actually a very cool, good city.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:46 PM

I have lived in Pittsburgh now for the last 8 years. Pretty sweet city. there are a fair amount of bars right by the stadium and then downtown. But most if the bars are in the south side, about a 5 minute cab ride from near the stadium.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:54 PM

There's a boat that can take you across the river from station square. There's plenty of bars and restaurants. Steeler games are really fun to go to. They have an awesome stadium and the tailgating is fun too.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:02 PM

I've been there for the last few regular season games and a couple pre-season games.  And since my wife, Psycho Ward 86, is a fan of theirs, I've gone w/ her to other games, includin' a playoff game a few years ago vs the Chargers.  The stadium is very nice and family friendly.  The tailgatin' is pretty good too.  We usually take the Clipper over to the stadium, and there are plenty of bars and clubs over there.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:13 PM

I passed by the stadium, drove through Pittsburgh and spent 30 minutes driving around just to see Pittsburgh a few years back.  There was something going on in the Stadium, something small, but there was still a lot of action down that way.  Traffic seemed pretty easy to get in and out of, as well.  There was a really cool tunnel after going over a bridge, too.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:18 PM

View PostJR In Ann Arbor, on 17 April 2013 - 05:46 PM, said:

I have lived in Pittsburgh now for the last 8 years. Pretty sweet city. there are a fair amount of bars right by the stadium and then downtown. But most if the bars are in the south side, about a 5 minute cab ride from near the stadium.

So you're not in Ann Arbor

#11 bufffan031

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:28 PM

Thanks for the feedback. I was hoping for good reviews

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:34 PM

View PostMango, on 17 April 2013 - 06:18 PM, said:



So you're not in Ann Arbor

My dumb idea for a screen name. Lived there when I first registered my screen name in 2001.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:19 PM

View PostJR In Ann Arbor, on 17 April 2013 - 07:34 PM, said:

My dumb idea for a screen name. Lived there when I first registered my screen name in 2001.

You can change it yourself without creating a whole new account.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:42 PM

View Postbufffan031, on 17 April 2013 - 07:28 PM, said:

Thanks for the feedback. I was hoping for good reviews

And don't forget to get a sandwich in Primanti Brothers!!!  The walk along the river from the Steeler Stadium to PNC Park is very nice.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:30 PM

View Postganesh, on 17 April 2013 - 08:42 PM, said:

And don't forget to get a sandwich in Primanti Brothers!!!  The walk along the river from the Steeler Stadium to PNC Park is very nice.

This place is unreal.

http://primantibros.com/home.html

View PostSan Jose Bills Fan, on 17 April 2013 - 09:28 PM, said:

This place is unreal.

http://primantibros.com/home.html

And they have a location right inside Heinz Field.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:57 PM

View PostJust Jack, on 17 April 2013 - 08:19 PM, said:

You can change it yourself without creating a whole new account.

but then he won't be JR in Ann Arbor

I don't want him to change it.  As a guy who doesn't post that often but reads everyday, JR is everywhere, and I read and respect his posts regularly.  He can't just become JR in Pittsburgh.  Stay strong buddy

Also at Jerome Bettis's(?) place the men's urinal is behind a one way mirror, that is behind the hostess stand.  So while you watch people get seated, your junk is in your hand and you are looking right at them, which is kind of surreal.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:09 PM

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:10 PM

Didn't care for Primanti Brothers.  The wings at Jerome Bettis are really good.  The ladies at the Tilted Kilt are fine.  If you want to be "bad" go to Cheerleaders.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:22 PM

Is there any street there in particular that have a lot of bars on it where u can do like a bar crawl type of thing?

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:18 PM

View Postbufffan031, on 17 April 2013 - 10:22 PM, said:

Is there any street there in particular that have a lot of bars on it where u can do like a bar crawl type of thing?

That would be Carson street on the South Side, a  5 minute cab ride or a 10 minute walk across the bridge.  Of course there are a lot of cops crawling in that area too!

View PostMango, on 17 April 2013 - 09:57 PM, said:

but then he won't be JR in Ann Arbor

I don't want him to change it.  As a guy who doesn't post that often but reads everyday, JR is everywhere, and I read and respect his posts regularly.  He can't just become JR in Pittsburgh.  Stay strong buddy

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