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Thunderbird Cafe

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4023 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201-3224
+1 412-682-0177
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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Washington DC
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202 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

We had beers and food here. The food was good for bar food. The beer was good too. Good atmosphere. The guy bartender was funny and nice. Definitely would come back here.

Thank J J A
Scottsdale, Arizona
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

Went here for a show and had some drinks. Drinks were cheap and the music was good and loud. Decent venue for small bands and followings. Located right on Butler Street. Tropidelic is the best!

Thank Josh E
Camp Hill
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

Me and my wife were going to stop in for lunch, but we found out that she couldn't get in with her wheelchair, and it smelled awful, so we passed it up.

Thank Eight_Star8
Wheeling, West Virginia, United States
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

I had the pleasure of going to Thunderbird Cafe last week for the first time. The staff was very friendly and I'm looking forward to returning soon. There are approximately 15-20 beers on tap. The stage room is small but cozy with an upper level and second bar. It was nice to see a pinball machine too. I didn't have... More 

Thank Gary M
New York City, New York
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

This is a good place for live music and dancing. Check out the schedule from their website. I do not go there very often because people are allowed to smoke inside but some of their events are smoke-free. In their website, they put a note related to smoking, so I go there if it is a smoke-free event.

1 Thank eileen572
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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191 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

They have a relatively new food menu which is very good and filling. The drink prices are lower than others in the area and they have a large variety of drinks. It's not very big inside, but the atmosphere is always fun. They also have live bands sometimes (usually with a cover - see the website). The only downside is... More 

1 Thank S W
Akron, Ohio
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105 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2012

Although I've never eaten here, I've listened to live music while enjoying a well-poured drink a few times. The club is set up really well- the bar level is a little lower than stage level so you don't have to shout to be heard. There's an upper level with a great view of the stage. Stage level has tables but... More 

1 Thank MyValentine2004
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

Visit this casual, cozy bar to enjoy live blues music and you'll think you were in Greenwich Village NYC! The mural around the stage was sprayed by a graffiti artist- amazing! The food is typical bar food but come her for the live music/atmosphere and you won't be disappointed.

1 Thank Mark R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

T-bird books great bands but could they please move the smoking outside? I took Mrs. T there after she spend beaucoup bucks on her hair and she was pissed. "I spent $160 on my hair, I'd hoped it would look good for at least a few days".

Thank Trainhopper
Eureka CA
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2010

The Thunderbird cafe' has an awesome vibe as soon as you walk in the door. Staff is prompt and friendly! Food is quality and good for price. Great music venue. Would recommend to friends, family and anyone who lives or travels to Pittsburgh!

Thank Gratefulkat06

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4023 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201-3224
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-682-0177

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?