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blind date bar in pittsburgh?

barbabybar Aug 31, 2009 10:18 AM

I'm meeting my blind date in a bar. But what bar? I want a booth, not a table. I don't want an everyone-knows-your-name place. Dark and moody is a bonus. Help a guy out!

  1. r
    Rick Aug 31, 2009 02:55 PM

    I'm sure there are plenty of bars out there with a booth, but the only one that comes to mind is Mad Mex. The South Hills and Robinson location have them in the bar area, Monroeville has them, not sure if in the bar area. Oakland does not have them from what remember, though there may be one or two tucked in the back.

    1. yayadave Aug 31, 2009 04:58 PM

      I think if you got together in the bar at Monterey Bay, you would not have to worry about not having a booth.

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        Panini Guy Sep 1, 2009 09:58 AM

        My philosophy was always to pick a bar I liked, so if it didn't work out, I could still enjoy myself. I think the Tap Room at the Wm. Penn would be a good choice. But if I were still in the dating game, I'd go to Gooskis to see what she's made of ;-)

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        1. re: Panini Guy
          Burghfeeder Sep 1, 2009 12:55 PM

          That's about the best darn answer ever!!!

          That being said, I'd go to Monterey Bay too.


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          hamm Sep 2, 2009 12:18 PM

          Red Room.. the original side, not r2.. they have a nice lounge to the left of the bar with couches.. very dark.. and very, very nice.

          Dish.. no booths, but such a nice bar, she has to be impressed.

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          1. re: hamm
            barbabybar Sep 2, 2009 01:15 PM

            Dish and Red Room are probably my two favorite suggestions. What other places are kind of like that?

            1. re: barbabybar
              yammers Sep 2, 2009 02:46 PM

              wine loft in southside?

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            mcharles Sep 3, 2009 06:45 AM

            Toast has a great bar that seems to fit all of your requirements.

            1. houndog Sep 4, 2009 10:52 AM

              I'd second the recommendation for Toast. It's upscale, elegant, has dark booths, but isn't grimy. The wine list is well priced. If you like each other, you can have a great meal. If not, you'll still have visited a great restaurant.

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              1. re: houndog
                Burghfeeder Sep 4, 2009 06:28 PM

                I'm going with this guy's answer. Anyone with the name "Houndog" must know where to go!

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