Unusual request-Bar/Pub in Pittsburgh
One of our colleagues that we usually see during our engineering conference has passed away suddenly. Our conference will be in the city of Pittsburgh this September (2014).
I am looking for a bar/pub/brewery that can accommodate a smallish group, maybe 20 people in a private room where can all gather and properly mourn our friend. He was a great lover of food, coffee, beer, wine, conversation and humor. So we don't want it to be down but we also don't want some place too loud or rowdy. We are at the David Lawrence Convention Center and we are all staying in the vicinity. Some place within walking distance would be preferable.
Thanks in advance.
I would consider Sharp Edge Bistro on Penn. It is a couple hundred yards from the Convention Center and just across the street from the Courtyard, where I imagine many will be staying. They have a private area that can be reserved and a number of different service options to consider. I have held a few smallish events there, and we have always had a good time. The food is pretty good, and they have a great beer selection.
Six Penn, which is a little further away but still within walking distance if the September weather cooperates, also handles private events well.
I think both of these places would reasonably fit your request of being close to the Convention Center, can accommodate a smallish group in a private room, and are lively without being loud or rowdy.