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Ok, first off, this topic IS about beer, but different beers you hope to fined in the con aria, recomendations, and general alcohol induced discution.

To start off, I would like to pull from and continue the conversation from "What is it like to walk into Anthrocon".

 

This is from Chiaroscuro,

"Pittsburgh has yet to run out of beer. Remember, this city has Steelers fans.

 

If you're after a good beer selection, I personally recommend the Sharp Edge Bistro: http://sharpedgebeer.com/bistro-on-pnn

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One very common beer from that part of the world that I have very much missed wile I was in the gulf south for the last six years, oddly enough is Yuengling. There are of course quite a number of better beers, but I can always rely on Yuengling as an old cheap standby Smiling

 

This bar is not by chance one of the ones the roach talks about right across from the hotel is it?

 

Also I see they have a beer from the flying dog brewery there. Do the tap beers change frequently?

 

I am saddened to see that there is nothing from Lazy magnolia  though :/

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Well, the closest "watering holes" to the con that tend to get the most traffic for beer drinking happen to be in no particular order:

The Westin hotel lobby Restauraunt (forget the name, it recently changed)

Tonic (with a prominent sign Tonic (paw symbol apostrophy s) Furries 

The Ten Penny (tin penny?) Pub

There are certainly a few select more up and down that first b lock area, and beyond. Have your wallet prepared. Drinking may be prolific in Pittsburgh with vast quantities, but its also rather costly with no 'drink specials' or 'happy hour' that I can recall at all, and close to ten bucks just for a standard pint of your choice, wines and liquors may vary by choice too.

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I cant say I have ever made use of any happy hour specials, mostly due to the fact that I dont drink anywhere that is not within walking distance of where I have planed on spending the night. Having said that, $10 does seem a bit on the high side to be sure. I am not going to a fucon to save money though, and there are new beers to try, and fun to be had Sticking out tongue

 

Already working on a list of Uncle Kage bar questions Sticking out tongue

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Sharp Edge is where the brewfurs meet and greet has been held the last four years (two of which I've been in attendance). If they're like most bars that cater to craft beer fans, they change out their selection of beers on tap frequently.

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*grins* sounds like I will be in good paws. The reason I was asking in regard to the flying dog brewery in particular......I cant help but think that "in heat wheat" would be particularly popular during the convention.

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Yes, have enjoyed the Brewfurs get togethers. Unfortunately not everyone who'd like to make them can do so due to the busy Con schedule. We were

doing it Fri about 4:30.Sharp Edge is an easy walk and we enjoy talking and enjoying the beer and food.If you have a car I'd recommend a drive to the William Penn

brewery/restaurant on the Northside nr the Heinz Factory, and also Church in Lawrenceville or Hofbrauhaus on the Southside...maybe buses go there.

The Yuengling brewery in Pottsville, which I have toured, is far away --eastern PA--but indeed enjoy their beer which I have, at home in the Boston area.

 

Cost wise I seem to remember $6 to $8 maybe and yes certain ones will cost more. PA has laws about selling beer...not in liquor stores ("wine and

spirits") but in beer

distributors by the case while some restaurants will sell to you by the 6 pack if you wish.Saw someone in Tonic doing that.

There was a move to try to sell in some supermarkets (by 6 pack?)--not sure.

I also have enjoyed beer with good food at places like the Murray Ave Grille in the Squirrel Hill part of town.

August Henry's restaurant, nr Sharp edge, also good for stuff like burgers and drafts.

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Certainly sounds like I need to get together with you lot then Sticking out tongue

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I quit beer after Christmas. I have a specific goal. When I reach that goal, I'll celebrate by breaking the fast with a beer. It's gonna take six months. So, maybe at Anthrocon. Until then, ...no beer for me.

 

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There are PLENTY of bars within walking distance of the convention center.  A couple of predominantly gay bars on Liberty Ave, a couple of big dance clubs in the Strip District and the more upscale bars on Penn Ave.  I'm sure you can find a place to get a drink that suits you well!

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Also note our Convention Guide has a list of bars/nightclubs around the convention center. If there are any we missed that you feel should be included, please let us know!

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Well, I am sure that after a six month beer fast, that Yeungling amber I buy at Anthrocon is going to taste fantastic!

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To be honest, I dont think I have ever been in a gay bar before.....walked past a few on the wrong side of bourbon, but thats about it.

Is it something that one who is not exactly gay or bi would take interest in?

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Well, the beer's the same.

As for Atmosphere.. well, it'd be somewhat akin to going to a sports bar if you don't like sports. You're not able to participate fully in a crowd that is there with one shared interest that feels like a safe haven. It might be uncomfortable for you or for them.. or it might give you some interesting insight into a culture that's not of your own interest.

Sort of like someone not interested in furries checking out Anthrocon. They might not dig it, they might not understand the unspoken rules, they might see something that the community would find natural but they might not enjoy. Open minds and a relaxed, polite attitude will go far. As does goign with frends who are part of the group.

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oh man, thanks for posting all of this! I'm definitely hunting down brown ales that I can't find at home. I agree with Arabian Darkstone--I need to get with you guys!

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