Comfort Inn Cranberry Twp.
924 Sheraton Drive
Mars, PA 16046
Phone: (724) 772-2700
Fax: (724) 772-2710
The Windhaven Lounge offers live music as well as a DJ spinning the latest in hip-hop/rap, jazz and rock. Karaoke is also a popular entertainment. American cuisine is served for lunch and dinner. Think sandwiches and soups. Specials are offered every Monday night, especially during Monday Night Football. Happy hour is Fridays from 4p to 6p. The lounge also has a pool table.
Hambone's is a casual restaurant that serves American cuisine and hometown favorites. Patrons will get a small taste of the food that Pittsburghers have grown up eating. The menu is filled with burgers, sandwiches, soups and stews (a favorite is the turtle soup). The food may not be gourmet cuisine but it is good and very filling. There is a fully stocked bar, a dance floor and occasional live entertainment.
Thunderbird Cafe is as unique as its name is. A live music venue-cum-bar-cum-restaurant, Thunderbird is a perfect blend of great food, good music and a rocking atmosphere. From the moment you step in, you'll find yourself drawn towards the dance floor, what with the live bands rocking the night away! The three-leveled lounge has an upfront bar and a pool table on the first level and two large television sets on the next level. Further up, there is a small stage where you will find bands performing everything from jazz to blues and Americana music. There is ample seating space all around the bar and the stage is visible from everywhere. While grooving to the music, make sure you grab a bite of the burgers and the absolutely delectable barbecue dishes that the restaurant offers.
The James Street Gastropub on Foreland Street is a cool bar and great music venue. It's an excellent place to let your hair down, dance and have a good time with friends while listening to refreshing local bands in their element. Add delectable food to this equation and you have a super fun night. James Street Gastropub has the trifecta of the best night haunts; drinks, food and music. Drop in, sip on some chilled beer, dig into the awesome buttermilk fried chicken, soak in the fabulous music and you will surely be coming here again.
Penn Brewery prides itself on offering Pittsburghers authentic German brews and cuisine. The brewery adheres to the strict German law Reinheitsgebot, which was enacted in 1516 to ensure the purity of beer. The historic building uses huge kettles that were made in Germany to mix the four ingredients that make perfect beer. The menu features German favorites such as Paprika Huehnchen and Sauerbraten. Live music is offered throughout the week. Happy Hour is M-Th from 5p-7p, with a different beer style available for just $2 per pint each day. See website for beer info, event calendar, and online gift shop.
Originally, the 31st Street Pub catered to mill workers who would stop by for a beer after a hard day at work. Before long, bikers had taken over the bar. These days, the pub caters to fans of indie rock and experimental music. The stage area still has the skulls that decorated the infamous Skull Room during the biker days, but the crowd is a little more friendly now. Bands (such as Gagging Magots and Ninjas Who Met God) perform nightly Thursday through Saturday. Happy hour is from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.
CJ's is a popular restaurant and lounge in the Strip District. The kitchen turns out American dishes like pork chops, burgers, chicken wings, sandwiches, wraps and salads. CJ's features a variety of events throughout the week, including karaoke nights, DJ sessions and live music. For for an energetic atmosphere, generous portions, tasty drinks and great entertainment, make sure to stop by CJ's.
Located behind Iron City Brewing, Donny's Place does not exactly fit its tough Polish Hill neighborhood. There are three bars and outdoor patios that feature rock water fountains and sculptures, and the dance floor is open on weekends, when DJs play a variety of music. Donny's centerpiece is Leather Central, a bar in the basement that features sectional seating separated by 55-gallon drum walls. This bar also hosts a variety of theme nights. The kitchen is open 6p-Mid and serves American cuisine, such as burgers, hotdogs and tuna salad.
The Bloomfield Bridge Tavern prides itself on being a family place. Foul language is not tolerated behind these doors. Known as BBT, the tavern hosts live bands that play everything from polka to rock music. Tuesdays are open stage night while Wednesdays feature acoustic music and poetry. Bands play Fridays and Saturdays. The cover charge ranges from $2 to $5. The kitchen serves up traditional Polish food and the typical bar fare.
Mullaney's Harp and Fiddle Pub celebrates being Irish every day of the year, not just on St. Patrick's Day. The restaurant serves traditional Irish fare such as shepherd's pie, Irish corned beef and cabbage and fish and chips. The menu also includes American cuisine. There are at least 10 different draft beers, Irish brews and many domestic brands. Tuesdays feature Celtic dancing, while Irish bands play here on the weekends. There is a $3 cover charge after 9pm on weekends. See website for food and drink menus, specials, and calendar.
Metropolis is a plush, upscale nightclub buzzing with activity every night. The dance floor is generally packed, and the DJ spins some peppy music to keep the crowd moving. However, if your are not in the mood to dance, find sacks and couches spread near the dance floor. The three bars serve different types of martinis, beer, wines and cocktails, and the big screen shows live sports and movies for entertainment. The menu is limited yet refreshingly versatile, and the gourmet pizzas and chicken wings are a must try. The place is a right blend of great music, mixed drinks and awesome food. It is open from Monday to Saturday, 5 pm onwards.
If aliens visit Pittsburgh, they will definitely stop at Area 51, as this theme bar is totally devoted to the extraterrestrial. Patrons will find the huge dance floor to be a futuristic phantasmagoria of laser lights and strobes pulsating to a variety of music from house/techno to rock and rap. And do not forget to check out the full-sized alien display and, of course, the alien baby in a jar. Sports-lovers will find several large televisions set for their favorite games.