Originally published September 23rd, 2016.
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At any moment I have a list of restaurants/bars in Pittsburgh that I want to check out just sitting in the back of my head. It's a long list, and it's always growing... yet somehow, every single one is "next on my list." Don't ask me how that works out.
One of those restaurants was Butterjoint. Luckily, I have a friend/Legume & Butterjoint cheerleader who persuaded me to bring Butterjoint to the forefront of my consciousness ... Thanks Jackline!
Butterjoint is a full service bar and late night eatery on North Craig Street in Oakland. The restaurant shares a kitchen/wall/owner with Legume, the acclaimed Pittsburgh restuarant originally located in Regent Square. Butterjoint dubs itself "Legume's boisterous younger sibling" - and fits the bill.
I took to google to find out exactly when Butterjoint opened, and how long I've been unintentionally avoiding it. Well, if this doesn't explain sing praises of Butterjoint and Legume, I don't know what will: I'm six pages into Google, and I am still in 2016 in terms of press and reviews about the establishment.
If you want a night out in Pittsburgh with "real city" feel, go downtown or to Oakland. And, if you choose the latter, Butterjoint and/or Legume is where you want to go.
If you are feeling fancy, choose Legume. I have not been (except maybe once when it was in Regent Square), but the press for the place speaks for itself.
The adjoining Butterjoint has it all - delicious burgers, drinks, exceptional service, and, of course, fluffy pierogis! Butterjoint is the perfect late night spot in the city, open 4:30 pm - Midnight, Mon-Sat... where are we, NYC?
The atmosphere is somehow old-time bar and completely modern at the same time. The menu changes daily and uses fresh and locally sourced ingredients.
If I haven't convinced you by now, what do I have to do?? Show you a picture of their apple and green tomato crisp?? Okay, fine!
Also... I should probably mention the happy hour specials :
Happy hour @ Butterjoint: 4:30–6:30p Monday–Friday
$4 Craft Beer
$5 House Wine / $10 Carafes
$7 Cocktail of the Day
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