Olive or Twist

Olive or Twist

Cocktail Bar and New American Restaurant · Cultural District
140 6th St (at Penn Ave), Pittsburgh, PA 15222, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
  • Tue
    • 11:30 AM–1:00 AM
  • Wed–Fri
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 3:00 PM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Pittsburgh’s Premier Martini Bar BarSmart’s 2010 and 2011 Winner for Best Martini’s Conveniently located in the Cultural District, between Heinz Hall, the Byham Theater and the Renaissance Hotel. Olive or Twist is located just one block from the Benedum Center and a short walk from PNC Park.


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    Amol K.
    "Head upstairs - great atmosphere."(5 Tips)
    Shane C.
    "Key Lime Pie, Orange Dreamsicle, and Vesper Martinis are awesome."(20 Tips)
    Ian S.
    "Amazing nachos, and a "Vesper" cocktail make a great night!"(2 Tips)
    Kristal W.
    "Calamari is fantastic!"(3 Tips)
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  • martinis
  • vesper
  • upstairs
  • happy hour
  • good for groups
  • calamari
  • trendy
  • tomato basil soup
  • crab cakes
  • good for a late night
  • comfortable
  • pork chops
  • desserts
  • nachos
  • key lime pie
  • pumpkin spice
  • music
  • beer
  • dinner
  • cake batter
  • Gregory S.

    Service was great; waitress was friendly. Really enjoyed our cocktails (fathers g&t). Grilled cheese was good with soup of the day (mushroom Brie).

    Gregory Schwender · October 12, 2015
  • Mikahla V.

    Move to the second level to have a bit more space.

    Mikahla Vicino · September 11, 2015
  • Kristal W.

    Calamari is fantastic!

    Kristal Waybright · February 10, 2015
  • Ian S.

    Amazing nachos, and a "Vesper" cocktail make a great night!

    Ian Sweeney · January 19, 2015
  • Amol K.

    Head upstairs - great atmosphere.

    Amol K · December 8, 2014
  • Christopher P.

    My wife loves it here. Cool spot to get quick drinks and good appetizers before the show. Love the brick interior.

    Christopher Peter · September 27, 2014
  • Cara

    Happy hour Monday through Friday 4-6.

    Cara · August 29, 2014
  • Steve L.

    Convenient downtown location with a nice modern open space upstairs to hang out with friends. Decent music selection with a mature weekend crowd. Not overly crowded. Good selection of beverages.

    Steve L · January 23, 2014
  • Ravikiran R.

    Lemon grass and nuts and berries martinis are awesome.

    Ravikiran Rajagopal · January 19, 2014
  • Abbie L.

    Fun spot downtown! The best martini list!

    Abbie Laughlin · January 16, 2014
  • Chris P.

    Live laugh love

    Chris Petrick · December 8, 2013
  • Karishma V.

    Amazing service and great atmosphere. Try the Cake Batter martini! The food is very reasonably priced.

    Karishma Vaz · September 17, 2013
  • Rachel B.

    Every time I come here I feel increasingly off-put by most of the bartenders. Awesome martinis but go to Redbeards next door for a more welcoming vibe.

    Rachel B · June 21, 2013
  • Rob D.

    Good cocktails, but no rye whiskey? If you want anything traditional go somewhere else.

    Rob Delach · June 15, 2013
  • Tony A.

    Make sure to go upstairs

    Tony Angotti · June 15, 2013
  • Jonathan B.

    The service is outstanding! Get the tomato basil soup and crab cakes. They're delicious 😍

    Jonathan Becker · June 1, 2013
  • Maxine H.

    Great variety of drinks. However... Service at the bad sucks!!!!! Do not let AMY wait on you!!!

    Maxine Hankin-Lebo · April 14, 2013
  • Dana H.

    Great Makers Mark Manhattan!

    Dana Henry · April 6, 2013
  • Tory W.

    New favorite martini baked Alaska mmmmm

    Tory Wynn · November 11, 2012
  • Toki ..

    The short manager is a solid dude. He really took care of our party.

    Toki . · September 30, 2012
  • eric d.

    It used to be better, not sure what happened. The food menu is a mess. Stick to cocktails, move on for good eats !

    eric d · August 20, 2012
  • Pittsburgh C.

    Our friends at Olive or Twist will be at Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh 2012 with some tasty treats. Get your tickets now at http://bit.ly/NTjPFS. Use the code TAKEOFF at checkout for $5 off!

    Pittsburgh Cultural Trust · June 20, 2012
  • Kesha P.

    Great place to try a variety of martinis. They have a great list of creative places. Their buffalo chicken dip is my favorite in Pittsburgh.

    Kesha Pate · June 1, 2012
  • Shane C.

    Key Lime Pie, Orange Dreamsicle, and Vesper Martinis are awesome.

    Shane Culgan · May 19, 2012
  • Shane C.

    Incredible seasonal martini menu.

    Shane Culgan · May 19, 2012
  • Andrea B.

    Saw Hines Ward here! Took a picture with him too! Also, best ginger lemon drop martini ever!!!

    Andrea Brant-Taylor · May 8, 2012
  • Lisa S.

    Orange dreamcicle so good!

    Lisa Stack · April 22, 2012
  • Lisa S.

    Limoncello lemon drop yum

    Lisa Stack · April 22, 2012
  • Kylee P.

    14 new tasty martinis for spring! Also new items on the lunch and dinner menu!! Yum!

    Kylee Phillips · April 13, 2012
  • Olive or T.

    Stop by and try our new food menu, featuring a Smoked Duck Salad and Stuffed Pork Chop. Not too hungry, try our Olive or Twist signature Calamari! Delicious!

    Olive or Twist · March 23, 2012
  • Olive or T.

    Stop by this Sunday (3-11) and say the password "Martini" to your server and receive a free appetizer w/ purchase of 2 specialty martinis!

    Olive or Twist · March 9, 2012
  • Wayne U.

    Try the calamari. Wow!!

    Wayne Ulery · February 19, 2012
  • CBS Local

    We love the comfy décor - leather lounge couches and exposed brick - and no one makes a martini like Olive and Twist. - CBS Pittsburgh Read more

    CBS Local · December 13, 2011
  • Matt M.

    Ask them to make you the Buffalo Chicken salad w french fries. Amazing

    Matt McDowell · October 16, 2011
  • Patrick H.

    Bartenders upstairs are not very good.

    Patrick Hobin · October 8, 2011
  • Amanda T.

    Pumpkin spice martini, to die for!

    Amanda Turek · October 4, 2011
  • Brian L.

    The singer/piano player tonight makes me want to shoot myself

    Brian L. · September 17, 2011
  • Deanne Z.

    If you're here during Wicked, try the Wicked martini..tastes like a peppermint patty.

    Deanne Zatko · September 12, 2011
  • Vanessa K.

    Key Lime Martini!

    Vanessa King · September 8, 2011
  • Trish I.

    The cab sav on their list is a little jammy, but it's not offensive

    Trish Imbrogno · August 12, 2011
  • Robert T.

    Good Martinis! Try the upstairs area. Kind of tiny, but very good atmosphere.

    Robert T. · May 30, 2011
  • Donny H.

    An incredibly boring & unsatisfying meal. The chicken masala was just smothered in sauce with hardly any flavor. The garlic potatoes weren't. The iced tea I sent back; looked & tasted like the water.

    Donny H · May 11, 2011
  • Brad B.

    The martinis are clearly the main attraction here but if you are more beer oriented try the Sam Adams Oatmeal.

    Brad Bitzer · September 21, 2010
  • jess m.

    Great martini list. Try the upstairs.

    jess moresco · June 5, 2010
  • Scott P.

    2nd floor is the best. Try the Snap Dragon Meritage.

    Scott Plummer · April 8, 2010
  • Brian D.

    Great martinis and good music tonight

    Brian Diamo · April 4, 2010

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