The Altar Bar

Music Venue, Rock Club, and Nightclub · Strip District
1620 Penn Ave (at 16th St.), Pittsburgh, PA 15222, United States
Closed until 6:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 6:00 PM–2:00 AM
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    Ashley A.
    "Great intimate venue that draws all kinds of artists."(3 Tips)
    Geralyn H.
    "Great view on the balcony, but it's 21+."(2 Tips)
    Brandon T.
    "Head here for a nice vibe, and to hear live music."(3 Tips)
    Jim F.
    "Great views from the balcony."(2 Tips)
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  • Arthur♡♡♡

    This is a wonderful place to meet people and have fun.

    Arthur♡♡♡ · May 10
  • Jyll W.

    Love how they converted the church into a concert venue. The shows I have seen here have been awesome!

    Jyll Wassell · March 14
  • Shelly A.

    Horrible acoustics, crowded. There's better venues in Pittsburgh to showcase musicians.

    Shelly Ansell · January 17
  • Danny H.

    The owner of Altar Bar spends the money he makes from this music venue on coke and hookers. Spend your money elsewhere. Also, the manager with the fake implants lies to employees.

    Danny H. · November 15, 2014
  • MetalWitch A.

    Always a good time here. Drinks are over-priced though

    MetalWitch Amy · October 11, 2014
  • Bill E.

    This used to be my favorite venue, they totally clamped down with all kinds of rules now...walled off smoking section, no re entry, pat downs, I feel like I'm at stage ae!

    Bill Egan · October 4, 2014
  • Arda

    Security doesn't molest you on your way in so you can bring your own alcohol

    Arda · September 27, 2014
  • Zara K.

    Used to be good back in the day. (05-07) Altar Bar was a church that has been transformed into a club. It used to be pretty cool. Good for Freshman and sophomore kids only.

    Zara Khan · August 22, 2014
  • Life(Liss) L.

    Watch out for them drink prices. $6 PBR

    Life(Liss) Loud · February 8, 2014
  • Danielle M.

    This place sucks... $6 pbr and you have to tip to pee....its always over crowed and there is zero stage security. ...

    Danielle Matis · November 2, 2013
  • John J.

    Bring a flask. The drinks are way overpriced and under poured. I wished I would have brought pennies for a tip...learned my lesson.

    John Javins · October 18, 2012
  • Ryan S.

    Terrible place to see a band but it could be worse.

    Ryan Sprake · October 6, 2012
  • Tim I.

    Fire hazard

    Tim Indyk · June 5, 2012

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