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Olive Or Twist
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140 6th St Pittsburgh, PA 15222
140 6th StreetUSPennsylvaniaPittsburgh15222
(412) 255-0524olive-twist.com
American Restaurant, Banquet Hall
American Restaurant
Banquet Hall
Night Club
Cocktail Bar
Today Closed
Sunday ClosedMonday 11:30AM–2AMTuesday 11:30AM–2AMWednesday 11:30AM–2AMThursday 11:30AM–2AMFriday 11:30AM–2AMSaturday 3PM–2AM
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Pittsburgh Martini Bar and Downtown Lounge in the Cultural District of Pittsburgh between Heinz Hall and Byham Theater . Cocktails & Drinks, Downtown Pittsburgh restaurant. Happy Hour and Live Music.
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This brick-walled, bi-level cocktail lounge offers a global menu & live music on weekends.- Google
"Amazing Vodka Pasta & smoked chicken salad."
"The upstairs lounge is also a great place so socialize."
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David Zaccari
in the last week
Attentive and kind staff. Vibrant atmosphere. Crab cakes had the best crab to cake ratio I've ever had. Chocolate torte may or may not have been made on site, but who cares! Diverse and well crafted drink menu as well.
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Dianne Iorio, Realtor
2 months ago
Delicious food. Great service. Perfect atmosphere. Amazing Vodka Pasta & smoked chicken salad. Creme Brulee.
Jon Nickel
8 months ago
As a repeat and fairly frequent patron following orchestra concerts I am very displeased with this establishment for two reasons. First, I had a very negative and frankly rude experience with a male server when ordering a beverage. I noticed that the restaurant had recently updated and changed their cocktail list and had removed some of the usual choices. When I asked the server if the bartender could still make one of your standard martinis the server responded in a condescending tone stating, "Absolutely not, the bartender would have my head." If this establishment cares at all about customer service and is attempting to be a upscale establishment then perhaps they should train their staff to respond in a different manner by simply apologizing that it is no longer an option or offering to ask the bartender if they would be willing to make it. My other complaint is the obnoxious volume level that was being blasted by live musicians in the bar area. I understand wanting to entertain and draw customers in from the street with live music but question the reason was the manager couldn't ask them to turn their speakers slightly down. It was so loud that customers eating in the back of the restaurant essentially had to shout at the people less than 3 feet away from them at the same table. Overall, poor customer service and poor management in my opinion.
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Butch Tiburcio
a year ago
I'm a regular and I luv the place, atmosphere, people and clientele. Linda is the best bartender in the world and the live entertainment Thurs.-Saturday is the best-kept secret in Pittsburgh. The food rates generally well for the price. Although the recent change to the ahi tuna salad item, which is my favorite item on the menu, downgraded this item. My only issue is the cold draft that comes in the first floor front bar area every time the entrance door is opened, which becomes uncomfortably cold when the temperature outside gets below 30F. The workers and patrons have complained, but the owners simply refuse to do anything about it. The single door entrance remains because the owners are too cheap to install an outer door. The Olive and Twist owners should take note to the Catcher and Rye restaurant just a half block away, who installed a plastic compartment with heat in front of the main entrance door. That's thinking about your paying customers.
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Harry B.
3 months ago
Olive Or Twist is a fantastic place! The service is fast and friendly and the atmosphere is great. They have a great selection of beers (domestics, drafts, imports) as well as wines. The food is very casual and surprisingly inexpensive. Not to mention very delicious! The upstairs lounge is also a great place so socialize. Downside is the place can get a bit crowded and crammed.
Ronald DiBiase
5 months ago
My favorite bar in Pittsburgh, overall. They do solid appetizer specials during Happy Hours (which run for three hours most days). I love the ambiance, the long, narrow bi-level setting, and great service. If I had a complaint, it would be certain live musicians that are too loud.
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Erd Gnuss
2 months ago
Great drinks that justify the price! Tried my first Vesper here. Would return.
Hadley Dambrie
a year ago
This place is great! I stayed at the Marriot Renaissance across the street and we had a great experience at Olive or Twist with many lasting memories. The name being smart and witty is what attracted us but then their delicious cocktail menu hooked us. They even served Moscow mules in the appropiate copperware! We had so much fun at this place on Friday that we went back the following night on Saturday that my family, friends and I will forever have lasting fun memories from this establishment.They had a great band (who interacted with the crowd with his dry humor) and the signer was willing to play any cover song we wish. The bartenders and the serving staff were very friendly, helpful and accommodating but nothing beats Jeff Wallace who went beyond the call of duty to track down my cell phone and return it back to me. I would have already giving this bar 5 stars but I rarely write positive reviews. However, I cannot help but share my FANTASTIC fun experience so others can have a great experience as we did. It is a must-do in Pittsburgh!
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