The Park House Tavern on East Ohio Street in the Northside dates back to 1889 when it first opened as a soda fountain. After the end of the Prohibition it became Pittsburgh's first licensed bar in 1932.
A 10-minute walk from my house, this friendly neighborhood bar has a ton of character--high tin ceilings, an old-school bar, and comfy booths and tables.
But I love to go there because of the food. While the menu is limited, they do have some vegan and vegetarian options. The owner, Zamir, is known as The Falafelmaster and makes great spicy hummus and falafel (shaped like hearts!). We went there last night, and I got the middle east platter that has hummus, falafel, and tabbouleh. It's all delicious. You can also get a falafel sandwich or a vegetarian spinach burrito. And freshly made popcorn and peanuts are always free!
The Park House is a short walk from the North Shore stadiums and the Andy Warhol Museum, so if you're in town and on the North Shore, the Park House is worth a stop.
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