Monday, September 10, 2012
Max's Allegheny Tavern
One of my favorite places on the North Side has always been Max's Allegheny Tavern. It's truly one of the old ethnic neighborhood places in Pittsburgh.
The building is old and a lot of history is printed in the menu. As you enter, the bar is on your right. It's a real comfortable place to have a drink, and the locals are always friendly. They have a nice selection of German beers including Spaten Lager, Kostritzer Black Lager, Waresteiner Premium Ale, and Hacker Pschorr Weisse. They also sell Penn Pilsner ad of course the usual domestics.
I'd be the first to admit that I've never found German food to be particularly exciting, although that may be because my knowledge about it is somewhat limited. The menu includes soups, sandwiches, salads, schnitzels, sausages, a few seafood selections and a few desserts.
Check out the Schnitzel Liechtenstein , veal topped with ham, cheese, and green olives.
If you don't care for this type of food (which I understand) it's still worth it to stop and take in the ambiance over a German beer or a glass of wine. Happy hour is Monday thru Friday from 5 to 7, and on Friday in the basement Rathskeller.
Max's Allegheny Tavern is on Pittsburgh's North Side at 537 Suismon Street.