Since opening in 1954, Le Mardi Gras has built a reputation as Shady Side’s most authentic neighborhood bar. Tucked into a dimly lit corner of Walnut and Copeland St., the 3 story brick building is sometimes easy to miss. Keep a sharp eye out though, and you’ll be rewarded with the strongest drinks in Pittsburgh, along with a 50’s-inspired, time-capsule vibe… and an old school jukebox that’ll transport you back to the Rat Pack’s glory days. Le Mardi Gras has an extensive drink menu which caters to the most sophisticated predilections of the cocktailing crowd as well as the gut-driven beer connoisseur.
Grab one of the 20 stools at the bar, and order a Hurricane, made with fresh-squeezed orange and grapefruit juices, pineapple juice, rum and grenadine, listen to blues on the jukebox and then decide what to do with the rest of your life.