Modern Cafe, The

862 Western Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233 [ map ] [ website ]
Phone: 412-321-4550


A local landmark since the end of Prohibition in 1933, the Modern continues its tradition of being an up-to-date neighborhood bar and gathering place with its impressive 12 tap beer system.

Patrons enter through a cool art deco facade under a large, wonderfully retro neon sign. The crisp, sophisticated but friendly interior includes warm earthtones, comfy red vinyl booths and a handsome wood bar. The environment at the modern remains very modern with five flat-screen television sets and free wifi.

The bar is adjacent to The Little Deli, which provides the Modern's guests with delicious sandwiches that are made with fresh deli meats that are sliced daily and served on fresh bread.

Hours of operation

Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.


On-street parking is available.

Bus routes that serve this area

  • 16D - Manchester
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