South Side Attractions, Part 1
I’m going to start being a better blogger…I know, I know, I’ve been VERY lax lately (this is my first post in a month!) Anyways, I will be starting a series here that will give everyone a little tour of the South Side of Pittsburgh. These will not be in consecutive order (I wouldn’t want to bore you!), but over the next couple weeks I will showcase a few South Side locations! So to start off today we have…
THE REX THEATRE
The Rex Theatre was built in the South Side in 1905 and was originally designed for vaudeville performances and shows. Over the next 90 years it became a movie house for all in Pittsburgh to enjoy. However, the theatre fell on some hard times and had to shut it’s doors. It reopened about a decade ago, and now plays host to concerts, cabaret style shows and movies, as well as offer a full service bar.
Barry’s Pub will always hold a special place in my heart, as that is where my fiance and I had our first date! It was a Tuesday night with $2 Coronas, and I think they had some 3 Olives Vodka promotion going on as well!
Barry’s used to be known as Joyce’s Celtic Pub until a name name about 5 years ago. It is basically the same bar as it was then, with the addition of a stage in the back. This is a popular hangout for Duquesne University students in Pittsburgh, as it is within walking distance of the campus.
Stay tuned for the continued tour!