The formal arrival of summer is next week, but this heat spell would suggest that it has arrived a bit early to the party.* At the Independent, we're ready to open the doors a bit early for it this weekend as we roll out new (and simplified) happy hours and kitchen hours to make your summer drinking schedule easy to remember.
SUMMER HOURS (EFFECTIVE TODAY):
HAPPY HOUR ($2 OFF ALL DRAFTS): DAILY UNTIL 6 P.M.
KITCHEN: OPEN WHEN WE OPEN AND CLOSED AT 10 P.M
The net effect is not just to simplify our hours, but to expand our kitchen hours and happy hours, and we think you'll like that.
And what better time to try on those new kitchen hours and happy hours than this Saturday, for the return of the ...
Squirrel Hill Night Market!
The Squirrel Hill Night Market returns this Saturday at 6 p.m. As your attorneys, we advise you to join us at The Independent at 4 p.m., before the market starts, to get some beers and brats in you before you take to the streets. Sam is going to be grilling bratwurst for some sausage sammies all night, and we'll be pouring sweet, succulent beer at a $2 per glass discount from 4 to 6, consistent with our new happy hour schedule.
And, finally, that brings me to why you should probably visit Squirrel Hill this weekend:
Pittsburgh Magazine Best of Pittsburgh Reader's Poll: Squirrel Hill Cleans Up
The Pittsburgh Magazine Best of Pittsburgh Reader's Poll results were released last night and the results were full of awesome Squirrel Hill establishments, including ours.
We were proud to be named the "Best Beer List," and our sister bar and next door neighbor, Hidden Harbor, won [takes deep breath]: Best Bar, Best Cocktails, Best After Dinner Drinks, and Best Bartender (Head Bartender Max Stein to be specific).
The rest of our neighborhood did great too! Congrats to Gluuteny Bakery (Best Gluten-Free Snacks), Dobra Tea (Best Tea Shop), Orr's Jewelers (Best Jewelry Store), Pamela's Diner (Best Breakfast), S.W. Randall (Best Toy Store), and, of course, my second home, Jerry's Records (Best Record Store).
It's a damn fine time to visit (or get out in) Squirrel Hill, folks. And we hope you'll join us this weekend.
See you at the Independent,
* Waiting outside the door; impatiently looking at its watch.