Over The Bar Bicycle Café

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Apr 2, 2012
Outside Magazine
Happy hour

Happy hour    Photo: OTB

Best for: Bike fiends and peanut butter junkies
The folks at OTB Bicycle Café are crazy about bikes. At this sunny little neighborhood joint in central Pittsburgh, there are bike murals, sculptures from reclaimed bikes, bike maps on the walls, and bike-themed dishes. (For those obsessed with protein, might we suggest the Dirt Rag Delight, a peanut butter-smothered burger.) Even the toilet paper dispensers are constructed from stray bike parts. Located just a block from the South Side Works trailhead to the Great Allegheny Passage, a trail that stretches from Pittsburgh to the nation’s capital, the racks outside OTB are always overflowing with bikes. The draw (PB & beef notwithstanding) is the 70-some bottled beers and eight beers on tap. If you want a tour from the locals, Major Taylor Cycling Club rides leave from the bar each Wednesday and OTB sponsors semi-annual charitable rides to and from a local brewery—kegs in tow, naturally.