About The Park House
Located in the historic Deutschtown neighborhood on Pittsburgh’s Northside The Park House is owned and operated by Zamir Zahavi the “Falafel Master.” Zamir has turned The Park House into a friendly and fun bar where you can find great music, great beers, and great food all in a relaxing atmosphere. There’s free popcorn and peanuts and great people. The Park House is a great place to watch the game with friends, listen to incredible bluegrass, do some coloring, or discover a new favorite beer.
The first thing visitors learn about The Park House is that the space is more intimate than it’s reputation would lead you to believe. That doesn’t change the fact that it’s the best venue in Pittsburgh to see local, national, and even international bluegrass, folk, and indie acts.
When to Visit
The Park House is close enough to PNC Park to make for an easy walk before or after a Pirates game but is far enough away that parking is easier to find and cheaper.
With the Park House just about a block away from the New Hazlett Theater and just across the river from the theaters in the Cultural District it’s the perfect place to grab an after-show drink.
The Park House is a frequent destination for hotel visitors who love bluegrass, or have visited Curacao and are looking for a little Dutch hospitality.
Find the Park House
With I-279, I-579, and Route 28 only a few blocks away The Park House is easy to find from anywhere. Located at 403 East Ohio Street The Park House is just near the corner of Cedar Ave. and East Ohio Street across from Allegheny Commons Park in Pittsburgh’s historic Deutschtown neighborhood across the Allegheny River from Downtown Pittsburgh and the historic Strip District.
The Park House History
Built between 1892 and 1898 The Park House was constructed by and for Allegheny County Jail Deputy Warden James Marshall in the Richardson Romanesque style. Marshall and his family lived upstairs and rented the first floor to a number of different tenants including at least one saloon.
During prohibition The Park House was home to a bakery and a candy store but as prohibition ended two local residents opened what was one of if not the first taverns to be licenced to sell alcohol in Pittsburgh.
The Park House was a shot and a beer neighborhood bar for much of its time until Zamir Zahavi took over operations and turned it into an amazing spot for food, drinks, and entertainment.
About Zamir Zahavi
Zamir “Falafel Master” Zahavi was born in Israel and has both Sephardi and Ashkenazi Jewish heritage. His mother was raised in the Caribbean and his father was Argentinian and so Zamir was raised on Curacao where his grandfather had worked for Royal Dutch Shell in the 1920s building their oil refinery.
Zamir’s mother and grandmother ran the only kosher deli in the Caribbean. They also sold beer and like Zamir they genuinely got to know their customers.
At the age of 19 Zamir moved to Pittsburgh where he earned a chemistry degree from the University of Pittsburgh. After settling briefly in Laredo, TX Zamir returned to Pittsburgh.
Back in Pittsburgh he owned Buff’s in Garfield (now the site of the Glass Lofts) for 15 years before relaunching The Park House as the city’s premiere bluegrass bar and one of the city’s first bars to focus so intensely on cultivating a solid craft beer selection.
Visit The Park House
Visit The Park House today for the best bar food on Pittsburgh’s Northside, an incredible selection of beers, coloring night, and free high-quality entertainment.
If you’re bringing parties larger than 4 people please be patient. All items are made to order by hand by the Falafel Master.
Check out the food menu here.
See what events are happening this week here.
Look at what’s on tap here.
Come color on Tuesdays and listen to amazing bluegrass music on Wednesdays – always free, just like the popcorn and peanuts.
What are you waiting for?
Get down here right now!