The name might be confusing, but there’s no mistaking the deliciousness of the menu at Someone Else’s Bar.
Located on Willow Ave. just down the road from Alvern Gardens, Place Seville, and Sleepy Hollow, the dive is named for its owner, Else Franzmann. There’s no smoking, and the whole locale is family friendly. The most unusual part (other than the name, of course)? There’s a candy dish (or two, or three) at every table. Think peanut M&Ms instead of the regular bar peanuts. Also Twizzlers. But make sure you leave room for your actual meal.
Besides serving fish-n-mac on the last Friday of every month, Tuesday night is Burger Night. Every Tuesday, Someone Else’s Bar serves up the “5th best burger in Pittsburgh” (according to their website) for just $8.
The Blazing Saddle burger, for example, has just the right amount of heat, and it’s beautifully balanced with the homemade chips. The chips are crispy, crunchy perfection.
But it’s not all about the burgers, this menu is full of classics. The steak quesadilla was elegantly assembled and perfectly portioned. We had it with a side of sweet potato fries. On trend and tasty.
Chi Quach, assistant property manager of Alvern Gardens, loves going to Burger Night, but he also recommends the chicken wings and chicken quesadillas. He says, “it’s a very family oriented place,” and he sends all new residents down to check it out. After all, nothing makes you feel more at home in a new neighborhood than joining the fold of locals at the pub. Even though it’s called Someone Else’s Bar, it’s definitely everyone’s bar. No wonder it’s always packed.