The Oldest Bar Near Pittsburgh Has A Fascinating History
By Beth Price-Williams|Published March 02, 2018
A professional writer for more than two decades, Beth has lived in nearly a dozen states – from Missouri and Virginia to Connecticut and Vermont – and Toronto, Canada. In addition to traveling extensively in the U.S. and the U.K., she has a BA in Journalism from Point Park University (PA), a MA in Holocaust & Genocide Studies from Stockton University (NJ), and a Master of Professional Writing from Chatham University (PA). A writer and editor for Only In Your State since 2016, Beth grew up in and currently lives outside of Pittsburgh and when she’s not writing or hanging out with her bunnies, budgies, and chinchilla, she and her daughter are out chasing waterfalls.
History’s just about everywhere you look in the Burgh. Stroll around downtown when you’ve got some spare time. You’ll encounter plenty of historical landmarks, restaurants, and other attractions that have their own tales to tell. Even Pittsburgh’s bars have their own storied histories. We’ve already journeyed to The Original Oyster House (the city’s oldest restaurant) and Park Tavern (Pittsburgh’s oldest bar). Today, let’s go to Jean Bonnet Tavern, perhaps the oldest bar near Pittsburgh.