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Old 08-08-2019, 12:06 PM
 
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Well it also smelled like grease pretty bad back then as well. It was a very small place with good beer for a good price. It was so laid back. Now it is super busy and people running everywhere. That is what I meant when I said it encapsulates Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh seemed more laid back years ago and now it is busy and more intense.

Of course maybe I am just getting older. I won't overlook that possibility, hence I posted it here to get a feel if anyone else felt the same way. Might just be my age.

Yeah in terms of age I think we all might feel like that and not realize it. Were times more laid back or were we? I think a little of both. Best thing I learned with age is not taking things personal. I now know I am in control of my situation, dont like something or someone easy enough to move on. Unless you are my immediate family you have no impact on my life so why let it get to you. There is enough drama already in life, dont need to try and find more.
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Old 08-08-2019, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Downtown Cranberry Twp.
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Well it also smelled like grease pretty bad back then as well. It was a very small place with good beer for a good price. It was so laid back. Now it is super busy and people running everywhere. That is what I meant when I said it encapsulates Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh seemed more laid back years ago and now it is busy and more intense.

Of course maybe I am just getting older. I won't overlook that possibility, hence I posted it here to get a feel if anyone else felt the same way. Might just be my age.
If you want cheap and laid back, you’re ready for Cole’s Tavern in Wexford, or a local VFW or similar club.
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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If you want cheap and laid back, you’re ready for Cole’s Tavern in Wexford, or a local VFW or similar club.
Love that place. No stools at the bar, you stand!
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:44 PM
 
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Love that place. No stools at the bar, you stand!

good way to avoid overserving, you fall over you are cut off.
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Speaking of similarly named places, Packs and Dogs in Mt. Washington has gone incredibly downhill too. New owners bought the place in late 2017 IIRC and have almost entirely killed it. Limited selection, got rid of the outdoor seating, and you can get just about anything they have there down the hill at the distributor on 51 in a 6 pack or by the can.

If I'm on the other side of the river(s), I do appreciate Hal's Bottle Shop. They have great food too.
I always play the "guess how many people will be in P&D" game when I walk down Shiloh. I don't think I have seen more than about 5 and most often its 2 or less. I can't believe they are still open. Hopefully they sell sooner than later or at least turn their customer service around.
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:35 AM
 
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this was a quality boomer rant. yikes

didn't the owner of d's do blackface? rough times for regent square
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Old 08-09-2019, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Downtown Cranberry Twp.
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Love that place. No stools at the bar, you stand!
Buddy’s Lounge in North Park was also a classic. Didn’t get any more laid back than that place.
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Old 08-09-2019, 02:18 PM
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Location: Pittsburgh
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this was a quality boomer rant. yikes

didn't the owner of d's do blackface? rough times for regent square
I think melenials complain WAY more than any boomer or someone of my age an X'er. All I hear about from young is how expensive it is getting and real estate is out of reach. Nah, I think it is just more of a rant about Pittsburgh is getting crowded and much more aggressive, with emphasis on the aggressive part. I also mentioned it could be my getting older, so I actually think before I type. I suggest you do the same as it doesn't make any sense.
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Old Today, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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Personally, I feel for that generation. Most have a ton of debt from College loans. Some in the amount of my first mortgage. Life was not as hard for most boomers. Jobs were plentiful and Healthcare was a given.
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