PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It was a Super Bowl Sunday like no other, especially for bars and restaurants in Pittsburgh.
Some bars had a decent number of customers, others weren’t very busy and some restaurants were closed.
One restaurant that was open on Sunday evening was Mike’s Beer Bar on the north coast. We saw smaller crowds with 50% capacity in the state.
“I’m surprised there aren’t more people here, but I think I’m fine with that,” said Marissa Lyerly. “We wore our masks and we have hand sanitizer, we keep our distance.”
Customers were still making the most of the night.
“This is our first Super Bowl together, just special,” said Zach Smith.
It wasn’t easy to find places to watch the game.
“We had a man who was his 7th stop here on the North Shore before he found a bar that was open so she should tell you something,” said Eric Claus, manager at Mike’s Beer Bar. to be open and have the amount that we have. I’m sorry it’s not the Steelers in the Super Bowl, but it’s still the Super Bowl and I’m still happy to be open and to work. “
In Cupkas Cafe II on the south side nothing has changed this year, and that is the love of the people for football and tradition.
“This is my son here and he lives a few blocks away. This is what we do, we’ve been doing this for the past 3 years, and we met on Super Bowl Sunday. Just hang out, have a beer, eat some grand piano and watch the game, ”said Jeff Katarski.
The big game created a sense of normalcy during these difficult times.
“We’re trying to get back to normal life. We wanted to see the game. We love this bar so there’s no better place to look right now, ”said Darnell Harris.