Jailhouse Saloon: A Thirsty Thursday destination

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By: Jimmy Jacks

Located on 929 5th Avenue in Coraopolis, Jailhouse Saloon is a favorite of students at Robert Morris University and an underrated place to visit on a Thursday night.

Per the establishment’s website, Jailhouse Saloon “has all your favorites, including a variety of hoagies, hotdogs, salads, pizza, and the famous Jailhouse Gyro.”

On price alone, the place is loaded with value.  With Domestic Drafts, Rum and Cokes, and Vodka and Cranberry for just 93¢ on Thursday from 9:30-11:30 p.m., it’s hard not to consider going out to Coraopolis for an evening.

Atmosphere wise, the second floor is where the action is.  Upon entering, a DJ booth is present.  The bar is on the far side of the room and can get crowded.  It definitely takes a while to get a drink or two, so it is highly recommended that you arrive at the start of the special and get your fill before the rush comes in.  With a dance floor and tables to gather around, it has just enough space for you to find a place to relax or dance.  The bathrooms are large enough to accommodate you, and more importantly, they are clean.

Whereas quality is concerned, the place has its charm, but it lacks in a few areas.  Recent renovations have made the place look like more than a complete dive bar, but the bartenders can get short and temperamental as the rush picks up.

Overall, this is a place that we would definitely recommend.  It’s a nice balance of enjoying a cheap night out without feeling like you’re in an unsafe or dirty dive bar.

More details on hours, specials and more:

Open Everyday 11-2 a.m.

*Note:  Specials are subject to change from week to week, but they are known to be pretty standard each week.

Domestic Pitchers $8 All Day

Monday

Miller Lite Bottles $2 until Midnight

Half Off Happy Hour:  5-7 p.m.

1/2 Steak Hoagie and Fries $6.99

Tuesday

16 oz. Miller Lite Drafts $2 till Midnight

Half Off Happy Hour:  5-7 p.m.

1/2 Italian Hoagie & Fries $6.99

Wednesday

Corona Bottles $3 till Midnight

Half Off Happy Hour:  5-7 p.m.

99¢ Tacos

Thursday

DJ Curt Cool:  9pm-2am

Mad Tight 90’s Night:  9:30-11:30 p.m.

93¢ Domestic Drafts

93¢ Rum and Cokes

93¢ Vodka and Cranberry

Half Off Happy Hour:  5-7 p.m.

$4.99 Jailhouse Gyro

Friday

DJ Budro:  9:30pm-2:00am

Killians 20 oz. Big Mug Drafts $2.00 until Midnight

Half Off Happy Hour:  5-7 p.m.

Fish Sandwich $8.99 – Shrimp $7.99

Make it a platter with slaw & fries only $1.99 more.

Saturday

Lion’s Head 16 oz. Bottles $1.50 until Midnight

Half Off Happy Hour:  9-11pm

Bacon Cheeseburger and Fries $6.99

Sunday

KrAzy KarAoke with DJ Curt Cool:  9pm-2am

Bud Light Bottles $2.00 until Midnight

69¢ Wings All Day

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