Washington County is located in southwestern Pennsylvania and falls within the Pittsburgh Metro Area. There is absolutely no nightlife or thriving party spots in Washington. The only establishments that do carry a crowd are private and nationally recognized such as the Elks and Bears clubs.
Washington does have a few local bars that have been a staple of the local drinking community for decades. The majority of the patrons who flock to these urban saloons consist of townies and the occasional out-of-town day laborers. However,
Washington and Jefferson College is fixed directly in the center of town. As a result, a number of college students frequent pubs such as Ernie’s Freestyle,The Main Street Brew House, and Maryz Inn.
In my early twenties, I would often stumble in and out of one specific watering hole in the neighborhood. Originally, it was called “Maggie’s Pub.” A change of ownership took place about eight years ago and now the bar is called the “Tuscan Tavern.” It’s a relatively long and narrow bar but the layout leaves you with a feeling of claustrophobia. That is, unless you pregame prior to arrival. For the most part, the staff is friendly and the regulars keep to themselves.
On Thursdays, the TT hosts a band which isn’t all that disappointing. The upstairs loft is remodeled and there is a bar too. The drinks are a little pricy and the bathroom a little small but on the whole, it’s a nice place to pull up a stool.