73% love it
A little divey
This low-key happy hour spot transforms into a dance club with DJs and events.


    • samth0r
      samth0r Over a year ago
      Loves it

      all around greatness
      great spot to hold an event. great spot to just hang out. great food & service.

    • IndyFace
      IndyFace Over a year ago
      Loves it

      more women
      More lesbian geared than the other lgbt bars in the area. Pool tables, dart boards, dance floor, djs, food, what more can you ask for? Hey also have a downstairs bar that has a second dancefloor and stage. A lot of drag shows and performances happen downstairs so there is usually a cover for downstairs. I prefer to stay upstairs because of the pool tables.

    • piercedm4m
      piercedm4m Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great FOOD - Great People - Awesome Place
      This is the place to go in the early evening for some really good food (big portions - great prices) and have some cocktails or go on the weekend when it super busy with everyone movin to the music. Parking is not plentyful but if you don't mind walking a block or two you'll find a place. The owners are so super nice and take time to talk to their customers. I love supporting this bar. I'm a guy and this is mostly a women's bar but I've never felt uncomfortable yet. It's a YES for Me and don't forget to try some of their food or munchies.

    • suitman
      suitman Over a year ago
      Hates it

      large bar
      large bar full of women trying to be men

    • bFlay24
      bFlay24 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Um...D- for effort?
      I almost hate to review this place badly, but it kinda sucks on every level. It is in an exceptionally awkward location with only a little on street parking. The bar is limited selection, the lesbians resent men PERIOD! I believe the owners/management intend to be all inclusive, but apparently don't communicate that to the staff. I suppose the ambience is "neighborhood bar" versus "meat market" which would be nice if the drinks were better, priced well, and the staff weren't so persistently unpleasant. As it is, this place isn't worth its inconveniences.

    • BTM
      BTM Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Roulett Drink Prices
      When your drink price keeps going up..even when you give nice's time to move on. The fat straight man at the end of the bar gawking at the women all night...where does he fit in. Hard to find parking...who wants to walk a block though that ghetto location. Food is good though. order take out

    • ButchAngel4u
      ButchAngel4u Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Cattivo Is Most Awesome!

    • Saturn
      Saturn Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Get over yourself and have fun
      If you can enjoy yourself without looking for a hookup or someone to make fun of, then this place is awesome... Its not the most awesome of designs, it doesn't have top of the line sound... But the drinks are good (try being NICE to the bar tenders) and the people are fun... And they play the same types of music everyone else does... So just relaxe and do your thing... (^_^)

    • Cattivo
      Dont be misled by gay men when it comes to Cattivo. Yes, Cattivo is a more lesbian dominated bar..but thats only because gay men do not go there as much. Its not that they are not welcome its that they dont come. Cattivo is an excellent bar opening its doors to anyone willing to walk in. For lesbians, yes, Cattivo is one of the nicest bars in Pittsburgh but also it is a clean, fun bar with delicious food. If your drinks are too watered down, ask for less ice..or actually drink it when you order it rather than 20mins later..drinks dont last forever.

      LITTLEMAMA143 Over a year ago
      Hates it


    • disovrtheciti
      disovrtheciti Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Don't Bother
      It's nice to have a place that's made for an all lesbian crowd, but everytime I go there I have to wait for at least 10 minutes to get service at the bar and the place is basically an abandoned buidling with a boombox for music. Not my idea of a nice bar/club.

    • Butrrcup
      Butrrcup Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A different flavor from other bars
      Cattivo is a neighborhood-type bar, most nights it is relatively empty. But Wednesday and Saturday, it is packed full of lesbians of all ages and flavors. In my opinion, it's a welcome break from the gay-male-dominated polished and pretentious bars we have so many of here in the Burgh. Donny's, the "other lesbian bar," is choked with young drama-centric lezzies with some sort of obsession with cocked baseball caps. True, the crowd at Cattivo is a little older, but some of us *want* that. Staff are friendly and drinks are reasonably priced. Food is great "bar food" and the pizza is awesome.

    • CaliKidd
      CaliKidd Over a year ago
      Hates it

      SO SO
      Its not that its a bad club. I guess if you are from the area, and perhaps thirty years old then this club would be great! There are nice people there. No Lie. But there was something missing from the club. It may have been the music. It may have been the people. But it was something that had "Ellen DeGeneres" intro. dance written all over it. If you can find a more modern club.. then do so.

    • suprise123
      suprise123 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great Place!
      Don't be misled by a discriminating gay man. Cattivo is great bar. Get to know the owners. They are really nice people. A place like this has been long awaited. I have been patronizing since they opened in May. The lesbians have always been there & they don't bother anyone. Everyone has a great time, male & female. The last time I looked, a business is created to make money. From what I hear, they were a very successful straight bar. Try the food!!!!!

    • barfly
      barfly Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Way To USE The Gay Community..
      This bar is a failed straight bar in Pittsburgh. It was also closed as a nusance bar before it reopened it's doors trying to lure in the gay male. The gays refused to call it home so it in an attempt to make money from the gay dollar opened it's doors to lesbians. The bar is owned by straights and is located on a tucked away street in Lawrencville. I'd rather hang out at the bars on Liberty Ave.. They are ALL new and much more of a mixed crowd.