Lucky's (Real Luck Cafe)

81% love it
Mixed, casual crowd
Drink, eat pizza, and listen to the jukebox downstairs. Upstairs has disco, 80's music, Ms. Pac Man and go-go boys.


    • peteinpa001
      peteinpa001 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      5 Strippers
      Excellent. All 6 were in excellent shape and 2 had a wonderful firm packages. Bring dollars! Lol

    • Brentah1
      Brentah1 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Very friendly, inviting bar. Great service and good times. Chris, the dancer utterly hot, handsome, courteous....he made my night. If anyone can help me become FB friends with him...let me know.

    • Mikel.kungpao
      Mikel.kungpao Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Smokers heaven
      3 floors. 1st floor was large. Smokers everywhere. 2nd floor.. Was very tiny but 2 large bathrooms. One of the bathrooms.. Their was a few guys in a single stall having fun. 3rd floor.. Was pretty large and dark. Had a dance floor and pretty hot young nude men dancing. It was filled with cigarette smoke and no way to avoid it even though they had a few ceiling fans. I couldn't stand the smoke and was having breathing issues. Thus the night ended short. If your a nonsmoker... Avoid this place.

    • Diane1961
      Diane1961 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun crowd, personable male strippers , cheap pizza, vintage atmosphere, dogs allowed
      This place is open 7 days a week. Simple and fun. The crowd was very welcoming. I'm not gay though. Free popcorn. I was able to bring my pet! A real bonus I didn't like paying with cash but that is the rules

    • piercedm4m
      piercedm4m Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Can't Believe It's Still Existing
      The big crowds are mostly gone except here and then, the strippers are getting a bit better but the music stinks, even the bartenders want a new DJ.. They don't take credit cards so you have to mess with cash. The place not been remodeled in YEARS. Very dirty, dingy and just plain unkept. If it wasn't one of the original bars in Pittsburgh I likely won't go but there are many nice people that go there so I stop by everyone once in awhile. Not a must on the 'to do' list.

    • ctrever23
      ctrever23 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      No website and a half ass Facebook
      How are people supposed to know what goes on from night to night? What is your schedule of events each week? Are you even open during the week? This isn't the 80's. You gotta have a web presence.

    • anndouble
      anndouble Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Nancy Dott
      I was here as a guest I loved it..or loved her. While I was there the bar had male go go boys, guess that would be a cool thing if male. Beer was cold, pool table was fun!

    • Thad4Phila
      Thad4Phila Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Only in Pittsburgh.
      Happy Hour is surprisingly fun here. Even if there are only a few people you can have a good drink, listen and talk and feel right at home. When the upstairs opens it's worth going up to try to see the go-go boys. It is pretty dark. The music is good. But I was much less creeped out downstairs; I'm not really a old pervert, I just resemble one. Downstairs is relaxed, comfortable, and uniquely Pittsburgh. Within an hour you'll know if you want to move there yesterday or if you never want to be within 200 miles of the town again. Or anything in between.

    • madamemim1
      madamemim1 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      It is what it Is..
      Lucky's is just one of those bars that are stuck in a time warp. You walk in a side entrance and to your left is the old jukebox playing Britney Spears and a clock hanging just above that is set a tad fast to speed up last call. The place hasn't been remodeled ever - I think.. But that is okay. This place has two floors and the second floor is where the DJ spins and the naked go-go boys dance on the bar. It can be quite fun to go with a group of friends and drink low shelf drinks and watch the spectacle in front of you. It's old time gay meeting a curiosity for the new. Sometimes being stuck in a time warp is okay.

    • DCRAIG26
      DCRAIG26 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fairly nice place
      I was there the end of September on a Saturday night. The downstairs bar was not busy at all then I found the upstairs and chilled out in a corner for a bit but after my 2nd drink I was more relaxed. The nude go-go boys were hot and very friendly and if you asked them a question they would answer it truthfully. It was pretty full with a mixed crowd up stairs. If I must suggest a good drink to have try the upstairs long island iced tea they were so good and will get you tipsy really fast. The rest room downstairs sucked it was very dirty and disgusting however the upstairs restroom is a much improvement. The bar itself was not what I expected it to be for my very first visit it needs cleaned up and a new floor plan so the boys don't have to dance on the bar and step on the nasty spilled drinks. Other than those items the boys and the drinks were the best. I just wished one of the dancers would have came home with me he had the perfect body.

    • BBwannabe
      BBwannabe Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Get Lucky at Lucky's :)
      Lucky's (AKA the Real Luck Cafe) is a neighborhood gay bar and cafe with two floors and a back deck. Note that you need to enter through the back door (of the bar, that is!) off the deck. Upstairs is another bar with hot nude dancer boys (from 10 pm 'til 1 am) and a smallish dance floor. I was there on Sat. 7/18/09. The patrons were mostly guys, and there were quite a few cute ones. Drinks were cheap, and there was no cover charge. Downstairs there were only a few guys, despite it being a Saturday, but upstairs it was pretty crowded around the bar, with only a few people on the dance floor. A word of warning though: Don't touch the dancer boys or you may get thrown out!

    • nizzle77
      nizzle77 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Poor Service
      I am a waiter and have been for 10 years and I have never been to a place where the employees are so rude. The doorman/bartender Kevin (I believe) checked my ID with a fine tooth comb, pulling me off to the side in a stern, unfriendly way. I understand the importance of checking ID's but I didn't know you had to act like a stern police officer, and the fact he is unattractive makes it all the worse. The dancers look to be on crack/cocaine and act as if they are better than everyone when, in fact, that is far from ther case.. Hate this place

    • BuffaloGuy
      BuffaloGuy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Very friendly bar
      We were visiting Pittsburgh from out of town. We went to Lucky's after leaving one of the other bars. Local patrons were very friendly and engaging. We were introduced to people and invited to play darts. Had a very positive experience. Found the upstairs bar to be fun. The building is older and a bit of a dive, but that adds to its charm.

    • luvnlthr69
      luvnlthr69 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      very mixed crowd?
      No, more like scary, hag in a corner, didnt know what was on the bar, Star wars on acid,, good time tho........ROFLMAOPMP

    • Where Everybody Knows Your Name....
      I've always thought of Lucky's as a "Gay Cheers" because most of the people that come here- everyone really does know their names! Lucky's is the kind of bar that you can return to and has a friendlier-than-usual staff. I have seen many times where the staff have went out of their way to serve their patrons- unlike many gay bars in Pittsburgh. Anyone who gives Lucky's a thumbs down needs to stop by more than just one nite. I agree to some it may seem on the darker side but the place does grow on you. You never know who you will run into and it has a diverse crowd. I've been going to Lucky's since '99 and still drop by a few times a month, and I'm not a barfly... One thing I can say about this place: You can sit down beside a stranger and have a decent conversation and they don't act all stuck up like in many gay bars. Come as you are-- that's all the Lucky's crowd asks of anyone =)))