R Bar Dormont – On the Corner of Blues & Rock n’ Roll!

(No Cover Charge Ever!)

Thanks for visiting R Bar Dormont! Pittsburgh’s “coolest and friendliest live rock and blues music bar”.  As music lovers, we’re glad we get to share the best Pittsburgh blues bar music the area has to offer.  (Please see our schedule).

We have weekly blues and rock bands, an Open Stage on Wednesdays and even a Karaoke night,  where all are welcome to stop on by and join in on the fun! We’re open 365 days a year and hoping to see you soon!

Gary, Debi & Rachel Hodill


Upcoming & Regularly Scheduled Events


Saturday, January 7, 2017 – 9:30 PM!

Ron and the Rumpshakers

The band is made up of five local, accomplished musicians, who each have over 25 years of experience in the Pittsburgh and tri-state area. Ron has opened for national acts such as Robbie Krieger of The Doors and Mark Farner of Grand Funk. Our band performs an upbeat mix of high energy Blues, R&B and Funk. We get crowds on their feet to dance, party, and enjoy your place of business.

Saturday, January 14, 2017 – 9:30 PM!

Chrome Moses Band

Chrome Moses is a three piece rock and roll band with roots in blues and gospel. They are a modern take on the great power trios of the sixties and seventies. A Chrome Moses set consists of a tight, rhythmic engine that drives fiery lead guitar. Together these elements comprise original rock and roll that is as refreshing as it is exhilarating. From rock clubs to festival stages Chrome Moses has been gaining notoriety as a must see act, with fans marveling at the enormity of a unique sound that comes from only three players.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 – 9:30 PM!

The Jimmy Adler band

“Guaranteed excitement for fans of straight-ahead blues guitar.” Blues Revue Magazine

Playing original blues music that is steeped in the traditions of Chicago Blues, West-Coast Jazzy Jump, and other Americana traditions. Jimmy’s guitar style features a blend of clean fat tones and raunchy slide guitar.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 – 9:30 PM!

Blues Bombers with Patrick Scanga

Patrick Scanga on vocals, Chris Patarini on Sax, Frank Giove on Guitar, Don Czaplicki on Bass, and Kurt “Junior Smoke” Steinle on drums.

The Blue Bombers are a Pittsburgh tradition. Since its cracking debut in 1986 at the legendary Gene’s, the band’s been laying down a unique blend of blues and R&B for almost a quarter century.

Every Wednesday – 8 PM!

Open Stage Night with Craig King’s Hump Day Band

Featuring Pittsburgh’s talented masters of pop, rock, blues, funk and jazz ready to jam with one and all! Bring your instruments or your voice to get down with us, or just listen and have an incredibly good time with old friends and new.

Our jam sessions keep music lovers, aspiring and accomplished musicians from all around coming back week after week to join in on the fun and we hope to see you too!

You never know what other Pittsburgh blues bar legend may show up to add their talents to the mix to make each Open Stage a unique experience to remember on Hump Day!

Every Sunday – 6 PM – 9 PM!

Billy the Kid & The Regulators Sunday Service Jam with Special Guest Every Week
See schedule for dates

R Bar is pleased to announce a new addition to our weekly band lineup of talented blues and rock music performances!

Billy The Kid & The Regulators will be appearing every Sunday evening with a Special Guest Artist of the week. Spread the word and bring some friends, or make some new ones ready to face the week with a smile on your face!!!

Bio: Billy the Kid & The Regulators won over the Blues Society of Western Pa taking first place honors among the acts at the Blues Challenge in Pittsburgh in 2013 earning them a spot at the 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. The Band competed with acts from all over the world in Memphis January 22-25, 2014, earning them the 3rd Place Win among the best blues bands in the world!

Every First Friday of the Month – 9 PM!

Karaoke Night!!!
See schedule for dates

Loads of fun! You too can be an R Bar Star!
What Happens at Karaoke Stays at Karaoke… 🙂