The Clark Bar across from Heinz field...
Is shutting down on Sunday for a huge DALLAS COWBOY party. Yep, it is true. I did not believe it myself until I called them. They said the bar was closing for a private cowboy party.
Don't ever give them your business.
Find a bunch of STEELERS fans to crasht he party.
Seriously, I find it hard to believe they are doing this.
503 Martindale St # 5
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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At least call and voice your disaproval.
Cowboy fans taunted for saddling up in Steeler bar
Dallas Cowboys fans are a pack of sissies.
At least that's how a Steelers fan characterized Cowboys supporters who have staked out the Clark Bar and Grill near Heinz Field for what's being billed as the "Ultimate Tailgate Party" on Sunday afternoon. The Steelers and Cowboys renew their storied rivalry with a 4:15 p.m. kickoff in the North Shore stadium.
After news got out that the Clark Bar, a popular watering hole for Steeler Nation patrons, was reserved for a private, pre-game Cowboys celebration from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., football fan Web sites lit up with insults being hurled faster than Ben Roethlisberger spirals to the gut."Of course Cowboy fans need to tailgate indoors, so Steelers fans may simply stay in the parking lot and just feel sad for the sissies instead," wrote a Black and Gold blogger.
Memphissteelergirl chimed in: "There are hundreds of bars across the country that do the same thing for Steeler fans and fans of other teams ... what's the difference, except these folks are fans of the hated Cowgirls."
Considering the heated talk, the Clark Bar is beefing up security for the $35-per-person party for about 200 Cowboys supporters arriving from Dallas, but no trouble is expected, said Clark Bar manager Chad Jordon.
Maximum Sports Connection, a Dallas travel agency that caters to Cowboys fans, booked the Clark Bar as part of a package. The "Ultimate Tailgate Party" for Dallas fans includes hot dogs, hamburgers, wings, fries and two drink tickets. The bar is closed to the public during the event.
"Screw'em; let them have their fun," a blogger from Pittsburgh wrote. "If you are that close to the stadium, wouldn't you rather have kielbasas and an Iron with one of your 60,000+ friends in the paring lot? I would, including the Iron."
Steelers fans, some of them obviously upset, called the bar Friday to protest the Cowboys' invasion of Steelers' turf, Jordon said.
"We're not trying to shun anybody from out of town," Jordon said. "We treat people how we would expect our fans to be treated if they went to another city."
Bartender Andy Lamatrice, an ardent Steelers supporter, said it doesn't bother her at all to wait on a Cowboys party.
"Some of the nicest fans I've waited on are out-of-town fans," she said. "We've waited on different kinds of fans for years and years, and we've never had a problem. We joke back and forth: 'We're going to beat you,' 'No, we're going to beat you.' It's all in good fun."
On the gridiron, Dallas holds a 15-14 series lead over Pittsburgh. In the game that counts most, though, the Steelers beat the Cowboys in two out of three Super Bowl meetings.
The Steelers (9-3) are favored by 3 points against Dallas (8-4).