PITTSBURGH, PA — The Allegheny County Health Department has shut down Lefty’s, a popular bar on Penn Avenue in the Strip District, because of multiple violations of the state’s coronavirus restrictions on bars and restaurants.

The posted COVID-19 indoor capacity of the facility is 22 persons. During a recent inspection, 33 people were present inside the bar, not including those waiting in line for takeout drinks. Twelve people were observed in the designated outdoor dining area on the sidewalk directly in front of the bar; six were seated, six standing. That violated an estimated maximum of seven people seated outside on the sidewalk.

Patrons were seen consuming alcohol after completing their meals. The bartender stated that customers where waiting for meals, but was unable to provide proof.


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