Much of the Monterey Pub’s charm comes from its neighborhood north Pittsburgh’s Mexican War district. It’s a small grid of streets lined with 18th-century red brick homes, most of which are restored to their original gas-lamp glory. This Irish pub, with its carved mahogany booths, fireplace, and cozy little bar, serves pub fare like burgers, nachos, and fried cheese curds. It’s not the place for cocktails; there are some wines, but the drink menu is mainly rotating drafts of domestic and craft beers. The pub is closed Sundays, and the kitchen only serves food after 5:00 p.m.