Q&A with Rivers Club Bar Manager, Rudy Mogush
As a private club, we make an effort to appeal to the needs of our diverse membership—families, executives, business professionals, retirees, and guests. Part of that includes offering both a formal dining option and our more casual Pub. Both provide the same exceptional service and high-quality food and drink options you’d expect from your Rivers Club. However, which one you choose many depend upon your mood or reason for visiting on any particular day.
- Need to set up dinner with an important client visiting from out of town?
- Looking to relax over a beer with some colleagues?
- Celebrating a family birthday?
The great news is that you have options!
Enjoy a more casual dress code when you visit the Pub and relax over dinner and drinks while watching one of our three high definition TVs. During happy hour (5 to 7 p.m.) on weekdays, you receive $1 off all alcoholic beverages, while Members Only can enjoy the hospitality table just outside the Pub. We vary the appetizers daily so stop by often.
For some more insight, check out this Q&A with our Bar Manager, Rudy Mogush.
Q: What kind of beverage offerings are available at the pub?
A: We have a fairly standard bar setup, but we also offer a number of local products from Wigle Whiskey, Maggie’s Farm Rum, Boyd & Blair, Full Pint Brewing, Rivertowne Brewing, and Church Brew Works.
Q: What are your recommendations for guests in regards to:
A: Favorite beer? We always have a selection of seasonal beers. As we have phased out the pumpkin offerings, we’re receiving a selection of winter beers, so be sure to stop in and try them!
A: Favorite wine? We offer high-end wines by the glass in our wine station, including four white and four red which we change regularly.
A: Specialty cocktail? Right now we’re offering a Manhattan made with Wigle Whiskey aging in a 10 Litre oak barrel. A perfect choice to get you in the holiday spirit!
Q: Tell us more about the Napa Technologies Wine Station.
A: We use an Argon gas system to keep the wine fresh for up to six weeks. It operates similar to a draft beer system. The argon gas is pumped into the bottle pushing the wine out, ensuring you get a fresh glass every time.
Q: How long have you been tending bar at the Rivers Club? How long have you been bartending in general?
A: I have been with the Rivers Club for a year, and tending bar for 25 years total.
Q: What is your favorite part of the Pub?
A: I love meeting our members and introducing them to new products. If you want to sample something, don’t hesitate to ask. It’s the best way to make a switch from your same-old standby beverage.
Q: What are the hours of operation?
A: The dining level closes at 2 p.m. on Mondays because we are not open for dinner. We close at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and 9 p.m. on Wednesdays through Fridays.
Q: What kind of events are normally held in the Pub?
A: We regularly have guest bartenders and often host trivia nights. In fact, the Young Executives just hosted a “Merry-Oke” event (where ugly Christmas sweater party meets karaoke). Look for another trivia night coming up in February!
For more information, call the Club at 412-391-5227.
Be sure to come in and check out the latest offerings in the pub. Or, contact us with any questions or to make a reservation today!