Moondog’s Pub

PHONE: (412) 828-2040

Moondog’s, founded and managed by Ron Esser, has presented national and local blues and rock artists for over 20 years in its small intimate club setting.

Owner Ron Esser, the ” Big Dog”, got his start in the music business managing the Graffiti Showcase Lounge in Pittsburgh for five years during the 1980s. Esser opened Moondog’s in 1990 next door to his family’s Starlite Lounge restaurant on the main drag of the tiny 1,400 person mill town of Blawnox. Three miles North of Pittsburgh on the banks of the Allegheny River, Blawnox was named after the town’s one time employer the Blaw-Knox Steel Company.

The giant giant dog bone sign above the sidewalk calls attention to Moondog’s. Inside there is a large oval shaped bar on the left, tables on the right and a deep floor level stage in the back. The room holds about 150 people. The right side stage wall has a mural of musicians painted as dog caricatures.

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  • Address
    378 Freeport Road, Blawnox, PA 15238 United States