21. Squirrel Hill Cafe

City: Pittsburgh
School: CMU
Address: 5802 Forbes Ave.
Website: n/a

Those in the know call it the Squirrel Cage, or The Cage for short. The smoky, well-stocked near-corner spot attracts the artsy, bohemian types from nearby Carnegie Mellon. You'll find few computer geeks here; they're too busy having LAN tournaments. If you're passing through Pittsburgh, you'll want to muscle up to the bar here and shoot the shit, i.e. talk about Derrida, with cutely tattooed writers and actors.