The Big List of Pirates’ home opener parties

All the food and drinks you could want before Friday’s first pitch.

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On Friday, baseball returns to Pittsburgh with the Pirates’ home opener at PNC Park. The game against the Atlanta Braves starts at 1:05 p.m., and you can get tickets here. 

Until then, as you daydream about ditching work to day drink and see the first pitch, we’ve got your guide to all the home opener parties.

As always, if we missed one, drop us a line.

If you’re going to the North Side…

Drink Bucco-themed beer

Beerhead Bar opens at 9 a.m, and in addition to Sweetwater Goin Coastal, Founders All Day, Brooklyn Summer and Victory Summer Love, they'll be serving North Country Bucco Blonde.

Where:Beerhead Bar at 110 Federal Street (North Shore)

When:April 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Opening Day Tailgate at Stage AE

Tailgate before first pitch with a party hosted by JD Green from Big 104.7 and live '90s music from The Clintones from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Coors Light specials and concessions will be available.

Where:Stage AE at 400 N Shore Drive (North Shore)

When:April 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

How much:Free

Bucco Home Opener at Allegheny City Brewing

Celebrate the home opener with eight handcrafted beers, food from Rolling Kitchen Food Truck and Plinko boards with prizes.

Where:Allegheny City Brewing at 507 Foreland Street (Deutschtown)

When:April 7, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

If you’re staying far from PNC Park…

Get a free chicken sandwich for the home opener

Go to Chick-fil-A in your official Pirates apparel and get a free original Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich.

Where:Participating Chick-fil-A locations

When:April 7, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Eat stadium food while watching the game … in Rankin

Don't want to trek to the North Shore? Watch the game in Rankin with stadium-inspired food including hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy and nachos. Plus, there are $2 Coors Light and $3 Sam Adams bottles.

Where:Steel Towne Inn at 1251 Wilkins Ave (Rankin)

When:April 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.