Pittsburgh with Friends
Collected by Max Power
With an emerging local food scene, a coffee culture to rival the coastline, and a tremendous cultural wealth in the form of museums, historical sites, and diverse neighborhoods, Pittsburgh is a little gem that’s big on substance.
2705 S Water St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA
I generally only visit Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh for special occasions, but it's really the perfect place for a celebration. They have the most fun German bands that play live music, complete with lederhosen and polka sing-alongs. Each month they tap...
1001 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
For a fun night out in Pittsburgh it's hard to beat watching the city's beloved hockey team, the Penguins, play at the Consol Energy Center. The arena is state of the art, the fans are enthusiastic and the pre- and post-game venues are lively and...
7227 Reynolds St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, USA
The old housing stock in Pittsburgh is one of the many things that make the city so charming. If you like exploring historical landmarks that can take you back in time, the Frick is a place to visit. The house tour is great—you will learn a lot...
5326 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, USA
Locals rave about this neighborhood bar being one of the friendliest in the city. I guess that’s completely to be expected—the place is, after all, named in reference to Step Brothers (yes, the 2008 comedy starring Will Ferrell and John C....
1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
The Senator John Heinz History Center, located in the Strip District, is a fantastic way to gain greater knowledge of and appreciation for local history, from a number of different perspectives. For the sports enthusiast (guilty), there's the...
Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Pennsylvania, USA
Whether you like to run, stroll or cycle, take advantage of the The Three Rivers Heritage Trail while in Pittsburgh. Stretching for 24 miles, the pedestrian path follows the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers across some beautiful space. Run...
1601 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Gaucho is a BYOB gem in the Strip District, serving up steak, pulled chicken, and chorizo sandwiches from a wood fire grill in a friendly atmosphere. It's a hole in the wall of a restaurant, without much seating—there's a wrap-around counter that...
649 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Established in 2011, this gastropub goes well beyond the staples that the name suggests. The menu is based on classics done right, with a number of modern twists, like their Wagyu flat iron steak, served with wasabi mashed potatoes, miso butter...
1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211, USA
I feel like Pittsburgh is one of the most underrated cities out there. Every time I go, I'm reminded how clean and vibrant it is and find something new to get excited about. I feel like the views of the skyline from the Duquesne and Monongahela...
60 21st St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Pamela's is a Pittsburgh establishment through and through, and has been serving up classic breakfast fare done well since the 1980s. If you're a hotcake lover, you owe it to yourself to check this place out—and make sure you order yourself a side...
539 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Not that one ever needs an excuse to have an ice cream cone, but Dream Cream provides a reason beyond simple pleasure—the 'Dream team' (see what I did there?) has a very unusual business model, which is based on funding community projects. They do...
1227 Monterey St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
Tucked into the Mexican War Streets, a picturesque neighborhood on Pittsburgh's North Side, sits the Monterey Pub, a cute Irish bar and restaurant in an old row house. There's always a seasonal brew on tap, the menu is extensive (and authentic)...
3525 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, USA
If you find yourself in the Steel City, do pay your homage to some terrific beer and far-better-than-pub-grub food at this church turned brewery. The beer gets brewed right there at the altar and the original pews are used as dining seating....
403 E Ohio St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
The Park House is not your typical pub—in addition to the food options (which include falafel that owner Zamir Zahavi prides himself on, as well as hummus and gyros), the Park House boasts over 80 craft beer options, with nearly 20 on draft. If...
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