Cocktails at the 1952 Carnegie International. Photo: Henry L. Bloom

Hotels

 

Fairmont Pittsburgh
Distinctive guest services in a luxury setting, and located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s business, cultural and retail hub.
AAA 4 Diamond Rating
510 Market Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Renaissance
Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, close to Heinz Field and PNC Park. 
AAA 4 Diamond Rating
107 6th Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222
 
Residence Inn, Oakland
Free, fast internet, complimentary breakfast, and spacious suites for temporary stays. 
3 star
3896 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh PA 15213
 
Omni William Penn
A very elegant and historic Pittsburgh location, with services from high-speed internet to afternoon tea. 
AAA 4 Diamond Rating
530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh PA 15219
 
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
Very conveniently located close to the the Carnegie Museum of Art. 
3 ½ star
100 Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213
 
Hilton Garden Inn 
Ideally located within a mile of the Museum of Art. 
3 star
3454 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Food

OAKLAND

Legume/Butterjoint
Legume offers a seasonal menu that changes daily. Dinner can also be enjoyed at the attached bar area, Butterjoint, along with bespoke cocktails. (Lunch/Dinner, $8–30)
214 North Craig Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213
 
Lucca’s
Conventional, solid Italian food is available right on Craig Street for both lunch and dinner. Pasta, salads, seafood, and steaks. (Lunch/Dinner, $18–36)
317 South Craig Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213
 
Spice Island Tea House
Indonesian food with a wine and beer list, conveniently located close to Carnegie Museum of Art. (Lunch/Dinner, $9–14)
253 Atwood Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213 
 
Ali Baba
Authentic Middle Eastern food right on Craig Street. (Lunch/Dinner, $4–15) BYOB
404 South Craig Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213
 
Las Palmas
Streetside grill and bodega, featuring made-on-the-spot tacos. (Lunch/Dinner, $2)
326 Atwood Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213
 
Conflict Kitchen
A take-out restaurant that only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict. The food is served out of a take-out style storefront that rotates identities every six months to highlight another country. (Lunch/Dinner)
Schenley Plaza, across from the Cathedral of Learning
 
 
EAST LIBERTY
 
BRGR
Every kind of burger and milkshake you can imagine. BRGR puts creative twists on the classic American combo. (Lunch/Dinner, $8–13)
5997 Penn Circle South, Pittsburgh PA 15206
 
Plum
Enjoy a wide variety of Asian cuisine, from Chinese, Thai, Japanese, and Southeast Asian. Plum is vegan and vegetarian friendly. (Lunch/Dinner, $13–21) BYOB
5996 Penn Circle South, Pittsburgh PA 15206
 
Oh Yeah! Ice Cream and Coffee
Waffles all day every day. Design your own waffle from a huge list of flavors and fillings, and don’t forget the ice cream on top. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, $4–6)
232 South Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15206
 
Union Pig and Chicken
Hearty helpings of classic barbeque and beer. (Lunch/Dinner, $11–20)
220 North Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15206
 
Kelly’s Bar and Lounge
Eclectic food, great drinks and atmosphere. (Dinner, $5–10)
6012 Penn Circle South, Pittsburgh PA 15206
 
Noodlehead
Delicious Thai noodles and soups. (Lunch/Dinner, $6–9) BYOB
242 South Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15206
 
Dinette
The upscale pizza is to die for, and so is the view from their rooftop garden. (Dinner, $13–16)
5996 Penn Circle South, Pittsburgh 15206
 
Casbah
Casual fine dining featuring Mediterranean and North African dishes. (Brunch/Lunch/Dinner, $10–41)
229 South Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15206
 
Soba
A relaxing lounge area offering cocktails and pan-Asian cuisine. (Dinner, $9–48)
5847 Ellsworth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15206
 
Umi
A wide selection of sushi and Japanese cuisine. (Dinner, $7–32)
5849 Ellsworth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15206
 
 
GARFIELD
 
Salt of the Earth
Stylish, innovative dining experience with a great wine list. (Dinner, $17–27)
5523 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15206
 
 
SHADYSIDE
 
UP Modern Kitchen
UP offers international cuisine late into the night. (Brunch/Lunch/Dinner, $8–27)
5500 Walnut Street, Pittsburgh PA 15232
 
Avenue B
Great cuisine from Pittsburgh native Chef Chris Bonfili. (Lunch/Dinner, $19–29) BYOB
5501 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232
 
 
LAWRENCEVILLE
 
Tamari
Amazing sushi and drinks. (Brunch/Lunch/Dinner, $9–22)
3519 Butler Street, Pittsburgh PA 15201
 
Piccolo Forno
Pasta, pizza, and salads. (Lunch/Dinner, $7–15) BYOB
3801 Butler Street, Pittsburgh PA 15201
 
Round Corner Cantina
Mexican-style food and drinks, ranging from pork-belly tacos to nachos and guacamole. (Lunch/Dinner, $3–10)
3720 Butler Street, Pittsburgh PA 15201
 
The Church Brew Works
Award-winning microbrewery and restaurant located in a restored church. (Lunch/Dinner, $5–34)
3525 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15201
 
Brillobox
Great food, drinks, and live music. (Dinner, $6–22)
4104 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
 
Cure
Mediterranean-style food sourced locally, prepared by chef Justin Severino. (Dinner, $10–42) BYOB
5336 Butler Street, Pittsburgh PA 15201
 
Tender Bar and Kitchen
Features craft cocktails and “re-imagined” American dishes. (Dinner, $7–12)
4300 Butler Street, Pittsburgh PA 15201
 
Pusadee’s Garden
Traditional Thai dishes and a beautiful outdoor seating area. (Dinner $10–13) BYOB
5321 Butler Street, Pittsburgh PA 15201
 
 
SQUIRREL HILL
 
Pamela’s 
Home of Pittsburgh’s famous hotcakes! (Breakfast/Lunch, $7–9)
1711 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15217
 
Green Pepper
Authentic Korean dishes (Lunch/Dinner, $8–25) BYOB
2020 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15217
 
Everyday Noodles
Delicious dim sum, potstickers, rice, and noodle soups!
(Lunch/Dinner $4–11) 
5875 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15217
 
 
NORTH SIDE/DOWNTOWN
 
Meat And Potatoes
A "gastropub" in the middle of the Cultural District. (Brunch/Lunch/Dinner, $11–24)
649 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222
 
Nine on Nine
A beautiful space and beautiful food. Features "Contemporary American" dishes and a great wine list. (Lunch/Dinner, $10–39)
900 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222
 
Primanti Bros. 
Enjoy the classic Pittsburgh sandwich in Market Square. (Lunch/Dinner, $4–8) BYOB
2 South Market Square, Pittsburgh PA 15222
 
Bluebird Kitchen
Innovative takes on American cuisine, using locally sourced products. (Brunch/Lunch, $5–9)
221 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222
 
Il Pizzaiolo 
Neapolitan pizza and pastas. (Lunch/Dinner, $5–21)
8 Market Square, Pittsburgh PA 15222
 
Las Velas
Mexican food and drinks. (Lunch/Dinner, $8–20)
21 Market Square, Pittsburgh PA 15222
 
 
SOUTH SIDE
 
Dish
Amazing Italian cuisine, reservation required. (Dinner, $10–36)
128 South 17th Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203
 
 
STRIP DISTRICT
 
Deluca’s
Another Pittsburgh tradition is a visit to Deluca’s for a diner-style breakfast. (Brunch/Lunch, $6–10)
2015 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222
 
Enrico’s
A great Italian café, with a bakery next door. (Lunch, $8–10)
2022 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222
 
Kaya
Caribbean-inspired dinner and drinks. (Lunch/Dinner, $7–29)
2000 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222
 
Bar Marco
Creative food and cocktails! (Brunch/Lunch/Dinner, $4–18)
2216 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222
 

Drinks

 
Remedy Restaurant and Lounge
Bar bites and beers. Late-night dancing.
5121 Butler Street, Pittsburgh PA
 
Panther Hollow Inn
The classic Oakland bar, with $5 pitchers and good hoagies.
4611 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213
 
Hemingway’s Café
A great college bar.
3911 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213
 
Ava Lounge
Great music and features DJs every night. 
126 S. Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15206
 
Gooski’s
Come and enjoy traditional Pittsburgh pierogies, a large selection of beer, and the jukebox. 
3117 Brereton Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219
 
Le Mardi Gras
Great atmosphere and some of the strongest drinks in Pittsburgh.
731 Copeland Street, Pittsburgh PA 15232
 
Butterjoint
Offers spirits and beers sourced from the Pittsburgh area.
214 N. Craig Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213
 
Bar Marco
Creative food and cocktails.
2216 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222
 
Monterey Pub
An Irish pub located in Pittsburgh’s historic Mexican War Streets on the Northside. Stop by for pub fare and good drinks. 
1227 Monterey Street, Pittsburgh PA 15212
 
Monterey Bay Fish Grotto
Fresh fish dishes and an extensive wine list.
1411 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15211
 
Round Corner Cantina
Great Mexican food and great drinks. Enjoy both outside in the patio area.
3720 Butler Street, Pittsburgh PA 15201
 
Take a Break Bar
Drinks and a jukebox. 
39th and Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15201
 
Kelly’s Bar and Lounge
Eclectic food and great drinks and atmosphere.
6012 Penn Circle South, Pittsburgh PA 15206
 
Elk’s Lodge
Stop by on a Wednesday night to enjoy the beer and Banjo Club.
932 3rd Avenue, New Kensington PA
 

Places to Visit

 
OAKLAND
 
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Ave.
Hours: Tues.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thurs. 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sun. noon.–5 p.m.; closed Mon. 
Admission: Free with admission to Carnegie Museum of Art
 
Phipps Conservatory
1 Schenley Park
Phone: 412.622.6914
Hours: Sun.–Thurs. 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday: 9:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $10; Children 2–18: $7; Children under 2: free
 
Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University
Purnell Center for the Arts
5000 Forbes Avenue
Telephone: 412.268.3618
Hours: Tues.–Sun. 12–6 p.m.; closed Mon. 
Admission: Free
 
 
POINT BREEZE
 
The Frick Art & Historical Center and Frick Art Museum
7227 Reynolds Street
Telephone: 412.371.0600
Hours: Tues.–Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; closed Mon. 
Admission: Free
 
Clayton (restored home of Henry Clay Frick)
7227 Reynolds Street
Telephone: 412.371.0600
Admission: Adults: $12
**Advance ticket purchase is recommended
 
NORTH SIDE/NORTH SHORE
 
Carnegie Science Center
One Allegheny Avenue
Telephone: 412.237.4300
Hours: Sun.–Fri. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.–7 p.m. 
Admission: Adults: $14; Children 3–12: $10
 
The Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky Street
Telephone: 412.237.8300
Hours: Tues.–Thurs., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m.–10 p.m.; Closed Mon. 
Admission: Adults: $20, Children 3–18: $10
 
Mattress Factory
500 Sampsonia Way
Telephone: 412.231.3169
Hours: Tues.–Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun. 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $10; Children under 6: free; Thursdays half price
 
Children’s Museum
10 Children’s Way, Allegheny Square
Telephone: 412.322.5058
Hours: Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun. noon.–5 p.m. 
Admission: Adults: $9; Children 2-18: $8; Children under 2: free
 
National Aviary
Allegheny Commons West
Telephone: 412.323.7235
Hours: Daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $9; Children 2–12: $7.50; Children under 2: free
 
DOWNTOWN/SOUTH SIDE
 
Senator John Heinz History Center & Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum
1212 Smallman Street
Telephone: 412.454.6000
Hours: Daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 
Admission: Adults: $9; Seniors $7
 
Just Ducky Tours
The Shops at Station Square
125 West Station Square Drive
Telephone: 412.402.3825
Tour Times: Mon.–Fri. 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m.;
Sat. & Sun. 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m.
Rates: Adults: $19, Children 3–12: $15, Children under 2: $5
**Advance ticket purchase is recommended
 
MOUNT WASHINGTON
 
Duquesne Incline
1220 Grandview Ave. 
Telephone: 412.381.1665
Hours of Operation
Mon.–Sat. 5:30 a.m.–12:45 a.m.; Sun. 7 a.m.–12:45 a.m.
Roundtrip fares: Adults: $4; Children 6–11: $2; Children under 5: free
 
OUTSIDE PITTSBURGH
 
Fallingwater
Telephone: 724.329.8501
Tour times: Every half hour Mon., Tues., & Thurs.–Sun. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Rates: Adults: $20; Children 6–12: $14
**Advance ticket purchase is required
 
Kentuck Knob
Telephone: 724.329.1901
Tour times: Every hour Mon. noon–4 p.m.; Tues.–Sun. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Rates: Adults: $18; Children 6–12: $12
** Advance ticket purchase is required