1832 E. Carson Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203 +1 412 431 7080
Blues Cafe provides just what the name says: the blues. Most nights feature a band playing blues music in the dark, smoky bar. Happy hour is held Fridays through Mondays. Patrons enjoy the mellow atmosphere, the cool sounds, and the award-winning burgers and sandwiches. There is some outdoor seating available.
86 South 26th Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203 +1 412 481 4833
The Zenith Gallery has grown tremendously over the years. It began as a small antique shop in a residential neighborhood. Soon, the owners opened a side room to exhibit artwork in a variety of media. Before long performance artists, such as spoken-word artist Lydia Lunch, were performing in the gallery. Finally the owners added a Tea Room, which serves an extensive collection of teas as well as vegetarian dishes for lunch and dinner. Local and national artists display their work on the gallery walls, while performances are put forth by local bands, cabaret acts and touring musicians.
15 Station Square Shops at Station Square Pittsburgh, PA 15219 +1 412 232 0302
Houlihan's has something for everyone: lunch, dinner, late night dining, live music or DJ, and a dance floor. The menu offers beef and chicken cooked on the wood-fired grill, sandwiches, fajitas, salads and plenty of delicious appetizers. There is a different quiche on the menu every day. Happy hour features discounts on appetizers, which can be a meal on their own. A smoking section is designated in the dining room after 5pm; before then smokers are sent to the lounge. Reservations are accepted every day, except Fridays and Saturdays.
1805 East Carson St Pittsburgh, PA 15203 +1 412 431 7433
Anyone who has a large appetite will love Fat Head's "Headwiches" because they are big... really big. And with names like "The Artery Clogger" and "The Bay of Pigs," you know they're chock full of goodness. Fat Head's also features a variety of burgers, subs and wings. There are a few entrees, but nothing beats the crowd that shows up every Wednesday for wing night. The full-service bar is usually packed in the evenings, with many patrons focused solely on the impressive imported and microbrewed beer selection. Lunch and dinner are served daily. See website for menu, beer list, online gift shop, and more.
Allegheny Square East Pittsburgh, PA 15212 +1 412 320 4610
New Hazlett Theater is a popular venue that features a number of theatre productions, dances and concerts the year round. With a goal to provide an exclusive space for performing arts, this venue encourages the growth of small and low-key art groups and cultural organizations. With a capacity of 300-500 guests, this space is known for the aesthetic and entertaining events it hosts regularly. Check website for calendar of events.
60 Greenway Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15204 +1 412 559 2882
The Meter Room is an art gallery owned and operated by John Ross. It doubles up as working pad and performance stage. Different artists hosts their live music shows here. The Pendulum Fashion Show and Historical Fashion & Art shows were also held at the venue. Motion Promotion and Grey Area Productions had hosted a party, attended by the celebrated and renowned fashion designers.
3239 West Liberty Avenue Dormont, PA 15216 +1 412 561 7444
This is the place to kick back, relax and down a beer. Cain's is a neighborhood bar, reminiscent of television's "Cheers." The bar is strewn with pool tables and dart boards. The kitchen serves pizzas, ribs and wings, while the bar has draft specials and microbrews. Tuesday is Ladies Night.
310 Ross Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219 +1 412 281 5140
Get ready for elegant dining at Common Plea Restaurant, which occupies a special little corner in the hearts of every local. The European-style decor has an old-world charm to it and sports printed wall paper, floral tablecloths and low hanging chandeliers. This place has been pleasing the palate with contemporary fare for over four decades. Some favorites here include the grilled shrimp alla Trapanese and the Italian sausage pizza. This restaurant may have started out small, but with consistent high quality in taste and impeccable service, they soon expanded into better things. You can look up this highly-credited name for a superior catering service or to rent out their private events room.
Ciao!2 reflects the decor of a classic trattoria with an amiable ambiance and warm vibe. Being an authentic Italian restaurant, Chef Sabrina has carefully designed the menu of Ciao!2, using only freshly produced ingredients. Every dish on the menu is adequately flavored and seasoned to perfection. With an extensive wine list, Ciao!2 also offers craft beers and a variety of beers on the tap. Check website for full menus and call ahead for reservations.
22 Market Square Pittsburgh, PA 15222 +1 412 281 6363
This lively and comfortable Italian restaurant is located right on Pittsburgh's Market Square. The menu is a delicious combination of classic dishes and modern twists, like the Bucatini with mozzarella stuffed veal meatballs, or any of their fantastic flatbreads. The full bar stocks a great collection of wines, and mixes up strong, tasty cocktails. Try the Agave Julep or the Rosemary Lemon Drop. They also have a great outdoor seating area right on the square.
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