Visit Pittsburgh

Getting ready to visit Pittsburgh or new to the area?
Below is a list of my absolute favorite places.
I've got it all--restaurants, book stores, clothing stores, bars & more.
Feel free to email me if you'd like additional suggestions!

Willow-634 Camp Horne Road
Tucked away in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, Willow is classy and unique. 
Dish-128 South 17th Street
Small portions, decent prices. Perfect before a night out.
Monterey Bay- Mt. Washington or Monroeville Mall
The best seafood restaurant around. I used to work there so I’ve tried it all! Everything is delish, but go for the crab cakes. Little tip-order the appetizer trio—Cajun shrimp, crab cake, swordfish & ahi tuna skewers—it’s not on the menu, but just ask.
Burgatory-932 Freeport Road
Obviously this is a burger place, but I just had the BLT and it was amaaaazing.
Nine on Nine- 900 Penn Avenue #100
Located in the Cultural District, Nine on Nine is the perfect stop before seeing a show.
Six Penn-146 6th Street
The best spinach, beet and goat cheese salad I’ve ever had
Seviche-930 Penn Avenue #1
Tapas and wine—does it get any better?
Table- 4917 William Penn Highway
You would think this would cost you an arm and a leg—the food is that good.
Pamela’s-3703 Forbes Avenue
Known for its breakfast—but don’t forget about the rest of the menu!
Harris Grill-5747 Ellsworth Avenue
Fun, eclectic and all-round awesome. 
Sit outside during the summer months or enjoy drinks at the bar.
Primanti’s-Multiple Locations
This is an obvious choice. If you’re visiting Pittsburgh, you have to try a Primanti Brothers sammich. I usually go for the double egg (the meat is too much for me, although the cheesesteak is great). It’s piled with fries, coleslaw, and tomatoes.
Buffalo Blues-216 South Highland Avenue
Sports & wings.
Nakama-1611 East Carson Street
Great atmosphere and the best sushi in the city.

Coppertop's-2131 East Carson Street
Great prices, pool table, lots of beer. 
Charlie Murdoch's-1005 East Carson Street
The best dualing piano bar around
Mario's East Side Saloon-5442 Walnut Street, Shadyside
Great on a warm summer night
D's Six Pax & Dogz-1118 S. Braddock Ave.
Any beer you'd ever want
Jack's-1117 East Carson Street
Typical Pittsburghers plus a little rock and roll
Redbeard's-201 Shiloh Street, Mt. Washington
Great bar food & sports
Olive or Twist-140 6th Street
I’m not a martini person, and I like their martinis. Nuff said.
East End Brewing Co.-6923 Susquehanna St  
Church Brew Works-3525 Liberty Avenue  

Live Music
Brillobox-4104 Penn Avenue
Club Café-56 South 12th Street
If you’re looking for an intimate show, this is the place to go.
Lava Lounge-2204 East Carson Street
Rex Theatre-1602 East Carson Street
Up and coming artists & your new favorite band.
Mr. Smalls-400 Lincoln Avenue, Millvale
Mr. Smalls makes you feel like you’re part of the family. 
Get close to the stage or stay back and enjoy your PBR. Either way it’s awesome.
Stage AE­-400 N. Shore Drive
A bigger venue compared to the others & still relatively new to the area. It’s awesome because bands can choose the outdoor or indoor area. Perfect for summer concerts!

Clothing Stores
Pavement-3629 Butler Street 
Looking for that funky, earthy feel? Pavement is the way to go. 
They carry unique items that you can’t find anywhere else in the city.
Francesca’s-5426 Walnut Street
Yes, Francesca’s is everywhere—
but I’m pretty sure people in Pittsburgh don’t know that. 
It’s relatively new & still kind of a secret.
e.b. pepper- 5411 Walnut Street
Beautiful dresses & and a great reputation
Wildcard-4209 Butler Street
Tons of funky items and gifts
Jupe- 2306 East Carson Street
Quality, affordable and stylish clotes.

Eon’s-5850 Ellsworth Avenue  
Le Mix Antique’s-1115 1/2 S Braddock Ave  
Ambiance-1039 South Braddock Avenue
Pageboy-3613 Butler St  
Yesterday’s News-1405 East Carson Street

North Shore-Heinz Field & PNC Park
Kennywood Park-Amusement Park with an old-fashioned feel
Mt. Washington-One of the best views of the city
The Point-Pittsburgh's three rivers meet
Saturday morning at the Strip District-Art, jewelry, food, flowers—this is the place to be on Saturday morning. The early bird gets the worm at the Strip—get there early and stay for lunch!

Pennsylvania Macaroni Co.-2010 Penn Avenue
A must stop if you’re in the Strip District. If you’re a cheese love, this is your heaven. 
Dave’s Music Mine-1210 East Carson Street
Tons of used and new CDs, movies and vinyl records and a very helpful staff.
Oakmont Bakery-531 Allegheny Avenue
About 20 minutes outside of the city, but worth the trip. 
This is like the Pittsburgh Cake Boss.
The Culture Shop-1602 1/2 East Carson Street
One of my favorites—incense, beautiful tapestry’s, vintage jewelry and more
Jerry’s Records-2136 Murray Avenue
Your one stop place for vinyl—Jerry’s has it all.
Cathedral of Learning- 5th Avenue at Bigelow Blvd.
Part of the University of Pittsburgh, the bottom floor is filled with rooms decorated as different countries around the world.
Eljay’s Used Books-1309 East Carson Street