Pittsburgh & Culture

 
 

City & neighborhood

The Collins Apartment is located in East Liberty, which is booming with many restaurants & bars, small businesses & national chains, and groceries, shops & fitness studios just a few blocks away. The neighborhood is a classic Pittsburgh urban mix of longtime residents both young & elderly, working class & professional, families & students. Also nearby: most of Pittsburgh's universities & colleges (1-4 miles), Carnegie Library (.5 mile) & Highland Park (1 mile).

 
 
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dining

Choolaah, 6114 Centre Ave
Indian BBQ.

Pizza Taglio, 126 South Highland Ave
Roman-style pizza & small plates.

Kaya, 2000 Smallman St
Longtime favorite Caribbean fusion food with great outdoor seating.

Wallace's Whiskey Room & Kitchen, 123 N Highland Ave
Hotel dining that's a cut above. Superb burger.

The Porch at Schenley, 221 Schenley Dr
Good atmosphere & location. Great for brunch!

Mesa, 221 Schenley Dr
The city's only authentic New Mexican food. Outdoor dining or takeout only.

Social, 6425 Penn Ave
Good beer selection, happy hour, outdoor seating.

Zeke's Coffee, 6015 Penn Ave
Local roastery with great baked goods.

attractions

Highland Park (reservoir, walking trails, reflecting pool, gardens, and secret steps!)
Pittsburgh Zoo, 7370 Baker St (admission includes the Aquarium too!)
Allegheny Cemetery, 4734 Butler St
The Frick, 7227 Reynolds St (art exhibitions & tours, lawn music & events, kids activities)
Heinz Field (Steelers & Panthers home field, summer concerts)
PNC Park (Pirates home field)
PPG Arena (Penguins home ice, summer concerts)
Washington Boulevard Bike Track (half-mile paved velodrome)
Highland Park Reservoir Bike Loops (info)

Shopping

Mo Gear, 6019 Penn Ave (locally owned street wear shop)
Uptown Sweats, 5983 Broad St (Steelers coach's wife's boutique)
Luxe Pittsburgh, 5991 Broad St (interior design)
Top Gear, 5956 Centre Ave (bike shop)
Ragged Row, 116 Bakery Square Blvd (curated boutique)

Whole Foods Market, 5880 Centre Ave
Trader Joe's, 6343 Penn Ave
Wine & Spirits Eastside, 5956 Penn Circle South
CVS Pharmacy, 6100 Penn Ave
Target, 6231 Penn Ave
Goodwill, 5993 Centre Ave
Anthropologie, 6425 Penn Ave
West Elm, 110 Bakery Square Blvd

 

 

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nightlife

East End Brewing Company, 147 Julius St
Pittsburgh's original second wave award-winning brewery. Tastings, growlers to go, brewery tours.

Muddy Waters Oyster Bar, 130 S Highland Ave
This is a restaurant, but it's got a great little bar where you can watch all the shucking action!

Kelly's Bar & Lounge, 6012 Centre Ave
A Pittsburgh landmark and one of the first in the cocktail renaissance. Try the mac & cheese!

Ace Hotel Pittsburgh, 120 S Whitfield St
Nice cocktail program in a beautifully transformed YMCA.

Butterjoint, 214 North Craig St
Top-notch mixology, selected menu from Legume next door, irresistible french fries.

Hidden Harbor, 1708 Shady Ave
Tiki mastery & lots of apps. One of Pittsburgh's most unique bars.