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Things to do in Pitt

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by blackNgold, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. blackNgold

    blackNgold Well-Known Member

    Dec 15, 2014
    Going to be there from 1/12/2017-1/16/2017. Bringing my girl friend (seahawks fan), and plan to convert her over (as she should). I'm sure there are other posts about this (link?), but what should we do?!
  2. Fugitive60

    Fugitive60 Well-Known Member

    Apr 21, 2016
  3. bigsteelerfaninky

    bigsteelerfaninky Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2011

    I stay at Wyndham downtown and walk through a nice park and then the bridge over to the stadium

    Another excellent option is to STAY AT SHERATON STATION SQUARE AND TAKE THE FERRY OVER TO THE GAME! The ferry is an awesome experience for a first-timer going to a game. The Incline is awesome too, which is also at Station Square.

    Closer to the stadium Theres the Hyatt Place which is a very short walk from the Stadium, but typically more expensive However you won't have to worry parking or getting around and can walk to the game. The Casino is al$o very close by.

    Further from the stadium is the airport hotels. They are cheaper but around 12-15 miles from downtown.


    As an out of towner I was amazed at the store hometown sports they have any and everything steeler that u may want

    They also have steelers sign autographs sometimes on Saturday.

    The Strip- Go on a Saturday for the full experience. Tons of Street vendors . Expect a big crowd and bring a bag to carry purchases. Parking can be tough but well worth it. You can shop for a variety of items, from hand crafted metal to crafted Native American items, not to mention the ton of Pittsburgh sports items.

    Outlet Malls- about 20 miles away in Washington PA.

    Ross Park Mall- Your typical mall with all the typical stores and places to eat. Keep the wife away from the COACH store or your trip will be much more expensive


    I love eating at Peppis

    You have to get u a Rothlisberger there

    (If your heart can handle it)

    Grille 36 and primanti brothers are a must too

    The Strip- There are great places to eat (Kaya, Pamela's for breakfast, Primanti's)

    Station Square- Hard Rock Cafe Joes Crab Shack and Texas de Brazil just to name a few.

    Members here think the best burgers and craft beer restaurant is Fatheads. Brew Gentlemen has really good craft beer/juice bombs if you like those.

    Maybe the best place to eat in Pittsburgh is Gaucho Parilla Argentina

    It's on Penn Ave.


    The Duquesne Incline- If you are visiting Pittsburgh, this is a must! Take the incline up to the top and walk Grandview Avenue. You will see breathtaking views of the city. Make sure you are there when the city is lit up at night.

    Zoo&Aquarium- Fun place to spend a day looking

    at interesting animals. They have a great penguin exhibit and the polar bears are entertaining. It is one of largest Zoo's and has a huge Aquarium with exotic animals. There are some rides for the children and a fenced in area with small animals that you can pet and feed.

    Rivers Casino- Great place for tables games and slots machine. Buffet isn't too shabby

    Sports Venues- If you go in September check out the Pirates and PNC Park it may be the most beautiful park in America. Oct-Jan is hockey season go see the Penguins at the Consol Energy Center.
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  4. GoalLine


    Oct 16, 2011
    things like


    oh wait you didn't mean the misery variety.
  5. SDOT

    SDOT Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2016
    Pens game. Some good breweries; Brew Gentlemen, Dancing Gnome, and Fatheads. Duquesne incline.
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  6. shadowmaker

    shadowmaker Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2011

    Listen to this guy, he speaks the truth.

    Bettis Grill must be done but I think its over rated. Primanti's and Peppis are my 2 favorites.
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  7. shaner82

    shaner82 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Primanti Bros is a must!
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  8. oldschool

    oldschool Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    How come nobody ever mentions "The Church Brew Works"?

    I think the space is one of the best conversion ideas ever for a brewpub. I admit the food was mediocre, but the beer was good and again, the atmosphere...

    I'm also a huge art lover and museum goer where ever I visit and the Warhol Museum is great.

    An hour+ drive away is also "Falling Water" the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright house built over a waterfall.

    Yes, Primanti's, a given...
  9. SDOT

    SDOT Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2016
    Severely overrated and when did it become a must? It will be packed but you can grab a drink and check it out before a game if you must. Fatheads got the best burgers.
  10. SDOT

    SDOT Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2016
    Oh yeah, not sure where OP is from but we got a Hofbrauhaus. Only a couple in the US. Get the German/Oktoberfest experience.
  11. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 16, 2011
    I'm making this awesome reply into a sticky. Nicely done :hi:
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    NY STEELERFAN Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2012

    Blast I was just going to suggest a sticky be made for this subject. There are some great guys/gals here making some super awesome suggestions. I for one hope one day to be able to use some of these.....
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  13. steel machine

    steel machine Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2017
    If the weather stays this cold you'll be best served staying in your motel room:)
  14. BobbyBiz

    BobbyBiz Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    This guy knows more about Pittsburgh than I do and I live here. :lolol:

    I'll add....

    Shopping in Shadyside. Plenty of small shops in an older upscale section of the city

    The area around the outlet mall is being built up as well. There's a casino and horse racing track across the street if you're into playing the ponies. There's also a Primanti's there as well as a Bufords (Cajun food, same as next to the arena), and a local winery.

    Church Brew Works is cool, but no one has mentioned the Lawrenceville section of the city which is just beyond the Brew Works. Lawrenceville is a great up and coming part of the city with tons to do (eat, shop, drink, movies) all in a short walking distance.


    It was even just recently ranked THE 'coolest neighborhood in America" by Money Magazine.
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  15. Watt Wack

    Watt Wack Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2017
    I am no where near the Pgh expert as some in this thread are. But I can offer this: if you can swing it stay somewhere downtown in walking distance to the game. If there is EVER something every Steeler fan should experience, it is waking up downtown on a game day in the Burgh. I think we stayed at the Westin, and had brunch right downtown. Almost no city does game day like Pgh. (Green Bay and KC might be the only ones close).

    So, anyhow, stay downtown if you can, and get up and roll around downtown and soak it all in; almost every breathing human being is wearing Steeler gear as far as the eye can see, and it's awesome.

    Now, mandatory #2: Walk to the stadium early enough to soak in tailgating. Even if you're not hungry and don't feel like eating, you MUST experience the tailgating action. It will give you chills. Whether you meet up with someone who parked there, or you are just a floater, you got to experience the tailgating, at least for an hour (We used to be crazy knuckleheads and tailgate for like 4 hours - 6 if you count the drive in as we started drinking immediately on the drive - which is way too much for us now but some fans live for it.) Oh, if you don't end up staying somewhere in walking distance, then, of course, you can operate your own tailgate center, and I suggest you bring a grill and have your own cookout. Everyone is super friendly, like they are all Steeler brothers. It is amazing, and most towns have no experience on that level.

    We bring the Steeler tailgating experience with us, down in J-ville and we rock it so hard Jag fan gets annoyed and irritated by how exuberant us Steeler fans are here.
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  16. jeh1856


    Oct 26, 2011
  17. blackNgold

    blackNgold Well-Known Member

    Dec 15, 2014
    Thanks for all the recommendations.

    Just got tix in section 131 for face value off ticket master!! For some reason the venue was still selling them.
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  18. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2012

    Congrats you will have a blast. If you get an opportunity, go to the University of Pitt Cathedral. It doesn't cost anything to walk through the whole thing from bottom to the top and is well worth the time. You have to eat at a local pizza joint. I don't have many recommendations but they are everywhere and my wife swears Pittsburgh has the best pizza around. Other might have some favorite places but generally anything that's not a chain is going to be really good. Must go to Strip district. Inclines are a must also.
    Dress warm and bring us home a Win! Leave your voice in the stadium.
  19. Fugitive60

    Fugitive60 Well-Known Member

    Apr 21, 2016
    Best Pizza in Pittsburgh is Mineo's in Squirrel Hill or Fiori's in Brookline.
  20. jrompola

    jrompola Active Member

    Jul 7, 2015
  21. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011

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