Each month we ask one of our favorite Pittsburghers the question:
If you only had 24 hours to show a friend the best that urban Pittsburgh has to offer, where would you take them?
Breakfast: I love to start my day with either a soy latte from Constellation Coffee or a almond latte from 4121 Main. Both shops have a bright, airy interiors and their respective unique offerings; I love introducing friends to these Bloomfield gems.
Bar: Grist House Brewing in Millvale would make for a fun happy hour with beer-loving visitors to the city. It’s been a while, but I also love the Elks Lodge’s Wednesday Banjo Nights in Deutschtown. It feels like you’re stepping into an alternate polka-loving universe from the past. For an even wilder time, Bob’s Garage in Blawnox is a must. Its lit-up interior is the only environment that’s ever successfully coaxed me into doing karaoke solo. Even if you can’t hold a tune, go for the decor alone especially around the holidays. If I’m out for drinks in the East End, you will likely find me at one of my weekend staples: brillobox for dance parties + amazing bartenders, Round Corner Cantina for a killer margarita & their patio or Gooski’s for beers & a jukebox where dreams are made. Allegheny Wine Mixer is also perfect for a post-work wind-down and glass of Malbec.