Travel to Pittsburgh

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  1. EightyOne

    EightyOne Here we ****ing go, again!

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    Clare2904 Swoon!

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    I would call the ticket office, they will be able to help you best in terms of where is best for you sit. Hope you get to go and they pull out a win for you.
     
  3. Randy Butternubs

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    Entrances to all sections are at the very top. I have seats in Row D in the 200s and have a decent trot to get to them. If there's a break in the action and isn't a commercial break I don't have enough time to get to them.
     
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    You forgot Brew Gentlemen. I know it's out of the way and nowhere near the rest but worth it. BG and DG are the best and in a class of their own. Then Grist/Hitchhiker. I haven't been to Strange Roots since the change.
     
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    Anyone know of an open hockey or rental they can get me into this weekend? Staying downtown and looking for a skate.
     
  6. SUBdrewgANS

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    Making out bi-annual trip to Pittsburgh next month and going to see the Pens take on the San Jose Sharks. (Looking for tickets to the game, if anyone is selling.. Is there still a ticket exchange thread?)

    We'll be there from Thursday to Saturday. We're looking for recommendations for things to do on Friday.
    - Thursday we'll be driving there (from Philly) and going to the game in the evening.
    - My wife LOVES sloths, so I am surprising her with a sloth encounter at the Aviary on Saturday and then we'll make our drive back after.

    So that leaves Friday wide open, we've been to the Warhol museum and the Pittsburgh Zoo, what else are must do touristy things in Pittsburgh? Preferably on the cheaper side as I already dropped $$$ on the Sloth thing and will need to buy hockey tickets.

    Thanks in advance!

    Side Note: We don't drink, so bar recommendations wont do us much good :)
     
  7. Jaded-Fan

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    Dinner here.



    https://www.eat-gaucho.com/

    But no reservations taken, so arrive before 4:45 pm or be prepared to wait a long time. They are closed on Sunday too.

    If you like Museums (we do) the Carnegie is very very good. The sloth which the public sees who was born last year is named Vivien by the way.

    The incline to Mount Washington is not the most exciting thing, but it is the image most associated with Pittsburgh.
     
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  8. Randy Butternubs

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    Are you vegan or vegetarian?
     
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    I'm not, but I do enjoy both vegetarian and vegan dishes though if you have recommends for that.
     
  10. Randy Butternubs

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    There was someone on this board that would ask for suggestions but would then leave out the fact that they're vegan. :laugh:

    B52 in Lawrenceville and Apteka in Garfield (or maybe it's Bloomfield) have some pretty good vegan food.

    But if you're up for meat, go to Gaucho like @Jaded-Fan suggested.

    And if you like breakfast diners, check out Pamela's and get their hotcakes. They sell like hotcakes.
     
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    I actually do not eat meat, but do eat fish and GP is great for that as well.
     
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    I just saw The Zimmern list on Travel Channel where he visited Apteka. it looked fantastic!
     
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    Question: where in relation to the Greyhound station is the arena (is it on the downtown side of the river or the stadium side) and are there cheap hostels in the city accessible via public trans (hoping there are given there are several colleges in the city)? Would like to check out an NHL arena I have never visited before (preferably when either the Sabres or Isles are in town). Even better if Pitt football or basketball are playing the same day and can do a doubleheader.
     
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    The Greyhound station is within walking distance of the arena. It's "downtown".

    As far as hostels go, no idea. But this place looks decent:

    SOUTH SIDE TRAVELER'S REST - Updated 2019 Hostel Reviews (Pittsburgh, PA) - TripAdvisor

    Maybe try couch surfing?
     
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    White Out 403 I'm usually right.

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    Hello Pittsburgh:

    I will be in your fine city from the 8th of September until the 13th. I will be mostly in the DT area without a car. What can I do to entertain myself? Great restaurants (nothing fancy, I want the local flavour I dont care if its a dive)? Museums or places of interest I shouldn't miss?

    TIA!
     
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    If you're downtown, the following will all be walkable or a short Uber ride away:

    Museums: Heinz history center, mattress factory, Warhol museum

    Food: Original Primanti's in the strip district, Burgatory. The best places downtown are more high end but those are good spots

    Other: Ride the duquesne incline, walk around Point State park
     
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    I remember going to an Italian restaurant that was directly off one of the bridges. Can’t remember what it was called. But there was a big graffiti painting outside on the wall
     
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    If you have a car and feel like seeing something remarkable Falling Waters is worth the hour or so trip.
     
  21. Randy Butternubs

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    Places that I've enjoyed downtown are:

    Condado (taco place and bar)
    Sammy's (sandwich place and bar -- I've only had drinks here, it's not what I'd call a dive but it has that vibe)
    Emporio (meatball place and bar -- the second floor is a pizza place and the third floor is a rooftop bar)
    Cafe Milano (pizza place and bar)
    tako (trendy taco place and bar)

    That's off the top of my head for now.
     
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    weirdly timed response, since my trip there was months ago :laugh:
     
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    Tasty Biscuits with fancy sauce

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    These are all good recs. Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland is also an easy bus/lyft as well.

    I swing by Sammy's a lot for cheap drinks. Definitely very "Pittsburgh heavy."

    The good news is PGH fairly small, so even if you wanted to check out a place like Lawrenceville (Driftwood Oven there has some great pizza, local spot, great owners), it's a quick bus/lyft, or even a 30-40 minute walk through the Strip District if the weather is nice. You can stop an Cinderlands on the way, which has some great beer.

    Also, for something completely different not yet mentioned, Arcade Comedy Theater is downtown and usually has some pretty solid shows.
     
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    White Out 403 I'm usually right.

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    Any good keto friendly fast food Dt? I'm flying in now.
     
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    Keto Fast Food. That is a new one.
     

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