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Top Choice Funicular in Pittsburgh

Duquesne Incline

This nifty funicular and its Monongahela Incline twin down the road, both built in the late 19th century, are Pittsburgh icons, zipping up the steep slope of Mt Washington every five to 10 minutes. They provide comm…
Top Choice Museum in Pittsburgh

Andy Warhol Museum

This six-story museum celebrates Pittsburgh's coolest native son, Andy Warhol, who moved to NYC, got a nose job and made himself famous with pop art. The exhibits start with Warhol's earliest drawings and commercial…
Top Choice Pizza in Pittsburgh

Dinette

Out in East Liberty, Dinette doesn't just serve awesome pizza, although it does indeed serve awesome pizza (try the salt-cured anchovy pizza with jalapeños, capers, mozzarella and tomatoes – amazing). The owners are…
Top Choice Arts Center in Pittsburgh

Mattress Factory

Since 1977, this art space has hosted the absolute avant-garde. It now occupies several neighborhood buildings, and always has something surprising on, from pitch-black sensory deprivation rooms to surreal caricatur…
Top Choice Jewish in Pittsburgh

Nu Modern Jewish Bistro

One of the 'Burgh's more innovative restaurants, Nu basically takes the classic Jewish deli menu and brunches it up on weekends. Pick one entree (ranging from stacked Reuben sandwiches to brisket and eggs), then nos…
Top Choice American in Pittsburgh

Butcher & the Rye

Good meat? Good whiskey? Good times. Butcher & the Rye is new-school hip, but its focus on excellent carnivorous fare and brown liquor feels classic. Not so the interior – all clean lines and lounge music and se…
Top Choice Bar in Pittsburgh

Le Mardi Gras

This excellent dive bar has been open since 1954, and they've probably cleaned the carpets at least once since then. You can still smoke inside, the service is friendly and the bar tries to live up to its namesake b…
Top Choice Live Music in Pittsburgh

Elks Lodge

Find out why Pittsburgh is known as the Paris of Appalachia at the Elks' Banjo Night, when the stage is packed with players and the audience sings along to all the bluegrass classics. Also hosts a big-band night twi…
Top Choice French in Pittsburgh

Paris 66

This is top-end French at its best, in a cozy, bistro-style setting. Blink and you'll think you're in France. That said, this isn't haute cuisine, but rather than solid food of rural France: coq au vin, rabbit in mu…
Top Choice Fusion in Pittsburgh

Legume

Excellent meats and fish here, with a farm-to-table mindset and a menu that changes daily. If it's available, try the stinging-nettle soup – partly because where else can you try stinging nettles, but mostly because…