Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Pittsburgh

Andy Warhol Museum

This six-story museum celebrates Pittsburgh's coolest native son, 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 illustration…
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. Note the good café here too, as there's a shortage of food in t…
Top Choice Tram in Pittsburgh

Monongahela & Duquesne Inclines

These two funiculars, built in the late 19th century, are Pittsburgh icons, zipping up the steep slope of Mt Washington every five to 10 minutes. They provide commuters a quick connection and they give visitors grea…
Top Choice Italian in Pittsburgh

Bar Marco

One of the city's more sophisticated kitchens, with an excellent brunch too. Snack in the bar or reserve in the Wine Room, for the chef's great-value tasting menu. Refreshing no-tipping policy.
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 big-band night twice…
Top Choice Mexican in Pittsburgh

Smoke BBQ Taqueria

Two Austin, TX, natives combine barbecue skills with Mexican flour-tortilla tech for super-savory food and even good veg options. BYOB; there's a great beer store adjacent.
Top Choice Fast Food in Pittsburgh

Conflict Kitchen

This takeout stand near the Cathedral of Learning reinvents itself periodically, cooking food from another country the US has issues with. It has so far been Afghani, Palestinian and Cuban, among other cuisines.
Top Choice Wine Bar in Pittsburgh

Allegheny Wine Mixer

All the perks of a high-end wine bar – great list, smart staff, tasty nibbles – in the comfort of a neighborhood dive.
Italian in Pittsburgh

Dish Osteria Bar

An intimate locals' fave, with sometimes extravagant Mediterranean dishes such as fettuccine with lamb ragù.
Caribbean in Pittsburgh


Sleek and funky - think bongo drums for bar stools - Kaya is a popular place serving up creative Caribbean-inspired dishes. Vegetarians are well catered for here as well.