Top things to do

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 com…
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 Cocktail Bar in Pittsburgh

Butter Joint

If you're looking for a snazzy spot to chat after hours, look no further than Butter Joint, one of the few places (perhaps the only place!) to have its own house-made grenadine. Ask the bartender for something speci…
Top Choice Cafe in Pittsburgh

La Prima

Great Italian coffee and pastries have people lined up out the door at peak times. The 'Almond Mele' is the scrumptious signature sweet, but it has a range of other yummy treats (sfogliatelle, tarts, cookies etc). I…
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 cafe here, too, as there's a shortage of food in …
Top Choice Italian in Pittsburgh

Bar Marco

A Strip District favorite, this is one of the city's more sophisticated kitchens, with an excellent brunch, too. Cocktails are unique, or try the bartender's suggestion based on what types of drinks you enjoy. The r…
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

Don't think you can get away with saying Merci here and impressing the waitstaff; they all speak fluent français. This is top-end French at its best, in a cozy, bistro-style setting. Blink and you'll think you're in…
Top Choice Fusion in Pittsburgh


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…
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.