5 Things to do in Downtown Pittsburgh

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Did you know Downtown Pittsburgh is a neighborhood in itself? Here are five of the many options for things to do in the area.

1. Catch a show at the Benedum Center

Things to do in Downtown Pittsburgh

The Benedum Center seats nearly 3,000. It was builtin 1928 as the Stanley Theatre originally. PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh, Cohen & Grigsby Trust Partners and more operate out of the center. Coming this summer includes Grease, Oklahoma and Peter Pan among others. For more information on the Benedum Center click here.

2. Visit Wigle Whiskey

Things to do in Downtown Pittsburgh

James Beard Semi-finalist and the most awarded craft whiskey distillery in the U.S., Wigle Whiskey has become quite popular among Pittsburghers in recent years. Wigle’s Whiskey is milled, fermented, distilled, aged, bottled and labeled in Pittsburgh. Yes, technically in the Strip, it’s super close to downtown and worth a stop! For more information on Wigle Whiskey click here.

3. Eat dinner at Butcher & the Rye

Things to do in Downtown Pittsburgh

The rustic chic Butcher & the Rye was the first Pittsburgh bar to be nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award. They serve innovative American cuisine and craft cocktails.Their cocktails are bright and cheery for summer, and plates are perfect for sharing. For more information on Butcher & the Rye click here.

4. Grab a cone at Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream

Things to do in Downtown Pittsburgh

If you’re in need of a serious ice cream fix, this is where to get it. The shop (and its sister shops around town) sell scoops, shakes, sundaes and cones. They have great flavors including Vietnamese coffee, maple bourbon, “the best” chocolate and more. For more information on Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream click here.

5. Get a gift at love, Pittsburgh

Things to do in Downtown Pittsburgh

love, Pittsburgh is a collection of Pittsburgh-themed gifts all from local artisans and creators. Think candles, t-shirts, tote bags, and enough stationery to last you for years. Their small Pittsburgh-themed trinkets are perfect for lifelong yinzers and those who have moved away but consider themselves forever Pittsburghers at heart. For more information on love, Pittsburgh click here.


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