The South Side is a fun, quirky and interesting neighborhood in the city of Pittsburgh. There’s plenty to do for all tastes and interests. Here are five of the lots of activities to do in the neighborhood.

1. Sip a sophisticated cocktail at Acacia

Things to do in the South Side

This super secret speakeasy has a very sophisticated atmosphere. Cocktails have names like “Across the Border,” which is made with mezcal and lots of spice, and “Lion’s Tail,” a mix between an old-fashioned and a whiskey sour. Cocktails change and at times are seasonal. Visit the darkened bar for a truly 1920s, Prohibition era feel. For more information on Acacia click here.

2. Grab a cup of coffee at Big Dog Coffee

Things to do in the South Side

This little nook of a coffee shop gives off an ultra cool vibe. Lots of colorful art adorn the walls and there’s even a fireplace for colder months. Lattes and coffees are made with the utmost of care and their everything bagels are a delicious secret must have. For more information on Big Dog Coffee click here.

3. Enjoy the outdoors at the Southside Riverfront Park & Trail

Things to do in the South Side

The Southside Riverfront Park is one of the city’s first riverfront parks. The trail is known as where the Three Rivers Heritage Trail system began. The park includes picnic space, a boat launch and more. For more information on the Southside Riverfront Park & Trail click here.

4. Take in a show at the City Theatre

Things to do in the South Side

The City Theatre specializes in new plays and has previously commissioned works by playwrights like Adam Rapp and Jeffrey Hatcher. City Theatre’s 2019-2020 season is its 45th. Expect to see plays like One Night in Miami by Kemp Powers or Cry it Out by Molly Smith Metzler. For more information on the City Theatre click here.

5. Nosh on tacos at Doce Taqueria

Things to do in the South Side

There’s nothing like a good taco and Doce Taqueria doesn’t disappoint. The taco joint makes pork, beef, chicken and vegan tacos. There’s also nacho options. Tacos are served in either flour or corn tortillas. For more information on Doce Taqueria click here.



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