Dripping with character, the Strip District is a place like no other. One visit and you can sense the energy and vitality of "The Strip", as it's called by locals. With its gritty atmosphere, The Strip is alive with energy. And one look around and it's easy to envision what must have been like in decades past. Old factories and warehouses have been converted to lofts and upscale residential living.
Today, the heart of this neighborhood beats strong with thriving businesses where you can find all kind of wares—from fresh produce, meat, poultry, fish and spices to housewares and sports paraphernalia. And the prices can't be beat!
The Strip is arguably one of Pittsburgh's most fascinating places to visit. Restaurants abound. Shops sell everything from bread and coffee beans to prosciutto and popcorn. Sidewalk vendors that sell their wares from around-the-world have their place alongside one-of-a-kind boutiques. Cookware and demonstrations by local chefs are available as well as cooking classes.
On the weekends, people from all ethnic and social classes can be found on the crowded sidewalks. The Strip is also the perfect architectural setting for the city's trendiest nightclubs, breweries and restaurants. At night, the Strip district takes on an industrial, urban vibe that's big on energy and entertainment.
The Strip District gets its name from its geographic location. It's a mile-long stretch of land located directly northeast of downtown Pittsburgh. "The Strip" is just that—a narrow strip of land sandwiched between the Allegheny River to the north and an immense hill to the south. The Strip District's east and west boundaries run from 11th and 33rd streets—with the produce district running from 16th to 22nd streets.
For more information on the Strip District, visit Neighbors In the Strip.