A Guide to Market Square

Located in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh, Market Square is a must-see for tourists and locals alike. Market Square is surrounded by shops and restaurants and boasts year-round activities in the center of the space. With a rich history, Market Square certainly has something for everyone in the family.

What is Market Square?

Market Square is was originally constructed in Downtown Pittsburgh in 1764 and become home to the area’s first courthouse, jail and newspaper. In 2009, the area went through a renovation that focused on catering to pedestrians.  

What restaurants are near Market Square?

Tap into the history of Market Square by visiting Nicholas Coffee & Tea Co., an institution since 1919 or Primanti Bros. which has been around since 1933. Pizzaiolo Primo serves handmade pizzas and pasta and if you’re looking for craft beer, City Works Eatery & Pour House has over 90 selections on tap. Many of the restaurants at Market Square turn into a hub for nightlife.

Farmers Market
Market Square Farmers Market

What attractions are near Market Square?

Notable attractions are held year round. On Thursdays in the season visitors can enjoy the Market Square Farmers Market. In the winter, the square transforms into a Christmas Village. 

Where can I park?

Market Square itself is closed to vehicles however, there is limited street parking available in the area. Additionally, visitors can park in the Market Square Garage managed by the Alco Parking Corporation