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Drinks, Dining and Movies with a View
With 90 unique neighborhoods and spectacular skylines, sometimes the best way to enjoy Pittsburgh is to head up. Take in Instagram-worthy views with this guide to rooftop bars, movies and dining for Only in Pittsburgh evenings.
Located atop the 10th floor of The Oaklander hotel, Spirits & Tales offers patio and indoor dining with spectacular views of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and the Cathedral of Learning.
Come for the views, but stay for Chef Chris Noonan’s menu of French classics with a modern flare, made with Pittsburgh ingredients, accompanied by one of their refreshing, ever-changing cocktails.
If someone asked me to describe my favorite vibe, I’d simply show them a picture of Cinderlands Warehouse. This sprawling, vibrant location features an outdoor patio on the second floor overlooking the Strip District, with plenty of room to spread out to additional indoor seating, gigantic bar seating and a first-floor game area with built-in bocce and shuffleboard.
IPA and sour fans, these brews will not disappoint and are always rotating in a soon-to-be-favorite beer. Don’t sleep on the menu - Cinderlands has a 3,000-square-foot kitchen to dish out delicious smoked buffalo chicken dip, smoked jumbo wings, poutine, pierogis and more.
As far as locations go, the Biergarten rooftop bar on the 9th floor of the Kimpton Hotel Monaco may have the perfect one. With posh views of Downtown like the idyllic Mellon Square, it’s no wonder this is a happy hour, after-work and traveler hotspot.
While you’re enjoying the views, find a new brew with authentic German bottles of Spaten Optimator doppelbock, Weihenstephaner hefeweizen, Spaten marzen, Kostritzer Schwarzbier, and Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier. Tasty German bar food and a full array of pickles compliment every sip.
Take in a stunning Pittsburgh sunset at Over Eden Rooftop Bar, perched on a rooftop in the artistic Lawrenceville neighborhood with Downtown skyscrapers serving as the backdrop.
Snag a table early for their Sunday brunch once a month or make it an evening trip as you sip local ciders and indulge on desserts like tres leches cake and oat milk panna cotta.
If people-watching in the hippest part of Pittsburgh sounds like your jam, head on up to the second floor of New Amsterdam for sliders, suds and sandwiches.
The first floor is rocking with live DJs every weekend, karaoke on Thursdays and trivia nights on Wednesdays, making this a go-to spot for locals and travelers year-round.
You’ve never been to a night at the movies quite like this. Hidden Cinema Pittsburgh offers rooftop garden movie watching in a quaint, 38-seat outdoor theatre.
BYOB and snacks, plop down in comfy chairs and take in classic and recent flicks like Babe, Mad Max: Fury Road and Dirty Dancing under the stars.
Sienna Mercato offers three very different floors of restaurant concepts, from their lowkey meatball joint on the first floor to the open-air rooftop bar Il Tetto on the roof.
Overlooking Penn Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh, Il Tetto is also a great stop to people watch as visitors come and go from the theatres and convention center below. With 32 drafts, cocktails and wine, there’s always a reason to stay for one more drink.
Celebrate the end of every work week this summer at Field Day! This scenic venue opens up their rooftop Fridays at 5 p.m. for happy hour vibes with a view.
Trace Brewing is providing the suds with beers, seltzer, sparkling rosé and soda to sip as the sun sets on the city.
When you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the Strip District, head to the second stories of both Roland’s Seafood Grill & The Pennsylvania Market for fantastic flavors, cool drinks and the perfect view of the international market and shopping hub below.
Enjoy one of Roland’s famous lobster rolls or chowders or order a peach-basil martini or other summer cocktail from The Pennsylvania Market’s Top Bar, and see why no one does rooftop and outdoor dining with a view better than Pittsburgh.