What's New in Pittsburgh | Summer 2022

Discover what's new in Pittsburgh from a Downtown hotel to a space museum, permanent August Wilson exhibit and more

Hosting your next meeting or event in Pittsburgh just got easier. Explore Pittsburgh’s newest hotel and some of the latest things to do in the city from noteworthy museum exhibits to happening breweries, mouth-watering menus and more to fill itineraries with fun.

Places to Stay

Pittsburgh’s Downtown neighborhood will soon have a new hotel property, as Joinery Hotel Pittsburgh, Curio Collection by Hilton, will open its doors in June. Joinery Hotel, a 185-room boutique hotel, will feature a lobby full of refreshments, a library, board games, records and bikes to rent, with all items featuring local vendors. The property also boasts 800 square feet of meeting and event spaces, as well as a 10th-floor terrace perfect for conference events, and a brand-new dining concept, T&E Diner (opening June 28).

Just Announced

The Andy Warhol Museum announced a major expansion project that will see the museum grow into six blocks of the North Shore, transforming the space into what they’re calling the Pop District. In 2024, construction begins on a multi-level venue which can accommodate up to 1,000 guests and will be available for corporate events. Additional components of this $60 million upgrade include development of a workforce development program, murals and classroom space to train artists of the future.

Opening its doors later this year, Moonshot Museum is a history-making attraction that exemplifies Pittsburgh’s renaissance as a technology hub. Partnered with Astrobotic, Pittsburgh’s space company, Moonshot Museum will be the first space museum in the state. Going beyond artifacts, the museum focuses on breaking down barriers, letting the public interact with aerospace workers and see real spacecraft being built. Moonshot Museum will open in Oct. 2022.

More to See & Do

Pittsburgh museums and attractions are also changing it up for summer, giving new and returning visitors more to explore.

Get a glimpse inside the life and works of August Wilson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, at August Wilson: The Writer's Landscape. The permanent exhibition, housed inside the August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC), is the first-ever permanent exhibit dedicated to the extraordinary playwright. The exhibit takes a deep dive into Wilson’s life, from his early days in Pittsburgh’s Hill District to his home office and the influential people he interacted with, while also shining a spotlight on his award-winning work.

Experience the brilliant work of impressionist painter Claude Monet at Monet in Bloom, the 2022 Summer Flower Show at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden. Phipps reimagines Monet’s art through the flora that inspired it, including famous pieces like “Water Lilies,” “The Saint-Lazare Station” and “The Woman in Green.” The exhibit offers breathtaking views both day and night! Monet in Bloom runs through Sept. 25.

Pittsburgh’s John Kane: The Life & Art of an American Workman, the newest exhibit to the Senator John Heinz History Center, tells the remarkable story of a hardworking, blue-collar laborer's transformation into a world-renowned painter at age 67. The interactive new exhibit lets you walk through a Kane painting to understand his process, view a recreated boxcar that informed his style and view 37 original works of Kane in an immersive experience. Pittsburgh's John Kane runs through Jan. 8, 2023.

Wine and Dine

With its diverse food scene and recognition as a craft beer hotspot (the city was named one of the Best Craft Beer Cities by Fodor’s Travel in 2021), Pittsburgh gives meeting attendees plenty to enjoy in their downtime.

Alta Via Pizzeria in East Liberty is the newest dining hot spot in Pittsburgh, serving up a modern take on Italian cooking in a casual environment. Pick from two styles of pizza topped with a unique variety of savory ingredients, along with salads, sandwiches and simple dishes with a focus on seasonal vegetables. Order from the walk-up window, pick up takeout or dine-in at the traditional dining room, AVP patio or full-service bar.

Coven Brewing opened in the Lawrenceville neighborhood in April and focuses on hop-forward New England IPA and saison styles. Grab a draft of thoughtfully-crafted beers including Borrowed Nostalgia, a café beer with vanilla and notes of chocolate and honey, and more on the always-rotating tap list.

Verona-based Inner Groove Brewing opened a new taproom in the Allentown neighborhood. Built in the minds of two husband and wife teams, Inner Groove perfectly pairs hand-crafted beers with iconic tunes on vinyl. The new taproom features a 1,100-square-foot, winterized beer garden, plus the same fun, music-filled atmosphere loyal customers have come to love.

Pittsburgh has long been a great place to hold meetings. With these new and exciting additions, there are now even more reasons to book your next meeting in our vibrant city.

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