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Program Description

Our BURGH101 program aims to introduce college students and their families to Pittsburgh, while getting discounts at local businesses and organizations around the city. Look for the BURGH101 sticker in the window of partner locations and show your BURGH101 Badge to get discounts and specials. 


As a result of this program, you will:

  • Have fun exploring Pittsburgh
  • Get to know your new city
  • Try places you wouldn’t otherwise check out
  • Save money with discounts at partner locations
  • Enjoy the amazing and unique restaurants, attractions and cultural institutions in Pittsburgh
  • Easily traverse your new city alone, with friends or with your family

Course Goals

  • Parents will be able to spend more time in Pittsburgh before and after Move-In Day discovering everything that the city has to offer. Plus, BURGH101 is the perfect excuse to return to check up on your students during the semester as you cross off more of your bucket list.
  • Students will have an easy way to plan off-campus exploring while saving money with discounts from the BURGH101 Badge. And, as you become a Pittsburgh expert, you'll have plenty of things to suggest to your parents and loved ones when they visit for the weekend.

Course Content

The following Pittsburgh businesses are participating in BURGH101, offering discounts and other perks when you use their code online or show your BURGH101 Badge in person.


Point Park University
Embrace a truly dynamic and unique education at Point Park University, the only university located in downtown Pittsburgh. Experience a hands-on, practical learning approach that fosters real-world skills and knowledge. Choose from a diverse array of over 100 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs, each offering students their own unique real-world experiences. All of this takes place on our campus situated in one of the most vibrant and exhilarating urban areas in the country.

Classes by Point Park University. Photo Credit: John Altdorfer


ASCEND Climbing
ASCEND South Side - 2141 Mary Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
ASCEND Point Breeze - 7443 Thomas Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Founded in Pittsburgh, PA, ASCEND operates facilities that offer community-centered climbing, fitness, yoga, youth programs, and community events, by serving individuals and groups of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Located in Pittsburgh’s South Side and Point Breeze neighborhoods, as well as Youngstown, Ohio. Find Your Summit in the City!

Offer Details: 50% off Day Passes for Burgh 101 Badge holders through Sept. 30

North Shore Tavern
120 Federal Street Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Pittsburgh’s most memorable meal is at North Shore Tavern, home of Steak on a Stone. Our signature meals include; Filet Mignon, New York Strip, Jumbo Shrimp, Jumbo Scallops and more, which are prepared and served on a 700º lava stone and finished cooking at your table. Located a stones throw from PNC Park, this is a must stop destination for great drinks and amazing food and Pirates fans will enjoy the baseball memorabilia located throughout the restaurant. For reservations, find us on OpenTable or call 412-465-9865 for this truly unique experience.

Offer Details: 15% Off

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for ticket discounts of up to 50% off select Pittsburgh Cultural Trust performances. Taking advantage of this opportunity is easy!

1. Click on your university’s logo and purchase your discounted tickets. If your university is not listed, please select OTHER UNIVERSITIES for a general university student option.

2. Pick up your ticket order at the venue's box office starting two hours prior to show time. Bring a form of valid student identification (ID card, transcript, report card, or other proof of enrollment)

Faculty and staff of local universities with valid university ID are eligible for discounted tickets. Prices, shows, and seating are subject to tour requirements and availability. Some restrictions may apply.

Offer Details: Discounts are on a per show basis with a minimum discount of 15%. They are added to the site above as shows are confirmed and put on sale.

Additional BURGH101 Partners

3 Rivers Outdoor Company
1130 S. Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Offer Details: 15% OFF Kayak, SUP, or Camping Reservatio

Alihan's Coffee & Breakfast
129 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Offer Details: 15% off your receipt of minimum $25

Arcade Comedy Theater
943 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Offer Details: College student ticket price is $5 off our regular ticket price, 33% off for most shows. Parents that participate in BURGH101 can get this price, too!

Amped Airsoft Arena
2250 Noblestown Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Offer Details: Use code BURGH101

Beer on Butler
4811 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Offer Details: 15% Off

Bike the Burgh Tours
1049 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Offer Details: Students and parents can redeem by using the code STUDENT15 when checking out!

Boutique La Passerelle
417 Wood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Offer Details: Additional 15% off on sale merchandise

City Grows
2 LOCATIONS: 1659 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 & 5208 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Offer Details: 15% All regular priced merchandise

Clarissa Boutique
4603 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Offer Details: 15% off in-store merchandise

1059 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Offer Details: Spend $50 or more and received 15% off total order

DiBella's Subs
16 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Offer Details: Must show discount at register to redeem in-store. Valid for online orders at DiBellas.com by using code BURGH101 on checkout screen. Not valid on catering or 3rd party orders. Valid through 12/31/23.

Farm to Table Buy Local
Offer Details: Free Western PA Local Food Guide

Howl at the Moon Pittsburgh
125 7th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Offer Details: 15% off discount applied to final bill. Please show BURGH101 Badge to server or bartender. Not valid on special events. MUST BE OVER 21Thur 7 p.m.-Close, Fri-Sat 6p.m.-Close

Kayak Pittsburgh
2 LOCATIONS | Downtown, Sharpsburg
Offer Details: Use code Burghkayak101 to get 15% OFF at Kayak Pittsburgh Downtown Pop Up location or our Sharpsburg location. Make reservations in advance on our websiteWe also have FREE Young Adult programs on our events calendar. Fish, hike, bike and kayak with other young outdoor enthusiasts ventureoutdoors.org/activities/photo/?tribe_eventcategory%5B0%5D=124

Live Fresh Juicery
4 Locations: Homestead, Northside, Pitt Campus and Regent Square
Offer Details: 15% off any cold pressed juice, nut mylk, immunity shot or juice cleanse

McCormick & Schmick's
301 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Offer Details: 15% Off Food Purchase

Mike's Beer Bar
100 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Offer Details: 15% Off Check

Millie's Homemade Ice Cream
8 Locations: Market Square, Cranberry, Lawrenceville, North Park, Oakland, Shadyside, South Fayette, Wexford
Offer Details: 15% off entire purchase

Mona's Chocolates

129 S Market Street, New Wilmington, PA 16142
Offer Details: To all college students and their parents use coupon code BURGH101 for a 15% discount. We ship nationwide. 

Moonshot Museum
1016 N Lincoln Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Offer Details: 15% off regular admission, so $8.50 for adult admission with badge, and $4.25 kids 3-17

New Age Attire
100 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Offer Details: Students can bring their student ID or the VisitPGH badge for 15% off their order in store. If ordering online they can use code “STUDENT15” at checkout 

OnPar Now
1669 Smallman St (Terminal Building), Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Offer Details: 15% off 1-hour TrackMan Golf Simulator. (Price covers up to 4 people)

Passport to Pittsburgh
Offer Details: Enjoy 15% off a 2. 5 hour custom itinerary “Pittsburgh 101” Passport to Pittsburgh City Experience Tour! Ride the incline, cross the rivers and bridges and see hidden gems all while learning about the history and culture of Pittsburgh from your local guide!

Pittsburgh Irish Festival
Sept. 8-10, 2023
801 Carrie Furnace Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Offer Details: Use code BURGH101 here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3... for 15% off tickets

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Performs at Heinz Hall - 600 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Offer Details: Students can receive $15 tickets by visiting this website and clicking on their university: pittsburghsymphony.org/university

144 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Offer Details: 15% off total bill, not applicable with other discounts.

Rush Hour Boat Charter
238 W Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Offer Details: 15% of any 2,3, or4 hour private sightseeing cruise.

242 51st Street, Pittsburgh PA 15201
Offer Details: 15% off of all food and drink for those who show their BURGH101 Badge

Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream
206 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Offer Details: 15% off your entire bill

214 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Offer Details: Discount applies to food only, dine-in only, not redeemable for cash, not valid for take-out orders.

täkō tôrtä
122 Bakery Square Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Offer Details: 15% off food order, dine-in-only, not redeemable for cash, not valid for take-out orders.

Total Peace and Wellness
4213 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Offer Details: 15% Off on All Items

Una Biologicals
3707 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Offer Details: Use code PGH15

Walk the Burgh Tours
1049 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Offer Details: Students and parents can redeem by using the code STUDENT15 when checking out!

Wigle Whiskey
2401 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

BURGH101 Hotel Partners

Doubletree by Hilton Monroeville Convention Center
101 Mall Blvd, Monroeville Pa 15146

Hampton Inn Pittsburgh Greentree
555 Trumbull Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Offer Details: 12% Off Lodging - some blackout dates may apply.

Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
1247 Smallman St, Pittsburgh PA 15212
Offer Details: Save 15%

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Airport/Moon Township
9600 University Boulevard, Moon Township, PA 15108
Offer Details: 15% off Best Available Rate (BAR)

1800 Preble Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15233
Offer Details: 10% off base rates using discount code BURGH101

Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh University Oakland
329 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Offer Details: Save 15% using Corporate Special Rate 786851028

Hyatt Place Pittsburgh Airport/Robinson Mall
6011 Campbells Run Road, Pittsburgh PA 15205
Offer Details: 12% off Rack Rate

Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh
1111 Airport Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15231
Offer Details: 15% off Best Available Rate (BAR)

Joinery Hotel Pittsburgh
453 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Offer Details: 15% off

La Quinta Inn By Wyndham - Pittsburgh Airport
8507 University Blvd, Moon Township, PA 15108
Offer Details: 10% discount from our best available rate. Booking link: www.wyndhamhotels.com/hotels/5..

TRYP by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville
177 40th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Offer Details: 15% off Wyndham Flexible Rate

Westin Pittsburgh
1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Offer Details: Book the Marriott Bonvoy exclusive flexible rate and save on your reservation.

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Avenue/Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Offer Details: 10% discount at Bridges Restaurant

Required Materials

Your BURGH101 Badge. Request your BURGH101 Badge for free here (or fill out the form below) and receive it by mail. Then, take it with you as you explore and show it at each location for a discount.

Sign up for a Burgh101 Badge today – the first 40 people who register will get our BURGH101 Retro-Starter Kit which comes with:

  • Reversible bucket hat
  • Belt bag
  • Silicone phone wallet
  • Retro lunch box
  • Lanyard

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