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Welcome to Pittsburgh! What do you want to do first? Not sure yet? Well what about plans for tomorrow? …Well you still have time to decide… Where are you staying? You haven't booked a hotel yet?!?!

Black-Owned Pittsburgh

Find some local hidden gems, experience something like no other and support black-owned businesses!

Explore an important part of Pittsburgh's culture through its black-owned business. From restaurants and bars, to arts and culture, you won't want to miss these local favorites.

These are just a few notable highlights. For a full, searchable directory, check out Cocoapreneur.

Eateries

Enjoy the flavors of Pittsburgh’s 90 neighborhoods. From a chill teahouse in Deutchtown, to a South Side soul food experience like no other, these black-owned Pittsburgh eateries are just a few worth mentioning:

Arnold's Tea

The perfect cup of tea, good company and a relaxing stop along the way. What could be better than that? Stop by Arnold’s Tea while you explore the eclectic Deutchtown.

Carmi

If you love soul food, you won’t want to miss this family-owned Pittsburgh favorite. You’ll love the thoughtfully prepared seasonal menu and live music!

Showcase BBQ

Showcase BBQ is the definition of a hidden gem. This delicious BBQ joint in Homewood will blow you away and keep you coming back for more. Don’t miss it!

Savoy

Experience the good life at Savoy. Part restaurant, part jazz club, Savoy is perfect for a late night of fun and refinement. Come for brunch, dinner or happy hour, and have a good time.

Sugar & Smoke

Located in Bloomfield, Pittsburgh's Little Italy, is Sugar & Smoke, where you'll find southern charm, southern hospitality and delicious southern food.

Festivals

If you love to learn about a city's culture while enjoying, food, drinks, music and entertainment, you will definitely want to come to town for these festivals!

Black Bottom Film Festival

Hosted at the August Wilson Cultural Center, this film festival highlights African American cinema and unique black people and celebrates filmmaking pioneers of recent decades.

Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival

Musicians and jazz lovers from around the world gather in Pittsburgh, sharing one common bond, jazz! The Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival is presented by Citizens Bank and hosted by the August Wilson Cultural Center for African American Culture.

Fresh Fest

Did you know the country’s first Black Brew Festival is hosted right here in Pittsburgh? Fresh Fest is a celebration of black-owned breweries, regionally and across the country.

Art & Culture

Black culture is celebrated every day in Pittsburgh through its artists and expression. Here are some cultural experiences to try out next time you’re in town.

Featured Artists:

Vanessa German

See Vanessa German's art at galleries like the Mattress Factory and check out the work she's doing at the Love Front Porch and ARThouse in Homewood.

Baron Batch

You can find Baron Batch's colorful public work throughout the city, like the elephant mural in the South Side neighborhood or Color Park.

Kiln-N-Time

What better way to pass the time than pottery painting in Lawrenceville? Grab your squad and have a great time painting the night away. And don’t forget: Kiln-N-Time is BYOB!

August Wilson House

The childhood home of its namesake, famed Pittsburgh playwright August Wilson, the August Wilson House is being restored to become a community center for art, revitalization and inspiration.

Kelly Strayhorn Theater

The Kelly Strayhorn Theater celebrates diversity in voice, thought, and expression, and upholds a firm commitment to inclusion. Find the Kelly Strayhorn Theater on Pittsburgh East End, and catch a inspired performance.

Mighty. Beautiful. Informed.