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Pittsburgh grand openings, new exhibits and big announcements
Pittsburgh is growing, with new businesses opening and attractions popping up every week. Follow this page for the latest on what's new and coming soon to Pittsburgh.
Update your itineraries and make plans for your next visit. Here's everything new in the city to add to your list.
The 58th Carnegie International, the longest-running North American exhibition of international art, returns to the Carnegie Museum of Art this fall Sept. 24, 2022 – April 2, 2023. This year’s International, titled Is it morning for you yet?, is curated by Sohrab Mohebbi and aims to present an overview of how art and artists respond to the critical questions of our time.
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. The property also boasts 800 square feet of meeting and event spaces as well as a 10th-floor terrace.
Located in Station Square, Josh Gibson Heritage Park is a permanent memorial to Gibson, considered to be one of baseball's greatest power hitters of all time. Gibson helped win more than a dozen Negro League titles for the Pittsburgh Crawfords and Homestead Grays. The park, which is free to explore, honors Gibson and seven other Pittsburgh greats with paintings and historical information.
Hungry in Downtown Pittsburgh at lunchtime? Look no further than Sally Ann’s, the latest restaurant concept from the Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group and led by Executive Chef Jamilka Borges. The restaurant features loads of fresh veggies including dishes such as heirloom tomato gazpacho, carrot pierogies and zucchini & cucumber salad, alongside hearty sandwiches. A coffee bar is open daily and offers La Colombe roasts, and a brunch menu is available weekends.
Bottlerocket Social Hall combines a comedy club with live music, classic films and a retro ‘70s aesthetic to create one of the most unique venues in the city. This Only in Pittsburgh venture makes Allentown a destination to see nationally recognized comedians while also spotlighting local talent through comedy showcases and open mics. Other events include Bottlerocket’s film club, featuring Pittsburgh documentarian Rick Sebak fielding audience questions, and themed parties leaning into their groovy vibes.
Duolingo, Inc., the popular Pittsburgh-based educational and language learning platform, is now offering authentic Mexican tacos and dishes at Duo’s Taqueria in East Liberty. Open Miércoles – Domingo (Wednesday -Sunday) from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., with extended hours on Friday and Saturday, diners have their pick of Mexico City-inspired tacos, all served on fresh tortillas made in-house under the guidance of Chef Marcella Ogrodnik. Patrons are incentivized to practice their Spanish at the window with Duo’s Español Challenge, with rotating rewards offered daily.
Unearth the science behind every living creature’s ability to survive, move and discover at Nature’s Amazing Machines, the newest traveling exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Nature’s creativity and ingenuity is on full display in this exhibit, open through Jan. 2, 2023. Explore and be inspired by these marvels of natural engineering and learn more about the world and the animals who live in it.
Sit back, relax and drink like it’s 1933 at Bitter End, a speakeasy-style bar new to the Etna scene. As Bitter End was originally bought for a clandestine drinking spot throughout Prohibition, cocktails are reinvented to encapsulate that era: rye- and gin-based drinks with modern twists get the libations flowing, and specialty cocktails from Manhattans to Mojitos are sure to make the night unforgettable. Food options include malt vinegar chips, smoked beef sticks and specialty garlic hummus featuring locally sourced ingredients.
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Vegans, rejoice! ShadoBeni, previously a pop-up location, now has a permanent home in the Northside. Chef and co-owner Ulric Joseph brings his unique, vegan twist on Trinidadian cuisine from roti (flatbread layered with seasoned split peas) to fried plantains, sea moss punch and a daily chef’s special. The brunch menu showcases ShadoBeni’s popular doubles, fried flatbread loaded with curried chickpeas and house-made chutney.
Wind down in the Larimer neighborhood with a pint of Arboretum Trail Brewing Co.’s hop-focused ales. Brewers work around the clock to produce and serve new IPAs and experimental beers with notes such as dark chocolate, caramel and vanilla. Patrons are invited to BYOF, and the brewery plans to incorporate events and live music soon.
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Commencing final countdown. 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.
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.
SportsPITTSBURGH is excited welcome the National Senior Games back to the City of Champions in the summer of 2023. Thousands of athletes, family members and fans are expected for the Games, a 20-sport competition for men and women aged 50 and over, and the largest multi-sport event in the world for seniors. Pittsburgh last hosted the National Senior Games in 2005.
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