What's New in Pittsburgh

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.

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New for 2023 | What's New in Pittsburgh

Update your itineraries and make plans for your next visit. Here's everything new in the city to add to your list.

Upscale Mini Golf | Puttery and Puttshack

The Strip District will be getting two immersive upscale mini-golf venues in 2023. Visitors to the recently opened Puttery can enjoy a 21+ experience testing their skills on three themed, nine-hole course while sipping course-exclusive cocktails. Puttshack, located at The Terminal, will offer an upscale, hi-tech experience with exciting competition and scoring elements, plus exceptional food and drinks when it opens later this summer.

More to Sip & Savor | New Restaurants and Breweries

Pittsburgh’s food and craft beverage scene continues to grow throughout Pittsburgh’s 90 neighborhoods. There are numerous new dining experiences that will excite the tastebuds of every foodie, including: Ritual House Downtown, Viet Nom Nom in Squirrel Hill, Sultry F&B and Piper’s Pub in South Side Flats – and, Fish Nor Fowl recently reopened! 

New additions in craft beverage include Aslin Beer Co. in the Strip District, Big Sewickley Creek in Sewickley, Back Alley Brewing in Dormont and a new East End Brewing Company location in Mt. Lebanon.

Two Big Pittsburgh Anniversaries | Kennywood & Pittsburgh Zoo

This summer is a big milestone for two of Pittsburgh’s family-friendly attractions, as Kennywood and the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium are celebrating 125 years with visitors. 

Kennywood boasts exciting additions this season, including a new, thrill-seeking ride, Spinvasion, the return of popular Raging Rapids and a variety of new food and beverage options. The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium will host Summer Safari: A Pittsburgh Party on June 9, which will include food, live entertainment and much more.

Billy Porter Takes Over Pittsburgh | Heinz Hall & Phipps Conservatory

Every arts, music and fashion lover should plan a trip to see Pittsburgh native and Emmy-, Tony- and Grammy-winning performer Billy Porter return to his hometown for the Billy Porter Black Mona Lisa Tour at the Pittsburgh Symphony Heinz Hall on May 28. The 90-minute sensational pop music concert will feature top hits such as “Love Is on the Way” and “Love Yourself” paired with high-energy visual installations. Tickets and more information can be found at thebillyporter.com.

Can’t make it to the concert? Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens also will show Flowers Meet Fashion: Inspired by Billy Porter May 6-June 25. With help from students and designers from his alma maters Carnegie Mellon University and Pittsburgh CAPA High School, the highly anticipated exhibition will feature stunning floral displays paired with high-fashion designs inspired by Porter’s journey through the pop industry, his memoir and, of course, Kinky Boots! For more information on the exhibition, visit phipps.conservatory.org.

In conjunction with the flower show and Pittsburgh Pride Revolution, the Three Rivers Business Alliance is partnering with Phipps to host True Colors: The Fashions of Pride, a champagne brunch and fashion show benefiting LGBTQ+ small businesses on June 4. Tickets to this event are limited and available at 3rba.com; admission to Porter’s new exhibit is included.

PNC Park Adds Hi-Tech Enhancements

Recent enhancements made at PNC Park are sure to delight foodies and sports fanatics alike throughout the 2023 Pittsburgh Pirates season. 

Eating at PNC Park is a culinary adventure, and now, guests will have access to several new beer markets and eateries as well as a walk-in, grab-and-go market with touchless self-checkout. Plus, the stadium also is utilizing Evolv technology to simplify and speed up the entry process at each gate.

The Velvet Underground & Nico: Scepter Studio Sessions | The Andy Warhol Museum

Opening in May at The Andy Warhol Museum, The Velvet Underground & Nico: Scepter Studio Sessions will allow visitors to experience audio and visual highlights of the band, including music from its early recordings in 1966, as well as unseen footage from the band’s live performances and Warhol’s screen tests. The exhibit will run May 12-Sept. 25, 2023.

The Landing Hotel Pittsburgh | Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh's newest hotel has it all – 210 guest rooms, direct access to the existing casino, an easy walk to Acrisure Stadium and PNC Park, and panoramic views of the city’s stunning skyline. Boasting a contemporary interior and exterior, the hotel also features free breakfast, free valet parking and a 24/7 fitness center.

Neighbor to Neighbor | Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Running Feb. 11-May 27, Neighbor to Neighbor is a visual art exhibition featuring the works of six artists. Presented in collaboration with BOOM Concepts, the exhibit, which brings together a diverse range of visual strategies, considers the impacts and possibilities around active neighboring. 

VIKINGS: Warriors of the North Sea | Carnegie Science Center

Sound the war horn! This limited exhibition, in Pittsburgh from Feb. 11 - Sept. 4, features never-before-seen Viking jewelry, clothes, weapons and much more. Visitors have their pick of immersive experiences as they can build their own Viking ship using a touch screen, hold a Viking sword and even try on traditional garb and roleplay as a Viking.

On the Horizon | Coming Soon to Pittsburgh

A preview of what's next in Pittsburgh. Check back for groundbreaking announcements, new developments, upgrades and improvements, major event news and everything else coming soon to the city.

See more things we're excited for in 2023.

National Senior Games

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. 

Building Bridges that Last with Violins of Hope

Coming to CMU's campus Oct. 7-Nov. 21, 2023, Violins of Hope is a one-of-a-kind exhibit that relates the stories of string instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Under their themes of tuning out prejudice and building bridges that last, these stories are connected to present day issues in the hopes of creating a more diverse, inclusive future.

Novo Asian Food Hall

A first of its kind in Western PA, Novo Asian Food Hall will be an Asian food hall featuring seven stalls from Pittsburgh restauranteurs in an open kitchen concept. Mike Chen (Everyday Noodles) and Alex Tang (Mola) helm this ambitious concept coming in 2023 to The Terminal.

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