Downtown Pittsburgh resonates with an entirely different atmosphere after hours when offices have closed and the city of over 300,000 souls lets down her hair. Lights and music are straining the resources of PennsylvaniaElectricityCompanies as workers and visitors come out to play and enjoy this city’s abundant nightlife.
Historic Market Square is one of the Steel City’s feature attractions with concerts, a Farmer’s Market, public art and a variety of great eateries. Attracting people from all walks of life, there is something for everyone and Market Square is perfect for mingling.
Downtown has an eclectic collection of dining experiences, from the Oyster House, opened in 1871, to restaurants as new as they come. Eden, opened in September of 2011, is an example of modern tastes as a vegan and healthy eater’s destination for fresh, local, healthy food. Winghart’s Burger & Whiskey Bar, opened in January 2011, actually grinds their own meat in-house, creating huge, tasty burgers.
Those who prefer a little more active after-hours entertainment can dance the night away at one of the city’s numerous nightclubs and dance clubs. Bash Nightclub bangs out ’80s electronica for the collegiate crowd and, oddly enough, has a mechanical bull. For an upscale lounge with a wine bar and VIP service you might like the DejaVu Lounge. Under-21 parties can be found on Sundays at the H2O nightclub, a modern disco playing Top-40 hits.
Culture is abundant in Pittsburgh with hundreds of venues for dance, theater, opera, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The Pittsburgh Dance Council and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater host a great many dance events throughout the year, and jazz, blues and bluegrass music enjoy a long-standing tradition. Art galleries abound in this city and the Three Rivers Arts Festival takes place downtown during the summer.
The residents and visitors of this City of Bridges should never lack ample opportunities for nightlife entertainment with so many options and events to choose from, and relief from late night munchies is readily available with the only problem being the dizzying array of tempting choices.