Everything You Love About Pittsburgh in Three Blocks

It's amazing what you can do in the stretch of Liberty Avenue between Seventh and Tenth streets.

Photo by John Altdorfer


Ever feel as if you’ve explored all of Lawrenceville? Covered all of Shadyside? Seen all of Squirrel Hill? The stretch of Liberty Avenue between Seventh and Tenth streets could be the unlikely cure for your been-there, done-that blues.

The immediate visual of Liberty is everything we love about Pittsburgh: the gleam of office high-rises in the distance and the lingering memories of ghost signs on old brick walls, juxtaposed with the determined enthusiasm of independent business owners. Start off your afternoon with a visit to the comic and cartoon world of the ToonSeum.

If you need lunch, stop by Sammy’s Famous Corned Beef. A snack is all you need? Pittsburgh Popcorn Co. and the City Cafe will do you right, as will an hour spent browsing Amazing Books & Records.

Arts and entertainment options abound come nighttime, thanks to the Harris Theater, Arcade Comedy Theater, Bricolage Production Co., SPACE Gallery and Little E’s Jazz Club. For your nightcap, you’ve got Saloon, Inc.

Is there anything else you could possibly need?



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