Hit the Street: North Shore

Our step-by-step guide on how to turn a great show at Stage AE into a great evening.

Photo by Dave DiCello

With concerts from Soundgarden (May 12), Juicy J (May 19), Fall Out Boy (May 21) and others on the calendar, you’re probably already planning a trip to Stage AE sometime this month. Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to turn a great show into a great evening. (Our plan includes sipping an adult beverage at every stop, so be sure to designate a driver or make use of the cabs — whether it’s a taxi or a Green Gears Pedicab — stationed at Rivers Casino.)

Park at Rivers Casino (777 Casino Drive); it’s free almost every night of the year. Grab a pre-dinner cocktail or hit the gaming floor — if you have time before the show, of course.

Walk out the front doors and make the 10-minute stroll to Rivertowne North Shore (337 North Shore Drive) for dinner. If the Pirates aren’t playing, you shouldn’t have much trouble getting a table; if there is a game, however, you may want to eat beforehand (or at Rivers) and drop by Rivertowne for drinks and snacks.

Head back to Stage AE (400 North Shore Drive). Make sure you have enough cash for a beer or two; while the prices aren’t cheap, drinks are more than affordable for a concert.

After the show, reclaim your vehicle at the casino and make the short trip to Benjamin’s Western Avenue Burger Bar (900 Western Ave., Allegheny West). If you worked up an appetite, grab a burger; if a bite will suffice, Benjamin’s offers a cured meat plate from Crested Duck Charcuterie in Beechview.

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