Here at GoodFoodPittsburgh.com, yinz are always sending us emails and DMs asking for suggestions for a “Date Night” out in the city! With Valentine’s Day coming up, we decided to gather a few of our favorite romantic adventures to enjoy with your loved ones – at every price level!
Below we have listed everything from free walking tours, to extravagant 21 course meals. Enjoy!
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The Perfect Pittsburgh Date Night for Every Budget:
Boyd & Blair Vodka Distillery Tours
Local distillery Boyd & Blair offers free tours of their Gibsonia distillery every Saturday. Tours (and tastings!) start every hour on the hour starting at noon with the final tour of the day at 5:00 P.M.
Visit Bicycle Heaven
Cycling enthusiasts will love Bicycle Heaven, a free museum dedicated to all things bike related! Located on the Northside of Pittsburgh, this attraction is open daily from 10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Labeling Party at Wigle Whiskey
Will work for drinks! Help Wigle Whiskey label their upcoming product releases and enjoy complimentary cocktails and a tour of their production facility. These free events are always fun, but fill up quickly, so keep an eye on Wigle’s event schedule for upcoming labeling parties.
First Friday Gallery Crawl
On the first Friday of every month, galleries along Penn Avenue in Garfield, The Strip, and Downtown are open for a public gallery crawl. Programming varies month to month, but always includes food, beverages, music, and art for sale. The galleries typically open around 5:00 P.M. and stay open through nightfall. More information can be found online.
Art and Architecture on the Northside
Take a trip around the Northside of Pittsburgh and appreciate local art and architecture. Stroll through the beautiful Mexican War Streets and stop by acclaimed local art installations like Randyland and the City of Asylum poem house. If you’re up for it, The Mattress Factory museum is nearby, too!
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundations Tour
Pittsburgh’s nonprofit preservation society, Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundations Tour, offers free walking tours all over the city, as well as self-guided tour maps for history buffs in Pittsburgh. For a schedule of free tours, keep an eye on their website.
Sunset at West End Overlook Park
Take in a view of Downtown Pittsburgh from the charming West End Overlook Park, which offers one of the best views in the entire city. Make your way to the park before sunset to watch as the entire river valley is painted with a pastel backdrop.
Ride the Bike Trail
Walk or ride the lush Three River’s Heritage Trail. This trail loops around Pittsburgh’s three rivers. Great starting points to hop on the trail include: Millvale, the Northside, Downtown, and the South Side. More information on biking in Pittsburgh can be found via BikePGH.
Discover Pittsburgh’s Urban Staircases
Work up a sweat one of Pittsburgh’s many urban staircases! Local blog Mis-Steps provides information on the many city staircases hidden in neighborhoods all around Pittsburgh.
Frick Art Museum and Park
The permanent collection at the Frick Art Museum and Frick Antique Car Museum are free and open to the public. Stroll around the museum, and then walk through the park, located just across the street.
Track Down Your Favorite Food Truck
Food trucks are a great way to discover last minute events happening around Pittsburgh. Keep an eye on the social media of your favorite food truck to see what brewery or festivals they are popping up at soon! A few of our favorites include: Cousins Maine Lobster, Pittsburgh Sandwich Society, Revival Chili, Asado Wagon, and Mac & Gold Truck.
Banjo Nights at the Elks Lodge
Grab a drink and enjoy live music and a fun atmosphere at the Elks Lodge on the Northside of Pittsburgh. Banjo nights happen every Wednesday from 8-11 p.m. More information can be found online.
“Good Fridays” at The Andy Warhol Museum
Every Friday the Andy Warhol Museum celebrates “Good Friday” by staying open until 10:00 P.M. and offering half-off admission. There is also a cash bar available starting at 5:00 P.M.
Design Your Own Donuts
Stop by popular Pittsburgh donut shop Duck Donuts to design your own box of delicious cake donuts. Located in Upper St. Clair, guests can choose from various icing and topping selections. Valencia Donuts, located in Valencia, PA, offers a similar experience for those located north of the city.
ASCEND Pittsburgh Rock Climbing Gym
Stop by ASCEND on the South Side for their open rock climbing gym hours and some friendly competition. There are walls available for every rock climbing skill level. More information can be found online.
Take a Foodie Road Trip
Hit the road in the name of food! Here at GoodFoodPittsburgh.com, we have a long list of foodie road trips that will take you all over the city. Enjoy!
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Arcade Comedy Theater
One sure way to laugh is to head to the Arcade Comedy Theater, located in Downtown Pittsburgh. This longtime favorite has always offers an exciting lineup of standup and improv acts. A schedule can be found online. Mrs. Maisel approves!
Catch a Flick
Upgrade your classic “Dinner & a Movie” date by heading to the luxury movie seats at the Waterworks Cinemas. These plush chairs recline, offering an unparalleled movie experience. Another great cinema is Row House in Lawrenceville, which always has an eclectic and lineup of movies.
Enjoy one of Pittsburgh’s many great restaurants with a bottle from your own wine collection by stopping by a BYOB restaurants. Read our BYOB guide for suggestions!
Take a Cooking Class
Make your cake and eat it too at one of Pittsburgh’s many cooking schools! Our guide cooking classes recommended classes for everything from macarons to Brazilian feasts!
Pittsburgh Axe Throwing Gym
Try your luck at Pittsburgh’s first axe throwing gym, LumberjAxes, which has locations in Millvale and the South Hills. Stop by for a one hour “drop in session” where you can practice your aim while sipping BYOB wine and beer. More information can be found online.
Porter Beer Tour
Hop on the bus! Sample some brews from a few of Pittsburgh’s many breweries. This stylish DD will allow you and your date to fully enjoy your drinks. Book tours online.
The Twisted Frenchman 21 Course Chef’s Table
For a truly one-of-a-kind experience, book a meal at Twisted Frenchman’s chef’s table, located inside of the kitchen at their East Liberty restaurant. Watch your courses be prepared and plated before your eyes. With 21 courses, you’re sure to not leave hungry. More information can be found online.
Dine with a View at Altius
Enjoy a dramatic view of Pittsburgh’s skyline while eating at one of the most elegant restaurants in the city at Altius. Book your dinner around sunset to watch as the city slowly lights up before your very eyes.
Even if you’re from Pittsburgh, you can make the weekend feel like a vacation by staying in a different neighborhood! Find a new rhythm, visit different coffee shops, and finally check out that bar you’ve been meaning to go to for months!
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Take a Weekend Getaway
Get out of town! Pittsburgh is fortunet enough to be within driving distance of many other foodie cities. Detroit, Cleveland, Finger Lakes… the list goes on and on! Our Road Trip Guide is filled with suggestions. Have fun!