Living Pittsburgh is here to debunk the theory that all things Downtown, and especially in the Cultural District, are expensive. Here’s how you can have a fabulously inexpensive evening livin’ it up Downtown.
First up, head over to Olive or Twist on 6th St at around 4 pm to take advantage of their happy hour specials. (Happy hour is from 4-6.) Order the Buffalo Chicken Spread with warm crispy pita pieces (which is incredible) and some Truffle Fries since both are half-off, along with a couple $1 off draft micro brews or $4 select wines. After filling up, take advantage of JazzLIVE from 5 - 7; a free jazz concert sponsored by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. During the summer months the concert is outdoors at Katz Plaza, but during the cooler months it’s held at the Backstage Bar behind Theater Square garage. On Tuesdays, the Backstage Bar also features $5 Absolut Martinis all night, so you can also enjoy a beverage while watching the show.
After all that culture you’re probably going to want a sweet treat! Head over to Crazy Mocha at the corner of 8th Street and Liberty Avenue to pick up a small cup of joe and a biscotti for dipping.
Your total for the evening? Around $45-$50 for two including tips! Not bad for the swanky side of Downtown!
*includes 2 appetizers and 2 craft beers or wines, live jazz show and 2 martinis, 2 small coffees and 2 biscottis, and 18-20% tips.
Don’t worry about driving or parking – take the bus! There’s more routes than we can mention that put you right in the heart of the Cultural District. Use Port Authority’s Trip Planner to get a quick, customized route. Getting there couldn’t be easier!
For more great deals in town, check out our Downtown section under Our Neighborhoods.
Like other start-to-finish discounts? Check out these other Adventure Blueprints!
This information is made possible by the generous support of Port Authority of Allegheny County. Please drive responsibly, and consider public transportation when venturing out for the evening.