As we begin to reforge Downtown Pittsburgh, one of the most enjoyable (and safer) ways to enjoy your favorite restaurants and small businesses is outdoors. See what restaurants offer outdoor dining, and explore the areas around the neighborhood where we’re extending sidewalks and outdoor patios.
⚠ COVID-19 Update: the Allegheny County Health Department has determined that outdoor dining, including alcohol service, can resume beginning on Friday, July 10. Read the full order. Help keep your favorite businesses open by following safety precautions, like wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.
For a full listing of what’s open in Downtown, including for delivery and takeout, click here.
We’ve been working with community partners, the City of Pittsburgh, business and property owners, restaurants, and more to explore opportunities to expand outdoor dining and sidewalk space throughout the neighborhood. Look for more activations to come to these areas in the coming weeks, expected to remain in place through October.
Downtown Pittsburgh’s historic central gathering space now features outdoor dining expanded to the majority of the Square, with traffic routed away from the park. Look for reserved outdoor dining space along the expanded sidewalk, along with public seating in the center.
This vibrant, tree-lined street in the heart of the Cultural District has been reimagined to provide more sidewalk space to pedestrians, add new outdoor seating areas, and slow through-traffic.
Strawberry Way, an alley that connects Liberty Avenue and Grant Street and has seen a variety of public art and outdoor tables, is again open for outdoor dining near Smithfield Street. Look for seating to expand near Grant Street in the future, as well.
Look for activations to occur in this area in the coming weeks.
Areas marked in blue feature expanded outdoor dining patios and sidewalk extensions.
These outdoor dining and sidewalk extensions are generously supported by PNC Bank and the Richard King Mellon Foundation. The street modifications are a result of the collaborative efforts by the PDP, the Mayor’s Office, and the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI), Pittsburgh Public Safety, as well as local engineering firms Michael Baker, Traffic Planning and Design, the Port Authority, and Parking Authority.
The redesign required extensive conversation and collaboration with stakeholders who live, work, visit, and study in Downtown to understand and accommodate their ongoing needs while also reconfiguring the roadway.