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South Side

Address: Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (Southside Flats)
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Ranked #33 of 78 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Shopping, Nightlife, Drinking, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Historic area of downtown Pittsburgh that features an eclectic mix of community, cultural, business...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Shopping, Nightlife, Drinking, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Historic area of downtown Pittsburgh that features an eclectic mix of community, cultural, business and entertainment venues
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Twinsburg, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Old meets new, lots of neighborhood bars on Carson street, at the end is the new shops and restaurants mainly chain stores and restaurants upscale nice to walk around.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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133 reviews 133 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I ate at a restaurant in this area and have driven through it a number of times. It was described as a "college kid" area by a local, and I could see that once I was there. It's not far from the downtown area and has plenty to offer in terms of restaurants and shopping. I believe the casino is... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Another nice neighbourhood in the city of Pittsburgh. Clearly, I'd live there if I was to be transferred to Pittsburgh by my employer. Lots of bars and restaurants, a must go for any tourist in town... I personally went a dozen times in a month.

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USA
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205 reviews 205 reviews
143 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

South Side is a great place to spent the day. Lots of cool shops offering just about anything you'd like. A nice selection of eateries, both chain (Cheesecake Factory) and local, all of which offer good choices for just about any like wallet. Hofbrauhaus itself is worth the drive. Such Fun! The area is nicely laid out, so it's easy... More 

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

This is Pittsburgh's version of New Orleans' Bourbon Street. Plenty of good bars and restaurants, and a hangout for young partiers. Great nightlife, good music, and a lot happening -- especially after dark. If that's what you're looking for, then this is the place in Pittsburgh for you.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a great place for shopping or bar hopping. Just depends on your mood. Be prepared to walk though.

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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250 reviews 250 reviews
97 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Back in the 80's the south side was written off as a dead man walking. The huge Jones and Laughlin steel mill closed and the economic heart of the area up and down the slopes just died. Now 30 years later its back as a happening Bar scene and students from Pitt and Carnegie Mellon renting apartments. Its great to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great neighbourhood to walk through and observe local architecture. The high street is quaint and feels like a college town. Many decent restaurants and small shops.

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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We made it up the slope to Pius Street in search of a church condo we had seen. The stairs are old, somewhat in need of repair, and very steep! But the view of the city is fabulous and worth the effort.

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Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We came in late inthe day, but there are a ton of shops, bars, restaurants, movie theater, etc. Also there are Duck tours if you follow the walking/biking paths along the river.

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