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South Side

Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (Southside Flats)
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Ranked #28 of 92 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining, Shopping, Nightlife, Drinking, City walk sightseeing
Description: Historic area of downtown Pittsburgh that features an eclectic mix of community, cultural, business and entertainment venues
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW 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
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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225 reviews 225 reviews
86 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Restaurants good before 10 - 11 pm which is when overly intoxicated people start to make their presence known. Parking perpetually difficult. Sur la table is a unique cooking store. Jogging in the evening you will inhale combo of dryer sheet smell, cigarettes and grill. Avoid Carson St when driving. Get on one of the back streets or you will... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
73 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Great place to visit for residents and visitors to Pittsburgh alike. Restaurants and bars galore, and interesting shops you can browse in. It's best to park at one side of the neighborhood and walk along Carson Street, stopping where you'd like. You can visit multiple times and find new shops and restaurants to explore.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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218 reviews 218 reviews
115 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I've been here alot since I've lived in Pittsburgh as it was recommended as an area to go to for fun from people at my job. There are many bars one can get to by foot or cab here, some restaurants, and it is overall a good feeling being here. There is a lot of foot traffic here and at... More

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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142 reviews 142 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is our hub when we visit the city. Some of the places we love are: REI, Goodwill, Zenith Tea & Antiques, Enchanted Garden Smoothies, Spring Hill Suites, and Carson Street. Stop by the cozy Chamber of Commerce on Carson to get the scoop on the area as well as the city. And, the area is a short trip to... More

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