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South Side

Neighborhood: Southside Flats
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As featured in 3 Days in Pittsburgh and 1 other guide
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Address: Pittsburgh, PA 15203
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Activities: Dining, Shopping, Nightlife, Drinking, City walk sightseeing
Description: Historic area of downtown Pittsburgh that features an eclectic mix of...
Historic area of downtown Pittsburgh that features an eclectic mix of community, cultural, business and entertainment venues
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Young and Vibrant

South Side is one of those place that many shops have come and gone. It once was a place that had as many Churches as it had bars. Though the sad thing now is that churches... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

South Side is one of those place that many shops have come and gone. It once was a place that had as many Churches as it had bars. Though the sad thing now is that churches there have bebyeen replaced by other businesses. South Side has a college town feel to it on weekends, since Pittsburgh has about 15 colleges... More 

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Pittsburgh PA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

So many places to stop and visit. Wonderful gastro pubs and eatery's . To many sport bars to mention also a very trendy place . Diversification is what the South side is all about. Urban Tap , Fat Heads , Southside BBQ and many many more..

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
30 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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221 reviews 221 reviews
151 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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254 reviews 254 reviews
98 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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