12 Best Things To Do In Pittsburgh At Night

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When it comes to looking for things to do in the Pittsburgh area, it can be quite a struggle as there is so much one could do. However, you’re sure to find great places to go in Pittsburgh at night. There are markets, shops, restaurants, bars, and even horseback riding can be an option if there is someone who is outdoorsy in the group. Wondering where to stay in Pittsburgh? You’ll be glad to know that Pittsburgh has some of the best hotels and even a couple of boat rentals if you want a unique stay! But in order to limit some of the stress that comes with traveling, here’s a list of the best things to do in Pittsburgh at night.

1. Black and Ghost Tour (from USD 29.0)

Looking for fun things to do in Pittsburgh at night? Want to experience the city on a different level? Make sure you can handle this one-of-a-kind spooky adventure that will take you on a 90-minute historical and paranormal tour of Pittsburgh’s beautifully lit night scenes. Listen to your guide as he tells you in-depth stories and spooky tales about the historical landmarks that you will visit. Take a closer look at Heinz History Center, which is believed to host ghosts, and pass by Union Station, which is also rumored to be haunted.

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2. Pittsburgh Glass Center

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Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

This is one of the top glass facilities in the United States and they have a ton of events going on daily. Classes are also available to those that wish to partake in some epic glass making. Those classes are normally two hours long, but it’s a fascinating lesson for those that haven’t experienced it before. It’s not a bar or a pub, not even a fancy night out. But it is a pretty cool place to visit if you’re looking for something fun to do that’s not too stressful. They have different exhibitions that customers can walk through, where you can experience the glass making process. There are pieces from widely known artists, and artists that are just getting started, which is what makes the center a unique place to visit. This is more of a mid-day to early evening activity as the latest they are open 7 pm, although the hours do change as the seasons change.

Pittsburgh Glass Center

Address: 5472 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Website: Pittsburgh Glass Center

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3. Gaucho Parrilla Argentina

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

A newer restaurant to Pittsburg, Gaucho Parrilla Argentina is the place to go for South American style wood-fire cuisine. The food here is delicious and they have a full-page wine and beer menu to ensure there is always something to quench your thirst. It’s a great place for a group outing as they also have vegetarian and vegan items in addition to the large selection of meat-based dishes. Make sure to add Gaucho Parrilla Argentina to your dinner plans for your next night out in Pittsburg!

Gaucho Parrilla Argentina

Address: 146 Sixth Street. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Website: Gaucho Parrilla Argentina

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4. 'Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour

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If food is something you enjoy, this is a great event to attend in Pittsburgh. This is a street of food shops, pretty much. You can taste the foods that Pittsburgh has to offer and the nice part is, it isn’t even that expensive. For less than 40 USD, you can eat the fine cuisine that is found in Pittsburgh and enjoy the company that you’re with. The tours take place on Fridays and the occasional Monday and Thursday. If you have a group of 12 people or more, you can get a special accommodation so you can all stick together.

'Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour

Address: Old St. Patricks Church courtyard, 1711 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Website: ‘Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour

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5. Station Square

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Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Cbaile19 used under CC0

Station Square is located in Downtown Pittsburgh and is a great place to visit when the weather is cooperative. Spring, summer, and fall are the best times to visit, as there is a lot to see and do outside. There are a lot of stores, restaurants and bars that people of all ages can enjoy. The view is breathtaking, as it all sits on the water. If you enjoy shopping and eating lots of different foods, this is a stop that you should make when visiting Pittsburgh, PA!

Station Square

Address: 125 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

Website: Station Square

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6. Howl at the Moon Bar

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Sounds pretty fun right? This bar is located at 125 7th St in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They often have live music for their customers to enjoy while drinking their favorite drinks. The live music is often the popular hits of today, so this is definitely a place for the young and/or young at heart. The purpose of the bar is to get everyone up dancing and having a good time. They are available to book for bachelorette parties, birthday parties and even corporate parties. If you’re looking to have a great time, this place is definitely for you, so grab some friends to make the experience even more enjoyable! The prices aren’t too expensive like other bars, but the price you pay will be up to you and your party as food and drinks vary in cost. An evening at this establishment is one of the best things to do in Pittsburgh on a Saturday night.

Howl at the Moon Bar

Address: 125 7th St Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Website: Howl at the Moon

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7. Arsenal Bowl

Arsenal Bowl Pittsburgh
Source: Photo by Flickr user Tony Webster used under CC BY 2.0

Arsenal Bowl is hands-down the best bowling alley in Pittsburgh. If winning that honor year after year wasn’t enough, then glowing praise from sources like the New York Times, and the sheer popularity of the location on the weekend, speaks to how vibrant this place is. Aside from bowling, Arsenal Bowl regularly has DJs, live music, karaoke, and of course a bar and grill. If you’re looking to let loose and have some fun with the whole gang, then why not give this bowling alley a go?

Arsenal Bowl

Address: 4310 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, United States

Website: Arsenal Bowl

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5pm - 12am; Fri: 5pm - 1am; Sat: 11am - 1am (closed on Sun)

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9. Rolling Hills Ranch

Rolling Hills Ranch
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If you’re looking for something to do with a partner or just a great friend, this is something that everyone can enjoy. Even if you’ve never been on a horse before, the employees will help you through everything and explain what all needs to be done before even getting on the horse. Only a short ride away from downtown Pittsburgh, it does seem odd that there would be a ranch offering horseback riding here. But it really is a great experience. There are trails that can be ridden on during the day but the trail that is most spectacular is the one they take you on at night. There are no lights around the trails except the moonlight and stars above you as you ride along the paths. It’s an extremely peaceful way of ending your night with friends or a loved one. And when the ride is over, they have a meal by the campfire planned for you and your party. For those that wish to try this, a fee of 60 USD per person and a non-refundable fee of 30 USD is all is takes to enjoy this peaceful event.

Rolling Hills Ranch

Address: Rolling Hills Ranch, 677 Hickory Grade Rd., Bridgeville, PA 15017

Website: Rolling Hills Ranch

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10. Voodoo Brewery

Voodoo Brewing Wynona's Big Brown Ale
Source: Photo by Flickr user Scottb211 used under CC BY 2.0

If you’re one that loves all that is the “pub,” this is the place for you and your friends. While this place gets crowded on the weekends, it’s an experience unlike any other. The pub does have their own brewery, which means the beer is fresh and depending on your tastes, pretty good if you’re into beer. They have different flavors all the time, and some flavors they never have again, unless it was a big seller. They always have different activities going on and by checking their Facebook page, you’re sure to find out what is going on during the time that you wish to go. They often have trivia games on Friday nights, which is a blast once you get a few drinks in your friends.

Voodoo Brewery

Address: 205 E 9th St, Homestead, PA 15120

Website: Voodoo Brewery

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11. Pennsylvania Coin Operated Hall of Fame

This may not sound like the most exciting place to visit when you’re in Pittsburgh, but it really is a fun place to go if you love arcades! It’s a huge arcade that has pinball machines, old Pac-man games, and other old fashioned games that bring out the kid in you. The arcade is more commonly known as Pinball PA to those that have traveled here a time or two, but the games are always fun and the employees are always helpful.

PA Coin Operated Hall of Fame

Address: 2284 Brodhead, Hopewell TWP, PA

Website: PA Coin Operated Hall of Fame

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12. La Casa Narcisi Winery

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Located a short drive north of Pittsburgh, this is a family-owned winery that was founded in 2001. They have a bunch of different wines to taste and choose from, but each one is unique and flavorful. They start you off with two samples of wine and there is an option of adding four more with an additional 5 USD cost. They have small events that draw people in like simple live music, normally of the acoustic variety, while you are eating your dinner or enjoying some wine tasting. If you’re looking for things to do on a Friday night near Pittsburgh, check out this winery.

La Casa Narcisi Winery

Address: 4578 Gibsonia Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044

Website: La Casa Narcisi Winery

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Pittsburgh at night: The perfect ending to your day

Pittsburgh, PA
Source: Photo by Flickr user Ron Reiring used under CC BY 2.0

For those who aren’t aware, Pittsburgh has one of the most beautiful skylines one could see, particularly from Mt. Washington. There are two inclines that will take you up and down the mountain, in which you can see the amazing skyline. There are shops and food areas to enjoy on Shiloh Street and Grandview Avenue, so this is something that can be done anytime, but when the sun is setting is when it can be most enjoyed. This is also a great city to celebrate a bachelorette or bachelor party. Be sure to enjoy these fun things to do in Pittsburgh at night.

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Samantha Kern, holding a Bachelor's Degree in English, is passionately dedicated to her writing career. Her love for travel has been ingrained since her early years, with cherished memories of...Read more

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