Pittsburgh News – Coming Soon, Openings, and Closings

Published by Jeremy. Last Updated on May 16, 2024.

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Our goal here at Discover the Burgh is to keep you up-to-date with the best things to do in Pittsburgh. As part of this, we want to keep you informed of things coming soon in addition to our personal reviews found on this site.

To do that, this Pittsburgh news feature was formed!

Every week we will post updates on business openings, expansions, coming soon teasers, and, unfortunately, closing announcements as well. When available, each piece of news will directly link to either the full news release from the brand or a longer article on our site.

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Pittsburgh News You Should Know About

Check out the latest and greatest news in Pittsburgh below. This page is updated regularly with the latest news added at the top.

Stunt Pig Opening in Squirrel Hill

Pittsburgh's popular sandwich food truck, Stunt Pig, has announced a change of plans for their permanent location. They are now taking over the former Bull River Taco space in Squirrel Hill for a dedicated storefront opening soon! While we do not know any more details about the formerly announced Trace Uptown location, we are excited to see this gem open in Squirrel Hill!

More details can be found here.

Mindful Brewing to Become Chimera Brewing

Mindful Brewing

A few weeks ago, Mindful Brewing teased a return after a closure over winter. They recently announced that they have been acquired by the Galley Group (of Federal Galley fame) and will be re-opening as Chimera Brewing very soon.

More details can be found here.

Unspeakable Cocktail Bar Closed

Unspeakable

The popular speakeasy inside Ineffable Ca Phe, Unspeakable, has closed. No further details have been given at this time.

A short closure post can be found here.

Sudden Little Thrills Festival Canceled

The recently announced music festival, Sudden Little Thrills, appears to be a sudden little letdown. The festival announced an abrupt cancelation with no explanation given and scrubbed their social media profiles completely. We'd like to share more information on this, but that's all anyone seems to know right now.

More details cannot be found here.

Arts Festival Lineup Announced

Arts Festival

The Three Rivers Arts Festival is one of our favorite events every summer, and the 2024 lineup has been formally announced! Be sure to head downtown to check out all the fun from May 31st to June 9th in 2024!

More details can be found here.

Black Canary Coffee Springdale Closed

Black Canary Coffee

Springdale's resident coffee shop, Black Canary Coffee, announced an abrupt closer until further notice. Their Blawnox location will remain open so go check them out there!

More details can be found here.

Mindful Brewing Returns?

Mindful Brewing

The South Hills Brewery, Mindful Brewing, teased a possible return after their abrupt closure in 2023. No additional details were provided beyond a cryptic teaser; however, we expect a formal announcement soon.

Check out the teaser here.

“The Science Behind Pixar” Coming to the Science Center

Science Center

To infinity, and beyond! The newest touring show to come to the Science Center's Science Pavilion starting May 25th through January 2025. Learn about how the movies are made and more with numerous interactive exhibits!

More details can be found here.

Jackworth Ginger Beer Now Open

Any ginger beer fans here? You'll want to make your way over to Larimer to check out the new Jackworth Ginger Beer brewery. This one will be producing both alcoholic and non-alcoholic ginger beers and will be quite the interesting spot for something just a bit different from the rest!

More details can be found here.

Golden Gai Opening May 28th

GiJin

Gi-Jin's new izakaya restaurant, Golden Gai, in Bakery Square announced that they will be opening May 28th. However, this will only be for a phase one opening with sushi available for take out. A full opening date for dine-in has not been announced.

More details can be found here.

Strange Roots Gibsonia Becoming Caliente's Dough Daddy Brewery

You may be aware that Strange Roots had a brewing partnership with Caliente Pizza, and now the local pizza chain will be taking over the Gibsonia taproom for their new Dough Daddy Brewery later this year. Strange Roots will continue to brew in the back room, but their tap room (and, presumably, Taqueria el Pastorcito's food) will be replaced with Caliente's taphouse.

More details can be found here.

Dave & Andy's Closing April 28th

Dave & Andy's

Oakland staple ice cream shop, Dave & Andy's, has announced it will be closing on April 28th after 40 years in operation. Get your last scoops if you can to send them off with a bang.

More details can be found here.

Roundabout Popup Closing

Roundabout Popup

One of our favorite places for outdoor beers with riverviews, the Roundabout Popup on the North Shore, is closing for good. A brief announcement was made via an Instagram story with no further details provided.

We hope for a more formal update on their Instagram soon.

General Shu's in Zelienople Closed

General Shus

Popular Chinese restaurant, General Shu's, operated by ShuBrew in Zelienople has closed. The restaurant is available for private rentals and select dishes are said to potentially be appearing on ShuBrew's menu moving forward.

More details can be found here

Steel Curtain Closed for 2024 Season

Steel Curtain

Kennywood announced that their acclaimed roller coaster, Steel Curtain, will be closed for the 2024 season for work. We are not aware of the status of other rides at this time.

More details can be found here.

Open Streets Dates Announced

Open Streets

One of our favorite events of the year, Open Streets, will be back on May 11th, June 29th, and July 27th in 2024. This event shuts down select neighborhood roads to allow for visitors to enjoy the streets as pedestrians, biking, running, and more. The exact routes have not been announced yet, but in the past have visited neighborhoods like the Strip District, Downtown, East Liberty, Lawrenceville, and more.

More details can be found here.

Otaru Now Open on Mount Washington

Otaru

Grandview Avenue is going to be a lot more delicious, as the Japanese sushi restaurant, Otaru, is now open. Sushi, sake, and cocktails with a view? Sign us up!

Check out more from this new restaurant here.

Farm-to-Table Filipino Dining Coming to the North Side

Local chef, Rafael Vincio, is opening a new farm-to-table Filipino restaurant on East Ohio Street in the North Side. Although the details are brief in the initial announcement, we're excited for more Filipino dining coming to the city!

Read more of the teaser announcement here.

Wigle North Shore Open at PNC Park

Wigle Whiskey

Wigle Whiskey is making moves in the North Shore with their new location at PNC Park. The new full-service restaurant and bar will have special game day menus and full menus outside of games and events.

More details can be found here.

Antney's Ice Cream Opening April 1st

Antney's Ice cream

One of our very favorite seasonal ice cream shops, Antney's Ice Cream just outside of Green Tree is opening for the season on April 1st. Go give their small batch ice cream a try, and don't overlook any with caramel or burnt sugar- they're often our favorites!

Third Space Bakery Opening April 12th

Garfield is set to get a new bakery, Third Space, on April 12th. This bakery is taking over the former Spork Pit location and is also branding itself as a co-op and teaching kitchen, too!

More details can be found here.

Bull River Tacos Closed

Bull River Tacos

Bull River Tacos announced that their Squirrel Hill and Whitehall locations are permanently closed as of the end of February. We will quite miss their fast tacos in Squirrel Hill!

More details can be found here.

Thyme Machine Back for Another Season

Thyme Machine

The delicious sandwich popup, Thyme Machine, is back for their fourth season at the former Bitter Ends space in Bloomfield starting March 28th. If you've never tried this gem, make 2024 the year- but just be prepared for a line as this one can be quite busy!

More details can be found here.

Fat Cat Closing on March 30th

Fat Cat

The North Side gastropub and music venue, Fat Cat, is closing on March 30th. The location's short stint on the North Side will be missed.

More details can be found here.

Butterfat Gelato Opening in the North Side

While East Ohio Street will be losing a restaurant, it is gaining an ice cream shop! Popular local gelato popup, Butterfat Gelato, has announced they are opening a permanent brick and mortar storefront on East Ohio Street. While no formal opening date has been announced, we are excited to learn more in the coming weeks!

More details can be found here.

E.T.A. Now Open Downtown

The Japanese themed cocktail bar, E.T.A, is now open in downtown Pittsburgh. This bar is located right next to The Warren in the former wine shop space.

More details can be found here.

Fet Fisk Opens March 28th

Fet Fisk

Fet Fisk has been making the rounds selling their Nordic cuisine at area farmers markets and pop-up dinners, and is opening a permanent restaurant in Bloomfield on March 28th! Reservations open up at noon on March 25th.

More details can be found here.

Glen's Homemade Custard Open for Season

Glen's Custard

Popular custard shop, Glen's, has opened for the 2024 season at both their Springdale and Lower Burrell spots. Ice cream season is back!

More details can be found here.

Grist House Opening Taproom at Freedom Farms

Grist House

Grist House is opening a second taproom location at Freedom Farms farmers market in Butler, PA, on Saturday March 9th. Get a pour after shopping from the local farm!

More details can be found here.

Novo Food Hall Opening March 1st

The Strip District is about to get a lot more delicious- Novo Food Hall is opening on March 1st! The food hall will feature seven concepts plus a bar with its large dining space right in the heart of the Terminal Building!

More details can be found here.

Bridge City Brinery Restaurant Now Open

Bridge City Brinery

Popular local sandwich truck, Bridge City Brinery, has opened a brick and mortar restaurant in downtown Sharpsburg, aptly named The Brinery. While details are a bit sparse, there are reports that the restaurant is currently in its soft open as of Leap Day.

A teaser from the restaurant can be found here.

Costar Brewing Opening March 2nd

Fancy a craft beer in Etna, just north of the city? Costar Brewing will be opening its doors for the first pours on March 2nd. The brewery will be in soft open mode and will be bring-your-own-food to start.

More details can be found here.

Haskel's Deli is Ceasing Operations

Haskel's Deli

The pastrami-based food truck, Haskel's Deli, will not be returning in 2024. After three years in operation, the delicious food truck is seemingly no more. After posting a closing announcement on Instagram, it appears the account has also been deactivated. We wish them well and hope to see their tasty food in the future!

Necromancer Closing Permanently

Necromancer

Popular local brewery, Necromancer, is permanently closing. The brewery had seemingly had issues with its license and decided not to re-open. Midnight Whistler and other projects are now no longer.

More details can be found here.

Pizza Lupo Adding Lunch, Slices, and Sandwiches

Lawrenceville based pizzeria, Pizza Lupo, known for massive pies, is expanding. Starting March 4th, the restaurant will be open for lunch service and will be adding pizza by the slice and sandwiches to the menu.

More detials can be found here.

Taqueria El Pastorcito Opening Tienda Mexicana El Pastorcito in Monroeville

Taqueria El PAstorcito

Taqueria el Pastorcito is expanding with a new storefront in Monroeville. No further information is available as to what will be provided at the new store, Tienda Mexicana el Pastorcito, so be on the lookout for more information as it comes.

More details can be found here.

The Wheel Mill Closing March 18th

The Wheel Mill

Popular indoor bike park, The Wheel Mill, is closing on March 18th. The owners cited reduced demand during winter due to warming temperatures and other economic concerns as primary issues.

More details can be found here.

Stunt Pig Finds a Permanent Home in 2024

Popular local food truck, Stunt Pig, has found a permanent home. Starting in mid-2024, they will be found permanently at Trace's new Uptown location. All the Pig Wings and Mr. Orange sandwiches in one predictable spot? We're in.

More details can be found here.

Station in Bloomfield to Close February 16th

Station

Popular modern dining restaurant, Station, announced they will be closing and final service is February 16th as the chef is moving to Tennessee. A closing party will take place on the 17th with a few pop-ups said to be coming in the spring.

More details can be found here.

Acclamation Brewing Moving to 10.7 Marina

Acclamation brewing

Verona-based Acclamation Brewing is moving. In early March, the popular area brewery will find a new home at 10.7 Marina. Post kayaking beers? We can't say no to that.

More details can be found here.

412 Brewing is Now Late Addition Brewing

412 Brewing

Western Avenue based 412 Brewing appears to have been acquired and has been renamed Late Addition Brewing. Details are a bit sparse right now, but we hope to see some new brews and more information coming out soon!

A brief announcement can be found here.

La Palapa Coming to Lawrence Hall in Lawrenceville

La Palapa

The Lawrenceville-based food hall, aptly named Lawrence Hall, has announced their third tenant for this year's opening- La Palapa! This Mexican restaurant has a stellar taco cart and a permanent restaurant in South Side, and we are excited to see them expand to Lawrenceville!

More details can be found here.

Carnegie Science Center Receives Massive Donation and a Rename

Science Center

The Carnegie Science Center has received a $65 million dollar donation and will be renamed the Daniel G. and Carole L. Kamin Science Center. We look forward to seeing what changes will be made to the museum with this generous donation!

More details can be found here.

Pusadee's Garden and Apteka Nominated for James Beard Awards

Pusadee's Garden

Two local restaurants, Pusadee's Garden (Thai) and Apteka (vegan Eastern European), have been nominated for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic by the James Beard foundation. We wish them the best of luck in winning!

More details can be found here.

Crapteka by Apteka Returns for Three Weeks Only

Crapteka by Apteka

The vegan Eastern European restaurant Apteka (arguably our favorite restaurant in the city at the moment), is bringing back their popular Crapteka vegan burger pop-up this January and February. Yes, their pierogi and other dishes are taking a break for three weeks as vegan burgers and sunflower milkshakes are the name of the game starting January 19th through February 4th.

More details can be found here.

Barcelona Wine Bar Open in the Cultural District

Barcelona Wine Bar

The regional Spanish tapas and wine bar, Barcelona Wine Bar, is now having a soft open for its new Pittsburgh location in the Cultural District downtown. Grab a glass of Spanish wine and enjoy some lovely tapas next time you are downtown!

We do not have a good press release for this one at this time; however, we have received direct confirmation that the restaurant is in its soft open.

Adda Closes All Locations Effective Immediately

Adda Coffee

Popular local coffee chain, Adda Coffee, has announced on Instagram that all locations are closing effective immediately. The official statement suggests that the chain was running without profit; however, ample comments are suggesting it is in response to employees deciding to form a union.

More details can be found here.

Greenhouse Coop Open in Greenfield

Greenhouse Coop

Like cider? How about plants? How about drinking cider while shopping for plants? Greenhouse Coop is now open in Greenfield and will allow just that! No matter what your interest, this small shop in Greenfield is a real treat!

More details can be found here.

Mechanic Coffee Opens New Shadyside Location

Mechanic Coffee

Verona-based, Mechanic Coffee, is expanding. They are now in the city of Pittsburgh with a new location at 5830 Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside. Grand opening details are to come at a later date.

More details can be found here.

Breeze Airways Adds Pittsburgh to San Diego Route

Budget based carrier, Breeze Airways, is adding another route to its arsenal. The latest flight route will connect Pittsburgh to San Diego, California, and will expand our access to the west coast. As of publishing, flights appear to be available on Friday and Monday and take approximately 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours depending on direction.

More details can be found here.

El Rincon Oaxaqueno Opens Brick and Mortar on Brownsville Road

El Rincon Oaxaqueno

Popular Mexican food truck, El Rincon Oaxaqueno, is making moves with the opening of a permanent brick and mortar restaurant at 2614 Brownsville Road. The grand opening celebration was on January 8th and the restaurant will seemingly be open Monday to Saturday (presently take out only).

More details can be found here.

Leon's Caribbean Allentown Open After Fire

Leon's Caribbean

In 2022, Leon's Caribbean in Allentown closed after a fire. The restaurant announced that renovations are complete and they are serving their delicious Caribbean foods once again! Now if you'll excuse us, we need to get our fix of the escovitch wings.

More details can be found here.

Maggie's Farm Rum Opens Second Location

Maggies Cocktail

Popular Strip District-based rum distillery, Maggie's Farm Rum, is expanding. Their new location in Upper St. Clair is opening for operations on December 20th. The original Strip District location will remain open as a cocktail bar and retail outlet.

More details can be found here.

Burghers Brewing Open in the Highline in South Side

Burghers Burgers

The local burgher and brewery chain, Burghers, is opening a new location in the Highline in South Side just next to Station Square. The location is currently in its soft open with burger and four-pack sales and is expected to have a grand opening soon.

More details can be found here

Secretos Open in Homestead

Secretos

The Puerto Rican restaurant, Secretos, has finally found a new home right in the heart of West Homestead. They are now open and serving up their delicious cuisine at 145 E 8th Avenue.

More details can be found here.

Kujira Sushi Bar Open in Shadyside

Kujira Sushi has taken over the former space of The Yard in Shadyside and is designed to be an all-you-can-eat sushi experience with options for sake, whiskey, and more as well!

More details can be found here.

Union Brothers Brewing Moved Locations

Flight at Union Brothers Brewing

Harmony's resident brewery, Union Brothers Brewing, has moved. Thankfully, the move was simply from the outskirts of Harmony to the central business district proper, but the tasting room can now be enjoyed at 270 Mercer Street!

More details can be found here.

Seven Springs Opening on December 15th

Seven Springs

Seven Springs announced that the first day of the 2023-2024 ski season will be December 15th starting at 9am. Operations will begin Friday to Sunday with limited trail openings, with more trails and hours to follow.

More details can be found here.

Stew Wood Fired Fusion Now Open

Stew Wood Fired Fusion, serving artisan sandwiches and stews with European and Latin influence, is now open in Oakland in the former Fuel and Fuddle location on Oakland Avenue.

More information can be found here.

Lawrence Hall's First Tenants Announced

Leona's

Lawrence Hall is presently being developed right in the heart of Butler Street, and two tenants have been announced. The first concept, Loaded, will have loaded Korean corn dogs, gourmet shasmburgers, fries, churros, and more. Second, Leona's Ice Cream Sandwiches will be opening their first scoop shop as well!

More details can be found here.

Ponfeigh Distillery Open in Somerset County

Fancy a small batch distillery in Somerset County? Ponfeigh Distillery is now open for bottle sales and tours. As lovers of Pennsylvania rye whiskey, we look forward to seeing what this producer creates in the coming years!

More details can be found here.

Pittsburgh Museum of Illusions to Open December 21st

Like optical illusions and other designs that aren't quite like what they seem? You're in luck! Pittsburgh is getting a new museum, the aptly named Museum of Illusions, on the North Shore and it is set to open on December 21st! This museum is part of the Museum of Illusions group with locations all over the world.

More details can be found here.