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Cuvee Bottle Shop Open in Squirrel Hill

Published by Jeremy. Last Updated on April 5, 2024.

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The team behind popular Pittsburgh bars like Hidden Harbor, Lorelei, and Golden Age have a new venture in Squirrel Hill- Cuvee Bottle Shop! This one takes some of the best beers and wines that were available at Independent Brewing and scales it up with an even more impressive offering of great wine, rare beer, and more.

More details can be found here.

Quantum Spirits Closing Distillery

Quantum Spirits

Carnegie-based distillery, Quantum Spirits, has announced that they are closing distillery operations. This comes after the distillery closed the cocktail bar at the distillery earlier in 2023. Pick up a bottle of your favorite while you can!

We have been fortunate enough to become friends with Ryan and Sarah (and team) over the years and with them all the best!

More details can be found here.

Jak's Bakery Opening in Bloomfield

Jak's Bakery

Jak's Bakery, known for making delicious Bulgarian baked goods like banitsa and kifla, is opening their Bloomfield storefront on Sunday November 26th. Head over to 4310 Main Street to say hello and pick up a delicious pastry!

More details can be found here.

Alberta's Pizza Announces Brick and Mortar

Alberta's Pizza

Pittsburgh pizza truck, Alberta's, posted a cryptic update on Facebook announcing a brick and mortar location to open in 2024. At this time we do not know anymore details, but when we followed up with “Please say North Side,” they replied “North Side”- either poking fun at us or confirming a long standing suspicion that they'll be at a prime spot.

Teaser details can be found here.

Wise County Cafe Open in the North Side

Wise County Biscuits

The farmer's market biscuit producer, Wise County Biscuits, has opened a brick and mortar cafe and restaurant in the North Side on Galveston Avenue. The aptly named Wise County Cafe is now open at 911 Galveston with a ton of delicious sandwiches, biscuits to go, and more.

More details can be found here.

Convive Coffee Opens on the North Shore

Convive Coffee

One of our favorite area coffee shops is expanding. Convive Coffee now has a North Shore location at 225 North Shore Drive open from 7-7 in its first weeks. Get your coffee fix on by the stadiums now!

More details can be found here.

Space Bar Opening on Light Up Night

Space Bar

The molecular mixology bar, Space Bar, is going to have a limited soft opening starting on Light Up Night in Market Square. Pop out of the cold and grab a libation to check them out!

More details can be found here.

Tom Friday's Under New Ownership

One of our favorite area butcher shops, Tom Friday's in Brighton Heights, has sold so the owner will retire. The location is said to remain a butcher shop and storefront.

More details can be found here.

Taqueria Acosta Opening at Big Spring Spirits Seven Fields

Taqueria Acosta

Popular food popup, Taqueria Acosta, announced that they will be starting full food service at Big Spring Spirits in Seven Fields starting November 1st. They will operate in the evenings Wednesday to Friday and be open for brunch on Saturdays.

More details can be found here.

Colombino Coffee Moving Out of the Strip District


Popular Colombian coffee shop, aptly named Colombino, has closed its Strip District location outside of Reyna's. The coffee shop has opened up a drive-up cart in the South Hills at 1501 W Liberty Avenue to serve its popular coffee and food. Their second location in Bethel Park remains open.

More details can be found here.

Mindful Brewing Temporarily Closing

Mindful Brewing

Popular South Hills brewery Mindful Brewing, announced a temporary closure on November 6th. They did not provide a reason for the closure nor a potential date for opening, and simply listed it as a “goodbye for now”.

More details can be found here.

Alta Via Opening in Market Square

Alta Via

The modern Italian restaurant, Alta Via, is getting a second location in Pittsburgh right in the heart of Market Square in the former Poros and Molinaro space. The restaurant is expected to open at the end of October.

More details can be found here.

Balvanera Argentinian to Open in the Strip District November 8th

A new, modern Argentinian restaurant, Balvanera, is set to open in the Strip District on November 8th. Details are a bit spares as of now, but reservations are expected to open by the end of October.

More details can be found here.

Lilith Opening November 2nd

Lilith, the much anticipated Shadyside restaurant by Dianne DeStefano and Jamilka Borges, is set to open to the public on November 2nd. Reservations for seating are expected to open soon.

More details can be found here.

Light Up Night Returns November 18th

Light Up Night

One of our favorite annual events, Light Up Night, is returning for another season on Saturday, November 18th, 2023. The formal date remains to be the Saturday before Thanksgiving after being moved from Friday several years ago.

Nak Won Garden Re-Opens

Nak Won Garden

Shadyside's popular Korean restaurant, Nak Won Garden has re-opened after being closed for several months in 2023.

The formal re-opening announcement, however brief, can be found here.

Space Bar Coming to Market Square

Space Bar

Pittsburgh really is becoming a space city, and for those who want to get in on the fun, a new cocktail bar is coming to Market Square that is set to be out of this world- literally! Space Bar is a molecular mixology cocktail bar opening this fall and will offer an immersive starship experience and inventive cocktails using science and unique flavor combinations.

More details can be found here.

Antney's Ice Cream Final Day of Season is October 8th

Antney's Ice Cream

Popular local scoop shop, Antney's Ice Cream, will be closing down for the season after October 8th. So if you are in the mood for one last scoop or a pint for later, now is your chance to visit one (or many) more time!

More details can be found here.