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The Colombian Spot Opening Stew Wood Fire Fusion

Published by Jeremy. Last Updated on July 12, 2024.

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The team behind the popular restaurant, The Colombian Spot, have announced they are opening a new restaurant concepted called Stew – Wood Fire Fusion. At this time no further details have been provided on the menu, tentative opening date, and others, but it looks like this restaurant is likely going to be located in Oakland.

More details can be found here.

Beers at the Bosque in Schenley Plaza Announced

11th Hour

Have you ever wanted to enjoy a nice cold pint in one of our local parks? Well, during the Beers at the Bosque popup you can do just that. On August 4th and 5th and September 14th and 15th the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy will be transforming the Bosque space at Schenley Park into a beer garden with 11th Hour Brewing Co!

More details can be found here.

Necromancer Opening 86'd Speakeasy with Goodlander Cocktails


Necromancer has teased a new speakeasy, named Necromancer's 86'd, coming soon. This one is a partnership with Goodlander Cocktails. The speakeasy is invite only and information will exclusively be sent via snail mail and text message monthly. At this time, other details are being kept secret!

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Con Alma Shadyside to Switch to Private Events

Con Alma

The popular music-forward restaurant, Con Alma, is transitioning its Shadyside location to a special and private event space only. The restaurant's final public day of operation will be July 29th and the first private event will feature trumpeter John D'Earth on August 5th. Tickets are $20 with a two drink minimum required- no food service will be available. Con Alma Downtown Pittsburgh will still operate as a full-service restaurant.

More details can be found here.

Back to the Foodture Closing

Back to the Foodture

The popular sandwich and wings restaurant, Back to the Foodture, known for monster sandwiches and unique flavor combinations, is closing on August 16th. In a statement released on Facebook, the restaurant said “we cannot fight Universal Studios any longer”, pointing to possible issues revolving around the branding/name.

More details can be found here.

Pittsburgh Winery Moving Across the Street

Pittsburgh Winery

After 4 1/2 years, the Strip District staple, Pittsburgh Winery, is finally moving back into their original location after a long renovation. The final event at the current location (2710 Penn) will be Sunday July 16th from 3:30 to 6PM and the first event at the new (original) location, 2809 Penn, will be Saturday July 22nd at 9PM. Keep up to date by following Pittsburgh Winery on Instagram.

4Four6 Distillery Closing

Sharpsburg's resident distillery, 4Four6, announced they will be closing permanently in the near future. A final date has not been announced.

More details can be found here.

Steel City Big Pour's Final Beer Festival Announced

CJ Big Pour

The local re-use center, Construction Junction, announced that this year's Steel City Big Pour (their 16th) will be their last. The aptly named “The Last Pour” event will take place in Rockwell Park on October 7th from 5 to 8pm. Tickets go on sale July 17th at noon. Stay up-to-date with event information by following the CJ Big Pour on Instagram.

More details can be found here.

Liberty Pole Spirits Opening New Distillery Location July 15th

Liberty Pole Spirits

Renowned local distillery, Liberty Pole Spirits, is expanding into a new location in Washington, PA, on 800 Adios Drive with a grand opening on July 15th. The original location in downtown Washington is now closed. More information and how to book tours for the grand opening can be found here.

Keep up to date with the latest happenings from Liberty Pole Spirits by following them on Instagram.

Taqueria Acosta Opening at The Distillery in South Side

Taqueria Acosta

The New Mexican taco food popup, Taqueria Acosta, announced that they have signed a lease to be a resident restaurant in The Distillery in South Side near Station Square. This facility is presently being renovated by Big Spring Spirits and is said to have seven different food concepts included when the space is finished.

Anticipated opening date is November 15th; however, as always note that dates can change. Stay up-to-date with progress by following both Taqueria Acosta and The Distillery on Instagram!

More details can be found here.

Three Museums Offering Free Admission in August

Heinz History Center

The Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) announced that the Andy Warhol Museum, the Heinz History Center, and the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh will have free admission for the entire month of August to celebrate their award in the USA Today 10Best Reader's Choice competition. Guests are asked to book the free tickets online in advance as the museums are expected to be quite busy.

More details can be found here.

Third Space Bakery in Garfield

Local bakers Erika Bruce, Beth Taylor, and Chloe Newman (Crustworthy) announced they signed a lease for Third Space Bakery located at 5349 Penn Avenue in the former Spork Pit BBQ in Garfield. The space will be worker-owned and a community-focused bakery selling baked goods and hosting pop-ups, events, cooking classes, and more.

The space is currently undergoing renovations and is coming soon. Stay up-to-date with progress by following Third Space Bakery on Instagram.

More details can be found here.

Allegheny City Brewing Expanding

Allegheny City Beer

Deutschtown's brewery, Allegheny City Brewing, is expanding. The brewery will be building a new custom facility on the lot of the current beer garden on East Ohio Street. Half of the lot will turn into an approximately 2,000-square-foot brewery space and the other half will remain an outdoor beer garden. 

Allegheny City Brewing's original space on Foreland will remain to be the production facility. Construction is set to begin summer 2023. Stay up-to-date by following Allegheny City Brewing on Instagram.

Trace Brewing to Open Second Location

Trace Brewing beer

Popular Bloomfield brewery, Trace Brewing, is opening its second location, named Trace Echo, at 23 Miltenberger Street in Uptown (the Bluff). The more intimate space will have indoor and outdoor space, bike lane access (coming soon), and be accessible via bus from downtown. 

Ghost Coffee Collab is also going to be present at the location and will operate a full espresso bar on-site. The brewery expansion is anticipated to open in the fall 2023. Stay up-to-date by following Trace on Instagram.

More details can be found here.