My Pittsburgh Happy Place

As self-renowned Pittsburgh experts, we think we know it all. But the truth is, there are so many spots all over the Burgh that we just don’t have time to see them all. That’s why we asked fellow bloggers and influential Yinzers that we admire to give us their favorite places to chill, eat, drink, shop or just get inspired. We’re giving you an inside look inside these experts favorite hang outs!

FullSizeRender.jpg-1Liz Sterrett of ‘Liz From Pittsburgh’


Liz is a blogger, devoted lover of fashion & the coolest mom we know. She hits you with funk & wit & killer outfits. And who doesn’t love to follow a woman that’s hair is a different color every time you refresh her page? Liz gave us the low-down on her favorite spot to do…well, almost everything: the Ace Hotel.

Why it’s her fave..
  1. Their latte keeps me fueled and creatively inspired.
  2. The Whitfield has my favorite brunch item in the city, aptly named The Whitfield Breakfast.
  3. The drinks at the bar are always amazing
  4. The servers, baristas, and bartenders are wonderful; they’re all very
    unique individuals that make you feel like you are at home.
  5. Every week there is a fun event being held either in the gym or bar area with incredible entertainment from Pittsburgh’s local artists, DJ’s, musicians, performers, etc.
  6. You can go there and work or chill for hours and never want to leave!
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Get there:

120 S Whitfield St

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Hotel: 412.361.3300

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Tori Mistick of ‘Wear Wag Repeat’


Tori is an expert on all things fashion, DIY & Dog. That’s right, this dog mom shows you how to be stylish with your pup in the Steel City. Her wildly successful blog blossomed into a youtube channel and podcast, so you can see her and her pup Lucy on all platforms! She let us in on her favorite place for sweet hangs, Grist House Brewery!

Why it’s her fave…
  1. Every time we go there, it’s a fun night!
  2. There are usually quite a few dogs there, so it’s also a great place to visit if you’re dog obsessed but don’t have your own fur baby.
  3. There are plenty of big water bowls and a water dispenser outside, and you’re allowed to take your dog inside so you can actually go in and order a drink without having to tie your dog up unattended. It’s the little things like that that separate “dog friendly” from “dog lovers.”

I love spending time with my lab, Lucy, so I’m always looking for dog friendly local businesses where we can hang out together with friends.

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(meet the pups above on Instagram: @total_oakley@bessieinpittsburgh)

Get there:

10 E Sherman St

Pittsburgh, PA 15209

FullSizeRender.jpg-3Morgan of Mint + Mo


Morgan is a blogger, dedicated yinzer, DIY-er & Wellness influencer. She uses her reach to empower others to be the best version of themselves. She’s a big Pirates fan, and that’s why we weren’t surprised to hear her favorite Pittsburgh destination is PNC Park.

Why it’s her fave..
  1. All around great atmosphere.
  2. Walking over the Clemente bridge in a sea of people decked out in Pirates gear.
  3. The Clemente bridge is a perfect place to snap pics too, especially when it’s decorated with bright colored blooms!

There are few things that put a smile on my face more than walking in to take my seat at a Bucco game and taking in the view of our gorgeous city.

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Get there:

115 Federal St

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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Tori Meglio

Marketing and Brand Manager of Studio AM



Tori is a hard working young professional that’s all about the burgh and positive vibes. She’s marketing and brand manager of the kick-ass hang out spot Studio A.M.which also happens to be one of her favorite spots. ‘Up late & Up Early’ makes the perfect tagline for their unique atmosphere that includes yummy food by Chef Steve, entertainment, & art by Baron Batch!

Why it’s her fave..
  1. Studio A.M. is the most creative place on the planet!
  2. We always have complimentary coffee and Wifi.
  3. It has great vibes and amazing food!

We are here to elevate the standard of the culture by enhancing diversity and experience through art, food, and music.

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Get there:

225 E 8th Ave, Homestead, PA 15120

Tuesday + Thursday 12-9pm for Gallery Hours

6-9pm Thai Dinner

Saturday + Sunday 11am-3pm

Tori loves what she does so much she couldn’t help but to add a second Pittsburgh happy place, The Color Park located on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail in Southside.

Why it’s her fave..
  1.  Community members are invited to come stretch, meditate, read a book, have a picnic, or even add your own inspiration to the space.
  2. It is a space that brings us one step closer to beautifying the city!

Through art, we are hoping this space brings people together and spreads peace throughout the community.

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Get there:

1 S 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Visit any of these spots or have a favorite Pittsburgh destination of your own? Send pictures to and you could be featured!

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