For stylish sustenance, visitors will soon discover that Pittsburgh’s hospitality scene has been on a steady upswing. Butcher and the Rye was the city’s first bar to be nominated for a James Beard Award. Industry experts quickly took notice of chef/owner Richard DeShantz’s two-story venue that features tattoo-inspired murals, vintage touches, and a whiskey wall stacked with more than 600 varietals.
On the hotel front, new properties are offering travelers sophisticated digs. The Distrikt Hotel (the brand’sfirst foray outside of NewYork City) opened last year in the former SalvationArmy headquarters and retainsthe building’s original architectural details, including woodwork and stained glass windows. Each floor pays homage to a specific neighborhood through photography. Enjoy perks like turndown service and free bike rentals. At day’s end, wander to Evangeline, the hotel’s craft cocktail bar located in the lobby mezzanine.