Here’s what’s reopening in downtown Pittsburgh after closing because of COVID-19

PITTSBURGH — Some of your favorite stores, restaurants and more are reopening in downtown Pittsburgh after being closed due to COVID-19.

In Allegheny County, dine-in services close at 11 p.m. and only takeout is allowed afterward. Indoor dining is allowed at 25% capacity and alcohol sales are only allowed during sit-down meals.

Here is the list of places from the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership that have recently reopened or that will reopen soon:

Latest Openings

Bakersfield, serving up authentic, Mexican street fare and a selection of over 100 tequilas and American whiskeys, is now open as of August 26 for limited dine-in and outdoor eating.

The Standard Market & Pint House, having opened just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic on Penn Avenue, is back open for outdoor dining Thursdays through Sundays from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m., with the cafe open Fridays through Sundays beginning at 7:00 a.m. for coffee and light breakfast fare.

love, Pittsburgh’s Downtown location in the Cultural District, located by the Harris Theatre, is open Thursdays and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., but you can book private shopping appointments to have the store to yourself on Tuesdays. Curbside pickup is also available.

The Speckled Egg, which made a splash when it opened in Downtown’s historic Union Trust Building, is back serving breakfast, brunch, cocktails, coffee, and more Wednesdays through Sundays from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Pork & Beans is bringing a new lunch program to the neighborhood. The Boxed Lunch menu provides a sandwich and two sides from their iconic menu with a minimum of ten orders. While they’re still closed for indoor dining, you can place orders for the new program by phone or email for pick-up or delivery.

Arcade Comedy is back, bringing live comedy and in-person performances to Downtown through socially-distanced outdoor shows. Enjoy small audience sizes and some of the ’burgh’s premier comedy talent Sunday and Monday evenings, along with drop-in improv classes, at the Trust Oasis.

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa has recently opened on Penn Avenue in the former Ben & Jerry’s location, offering special introductory prices on massages and facials while following increased safety precautions.

Cobbler World, a bakery popular at area farmers markets, has reopened their Downtown storefront located by the Convention Center as of September 1.

Sienna Mercato has reopened two of their restaurants, Emporio, their ground-level meatball space on Penn Avenue, and Il Tetto, the rooftop beer garden, Thursdays through Sundays beginning August 26.

Reopening Soon

Talia, serving a modern take on a traditional Italian trattoria focusing on house-made pastas, an all-Italian wine list, cocktails, and more, is reopening starting Tuesday, September 8.

Harris Grill’s Fourth Avenue location in Downtown is reopening on Thursday, September 3 with an improved interior dining room providing intimate seating with social distancing, along with delivery and pickup.

täkō, home to unique taco creations and a mix of Asian-Mexican fushion street foods and a part of the Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group, will be reopening on Wednesday, September 16.

Meat & Potatoes, Pittsburgh’s first gastropub featuring simple and approachable American comfort food, is reopening on September 23.

Redbeard’s on Sixth Sports Bar & Grill will be reopening Tuesday, September 8 with expanded outdoor seating options available on Sixth Street, along with limited indoor dining. Temporary hours will be Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Fridays from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 3:00 – 10:00 p.m.

The August Wilson African American Cultural Center will be reopening it’s visual arts galleries on September 18, with Dominic Chamber’s Like the Shapes of Clouds on Water exhibition in the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Gallery