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What you should know about East Liberty

Emerging from a period of urban renewal that began a little over a decade ago, East Liberty is an up-and-coming area of Pittsburgh that is fast becoming an important commercial district. This attractive and culturally diverse neighborhood is located just 4 miles from the city center and is known for its unique eateries, cultural events, and exciting green projects. Although it is conveniently close to major Pittsburgh attractions, it has also preserved a distinctive neighborhood identity characterized by an innate resilience and ability to adapt to the times.

Hotels in East Liberty


The selection of accommodation in East Liberty is dominated by 3-star hotels, all within reasonable mid-range rates. Former guests have high praise for the Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh East Liberty, a 3-star hotel located close to landmarks such as the Kelly Strayhorn Theater and East Liberty Presbyterian Church. If you're looking for a hotel with a pool in East Liberty, check in for a relaxing stay at the popular Hyatt House Pittsburgh/Bloomfield/Shadyside. If it’s independence and flexibility you’re after, why not opt for a self-catering apartment in East Liberty—try Friendship Suites’ comfortable apartments with kitchens and self-serve laundry, located near the University of Pittsburgh.

Things to see in East Liberty


With its Gothic spire towering over the neighborhood, the East Liberty Presbyterian Church is one of the most architecturally significant buildings in East Liberty. Admire the beautiful stonework and learn about the history of this European-style cathedral, named the “Cathedral of Hope” to reflect the revitalization of the area. If you're looking for a truly original experience, visit the Pittsburgh Glass Center and try your hand at glass-blowing. You can take your creation home, as a unique souvenir of your visit. You'll find a diverse selection of restaurants, cafés, and bakeries around Highland, Union, and Penn Avenues—for delicious, fresh, handmade bread and cakes, the Great Harvest Bread Company is a particularly good choice. As evening approaches, consider taking in a show at the non-profit Kelly Strayhorn Theater, or indulge your inner beer connoisseur with a couple of drinks at Wallace’s TapRoom.

Good for foodies and culture vultures


With the influx of new business and residents, East Liberty's eateries and cultural venues are buzzing. The area has always been culturally diverse, and this is reflected in the wide variety of restaurants, serving everything from American BBQ to Ethiopian specialties. The craft beer scene is in good health, with bars such as Sharp Edge Beer Emporium serving unusual American and European drafts. Art lovers will find a multitude of galleries and studios in East Liberty, while fans of the performing arts can enjoy everything from jazz to modern choreography at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater.

How to get to East Liberty


If you're arriving in Pittsburgh by air and plan to travel to your hotel in East Liberty by car, the journey from Pittsburgh International Airport via the I-376 E will take about 40 minutes. If traveling from downtown Pittsburgh, it should take about 15 minutes. There are also a number of Port Authority buses serving various stops in East Liberty and the transit center on Penn Avenue offers a number of onward connections to neighboring parts of Pittsburg. Whether it’s by bus or by car, getting around East Liberty is easy, and new pedestrian walkways and projects have made it a very attractive place to explore on foot.

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