By Rossilynne Culgan. Though it is a small section of the city, this half-mile of land is full of character from dive bars to dance clubs, coffee shops to museums, and kitschy shops to markets. To get the full Strip District experience, plan to spend an entire weekend day or more in this neighborhood.
Or go for some of the best coffee in town at one of two spots: La Prima for old-school espresso drinks and a down-to-earth atmosphere or 21 st Street Coffeewhere they brew Intelligensia beans using a variety of trendy techniques. For many, lunch in the Strip is rooted in tradition. Two of the best are Smallman Galleywith features four restaurant concepts in a communal food hall, and Gaucho Parilla Argentinawhich showcases flavor-packed wood-fired meats and veggies.
It is a one-half square mile area of land northeast of the central business district bordered to the north by the Allegheny River and to the south by portions of the Hill District. The Strip District runs between 11th and 33rd Streets and includes three main thoroughfares — Smallman St. In the early 19th century, the Strip District was home to many mills and factories as its location along the Allegheny River made for easy transportation of goods and shipping of raw materials.
Bayard established a plan of lots encompassing the area now between 11th and 15th streets. As early as the s and s, the Strip District was home to iron mills, foundries and glass factories. After the Civil War, industrial development flourished and new construction continued to move east, with factories lining the Allegheny River.
Be prepared for Lots of people but pretty fast customer service. If you visit Pittsburgh, especially more than once, you really need to stop here. It is genuinely anything but a tourist trap - this is a
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As an organization we commit ourselves to this mission every day. Join us in our mission and help us to keep the Strip District growing while preserving its uniqueness and special flavor that truly makes it a regional treasure and a one-of-a-kind neighborhood. The Strip is easily accessible by mass transit which complements the well-maintained streets and bridges. Portal areas are well defined.