Southside (East Carson Street)

The South Side neighborhood—and it is very much a neighborhood—draws a diverse mix of people. Young people. Professional people. Old timers. Empty nesters. Why? It’s urban and hip, funky and feisty, ethnic and historic.

It’s worth knowing that East Carson Street, located on the South Side flats, is America’s longest business Victorian National Historic District. Here, vintage clothing stores, book stores, small galleries, unique shops, cozy night spots, clubs and coffee bars sit side by side and offer plenty of day and evening fun.

Stand on East Carson Street and look up the hillside to see the South Side Slopes, one of the city’s little-known jewels—a neighborhood within a neighborhood. Narrow winding streets and a network of steps connect the hillside community. A climb up the Slopes will reward you with spectacular views of the city and plenty of green space.

The business and entertainment district, which runs parallel to the Monongahela River, extends from about Ninth Street to 28th Street.

You can find the following businesses, clubs, restaurants, etc. in the Southside:

  • Beehive Coffeehouse
  • Buddy’s Brews on Carson
  • Delanie’s Coffee
  • Excuses Bar & Grill
  • Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Company
  • Lava Lounge
  • Mario’s South Side Saloon
  • Smokin’ Joe’s Saloon
  • The Bar at 2132
  • Tiki Lounge
  • Villa Southside
  • 1311
  • Bar 11
  • Big Dog Coffee
  • Birmingham Bridge Tavern
  • Black & Gold Beer Warehouse
  • Brewski’s
  • Bruegger’s Bagels
  • Caribou Coffee
  • Carson City Saloon
  • Casey’s Draft House
  • Crazy Mocha Coffee Company
  • Cupka’s II
  • Dee’s Cafe
  • Elixir Ultra Lounge
  • Finn McCools
  • Green Front Inn
  • Hookah Bookah
  • Inn Termission Lounge
  • Jack’s Bar
  • Jaggerbush
  • Jekyl & Hyde
  • Karwoski’s Tavern
  • Kopy’s
  • Lee’s Coffee Shop
  • Levelz
  • McArdle’s Pub
  • Mullen’s On Carson
  • Onyx Inn
  • OTB (Over the Bar) Bicycle Café
  • PA Wine & Spirits
  • Rizzo’s Margaritaville
  • Ruggers Pub
  • Rumshakers
  • S Bar
  • South Side Beer and Pop
  • South Side Caravan Club
  • Sphinx Cafe
  • St. James Place Tavern
  • Starbucks
  • Tad’s on Carson
  • The Blind Pig
  • The Smiling Moose
  • The Wine Loft Pittsburgh
  • Walker’s Pub
  • White Eagle Inn
  • Young’s Tavern
  • Z Lounge
  • 17th Street Cafe
  • Bd’s Mongolian Grill
  • Cambod-ican Kitchen
  • Double Wide Grill
  • Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh
  • Jimmy John’s
  • Local Bar & Kitchen
  • Piper’s Pub
  • The Library
  • 1889 Cafe
  • Blue Grotto Pizza
  • Burger King
  • Carson Street Deli & Craft Beer Bar
  • Chan An Restaurant
  • Claddagh Irish Pub
  • Coogan’s
  • Coppertops
  • Dairy Queen
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Emiliano’s Mexican Restaurant & Bar
  • Fat Head’s
  • Franktuary (Food Truck)
  • Gennaro’s Pizza & Pasta
  • J & L Grill Company
  • Kassab’s Restaurant
  • Krazy Dogz
  • LaScola’s Italian Ice
  • Lesvos Gyros
  • Lin’s Asian Fusion
  • Little Tokyo Bistro
  • Love Yogurt
  • Michael’s Pizza Bar
  • Mike & Tony’s Gyros
  • O’Leary’s
  • Page Dairy Mart
  • Pat’s Lunch
  • Pi Coal Fired Pizza
  • Pino Gelato
  • Pita Pit
  • Pittsburgh Steak Company
  • Pizza Hut
  • Pizza Sola
  • Primanti’s
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill
  • Real McCoy Sandwich Shop
  • Rita’s Italian Ice
  • Rivas Nicaraguan Restaurant
  • Rowdy Buck
  • Sal’s Pizza
  • Silvi’s Mexican Restaurant
  • South Side Steaks
  • Subway
  • Thai Me Up
  • The Milkshake Factory/Edward Marc Chocolatier
  • The Pretzel Shop
  • Togonuts
  • Winghart’s Burger and Whiskey Bar
  • Zenith Tea Room
  • Dish Osteria & Bar
  • Gaynor’s School of Cooking
  • Mallorca
  • McCormick & Schmick’s
  • Nakama Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar
  • Bridge Ten Brasserie
  • Café du Jour
  • Caffe Davio
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Ibiza Tapas Bar
  • Stagioni
  • The Fluted Mushroom
  • Truth Lounge
  • Yo Rita Taco