There are so many neighborhoods we love in Pittsburgh. (Don’t make us pick favorites, we refuse!) From Friendship to Bloomfield, to Shadyside and beyond, they each have their own unique personality. A Je ne sais quoi, if you will. While we can’t pick one favorite, we can pick a favorite to highlight—Lawrenceville—good old 15201.
With over 250 locally owned businesses on Penn Avenue and Butler Street alone and minutes from ‘Dahntahn’, Lawrenceville is a great place for lunch, a weekend, or your new home neighborhood. Our friends over at Visit Pittsburgh give Lawrenceville high praise, “If you’re looking for a fun, hip neighborhood with lots of cool things to do, spend the day in Lawrenceville?.” Tripadvisor included Lawrenceville among the City’s coolest neighborhoods.
Here are some of our favorite nooks and crannies of Lawrenceville.
What to Eat
The Church Brew Works
The Church Brew Works is a brew/pub in Lawrenceville, set in a restored Roman Catholic church (formerly St. John the Baptist Church). It has been mentioned more than once in Pittsburgh Magazine as one of the best breweries in Pittsburgh.
Location: 3525 Liberty Avenue
We know this isn’t a food blog, but seriously, have you tried their chocolate croissants (Pain Au Chocolat)?
Location: 4605 Butler Street
The Pittsburgh Juice Company
This woman-owned family business makes juice that makes you feel good, that tastes good, and that you can feel good about drinking. Winning! Organic with no added sugars or preservatives, vegan, eco-friendly, this checks all the right boxes.
Location: 3418 Penn Ave
Espresso a mano
A Lawrenceville staple since 2009 this is a great spot to grab your laptop and hop onto the Internet while working from…well somewhere other than your office!
Location: 3623 Butler Street
Round Corner Cantina
It’s always summer at the Cantina! We aren’t 100% sure what that means, but we hope it involves tacos, margaritas, and guacamole.
Location: 3720 Butler Street
What to Do
Arsenal Bowling Lanes
With specials every day, The New York Times (yes THAT New York Times) described Aresenal as “Where old school bowling vibe meets nightclub atmosphere.” Sign us up!
Location: 4310 Butler Street
Mix Candle Co. (Formerly The Candle Lab)
Reservations recommended. As the name implies, this is a place to create your own candles. Not for the indecisive! Mix Candle Co. uses a unique soy blend and high quality oils to create richly scented, long-burning candles.
Location: 4409 Butler Street
Kickback Pinball Cafe
Pinball, food, and coffee. What more is there to say?
Location: 4326 Butler Street
Row House Cinema
Experience classic films at Row House Cinema. Metered public parking is located all along Butler Street, and a public lot is located at the corner of 42nd and Butler, only a block away from the theater.
Location: 4115 Butler St
Where to Live
With all of these amenities down the street, it’s no wonder that Lawrencville has become a desirable neighborhood to live in. Why drive to all this great food and fun, when you can walk?
Square View Apartments
Square View Apartments are across from Doughboy Square, Lawrencville’s official entrance to the east, which makes this a great location for commuting downtown.
Location: 3433 Butler Street
The Square on Butler
This Pittsburgh apartment community boasts modern apartment interiors, convenient community amenities, and a stellar location in the Lower Lawrenceville neighborhood.
Location: 3459 Butler St
A Piece of Pittsburgh History
While there are a lot of new build apartment options with great amenities, you can’t deny the charm of the gorgeous, historic houses and row homes of the side streets. Lawrenceville is boasting a buyers real estate market, with great spaces to update and make your own, or maybe just move in after someone else has done all the hard work.
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