Best Bites Pittsburgh is your chance to sample some of Pittsburgh's best restaurants in one delightful and delicious afternoon. Enjoy tastings of each restaurant’s signature dish - or Best Bite - at 20 locations, have fun exploring Downtown Pittsburgh's exciting restaurant scene, sample specialty cocktails, craft beer and drink pairings along the way, then head back to the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel for the Best Bites Awards After-Party.
Click here for the list of restaurants, bars, and specialty shops.
Click on Event Map to see Best Bites restaurant locations, check-in points and parking throughout Downtown Pittsburgh.
Wondering where to park? Look on the Event Map for recommended parking lots near each of the four check-in points. We also suggest using Ride Share services such as Uber or Lyft.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2019
GRAND TASTING TICKET: $50
Before you begin the restaurant crawl, present your event ticket and check in at one of four designated locations Downtown to receive your official lanyard and map. Choose your check-in point:
Emporio: A Meatball Joint
Keep the party going at the Renaissance lobby with complimentary cocktails, live music, raffles prizes and celebrity judges to name the Best Bites Awards winners.
5 pm - 6 pm Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel 107 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
GET A TASTE OF THE CITY WITH BEST BITES PITTSBURGH!
THIS YEAR'S RESTAURANTS
Best Bites Pittsburgh features tastings at 20 locations throughout Downtown Pittsburgh, from appetizers to main courses, wine sampling to whiskey tastings, signature dishes to sweet treats.
Indulge in our Grand Tasting featuring some of the best restaurants in the city:
Hungry for more? Best Bites will be a series of restaurant events that discover the flavor of Pittsburgh, one savory neighborhood at a time.
McCormick & Schmick's
The Milkshake Factory
Millie's Homemade Ice Cream
Pork & Beans
Bridges & Bourbon
Fogo de Chao
Market St. Grocery
Market St. Grocery Wine Bar
NOLA on the Square
Emporio: A Meatball Joint
Wigle Whiskey Tasting Room
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITES
Best Bites is also a contest! After a day of tasting, you'll have a chance to vote for Best Bite, Best Drink, and Best Stop.
Includes all Best Bites food and beverage tastings and access to the Awards After-Party
942 Penn Avenue near Convention Center
Pork & Beans
136 6th Street near Renaissance Hotel
425 Sixth Avenue near William Penn Hotel
Whether you're a local foodie or out-of-town visitor, experience the best that Pittsburgh has to offer with Best Bites Pittsburgh!
Enjoy a day of tastings at 20 downtown restaurants, bars and specialty shops, featuring a curated list of premier destinations with top chefs creating their Best Bite.
In addition to tasty bites, the event also includes beverage sampling from wineries, breweries and distillers.
The self-guided restaurant crawl will be held from 2 pm - 5 pm with an Awards After-Party at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel lobby from 5 pm - 6 pm.
Grand Tasting Tickets: $50. Includes all Best Bites tastings and cocktail samplings on the crawl plus access to the Awards After-Party.
Attendees can choose their check-in location at one of four designated starting points in Downtown Pittsburgh. Select on the ticket purchase form.
Present your printed or mobile ticket at the check-in point to receive an official lanyard and restaurant map. You can also follow the Event Map here on BestBitesPittsburgh.com.
Restaurants on the crawl will be marked with special signage. Present your lanyard to receive a tasting at each stop.
Award local culinary talent by voting for your favorites! Guests are asked to vote for Best Bite, Best Drink and Best Stop along the tour with Peoples Choice ballots.
Join the Awards After-Party featuring celebrity judges and local chefs to tally the votes for Best Bites Awards based on Peoples Choice voting. Features complimentary cocktails, live music, raffle prizes and the awards presentation in the beautiful Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel lobby.