Game Day in the Burgh

You’re not getting the full Burgh experience until you watched a Steelers game in Steel City. Whether at Heinz Field or in a sports bar full of black and yellow, here are some of the best ways to cheer on Pittsburgh’s favorite team:

Where to tailgate?

Stage AE hosts a free tailgate before every Steeler’s home game. Complete with radio broadcasts and your favorite tailgate games, Stage AE’s tailgate is perfect for pre-game family fun. The best part? The lot is adjacent to Heinz Field, so you’re just steps away from the start of the game.

Looking for something beyond the parking lot? Check out Sailgate. Spend up to 3 hours before each regular season game to celebrate on the water. Your ticket to enter the Fantasy Yacht includes an all you can eat buffet, meet and greets with a different Steeler’s legend each game, and access to the yacht and its on board bar before and during the game in cases of bad weather.

Need somewhere to park? As a tenant at Nova Place, you are eligible for $30 parking (cash or credit) just one mile from Heinz Field!

During the Game

Locals call these spots their favorites for the food, the drinks, and the amount of big screens airing the game. From North Shore to Southside, if you’re not at the game, or the Steeler’s are away for the weekend, here are some of the best spots to watch the game:

  • Jerome Bettis’ Grille 36 – North Shore
  • McFaddens – North Shore
  • Mullen’s Bar & Grill – North Shore
  • The South Paw – Southside
  • Carson City Saloon – Southside
  • Redbeard’s on Sixth – Downtown
  • Buford’s Kitchen – Downtown

After the game, if you’re looking for a bite to eat, or maybe a place to stay, check out these spots where you can utilize your Nova Place’s Perks Partners discounts:

  • Steel Cactus
  • Claddagh Irish Pub
  • Bill’s Bar & Burger
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton

Game day is no joke in the Burgh, so whether you’re headed to the 50-yard line, or to celebrate with some beers, grab your friends, get out there, and Let’s Go Steelers!

Bike Trails in Pittsburgh

There are many paths, both paved and on wooded trails, that are viable options for bikers yearning to see the city, get some fresh air, or simply have an easier commute.  Ranging in distance from a few miles to a few hundred miles, here are some of the popular Pittsburgh pathways.

Three Rivers Heritage Trail – This trail is one of Pittsburgh’s most popular and well-known routes.  It contains 24 miles of paved pathways spanning throughout many of the Pittsburgh neighborhoods.  You can cruise past PNC Park, take a peek at the Point, and even ride past Kennywood on this great trail.  It’s perfect for a day long adventure.

Great Allegheny Passage – If you’re feeling ambitious, this trail is for you.  It offers a 150-mile trek from the Point all the way to Cumberland, MD.  You can stop there or continue along connecting trails to Washington, DC.  The best part? It’s almost completely flat!

Southside River Front Trail – Conveniently located in the South Side, this trail extends five miles along the Monongahela River.  It is easy to access from multiple points and perfect for residents of the area to explore on the weekend.  Once you’re done with your ride, it’s easy to stop by one of the many restaurants and refuel!

Riverview Park – This incredible park, located just above the North Shore, features a paved bike loop with rolling hills and little traffic to contend with.  Throughout the park, there are a total of eight miles of trails to explore.  You may stumble across hikers or even the occasional horseback rider enjoying the park too.

Frick Park – This iconic Pittsburgh park holds 644 acres of beautiful scenery.  Perfect for the more adventurous types, this park offers many trails through the woods for mountain biking.  In the fall, this park becomes even more gorgeous from the fall foliage.  You will forget the city as you lose yourself in nature.


Many of the trails in Pittsburgh are used for walkers, joggers, and bikers alike.  It is important to always be courteous and respectful of the other people on the paths.  And of course, your safety is important too.  Remember to always wear a helmet when you ride.

Although it is impossible to list every trail running through Pittsburgh, the paths above are some of the most popular and scenic choices for bikers of all skill levels. Whether you’re a long-time resident or new to the city, there is always more of Pittsburgh to see.  Enjoy the last of the warm weather and get your bike in gear!


If you stop at any restaurants or sights along the way, be sure to use your perks for a great discount!

To learn more about the bike trails offered in Pittsburgh, check out the following website:

And, to learn more about the bike path under construction around Nova Place, check out this following website: