Please check out my 24 favorite pictures of Pittsburgh taken by local Instagram photographers this July, as they tell a pretty accurate story of what it was like to live in Pittsburgh this month. I chose some of them to highlight below, but all of these accounts are great follows for lovers of Pittsburgh.
July started with World Cup fever as USMNT played in the elimination stage to a valiant loss with superior Belgium. Pittsburgh celebrated the event with hosts of viewing parties at bars/restaurants, and large gatherings in places like Market Square.
Independence Day came and went this month with its typical accompaniment of fireworks, booze and cookouts. Fireworks (we be dat capital) lit up the city, as always. Thanks Zambelli, etc.
Did anyone mention fireworks?
Anthrocon was here this month, as always. This is the international convention for furries (and also plushies – like, a shark isn’t a furry it’s a plushie) so I guess it’s the international convention for people rocking fur suits. It’s been coming for a decade and is hosted at The David L Lawrence Convention Center. I’ve never actually gone, but I’m a fan. I like when the furries are in town, and feel a sense of civic pride that they’re so welcomed here.
There are new things. The Brew Gentlemen have opened up a new brewery in Braddock as part of that town’s revitalization efforts. I went to an event there this month and can report that they make beer there.
Row House Cinema. I don’t know if this opened in July or if it opened slightly before July, but I know that I discovered it in July. It’s a new artsy little movie theatre that shares space with Atlas Bottle Works on Butler Street in Lawrenceville, and it will run alongside The Manor in Squirrel Hill as just being a really cool place to watch some cinema and drink, etc. Yours truly saw The Royal Tenenbaums. Great date spot in Lawrenceville.
Wigle Whiskey commemorated The Whiskey Rebellion with their annual Tarred and Feathered Party outside of Lot 24/Wigle/Otto Milk – sporting arts and crafts, Wigle-based bird-themed cocktails and some of the city’s finest food trucks.
The month finished off with Style Social at The Warhol. I took my lady.
I mean, Jack White was here. So were other cool acts (. I missed Jackie, but did get to see a really intimate Clap Your Hands Say Yeah show at Club Café. August is extremely light, but I’ll definitely check out Kishi Bashi (8/25) and I know that Washed Out (8/27) will be on radars.