City Paper's 2018 Best People and Places | People and Places | Pittsburgh

Best Of Pittsburgh

City Paper's 2018 Best People and Places

Best Activist

1st Leon Ford

leonfordspeaks.com

2nd Monica Ruiz

Casa San José

3rd Blakk Rapp M.A.D.U.S.A

1Hood

Best Arcade

1st Games N’ At

2010 Josephine St., South Side 

Facebook search “Game N’ At”

2nd Kickback Pinball Cafe

4326 Butler St., Lawrenceville 

kickbackpgh.com

3rd Victory Pointe Arcade and Gaming Cafe

1113 E. Carson St., South Side 

victorypointe.com

Best Bus Route

1st P1

2nd 61A

3rd 54

Best Dog Park

1st Frick Park 

1981 Beechwood Blvd., Squirrel Hill

pittsburghparks.org/frick-park

2nd South Park 

1613 Maple Springs Drive, South Park 

alleghenycounty.us/parks

3rd North Park

10301 Walter Road, Wexford

alleghenycounty.us/parks

Best Hair

1st Weird Paul

weirdpaul.com

2nd The Moon Baby 

soundcloud.com/themoonbaby

3rd Brittney Chantele

brittneychantele.com

Best Hill

1st Polish Hill 

2nd Rialto Street 

3rd Observatory Hill

Best Local Blogger

1st Paige Mitchell

frontpaigeme.com

2nd Yinz Can’t Park

yinzcantpark.tumblr.com

3rd Carlton Falconer Jr.

carltonspeaks.com

Best Local Food or Drink Trend

1st French Fries on Everything!

2nd Booze with EVERY food!

3rd Rolled Ice Cream 

Best Local Instagram Account


1st @keeppittsburghdope

2nd @ricksebak

3rd @bambiqween

Best Local Movie Theater

1st Row House Cinema

4115 Butler St., Lawrenceville 

rowhousecinema.com

2nd The Manor Theatre 

1729 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill 

manorpgh.com

3rd Hollywood Theater

1449 Potomac Ave., Dormont 

hollywoodtheaterpgh.org

Best Local Podcast

1st Drinking Partners

epicastnetwork.com/partnerspod

2nd Talk’n Pops

talknpops.com

3rd The Double D Show

doubledshow.com



Best Local Radio Personality

1st Mikey & Big Bob - 96.1 KISS

961kiss.iheart.com

2nd Randy Baumann - 102.5 WDVE

dve.iheart.com

3rd Rosemary Welsch - 91.3 WYEP

wyep.org

Best Local Snapchat Account

1st Pittsburgh Steelers 

2nd Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership  

3rd ArtLikeUs

Best Local TV Personality


1st Rick Sebak - WQED

wqed.org/rick-sebak

2nd Kelly Frey - WTAE

wtae.com

3rd Sally Wiggin - WTAE

wtae.com

Best Local Twitter follow


1st @davedicello

2nd @penguins

3rd @billpeduto

Best Local YouTube Channel

1st Lily Whispers ASMR

2nd Pittsburgh Dad 

3rd Weird Paul 

Best March or Political Action

1st Women’s March 

2nd Pittsburgh Pride

3rd March for Our Lives 

Best Nonprofit

1st Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh 

5989 Centre Ave., East Liberty 

bbbspgh.org

2nd Hello Bully 

4885-A McKnight Road #197, Ross Township 

hellobully.com

3rd Girls Rock! Pittsburgh 

girlsrockpittsburgh.org

Best Open Mic Night (Comedy)

1st Hambone’s 

4207 Butler St., Lawrenceville 

hambonespittsburgh.com

2nd Blue Moon

5115 Butler St., Lawrenceville

3rd The Parkway Theater 

644 Broadway Ave., McKees Rocks 

communityreelartscenter.org

Best Open Mic Night (Music)

1st Blue Moon

5115 Butler St., Lawrenceville

2nd Speal’s Tavern 

1850 Lions Club Road, New Alexandria 

spealstavern.com

3rd Hambone’s 

4207 Butler St., Lawrenceville 

hambonespittsburgh.com

Best Pittsburgh Term that is not YINZ or Jagoff?

1st “Nebby”

2nd “Dippy eggs”

3rd “N’at”

Best Pittsburgher to have a beer with

1st Rick Sebak

2nd Sidney Crosby 

3rd Randy of Randyland 

Best Place for Free Entertainment

1st Blue Moon

5115 Butler St., Lawrenceville

2nd Randyland 

1501 Arch St., North Side

Randy.land

3rd Market Square 

Downtown

marketsquarepgh.com

Best Place to Exercise for Free

1st Any Pittsburgh stairs 

Multiple Locations

2nd Frick Park 

1981 Beechwood Blvd., Squirrel Hill

pittsburghparks.org/frick-park

3rd Athletic Trauma Unit

Multiple Locations

athletictraumaunit.org

Best Places to Volunteer

1st Humane Animal Rescue 

Multiple Locations

humaneanimalrescue.org

2nd Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania

933 Liberty Ave., Downtown

plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-western-pennsylvania

3rd 412 Food Rescue

6022 Broad St., East Liberty

412foodrescue.org/

Best Public Servant


1st John Fetterman 

2nd Bill Peduto


Comments (0)

Add a comment

  • Carolyn Wenning: Realm(s)

    @ BoxHeart Gallery

    Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Continues through Nov. 22