You may have read about Point Breeze in Chabon’s famous novel Wonder Boys, but let me assure you, aside from the occasional hopped-up professor, Point Breeze is a sleepy neighborhood with stately homes set back along tree-lined streets.
The shopping district is next to nonexistent, but it’s centrally located to shopping in Squirrel Hill, Regent Square, and Shadyside. Point Breeze does have a new neighborhood restaurant featuring Belgian inspired food (you can actually get Brugge Frites in Pittsburgh!), and of course, some great Belgian beers personally selected by the owner. If mention of beer has piqued your interest, you may also consider stopping in the East End Brewing Company’s “Growler Hour” and sampling some of Scott’s latest creations. Growlers run about 10 bucks each for a refill, but hey, you’re supporting a good cause.
You can work off all those beers and frites at the Climbing Wall where Karl and Andrea have put up some of the most awesome bouldering routes you’ll get your hands (and feet) on. If your party days are behind you, but you still like to have fun, make Point Breeze your new home!
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- The Café at the Frick
- Earthstone Coffee House
- Point Brugge Café (Great beer selection, and the cheeseboard’s a must!)
- Vegetarian Cafe and Juice Bar (East End Food Co-Op)
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