What do banjos, schnitzel, Good Friday and breakfast by a fountain have in common? They can all be found in historic Deutschtown, where surprises abound and there are secrets to discover around each corner.
Experience the classic luxury of a European style hotel with continental breakfast in the outdoor courtyard garden – complete with fountain at The Priory Hotel. It is no wonder that Hotels.com named The Priory as one of their “Top Ten Hidden Gems.”
Establish which of six is your favorite schnitzel at Max’s Allegheny Tavern. Locals flock to this turn of the century building, and former well known speakeasy, to enjoy traditional German fare, such as Hasenpfeffer, Sauerbraten and Leberkase.
Revel on Wednesday nights at Elks Lodge #339 at the public rehearsals of the Pittsburgh Banjo Club. Here, a loyal gathering sings a long with the 40 or more banjo players, tempered by a little brass backing from a tuba and horns. The atmosphere is lively, the beer is cheap, and the entry at the door is free. The party begins at 8 PM.
Whatever your desire, you are sure to find many pleasures or treasures in this walkable and historic neighborhood.