Take a Neon Tour of the Pittsburgh Area

Our current exhibition, LIT: Light in Transmission, is sparking interest and excitement about neon! We worked with Pittsburgh artist and photographer Charles Biddle to map out a self-guided neon sightseeing tour of Pittsburgh that will give you an opportunity to explore the city and all of its glowing neon light. 

Starting today, we will release a list each week of the best neon spots to visit in different areas of the city. 


Share a photo of a neon destination from our tour, from your visit to PGC's LIT: Light in Transmission exhibition, or of another neon spot in the Pittsburgh area and tag us on Instagram with @pghglasscenter #pgcneontour and you'll be entered to win a Private Pod Workshop for 2! We'll select a winner at random from all the entries on April 2nd. (One entry per person, no cash value)

Photo by Chuck Biddle

Photo by Chuck Biddle

Pittsburgh Area Neon Destinations


  • Superior Motors, Braddock
  • Braddock Employment Training Center 
  • Chief’s Cafe, North Oakland
  • Kelly Strayhorn Theater, East Liberty 
  • Kelly’s Bar Lounge, East Liberty 
  • Bakery Square, East Liberty
  • The Ohringer, Braddock 
  • The Oaks Theater, Oakmont  


  • Harris Theater, Downtown
  • Heinz Ketchup, Heinz History Center, Strip District
  • Isaly’s, inside the Heinz History Center, Strip District
  • Klein’s Restaurant, inside the Heinz History Center  
  • Klavon’s Ice Cream, Strip District
  • The Oyster House, Market Square 
  • Primanti Brothers, Market Square
  • Roland’s, Strip District
  • Terrace Hall, Hill District


  • Buddy’s Brews, South Side  
  • Dee’s Cafe, South Side  
  • Club Cafe, South Side
  • Jack’s Bar, South Side 
  • Jimmy D’s, South Side 

  • Mario’s, South Side 

  • Michael’s Restaurant, South Side 

  • Neon clock at the Brewhouse, South Side 

  • Tres Rios, South Side 

  • Page’s Dairy Mart, South Side

  • Station Square, letters facing the Monongahela  

  • Hard Rock Cafe, Station Square  

  • P & L E Railroad, Station Square

  • Fender guitar at Hollowood Music, McKees Rocks

  • Roxian Theatre, McKees Rocks  


  • Garden Theater, North Side
  • Main Loan Office, North Side
  • Max’s Allegheny Tavern, North Side
  • Modern Cafe, North Side

  • Park House, North Side

  • YMCA, North Side

  • Penn Brewery, North Side

  • Moose Lodge (now Sprezzatura), Millvale

  • V. F. W., Sharpsburg

  • E & H Auto Body, Sharpsburg