7 Places to Throw a Fun-Filled Birthday Party in Pittsburgh

Want to Try Something New? Take a Pittsburgh Booze Cruise For Your Next Birthday Celebration

September 14, 2020
7 Places to Throw a Fun-Filled Birthday Party in Pittsburgh

Is your birthday coming up soon? In a city like Pittsburgh, there is no shortage of unique and exciting ways to spend your birthday. Whether you are in an adventurous mood for a Pittsburgh booze cruise or you are happy to sip a glass of wine with friends, Pittsburgh has something to offer for everyone. Check out our top 7 places to celebrate your birthday in the city now!

1. Pittsburgh Pedal Boats

Take a Pittsburgh booze cruise with your best friends

pittsburgh pedal boats

Location: Landing and Marina at Station Square

During the summer and early months of Fall, Yinzers love kayaking and boating down the Three Rivers. But did you know that you can also take a casual booze cruise down the rivers too? Pittsburgh Pedal Boats offers a one-of-a-kind experience for people who want to soak in the gorgeous views of Downtown Pittsburgh.

These pedal boats can accompany up to 14 guests at a time and are lead by a USCG licensed captain. As you pedal down the river, you can enjoy your favorite beer or wine and listen to some energizing music. Don’t forget to take some pictures too!

2. Arcade Comedy Theater

Downtown Pittsburgh’s premier destination for improv shows and plays

arcade comedy theater

Image courtesy of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Location: 943 Liberty Ave

Times are tough right now. Cheer yourself up with some high-quality comedy by visiting the Arcade Comedy Theater. Every Sunday and Monday, Arcade hosts outdoor comedy variety shows. Due to COVID-19, Arcade has pivoted to outdoor events and online streams. If you’re planning to see an outdoor show, make sure you check the schedule before going. Each show offers its own unique theme. From Improv Duo Night to Real Pittsburgh Stories, Arcade is sure to offer something that will leave you crying from laughter. 

3. National Aviary

Explore the nation’s largest aviary for your birthday

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Image courtesy of the National Aviary

Location: 700 Arch Street

The National Aviary offers an unforgettable experience for visitors. Whether you can only name two different types of birds or you are an avid bird watcher, you are sure to be awed by that 550+ birds that call the National Aviary their home. These birds represent over 150 species from around the world. Some of them are extinct and endangered.

As you walk around the aviary, you will see stunning birds flying around freely. During your visit, you will also be able to hand-feed some of them. While formal birthday parties are on hold, you can still visit the aviary at your leisure. When you’re finished, stop by your favorite restaurant to finish the day.

4. Burgatory

Feast on some hearty burgers for your birthday

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Image courtesy of Burgatory

Location: 342 North Shore Dr. 

Want to enjoy a casual meal with some friends? Head to Burgatory! Delicious shakes, cocktails, fries, and of course — burgers — await you. Located in the North Shore, Burgatory is a popular destination for its vibrant atmosphere and creative dishes. 

When you go, make sure you get a milkshake. All of them are spun to order with the restaurant’s House Turned Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. From the Espresso Love to the Campfire S’mores, these shakes are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

5. LumberJaxes

Practice your axe throwing at this unique venue

group of people holding axes

Location: Cranberry, Millvale, Monroeville, and Mt. Lebanon

Ever thrown an axe before? More likely than not, the answer to that question is “no.” At LumberJaxes, you can reserve a private party filled with plenty of axe throwing to keep your heart content. 

Group events typically last for two hours and all necessary equipment will be provided by the venue. Before you start, an expert will teach you the basics of throwing an axe. As for drinks, you can bring your own beer and wine at the Cranberry, Monroeville, and Mt. Lebanon locations. Monroeville has its own full-service bar. 

6. Paint Monkey

Sip on some wine while you work on your masterpiece

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Image courtesy of Paint Monkey

Location: 228 West Bridge St. 

Looking to brush up on your creative skills? Celebrate your birthday at Paint Monkey! Each painting session lasts about two hours. Three hour sessions are available as well. During this session, everyone paints the same picture. But even though the lessons start the same, you will be able to see how unique each painting turns out. All of the supplies are provided to you, and you can supply the wine and snack for yourselves. 

7. Scene75 Entertainment Center

Visit the largest indoor entertainment center in the country

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Image courtesy of Scene75 Entertainment Center

Location: 1775 S Braddock Ave.

For a full day of action and entertainment, head to the Scene75 Entertainment Center for your celebration. Over 10 attractions and 100+ games are available. The 4-D Motion Theater, Arcade, Bumper Cars, and Blacklight Mini-Golf are perfect for getting out your pent up energy from quarantine. A full bar is also available for refueling. Scene75 offers birthday party packages, making it a perfect place for throwing your upcoming celebration. 


It’s no wonder Yinzers love their city so much. There’s an endless array of options for leisure and entertainment. Does the idea of taking a Pittsburgh booze cruise entice you? Contact Pittsburgh Pedal Boats today for more information!

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