8 Spots to Accommodate a Pittsburgh Group Outing

The perfect activities for any Pittsburgh group looking for some fun

October 23, 2021
8 Spots to Accommodate a Pittsburgh Group Outing

Pittsburgh has a lot to offer, no matter if you are entertaining a big or small group. Group activities in Pittsburgh are easy to come by, but you want to ensure that it pleases the majority of the group. With so many options to choose from, it’s easy to find something for every type of group. So, if you are looking to accommodate your next group outing, take a look at these suggestions.

8 Group Activities To Do In Pittsburgh

       1. Pittsburgh Pedal Boats

Pittsburgh Pedal Pontoon boat
Pittsburgh Pedal Boats are a great way to have fun with your group. 

Group activities in Pittsburgh don’t always have to be on the land — they can also be on the water. Pittsburgh Pedal Boats is the ultimate booze cruise for you and your friends to bond while drinking a few beers and snacking on some appetizers. Not only do you have time to hang out with your friends to catch up, but you’ll also be showing them a scenic route of the ‘Burgh that they may have never seen before. So whether you are planning for a birthday, team bonding, bachelor party, a pregame, or just a night out, this is the way to go.

       2. The Battlegrounds Indoor Airsoft

person playing airsoft
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If you and your group are adventurous and adrenaline junkies, take a night to play competitively in a game of airsoft. The Battlegrounds Indoor Airsoft has been built to be a whole lot more than airsoft. The facility includes Nerf, airsoft, Nerf Rifles, GOTCHA paintball guns, bow tags, and slingshots. They also offer sessions that range from beginner, intermediate, and advanced to ensure that everyone competes on a level playing ground. 

       3. The Church at Brew Works

inside the Church at Brew Works
Image courtesy of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The Church at Brew Works is an excellent place if you are searching for a bar or restaurant to gather with your group for a bite to eat. With a rich history, delicious food, and great beer, it’s a recipe for success. The location was a church before it became a brewery, but the owners have still held the church’s design at the forefront. As soon as you walk in, you’ll notice the structures of a classic Catholic church, and you’ll enjoy your meal while sitting in a church pew. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience that makes it stick out from any other restaurant you could choose. 

       4. Sienna Mercato

Il Tetto at Sienna Mercato
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Sienna Mercato is another unique restaurant that offers three levels of service varying in price range and atmosphere. The ground level, Emporio, is a meatball joint that features gourmet meatballs, salads, snacks, and more that are cooked fresh. Mezzo is the second level that is a little more upscale and showcases exceptional Italian cuisine with house-made charcuterie, cheeses, brick oven pizza, and more. Last but not least is the rooftop, Il Tetto. The rooftop is a fantastic place to grab a few drinks with your group and take in an incredible view. The top floor has 62 drafts, cocktails, wine, and light appetizers.

       5. Vietmeier Golf Center

man swinging a golf club on a golf course
Image courtesy of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

If you and your friends love to be active, a golf range or golf course can allow you to get your steps in while you are chatting with your group. At the Vietmeier Golf Center, players of all skill levels are welcomed to practice and improve. The location not only offers a place to practice your skills, but there is also golf instruction, equipment and apparel for sale, and a miniature golf course. The facility is named after Ed Vietmeier, a longtime member of the PGA who wants to provide a place for groups of all ages and skill levels to enjoy the game of golf. 

      6. Coop De Ville

pinball machines at Coope De Ville
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Maybe you and your group are competitive but aren’t into extreme sports and activities. Coop De Ville is a bar that offers bowling lanes, arcade games, custom couches, and fast service for your group to enjoy. Round up your group for a bowling game or take bets on who can score the highest in pinball while sipping on delicious classic cocktails. Coop De Ville also has southern-style food that will bring you comfort after competing in all these fun games. If you’re into fried chicken, good beer, and fun games, this is the place for your group. 

       7. Kennywood

rollercoaster at Kennywood
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Kennywood is a classic amusement park that can be a fun time for any group of people. The rides range in intensity from rides for kids and families to intense rides for adults only — unless your children are braver than most. Every summer, Kennywood hosts various shows for holidays such as Halloween and the Fourth of July, along with parades with local marching bands. You can stop at their array of restaurants in the park for a snack or a meal for a break from all of the excitement. 

        8. Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
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Take your group on a trip to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium to see all of the cute, engaging, and intriguing animals that the location has to offer. Depending on the size of your group, you can receive a discounted rate and possible learning opportunities. This zoo is not just a few exhibits of animals — it’s an entire experience with an immersive island atmosphere that includes cascading waterfalls, ponds, themed areas, and more. 


Depending on your group’s age, size, and interest level, there is something in Pittsburgh for everyone to enjoy. Group activities in Pittsburgh can be low-key or adventurous, but Pittsburgh Pedal Boats is the perfect combination of both. So contact us today to book your booze cruise to relax along the waters of the three rivers while you are enjoying the company of your group.

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