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Baja Bar & Grill (at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club)

  • Allegheny River: in the Fox Chapel Pool Above Lock #2 (Mile Marker 9 for those arriving by boat).
    1366 Old Freeport Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15238
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See Dock Operations about LOCK CERTIFICATION NEEDED before boating to this spot. You must go through the lock #2 (in between Sharsburg and Aspinwall) to get to this spot. 

he Baja Bar & Grill is the perfect destination any time of the year for dancing to live bands and taking in great entertainment every weekend.  In addition, there's good food along with  amazing views of the Allegheny River and the Fox Chapel Marina.    

Open to the public all year long, you can find us on the banks of the Allegheny River in Fox Chapel at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club and Marina (that's Mile Marker 9 for all those arriving by boat).    

We are open daily starting  at 11:30 a.m. and offer daily specials in addition to an extensive menu where you can find just about everything and it's fresh and made to order.  Weekday lunch specials and homemade soup are prepared daily by our chef.  Hardy portions at a very reasonable price along with Lunch Card Savings provides a win-win for our customers. 

 


North Shore Restaurants (Dozen+ Restaurants Accessible by Boat)!

12+ Restaurants accessible by boat (tie up your boat in between Heinz Field & PNC Park):

Jerome Bettis' Grille 36

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse'

Burgatory

Shorty's Pins & Pints (Dockpin bowling, Beer Pong & Pinball)

The Foundry Tabel & Tap

Southern Tier Brewery

Tequila Cowbay

Mc Faddens Irish Pub

Little Red Corvette

 


Redfin Blues

Relax and enjoy the warm breeze as you sit on the deck overlooking the water on Pittsburgh’s only North Shore waterfront grill. Out menu is filled with many mouthwatering dishes. Just check out our menu! When you are finished, continue your experience with a stroll along the river, perhaps a drink at the open-air bar, or just relax where you are as the friendly atmosphere of Redfin Blues surrounds you. We are looking forward to seeing you soon! Relax and enjoy the warm breeze as you sit on the deck overlooking the water on Pittsburgh’s only North Shore waterfront grill. Out menu is filled with many mouthwatering dishes. Just check out our menu! When you are finished, continue your experience with a stroll along the river, perhaps a drink at the open-air bar, or just relax where you are as the friendly atmosphere of Redfin Blues surrounds you. We are looking forward to seeing you soon! 


South Side Works (Restaurants, Shopping, Cinema) Accessible by Boat via South Side Marina

CONTACT SOUTH SIDE MARINA FOR TRANSIENT SLIPS / ACCESS TO SOUTHSIDE WORKS; 412-481-8800

SouthSide Works is an open-air retail, office, entertainment, and residential complex (often referred to as a lifestyle center) located on the South Side of the city of Pittsburgh and just across the Monongahela River from the Pittsburgh Technology Center, the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. The $300 million complex opened in stages between 2002 and 2004 and offers more than 34 acres of shops, offices, hotels and apartments, and has a new urbanist design. The site has over 330,000 square feet of specialty retail, restaurant, hotel, and apartment space. In addition, the site has 700,000 square feet of office space 

DINING

Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh

Cheesecake Factory

Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant

McCormick & Schmicks

and more.....

SHOPPING & FUN

Aerie

Sur La Table

REI

Urban Outfitters

South Side Works Cinema

and more.....


Station Square Dining Options (12 Restaurants accessible by water)!!

12 restaurants ACCESSABLE BY BOAT via The Landing and Marina at Station Square (Home of Freedom Boat Club Pittsburgh)! Variety restaurant choices for everyone's taste and budget:

Hard Rock Cafe What started as an American diner in the heart of London has blossomed into a way of life. Hard Rock isn't just a name; it's a culture that aims to "Love all. Serve all." Hard Rock came jammin' into Pittsburgh in the summer of 2002 with an industrial ceiling and exposed-brick stage with indoor seating for 200, seasonal outdoor patio, and a 80 seat private indoor patio room overlooking the dancing fountain.
www.HardRock.com

Joe's Crab Shack Joe knows seafood.  Step inside Joe's Crab Shack and you will feel as if you are in a Gulf Coast fishing camp.  It's so much fun, we sometimes forget to talk about the great food!  The Joe's experience is just so cool and comfortable.  It's loved by adults and kids alike.  Boogie over to the patio so you can chill out and pound some crabs.  Or if you'd rather stay inside, kick-back and enjoy a relaxed meal.  It's casual seafood at its best.
www.JoesCrabShack.com

Buca di Beppo An authentic Italian restaurant offering flavorful Italian dining:  Dine with family and friends while enjoying the Italian traditions of food, friendship and hospitality.  In the spirit of the Italian culture, dishes are served family style and are meant to be shared.  Groups small and large can come together to pass platters of mouth-watering cuisine around the table for all to enjoy.
www.BucaDiBeppo.com

Buckhead Saloon Not just a nightclub, but an All-American dining experience for lunch and dinner. With wings, pizzas, salads, sandwiches, and party deals, Buckhead Saloon is perfect for a great dining experience. Featuring two full bars, Buckhead is known for its nightlife, but also hosts great private and semi-private parties. Catering is offered for groups from 20 to 600, and can be hosted on or off-site.
www.BuckheadPittsburgh.com

Texas de Brazil Texas de Brazil is a Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, that features endless servings of flame-grilled beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and Brazilian sausage as well as an extravagant salad area with a wide array of seasonal chef-crafted items.
www.TexasDeBrazil.com

The Melting Pot Discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines and fabulous four-course fondue dinners.  Guests enjoy a choice of four flavorful fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees combined with special dipping sauces.  The menu also includes creamy cheese fondues, fresh salads, fine wines and mouthwatering chocolate fondue desserts.
www.MeltingPot.com  

Kiku Japanese Restaurant This relaxing atmosphere, with dim lights and Japanese music, transforms your Station Square experience to a peaceful East Asian dining affair. Kiku preserves the style of a Japanese tea room, with paper windows and lanterns in the Edo tradition.Along with sushi and sashimi, you can try entrees such as white fish tsutsumiyaki and veal maki. www.KikuPittsburgh.com

Crazy Mocha Your neighborhood coffeehouse. We have friendly baristas, delicious coffee and desserts, oversized chairs and sofas, free WiFi and plenty of outlets. Started in Pittsburgh and now growing nationally, Crazy Mocha works hard to be part of the neighborhoods it serves — a place where coffeehouse customers can finally feel comfortable.
www.CrazyMocha.com

Grand Concourse This fine seafood emporium, a Chuck Muer restaurant, is set in the Edwardian splendor of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad terminal built in 1901. Opened to the public in April of 1978, the Grand Concourse is part of Pittsburgh History and Landmark's Station Square restoration. The decor of the Grand Concourse combines brass, marble, mahogany and a breathtaking stained glass cathedral ceiling.
www.Muer.com

Gandy Dancer Saloon Attached to the Grand Concourse is its more casual sister restaurant, The Gandy Dancer Saloon features a rustic atmosphere with wood plank floors and small secluded booths, a long oak bar and another horse-shoe raw bar & pasta station, both with tall bar stools. The Gandy offers patrons a more casual list of foods including fresh fish, pastas, sandwiches and chowders. Entertainment is featured seven nights a week.
www.Muer.com

Terrene Terrene is an independent fast-casual restaurant located in Station Square, and we are proud to be a fresh food company offering healthy and hearty options. We serve chopped salads with house made dressing, delicious flat breads, and bowls with house made sauces. Our snacks and kids menu offers great options for the entire family. Come join us for a quick bite or for a fast and fresh takeaway option!
www.Terrenepgh.com

Homerun Harry’s Located at Station Square, Pittsburgh's premier restaurant and entertainment complex. Harrys’ features 26 flat screen televisions along with the best food and beverage deals in the burg. Pool tables, darts, photo booth, ATM, karaoke, trivia games, and more. Hand tossed pizza from made from scratch. Kitchen is open late, great Mancinis oven baked hoagies, burgers, fresh cut fries, sandwiches, salads and appetizers. Always game day super deals. Homerun Harrys is the service industry employee headquarters. Remember “Everyone Scores at Harrys !”
www.HomerunHarrys.com


Allegheny Islands State Park

  • Cheswick, PA 15024
    On the Allegheny River (in Harmar Township), only accessible by boat; between Locks #2 - #3
    Harmar Township, PA

Allegheny Islands State Park is a 43-acre Pennsylvania state park on the Allegheny River (in Harmar Township), only accessible by boat (between Locks #2 - #3). Calm waters attract boaters who like to beach their boat on the Harmarville side of the island. 

See Dock Operations about LOCK CERTIFICATION NEEDED before boating to this spot. You must go through the lock #2 (in between Sharsburg and Aspinwall) to get to this spot.

SAFETY WARNING!!: See Dock Operations about HOW TO ENTER SAND ISLAND AS THERE IS ONLY ONE SAFE ENTRANCE!! All other water is TOO SHALLOW!!!! See Dock Operations about how to beach your boat here safely. You cannot beach your boat anywhere on the Three Rivers EXCEPT HERE.

The undeveloped park is composed of three alluvial islands located in the middle of the Allegheny River northeast of Pittsburgh.[2] The islands are just north of the boroughs of Oakmont and Plum, and southwest of Cheswick.[3][4] Bridges for the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76) and the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Branch of the Canadian National Railway cross the Allegheny River at the middle island.     

The park land on the islands has a total area of 43 acres (17 ha), with two islands downstream of the Allegheny River Lock and Dam Three, and the other island upstream.[2] Twelve Mile Island is the farthest downstream (west) and has a number of houses and buildings on the western four-fifths of the island (the park land is the eastern end).[5][6] The remaining two islands are both uninhabited and have no structures on them. They were originally one island named Fourteen Mile Island, but were split into two parts by the construction of the dam.[7] Today the name Fourteen Mile Island is given to the middle island, just downstream (west) of the dam, and it is the site of the highway and railroad bridges.[5][6] According to the USGS GNIS, the last island (which was once part of Fourteen Mile Island) is unnamed (although it is still labeled "Fourteen Mile Island" on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers navigation maps of the Allegheny River.)[1][8] This unnamed island is the easternmost and the only one upstream of the dam. There are also five to seven shoals near the islands, which are occasionally exposed.[1]

Twelve Mile Island and Fourteen Mile Island are named for their distances, 12 miles (19 km) and 14 miles (23 km), up the Allegheny River from the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers to form the Ohio River in downtown Pittsburgh. They are two of six alluvial islands in the Allegheny River near Pittsburgh (for comparison, near Pittsburgh the Ohio River has only three islands and the Monongahela River has none). "The large number of islands in the Allegheny is a reflection of the large amount of glacially-derived sediment that was moved by the river

 

Facilities: Allegheny Islands State Park was established on December 31, 1980. As of 2007, it is undeveloped so that there are no facilities, and also no plans for future development. The park can only be accessed by boat. Camping is allowed on the islands and they are open for visits by groups such as the Boy Scouts and Venture Outdoors. Allegheny Islands State Park is administered from the Region 2 Office in Prospect, Pennsylvania.[2

 

 


Aspinwall Park

See Dock Operations about LOCK CERTIFICATION NEEDED before boating to this spot. You must go through the lock #2 (in between Sharsburg and Aspinwall) to get to this spot.

Aspinwall Riverfront Park began as a community’s dream to connect with the River and someday be able to get on a bike a ride to the City.

In 2011, when the Aspinwall Marina was nearly sold for commercial development, the idea that the property could become a public park captured the imaginations of thousands of people.  To buy the property, over 2,500 people of all walks of life, the several foundations and businesses and Allegheny County came together to raise the $2.3 million needed in a little over six months.  Over $14,000 was raised by children alone. 

Aspinwall Riverfront Park is an independent 501(c)3 corporation governed by a board of directors and unaffiliated with any municipality.  Unlike many community assets, the Park receives no tax payer dollars, and less than 3% of the funds raised for the Park itself were contributed by government entities.

The former Aspinwall Marina property was purchased to become a park in November 2011.  Thanks to the Burke family, our visionary board, and the tremendous hard work and generosity of many, segments of the Park opened in just a few years:  starting with ice skating, then our native gardens and the Highmark quarter-mile walking trail in 2014, and the remainder of the Park, with the fabulous “Playground” sculpture given to us on indefinite loan by The Grable Foundation in 2015.  In 2016, we were thrilled to partner with Venture Outdoors/Kayak Pittsburgh to offer public River access and kayaking at the Park.   Our Welcome Center with its public restrooms and spaces for classes and events opened in the spring of 2017.  In 2018, we opened our Boo Boo & Tiger’s Playground, our dog park, and Bill’s Dock, our fishing pier.


Davis Island: beautiful spot / calm waters to anchor, go tubing/sking/wakeboarding

  • Back Channel of Ohio River Behind Davis Island or Neville Island

Location
Emsworth Locks and main channel dam are located near the towns of Emsworth, Avalon and Ben Avon, Pa. The back channel dam is located at Neville Island, Pa.

The channel behind Davis Island (just up river from the tip of Neville Island) is a beautiful and secluded spot that's kind of a secret that only the real Pittsburgh boaters know about). Shhhhh....don't tell!

Perfect / calm waters to anchor out, go tubing/sking/wakeboarding

SAFETY WARNING! Half way down Neville Island (on both sides of the Island is the Emsworth Lock & Dam. STAY CLEAR of this dam. MAKE SURE IF YOU ANCHOR in the back channel of Neville Island or Davis Island to ensure that your anchor holds firm AND THAT SOMEONE IS ALERT / MONITORING YOUR ANCHOR HOLD AT ALL TIMES


Monongahela Incline (located at Station Square)

A popular tourist attraction that also serves thousands of daily commuters. The upper station serves the city's Mt. Washington neighborhood and the lower station serves Station Square and its numerous attractions.

Adult Admission: $2.50 one way
Child Admission: $1.25 (6-11)
Senior Admission: FREE (65+)
Group Size: 24 per car

The recently refurbished Monongahela Incline was built in 1870 by engineer John J. Endres, and has been in nearly continuous use for almost a century and a half. It was the first passenger funicular railway built in the United States. Added to The National Register of Historic Places in 1977, this icon of Pittsburgh history was built to transport workers up and down "Coal Hill" which was otherwise almost inaccessible from the city proper. "Coal Hill" is now known as Mount Washington.

Pittsburgh is renowned for its spectacular cityscape views, and there are no better places to experience them from than the upper stations of The Mon Incline and its sibling The Duquesne Incline, which is located a bit less than a mile west, up the aptly named Grandview Avenue.

As you travel up or down the incline, you can still see the remnants of a much larger freight incline that ran parrallel to the passenger incline until about 1935. The larger incline was capable of transporting horse-drawn freight, and later, motor vehicles. Though only two inclines survive, Pittsburgh was once home to almost two dozen inclines, which provided Pittsburgh residents and their vehicles access to neighborhoods above the steep hills that surround the city.

You can walk along Grandview Ave. to get to the Duquesne Incline a little less than a mile away, but if you're thinking of going up one and coming down the other, you should be aware that there is a fairly good-sized hill that you'll have to walk up between them. A better plan might be to visit the nearby Mount Washington neighborhood that's a short walk from the top terminal of the Mon Incline. On Shiloh Street you'll find Difiore's Ice Cream shop along with some great eateries for every budget where you'll be able to grab a bite and a beverage in the "real" Pittsburgh.


Mr. Rogers' Memorial Statue

Completed in 2009, the bronze sculpture that sits along the North Shore makes Mister Rogers a permanent fixture in the neighborhood.
 

‘Tribute to Children’
Known by most as just the “Mister Rogers statue,” the attraction’s official name is “Tribute to Children,” to emphasize Rogers’ impact on the city’s youth.

Robert Berks
The famed artist was known for bronze sculptures and monuments, which can be found throughout the United States. “Tribute to Children” was the last piece he created before his death.

$3,000,000
Total cost to build the piece. The Colcom Foundation continues to pay for the statue’s maintenance.

10’10”
Total height of Mister Rogers’ immortalized figure. Berks wanted to convey the “overwhelming awe” children felt while watching Mister Rogers.

7,000 pounds
Equating to 3.5 tons, “Tribute to Children” is plenty sturdy enough to support anyone who chooses to sit on Mister Rogers’ lap. 

Riverfront View
“Tribute to Children” was built on a pier abandoned after the demolition of the Manchester Bridge. Architect Lou Astorino came up with the idea for the location, to honor Rogers’ love of swimming.

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​In November 2015, a sound system was added to the site. Visitors can now listen to 29 musical compositions by Fred Rogers. 

A Smile’s the Style
While the statue was in the process of being built, Rogers’ widow Joanne adjusted a tooth to make it look more like her husband.

Stay Warm
In 2011, artist Alicia Kachmar crocheted a giant red sweater for the sculpture to celebrate Rogers’ iconic wardrobe.


Pittsburgh Water Steps

  • Northshore Riverfront Park adjacent to PNC Park

While they may look like beautiful pieces of art, the Pittsburgh Water Steps have become the place for kiddos to play and splash around when it's hot. Adjacent to PNC Park, it's quite the respite for families looking for a place to cool off in the summer.


Point State Park

Point State Park

Point State Park, located at the confluence of three rivers, is at the tip of Pittsburgh’s “Golden Triangle.” The park commemorates and preserves the strategic and historic heritage of the area during the French and Indian War (1754-1763).

Point State Park is a National Historic Landmark. 

Have you ever stood on the spot where two rivers converge to make a third? Point State Park (or The Point, as the locals call it) is a family favorite place in the city to visit to check out Pittsburgh’s water features! Head down to the Point State Park Water Fountain at the very tip of the park and stand on the spot where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers converge to form the Ohio River, stand downwind on breezy days to catch the mist from the fountain that shoots water up to 150 feet in the air (especially nice on hot, summer days), or simply bring a couple of chairs or a blanket, pack a picnic lunch, and watch the water and bridge traffic pass you by. Point State Park is also the historical site of Fort Pitt and kids will love walking the dedicated outline of the fort and visiting the Fort Pitt Museum and Block House where they’ll learn all about Pittsburgh’s role in the French and Indian War.

 

Seasons & Hours:

The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk.

The park office is open specific hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.


USS Requin (SS 481) Submarine

  • Floating on the water near Carnegie Science Center & Heinz Field

USS Requin, a Tench-class submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named after the requin, French for shark. Since 1990 it has been a museum ship at The Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Her keel was laid down on 24 August 1944 by the Portsmouth Navy Yard in Kittery, Maine. She was launched on 1 January 1945 sponsored by Mrs. Slade D. Cutter, and commissioned on 28 April 1945 with Commander Slade D. Cutter in command.

Initially, Requin carried heavier armament than usual for a fleet submarine, perhaps because Commander Cutter was one of the most decorated submarine skippers going to sea. She had an additional five-inch/25-caliber deck gun, as well as two 24-tube five-inch (127 mm) rocket launchers, which were intended to be used to provide offshore bombardment during Operation Downfall, the planned invasion of Kyūshū and Honshū.

On 21 February 1990 Senator John Heinz introduced Senate Bill S.2151, which allowed Requin to be transferred as an exhibit for the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On 24 May Requin was towed to Tampa Shipyard for dry docking and hull repairs, in preparation for her move to Pittsburgh. On 7 August she left International Ship Repair in Tampa under tow to Baton Rouge, Louisiana where, on 11 August, she was lifted onto barges and began her ride up the Mississippi River and Ohio River to Pittsburgh. On 4 September Requin arrived at the Carnegie Science Center, and on 20 October 1990 Requin was dedicated as a memorial and museum exhibit, and opened for tours.


Water near Sandcastle Water Park is a great place to anchor out , go tubing, skiing/wakeboarding

  • Monongahela River

Water near Sandcastle Water Park is a great place to anchor out at.

Calmer waters around this spot on the Monongahela River also also perfect for tubing, skiing or wakeboarding


Heinz Field (Home of the Pittsburgh Steelers & Pitt Football)


PNC Park (Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates)


Station Square (accessible by boat!)

  • 100 West Station Square Drive
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Station Square is Pittsburgh's most popular tourist attraction. Pittsburghers would argue that the Square is the hippest place for dining, nightlife and entertainment in the burgh! No matter if you're an out-of-town guest or a local looking for a night out on the town, Station Square is the place you will want to be. ACCESSABLE BY BOAT via The Landing and Marina at Station Square (Home of Freedom Boat Club Pittsburgh)!

Station Square's awesome centerpiece is the state-of-the art Fountain at Bessemer Court which features hundreds of multi-colored water jets soaring in the air as they dance to music.

Take a sightseeing tour of the City of Pittsburgh with one of our many tour operators. Set sail aboard the Gateway Clipper Fleet as you cruise along the three rivers. Quack yourself up as you take a journey in a World War II amphibious vehicle on land and water with Just Ducky Tours. Or experience the wonder of futuristic transportation on a Segway in Paradise Tours. Plus you can head to the top of Mt. Washington on a historic cable car trek on either the Duquesne or Monongahela Inclines to take in the breathtaking views of city's skyline.

 


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Contact

Michael Hills (Owner / General Manager) 888-781-7363
88878173

238 W. Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Marina

The Landing & Marina at Station Square

238 W. Station Square Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

 

 


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