Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood is often described as one of the coolest places to live in the ‘Burgh, and with so many amazing restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues all within easy walking distance, it’s easy to see why!

However, whether you’re a proud resident or are simply looking to get to know one of Pittsburgh’s most popular areas to live and work, there’s much more than meets the eye when it comes to East Liberty. Our team at Made in PGH has rounded up some of our favorite local businesses in the neighborhood that you’ve got to check out the next time you’re in East Lib!

East End Fitness

East End Fitness is a superior fitness destination in the ‘Burgh, offering an elite experience no matter where you’re at on your fitness journey. Thanks to its team of experienced trainers who care about helping clients achieve their goals, East End Fitness is committed to providing a personalized experience and custom workouts tailored to your specific needs. Whether you want to cut down or bulk up, East End Fitness’s state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment can help get you there!

Angel Lezark Salon

Angel Lezark Salon strives to go beyond offering a standard grooming appointment by designing a customized haircut, color, and style to fit your own personal fashion style, physical features, and your overall hair goals. Owner Angel Lezark has more than two decades of experience in the industry as a stylist and educator and sees every style as an opportunity to work together to have you looking your best and feeling confident. Best of all, the salon’s professional products are plant-powered and cruelty-free!

Maitri Medicinals

“Care, compassion, and benevolence” – that’s the foundation of every service offered at Maitri Medicinals, a high-quality medical dispensary that offers world-class customer service and products. Maitri prioritizes what matters most for each individual patient and has a genuine passion for serving members of its community by offering top-tier products, affordability, and follow-up care. You can book an appointment online to get your personal questions answered and talk to a pharmacist, or stop by their Centre Avenue storefront to learn more about their wide range of products!

Woof Gang Bakery

Looking for an all-in-one spot where you can pamper your beloved pet? Check out Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming! This boutique pet shop specializes in healthy foods, gourmet baked treats, stylish accessories, and salon-style grooming for every type of pup and also has a retail and grooming loyalty program and participates in ASTRO loyalty for its food brands. Plus, Woof Gang’s baked treats change regularly and often reflect the seasons so your pup will never get tired of being spoiled with a delicious handmade treat!

The Bridge Music Bar

The Bridge Music Bar is a 7,000-square-foot restaurant and music venue with multiple rooms indoors and outdoors, so get ready to enjoy those warm spring afternoons jamming out in the sun! Featuring top-of-the-line staging and audio, The Bridge hosts live music performances from a variety of local and regional musicians every single day of the week and offers private event space for up to 65 people, available to reserve for your parties and celebrations. Plus, their happy hour entertainment deals are amazing – half off all menu cocktails and daily food specials along with no cover charge!

Free Will Health and Wellness

At Free Will Health and Wellness, every BODY is welcome! This functional wellness studio focuses on each individual client’s needs while creating a non-judgmental, adaptive, and inclusive space to train. Free Will Health and Wellness offers gender-affirming personal training, a body-positive and neutral environment, and a background in biomechanics for clients with osteopathic or neuromuscular challenges. Visit their website to learn more about in-person and virtual personal training, monthly exercise programming, health coaching, semi-private classes, and more!

Alterations Express

Alterations Express is a salon-style alteration and tailoring house with walk-in service, spacious dressing rooms, fitting specialists, and an extraordinary team of tailors and seamstresses. In need of alterations services? The shop’s experienced staff can guide you through a professional fitting, evaluate your alteration project on the spot, and immediately provide pricing for any alteration – all without an appointment. Alterations Express also offers next-day, two-day, and three-day express alteration options and can complete any alteration in four days or less. They also offer dry cleaning at one of the city’s best price points!

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Kaidia Pickels

Kaidia is a native Pittsburgher and a content writer for a local marketing agency. She loves to travel, try new dishes at local restaurants, and drop in to fitness class throughout the city. She's a die-hard Pens fan as well as an amateur baker and mixologist — sometimes combining both in one recipe!

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