Foursquare, a social networking site, is quickly gaining popularity in Pittsburgh. By checking-in, you can earn badges and even become “Mayor.” And it turns out, more and more businesses are rewarding their loyal customers who use the app.

Piper’s Pub

1828 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15203
(412) 381-3977

Piper’s Pub on the South Side is one local business not afraid to embrace social media, connecting with its customers not only with a website, but also on Facebook and Twitter where they frequently update their daily specials. It’s no surprise then they offer a deal for customers who use foursquare. With every third check-in, you get half-priced appetizers.


100 Robinson Center Drive
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15205
(412) 787-7050

Houlihan’s is one of many national chains getting in on the foursquare action. Their restaurant inside the Mall at Robinson gives foursquare users a free order of “frites” when you check-in. And if you’re the Mayor, you get a free small plate!

Mattress Factory Museum

500 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15212
(412) 231-3169

Located in the Mexican War Streets on Pittsburgh’s North Side, the Mattress Factory is one place lovers of modern art should not miss. Not only can you check out their exhibits, but they also have plenty of events throughout the year, so be sure to check out the calendar on their website for the latest updates. Show them that you’ve checked in on foursquare and you get $1 off admission!

Abay Ethiopian Cuisine

130 S. Highland Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15206
(412) 661-9736

Abay serves up authentic Ethiopian cuisine. The highly-praised restaurant in East Liberty offers plenty of family-style dishes with an array of options for vegetarians. The restaurant not only embraces diversity, but also social media as they have a Facebook page where they interact with customers. If you become the Mayor of Abay on foursquare, you get 15 percent off your meal!

Bocktown Beer and Grille

690 Chauvet Drive
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15275 (The Pointe at North Fayette)

It’s all about the brew at Bocktown Beer and Grill. Named one of the “Best in the Burgh” by Pittsburgh Magazine, the bar boasts more than 400 bottle choices in their “beer library” so there’s definitely no shortage of options. They also have live music Tuesdays at 9 p.m. and beer tastings Wednesdays at 6 p.m. This bar rewards their customers who “check-in” with foursquare, but call ahead for their latest special as it changes frequently!


613 Lincoln Ave.
Bellevue, Pa. 15202
(412) 761-0750

Just outside of Pittsburgh in Bellevue, Affogato Coffee Bar has become a neighborhood favorite. Not only do they serve up coffee, but also a menu offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. First-time foursquare Mayors get an Affogato travel mug for $5 (which normally sells for $12). Repeat Mayors get a free baked good with a drink purchase.