Ace Hotel Pittsburgh. Photo by Rob Larson, courtesy Ace Hotel.

Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
February 7
Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

You’ve likely popped into the lobby, enjoyed brunch at The Whitfield or attended an event in the Ballroom—and maybe even shacked up for a night in one of its stylish rooms. Now you can see even more of the new Ace Hotel Pittsburgh when the East Liberty hotspot swings open the doors to its latest on-site amenity—The Gym.

Courtesy Ace Hotel Pittsburgh.
Courtesy Ace Hotel Pittsburgh.

Unveiling completed renovations and kicking off The Gym’s programming, the Ace is hosting a free Grand Opening Party and Feast during Super Bowl 50. Head to East Liberty on Sunday to enjoy all of the fun in style with a creative and delicious new take on game day.

Gym-goers will watch a live telecast of the big match-up between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos on the big screen, while event host and special guest emcee Diamond Dave of Troika Skateboards and Projekt 50/50 will provide charismatic play-by-play commentary in the style of a mystery sports theater show. Attendees can even rate commercials on a scale of 1 to 5.

Courtesy Ace Hotel Pittsburgh.
Courtesy Ace Hotel Pittsburgh.

What’s a Super Bowl bash without the snacks, right? Sunday’s tasty menu will boast a refreshing twist on classic game-time fare concocted by the culinary team at the Ace’s on-site neighborhood tavern, The Whitfield. Think: kettle corn, smoked wings, hot dogs, sausages, meatballs, sliders, beer and desserts.

Riffing on Pittsburgh’s world-renowned sports legacy and the property’s previous incarnation as a neighborhood YMCA, The Gym will serve as an East Liberty-based venue, performance space and neighborhood center presenting a diverse array of programs—from live performances and experimental video works to informal pick-up games and viewings of major league games on 18-foot screens encircled by the site’s original track.

Space is limited. RSVP required. Open to ages 21 and up.

Looking for more events? Read our 10 Pittsburgh events not to miss in February feature.

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.