At Biddle’s Escape In Wilkinsburg, Artists Find An 'Intimate and Welcoming' Venue

Apr 30, 2015

On a recent Friday evening, acoustic music was presented at Biddle’s Escape, a coffee shop in Wilkinsburg. Singer and songwriter Barbara Klein appreciates that the venue is “intimate and welcoming.”

Owner Joe Davis says, "We’re always looking for creative ways to showcase artists.”

Coffee houses often provide an interesting component of Pittsburgh’s arts scene, and Biddle’s Escape hosts multiple spoken-word events, discussion groups, serves as a showcase for local visual artists and presents a wide variety of musical artists. Among the musical performers is an all-ages group which plays ukuleles.

“If you can imagine an 80-year-old lady playing and singing 'Iron Man' ... it’s just astounding,” Davis said.