806 Western Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Alleys, Axles & Ales 2018

This year’s Alleys, Axles & Ales tour will be held on September 29th. Cecile Canales will chair this tour and Tom Barbush will co-chair. If you are interested in having your garage on tour or would like to volunteer, please email Cecile at An initial meeting is scheduled for May.

Alleys, Axles & Ales 2018

This year’s Alleys, Axles & Ales tour will be held on September 29th. Tom Barbush and Cecile Canales will be leading this year’s tour. They’re looking for garages and cars to feature, as well as volunteers to help with the tour. Please contact Cecile ( if you’re willing to help with the tour!

Neighborhood Clean Up

A special thanks to Dr. Dan, Eleanor Coleman and Ann Gilligan – and any anonymous workers – for weeding and picking up litter throughout the neighborhood. This has made all of our jobs easier.

In anticipation of the Alleys, Axles & Ales tour on September 23rd, we’re asking that EVERYONE help to rid the alleys behind their properties of weeds and litter – most are in terrible need of attention right now!

Anyone needing trash bags and gloves (can be delivered to your front door) should email Trish at Thanks for your continuing help in beautifying Allegheny West!

Tickets On Sale Now! Alleys, Axles & Ales on September 23rd

Alleys, Axles & Ales

Alleys, Axles & Ales Returns

Explore the back streets of Allegheny West to catch a glimpse of cool cars while sampling local brews. This year over 10 garages will be displaying 20+ cars.

This year there will be a special Concours of Jaguars on display!

The tour is self-guided and begins at Babb Insurance at 850 Ridge Avenue in the rear of the building.

Bring your own classic, modern or exotic car to show in the designated display lot.

Car show display lot is located at the intersection of Galveston and N Lincoln Avenues.

New This Year: Cars ‘n Coffee
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Car lovers are invited to bring along their own classic treasures for exotic car and street rod networking. Join us before the tour for some coffee and conversation.

Alleys, Axles & Ales ticket is required to attend.

Buy Your Tickets Today

$25.00 presale | $30.00 at the door | $10 for under 21

All tickets include brew samples and a $5 voucher for hot dogs, sausage or kielbasa.

Buy Tickets → 1-888-71-TICKETS

Hosted by Allegheny West Civic Council and Babb Insurance.

Alleys, Axles & Ales Tour: Volunteers Needed

We’re seeking neighbors who are willing to open their homes (and garages) for the Alleys, Axles & Ales tour.

The target date is September 23. We also need volunteers who are willing to work in preparing and executing the tour. Please contact Carol Gomrick at if you are able to help.

Alleys, Axles and Ales

Submitted by Abi Webb

Allegheny West has always been known for showing its beautiful Victorian homes and gardens on tour days. The alleys and garages have never been considered tour-worthy until now. On Saturday, September 24th attendees had the unique opportunity of strolling the backstreets of our neighborhood, peering into garages and carports to admire a different type of beauty—the neighbors’ car collections.

Even if cars weren’t your first interest, it did not hurt to offer 6 local brews from Penn Brewery, East End Brewery and War Streets Brewery on a perfect fall day – or to indulge in a Nathan’s hot dog on a Breadworks bun from Hott Dawgz food truck. All in all, a fantastic day for a new tour!

Photographs by Sara Sweeney

We would like to extend a very special thank-you to our sponsors this year, namely Babb Insurance – who offered Blitzburgh for registration and their two lots for parking – and Process Reproductions – for printing our posters and brochures and for bringing a ton of great cars for guests to admire. In addition, we want to thank Greg Coll for his creativity and attention to detail in creating our posters, flyers, program and Facebook page.

In addition, thank you to our dedicated neighbors Brian O’Neill, Cathy Serventi, Scott and Hillary Mosser and Tom Barbush, who really ran with a great idea and made it happen! And finally, thank you to the dozens of neighbors who helped clean up the alleys for the tour, volunteered their time to help with the event and offered to show their cars and garages. We could not have done it without you. Thank you all for a very successful day!

Alleys, Axles and Ales Tour – Volunteers Still Needed!

On September 24th, the first ever Alleys, Axles and Ales Tour will take place. The tour is a fundraising event which consists of walking the alleys of the neighborhood to admire cars in garages while sampling local beers.

Organizer Abi Webb is still in need of volunteers to help with ticketing, parking information, pouring beers and set-up for the volunteer party. Please email her if you’re interested and able to help: There will be a final planning meeting at Abi’s house on (847 W North Avenue) on Monday, September 19th at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend that has signed up to volunteer or wants to learn more about event.

Note: If you have tickets to attend, please note that all tours start at Babb Inc, 850 Ridge Avenue (in rear of building).

Traffic Advisory for September 24th: Maolis and Buttercup (from Rope Way to Galveston Avenue) will be closed to traffic on Saturday, September 24th from 12:00-5:00 pm. These alleys will be open only to pedestrians participating in the tour. Neighbors that typically access their garage during these hours should move their cars before the tour begins. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation!