Pittsburgh has many fun bars and pubs to enjoy a drink at-- but when you’re in the mood for something a little different-- why not check out some of these beer gardens?
We can’t think of a better way to have a beer on a warm day then outside amongst friends. These spots have some wonderful outdoor seating options-- places where you can easily spend a couple of hours and lose track of the time. Beer gardens are even better in the evening and the party keeps going at these places late into the night.
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The largest beer garden in Pittsburgh
2805 S. Water St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
When you’re in the mood for some authentic German food-- and a dining experience like no other in Pittsburgh-- make sure to stop in for lunch or dinner at the Hofbrauhaus. This restaurant and beer garden is modeled after the German beer halls found throughout Munich-- and according to many satisfied customers, definitely does the job right.
Located in the South Side Works shopping complex, this place has a huge dining room-- and an amazing outside beer garden. It is packed during the warmer months, where Pittsburghers just can’t get enough of the beer and the good music that happens each weekend.
“Great beer, great food and great entertainment. I just went on a Friday night for some post dinner beers, dessert and entertainment and it was perfect for that.” -Yelp Review
A beer garden with a fantastic view of Pittsburgh
942 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Stop by Il Tetto Rooftop Beer Garden, located in the cultural district of downtown Pittsburgh. This place is on the top floor of the Sienna Mercato restaurant-- and during the summer months is packed with people enjoying their beer or cocktail amongst friends.
The view is just stunning from this place-- it looks out onto the buildings and hotels of Pittsburgh. If it happens to begin to rain-- which is always possible here-- not a problem at all. This place has a retractable roof to protect the outdoor revellers from getting wet.
There’s always an amazing selection of craft and local beer on draft, so be sure to stop by and check this beer garden out.
“It's great to have a place like Il Tetto (part of Sienna Mercato) in downtown Pittsburgh. I can't think of a better activity on a warm summer night than spending some time relaxing at a rooftop beer garden, especially with as beautiful of a view as Il Tetto's.” -Yelp Review
Fantastic beer garden attached to the beautiful Hotel Monaco
620 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
The popular boutique Hotel Monaco is home to another rooftop beer garden-- the Hotel Monaco Biergarten. Offering beautiful vistas of downtown Pittsburgh-- all served with cold beer and delicious bites from their kitchen. Make sure to try their artisan cheese board that it full of local cheese selections made to be paired with the beer on draft.
You don’t have to be a guest of the hotel to partake in the festivities either-- anyone and everyone is invited to sip on some cocktails in the beer garden after a long week of work.
“Biergarten is one of the best places to get a drink in downtown Pittsburgh. The rooftop location is different than any other spot in the city and makes for some great views. They also have some really good drink selections.” -Yelp Review
Like a beer garden, only with whiskey
1055 Spring Garden Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
While not technically a beer garden, Wigle Whiskey’s Whiskey Garden and Distillery has the same idea-- only it’s done with their popular rye whiskey. Stop into their place on the North Side and be treated to friendly service and some amazing whiskey cocktails.
Although it is only open during the warmer Pittsburgh months, its calendar is full of tastings, tours, and themed nights such as Wags and Whiskey-- where patrons are encouraged to bring to bring their pups along for the evening.
“I highly recommend this place. They have amazing whiskey, and a great vibe. The live music there was great as well.” -Yelp Review
Fantastic beer garden in the heart of the South Side
1507 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Located in the heart of the South Side, Carson Street Deli Beer Garden has one of the nicest beer gardens in the city. It’s tucked away and offers a little respite from the hot Pittsburgh summers. Here locals like to hang out-- either day or night-- and enjoy an amazing variety of craft beer and some of the best deli sandwiches to match.
This place also offers beer tastings at least once a week, and aims to educate people as much as possible on the brewing and beer making process. The samples are paired with some food too, so you get to try a little of both!
“Ideal atmosphere with good music and excellent food with a great craft beer selection...highly recommended!!!” -Facebook Review
Great spot to enjoy a cocktail in their outdoor beer garden
3720 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Round Corner Cantina is a hopping place during the summer months-- Pittsburghers come from all over to this Lawrenceville staple for their delicious Mexican food and the beautiful outdoor beer garden. Once you slip out of the back door of the restaurant, you’re transported to an amazing spot to just chill out, sip on some cocktails, and listen to the sounds of the DJ.
At night there are lights all around to light up the plants and furniture-- which contributes to the special atmosphere of this place. Make sure you try any of the rotating beers they have available, and try their famous tacos as well.
“I love coming to Round Corner for margaritas and chips and salsa. And, I especially love their margaritas and chips when enjoyed on the cute back patio.” -Yelp Review
The outdoor beer garden is a great place to sit back and relax
3525 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Church Brew Works is a stunning place to enjoy your brews-- the vaulted ceilings, stained glass, and pews all contribute to the relaxing and enjoyable ambiance. But if it’s a nice day out, consider moving outside to check out their lovely beer garden behind the restaurant.
The tables here are always packed with people enjoying the local brew made onsite in this brewery. The food here seems to go perfect with what is on draft too-- and like the beers-- changes with the seasons.
“A haven amidst a frigid Burgh, the brewery is a great place to warm the spirits and toes.” -Yelp Review
This cider garden is top notch
300 39th St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Arsenal Cider House has a fantastic beer/cider garden that is packed most weekends. You can take your cider outdoors and relax and unwind on the many tables situated all about the area. There is always live music to enjoy-- and if you get hungry-- there are plenty of food trucks on site to satisfy your cravings.
Arsenal has been a part of the Lawrenceville community for years, and the people love to come out to sample the new ciders in the garden. It’s a great way to kick off your weekend!
“I enjoy all of their flavors, and I've never had a disappointing experience here. Looking forward to see what new ciders they come up with next!” -Yelp Review
A small spot with a great beer selection
6012 Centre Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Their menu is surprising diverse and also tends to change with the seasons. Be sure to check out this unassuming spot the next time you just want a nice place to hang out with friends and have a great time.
“They always have a solid draft menu with rotating choices, and have a great happy hour from 5-7 with $2 off drafts and 1/2 price apps.” -Yelp Review
Pittsburgh is full of wonderful beer gardens to enjoy your brew outside on a nice summer day. These places are a fantastic way to sit back and relax with friends. What’s your favorite beer garden? Let us know in the comments!