Guide to the Pittsburgh Restaurants & Bars with the Best & Longest Wine Lists

You’re looking for a place to go out, but there’s one thing. The wine list has to be longer than you are.

I mean what’s the point of going out if they don’t have a massive list of options, right? We agree! That’s why we put together this guide to the best wine spots with the longest wine lists in the city of Pittsburgh.

In every neighborhood from the North Shore to the South Side, we’re going to find the perfect wine locale if it kills us. Don’t you worry.

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The Allegheny Wine Mixer

A Cozy Wine-Tasting Event in Lawrenceville

Allegheny Wine Mixer
Image courtesy of Thrillist.

Lawrenceville
5326 Butler St

Mon Closed
Tue-Thu 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Fri-Sun 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM

If you’re looking for a place that gives you the relax and ease of a local Pittsburgh bar with all the sophistication and taste of a local Pittsburgh wine bar, then you’ve found it with the Allegheny Wine Mixer.

“Overall, this spot is a hidden gem and I really enjoy coming here. I can't wait to stop by again!” -- Yelp Review

With an impressive list of red, white, rose and sparkling wines, you’re sure to find something to suit your tastes at this cozy Lawrenceville bar.

And don’t worry; if you’re accompanying a wine connoisseur but aren’t one yourself, they also have an impressive list of house cocktails and beers for you to enjoy while your personal sommelier goes nuts. Pair your wine (or beer?) with some of their sweet meats or cheeses to really get the full experience.

Casbah

Mediterranean Wining and Dining in Shadyside

Casbah dining room
Can you say chic? Look at all that low, inlaid lighting—stunning. Image courtesy of Casbah's website.

Shadyside
229 S Highland Ave

Mon-Thu 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri-Sat 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

If you’re looking for more of a dining experience with your wine experience, you’re definitely going to want to check out Casbah in Shadyside.

“I love this place! The wine list is awesome and they always have a great variety of different dishes to try.” -- Yelp Review

With amazing Mediterranean inspired foods and a warm, charming interior, Casbah is truly a destination.

But we know you’re here for the wine not the embyonce; don’t worry, it’s fantastic. The wine list on this place is really something. Split between white, red, rose, sparkling, US, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Greek, you’re going to find something you like. If you can’t we suggest trying a different planet.

Shady Grove

Casual Eats and Wine for Every Palate

pizza and drink at shady grove
This place truly has something for everyone, and the weekly deals aren’t too bad either. Image courtesy of Pinterest.

Shadyside
5500 Walnut St

Mon-Sun 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This place has everything, and everyone is sure to find something they love about it.

“Looking for a good bite to eat, affordable drinks, and cool scenery? Look no further than Shady Grove!” -- Yelp Review

With two floors of seating that include both upper and lower outdoor tables for when the weather gets nice, it’s just the casual dining experience you want from a Pittsburgh restaurant.

From salads to pizza to asian to italian, there’s also food choices for every palate. And their wine list isn’t too bad either. Plus, on Wednesdays and Fridays wine bottles are ½ off. A great deal if you’re looking to have a few great glasses of wine without breaking the bank.

Pittsburgh Winery

A Classic Winery Experience

seating at pittsburgh winery
The cozy little wine dungeon of your dreams, this Pittsburgh Winery is everything you’ve been waiting for. Photo taken from Pittsburgh Winery instagram page

Strip District
2815 Penn Ave.

Mon-Thu 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fri-Sat 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

If it’s just all about the wine for you, no distractions, then you’ll want to check out the Pittsburgh Winery.

“I've never done a wine tasting adventure before, and this was an incredible way to start my wine tasting endeavors.” -- Yelp Review

A quiet and cozy little den created just for the love of wine, it’s enough to bring a tear to your eye. Feeling really serious about wine this year? Try their Wine Club. We know, a whole club just for lovers of wine.

There’s no joining or annual fees, just access to exclusive bottles and events for those truly passionate about wine. It’s the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life, and it’s okay if that just also happens to be yourself.

Eleven

One of the Longest Wine Lists in the ‘Burgh

eleven in the strip district
There’s really nothing better than enjoying a glass of good wine outside on a nice Pittsburgh day, and there’s no better place to do that than Eleven. Photo taken from Eleven facebook page

Strip District
1150 Smallman St

Mon-Thu 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sun 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM; 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Your night has just been made. Why? Because an evening spent at Eleven in the Strip District isn’t going to be easily beat.

“If you are into wine at all I highly recommend stopping in here at least once.” -- Yelp Review

With a truly inspiring kitchen that producing amazing seasonal dishes in this restored Pittsburgh warehouse and a wine list that’ll make your eyes pop out, it’s really going to be one of the best dinners of you year...maybe life.

And the wine list, oh boy the wine list; have we mentioned the wine list? We sent an intern to try to find the bottom of it, we had to assign him another intern, and they’re still at it.

Spoon

Find the Perfect Wine to Pair with Your Meal

swordfish at spoon
Image courtesy of Trip Advisor. It’s fine wine and food tonight! You’re going to Spoon.

Shadyside
134 S Highland Ave

Mon-Thu 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri-Sat 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sun 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Start with a lovely Aperitif, order the lamb, listen to the choir that your taste buds just became.

“I love the vegetarian friendly menu, the wine list prepared by superstar sommelier, John Wabeck.” -- Yelp Review

It’s going to be that good. Spoon stays on top of the Pittsburgh game every year by bringing in chefs from around the country and beyond to constantly keep their menu up to snuff.

They also have a team of sommeliers updating their wine list to pair perfectly with the amazing food their keep producing. And this wine list, at this point, is very impressive. It has its own table of contents; it’s 16 pages long. It really has everything; you’re sure to find something you love.

Bar Marco

An Intimate Wine Room in Pittsburgh

dining room at bar marco pittsburgh
It’s all handmade and it’s all so good. Image taken from Bar Marco's website.

Photo taken from Bar Marco Instagram page

Strip District
2216 Penn Ave

Mon Closed
Tue-Fri 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM; 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

If you’re looking for a perfect date night, this really is the place.

“We sat in the basement and did the 5 course meal with wine pairings. Prepare yourselves if you do this for endless wine and the best food you have eaten.” -- Yelp Review

The restaurant itself is charming and rustic, the food is to die for and any wine lover will know that this place really has the goods.

With handmade pastas and amazing wine pairings, this place is really magical.

The wine list will make your heart skip a beat. And did we mention the wine room? An intimate setting right in the wine cellar, make a reservation to experience an amazing 5 course meal each with its own perfect wine pairing.

It’s sure to be an experience you’ll remember.

Whether you’re looking to sit and sip wine on its on or you’re searching for the perfect meal pairing, Pittsburgh is full of eateries with extensive wine lists that are sure to satisfy.

What’s your favorite vino in Pittsburgh? Let us know below!

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