Looking for Lots of Beer? These Pittsburgh Restaurants Have It!

Image courtesy of The Urban Tap.

Pittsburgh’s beer culture has really boomed in the past couple of years.

Not only are there a lot of breweries making local beer-- but there are plenty of bars who want to sell it! Restaurants and bars have really picked up on the craft beer movement-- and along with Pittsburgh beers are selling craft beers from around the country. Throw in some amazing foreign beers-- and you have some restaurants with huge beer lists! Good thing Pittsburgh is a beer drinking town-- because people cannot seem to get enough of these places! We’ve put together a short list of some great spots to try a large selection of beers-- there are lots of places so it was hard to just pick a few.


If you know a Pittsburgher who loves beer-- or perhaps just likes to try new things-- then why not get them a GiftYa virtual gift card to any of these beer-loving restaurants listed below? Just pick out a restaurant, choose the amount, and send it to your friend in a personalized text. They’re sure to love it!



Fat Head’s Saloon

This place has an amazing beer selection!

glass of beer at Fathead's
Image courtesy of Fat Head’s Saloon. The beer selection at this spot is through the roof!

South Side

1805 E. Carson St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

412-431-7433

Sun-Thurs 11am-11pm

Fri-Sat 11am-12am


Fat Head’s Saloon is where Pittsburghers go when they want-- quite possibly-- the largest draft beer selection in the city. This place has everything from beers made by their brewery, delicious local selections, crafts from around the United States, and foreign beers as well.


You won’t be able to try all of them either-- they are constantly changing out their selections to get new ones in. This South Side staple tends to change beers with the seasons. While you’re there-- make sure to try something off their menu-- it’s some great pub food!


“All you need to know is get the wings!  Seriously some of the best wings I've ever had!  We also had pierogies which were fantastic as well.  Great beer selection too.” -Yelp Review

Hough’s

Tours, Beer Tasting Sessions, and a Huge Draft List (of course)

outside view of Hough's bar
Image courtesy of Hough’s. This neighborhood bar has a bigger selection of beer than you might think!

Greenfield

563 Greenfield Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15207

412-586-5944

Mon-Thurs 4pm-12am

Sat 10am-2am

Sun 10am-8pm



Hough’s is located in the Greenfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh, and is a popular spot for Pittsburghers to try out some new beers. Their draft list is extensive-- and goes best when ordered with their delicious pub food. They even have their own Mug Club for patrons to join and receive some discounts on beers and access to special tasting sessions.


This bar is connected to the Copper Kettle Brewery-- and together they offer tours and tasting sessions as well. They even have opportunities for you to brew your own beer!



“Love Hough's! Classic American bar fare with a flair of Tex-mex and Pittsburgh specialties. Good prices and great beer specials...speaking of beer...excellent selection!!!” -Yelp Review


The Urban Tap

So many beers to choose from at this place!

beer cans at the Urban Tap
Image courtesy of The Urban Tap. This place pairs great craft brews with upscale bar food for a delicious combination.

Shadyside

216 S. Highland Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

412-404-7723

Mon-Thurs 11am-11pm

Fri-Sat 11am-12am

Sun 10am-11pm


The Urban Tap has locations in Shadyside and the South Side part of Pittsburgh, and either location is always ready for you to stop in and try some of their beers. Between the two restaurants, they have 140 selections of draft beer-- that’s a lot of beer to try! Good thing this place is made for just that-- tasting and enjoying some beers with friends.


Their menu is pretty extensive-- ranging from brunch options to dessert. No matter what time of day you decide to come in, you’re sure to have a fun time pairing your beers with a couple of bites off of their menu.


“Love the decor in here. Came for a Thursday lunch and was seated immediately. This place is definitely a pub with an extensive drink and beer menu.” -Yelp Review

The Yard Gastropub

All their locations in Pittsburgh have great beer selections

beer glass at The Yard
Image courtesy of The Yard Gastropub. This Pittsburgh pub has an amazing selection of both draft and bottled beers.

Shadyside

736 Bellefonte St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15232

412-709-6351

Mon-Thurs 3pm-1am

Fri 12pm-2am

Sat 10am-2am

Sun 10am-12am

The Yard Gastropub has a couple of locations throughout Pittsburgh-- including Market Square and their flagship restaurant in Shadyside. If you’re looking for a true gastropub to try some beers at-- this is the restaurant for you! They’ve got you covered whether you like draft or bottled beer-- both selections are full of craft and foreign beers just waiting to be tasted!


These beers go especially well with the Yard’s famous grilled cheese sandwiches. Whether you like yours plain or with toppings-- they sure to be the perfect match to any of this spot’s beers.


“The Yard is a good spot to grab happy hour drinks or snacks, dinner, or watch a game with friends. They have a good happy hour with specials from 5-7 on both food and drinks.” -Yelp Review


Sharp Edge

The Belgian beer selection here is definitely huge!

draft beer and bottles at the Sharp Edge
Image courtesy of Sharp Edge. This restaurant is the go to place in Pittsburgh for Belgian beer.

Downtown

922 Penn Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

412-338-2437

Mon-Thurs 11am-12am

Fri-Sat 11am-1am

Sun 11am-10pm



Sharp Edge is located in the cultural district of downtown Pittsburgh, and is the locals’ favorite place to grab some pub food and try out some Belgian beers. Most beer drinkers know that that Belgium brews some of the best beer in the world-- and the Sharp Edge makes it a point to put as many as they can on draft!


If you’re not a huge Belgian beer fan-- not to worry-- they also have a great selection of craft beers on draft and in bottles as well.


“The seating was very comfortable and just the whole environment was very welcoming. The bartender we had was a very attentive gentleman which is always great to have at a bar.” -Yelp Review


Independent Brewing Co.

This place has an amazing selection of local brews

beer cans at Independent Brewing Co.
Image courtesy of Independent Brewing Co. This restaurant specializes in promoting Pittsburgh’s local craft beer scene.

Squirrel Hill

1704 Shady Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15217

412-422-5040

Mon-Wed 5pm-11pm

Thurs-Sat 5pm-12am


Independent Brewing Co. is dedicated to keeping Pittsburgh’s craft beer scene at the forefront of their business-- that is why they were founded! Their selections of beers rotates with the seasons-- as well as according to the timetables of local breweries like the East End Brewery and Grist House Brewery.


They also offer specialty cocktails and a menu that emphasizes the importance of buying local, fresh ingredients. Most of the vendors they work with are from Western Pennsylvania-- and the menu items depend on the season.


“A great place for beer, mixed drinks and surprising food. I love IBC. The drinks are varied and delicious. The food is adventurous and tasty. And the staff is just wonderful - really friendly and knowledgeable.” -Yelp Review



Proper Brick Oven and Tap Room

This place is full of all kinds of beers to choose from!

draft list at Proper Brick Oven
Image courtesy of Proper Brick Oven and Tap Room. Great place in downtown to get a beer and oven fired pizza.

Downtown

139 7th St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

412-281-5700

Mon 5pm-11pm

Tues-Thurs 11:30am-11pm

Fri-Sat 11:30am-12am

Sun 11am-10pm


Proper Brick Oven and Tap Room is one of the best spots in downtown Pittsburgh to get a great beer and a delicious pizza. It’s located right in the cultural district and is a very popular option before shows. With their 30 beers on draft-- which is always rotating-- it’s easy to see why.


Their pizza also brings people in-- and comes in interesting combinations such as the Black and Gold, Pesto, and the Harvest. All of their wood fired pizzas can be paired with its proper brew-- just ask the bartender for some suggestions!


“Proper Brick Oven is a downtown gem and always a favorite for my out of down friends and family. They have rotating specials alongside a delicious seasonal menu.” -Yelp Review



The Foundry

A North Shore spot with a large beer selection

inside view of the Foundry
Image courtesy of The Foundry. A favorite spot for locals and tourists alike to stop in before the big game.

North Shore

381 N. Shore Dr.

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

412-930-0744

Mon 4pm-9pm

Tues-Wed 11am-10pm

Thurs 11am-11pm

Fri-Sat 11am-2am

Sun 11am-10pm



The Foundry is a lively beer bar located right next to PNC Park and Heinz Field. It can get very packed on game day-- and with their beer selection it’s not hard to guess why. With over 30 draft options that can change daily-- it’s best to stop in to get their most up to date listing.


Since it’s right across the Allegheny River, lots of downtown professionals like to stop in here for happy hour as well. With half price draft beer all week, this place never seems to slow down.


“The combination of the service, quality, taste of the food, and the décor has earned this 5 star review.  We all agreed that we can't wait to go back.” -Yelp Review


If you like trying new beer, you have to check out these Pittsburgh restaurants! These spots have no shortage of beer for you to try-- either on draft or in bottles. What’s your favorite beer-centric restaurant? Let us know in the comments!


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