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!
1805 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
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
563 Greenfield Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
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
216 S. Highland Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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
736 Bellefonte St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
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
922 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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
1704 Shady Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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
139 7th St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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
381 N. Shore Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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!