Discover the Best Breweries in Pittsburgh!

A Story By

Here in Pittsburgh, we know a thing or two about kicking back and enjoying a cold beer! With so many great craft breweries in the ‘Burgh that are creating unique flavors and blends, it’s nearly impossible to not love the local brewing scene.

In fact, you can take a journey through more than 40 of the city’s breweries with the Pittsburgh Brewery Guide passport and have a chance to win amazing prizes, like an insulated howler for your ‘Burgh brews!

It’s challenging to hit them all, but we’ve made a list of some of our favorite spots to enjoy a cold one to help you get started. Check out our guide to some of the best breweries in Pittsburgh:

North Shore

Southern Tier Brewing Co. Pittsburgh
📷 Southern Tier Brewing Co

Southern Tier Brewing Co

Southern Tier Brewing Co may have its roots in upstate New York, but its popular Pittsburgh outpost is a popular spot amongst local craft beer fans for several reasons: delicious beer that is brewed locally, a tasty food menu to complement your beverages, a stunning North Side 10,000 sq. ft. beer garden with room to spread out, and a very dog-friendly space!

Monday–Thursday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Friday–Saturday |  11:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–10:00pm

📍 316 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Penn Brewery Pittsburgh
📷 Penn Brewery

Penn Brewery

Penn Brewery has been on the scene in Pittsburgh since 1986, buts its brewing tradition is older than that: their classic lagers and German-style beers adhere to the strict quality standards of the 16th-century Bavarian Reinheitsgebot purity laws. Of course, with more than three decades of experience, Penn Brewery also experiments with more contemporary styles as well, like chocolate, pumpkin, and even nut roll!

Monday–Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday–Saturday | 12:00pm–10:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–9:00pm

📍 800 Vinial Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Allegheny City Brewing Breweries In Pittsburgh
📸 Allegheny City Brewing

Allegheny City Brewing

Located in the Deutschtown neighborhood, award-winning brewery Allegheny City Brewing was born when its three owners, originally Pittsburgh natives, moved to the famously beer-friendly Colorado. When they returned, they founded their brewery and named it after the former City of Allegheny, and it’s been serving up great beer and great service since 2016!

Sunday | 12:00pm–7:00pm
Monday | 4:00pm–9:00pm
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday–Thursday | 4:00pm–9:00pm
Friday | 4:00pm–11:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm–11:00pm

📍 507 Foreland Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Other North Shore Breweries


Arsenal Cider House Pittsburgh
📷 Arsenal Cider House

Arsenal Cider House

Off the main drag in Lawrenceville is Arsenal Cider House, an award-winning maker of hard ciders, sparkling fruit wines and meads. Their original urban cider house has a fun, old-school Western theme and a relaxing outdoor courtyard where you can enjoy a glass of cider (or two) and feel like you’re worlds away from the busy crowds on Butler Street.

Monday–Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday–Thursday | 4:00pm–8:00pm
Friday | 4:00pm–9:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm–9:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–4:00pm

📍 300 39th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Hop Farm Brewing Company Pittsburgh
📷 Hop Farm Brewing Company

Hop Farm Brewing Company

Lawrenceville-based brewery Hop Farm Brewing Company is Pittsburgh’s original urban farmhouse brewery, which means that they have a major focus on all things local: from what goes into their beers to what goes onto your plate. Their hip space also hosts events like comedy nights, game nights, and even small concerts.

Monday | 3:00pm–10:00pm
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday–Friday | 3:00pm–0:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm–10:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–8:00pm

📍 5601 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Other Lawrenceville Breweries


Grist House Breweries In Pittsburgh
📸 Grist House

Grist House

Grist House is an absolute most for beer lovers with dogs! It’s actually well-known for being one of the most dog-friendly breweries in the ‘Burg, where you’re welcome to bring your pup to enjoy some awesome brews. Grist House also produces limited-time, eye-catching collabs with local companies like Eat’n Park and Turner Dairy!

Monday–Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday–Friday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm–10:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–8:00pm

📍 10 East Sherman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15209


Recon Brewing Breweries In Pittsburgh
📸 Recon Brewing

Recon Brewing

In 2016, the founders of Butler-based brewery Recon Brewing had a mission to “start a brewery that would focus on high quality, yet simple beers known for their drinkability and value.” More than five years later, they have three local taprooms and strive to keep everything as local as possible, from their equipment and designs to the beer inside the cans, of course!

Monday–Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday–Thursday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Friday | 11:30am–11:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm–11:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–7:00pm

📍 747 N Main Street Extention #1327, Butler, PA 16001

Other Butler Breweries

Mt. Lebanon

Hitchhiker Brewing

If you’re a fellow traveler of the world (or even just the Pittsburgh beer scene), you’ll feel right at home at Hitchhiker Brewing in Mt. Lebanon! The master brewers at Hitchhiker are interested in both the classic, proven methods of brewing quality beer as well as discovering new ways to take flavor to the next level. Check them out at their original spot or in their new Sharpsburgh location!

Monday | Closed
Tuesday–Friday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm–10:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–8:00pm

📍 190 Castle Shannon Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15228


Cellar Works Brewing Company Breweries In Pittsburgh
📸 Cellar Works Brewing Company

Cellar Works Brewing Company

“Drink Local. Eat Local. Think Local.” That’s the motto of Sarver-based brewery Cellar Works Brewing Company, which specializes in offering a diverse range of beers including hoppy American ales, European-style lagers, and even Belgian beers and sour ales that are handcrafted from locally-sourced ingredients. Talk about international flair with homegrown flavor!

Sunday–Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday–Thursday| 5:00pm–10:00pm
Friday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday | 2:00pm–10:00pm

📍 110 South Pike Road #205, Sarver, PA 16055

Strip District

Insurrection Aleworks
📸 Insurrection Aleworks

Insurrection Brewing

At the Insurrection Aleworks Strip District Tap Room, you can enjoy a full selection of the Heidelberg brewing company’s drafts and cans and you’re welcome to bring in food to enjoy while you sip (perhaps even from one of the Strip District’s many amazing restaurants). You can also try some of their ONIP Ukrainian Anti-Imperial Stout cans – Insurrection will be donating $2.00 from every four-pack sold to Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief.

Saturday | 12:00pm–8:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–5:00pm

📍 1812 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Bethel Park

Spoonwood Brewing Company Breweries In Pittsburgh Discover The Best Breweries In Pittsburgh! 2022
📸 Spoonwood Brewing Company

Spoonwood Brewing Company

Bethel Park brewery Spoonwood Brewing Company serves up a full menu of delicious food alongside their beers, including crispy wood-fired pizzas and rotating specials throughout the week. As for beers, their 15-barrel brewhouse serves 12 taps with beer as well as local spirits, ciders, wines and meads too!

Monday | Closed
Tuesday–Thursday| 4:00pm–10:00pm
Friday–Saturday | 12:00pm–11:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am–10:00pm

📍 5981 Baptist Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236


Dancing Gnome Breweries In Pittsburgh Discover The Best Breweries In Pittsburgh! 2022
📸 Dancing Gnome

Dancing Gnome

In case you missed it, Sharpsburg brewery Dancing Gnome has expanded from its original location into a second spot on Main Street! Its new space is stunning and spacious, with plenty of room to enjoy their original hop-forward brews as well as their styles from around their globe (and if you’re a German beer fan, you’ve got to try their Kolsch!).

Monday | Closed
Tuesday–Friday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm–8:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–6:00pm

📍 1025 Main Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Pleasant Hills

Truss Brewing Breweries In Pittsburgh
📸 Truss Brewing

Truss Brewing

Truss Brewing describes itself as a nano-brewery, but while they may be small, they certainly don’t lack in flavor! In addition to their food menu (which features authentic, Neopolitan-style pizza straight from the wood-fired ovens), their rotation of beers features major styles alongside all-natural seltzers and even gluten-free options.

Sunday–Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday–Saturday | 11:00am–10:00pm

📍 42 Old Clairton Road, Pleasant Hills, PA 15236

McKees Rocks

Abjuration Brewing

One of the things that makes McKees Rocks brewers Abjuration Brewing unique is that they describe themselves as an “open source” brewery, which means that all of their recipes and variations are free for public use thanks to their roots in the homebrewing community. They also use new and experimental ingredients to test the limits of brewing with a “mad scientist ideology,” so if you’re into creative beers made by brewers who really love their craft, check out Abjuration!

Monday–Wednesday | Closed
Thursday–Friday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday | 1:00pm–10:00pm
Sunday | 1:00pm–5:00pm

📍 644 Broadway Avenue, McKees Rocks, PA 15136


Union Brothers Brewing

The team behind Union Brothers Brewing is all about bringing people together: through their brews, their food, and even the friendly, relaxed atmosphere at their Harmony restaurant and brewery. With a dozen beers on tap and a full menu of delicious plates, you’ll feel welcome any time!

Monday–Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday–Thursday | 4:00pm–9:00pm
Friday–Saturday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–8:00pm

📍 365 Mercer Road, Harmony, PA 16037


Full Pint Beer Breweries In Pittsburgh
📸 Full Pint Beer

Full Pint Beer

Full Pint Beer in Warrendale is one of Pittsburgh’s original craft breweries, but even with its legacy of great brews, there’s always room for something new! In fact, their tap room and brewery outpost just had its grand opening in the spring of 2022, and it’s quickly becoming a popular spot for a refreshing, locally-brewed beer or two!

Monday–Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday–Friday | 4:00pm–8:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–4:00pm

📍 16087 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15086


Cobblehaus Brewing Company Breweries In Pittsburgh
📸 Cobblehaus Brewing Company

Cobblehaus Brewing Company

You may be able to guess by the name that Cobblehaus Brewing Company is fluenced by traditional German and Belgian styles of brewing, which they believe produce the “world’s finest beers.” They’re a great fit in the historic town of Coraopolis, and they even partner with local businesses and food trucks to help bring a taste of historic brewing to the ‘Burgh!

Monday–Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday–Thursday | 4:00pm–9:00pm
Friday | 3:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm–10:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–5:00pm

📍 1025 Fifth Avenue, Coraopolis, PA 15108


Fermata Brewing Company Breweries In Pittsburgh
📸 Fermata Brewing Company

Fermata Brewing Company

Are you a music fan? If so, you may know that a fermata is a musical term that comes from the Italian word fermare meaning “to stay,” and at Fermata Brewing Company in Ambridge, you’re welcome to stay a while and enjoy some great beers with some great company! We especially love their Community Tap program, which donates a portion of proceeds from a particular beer each month to a charitable organization in their community.

Monday–Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday–Thursday | 4:00pm–9:00pm
Friday | 4:00pm–11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–8:00pm

📍 918 Merchant Street, Ambridge, PA 15003


Leaning Cask Brewing Co. Pittsburgh
📸 Leaning Cask Brewing Company

Leaning Cask Brewing Co.

Craving something from across the pond? Leaning Cask Brewing Co. is Pittsburgh’s #1 stop for English-style ales – and they even use a one-of-a-kind blend of British and American cultures for a unique flavor that’s specific to the ‘Burgh. Check out their spacious pub space or their four-tiered (and pet-friendly!) outdoor courtyard.

Monday–Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday–Friday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm–10:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–6:00pm

📍 850 Pittsburgh Street, Springdale, PA 15144


Trace Brewing Pittsburgh
📸 Trace Brewing

Trace Brewing

Newcomer Trace Brewing is a Bloomfield-based brewery with a laid-back, vibey space complete with an outdoor beer garden and several rooms indoors to enjoy some brews straight from the source. In addition to their menu of tasty snacks, Trace Brewing often hosts some of Pittsburgh’s favorite food trucks, including Taqueria el Pastorcito and Pittsburgh Street Pizza! Plus, you can stop by any morning for your coffee fix as well.

Monday–Thurday | 8:00am–10:00pm
Friday–Saturday | 8:00am–11:00pm
Sunday | 8:00am–8:00pm

📍 4312 Main Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224


East End Brewing Company Pittsburgh
📸 East End Brewing

East End Brewing

Since 2004, East End Brewing Company has been providing brews in a wide range of styles all across western PA, as well as craft ciders and sodas! Open year-round both inside and outside at their spacious (and dog-friendly!) patio, stop in to grab a brew or two to enjoy alongside their delicious, thick-crust square pizzas.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday–Friday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm–10:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–7:00pm

📍 147 Julius Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

More Breweries to Visit in Pittsburgh

There are more than 40 working breweries in Pittsburgh, making it a beer lover’s dream! Here are a few other awesome breweries in Pittsburgh:

Plan Ahead for Three Rivers Beer Week!

Three Rivers Beer Week, presented by the Pittsburgh Brewers Guild, will take place in the ‘Burgh throughout the week of October 2–9, 2022, and you won’t want to miss a minute of the most exciting beer festival Pittsburgh sees all year! Visit the Three Rivers Beer Week website and sign up to be among the first to get info about the festival.

More Fun Things to Do in Pittsburgh

We love the craft brew scene here in Pittsburgh, and we hope this guide helps you find a few new spots to sample, or even your new regular favorite. Round up your crew or bring your four-legged friends to enjoy a fresh beer and some local snacks in the sunshine this spring at the best breweries in Pittsburgh!

For even more fun things to do in Pittsburgh, make sure to give us a follow on Facebook and Instagram!

Kaidia Pickels

Kaidia Pickels

Kaidia is a marketing copywriter and food/culture journalist based in Pittsburgh, PA. When she's not writing, she loves to travel, eat new dishes at local restaurants and try fitness classes throughout the city. She's a die-hard Penguins fan as well as an amateur baker and mixologist — sometimes combining both in one recipe.