Now that spring has officially sprung, here are all of the places to sip local beers outdoors
With the weather
sort of warming up, well warm enough to start to spend more time outdoors, several local breweries have opened or added outdoor seating so that you can stop by for a socially distant beer and some food.
A few things to know before you go:
Most of these locations are first-come, first-serve for seating right now. You may have to wait or plan to take some beer to go if things are crowded. Check to see if the outdoor spaces are open by taking a look at the Instagram account for each brewery. We’ve included the Instagram handles below.
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Pittsburgh breweries with outdoor seating
412 Brewery // Northside (Allegheny-West)
Between a cozy back patio and a few sidewalk seats out front, 412 provides outdoor seating for about two dozen.
Reservations: No. Food: Food Trucks. Instagram: @412brewery Open Sundays?: 12 – 5 pm
Acclimation Brewing // Verona
Reservations: No. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact us for large group (8+ ppl.) reservations. Food: Food trucks. See the Acclamation Brewing’s website for the food truck schedule. Instagram: @Acclamation Brewing Open Sundays?: 12 – 5 pm
Allegheny City Brewing // Northside (East Allegheny)
Reservations: Seating is first-come, first-serve Food: Food trucks. See the schedule on the Allegheny City website Instagram: @AlleghenyCityBrewing Open Sundays?: Noon – 7 pm
Altered Genius Brewing Co. // Ambridge
Reservations: No. Food: Altered Genius has a kitchen and a full menu available. Brunch is available on Sundays. Instagram: @AlteredGenius Open Sundays?: Noon – 7 pm
Bloom Brew // West Newton
Bloom provides plenty of picnic tables outside its Westmoreland County location, and a different food truck each day.
Reservations: No. Food: Food trucks. Instagram: @bloombrew Open Sundays?: 12 – 6 pm
Dancing Gnome // Sharpsburg
Reservations: You can make a reservation for a fire pit. Food: Food trucks. Instagram: @dancinggnome Open Sundays?: Noon – 4 pm
East End Brewing // Larimer
East End Brewing is only open for patio seating. They have just updated the outdoor space with new picnic tables (a much-needed upgrade).
Reservations: No. Food: East End Brewing offers pizza and pretzels for sale. Instagram: @EastEndBrewing Open Sundays?: Noon – 4 pm
Helicon Brewing // Oakdale
Located along the Panhandle Trail, Helicon offers plenty of outdoor picnic tables for a post-bike ride beer.
Reservations: No. Food: Food Trucks. Instagram: @HeliconBrewing Open Sundays?: 11 am – 8 pm
Inner Groove Brewing // Verona
Reservations: No. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Food: Food trucks. See the Inner Groove website for the food truck schedule. Instagram: @InnerGrooveBrewing Open Sundays?: 1 – 7 pm
Roundabout Brewery Pop Up // Chateau
Roundabout Brewery has a popup space in Chateau along the bike trail. Check out our story for a map and directions.
The Roundabout Pop Up opens based on weather. Check the @roundaboutpopup account on Instagram for daily updates.
Reservations: No. Food: Food trucks. See the @roundaboutpopup Instagram account for the schedule. Instagram: @roundaboutpopup Open Sundays? Check the @roundaboutpopup Instagram account.
Spoonwood Brewing Company // Bethel Park
Spoonwood offers enclosed patio seating.
Reservations: Only for Sunday brunch. Food: Spoonwood has a kitchen and offers a full menu, including brunch Instagram: @spoonwoodbrewing Open Sundays?: 10 am – 9 pm
Southern Tier Brewing // North Shore
This New York brewery’s Pittsburgh outpost provides indoor/outdoor patio seating with a variety of seating options.
Reservations: Yes Food: Yes, Southern Tier has a full kitchen. Instagram: @stbcbeer_pgh Open Sundays?: 11am – 10pm
Spring Hill Brewing // Spring Hill
Spring Hill’s hilltop beer garden provides guests with picnic benches, fire pits and food trucks. (Check out our video for more on the spot and its history)
Reservations: No Food: Food Trucks Instagram: @springhillbrewing Open Sundays?: 2 – 6 pm
Stick City Brewing Company // Mars
Stick City Brewing has had its outdoor space open all year round. Fire pits and tents are available to help you brave the elements. Check out our story on Stick City Brewing to learn more about Stick City’s beers.
Reservations: No. Food: Food trucks. See the food truck schedule here. Instagram: @stickcitybrewing Open Sundays?: 2 – 7 pm
Strange Roots Experimental Ales // Millvale + Gibsonia
The beer gardens at Strange Roots’ Millvale taproom and Gibsonia production facility are open for the season, weather permitting
Reservations: No. Food: Full Kitchen at both locations. Instagram: @StrangeRootsBeer Open Sundays?: No.
Trace Brewing // Bloomfield
Trace Brewing opened earlier this year, and they have just opened their patio for outdoor seating. Check out our story about Trace Brewing from last year to learn more about the brewery.
Reservations: Yes, through their website. Food: Trace offers pepperoni rolls from Rolling Pepperoni and wraps from Everyday’s A Sunday Cafe. You are welcome to BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) as well. (We Rolling Pepperoni! Learn more about how this local business is using food to tell the stories of Appalachia.) Instagram: @TraceBrewing Open Sundays?: 1 – 8 pm
Union Brothers Brewing // Harmony
Union Brothers has a large outdoor space with picnic tables.
Reservations: No. Food: Union Brothers Brewing has a kitchen and a full menu available. Instagram: @UnionBrothersBrewing Open Sundays?: Noon – 7 pm
Voodoo Brewing // Homestead
Voodoo Homestead offers outdoor seating at an adjacent beer garden.
Reservations: No Food: BYOF Instagram: @voodoohomestead Open Sundays?: No
Yellow Bridge Brewing // Delmont
Reservations: No. Food: Food trucks. See the @yellobridgebrewing Instagram account for the lineup. Instagram: @yellowbridgebrewing Open Sundays?: Noon – 6pm
Breweries that are not open for outdoor seating
A few of our favorite beer garden spaces are not yet open for outdoor seating. You can still pick up beer for takeout at these breweries.