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Penn Brewery

₹₹ - ₹₹₹German, ,
800 Vinial St, Ste 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5151
+1 412-237-9400
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sausage platter” (14 reviews)
“pretzels” (19 reviews)
“pierogies” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
German, Brew Pub, Contemporary, European, Central European
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
800 Vinial St, Ste 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5151
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited here on a weekend in town and enjoyed the stop. They had a great beer selection and a menu with some different type offerings. The wait staff was friendly and prompt. It is some distance from the center of the city and hotels...More

Thank RJN612
Reviewed 6 days ago

We'd never had it before, but had heard such amazing things we decided to try the poutine! Oh boy, it was great!! Wonderful beers, knowledgable staff - helped us chose great flights for our first visit. Definitely recommend to anyone who likes craft beer and...More

Thank travel505
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Penn!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We met up with some family with 2 children under 2. The seating is big tables with long benches so the mom had a tough time with lack of space to feed and care for her children. They did give high chairs. Food was awesome...More

Thank Laura E
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you, Laura!

Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

My husband (a native Pittsburgher) and I were in town to visit friends and went for dinner. We had pierogis and wild game sausage. Both excellent. Tried the beer flight - great idea! Six 5-ounce tastings of various beers. Great wait staff-very knowledgeable and attentive....More

Thank Txpat
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thank you! We're glad you stopped and had a good time!

Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Went to Penn Brewery as we had enjoyed a Penn Pilsner at our hotel a couple of days before. They had a great selection of excellent beer. The surprise was the food. An excellent selection of German dishes. I had a sausage plate with four...More

Thank Kayaktherogue
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thanks for stopping in! Glad you enjoyed.

Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

I showed up for a weekday lunch and was surprised how quiet it was. It made for easy parking since parking places are very limited alongside the road. Service was friendly and attentive. The menu had a great variety of German-Polish inspired dishes. Lots of...More

Thank Rebby2k
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Great beer, great food, great service. We really enjoyed our stop here and will be back when back in Pitt.

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

I’ve been meaning to get to Penn Brewery for months. Like you, I love their Oktoberfest and the few others I’ve had have all been good. Boom! This place blew me away. Lea start first with the beer. There were no less than 6 beers...More

Thank GeneseoSupremo
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thanks so much! We're so happy you had a great experience and look forward to welcoming you back again when you are in the area again.

Reviewed 19 January 2018

With beers brewed right there and massive Western PA staples on the menu you cannot go wrong here. Cool brewery and very friendly staff.

1  Thank Tim F
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

So glad you enjoyed! Thank you.

Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

A fantastic Brew Pub with a very interesting selection of seasonal ales and agreat menu. We were both were fond of the stouts and porters and really enjoyed a Buffalo Chicken Perogie as an appetizer....that was a first. Great atmosphere and service as well. I...More

1  Thank JIMMYinCF
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thanks, Jim. Glad you had a good time here at Penn!

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Questions & Answers
26 July 2017|
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Response from Eugene M | Property representative |
There is parking on site, although limited, as well as street parking which fills quickly. the Sara Heinz House is an easy five minute walk to the brewery and secure. Up Troy Hill Road the high school has many spaces as... More
24 July 2015|
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Response from PennBrewery | Property representative |
Yes, we do. Thanks for asking!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
German, Brew Pub, Contemporary, European, Central European
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Vinial St, Ste 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5151
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-237-9400
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Penn Brewery began brewing craft beer back in 1986, making us one of the earliest pioneers in the American craft movement. We started out brewing classic lagers and German beer styles, adhering to the strict quality standards of the 16th-century Bavarian Reinheitsgebot purity laws. As we’ve expanded our lineup in recent years to include IPAs and other contemporary styles like chocolate and pumpkin beers, we’ve stayed true to our quality craftsmanship, brewing all of our beers by hand with top-tier barley and hops. We’re proud to say that Penn beers have won a total of nineteen Great American Beer Festival® and World Beer Cup® medals. Penn Brewery’s restaurant serves “ethnic-Pittsburgh” fare including wurst, schnitzel, pierogi, and goulash alongside contemporary Pittsburgh favorites, like the "French fry salad," flatbreads, and sandwiches. In the spirit of our classic Pittsburgh theme, our menu emphasizes fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Penn is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. A lovely cobblestone biergarten is open seasonally. Private party bookings are also available.
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