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BrewDog is a Scotland-based brewery with a large hotel-brewery concept located just outside Columbus, Ohio.
Known as the DogHouse, their dog-friendly beer hotel was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Greatest Places of 2019. Guests staying at the DogHouse are able to pour BrewDog’s draft beer right from each of the guest rooms.
Pittsburgh-based BrewDog fans have been enjoying their beer locally through restaurants and distributors (mostly in cans).
On Friday, Feb 28, BrewDog is opening their Pittsburgh brewery and restaurant in East Liberty. This is BrewDog’s second United States location; the 4,000 sq ft facility will pour beer from a 24-tap system.
ABV, Volume LVI
BrewDog Pittsburgh – A Scotland-Based Brewery Assimilates to Pittsburgh
Local Brewer: BrewDog has hired Paul Young, who was previously the head brewer at Enix Brewing in Homestead. A native of Kentucky, Young has been brewing in the Pittsburgh-area since 2018.
Other Pittsburgh Beer on tap: While BrewDog will be brewing and serving their in-house, Pittsburgh-brewed beers, they will keep a handful of rotating, local guest beers on draft for folks to enjoy – including Helltown, CoStar and others.
East Liberty: a Craft Beer Destination
BrewDog Pittsburgh is opening in East Liberty on the first floor of the Eastside Bond apartment complex (across the street from the Target). The outdoor patio at BrewDog is dog-friendly.
Craft beer enthusiasts can make an afternoon out of their visit to BrewDog. A short walk from the brewery are the following bars that feature thoughtful selections of beer.
Lorelei: Recently named one of the best bars in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh magazine.
Kelly’s Bar: Dive bar with a great selection of local beer and some of the best bar food in town.
Commerce Bar: This secret speakeasy features elevated cocktails as well as local craft beer from Cinderlands Beer Co.
Elevated Bar Food
BrewDog Pittsburgh plans to serve elevated bar food that includes tacos and burgers. A Pittsburgh-specific food menu is coming soon.
Know Before You Go: BrewDog Pittsburgh
Location: 6144 Centre Ave // Pittsburgh, PA 15206 // on the first floor of the Eastside Bond apartment building
Hours: 11am to midnight, upon launch (subject to change)
Dog-Friendly: Yes, their outdoor patio will be a dog-friendly seating area.
Getting there: The East Busway stops right next to Eastside Bond. Take any of the East Busway buses and hop off at East Liberty Station. Any of the buses that run along Penn Ave or Centre Ave will work too. BrewDog Pittsburgh is about one block from the intersection of Penn Ave & Highland Ave.
Parking: Do not park in the Target parking lot. Seriously, don’t do it. There is a parking garage under the Eastside Bond location. There is also street parking and a few surface lots that are run by the City of Pittsburgh.
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