Pittsburgh Breweries Open on Monday

These are the 11 Pittsburgh-area breweries or taprooms open on Mondays. As a bonus, we've also included 7 of our favorite craft beer bars with Monday hours.

by Aadam Soorma
March 3, 2020

ABV is our weekly series that highlights a different beer from a local Pittsburgh brewery every week. Check out our past picks here.


Got a case of the Mondays? Here’s a little guide worth hanging on to.

While a number of Pittsburgh-area breweries are closed on Mondays – many use Mondays to brew beer or take a day of rest after the weekend – some are, in fact, open for service on the regular.

Here are 11 Pittsburgh-area breweries that ARE OPEN on Mondays. Scroll down for seven craft beer bars that we’ve also included that ARE OPEN on Mondays as well.

Did we leave out your favorite spot? Drop us a note and we’ll add them in. Cheers!

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Cinderlands Warehouse // Strip District

Monday Hours: 11.30am to 10pm

We Recommend: Squish, pale ale // 5.5% ABV

Food Options: Yes, on-site restaurant. Monday is taco night.

Cinderlands website

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1mML1EBTW9/

Southern Tier // North Shore

Monday Hours: 11am to 10pm

We Recommend: Lake Shore Fog, NEIPA // 6.5% ABV

Food Options: Yes, on-site restaurant.

Southern Tier website

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8H8LH7ozNG/

BrewDog // East Liberty

Monday Hours: 11am to midnight

We Recommend: Check out our full story on BrewDog’s grand opening, which was on Friday, Feb 28.

Food Options: Yes, on-site restaurant.

BrewDog website

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8mWiYbJWpv/

Church Brew Works // Lawrenceville

Monday Hours: 11.30am to 9.30pm

We Recommend: Pious Monk Dunkel, Munich Dunkel lager // 5.5% ABV

Food Options: Yes, on-site restaurant.

Church Brew Works website

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8rEGDOBrDg/

Penn Brewery // Northside

Monday Hours: 11am to 10pm

We Recommend: Penn Gold, Helles lager // 5% ABV

Food Options: Yes, on-site restaurant.

Penn Brewery website

Abjuration Brewing // McKees Rocks

Monday Hours: 5pm to 10pm

We Recommend: India Pale Ale, IPA // varying ABVs — Abjuration uses a “versioning scheme” to categorize each batch of their beer. You may see names like IPA v2.2 or IPA v3.2; each version indicates the tweak or change in that beer’s manufacturing progression at the brewery.

Food Options: Yes, on-site restaurant is City Fresh Pasta.

Abjuration Brewing website

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9KO_L5hSQ2/

Burgh’ers // Lawrenceville

Monday Hours: 11am to 9pm

We Recommend: Oat Black Water, oatmeal stout // 6.6% ABV

Food Options: Yes, on-site farm-to-table restaurant with incredible burgers. You should plan to eat (and drink) here.

Burgh’ers website

https://www.instagram.com/p/B89VvRnB6zX/

Rock Bottom // Homestead

Monday Hours: 11am to midnight

We Recommend: Uppity Jagoff, IPA // 7% ABV

Food Options: Yes, on-site restaurant.

Rock Bottom website

Hofbrahaus // Southside

Monday Hours: 11am to 11pm

We Recommend: Dunkel, Munich Dunkel lager // 5.5% ABV

Food Options: Yes, on-site restaurant.

Hofbrahaus website

Sly Fox // Downtown

Monday Hours: 11.30am to 9pm

We Recommend: Helles Golden Lager, lager // 4.9% ABV

Food Options: Yes, on-site restaurant.

Sly Fox website

Pittsburgh Craft Beer Bars (open on Mondays)

Independent Brewing Co // Squirrel Hill

Monday Hours: 5pm to 11pm

We Recommend: Independent is constantly rotating their beer taps. In an effort to drink local, we recommend trying the selections available from Dancing Gnome Beer or Roundabout Brewery.

Food Options: Yes, on-site restaurant (food service ends at 10pm). Also – Mondays are Burger Night at the Independent.

Independent Brewing website

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9PeTinhJAE/

 

City Works // Downtown

Monday Hours: 11am to midnight

We Recommend: City Works has over 90 beer taps – best advice I’ve got is to take your time with the menu. They guarantee 11 taps to be local (or regional) and all their beers are indexed by style.

Food Options: Yes, on-site restaurant.

City Works website

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9NWvpkFKhd/

Hough’s // Greenfield

Monday Hours: 4pm to 1am (although on quiet nights they may close a bit early)

We Recommend: Hough’s is constantly rotating their beer taps. However, if you’re hungry – I’m in love with their totchos.

Food Options: Yes, on-site restaurant.

Hough’s website

Mike’s Beer Bar // North Shore

Monday Hours: 11am to 11pm

We Recommend: Mike’s Beer Bar has 80 rotating taps and literally dozens of them are locally sourced beers. You can usually find stellar options from Strange Roots, ShuBrew, Leaning Cask, Mindful, Hitchhiker, Helltown, Cinderlands, Grist House, Eleventh Hour, Fury, East End, Insurrection, and others. It’s a crazy good beer list.

Food Options: Yes, on-site restaurant.

Mike’s Beer Bar website

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8z3V_QBh7g/

Carson Street Deli // Southside

Monday Hours: 10am to 10pm

We Recommend: Carson Street Deli is constantly rotating their beer taps. In an effort to drink local, we recommend trying the selections available from Dancing Gnome Beer, Strange Roots or Yellow Bridge.

Food Options: Yes, on-site restaurant. Get yourself a sandwich here. The food is incredible.

Carson Street Deli website

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8R59Lrh54T/

Federal Galley // Northside

Monday Hours: 11am to 10pm

We Recommend: Federal Galley is constantly rotating their beer taps. Expect to see local selections, including North Country and Mindful.

Food Options: Yes, 4 on-site restaurants.

Federal Galley website

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1J_0SxBx-U/

BeerHive // Strip District

Monday Hours: 11.30am to 10pm

We Recommend: BeerHive is constantly rotating their beer taps. In an effort to drink local, we recommend trying the selections available from Grist House or Voodoo.

Food Options: Yes, on-site restaurant.

BeerHive Facebook

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4fahGaBRhT/

The Commoner // Downtown

Monday Hours: 6.30am to midnight

We Recommend: The Commoner is constantly rotating their beer taps. For a unique, non-local option, we recommend trying Hoof Hearted (Columbus, OH). For a local option, try what’s available from Cinderlands Beer Co.

Food Options: Yes, on-site restaurant that services the general public and the Hotel Monaco directly upstairs.

The Commoner website

 

 

In 2012, Aadam moved to Pittsburgh. He's currently parked (sans chair) in Lawrenceville and plans to stay a while. On the weekends, you'll find him driving a small green bus (Porter Tours) as he leads tours at local breweries. Got a fun story idea? DMs are open: @asoorma.

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