UPDATED! Pittsburgh Breweries with outdoor seating for spring

Now that spring has officially sprung, here are all of the places to sip local beers outdoors

by Brian Conway
April 9, 2021

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.

Know of another brewery that should be on this list? Please let us know! Send an email to [email protected]

 

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)

 

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.

 

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.

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

 

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.


This story was researched by Brian Conway. Check out some of Brian’s other stories for Very Local and follow him on Twitter @BrianConwayyyyy.

Brian Conway is a freelance enterprise reporter based in Pittsburgh's South Side. He is a member-owner and communications manager at the Work Hard Pittsburgh digital media cooperative.

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