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Penn Brewery

) #63 of 1,745 Restaurants in Pittsburgh $$ - $$$ German, ,
800 Vinial St, Ste 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5151
+1 412-237-9400
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pretzels” (19 reviews)
“pierogies” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
German, Brew Pub, Contemporary, European, Central European
$$ - $$$
800 Vinial St, Ste 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5151
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This week I attended a social event at Penn Brewery. It was a 6 PM to 8 PM gathering of a few hundred club members. I've had many dinners there over the years, always good German food. Dinner was not on the agenda but there...More

Thank KarlOPittsburgh
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for joining us - happy you enjoyed!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son's favorite place, especially for a big plate of sauerbraten. His birthday party returned us once again, and we were once again pleased by the range of selections from salads to hearty German fare. Penn Brewery has one of the best reputations for a...More

Thank Mitch-MK
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us! We're happy you enjoyed!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner, had the Kaiser Sausage plate and cheese plate appetizer. Penn Dark beer was quite good! Cool old building, near downtown but just off the beaten path. Cool place.

Thank hvbohio
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping by! Happy you enjoyed.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I recommend sharing the sausage sampler with a group. The IPA is good - west coast style but not super bitter, very smooth. The perogies are great.

Thank AmericanTouristBen
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The people were very friendly and treated us great!! They have a great variety of beers and you can the draft from were you are seated. Flatbreads are awesome! Totally recommend to go!!

Thank Ana V
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thanks, Ana - we're glad you stopped by and enjoyed!

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Our party of five tried a variety of samplings including tenderloin stroganoff, macaroni and cheese, salad, buffalo cauliflower, sandwiches and vegetable plate. I am the first to admit, I am very picky (see my 325+ reviews). Every single bite of food I had was delicious....More

Thank laceylouise
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you - so glad you enjoyed!

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This is probably my favorite brewery in town based off the quality alone. They had like two fruity beers and one wheat with banana undertones which makes me want to do some day drinking on a regular basis! As for the other beers, even if...More

Thank Lissa3891
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you - so glad you enjoyed the beers and food! I also wanted to mention that Penn actually does have a section of our biergarten where guests are welcome to bring their pets - so please feel free to bring your furry friends along...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

This place is an old brewery on the North Side of Pittsburgh that serves a great selection of authentic German-style beers and food, including Schnitzel and Bratwurst. The food was delicious and very reasonably-priced. I was not a fan of the German Hot Potato Salad...More

Thank bbb421
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We came for a surprise birthday party--fun filled atmosphere lots of room. Nice selection of craft beers, friendly staff

Thank Tami3551117
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thanks - glad you enjoyed!

Reviewed 2 May 2017

The Penn Brewery is in an old, 19th century brick and wrought iron building. It is a place with a lot of atmosphere and great beers brewed on site. I make it a point to stop in whenever I am in Pittsburgh.

Thank VAHokieJoe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
German, Brew Pub, Contemporary, European, Central European
Drinks, Lunch, 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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