A few weeks ago, I visited Pittsburgh Pennsylvania for the first time and had no idea what to expect. What I found out is that you need to come to Pittsburgh hungry and thirsty. Pittsburgh is making a huge comeback since the steel industry and at the heart of the city's revitalization are over 30 breweries, numerous unique coffee shops, and art communities.
We scouted the city for the top neighborhood craft breweries and coffee shops. Each spot offers authentic flavors, friendly hospitality, and local neighborhood vibes. These spaces are drawing locals and tourists and offer a place to socialize, work, eat and drink. The brew tour is the best way to discover Pittsburgh, one neighborhood at a time.
Pittsburgh Travel Vlog:
Top Craft Breweries:
1. Cinderlands: A tiny brewery in the Lawrenceville neighborhood.
2. Brew Gentlemen: An innovative brewery in a newly revitalized steel mill neighborhood of Braddock.
3. Voodoo Brewery: A converted vintage firehouse turned funky brewpub in Homestead. Check out the upstairs which has a jail-turned-restaurant booth.
4. Grist House: A dog-friendly neighborhood brewery that brews unique beers onsite and has a spacious outdoor Biergarten.
5. Penn Brewery - An established brewery with an awesome outdoor Biergarten and historic beer caves. You can also catch this brewery at the airport for a last-minute brew. â
Top Coffee Shops:
1. Steel Valley Roasters: Located in Homestead, this small-batch roaster is community-focused and passionate about coffee! The space also offers onsite yoga classes, the perfect accompaniment to a morning brew.
2. Pear and the Pickle: Neighborhood coffee shop and diner with a blend of vintage and hip touches, like freshly brewed Stumptown coffee. Be sure to check out the upstairs sundeck which has a garden and views of the neighborhood.
3. Commonplace Coffee: Located in the colorful neighborhood known as the Mexican War Streets, this coffee shop serves the locals and draws people from around Pittsburgh for their freshly roasted brews.
1. Warhol Museum: Museum dedicated to Pop Art icon and Pittsburgh native Andy Warhol. The museum has 7 stories of artwork including an interactive balloon room.
2. Mexican War Streets: A funky colorful neighborhood.
3. Randyland: One of America's most colorful public art landmarks.
What are your favorite breweries and local cafes in Pittsburgh? Comment below!
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