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Penn Brewery

) #63 of 1,748 Restaurants in Pittsburgh €€ - €€€ German, ,
800 Vinial St, Ste 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5151
+1 412-237-9400
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pierogies” (20 reviews)
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German, Brew Pub, Contemporary, European, Central European
€€ - €€€
800 Vinial St, Ste 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5151
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Previous posted reviews criticized Penn Brewery's service staff harshly, and gave our party second thoughts about re-visiting one of our favorite Pittsburgh restaurants. Three waitresses have to cover the Fest Hall in the main bar area, the Ratskeller in the basement, and the Biergarten outside...More

Thank historianwen
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback, and glad you enjoyed!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 7.20pm on a quiet Tuesday evening (the place was more or less empty) but we did not get the menus until 7.40pm! The servers were nowhere to be seen or chose to ignore us until my husband went up to the bar...More

Thank Eva J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beer tasting is a great option and very tasty. The staff is friendly and it's a fun local spot to visit.

Thank blondebass1622
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping in! We're happy you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 5 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

Thanks for joining us - happy you enjoyed!

Reviewed 7 July 2017

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 9 July 2017

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

Reviewed 25 June 2017 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 27 June 2017

Thanks for stopping by! Happy you enjoyed.

Reviewed 19 June 2017

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

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26 July 2017|
Response from bbb421 | Reviewed this property |
There is a covered parking lot right next to the restaurant. It's the next entrance on the left after you pass the restaurant.
24 July 2015|
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Response from PennBrewery | Property representative |
Yes, we do. Thanks for asking!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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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