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Penn Brewery

$$ - $$$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 - 22:00All hours
German, Brew Pub, Contemporary, European, Central European
$$ - $$$
800 Vinial St, Ste 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5151
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1 - 10 of 287 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed a late summer afternoon enjoying Octoberfest. The pumpkin beer & the Octoberfest beers were really tasty. I'd had the pumpkin beer the night before in a bottle but the fresh beer was so much better. I had the German Rueben sandwich that was very...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I drove to Pittsburgh last evening to take my son to dinner for his birthday. He was in business with the Army and his family would not be with him. We originally intended to go to the Hofbrauhaus but couldn't because of...More

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for dinner and a couple beers before a concert. The food was very good and the beers are amazing. I wish I could get them back home in Lancaster.

Thank Brent M
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for stopping in. So glad you enjoyed! By the way, Penn beers are available in the Lancaster area. If you'd like to find out where you can get them, please call our wholesaler for the region, Wilsbach Distributing. The phone number is 717-561-3760. Prost!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been twice now. Will be a while before going back. Service from wait staff was virtually nonexistent both visits.More

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

Hello - Thanks for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed the food and beer - but I wanted to apologize for the poor service. I would like to speak with you and get more details to make this right. Could you please e-mail your private contact...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was visiting Pittsburgh and met up with a college friend. We visited St Anthony Church in the Troy Hill area and she suggested a late lunch at Penn Brewery. She had heard about it and had wanted to try it. The brewery was not...More

Thank Jackbear
Reviewed 5 August 2017

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 7 August 2017

Thanks for the feedback, and glad you enjoyed!

Reviewed 1 August 2017 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 1 August 2017

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 August 2017

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

Reviewed 20 July 2017

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 22 July 2017

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!

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Questions & Answers
26 July 2017|
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Response from Eugene M | Property representative |
There is parking on site, although limited, as well as street parking which fills quickly. the Sara Heinz House is an easy five minute walk to the brewery and secure. Up Troy Hill Road the high school has many spaces as... More
23 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
  • 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail
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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