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Church Brew Works

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3525 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
+1 412-688-8200
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 335
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  • 101
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  • 23
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brews and pews

Unusual setting. Brew house is a former grand church. Former pews are used for seating at tables. Small, but inviting outdoor patio.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
J D
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Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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English first
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The pierogi were amazing! So was the pierogi pizza. The beer was good, I recommend the IPA, though I usually do not prefer IPAs. The atmosphere was awesome.

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Columbia, SC
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This place is awesome. Having a beer in church was never planned but so glad I did. That was the best beer I've had in my life. This is a place you must check out.

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Barto, Pennsylvania, United States
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The meal, atmosphere, service, and drinks were all excellent. Fairly easy to get to. OK parking. Food was great, and included ingredients grown in the gardens you pass to go in. Being inside the old Church was really cool.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Dinner for 2 on Sunday night. We were made to feel like "regulars" from moment we stepped through the door. Superb atmosphere with eclectic mix of groups from large to small, business to family. We had a booth-pew which was comfortable and we did not fell cramped. Server (Paul) was superb, and his pride of CBW showed. As this was... More 

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Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were told about this place and decided to check it out and found it very interesting. The brew pub opened in 1996 and was originally a catholic church that was sold and turned into a microbrewery, in fact the only one in the world! The stained windows are still intact as are many of the churches designs, rooms, and... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Had heard some talk of the Church Brew Works and decided to try it. Some friends accompanied my wife and I finding the outside being that of a church. Inside was even more of the beautiful stained glass windows and an old set of pipes for and organ, wooden floor and the use of wooden church pews. The place was... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

You have to be impressed by the atmosphere of Church Brew Works. You are greeted when you enter by a view of the brewing tanks behind a glass wall, occupying the space where the church sanctuary used to be. The restaurant has a large seating area with tables on one side of the "aisle" and a pub area on the... More 

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Northlake, Texas
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Unique setting for a craft brewer. We did not eat here, but had a few beers and they were very good. Looked at the menu and it looked good, but we did not get back for dinner this trip. Will try the food next trip. Definitely stop in and check this place out.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Unusual setting. Brew house is a former grand church. Former pews are used for seating at tables. Small, but inviting outdoor patio.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Got to experience the Church Brew Works recently. The beer is amazing and the setting beautiful. You must check this out if you are in Pittsburgh. It's a bit of a walk from the Strip District or you can Uber your way there. We paid about 13 dollars to Uber from Brew Works to PNC park. - this was during... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3525 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-688-8200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 34
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?