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“Great Food and Good Beer Variety” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Church Brew Works

Church Brew Works
3525 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
412-688-8200
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Ranked #40 of 1,895 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Northumberland, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Great Food and Good Beer Variety”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Went here on a Sunday night after a Steelers game around 7PM. While the place was pretty full, we were able to get a seat right away. The server knew the menu and was very helpful at suggesting what to eat/drink since it was our first time. We settled on the Beer Cheese Soup, Untraditional Pierogies (Brie, Salmon, and Potato), and the Portobello Pesto Pizza. The soup was good, but not something we would order again. The Pierogies and Pizza had great flavor and we would definitely order again. We also tried the beer sampler ($12.75 for 8 - 5oz glasses of both regular and seasonal selections). It's not on the menu but recommended if you'd like to try a variety of their house brews. Also, be sure to ask your server for their Pub menu if you're interested in sandwiches, pizza, or other light fare. The atmosphere took the visit to another level. From the massive wood entry doors to the 50+ ft painted ceilings and original stained glass windows you almost feel as if you're sinning by drinking in a church. There are a number of TV's placed around the bar, and due to the acoustics of the church, the sound carried well when a big play happened.

The only negative I feel should be commented on is that a table of four was seated next to us but left after 20 minutes without their drink order being taken. We made small talk with them and recommended the Pub menu and beer sampler, but even after visiting the bar to get the Pub menu, their server was nowhere to be found, so they left.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Olivet, Michigan
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Very cool brew pub. If you are into good food an microbrews with that sort of odd atmosphere this place is for you. If you are more traditional you may be offended. It was a church once after all. Go here if you're cool, if you suck stay away.

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KNOXVILLE
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“Cool atmosphere and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This place is really neat. The beer is not that great but the food is fantastic. We liked the seasonal vanilla stout but the rest of the beers were just so-so. It is still a must see.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Go to say you've been”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had this place on my to do list as soon as I moved to Pittsburgh. I couldn't wait to try it. It's a neat place. Food is decent and at a fair price. It was a week night when we went and it was so quiet, it felt rather strange to be there. I think this is the sort of place that needs to be busy to have the right feel to it. Go to check it off the list, but it is unlikely that it will become a favorite of yours.

Visited October 2013
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Mount Airy, Maryland
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“nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very busy on Friday nights. Meatloaf is awesome! So were the pierogies. Chicken was a little dry. Overall a great experience.

Visited October 2013
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