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Penn Brewery

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2018 - 2019 Winner
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Pennsylvania Brewing Company - 800 Vinial Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 USA
Parking
There is plenty of free parking in the double deck lot behind the buildings or the gravel lot across the street.
DIRECTIONS TO PENN BREWERY
Form Downtown Pittsburgh:
Penn or Liberty Ave. to Strip District, left on 16th St. and cross the 16th St. Bridge. At the third stop light turn right on to Troy Hill Rd. We are 200 yards ahead on the left.
From The North
I-79 to I-279 South to exit 8B (East St.). Straight to the third light, then turn left on to East Ohio St. At the second light turn left on Chestnut St., then take immediate right on to Troy Hill Rd. We are 200 yards ahead on the left.
From The East
PA Turnpike to exit 6 (Pittsburgh), follow I-376 West (the Parkway) to the center of Pittsburgh (the Point) then follow I-279 North. Take exit 7C (Chestnut St.) onto Route 28 for about 100 yards, then exit to the right for Chestnut Street. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left on to Chestnut St. Go straight ahead to second stop light and turn right on to Troy Hill Rd. We are 200 yards ahead on the left.
From The West
I-279 North (The Parkway) through the Ft. Pitt Tunnels and over Ft. Pitt Bridge following I-279 North. (Stay in the left lane on the Ft. Pitt Bridge and in the right lane on the second bridge, the Ft. Duquesne Bridge.) As soon as you pass PNC Park take exit 7C (Chestnut St.) onto Route 28 for about 100 yards, then exit to the right for Chestnut Street. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left on to Chestnut. At the second light, turn right on to Troy Hill Road. We are 200 yards ahead on the left.
About
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
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
German, Brew Pub, Contemporary
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a few hours at Penn Brewery for a graduation event on the second floor. We LOVED the building that the Brewery grew out of; the outdoor patio is really genius. The building with its stone, history is remarkable. The pilsner is excellent, too.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Blaise B
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

So glad you enjoyed - thanks!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped for lunch, beer is of course excellent, food was very good service was very good.A decent variety on menu.

Date of visit: June 2019
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PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the feedback! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always our go to venue for Oktoberfest Music Beer, Food, Partying! Five star rating for that celebration!, Mostly visited Penn Brewery for beer and appetizers before after concert or sporting event. Since Penn Brewery substituted Pork Schnitzel on their menu as a replacement for Wiener-schnitzel...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank ESPASSOC
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the feedback! We will pass it to our chef. Looking forward to seeing you at Oktoberfest!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not only is the beer excellent, so are the items on the menu. The menu is quite extensive. We had some simple stuff, like a burger, Onion rings and a sausage platter. Not just any sausage platter, but the Kaiser Sausage Platter. It had wild...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank legrena
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed. That skillet cookie really is something, isn't it?!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit! My hubs says the IPA was great & we enjoyed the meal. It was heavy but tasty. Get the Onion rings $10, skip the pretzel $10 for 4, get the loaded fries with mushroom glaze/bacon/egg $12 (picture isn’t a good one...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank foodisourlife
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping in!

Reviewed May 14, 2019

Our we and our friends weren't very hungry when we got there, but we wanted to try something from the menu anyway. So the 4 of us split 2 reubens - one classic and one kielbasa, and we both picked hot German potato salad for...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Patricia L
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks, Patricia! Glad you enjoyed!

Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

Surprisingly good/great local brewery. I highly recommend the dark beer. Very flavorful for the category. A little off of the beaten path for Pittsburgh. However, with the Uber ride

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank MikeK403
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2019

Thanks, Mike!

Reviewed April 15, 2019

Penn Brewery has a relaxed, family atmosphere, with excellent German food (as well as local fare) and, of course, a great selection of beer. We recommend Penn Dark! The schnitzel is authentic, as are all the other German dishes. There is a large variety, so...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Kathleen4979
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2019

Thanks, Kathleen! We're glad you visited!

Reviewed April 15, 2019

My wife and I went here last week and were very pleased with the food and the service. She had a Reuben sandwich with coleslaw and I had the German Cuban sandwich with french fries. Our sandwiches were fantastic with a huge portion of meats....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Stephen R
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2019

Thanks, Stephen! We're glad you enjoyed. By the way, please do make a return trip - we have a two-level parking garage right behind the building, along Troy Hill Road, where you can park. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed April 14, 2019

The brewery has wonderful beer and German food. There is an out door area as well as a large indoor area. From the outside it does look that big. There is also a free parking deck right behind the brewery . We will go back...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Lynn F
PennBrewery, Owner at Penn Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2019

Thanks, Lynn! We look forward to welcoming you back.

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jann1033
April 3, 2018|
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Response from Tim F | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can do a tour there and then sit own and enjoy their great food and beers after. Tours are only on select Saturdays I believe so check the schedule. If you cannot tour just enjoy the fine beers they brew. Good luck!
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78traveler
July 26, 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
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July 23, 2015|
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Response from PennBrewery | Property representative |
Yes, we do. Thanks for asking!
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