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Church Brew Works

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American, Bar, Pub
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3525 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201-1324
+1 412-688-8200
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Cleveland, Ohio
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Outside or inside it's clear you are drinking in what was a church. Love vaulted ceilings and you certainly get this here. Instead of crosses rising high up into the air, it's beer vats. Truly neat microbrewery. Try a couple and you'll find one you like.

Thank Jayce2016
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Eating here way my favorite part of my trip to Pittsburgh. The atmosphere was really enjoyable; I smiled the whole time I was there. The inside of the old church was beatiful and the glass windows were bright and lovely. I also really liked sitting in old pews while eating; that was a fun addition to eating inside of an... More 

Thank Josie D
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No need to worry about entertaining friends from out of town if you bring them here. Great choice of food from cornbeef on rye sandwiches to buffalo burgers or even daring rattlesnake pierogies! Beer is cold with many options. I recommend taking a sampler - more than enough to help decide which beverage you will select.

Thank PLonsbary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic setting in a refurbished church. Especially beautiful on a sunny day when the light streams through the stain glass. Good beer and food. Our first introduction to Pittsburgh's love of Bread Pudding. Yum!

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Charlotte, NC, USA
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287 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This microbrewery/restaurant is located in a former Catholic Church. The ambiance is definitely a huge positive for the overall experience. This was not a plain church, but a beautiful building with a very tall, ornate ceiling, beautiful stained glass and a large, recessed altar area (the altar area is the location of the brew works). I tried a few different... More 

Thank tarheelblue89
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Blessed to try it!!! What a clever idea to reuse the church. Food was good, beer was refreshing. Husband was disappointed that they did not serve IPA beer but all in all glad we got there. The women's bathroom was funny and quite spacious. Would be cool to have an event there!

Thank Jenniferpb88
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118 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

How often do you get to drink craft beer in an old church? The food and beers were great. The service was not very attentive. I would go again, however. It wasn't very busy when we were there, so if I was to go again, it would definitely be during off-peak hours.

Thank Tansy C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well it took me a few times before getting over my fear of drinking in a Catholic Church but the beer is definitely worth getting over those fears. Awesome beer and great food - wonderful! I have visited there for lunch and a few times for dinner. The menu is very diverse and you will always find something you would... More 

Thank DonnaBrophy01
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132 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed eating in this former church. The art depicted in the stained glass windows was gallery quality. No need to mention the old world craftsmanship. It did seem a bit strange to have a beer in church. The food was good and the service better. Definitely recommend.

Thank Walter53
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Pittsburgh for a wedding and wanted to get the bride's family together for brunch before an evening wedding. Could not find a single place that could accommodate us. Decided on CBW with some hesitation. But they were wonderful. From the first phone call, they were interested in us. Upon arrival, they were ready for us Attentive, accommodating... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $34
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3525 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201-1324
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-688-8200

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