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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
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place always gives my husband the creeps. He says it's weird to drink in a church. And believe me it looks like a church inside. Lots of seating and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The food is ok but not great and the beer was warm. I'm not sure we will go back. Lot of brew places... More 

Thank pberrier
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The beer is very good. The atmosphere is unique and definitely different. This is the whole reason I went. When I was there they had rattlesnake pierogies which was cool! I don't think this is always on the menu but if it is when you go, get it... The rest of the food there is so so. Nothing special. Would... More 

Thank JaPitt
Chicago, Illinois
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262 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The renovated church-now-restaurant is a cool place to go for a meal. I've been here several times and recently went with my boyfriend and 10 friends (I'm originally from Pittsburgh, now in Chicago and was home for a visit). I had the bison meatloaf and it was VERY tasty. Accompanied by rosemary mashed potatoes (good) and zucchini (very good), I... More 

Thank jahhp
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great room, the kind of church I could become a regular attendee at. Good brews and friendly service.

Thank John E
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting and historical building that was saved by the brewery. However the quality of beer is definitely lacking when compared to other breweries of this generation. Service was unimpressive and slow. The site was worth visiting from a historical perspective but there are way better beers available in the area

Thank Mark M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife and I stopped by for lunch on way to West Penn hospital. We arrived around 1230pm. Food and service was very good. Nice variety from menu for both food and beverages. Large selection of brews. Although we did not try any. But will next time. We were seated less than 5 minutes (Eric) and our waiter (Mike) took our... More 

Thank Joe C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The pizza was really good here and the service was good. The ambiance was unique. But personally, I had a difficult time getting past having a brewery in a church.

Thank Deb M
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked here for dinner from the Wyndham and it was worth the walk. Pretzels and cheese plate for appetizer which were both very delicious. I had the peroigie saute which was delicious followed by the chocolate mousse. Party member had the Buffalo meatloaf and he said it awesome. Lots of interesting beers and desserts. It's an old Catholic church so... More 

Thank chriso p
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a group of 6. Seated quickly terrific wait staff. Food was hot and tasty. The inside of the building is very pretty being an old Catholic Church. If you like great food and beautiful architecture this is a good visit.

1 Thank 69chevelleOhio
Jefferson City, Missouri
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had some time after a meeting in downtown Pittsburgh and was looking for a local lunch spot before my flight out. A friend recommended The Church Brew Works and, a short Uber ride later, I arrived. CBW is located near the Polish Hill neighborhood in the former St. John church building. Finished in 1903, the structure housed the local... 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, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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