Penn Brewery Restaurant

Enjoy An Authentic Taste of Pittsburgh!

Every great city has its own beloved local dishes and food traditions. Here in Pittsburgh, much of the food culture traces back to the numerous central and eastern European immigrant groups who settled here in the 19th and 20th centuries (including many who came to work in the coal mines and steel mils). Germans, Italians, Poles, Hungarians, Ukrainians, and many other peoples contributed to the city’s cultural melting pot.  Penn’s menu offers our interpretations of the national dishes they brought here from the “Old World”: schnitzel, wurst, pierogi, potato pancakes, stuffed peppers, goulash, the “Cookie Table,” and more. Of course, as these groups settled into life in the city, new Pittsburgh food traditions were born, like the French-fry topped salad and “fried-fish Fridays.” We like to refer to all of these old and new dishes collectively as “ethnic-Pittsburgh” fare.  And appropriately, we make many of them with meats, cheeses, and produce items from purveyors based right here in western Pennsylvania.

In addition, we also offer plenty of salads, sandwiches, flatbreads, and vegetarian options as well. Check out all of our menu options here.


Reservations are not required, but are recommended for parties of six or more. Call the restaurant at 412-237-9400 (press 3 for the restaurant) and speak to one of our staff members for assistance.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, we accept only 2-3 reservations for larger dinner parties arriving by 6:00 p.m.

Please Note:

On busy evenings when there is live entertainment, our main dining tables are reserved for dinner guests. We do request a two- hour seating limit at our dining tables on these nights to provide our other guests with plenty time to enjoy food and beer at the brewery as well! After that, we welcome you to move to our bar area and continue to enjoy listening to our live music and the remainder of your visit with Penn Brewery! We will try our best to accept reservation requests to be seated near live bands on these nights.

Private Events

Looking for a unique place to host your private party or meeting?  Penn Brewery offers several different spaces in our nineteenth-century historic landmark building to fit your needs.  With advance notice, we can also book private tours of the Brewery for your guests. 

Homestead Court, 1908

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