The Church Brew Works

Brewery, Bar, and Restaurant · Lower Lawrenceville
3525 Liberty Ave (at 36th St), Pittsburgh, PA 15201, United States
Hours:
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • Noon–9:00 PM
Price:
$$$$
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, Bar Snacks
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Free
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
Wheelchair Accessible:
Yes
9.0/10

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    "Try the Turkey, Bacon, Cheddar Cheese Pierogies With Chipotle Aioli"(22 Tips)
    Timothy
    "Get the coconut stout it is AMAZING!!!"(4 Tips)
    Byron F.
    "Get the pizza and Celestial Gold"(3 Tips)
    visitPA
    "Pipe Organ Pale Ale and Pious Monk Dunkel."(3 Tips)
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  • TheillKittyKat

    Left side is all open seating otherwise a table will take forever to wait on...they brew right on site and the church is still Roman Catholic beautiful...a must for true beer lovers!

    TheillKittyKat · February 22, 2014
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  • Turki A.

    PIZZA!! Amazing don't you dare miss it! The atmosphere was great! I really enjoyed it. The waitresses are very friendly.. Service was fast.. Restaurant was clean price was totally fare

    Turki Aman · May 17, 2014
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  • Kate S.

    Homemade pierogies are bleeding fantastic!! Gotta get the special of the day! Do the samplers as well!! Only $13 for eight, 5 oz pours! Can't beat that and the stouts are to DIE FOR!!

    Kate Schreck · January 12
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  • Rob M.

    An old church converted into a brewery and restaurant. Love it! I take all out-of-town visitors here. I don't drink beer, but the flights are a good deal. My favorite is the cinco fromaggio pizza -- m Read more

    Rob M. · August 14, 2010
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  • Watts

    A must-see destination if you're ever in Pittsburgh. Just have to see it to believe it. Great food, great beers, great atmosphere........words can't describe. Just have to see it for yourself!!

    Watts · May 2, 2013
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  • Church Brew Works

    Join our mailing list for weekend features, special brewer's dinners, upcoming events and more. Once you confirm your subscription, you will receive a special gift! Read more

    Church Brew Works · April 28, 2014
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  • Dar N.

    Be sure to stop by this re-purposed church for a delicious craft brew. The copper brewing tanks work their "miracles" on the altar you sit at the bar or in the pews and admire the stained glass.

    Dar N · March 1, 2013
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  • JenKudu

    Try a beer flight. The pious monk is one of the top beers I've ever drank. Pirogues are ok. Chicken pizza is really good. Cool setting.

    JenKudu · September 3, 2014
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  • Senator Bob Casey

    I'm pushing for legislation that would cut taxes for small breweries. The Small BREW Act would help small breweries like Church Brew Works by cutting the excise tax that small breweries pay. Read more

    Senator Bob Casey · July 30, 2013
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  • Jon C.

    Be mindful that there are two menus available in the dining room, one if you sit on the left, the other if you sit on the right...and they have rather different selections!

    Jon Cassie · May 12, 2013
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  • Chip A.

    Ask for the "pub" menu if they don't give you one. It has a lot of great options and is much cheaper than the regular menu. The pizzas and salads are really good.

    Chip Ahoy · May 1, 2014
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  • Jeff B.

    Def get the wild boar pizza. Awesome bow sauce and sweet corn on it. Beer is decent, but lacked developed flavored that is expected from high quality craft beers

    Jeff Bailey · January 2
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  • D.J. S.

    The pizza combinations are new and exciting. The Pittsburgh Pierogie, Wild Boar BBQ, and Portobello Pesto are all very good. Good beer selection as well!

    D.J. Schleich · July 17, 2015
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  • Lella C.

    Awesome experience! The drink prices are very reasonable, and the food isn't bad either. Just go for the atmosphere if your not a huge beer drinker!

    Lella Cir · May 24, 2015
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  • Michael W.

    Tey the flight. Lots of choices for any beer fan of all walks of life, but the coconut stout is by far the best

    Michael Whelan · June 1, 2014
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  • Judy R.

    What an interesting brew pub. The food was amazing and the beer great. You have to go here, you won't find this kind of atmosphere anywhere else.

    Judy Rankin · August 7, 2013
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  • Heather R.

    Second time here and was not disappointed, definitely a must see. The feta, spinach, gouda dip was amazing! Ask for the bar menu for pizza options.

    Heather Robtoy · December 14, 2011
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  • Ashli W.

    We tried the untraditional pierogies, risotto balls and pierogies entree. Everything was amazing, but you HAVE to try the risotto balls. The atmosphere is

    Ashli Worden · May 29, 2011
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  • Amanda M.

    Everything is good! Get beer tasters, their house italian dressing, and DEFINITELY HANDS DOWN the bread pudding!!! Decent price for superb quality!

    Amanda Mills · May 26, 2014
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  • Craig W.

    Excellent! Try the spinach & smoked Gouda dip then the pierogi sauté with chicken. I'm sure you beer drinkers would enjoy the house brews, too!

    Craig Willis · August 4, 2013
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  • Rebecca M.

    If you have young kids, don't expect crayons at the table. Caters to adults, but does provide kid-friendly food and drink!

    Rebecca Miller · January 17, 2013
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  • GingerBeardMan

    Food here is hit and miss depending on the day, but worth going just for the atmosphere. Sit on the bar side for less-expensive menu options.

    GingerBeardMan · August 31, 2012
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  • Sara H.

    Service was slow and inattentive and the food took a long time (would have been less noticeable if we had drinks) and was cold upon arrival. Not the best experience.

    Sara H · September 24, 2013
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  • Amy R.

    The food was wonderful! Their mushroom soup was nearly a religious experience (yeah, I went there...) and the service was top notch.

    Amy R · January 20
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  • Eric O.

    The sampler is eight 5-ounce drafts, so prepare yourself mentally and physically before ordering it (and then definitely do because it's awesome).

    Eric O · August 20, 2013
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  • Church Brew Works

    Just announced at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival Brewpub of The Year Bronze Medal - Celestial Gold Bronze Medal - Pipe Organ Pale Ale Silver Medal - Pious Monk Dunkel Gold Medal - Heini's Hooch

    Church Brew Works · October 15, 2012
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  • Kathryn F.

    Good service, nice renovation. Pizza was really good. The black peppered pasta was delicious but the portion was very small and it was pricy.

    Kathryn Fulton · January 8, 2013
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  • Noise

    The "Cinco Frommagio" (5-cheese) is the only noteworthy pizza here... but it might very well be the single best pizza in Pittsburgh.

    Noise · May 10, 2010
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  • Abhinav S.

    The pizzas are on the pub menu but amazing, especially the southwestern if you can do spicy. Also get the beer tasting menu

    Abhinav Sharma · March 23, 2012
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  • Alex S.

    Highly overrated, the beer is mediocre at best and the food is average. Dealing with the management for a big group is a nightmare. Pretty much a gimmick.

    Alex Sturzebecher · September 1, 2011
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  • Chris L.

    Quality Pittsburg brew, quality Pittsburgh fun. The best tip I can give is to check it out at least once. It's a must see.

    Chris Livengood · December 30, 2010
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  • Campbell B.

    Great beers, friendly staff, beautiful space. Literally nothing bad to say about this place.

    Campbell Bird · October 13, 2015
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  • Michael S.

    Witches Kiss is awesome bitter beer. Lance at yhd bar us awesome. Every pizza rocks.... Can't go wrong here with pizza !

    Michael S · April 29, 2011
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  • Preston S.

    The menu features good stuff besides the pizza which is cooked in a wood fired oven. Try the Buffalo Steak.

    Preston Shimer · September 1, 2011
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  • James G.

    Potato pancakes are an excellent appetizer as well as the non-traditional pierogies w/ sauerkraut & bratwurst.

    James Gill · September 29, 2010
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  • Chris C.

    Try the untraditional perogies. When I went, they were roasted peppers with a tomato sauce on top. Delicious!

    Chris Carlin · July 20, 2011
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  • PSU-Lion D.

    There are only 4 pierogi in an appetizer serving. Better order two...at least!

    PSU-Lion Di · October 20, 2012
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  • Sean C.

    Great beer list. Definitely make your own taster. Additionally all their desserts are great!!

    Sean Curry · August 19, 2013
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  • Gregory S.

    The church itself is really pretty and a great concept. If only they spent more time making the beer taste good.

    Gregory Schwender · October 9, 2015
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  • Phil M.

    Excellent brew and foods. The cask conditioned stout is amazing and the perogies are great!

    Phil Mandella · May 13, 2011
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  • Jim F.

    Good food, good beer, ample off-street parking out back. Try the pizzas and pierogies.

    Jim Fisher · July 13, 2015
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  • Ian E.

    The Gouda spinach dip is phenomenal, and the bread pudding is delicious and more than enough for two.

    Ian Everhart · February 15, 2011
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  • Sarah W.

    The dining room & pub have different menus after 4pm so be sure to ask for both!!

    Sarah Wasilewski · January 9, 2014
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  • debbie

    Well worth the trek. Beer sampler is an awesome deal w 8 5oz pours for $13. Sign up for the mailing list for a free pint glass.

    debbie · December 22, 2014
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  • Katie E.

    Extensive menu for all tastes. Get all the micro brewed beers made there!

    Katie Eytch · September 1, 2014
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  • Mike A.

    Great location, wide selection of beers and great food! I really enjoyed their IPA

    Mike Ayers · September 25, 2014
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  • Jon C.

    When a restaurant makes its pierogies daily and fresh, it's not hard to know what to do.

    Jon Cassie · May 12, 2013
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  • Doug R.

    Housed in an old Irish church, the brewing equipment is located where the Altar should be

    Doug Ray · January 26, 2012
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  • Marco I.

    Thunderhop IPA is a hophead's dream come true. And the wild boar pizza is outstanding!

    Marco Iulianella · June 15, 2013
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  • Kyle W.

    Really. Best church I've been to. I wish I lived here I would start going back to church again.

    Kyle Williams · March 2, 2015
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