Pittsburgh is a modern American metropolis in the state of Pennsylvania and sits at the junction of three rivers. And, since much of the city is surrounded by water, it has many bridges and is thus known as the “City of Bridges.” But it also has a vibrant bar and nightlife scene, so there’s plenty of awesome rooftop bars around the city. There’s BRGB, which doubles up as a burger joint and a bar, New Amsterdam, which boasts stunning industrial interiors and eye-catching artworks, and Over Edge, which specializes in Mediterranean fare and features awesome views of the skyline. Check out our amazing list of best rooftop bars in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and plan your upcoming trip accordingly!
1. Il Tetto
Let’s be honest, Il Tetto, the name of this establishment sounds a bit weird. But don’t hold this strange naming convention against it, as this is a pretty cool rooftop bar with much to offer thirsty patrons. It’s a rooftop beer garden and part of the Sienna Mercato restaurant, which attracts young professionals who appreciate quality snacks and uniquely named drinks. We recommend their Black Cherry Bourbon Smash, Stone Neverending Haze, and Troegs Blood Orange Cranberry Tart.
Address: 942 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, United States
Website: Il Tetto
Opening hours: Sun - Tue: 11am - 10pm; Wed - Sat: 11am - 12am
It’s likely that you aren’t accustomed to ordering alcoholic beverages from what is essentially a fast-food joint. Nevertheless, BRGR offers patrons some juicy, grass-fed burgers if they’re so inclined. But we also recommend their delicious floats and spiked drinks that set them apart from the norm. Try out their Adult Root that consists of root beer liqueur, cola, and vanilla, Orange Dreamsicle that consists of orange, orange soda, whipped vodka, and vanilla, or their Salty Caramel, which consists of bourbon, caramel sauce, sea salt, and vanilla. Enjoy the drinks, the food, and the views.
Address: Eastside, 5997 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, United States
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 11pm; Sun: 11:30am - 9pm
3. Steel Cactus Mexican Restaurant and Cantina
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Do you enjoy Mexican fare and enjoying the cheerful vibe of a busy cantina? If that’s the case, then head over to Steel Cactus Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, which offers patrons a contemporary twist to traditional Mexican dishes and drinks and a great rooftop setting. When you’re not gorging down their mouthwatering buffalo chicken, nachos, or traditional guacamole, then don’t forget to order their tasty drinks. We recommend their Blue Moon drafts and margarita pitchers.
Steel Cactus Mexican Restaurant and Cantina
Address: 1831 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, United States
Opening hours: Thu - Fri: 5pm - 10pm; Sat: 5pm - 12am (closed on Sun & Wed)
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4. Terrace On Fifth
Terrace On Fifth offers patrons a spacious rooftop bar and terrace that boasts amazing views of Pittsburgh’s uptown area. However, most folks come here for the great vibe and the wide variety of quality craft beers and cocktails. We recommend their Epic Escape to Colorado, Founders All Day IPA, and Yuengling lager, but don’t forget to order an appetizer or sandwich to pair with your drink.
Terrace On Fifth
Address: Duquesne University, 1014 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, United States
Website: Terrace On Fifth
Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 4pm - 11pm (closed from Sun to Tue)
5. Over Eden
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Over Eden operates as a Mediterranean rooftop bar and restaurant, and it’s located on top of a former trade school. The locals love this establishment for its casual vibe, excellent food and drinks, and mesmerizing views of Pittsburgh’s skyline. Here, you can order beers, drink pitchers, bowls, cocktails, dips, desserts, platters, sandwiches, and wine. But you’ll probably visit for its alcoholic beverages, so we recommend their Crimson Tide, Mare Nostrum Fizz, and Old Time Bay.
Address: TRYP by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville, 177 40th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, United States
Website: Over Eden
Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 5pm - 11pm; Thu - Fri: 5pm - 12am; Sat: 11am - 12am; Sun: 11am - 11pm
6. New Amsterdam
If you love hanging out at cool and stylish establishments, then you’ll be in for a treat at New Amsterdam. You’ll be impressed by its industrial-inspired interiors, eye-catching local artworks, tasty food and microbrews, and funky patio bar on the rooftop. Furthermore, they host DJ nights, happy hour, karaoke, and trivia events, so there’ll never be a dull moment even if you decide to visit this establishment throughout the week. And, when you’re there, don’t forget to order a refreshing margarita, draft beer, or a craft cocktail.
Address: 4421 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, United States
Website: New Amsterdam
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 2am; Fri - Sun: 12pm - 2am
7. Harris Grill
Harris Grill is yet another worthwhile option if you’re looking for a laidback rooftop bar to enjoy a couple of drinks with good company. While it’s not the most stylish bar on this list, it does have an amazing vibe, especially when it gets busy during happy hour. You’ll want to order their refreshing draft beer or strawberry lemonade cocktail together with a delicious snack such as a mac and cheese or a sandwich.
Address: 245 Fourth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, United States
Website: Harris Grill
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 8pm
8. Local Bar + Kitchen
Local Bar + Kitchen ranks as one of the best restaurants in Pittsburgh, and it’s renowned for its delicious American cuisine and casual style. But it’s also a good choice if you’re looking for a venue to have a drink with good company on the heated rooftop patio. A few of the specialty drinks on offer include the 15203 Mojito, Local Celebrity Rita, and Girls Night Out. If you prefer to sample their wines, then order a bottle of Estancia Pinot Grigio, Woodbridge White Zinfandel, and Yellowtail Pink Moscato.
Local Bar + Kitchen
Address: 1515 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, United States
Website: Local Bar + Kitchen
Opening hours: Tue - Wed: 4pm - 12am; Thu: 4pm - 2am; Fri: 11am - 2am; Sat: 10am - 2am; Sun: 10am - 12am (closed on Mon)
9. Skybar Rooftop Pool Bar and Lounge
Skybar Rooftop Pool Bar and Lounge allows you to enjoy delicious craft cocktails while hanging out at the bar or taking a dip at the rooftop pool. It’s a good spot for mixing and mingling with the locals or simply enjoying an evening out with good company. There’s also a dance floor with EDM (Electronic Dance Music) as one of the main genres played by the DJs. They don’t stock a wide range of drinks, but they do offer refreshing draft beers, cocktails, and frozen drinks.
Skybar Rooftop Pool Bar and Lounge
Address: 1603 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, United States
Website: Skybar Rooftop Pool Bar and Lounge
Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 9pm - 2am (closed from Sun - Thu)
10. Carson City Saloon
If you’re a sports fan and don’t want to miss out on the big game when out drinking, then consider Carson City Saloon since its a dedicated sports bar and one of the best in Pittsburgh. The establishment specializes in American cuisine, pub food, and college nights, which has made it a hit with the student crowd. We recommend Frank’s Chocolate Banana Split Martini and Troegs Nugget Nectar. You can also head up to the roof deck if you’re keen to see the view.
Carson City Saloon
Address: 1401 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, United States
Website: Carson City Saloon
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 5pm - 1:45am; Sat - Sun: 11:30am - 1:45am
A wealth of fun in stylish rooftop bars
You’ll love the energy, nightlife, and gorgeous riversides of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and you’ll never run out of fun spots to mix and mingle with the locals or have a drink with good company. Many of these bars are cool and stylish, featuring breathtaking views of the city skyline and the neighborhoods where they’re located.
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