10 Best Rooftop Restaurants In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Panoramic views of a city always go hand in hand with delicious food and a refreshing drink. Getting a perfect spot at any bar or restaurant is not by accident. You must be selective. Hotels with roof terraces are great places just to sit and watch human or vehicular traffic. At night, the view changes to that of a city’s skyline with its myriad of lights. During clear summer nights, nothing can be more romantic than dining under the moonlight. Pittsburgh has its fair share of rooftop bars and restaurants with alluring views both by day and by night. We have compiled, just for you, a list of the best rooftop restaurants in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Feel free to browse below.

1. Sienna Mercato

Sienna Mercato
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Sienna Mercato is a three-in-one rooftop Italian restaurant. Spread across three floors, this eatery and bar comprises of Emporio, Mezzo, and Il Tetto. Emporio, located on the first floor, specializes in meatballs served with a variety of sauces. The section also serves salads and desserts, all made from scratch in their kitchen. Mezzo offers charcuterie (cured meat), different varieties of cheese, and freshly baked bread. Il Tetto sits on the third floor and comprises a rooftop bar. An elevator at the back of Emporio takes you to the bar. The bar occupies a large space and features a retractable glass roof. Drink options are diverse with dozens of craft beers, plus you can order food from their small menu. On all Sundays, the facility serves cocktails.

Sienna Mercato

Address: 942 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, United States

Website: Sienna Mercato

Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 11am - 12am; Sun - Tue: 11am - 10pm

2. Bado's Pizza Grill & Ale House

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Bado’s Pizza Grill & Ale House, in downtown Pittsburgh, is a restaurant famed for its warm atmosphere. The outlet serves pizza, lunch and dinner, plus it also has a bar. Customers also get breakfast on weekends. There is also live music and events. Besides, the restaurant offers deliveries and one can order online. In summer, you can sit on the deck outside while you enjoy a meal or a drink. Also, the space is ideal for watching sports on TV screens or hosting parties. Bado’s Pizza Grill & Ale House has friendly staff. A rotational but extensive menu ensures that you always get trending meals. Drinks selection is also all-rounded.

Bado's Pizza Grill & Ale House

Address: 307 Beverly Rd, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15216, United States

Website: Bado’s Pizza Grill & Ale House

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 11am - 11pm; Sat: 8am - 12am; Sun: 8am - 10pm (closed on Mon)

3. Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh

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Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh is a German eatery in the heart of Pittsburgh, offering European, German and American cuisines. It has both an indoor and outdoor seating area with the patio overlooking a river. The restaurant has a fine selection of beers and wines. It caters for family needs, too, meaning you can bring your kids. During the happy hours, daily from 4pm to 6pm, the atmosphere is welcoming, and you can listen to some live music. Street parking is available, as well as there’s a safe space where you can lock up your bike.

Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh

Address: 2705 S Water St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, United States

Website: Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh

Opening hours: Sun: 12pm - 12am; Mon - Wed: 11am - 12am; Thu: 11am - 1am; Fri - Sat: 11am - 2am

4. Skybar Rooftop Pool Bar and Lounge

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Skybar Rooftop Pool Bar and Lounge features a rooftop pool and lounge. A swimming pool, three-foot (0.9 m) deep, sits right in the middle of the bar. Guests can enjoy ice-cold beers and cocktails from the full-service bar under the Pittsburgh sky. In the evening, the lights fade, a transparent cover is placed on the pool and you can walk on water, literally. Besides, you can sit with friends at a private cabana or at the bar. Either way, you will enjoy an expansive view of the Pittsburgh skyline. The rooftop space can host pool parties, wedding receptions or corporate events.

Skybar

Address: 1603 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, United States

Website: Skybar

Opening hours: Thu: 6pm - 2am; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 2am; Sun: 12pm - 12am (closed on Mon - Wed)

5. New Amsterdam

New Amsterdam
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Nestled in Lawrenceville neighborhood, this chic bar and restaurant offers delicious fare, craft beers and cocktails. You can enjoy these niceties at the bar located downstairs. Alternatively, you can grab a seat at the rooftop deck area and people-watch over a glass of handcrafted cocktail. New Amsterdam has a host of events lined up with the Trivia Tuesday’s, Karaoke Thursday’s, and DJ Nights on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. There’s happy hour, too.

New Amsterdam

Address: 4421 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, United States

Website: New Amsterdam

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 4pm - 2am; Sat - Sun: 11am - 2am

6. Local Bar + Kitchen

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Local Bar + Kitchen has a wide selection of draft beer, good food and party mood. It features an enclosed rooftop patio with a terrace-like design and high ceilings, just the perfect environment for patrons. Besides, there’s lots of seating space. Local Bar + Kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The pub accepts reservations. If you want takeout, this is also fine as the restaurant prides itself at having one of the most convenient pickup services in Pittsburgh’s South Side. Parking is free, thus allowing you to leave your car in a safe place while you enjoy a drink. You can throw a party or come for wood-fired pizzas with a bunch of friends.

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 - Sun: 10am - 2am (closed on Mon)

7. Saloon of Mt. Lebanon

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Saloon of Mt. Lebanon has a rooftop bar, where you can sit and smoke. Besides, the deck resonates with summer nights, when its warm and the skies are clear. Waitstaff will take your orders and bring the food on little pulleys. The bar has a decent selection of beers, either served cold or warm. It features 30 brands dispensed from taps at the main counter, as well as the bottled variants. Saloon of Mt. Lebanon has earned the reputation of serving beer in a bottle and deliciously made chicken wings. Both the layout and vibe are great, creating a perfect ambiance for catching a game or relaxing during happy hours.

Saloon of Mt. Lebanon

Address: 622 Washington Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15228, United States

Website: Saloon of Mt. Lebanon

Opening hours: 4am - 2am (daily)

8. BRGR

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BRGR is located on Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh. It has an upstairs patio that offers a splendid view of Pittsburgh during summer evenings. Besides, strategically placed heat lamps not only create a homely environment, but also bring warmth when it gets chilly. The rooftop bar features an arrangement of flowers coupled with lighting designed to complement the summer mood. Happy hour runs at the bar from Monday through to Friday, from 4pm to 6pm. Regular patrons of BRGR recommend ordering a basket of fries or a burger to go along with your drink.

BRGR

Address: 5997 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, United States

Website: BRGR

Opening hours: Sun: 11:30am - 9pm; Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 12am; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 1am

9. Eliza Hot Metal Bistro

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Eliza Hot Metal Bistro is situated along 331 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The site once hosted J and L Steel Mill, which led to the themed inspiration of the Bistro’s interiors. It features a rooftop seating area, with captivating views of the skyline. There is free Wi-Fi. From the rooftop, one can also enjoy views of the Monongahela River, the Hot Metal Bridge and the South Side Slopes. Besides, a shade sail helps create a relaxing mood over a glass of wine, a beer and a decent meal. Rentals of the rooftop area for private and corporate parties are also an option.

Eliza Hot Metal Bistro

Address: 331 Technology Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, United States

Website: Eliza Hot Metal Bistro

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 6:30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 6:30am - 11pm

10. Steel Cactus Mexican Restaurant and Cantina

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Steel Cactus Mexican Restaurant and Cantina is both bar and restaurant perched on two levels. It also has an open-roof deck bar and is ideal for food and drinks. Also, you will enjoy spectacular views of people walking up and about. Their food is mainly Mexican, with margaritas, nachos and tacos being the most popular among patrons. Guest sitting on the inside can use individual tables or converge at the rectangular bar. The outdoor seating area consists of high-top or regular height tables.

Steel Cactus Mexican Restaurant and Cantina

Address: Food Court, 1000 Airport Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15231, United States

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 4pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

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If you’re looking for a unique dining experience, we’d recommend you to check out our above list of the best rooftop restaurants in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They offer delicious food and drinks along with views of the skyline. These restaurants will get you hooked instantly.

Editor’s Note: Due to Covid-19, the business hours of the restaurants may differ from the stated timings in this article. Please be sure to check the updated hours from the websites.

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Nicholas Muiruri is a destinations writer with a love for adventure and the outdoors. Nature is his best friend, the more reason he has a cheerful and ougoing personality. Cycling, hiking, and...Read more

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