The 50 Best Drinks in Pittsburgh
Beer, wine, cocktails, coffee and beyond.
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Photos by John Altdorfer
It’s easy to get set in your ways when it comes to your favorite drinks. Familiar bar stools, cozy coffee shops, preferred restaurants — we all have a “usual” in a few local spots.
If you haven’t noticed what’s been happening in Pittsburgh bars, restaurants and cafes, it’s time to expand your horizons. Diverse beers, local and global, are on tap in so many neighborhoods. Acclaimed wines by the glass or bottle aren’t hard to find. More skilled bartenders are mixing perfect cocktails.
The movement isn’t limited to hard drinks, either; coffee is an art form, tea is on the rise and craft soda is making a statement.
Here’s our list of 50 Great Drinks, from old favorites to brand-new concoctions, as well as guidance on where and how to best enjoy them.
This is by no means an exhaustive list — to cover everything worth sipping in and around the city, we’d have to increase the tally to 500. Or 5,000. So let us know what we’ve missed; we're always happy to find another remarkable beverage to try.
Now, what’ll it be?