Strange Roots Experimental Ales – Wild and Sour Ales in Pittsburgh

Strange Roots (originally founded as Draai Laag) is one of the oldest breweries in Pittsburgh, and is certainly one of its most unique.

And to be completely honest, they're one of our favorite breweries in the region as they focus on wild fermentation that produces an array of stellar sour beers!

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An Array of Stellar Beers at Hitchhiker Brewing in Pittsburgh

When Hitchhiker Brewing Co. first open its doors in Pittsburgh (in Mt. Lebanon), we thought their beer was decent but were not overly blown away. But after their rapid expansion with a second facility in Sharpsburg, PA, did we notice that the brewery had vastly improved into what we believe is one of the finest breweries in Pittsburgh.

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A Wide Array of Beer Styles at Grist House in Millvale

Grist House is a popular brewery in the Pittsburgh suburb of Millvale (located just across the Allegheny River from Lawrenceville) that serves up an array of beer styles ranging from the hoppy IPA to fruited sours and everything in between.

Even better? This stunning spot features a gorgeous outdoor beer garden and is dog friendly!

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6 Christmas Bars in Pittsburgh to Visit During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year, and Christmas in Pittsburgh is truly a sight to behold.

But as the holiday season is as much about spreading goodwill, taking in the decorations, and the like, Pittsburgh also has another avenue for enjoying the holiday- via its libations scenes!

In fact, there are five Christmas bars in Pittsburgh to enjoy during the holiday season, ensuring that you'll have some holiday cheer from Light Up Night (or in the case of a few of the pop-ups, Black Friday) to New Years.

Check them out below!

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Auld Lang Syne Bar – Celebrating the Holidays with Libation in Hand

Auld Lang Syne is another holiday pop-up bar to make its way to downtown Pittsburgh. Managed by the team behind the Halloween pop-up, Zombie Den, the bar calls the Original Oyster House in Market Square home for the 2018 holiday season.

Throw in a number of Its a Wonderful Life references, a celebration of the upcoming new year, and numerous libations and you have the makings of a holiday celebration!

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Jingle Bar Brings a Festive Christmas Ambiance to Pittsburgh

Pop-up bars are becoming a trend now for seemingly every major holiday, and the 2018 holiday season is bringing four unique Christmas bars to downtown Pittsburgh.

One of these bars is Jingle Bar, a pop-up located just east of Market Square. We visited this one on opening weekend and share our thoughts on if it is worth your time for a festive libation!

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J Gough’s Tavern – A Well Curated Whiskey Bar in Greenfield

We love finding out about new bars in Pittsburgh, and when our friends at Take Back Roads informed us of a whiskey bar almost hiding in plain sight in Greenfield, we were in for a drink (or three).

Since J Gough's Tavern has one of the most beautiful walls of whiskey we've ever seen, three was sadly just not cutting it.

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Looking for a Color Overload While Drinking? Head to Bob’s Garage

When it comes to bars in Pittsburgh, we have no shortage of them. From dives slinging Yuengling to artisan making some of the finest craft cocktails around, Pittsburgh has them all.

Some of our bars are, well, a bit odd.

One such bar is Bob's Garage in Blawnox, a dive bar through and through that offers something most bars do not- color overload.

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Lorelei Brings Alpine Cocktails and Beer to Pittsburgh’s East Liberty

Lorelei is the latest bar concept to open in Pittsburgh and is operated by the team behind Independent Brewing Company and Hidden Harbor in Squirrel Hill.

But rather than adding into their collection of bars at the corner of Forbes and Shady Avenue, this one is located in the heart of East Liberty– bringing a much welcomed addition to the neighborhood's drinking scene.

We were recently invited out by the team at Lorelei to check out the new space, and share our thoughts in this full review!

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