Published by Jeremy. Last Updated on September 19, 2023.
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It appears that Tony's Pub closed just a few months after purchasing the former Bier's Pub. We are unsure if this one is reopening.
We've heard rumors that Tony's Pub (formerly Bier's Pub) in the North Side is the place to be in the neighborhood, and our visit during a Sunday Brunch confirmed that rumor the second we walked in the door.
To put it simply, the restaurant was packed– mostly because it is one of the only restaurants open on Sunday in the North Side. Throw in great beer, a brunch special Bloody Marys and you have a great reason to come in to try one of their popular burgers.
Gourmet Burgers are Plentiful
For those who know us, you know that getting a basic burger is never part of our game plan. If that is what a restaurant is famous for, fine, throw it at us. But if you offer anything gourmet, anything extreme and even odd-sounding, sign us up because we like to think that the chef knows what they're doing.
In the case of Tony's Pub, we were right in our assumption that a crazy menu item will be delicious. The menu offers burgers ranging from the simple to the extraordinary including a Candied Jalapeno burger with bacon and a sweet/savory candied jalapeno cream cheese, and a Steak House Blues burger topped with a grilled portabella mushroom, onions cooked in wine, bacon, and blue cheese (both as delicious as they sound). Add in a side of crispy home fries with onions and peppers all cooked in bacon fat, and, well, you're going to be stuffed as the portions at Tony's Pub are exceptionally large.
A Great Bar Program As Well
As far as bar programs are concerned, it is hard to beat Tony's Pub as it has a well-stocked draft list from local brewers as well as a strong cocktail program with weekend Bloody Marys at brunch.
For us, this offers a best-of-all-worlds list for those who want a libation with their burgers as you really can't go wrong with just about anything on the menu here- at any time, for any reason.
Overall, if you're in the North Side and looking for a burger with unusual flavor combinations that work, Tony's Pub won't let you down. Just be prepared for a massive meal as the burgers and drinks are not lacking in size and come with a flavor explosion to match.
Tony's Pub is located at 900 Western Avenue in the North Side.
For more restaurants in Pittsburgh's North Side, check out Nicky's Thai Kitchen, Peppi's, or Max's Allegheny Tavern! Or, for more reviews of Pittsburgh restaurants, click the previous link to be taken to our directory of every review on Discover the Burgh!
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