Welcome to Pittsburgh! What do you want to do first? Not sure yet? Well what about plans for tomorrow? …Well you still have time to decide… Where are you staying? You haven't booked a hotel yet?!?!
Foodies, rejoice! Pair your Only in Pittsburgh craft beverage with top restaurants around the city.
In town for CBX Pittsburgh? The fantastic food provided at the Craft Beverage Experience comes from participating restaurants throughout the city.
When you're ready for another bite, be sure to visit their physical locations and explore their full menus. Many of these places are having special menus run throughout CBX weekend, so make your reservations now so you get the full experience at your favorites.
CBX visitors, there's 43 rotating reasons to visit Coughlin's Law, and that's just the draft list! Sit at the back covered patio for a great view of the city as you chow down on their seasonal menu always kept fresh and exciting with locally sourced ingredients.
Pro Tip: Give yourself extra time here. Coughlin's Law is located on scenic Mt. Washington and just a 5-minute walk from scenic lookouts and some of the best views of the city.
CBX Specials: Beer & lime roasted cauliflower tacos with avocado / cilanto slaw / salsa rojo on top.
Locals know, Mike's Beer Bar is the go-to spot before a Pirates or Steelers game, and for good reason. 300 local beers and 80 rotating taps (also local) take the spotlight here, plus a knowledgeable staff to help you discover a new favorite.
Their food menu happily surprises everyone who drops by for a pint; their steak on a stone is one of the best dining experiences in the city, and their brisket nachos and fresh-baked pretzels can't be beat.
CBX Special: Chorizo Jalapeno poppers and pb&j - braised pork belly, walnut butter and strawberry pepper jelly on toast.
If you're digging upscale vibes, Sullivan's Steakhouse is your spot to unwind and uncork. Relax from a busy day with a craft cocktail in hand enjoying jazz music as you await their incredible bone-in cuts of ribeye, wagyu strip and other favorites.
Pro Tip: Go for the dry-aged, long-bone ribeye for the most Instagram-worthy plating you'll ever see.
CBX Special: Just for CBX weekend, grab their perfectly crispy, and sharable, cheesesteak eggrolls.
LeMont's accolades are too numerous to list in a single blog post, but LeMont has been recognized by everyone from OpenTable to Wine Spectator and Americans Academy of Hospitality Sciences n its 63 year run.
Pro Tip: Park at the bottom of Mt. Washington and ride the Duquesne Incline up to your meal!
CBX Specials: For CBX, LeMont is offering a special menu that includes quiche lorraine, teriyaki filet kabob and a grilled andouille sausage and chicken brochette available all weekend.
It's easy to come to Shorty's for a pre-game and accidentally stay well into your event. Check in to The Cage right when you arrive to reserve your duckpin bowling lane, then enjoy craft cocktails with Pittsburgh-made spirits like the El Mulo or Hubba Hubba slush.
Pro Tip: Don't stay inside. Head to the outdoor back patio with incredible river and skyline views of the city along with fire pits, cornhole and bocce fun!
CBX Specials: Queso (broiled queso blanco, pico de gallo) rustic roja salsa and house-fried corn tortillas. Also, margarita samples.
Start your CBX itinerary with a stop at the Speckled Egg just a short walk from the Convention Center. Located inside the Union Trust Building, this open and inviting space serves up flavorful avocado toast, fried chicken biscuits and a quiche of the day. If you overdid it the night before, you'll perk right up with their signature Bloody Mary or Dealer's Choice mimosas.
Pro Tip: Speckled Egg secretly has my favorite beer list in the Burgh, and constantly has all of my favorite bottles of Only in Pittsburgh brews on hand.
CBX Specials: Eggs-cellent Margarita - cimarron blanco, clarified orange liqueur, lime acid, tepache "roe" AND Eggs Pastor - deviled eggs, pique pearls, chicharrones, cilantro
The beer at Sly Fox is so good, Pittsburghers easily forgive the fact that this brewery began in Philly. Stay and try a few paired with pierogies, pizza and other great pub food.
Pro Tip: Walk off those carbs after your meal at Point State Park, less than a five-minute walk from Sly Fox, and take in panoramic city views where our three rivers converge.
CBX Specials: Meatball sliders and pierogi with kielbasa skewers
Milkshake stouts are great, but when you want the og, Millie's Homemade Ice Cream is the perfect stop for your sweet tooth. Make-your-own floats and milkshakes or just try a scoop or two of something new (vegan and gluten free options available, too).
CBX Specials: Ice cream flavors - Chads Vanilla, Coffee Break and Dairy Free Very Mango
Did someone say smash burgers? No Names, a newly opened spot in Pittsburgh's trendiest neighborhood, is already a local favorite watering hole, but you'll be welcomed the same as a native from the second you walk in. Great cocktails, rotating wines and beers paired with pub-favorite fare like shepherd's pie and fish & chips.
CBX definitely puts a lot of emphasis on craft beers, but if you're a bourbon person like me, circle Braddock's Rebellion on your itinerary. Their expansive list of scotch, bourbon and whiskeys is one of the most impressive in the city, and their breakfast and dinner menu will have you coming back for seconds.
Food tastes even better paired with a story. Pita My Shawarma is the embodiment of a self-made success story as Jason Taylor, a Lebanese University of Pittsburgh graduate, took his passion for delicious shawarma to a full-time career. Armed with a mini rotisserie, a degree and his favorite recipes, Jason found great success with his food truck and eventually opened a brick-and-mortar fast casual location in Lawrenceville.
Everything here is packed with flavor, but the loaded shawarma fries, falafel and chicken shawarma wraps are the local favorites.