Nestled in the historic neighborhood of Lawrenceville, The Church Brew Works opened in 1996 as the first and only Brew Pub in the country to be located in a historic church and has grown to be awarded the title of the Best Large Brewpub in America at the prestigious Great American Beer Festival. The former St. John the Baptist Church was converted into an award winning restaurant and microbrewery.
The restaurant’s cuisine features some traditional Pittsburgh favorites with our chef’s unique touch. Although the wood fired pizzas are a house favorite, our diverse collection of entrees could dazzle any gourmet’s palate. Try the unique Untraditional Pierogies, buffalo and wild mushroom meatloaf, grilled Kobe Beef Cheesesteak or award-winning onion soup.
Soak up the traditional beer making process amid the ambiance of stained glass windows and the vaulted ceiling of the church. The gleaming copper brew vessels are prominently displayed. Legendary beer critic Michael Jackson noted the brewery as one of the most beautiful in the world. We feature four Award Winning house beers brewed on site - two ales and two lagers. In addition, savor our Award Winning specialty beers seasonally brewed or sample our authentic cask conditioned ales. Cheers!