Rooftop bars Pittsburgh

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6 best rooftop bars in Pittsburgh [2020 update]

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Last updated: November 15th, 2020

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While not one of the largest cities in the US, Pittsburgh do hold an impressive skyline. And it looks even better from above, preferably with a drink in hand and a pleasant summer breeze at a rooftop bar Pittsburgh.

This complete guide will help you find the very best venues for some elevated fun, complete with all info you need about every rooftop bar Pittsburgh worth a visit: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. From Downtown rooftop lounges to Shadyside and Lawrenceville terraces. So, which is the best rooftop bar in the Burgh? Just scroll down and find the Pittsburgh rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Rooftop bar Burgh Over Eden in Pittsburgh
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Over Eden

$$$ | 6th floor | Lawrenceville
  • Highlights
  • Amazing views
  • Trendy
  • Mediterranean-inspired

Set in the historic Washington Education Center building, the fantastic hotel TRYP Pittsburgh | Lawrenceville comes with an amazing Pittsburgh rooftop bar, called Over Eden. Found on the top floor, this rooftop restaurant and garden bar comes with a stylish-chic setting, indoor and outdoor seating, and some awesome views over the city skyline. Up here you can enjoy Mediterranean-inspired small and large plates made prefect to share, along with specialty cocktails, craft beers & cider and a nice selection of wines.

Rooftop bar Burgh Il Tetto at Sienna Mercato in Pittsburgh
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Il Tetto at Sienna Mercato

$$$ | 3rd floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Retractable roof
  • Seasonal cocktails
  • Great atmosphere

Located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, Sienna Mercato offers three floors of Italian-inspired fun, where the top floor Il Tetto Rooftop Beer Garden is the true gem. Decorated in a rustic-chic dress, the rooftop terrace comes equipped with a retractable glass roof, so you can enjoy the impressive skyscraper views no matter the season. The Il Tetto rooftop menu offers 32 different drafts, a seasonal cocktail menu, a selection of wine as well as a fine array of light bites, all served in a great atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Burgh Biergarten Hotel Monaco in Pittsburgh
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Biergarten Hotel Monaco

$$$ | 9th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • German beer & bites
  • Pub games
  • Downtown views

Perched on top of the Kimpton Hotel Monaco, the Biergarten rooftop offers a great mix of relaxing vibes and European-inspired food and drinks. Set 9 floors above the hustle and bustle of downtown, the open-air terrace comes with a 'typical' beer garden setting and some really cool views among the skyscrapers. Here you can indulge in a menu filled with German-influenced bites, as well as a large and varied list of European beers. Perfect Pittsburgh rooftop bar for a relaxing after work or some weekend fun, made even better with a selection of playful pub games.

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Rooftop bar Burgh New Amsterdam in Pittsburgh
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New Amsterdam

$$$ | 2nd floor | Lawrenceville
  • Highlights
  • Low-key
  • Fancy cocktails
  • Cool aesthetics

Found in the trendy Lawrenceville area, New Amsterdam offer low-key vibes and fine food and drinks indoors year-round, but during summer also on the second floor rooftop terrace, which was added during a renovation in 2016. The New Amsterdam menu includes both fancy cocktails and a large selection of beers on tap and can, as well as a great selection of food. From small plates perfect to share, to more filling plates of sandwiches, burgers and salads.

Rooftop bar Burgh Mario's East Side Saloon in Pittsburgh
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Mario's East Side Saloon

$$$ | 2nd floor | Shadyside
  • Highlights
  • Relaxing
  • Neighborhood/College/Sport's Bar

Mario's South Side Saloon in Shadyside offers a blend of Neighborhood, College and Sport's Bar, topped off with a newly renovated rooftop terrace. While the views are nothing spectacular, you can insted focus on watching your favorite sport's team on the built-in TV's at the rooftop. With a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, Mario's is a perfect spot to meat a few friends over classic pub-grub and share a bucket of beers, and also for fun events like trivia's and outdoor movie nights.

Rooftop bar Burgh Terrace on Fifth in Pittsburgh
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Terrace on Fifth

$$$ | 4th floor | Uptown
  • Highlights
  • Relaxing
  • Skyline views
  • Penguins hot-spot

Perched on top of Buford’s Kitchen in Pittsburgh’s Uptown District, right opposite the PPG Paints Arena, Terrace on Fifth is the city's largest outdoor lounge and fully enclosed penthouse bar. Mixing comfy lounge sofas and bar tables, the Terrace is a great spot to catch some sun along with some fine views over the Pittsburgh skyline. Here you can enjoy a selection of craft beers, cocktails and bites most evenings, but the rooftop is really buzzing on days when the Penguins play. Not att all surprising given the location.

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This guide was made by The Rooftop Guide, the world's leading experts on rooftop bars. With over 600 rooftops visited over the last two years, we keep you up to date in the ever growing universe of rooftop venues.

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Rooftop bar Pittsburgh

Rooftop-grade: 6/10
Prime season: May-Oct

Which is the best rooftop bar Pittsburgh? This complete guide will help you find the all the top rooftop bars in Pittsburgh. The second largest city in Pennsylvania comes with an impressive skyline, and the best way to enjoy it is from above, preferably from a rooftop bar.

The Pittsburgh rooftop bars can be found from Downtown to the trendy Lawrenceville area, and there are both quite elevated rooftop lounges and more charming (and lower) garden terraces. While the prime season for Pittsburgh rooftop bars is during the warmer summer months, there are a few equipped with retractable roof, creating a cosy winter-experience as well.

About Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the state of Pennsylvania (after Philadelphia), and the 66th-largest city in the U.S. Set right where the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River meet and form the Ohio River, the city is often called the 'City of Bridges' (it has 446 bridges). Pittsburgh is also known as the 'Steel City', with more than 300 steel-related businesses.