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Rooftop Bars Pittsburgh

2022 update
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Rooftop Bar Pittsburgh
Rooftop Bars Pittsburgh

10 best rooftop bars in Pittsburgh

Updated:October 22, 2022

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 one of the rooftop bars Pittsburgh has to offer.

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.

The list
Rooftop bar Burgh Over Eden in Pittsburgh
1

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
2

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
3

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.

Rooftop bar Burgh Level 7 in Pittsburgh
4

Level 7

$$$ | 7th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Awesome views
  • Energized

Level 7 is a European inspired experience with Pennsylvania spirit and Pittsburgh soul, set on top of the AC Hotel by Marriott in downtown. Modern and stylish in decoration, the spacious rooftop mixes a bright and airy indoor lounge with a smaller outdoor terrace, all surrounded with awesome views over the city. The rooftop menu includes tapas style bites, as well as artisanal cocktails, samplings from small batch distillers, a huge selection of beers, and single vineyard labels.

Rooftop bar Burgh New Amsterdam in Pittsburgh
5

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 Spirits & Tales in Pittsburgh
6

Spirits & Tales

$$$$ | 10th floor | Oakland
  • Highlights
  • Modern brasserie
  • Panoramic views
  • Stylish

Spirits & Tales brings a bold brasserie setting to one of Pittsburgh’s most iconic neighborhoods, from its 10th floor location at The Oaklander Hotel. Mixing the classic and the contemporary, as well as interior and outdoor seating, the rooftop comes surrounded by panoramic views over Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and the Cathedral of Learning. Rooted in the spirit of the original brasserie, here you can enjoy a locally sourced food menu, complemented with a rotating selection of crafted cocktails, fine wines and craft beer.

Rooftop bar Burgh Mario's East Side Saloon in Pittsburgh
7

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 Eliza Hot Metal Bistro in Pittsburgh
8

Eliza Hot Metal Bistro

$$$ | 6th floor | South Oakland
  • Highlights
  • Pittsburgh flavors
  • Fantastic views
  • Seasonal rooftop

Found at Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh University - Oakland, Eliza PGH is an American hot metal bistro exploring classic Pittsburgh flavors. Part throw back and part contemporary, the industrial-chic venue offers a spacious and modern downstairs dining room, bar and outdoor patio, and during the warmer season, a 6th floor rooftop terrace, surrounded by fantastic views over the Pittsburgh skyline and Monongahela River. Weekends during summer often mean live music up on the rooftop terrace.

Rooftop bar Burgh Cinderlands Warehouse in Pittsburgh
9

Cinderlands Warehouse

$$$ | 2nd floor | Strip District
  • Highlights
  • Craft brewery
  • Scratch kitchen
  • Energetic

Cinderlands Warehouse is the second craft brewery and scratch kitchen from Cinderlands Beer Co, found in the vibrant and hip Strip District. This massive venue includes a 15bbl production brewery, a 3000 square foot kitchen, a first-floor game area, as well as plenty of indoor / outdoor seating, where the true gem is the spacious second floor rooftop terrace. Overlooking the Strip District, here you can indulge in an inventive and rotating selection of brews, as well as plenty of contemporary and familiar gastropub dishes.

Rooftop bar Burgh Carson City Saloon in Pittsburgh
10

Carson City Saloon

$$$ | 3rd floor | South Side
  • Highlights
  • Sports bar
  • Party-packed nights

Housed in the German Savings Deposit Bank building built in 1896, Carson City Saloon is a high-energy destination sports bar set over several levels, including a top floor rooftop terrace. Located on the vibrant East Carson Street in the heart of Pittsburgh’s historic South Side neighborhood, this is a spot for Game Day's, relaxing rooftop afternoons, as well as party-packed nights. A classic pub food menu is complemented with a large draft menu and plenty of other drinks.

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About the author

This guide was made by The Rooftop Guide, the world's leading experts on rooftop bars. With over 800 rooftops visited over the last five 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 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.