East End Brewing Company

East End Brewing CompanyEast End Brewing Company
East End Brewing CompanyEast End Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

147 Julius St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15206
United States

(412) 537-2337 | map

Due to Covid-19, we are now ...

Mon Closed
Tue 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wed 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thu 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fri 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Regular Hours:
TUE, THU 4-8pm
WED 4-9pm
FRI 4-10pm
SAT 12-10pm
SUN 12-5pm
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25
I just stopped by to pick up some bottles/cans of Gratitude on my way through town. But they had Trivia that night and it was packed, both inside and also outside in the outdoor area with tables. they had a good variety of beers on tap, I was bummed I couldn't stay for a couple. But got some fresh and vintage barleywine to take home!
Aug 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
It wouldn't have been fair for me to have reviewed East End during my first visit--not only was it a quick stop for a can pickup, but it was also in the throes of the pandemic lockdown of March 2020 and there was no indoor service at all--but that's a moot point anyway considering my revisit for Gratitude Day 2022 far and away exceeded my already high expectations for a fun and welcomingly gracious event.

While the parking situation is a little bit hairy (essentially inviting you to find an unpainted sidewalk to pull up on, Pittsburgh-style), the interior is well spread apart despite how many tables they have arranged in such a moderate space. There are high tops, booths and low tops, including a few long tables for larger groups. The bar currently consists of a queueing chute where you line up to place your order for food and/or drink and move along--no bellying up!

Although the taps might pour a little slowly, service is prompt, and the brews are damn near exclusively classic, old school, and done well almost all the way across the board.

Aside from the fact that Gratitude is consistently one of the best American barleywines to ever grace the scene, the reason I'm most excited to recommend East End is their food, particularly their pizza. It's a sort of Sicilian- or Detroit-style pizza, and it's absolutely gluttonously decadent. Particularly on Gratitude Day, their blue cheese and fig special was out of this world. I typically don't like thicker, heavier pizzas, but damn did they knock this out of the park.
Feb 21, 2022
Rated: 4 by slasich from Pennsylvania

May 16, 2020
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Reviewed by Fee from Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
This is the main brewery - there is a taproom in The Strip. Great place undergoing regular renovations that keep it interesting and clean. Excellent beer and a large selection overall. Fantastic neighborhood vibe with bot indoor and outdoor seating.
Mar 11, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Matt23 from Virginia

Feb 21, 2019
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
East End Taproom on the strip with Leah on our 2 night escape. Bartender very knowledgeable.... Seemed to be very involved with the production... Very helpful in describing beers and tastes.
Oct 27, 2018
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Reviewed by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
Nice place, with really great service. The beer was fine enough, but not earth shattering. It's a place that shouldn't be missed in Pittsburgh, but it probably won't be your favorite beer.
Oct 08, 2018
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Rated by Beermann60 from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Best brewery tour very informative and great tour guide. Beer is excellent.
Oct 02, 2017
Rated: 3.97 by mkyer from Connecticut

Aug 02, 2017
Rated: 4.09 by qcbrewer from North Carolina

Jul 18, 2017
Rated: 3.67 by krbrevard from Virginia

Jul 08, 2017
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
Stopped in early one weekend morning, The place wasn't super busy at the moment. The vibe could be pretty cool, lots of seating inside and outside, some pinball games and things scattered around. A massive list of beers on tap along with beers bottled and canned to take home. The service was good. Cool spot to check out, parking could be a bitch though if it's busy there.
Jun 03, 2017
Rated: 4 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

May 23, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by glass_house from Ohio

Feb 23, 2017
Rated: 3.8 by yergermeister from Pennsylvania

Oct 03, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

Jul 26, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by VanTango from Pennsylvania

Jun 28, 2016
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Rated by Ohiou84 from Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Great place. Wish I had more time to sit and drink. Very friendly staff. Would come back again.
Jun 18, 2016
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Reviewed by gcasher from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
Definitely in the top two micro breweries in Pittsburgh. A bit hard to park, but the beer is good and they have a lot of them. The Gratitude Barleywine is outstanding. Their roasted imperial stout is also fantastic.
May 28, 2016
Rated: 3.97 by smanson56 from New Hampshire

May 03, 2016
Rated: 4.69 by ArtAttackEd from Pennsylvania

Feb 16, 2016
Rated: 4.29 by brother_rebus from Maine

Feb 15, 2016
Rated: 4.11 by AndrewTobias from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2016
Rated: 4.42 by Ryan15237 from Pennsylvania

Jan 10, 2016
Rated: 4.59 by jradar from Pennsylvania

Nov 24, 2015
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Reviewed by deleted_user_971432

2.41/5  rDev -40.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5
East End Brewing 147 Julius street in Homewood, Pittsburgh, P.A.
So, I finally got to check this place out after years of thinking...man, I should go to that place. The sad reason why I couldn't check them out before is because they had severely short hours during the afternoon. They finally stretched there hours out and are now open for four hours from 4 - 8 p.m. during the week. It still gives you almost no time to get ready, get in there and start enjoying the place. There was one guy there to actually serve you beer and the owner. What do they do when it gets busy? Well, you just stand there and wait. They actually have a policy there that you should bus your own tables. There basically is no service here. I asked the guy serving beer a simple question about whether one of the beers was a stout, or not. He got into an unnecessary discussion on the semantics of what I was asking and kind of irritated me. They have this chalk board looking list on the wall of beers that you think would be available for consumption, but then you realize that a good portion are only available in large bottles, or growlers. So, they have these large bottles for sale only at the brewery. You can't buy these at a bottle shop, or distributor. This was another big disappointment for me because I finally get to go to their brewery and the only stout that I can try at their pub is black strap stout. I have already had it and I wanted to try a different one since I was at their brewery. I also had fat gary, but it tasted strange. For some reason I liked it better when I had it at a bar.
One good thing they had there was the merchandise. I bought a really cool tulip glass for 5 dollars. Not a bad deal at all. Oh, there sweatshirts look really cool. Another thing was that they had a book signing for the guy that wrote a beer lovers guide to the mid-Atlantic. His name is Bryan Kolesar and he is a wealth of information on all kinds of breweries. He was pretty cool to talk to, but he was also the only friendly person in the place. It is full of beer hipsters I would put it. You know the type.

They really need to step up there game when it comes to service for their pub. They also need to make more stouts and porters available to drink at the pub. And I mean really guys, bottle your beers for fucks sake!
Aug 23, 2015
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Reviewed by Dogleg from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Shares a space with Commonplace Coffee House so it smells fantastic in there and a nice alternative for non-alcoholic weirdos. Good selection on tap and bottles; nice and polite customer service.
Aug 16, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Aug 06, 2015
Rated: 4.43 by schiltron from Pennsylvania

Aug 03, 2015
Rated: 4.14 by JArt from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2015
Rated: 4.54 by ElGuapo77 from Pennsylvania

Jun 23, 2015
Rated: 3.81 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania

Apr 03, 2015
Rated: 4.71 by Ryften from Pennsylvania

Mar 24, 2015
Rated: 4 by Grodd87 from Pennsylvania

Mar 17, 2015
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5
Went to the 2015 Gratitude release. Staff was very friendly and the release was nicely organized. They had about 10 beers on tap inside, along with their own coffee. Nice place, would definitely go back.
Mar 16, 2015
Rated: 3.82 by chefduff2 from New York

Mar 16, 2015
Rated: 4.32 by McMatt7 from Pennsylvania

Mar 11, 2015
Rated: 4.02 by PretzelCity from California

Jan 25, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by JayKay412 from Pennsylvania

Dec 05, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by wvsabbath from West Virginia

Dec 03, 2014
East End Brewing Company in Pittsburgh, PA
Brewery rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 2996 ratings