Hitchhiker Brewing Company

Hitchhiker Brewing CompanyHitchhiker Brewing Company
Hitchhiker Brewing CompanyHitchhiker Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

190 Castle Shannon Dr
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15228-2267
United States

(412) 343-1950 | map
hitchhikerbrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.9
Beers:
166
Reviews:
136
Ratings:
681
PLACE STATS
Average:
4
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
41
pDev:
10.25%
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Reviews by Octoberist:
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3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Octoberist from Pennsylvania, Sep 16, 2018
More User Reviews:
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3.6/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

Small neighborhood bar on the back streets. Enviroment is great. Really good beer selection. Not much for food. Great for drinking, crappy for food. Highly recommend.

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DeaconWhite82 from Pennsylvania, Oct 02, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

eluvah from New York, May 07, 2019
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4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Rubezahl from Pennsylvania, May 03, 2019
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3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Small neighborhood brewpub, producing excellent beers. Can't review the food to much, only had some really good bar snacks. Great place to have a few, love the outdoor patio in the summer. Love the stouts.

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mrl2112 from Pennsylvania, Mar 20, 2019
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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

This place is very loud with the tile all around, frankly this place does not have good enough beer to want to hang out in that scream to talk place. I predict 2 to 3 more years ....wait I went to one in sharpsburg

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Reggie_Dunlop from Pennsylvania, Mar 17, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Jmtbuckeye from Pennsylvania, Nov 29, 2018
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3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

A place with the current beer styles dialed up to the max. Milkshake ipa, pastry stouts, all the trendy stuff. The space is cool. The back patio blends you in with the neighborhood perfectly. The beer is good, but not great. Still a top 5 spot in Pittsburgh.

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5/5  rDev +25%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Hitchhiker Brewing has an awesome Master Brewer. The vibe is cool. The owner is cool. If you're in Pittsburgh you must check this place out!

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damonhoff from Pennsylvania, Jul 25, 2018
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3.92/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

DaveCash from New York, May 19, 2018
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4.32/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Whitey_from_Remedy from Pennsylvania, May 09, 2018
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4.2/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

tdm168 from Pennsylvania, Mar 18, 2018
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4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A neat modern brewery with big wide open area. It's like they took a big warehouse and slapped a bar in the middle, with brewing stuff way back behind it. Plenty of high top tables and benches, fairly clean and modern feeling. The bartenders were very friendly and knowledgeable, and helpful when ordering. They fill crowlers on spot which held up pretty well.
For beer selection, maybe 10-15 of their own beers, some great quality and some less so, and a cider, a mead, and I think a guest brewery also on tap. Not too busy, but we were there very early afternoon on a Thursday so not expecting it.

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jlindros from Massachusetts, Jan 12, 2018
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4.32/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

oriolesfan4 from Maryland, Oct 05, 2017
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4.87/5  rDev +21.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Went to the new one in Sharpsburg. Great facility and many great IPA beers.

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Beermann60 from Pennsylvania, Oct 02, 2017
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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

qcbrewer from North Carolina, Jul 13, 2017
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4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

heddar33 from Pennsylvania, May 23, 2017
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4.71/5  rDev +17.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Love the vibe in this place. Unfortunately its tiny. Loved the local beef jerky and what this place is about, its just a bit small. But its 5 minutes from my house and they make great beer!

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Kinney1989 from Pennsylvania, Mar 23, 2017
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3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

bobpgh from Pennsylvania, Jan 22, 2017
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4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Great little hole-in-the-wall. The food compliments the beers nicely, and they have several interesting craft brews. Parking is on-street nearby.

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PMcKenzie2004 from Pennsylvania, Dec 30, 2016
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4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

One of the best breweries in the Pittsburgh region. The quality of the beer is quite high and the selection is amazing for such a small place. Incredible variety and the taps change quickly.

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Fee from Pennsylvania, Dec 05, 2016
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4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

muc1987 from Pennsylvania, Jul 27, 2016
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4.2/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Cool little hide-away joint in a somewhat awkward bend in the road... Has an informal clubhouse feel, with a nicely shaded deck in the back, and outdoor patio seating in the front. Narrow barroom with L-shaped bar that seats about a dozen with tables on the back wall and counter seating on the front wall that is open to the patio. Nine beers on tap, I had The Barbarian and Hammer & Wedge, both excellent. Hitchhiker has a crowler machine and offered a great 3 crowlers for $26 deal. They have a somewhat limited floating menu, but I had the pulled pork tacos and they were exceptional. Great friendly service... highly recommend.

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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut, Jun 19, 2016
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3.23/5  rDev -19.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 2.75

nei9970 from Pennsylvania, Jun 04, 2016
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

JayKay412 from Pennsylvania, May 19, 2016
Hitchhiker Brewing Company in Pittsburgh, PA
Brewery rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 681 ratings