Summer – and the rapidly approaching fall – provide the ideal backdrop for dining outdoors. After all, dining under the stars or under the fading summer sun certainly sounds a lot more relaxing than standing in front of a hot stove and cooking, doesn’t it? Here are eight restaurants with the best rooftop dining in Pittsburgh.
1. Six Penn Kitchen - 146 6th Street
Snuggled in the heart of the Cultural District, Six Penn Kitchen's rooptop dining offers sweeping views of Pittsburgh. The American bistro features traditional favorites such as New York Strip Steak, ricotta ravioli, wings, and pizza.
2. Tavern 245 - 245 4th Avenue
Tavern 245 Restaurant & Bar boasts one of Pittsburgh's largest rooftop dining decks. Conveniently located in downtown Pittsburgh, the rooftop deck allows spectacular views of the city and the PPG Building, in particular. The popular restaurant serves traditional bar fare such as appetizers, sandwiches, and burgers.
3. Il Tetto – 942 Penn Avenue
Kick back and relax at the Il Tetto, a rooftop bar that boasts nearly 40 cocktails, drafts, and wine. The rooftop deck features a retractable glass ceiling, making the spot popular all year around. Il Tetto's menu consists of burgers and traditional bar snack favorites like pretzel sticks and hummus.
4. BRGR - 5997 Centre Avenue
Soak in the glorious views of downtown Pittsburgh from BRGR's rooftop deck. Savor one of the restaurant's popular burgers such as the bison burger or the black bean veggie burger, the latter of which is ideal for vegetarians. Wash your meal down with a spiked (or unspiked) milkshake or float.
5. Biergarten - 620 William Penn Place
High atop the Hotel Monaco in downtown Pittsburgh awaits Biergarten, complete with rooftop dining and a stunning view, especially when the sun goes down. Enjoy a meal of currywurst or potted pork while drinking European beer.
6. Terrace on Fifth - 530 William Penn Place
Terrace on Fifth in Updown boasts the largest rooftop dining deck in Pittsburgh. Atop Buford's Kitchen, the elegant dining deck features cushioned chairs and a beautiful view while the menu offers a range of dishes, such as nachos, pizza, crab cakes, and sushi platters.
7. Carson City Saloon - 1401 E Carson Street
Cheer on the Steelers, Pens, or Bucs at Carson City Saloon, which features a sunny rooftop deck, on the South Side. The popular dining spot's expansive menu includes appetizers, main entrees, salads, sandwiches, wraps, and wings.
8. Bado's Pizza Grill & Ale House - 307 Beverly Road
Indulge in Bado's famous pizza while enjoying the fresh air on the rooftop patio of Bado's Pizza Grill & Ale House in Mount Lebanon. Bado's serves lunch and dinner daily and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
These eight restaurants offer some of the best rooftop dining in Pittsburgh. But, rooftop dining isn’t your only option. Pittsburgh also has many restaurants with