Are you: in Pittsburgh? into craft beer? also into fun drinks from craft distilleries? up for riding a bike (or hailing a bunch of Ubers)? Then you're in luck! The Allegheny River has exploded with more than a dozen local craft breweries and distilleries. Grab a ride and get on the Libation Trail! You can make your own trail, go as far as you're comfortable and stop in at dozens of local bars and restaurants along the way to refuel.
Allegheny City Brewing
A new addition to the North Side. ACB is a great stop to extend across the Allegheny River.
Maggie's Farm Rum 12:00PM–10:00PM
Down in the Strip District, this is a must for anyone looking to add some cocktails to their tour. Maggie's has excellent rum - especially the spiced rum - and makes some tasty tiki drinks. Look for the Harry Nilsson.
East End Brewing 9:00AM–10:00PM
East End opened a great tap room in the Strip District. The new tap room opened in Spring 2016. Look for the Pedal Pale Ale.
Hop Farm 12:00PM–12:00AM
The northern most brewery in Lawrenceville. This will be your farthest destination on the trail but it's worth the journey. Look for the One Nut Brown.
Full Pint Brewing 12:00PM–12:00AM
Located in Upper Lawrenceville, the Wild Side Pub is the urban location for this Versailles brewery. Great beers - very experimental! Look for the Chinookie En Fuego for something spicy!
Roundabout Brewery 12:00PM–10:00PM
Also located in Upper Lawrenceville, Roundabout has a few picnic tables outside to enjoy some sunshine. They have great beer and always some special releases available. Look for the Pacific Ring IPA.
Arsenal Cider House 12:00PM–9:00PM
For something different in Lawrenceville, head over to the Arsenal Cider House. These ciders are excellent. A nice change of pace from all the craft beer. Look for the Fighting Elleck.
Grist House 2:00PM–10:00PM
If you're doing a longer libation trail, definitely add Millvale. There are two breweries that are excellent. Here's one of them. Look for the Slamming Summer Saison.