The Foundry

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The Foundry Table & Tap is an award-winning gastropub and new American restaurant on Pittsburgh’s booming North Shore.  Recognized as a 2020 OpenTable Diner’s Choice, The Foundry features farm-fresh local and seasonal ingredients, as well as an extensive selection of seasonal craft brews and creative cocktails. Guests can enjoy the river-side patio with views of the Allegheny River and downtown skyline. Whether it’s date night, weekend brunch or a private event, the Foundry is sure to please.

Luke & Mike’s Front Porch

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This family owned restaurant tucked inside Aspinwall offers outdoor seating and not just one but two outdoor bars and a brand new brick patio. At Luke & Mikes Front Porch, the talented kitchen staff is cooking up a menu specializing in American grill and Seafood perfect to enjoy outside on a perfect Pittsburgh day.  

Baja Bar & Grill

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You can find the perfect outdoor venue for dining and drinking at the Baja Bar and Grill in Fox Chapel. Open to the public all year long. The seasonal patio and deck boast spectacular views of the Allegheny River and Fox Chapel Marina. Located at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club complex, (mile marker 9 by boat), the Baja has both open air and covered deck seating. There is an extensive fresh and made to order menu including weekday lunch specials with homemade soups prepared in house.

The Porch 

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Both Porch locations – Schenley Park and Siena at St. Clair – are ready for summer! Staying true to its name, The Porch has a large focus on al fresco dining. The Schenley location offers a scenic view of the park and its lively surroundings, while Siena seats guests right next to their garden, from which herbs and produce are used in many of the scratch-made menu offerings. 

Southern Tier Brewing Company

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When it comes to the amount of space between guests, sometimes bigger is better. In addition to the ample indoor space, Southern Tier Brewing Company has plenty of outdoor space equipped with a full bar and covered seating area where you can enjoy a pint and a house-made pretzel. Southern Tier has even partnered with Global Plasma Solutions to install air purifiers into their HVAC system. “Fun should not compromise health – and here, it doesn’t have to.” Every food item offered on this menu is a hand crafted collaboration utilizing brews made in-house. This Pittsburgh taproom is offering 30 Southern Tier drafts as well as brews from Victory Brewing Company and Sixpoint Brewery. If you’re not much of a beer drinker, this spot also offers wine, plus Southern Tier Distilling Co. spirits and cocktails.

Eat’n Park 

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At select Eat’n Park locations, guests can enjoy their Eat’n Park favorites outside. The following locations have newly added “Picnic in the Park” dining, complete with picnic tables and shady umbrellas: Belle Vernon, Bethel Park, McKnight (Northbound), New Kensington, Penn Hills, and South Hills Village.  

Additionally, several locations have ready to go outdoor patios. Guests can find these at the following locations: Waterfront, Franklin Park, Pittsburgh Mills, Squirrel Hill, Waterfront, and Waterworks. 

Hello Bistro 

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Hello Bistro is just the place for good vibes and summertime. Guests can order a Signature salad or make the salad of their dreams, and then enjoy it on an outdoor patio – almost all Hello Bistro locations have one, including: South Side, McCandless Crossing, Village at Pine, Monroeville, and Siena at St. Clair.  

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Shannon Daly

Shannon Daly is the founder and content creator of the social media platform, PittsburghPlates. Her personal and professional life revolve around everything food. Whether she is entertaining, or trying a new local eatery, Shannon loves to use her passion for food and photography to bring together a food focused community, who equally share her passion for all things delicious.

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