Bring on the sun! Bring on the fun! Bring on the food and drinks! Your summer dining plans just got elevated to sunshine status with these great dining locations. 

Aslin Beer Co

Aslin Beer Co – the northern Virginia-based craft brewery known for its unique aesthetic and eclectic rotation of hazy IPAs, crispy lagers, fruit-forward sours, and award-winning stouts – expanded to Pittsburgh late last year. Their new Strip District location features a 12,000 square-foot production facility and taproom in the Terminal where they are constantly experimenting with new innovations, including seltzers and non-alcoholic brews.

In addition to 24 on-tap and to-go beers to choose from, guests can enjoy an Aslin Coffee bar and full-service kitchen open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They’re open Sunday – Thursday 6:30am – 10pm and Friday – Saturday 6:30am – 11pm. Enjoy their outdoor patio any time of day!

Hosting an event? The loft area overlooking the taproom is also available to rent out. Follow Aslin on Instagram @aslinbeerco and @aslin.pgh for local Aslin news and events!


Cioppino Restaurant & Cigar Bar is a locally-owned business in the Strip District that bridges the gap between an elevated dining experience and a neighborhood spot. Enjoy their newest summer cocktails, made with all locally-sourced liquors like the Daily Refresh with Resurgent Botanicals Whiskey, mint, blood orange, and lemon, or the Passionate Pittsburgh, a passionfruit and ginger beverage with Big Spring Spiced Rum.

Join them for Saturday Brunch, Happy Hour from 4pm – 6pm on the weekdays, or dinner on their dog-friendly patio where you can enjoy a classic steakhouse filet with scalloped potatoes, roasted mushrooms, and horseradish demi-glace. On the weekdays, enjoy different specials like Oyster Tuesdays, Wednesday’s martini night, or Thursday’s taco and margarita night with $2 tacos and $5 margaritas.

Follow them on Instagram at @cioppinopgh and sign up for their newsletter to stay up to date on monthly cocktail classes, weekly live music, and new dishes!

Condado Tacos

Condado Tacos is a taco joint that serves craveable, preservative free/GMO free tacos, dips, margs, cocktails, and mocktails. Their fun, energetic, colorful, and artistic environment showcases hand-painted, original, themed art done by local artists. Their expanded outdoor patio is perfect for summer dining.

Build your own tacos or select from a variety of delicious selections like their signature Lucy’s Fire and Blue Dream, both made with secret shells. The menu includes innovative ingredients such as Tajin, cilantro-lime aioli, jicama, and Condado’s own Kewl Ranch taco shell. There are tacos for everyone, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options, starting at $4.00.

They are currently featuring a Rainbow Chard Queso and the Get Pitted margarita, a unique blend that includes avocado. Their margaritas are handmade with fresh fruit purees in a range of flavor combinations. Have a cocktail made with 100% agave tequila or try a non-tequila cocktail!

A great place to visit year round, their “Come As You Are” mantra means everyone is welcomed – so bring your family, friends, colleagues – eat great tacos, savor the delicious margaritas, hang out, and soak in the vibe. Great food at a great value – it’s the most fun you can have for under $20 per person.

Sly Fox Brewing

Sly Fox Brewing Company has two Pittsburgh locations – Sly Fox Pittsburgh Taphouse at the Point and Sly Fox Pittsburgh at the Highline. The Highline location in the South Side is their first brewing operation in Western Pennsylvania and hosts a full-service pub and restaurant where you can enjoy a wide variety of brews, including seasonal selections, and some fan favorite foods like their smash burger and chicken bacon ranch wrap.

The spacious outdoor patio allows you to soak up summer while sipping on your favorite IPA, lager, pilsner, or their perfect summer bev: Alex’s Raspberry Lemon Ale. Seltzer fans are all set with a variety of flavors including mango, raspberry, and peach. Sly Fox has free parking and is pet-friendly.

In addition to lounging on the beautiful patio, you can enjoy outdoor games all summer long. The brewery is open daily, and they have happy hour Monday – Friday from 4pm – 6pm and brunch Saturday – Sunday from 10am – 2pm. And don’t forget your six pack to go, so you can enjoy Sly Fox at home!

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto is Pittsburgh’s premier seafood restaurant and boasts a two-level glass-wall space with stunning views of the city’s legendary skyline, high atop Mt. Washington. The menu highlights sustainably-sourced seafood and fresh local, seasonal features. Their famous crab cakes are a must-try! You can also try one of over 10 species of fresh fish they have on the menu every night. Their steaks, salads, side dishes, and desserts are also delectable.

To complete your meal, Monterey Bay has a witty and delicious menu of house-made cocktails, many of which feature Pennsylvania sourced spirits. Whether you are celebrating one of life’s milestones or enjoying an evening with friends, Monterey Bay Fish Grotto will please your palate, and you will be sure to appreciate their outstanding hospitality. 

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

Mo is a pun-loving Pittsburgher who likes to take photos and write. When not focusing on her kiddos, you'll find her pursuing happiness and working on living the American Dream via one craft beer at a time. She blogs at and

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