Cinderlands Beer Co (Lawrenceville)

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Located in Lower Lawrenceville, Cinderlands Beer Company is a craft brewery and scratch kitchen. In a self-made city like Pittsburgh, rebirth happens through every citizen's decision to start something new, and pursue progress right here at home. At Cinderlands, we make beer and food that reflects the diversity of our community - both contemporary and familiar, high quality and inventive, serious and fun. We capture the evolving spirit of the IPA even as we hearken back to the lagers and ales that took the world by storm. And we invite you in to share in the warmth of that fervor. We're thrilled to be part of a generation of small breweries and independent restaurants with their finger on the pulse of what makes Pittsburgh one of the grittiest, hardest-working, and yet still-shining cities in our country. With our small contribution through the making of beer and food, we believe our cinder-dusted town's brightest days, and best beers, still lie ahead.

Specials

Dad Beer Happy Hour

Enjoy $2 OFF a beer from our Dad Beer section on the menu - every Tuesday through Friday!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 16, 2018

Ends: October 17, 2117

Availability: Tue-Fri 4:00PM-6:00PM

What 136 People Are Saying
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OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily my favorite restaurant of all time! We are there no less than every other week. We have even been there twice in one day.

CB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my boyfriend here because I saw they had some decent stuff on tap - was not expecting the food to be so good! We started with the chicharrones, which neither of us had ever had before. We cleaned the plate off! I got the turkey meatball sandwich for my main meal, and it was delicious! The tad of spice from the red pepper made it even better. My boyfriend got the pulled pork, and he loved it! He also cleaned his plate entirely off. Our waitress was very kind as well; I wish I remembered her name. Overall, we loved this place, and both want to go back to try out other items on the menu!

D
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I go to Cinderlands probably every two weeks. Burger was outstanding as usual, beers great. The squash appetizer, I think a new addition to the menu, was quite bad.

RS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks are expensive. Food is yummy
Ambience is good
Waitress was friendly

JD
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

a great meal every time! The fall pierogis were such a great dish

MY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Cinderlands is excellent! I have been there twice and had the Harissa Chicken and it was amazing. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. The crispy potatoes that come with it are also incredible. The prices are also really good. The service we had both times was great with a very friendly and helpful waitress. I have eaten in much more expensive restaurants and have not has as good a meal as I had at Cinderlands and for so much cheaper. I did think the drinks were overpriced but they did have a good variety. We are not from Pittsburgh but will visit Cinderlands often when we do come into town.

J
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The veggie omelet and potatoes were tops! I really enjoyed it

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect birthday dinner. Burger and pulled pork were incredible

NW
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food is not as good or filling as it was the first time I was there. The menu is a little weird. Simple goes along way would be a good motto for the chef to live by

OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never less than a perfect experience!

MY
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved my whole experience with Cinderlands! The food was excellent and reasonably priced. The HARISSA MARINATED HALF CHICKEN was amazing!! The service was excellent and very friendly. I can't wait to go back the next time we are in Pittsburgh.

OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to!

OT
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Beer is great but if you're looking for food, go to their other location. I went with a group of four hungry drinkers, and not one plate was cleaned. We love food, like love love just about anything. But to strike out with four of the handhelds and two apps is a rough night. Service was great tho! We've dined in the strip and that kitchen was incredible!

MM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food4service3ambience2

I was very excited to book my husbands birthday dinner with friends at cinderlands. We’ve always had good experience and the food is delicious. However. This experience really altered my opinion of them and ultimately my view for the future. I had been in contact with the event planner for reserving an upstairs area for the dinner with friends. I was told this would be communicated and would have the upstairs area. ( great). When we got to the restaurant , we were told by the hostess we were seated downstairs in the back room. ( not upstairs where I had made reservation). When I inquired about this change I was simply told a bigger party booked in that space. I was really disappointed as I wasn’t told in advance which would’ve made the experience a lot more tolerable. The last straw was when we were leaving . I noticed that the upstairs area was not actually taken by 20 ppl but rather 8. Very disappointed in the whole process and lack of communication or apology for the change in my plans. Will not be returning due to this.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it there. Original spot is the best.l vs the new warehouse.

a
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The beer was delicious. they should probably simplify menu and emphasize the beers. So many great food options in Pittsburgh that are better, however. Sandwiches just were a bit bland and dry. Our table all had different things and nothing was outstanding. Fries were good but a bit too salty. Overall,

OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric is one of the best chefs in the country. I would put him up against anyone else, he wins! That includes all your “celebrity” chefs as well.

He creates flavors that you didn’t know existed. Service throughout the joint is fantastic. You feel like family when you are there. We are so excited to be here in Pitt, if for no other reason than to frequent Cinderlands.

R
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Surprised by the excellent, elevated,
Creative dishes here - I would recommend trying it. Beer was great too. The only issue was their air conditioning broke, so our stay became uncomfortable toward the end.

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Fun fresh atmosphere and fantastic beer!! We went on a Sunday afternoon so they only offered a limited brunch menu. Three of our 4 entrees were pretty good but their signature chicken and donuts was a little underwhelming. Our server wasn’t too attentive and we had to ask the person who delivered our food for refills. Nothing that will stop us from going back to try the dinner menu and/or their Strip District location.

LK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening with good friends. Awesome service! Loved the dad’s beer!

LS
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great upscale bar food, cocktails and of course, craft beer!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience5

I love Cinderlands and go regularly both for the excellent beer and delicious food. However, the restaurant week options were just ... bad. Like really awful. Of the 3 taco options we had the ceviche (shrimp) and the lamb/eggplant tacos. The shrimp ones were fine, though the tortilla itself was hard to get through; mealy and dry and unappetizing. The lamb tacos came cold and the miso-glazed eggplant was foul. Either the eggplant had gone bad before cooking or it was significantly overcooked, but we could not finish them after a couple bites. I was shocked as I've never had something even close to gross at Cinderlands. Hope the next visit won't be similar. :(

TT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and unusual brunch menu and outstanding beers.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and atmosphere.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We didn’t eat there. They have an “open concept” kitchen and the staff doesn’t wear gloves. I don’t like watching someone touch their hair, face, hat, etc...then touch my food. Also watched them use towels to wipe off their faces the their hands then clean plates. At one point they were trying to scrape off food leftovers off a pan, and instead of using a spatula, they used their fingernails.
You’d think they’d have a little more couth knowing people can see them. I don’t need to see you knuckle deep in a container of feta after you just wiped off your forehead.

R
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was spot-on! We sat upstairs and our server must have climbed the stairs 20 times waiting on us. Unfortunately I tried 4 beers and didn’t like any of them. I also had the turkey frisco melt sandwich, which was VERY greasy. For some reason the 2 locations on the website were confusing. I thought the reservation was for the Strip location. But, perhaps that was just user error, although our server stated that others made the same mistake.

CA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was interesting to try the new location. Music was so loud, it felt like we had to keep our voices raised all throughout dinner. Nice service, hip and trendy atmosphere. Food was a little over priced for the type of food offered.

LK
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice place and the food was alright. We sat in the back in a booth for dinner and the sun shined straight into my eyes the whole time because they didn't have any blinds. It was a small dining space but was very noisy at times. Would return despite the seating in the back!

EM
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I really love this place for their good beer, quirky menu and atmosphere. We had a range of ages at our table (22-62) and there was something for everyone on the menu and with the music. We were there late afternoon on a Sunday and the atmosphere was chill and we sat, ate and talked.
The burgers were great!

Only minor grip is that the music was really loud.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, beer, and food

LH
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We booked a table for 7 and were sat in the loft. For the most part, the server was attentive. There was one glitch when we waited 15 minutes for our second round of drinks. The food is always good. Our server made suggestions that worked very well.

OT
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Awesome staff and drinks. The service was amazing and their beer is very good. The food was a little odd. Not bad, just weird. I was with a group of 5 and we all had different meals and agreed on the food so I don’t think it was just me. I’ll definitely come back, just might not have dinner again.

EA
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

I liked the beer and chicken sausage I ordered but the rest of the menu did not appeal to my palate.
I think we are too old to appreciate this place.

EL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice vibe. Food is quite tasty. Oh, yes there are some very nice beers too. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about Cinderlands in Lawrenceville (haven't been to the big one in the Strip).

S
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun casual eatery- great drink menu. Awesome food for the price. It’s a great choice for inventive dishes in a cool vibe!

C
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great server that took time to describe the menu to us on a busy Saturday. Our meal and beer was innovative and delicious, we'll be back!

JR
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was fantastic. We are currently working through a list of sustainable restaurants in Pittsburgh and we have both delicious food and drink here. The spent grain chicharrones are not to be missed.

JG
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. She was friendly and extremely knowledgeable about both the menu and beer selections.

GB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and beer ! I would recommend this restaurant.

MH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The beer was good, but the food left a lot to be desired.