Our Mexican War Streets 5k Tour & Brews, North Shore 5k Tour, and North Side 5k Tour routes are all in different parts of the North Side, and there are a lot of different options for post-run grub and drinks, so we’ll be splitting up the options by tour.
Next time you run with us in the Mexican War Streets, check out some of our favorite post-run spots.
Allegheny City Brewing opened in the fall of 2016 and has quickly become one of our favorite breweries in Pittsburgh. In fact, our Mexican War Streets 5k Tour & Brews ends with a flight at ACB. Owners Amy, Matt, and Al are all originally from Pittsburgh, and after living in Colorado and falling in love with craft beer, they decided to return to the ‘burgh and open ACB. We’re happy they did, as their beer is phenomenal and the brewery has created a great community on the North Side.
- Bier’s Pub (formerly Benjamin’s)
Bier’s Pub (up until just recently, Benjamin’s) is a North Side staple on Western Ave. They are the exclusive tap room for the new War Streets Brewery, have a good selection of draft beers, wines, and liquors, and also offer an impressive brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Not only are their inventive burgers delicious, they have a great weekday happy hour and daily specials. No matter what day of the week you visit Bier’s (except Monday, when they’re closed), you’re sure to find tasty and affordable options.
Peppi’s has been around for over 30 years, but since 2004, they’ve become widely known for their #7 Roethlis”burger” named after the Steelers’ quarterback. The subs here are made on fresh Mancini’s bread and pretty large, so bring your post-run appetite!
Nicky’s North Side location is one of the best Thai restaurants in Pittsburgh (and there’s no shortage of amazing Thai restaurants in the ‘burgh). In fact, they’ve been named ‘best Thai’ by both Pittsburgh Magazine and City Paper multiple years in a row. In the warmer months, make sure to check out their outdoor patio space.
El Burro’s original location (Numero Uno) is on the North Side, on Federal. They’ve expanded to a second location in Regent Square, and for good reason. You’ll find hearty (and tasty!) options at both locations.
The chalkboard sign outside of Deli on North advertises that they have the best chicken salad in Pittsburgh, and we have to agree. Not only that, but they make amazing cookies, soups, and sandwiches and wraps too. What started as a family run deli on Butler Street (Deli on Butler), now has a second location on the North Side for you to enjoy post-run. While it’s hard to go wrong here, we highly recommend trying the homemade chicken salad.
Next time you’re in the North Side, definitely check out one of these options.