Necromancer Brewing Co., 2257 Babcock Blvd., Ross Township
When it opens in a 14,000-square-foot former Spirit Halloween store on Babock Boulevard on March 1, Necromancer will offer an array of resurrected beer styles. In the meantime, you can sample Fresh Grounds, their latest collaboration with Allegheny City Brewing and Press House Coffee, on the North Side. Cheers to fears!
Sly Fox Brewing Co. at The Highline, 333 East Carson Street, South Side
Sly Fox, which is headquartered on the other side of the state, will open its location at The Highline this summer. The site will feature a small-batch brewing system, which will allow the brewers to offer unique libations to locals. Pop-up tastings (of both the beer and mouthwatering pub fare) will occur this spring in the family-friendly beer garden. If you can’t wait that long for a taste, head to the Downtown taproom at 300 Liberty Ave.
Gordo’s Tacos & Tequila, 131 Shiloh Street, Mt. Washington
Owner Brian Gorder is projecting a mid-February opening of his two-floor taco joint where hungry customers can get Mexican-style street food and tequila-based cocktails.
Yinz Coffee, 2 E. North Ave., North Side
Crazy Mocha Coffee Co. owner Ken Zeff is transforming his North Side café into Yinz Coffee, with more locations to follow in the coming months, n’at.
Galley Bakery Square, 6425 Penn Ave., East Liberty
When it opens in late-April or early-May, Galley Group’s 6,179-square-foot restaurant incubator at Bakery Square will feature four kitchens, a large bar, and indoor and outdoor seating with a second-floor mezzanine overlooking a courtyard. The company, which also operates Federal Galley on the North Side and North Loop Galley in Minneapolis, is currently seeking chefs who want to hone their dining concepts before investing in a brick-and-mortar restaurant.
Two Frays Brewery, 5113 Penn Ave., Garfield
Steady progress is being made on the 100-year-old building in Garfield. When it opens later this year, owners Mike and Jen Onofray will churn out beers on a seven-barrel that folks can enjoy inside the 900-square-foot taproom or the 400-square-foot, pup-friendly beer garden.
Press House Coffee, 922 Western Ave., North Side and Broad Street, Sewickley
The former Green Dragon Coffee has been rebranded as Press House. To celebrate, the owners will soon open its remodeled Western Avenue site and debut a new location in Sewickley.
G’s on Liberty, 5104 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield
Ireland native Grainne Trainor hopes to open her latest culinary venture by St. Patrick’s Day. In the meantime, she’s busy transforming the former Alexander’s Italian Bistro into a neighborhood haunt offering good food, creative cocktails and a curated wine list.