Old Thunder Brewing, 340 Freeport Road, Blawnox
The former post office isn’t open for on-site beer consumption until the end of March, but you can order brews online and pick them up every weekend. It’ll give you something to write home about.
De Fer Coffee & Tea, The Riviera, 350 Technology Drive, South Oakland, and The Highline, 333 E. Carson St., South Side
Strip District-based De Fer is slated to spread its caffeinated joy throughout the city at two new spots this spring.
The Eagle Food & Beer Hall, 737 Penn Ave., Downtown
Chicken — which is brined, dredged, deep-fried and served with homemade hot honey — and craft beer are the staples of this brand, which operates locations in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and North Carolina. You’ll also be able to get modern takes on down-home sides and enjoy live blues music.
Burgh’ers Brewing, The Highline, 333 E. Carson St., South Side
Burgh’ers joins De Fer Coffee & Tea and Sly Fox Brewing at The Highline. The beer-centric burger joint — which has locations in Lawrenceville and Zelienople — also plans to open a large production brewery somewhere in the city.
Back Alley Brewing, 2975 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont
Five Dormont residents are bringing their back alley brewing operation to the former Dormont Borough Municipal Building, which is being transformed into a spacious taproom with a second-floor event space.
Back to the Foodture II, 2667 E. Carson St., South Side
Part pop culture museum, part gastronomic wonder, Back to the Foodture’s second location — the original is at 378 Broadway Blvd. in Pitcairn — will serve over-the-top burgers, fries and wings. No need to jump in your DeLorean: the new place opens soon.
Wild Child, 372 Butler St., Etna
Relax, wild child. Chef Jamilka Borges is still planning to bring “eclectic coastal cuisine” to Etna in 2021.
Bonafide Beer Co., Penn Avenue and 21st Street, Strip District
Christian Simmons of Pennsylvania Libations and Travis Tuttle, head brewer at Butler Brew Works, are transforming the former Chicken Latino space into a 1,600-square-foot taproom serving approachable, affordably priced beers.