Women’s Health Magazine just ranked Pittsburgh #3 on a list of 5 up-and-coming cities whose nightlife is worthy of checking out.

Also making the list is Memphis, Cleveland (just edged us out for #2), Providence, Rhode Island and Seattle, Washington. While Memphis was ranked for its music scene, and Providence for its cocktails, Pittsburgh’s honorable mention was its…can you guess?

“If there’s one thing locals take zealous pride in—besides Pittsburgh’s pro sport teams, obvi—it’s their beer. The city’s brew territory has exploded in recent years, with, as of press time, 10 buzzy microbreweries joining old-school icons such as Penn Brewery and Church Brew Works. With creative and wacky new flavors trending, brewery tours and tastings are main nightlife events.”

The article suggests The Brew Gentlemen Beer Company, Roundabout Brewery, and East End Brewing Company for good atmosphere and good beer. Here’s why:

The Brew Gentleman Beer Company. Opened this year by two college grads and set in the gritty Braddock nabe, it’s become the hottest young hop spot in town.
Best Selling Beer: White Sky, a chai tea-spiced wheat beer
Craziest Brew: A yet-to-be-named BBQ chicken beer (uh-huh, chicken).

Roundabout Brewery. Understated hipness, curated by a local husband-and-wife team. Visitors can take growlers to go or sip pints at the bar.
Best Selling Beer: The pumpkin-y Jacked-Up O’ Lantern Stout
Craziest Brew: Ginga Wheat, with ginger, lemon, and honey

East End Brewing Company. Urban and ambitious, it shares a warehouse with Commonplace Coffee and partners with Bike Pittsburgh for mystery “keg rides” (don’t worry, they’re supervised and safe).
Best Selling Beer: The hoppy-malty Big Hop IPA
Craziest Brew: The dark and caffeinated Eye Opener Coffee Porter

You can read the full article here.

Rebekah Zook

Rebekah Zook is a Duquesne grad and all-around story-telling enthusiast. A former fellow at WESA, she worked as a production assistant for their daily talk show. Most recently, she taught in the Propel Charter School system as a visiting artist. When she isn’t writing, Rebekah is a trip leader for the local non-profit organization Venture Outdoors. You can usually find her in a bright yellow kayak.