Birmingham Bridge Tavern, locals call it the BBT


Birmingham Bridge Tavern is actually located on Sarah Street and 29th Street closer to the Hot Metal Bridge than the Birmingham. This local joint has a phenominal beer selection and an array of wing sauces sure to please any palate.

Commonly referred to by the locals as the BBT, it is a great small town place to watch and Pittsburgh sports game. With a selection of about 20 drafts and 100 different bottles, a beer drinker can have a different beer every visit and never have the same twice.

Despite usually being drawn to the wings, I ordered the fish and chips, substiuting the chips for a side salad so I felt better about the fried fish. The fish was decent size, and the crispy batter was good (especially when I dipped it in a side of “Eric Jr” wing sauce – 8 of 10 on the heat scale). The house dressing is a thicker version of balsamic, which stuck well to the veggies. I’m a fan of the BBT, but will stick with the wings and a side salad on my next visit. I was hoping that they fish during lent might be delicious, but in fact the fish itself was nothing special.

If you plan on going, I recommend early evening before the bar crowd arrives, because when the bartender is also the server then service breaks down making getting you bill and paying for it to be a chore.

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