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.