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Beer Available At Smokiní Joes (arranged by most recent)
Naked The Gentleman , Three Heads Loopy Oatmeal Red Ale 92, Kind Beers Imperial Pale Ale , TailGate IPA 21, Atwater Decadent 76, Coronado Blue Bridge Coffee Stout 91, Penn Chocolate Meltdown Stout 93, Finchís Threadless IPA 92, Three Heads Big Head Stout 60, Anchor Zymaster Series No. 3 Flying Cloud Stout 89, Stone Enjoy By IPA 100, Three Heads Skunk Black IPA 87, Harpoon Chocolate Stout 96, Ommegang Duvel Rustica 93, Founders Backstage Series #5: 15th Anniversary Bolt Cutter Barley Wine 98, Schneider Georg Schneiders Wiesen Edel-Weisse 95, 21st Amendment Lower da Boom (DeBoom) Barleywine 94, Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin 93, Cisco Summer of Lager 85, Atwater Conniption Fit Double IPA 76
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cratez (151) Toronto, Ontario | April 15, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
When I visited: Late summer 2012.
What I had: Over the course of two visits - Ballast Point Sculpin IPA, Smuttynose Wheat Wine, Oskar Blues Deviant Daleís India Pale Ale, and Terrapin Side Project Phlux Capacitor on tap, hot wings, white wine for the Mrs.
What I liked: fun down-to-earth vibe, equal parts beer nerd haven and divey sports bar, insane variety of draughts, fast service, samplers available, plenty of seating even when busy, great spot all around.
What I disliked: At one point I had to go to the bar to get my beer (waitress disappeared?), but aside from this misstep we enjoyed our time here.
Would I go back? Yes.
Overall Rating: 92
artmcd8 (43) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | February 7, 2013| Updated February 24, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, southside bar ambiance. The place is basically lit by the row of bottle coolers behind the bar. Many, many bottles to try. Usually has good beer on tap to. I need to make my way there more often.
Beerman6686 (92) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | September 29, 2011| Updated February 24, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Ambiance is dark, a bit divey, but not dirty. Food is pretty good bar food, sandwhich burgers and the like at very good prices. Beer prices are on par with the rest of Pittsburgh. Probably the best tap selection in Pittsburgh just behind Fat Heads. Some rarities can be found here and there as well and the bottle list is pretty extensive too. Definitely worth a vist.
gsmitty80 (169) Washington DC | September 14, 2011| Updated December 26, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice big bar with a good selection. It was Oskar Blues night when i went. The service was good but nothing exceptional. Enjoyable experience.
zdk (84) New York, New York | August 26, 2010| Updated December 26, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
We went in here after we saw the line to get into Fat Heads. I was pleasantly surprised for pretty much the same reasons JoeMcphee stated. In an area surrounded by lesser dive bars, the quality of the tap and bottle list was impressive. Tried out stuff from some new breweries here and revisited old friends. Prices were pretty good, considering. and the service was very good. We also played darts and hung out with the very sociable, very drunk, Pittsburgh RB crew.
JoeMcPhee (465) Toronto, ON, Ontario | July 26, 2010| Updated December 26, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like a dive from the outside, but itís actually pretty nice once you head through the doors. Dark with high ceilings and a crazy old mechanical contraption driving the ceiling fans out front. A great selection of stuff that we donít see in New York and prices that we definitely donít ever see in New York. A long row of bottled beer in coolers behind the bar that are priced incredibly well (8 bucks for Orval in a bar!). The bartender knew his stuff and could offer suggestions pretty readily based on what you told him you liked. Also deserves props for being the place that inspired the creation of Souther Tier Farmerís Cream - a 50-50 mix of Creme Brulee and Farmerís Tan that renders the undrinkable merely mediocre.
JohnnyJ (96) San Diego, California | June 25, 2010| Updated December 26, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
I really like the atmosphere, darker bar feel, tons of taps. The selection is very good, but the prices are moderately expensive and the service is decent. One complaint was that the bottle list was not up to date and many bottle they did not have.
MrChopin (100) Baltimore, Maryland | March 24, 2010| Updated November 7, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Dimly lit, small but lengthy corner bar that gets pretty crowded with college party crowds on weekends, definitely the dive-feel to it. Expect shouting and darts matches. Probably the most consistent and well-rounded tap list in the city. Specialties from Founders Slappy Sappy and SH IRS to Nugget Nectar and Hopslam. Additionally, nice bottle selection including tough Pgh finds like HotD. Had food once, pretty standard grease, though decent enough. Prices are tolerable for South Side. This is where you should drink when in the South Side, so do Fatheads for a sandwich and then get drunk here, then hit Library to sober up, or just stay at Piperís all night. I have had several problems with rude service, possibly my own drunk ass fault, but quite douchey and know-it-all even though they know jack shit.
Reed415 (3) Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania | March 19, 2010| Updated November 7, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great Selection of drafts. Good Food. I make sure to stop here everytime I travel to the South Side. Definitely Recommend.
Acetobacter (46) Pennsylvania | November 2, 2009| Updated November 7, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I have been here several times, but have never taken the chance to give it a rating. Easily the best part of this bar is the tremendous selection of beer. They have around 60 beers on tap, nearly all of which are craft items. Additionally, there are at least 150+ other beers in bottles in a series of large glass coolers that face patrons sitting at the bar. In the end, it is not difficult to find something totally new to try, or to revisit an old classic. More recently, they have begun carrying beers from breweries previously unavailable in western PA; specifically, Avery, Pizza Port/Lost Abbey, and Hair of the Dog. The only downside to the selection is the at times prohibitively high pricing. I once paid $30 for a Lost Abbey 750ml. While this isnít the norm, it is to pay between $5 and $8 for a beer. I havenít had the food, but have been with others that have ordered things. It is your standard pub fare, with most of the items being deep fried...not necessarily a bad thing. The atmosphere is more old-school barlike, dark, loud, and often crowded. The barmen are generally nice, quick to wait on you, and happy to make a suggestion. Overall, definitely worth visiting, if youíre in the area.
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