LilBeerDoctor (319) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 6, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
This is a solid craft beer bar in the Strip District. No reviews yet? I’m surprised. This place is always packed on Sunday mornings, like the rest of the Strip. It was less busy on a Friday night, but started to fill up as it got late. They had 12 taps, with solid offerings - 2 Shiners, Lavery, Thirsty Dog, Terrapin, Rogue, Sierra Nevada. They have a lot of bottled offerings, pretty standard for the area, although I noticed a couple of special bottles such as Ommegang 15th Anniversary, Brux, Black Ops, and Nebraska Hop God. The food was better than average pub food. Their specialty is wings and they have quite a selection of different wing sauces (I didn’t get the wings, but I did get chicken fingers with one of the sauces, which was quite good). On Friday night they have trivia, and there are other events throughout the week as well. Pricing was fairly standard, about $5/pint. Overall, this place was a surprise. I knew they offered craft beer, but their selection was a lot better than I expected. Not as extensive as the top beer bars (Fat Heads, Smokin Joes, Sharp Edge) but well rounded. I’ll be stopping by more frequently now that I know!