Bites and Brews | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Bites and Brews
Above Average based on 12 ratings
Type: Bar

5744 Ellsworth Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States 15232 [ print map ]
412 361 4425



Hours: Tue-Sun, 4:00pm - 2:00am, Monday closed


Taps: 30 | Bottles: 30


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12 reviews for Bites and Brews
 Ambiance  53%
 Service  62%
 Selection  63%
 Food  64%
 Value  56%
 Overall  61%
 Rating  65%
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60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
LilBeerDoctor  (345) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | December 15, 2013
A pizzeria/bar in Shadyside. It was rather dead when we stopped by on a Monday night, although a few patrons trickled in. Although the hours are listed until 2am, I canít believe that it would be financially feasible to keep the place open so late based on the traffic I observed (maybe it is only hopping on the weekends, based on other reviews). The beer list was not impressive, certainly in comparison to the top Pittsburgh bars. They had Victory, Ommegang, Sam Adams, Penn, Philadelphia Brewing, etc. Mostly regional offerings. I didnít order any food, but I donít think I was missing out. The menu is mostly pizzas and some other pub fare. Overall, this place sounds better than it actually is with the "30 taps" translating to maybe 2 or 3 interesting beers. The lackluster ambiance left much to be desired. It wasnít terrible, and they do have decent craft beer offerings, but still I doubt Iíll be back.
60
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686  (146) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | April 22, 2013
Ambiance was dark and somewhat confusing. Servce was ok, hard to be great with how busy it was. Selection was decent but not what I expected. Beers were reasonably priced. Overall go across the street to Harris Grill.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80  (190) Washington DC | September 14, 2011
Nice little place in Shadyside. I had a few new beers and we had a pizza that wasnít very good. Pretty normal place lots of TVs and space.
62
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 10/20
cheap  (164) Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania | May 13, 2011
OK, so Iíve been here before and fought the traffic just to find out it was closed. Today was also a parking bummer. Lots of people enjoyng themselves all over this street but I could not find a parking space. Had to park 4 blocks away. Once inside not a bad place. Small campy and fast fried foody. Eye candy as well. Pretty crowded. I did find a beer or two that I never tasted after 2.5K and I was happy bout that. Well, I guess it was all worth it. I really dislike pgh traffic, sometimes I wonder why I even bother.
44
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 10/20
nike  (48) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | April 25, 2011
I wasnít impressed with this place. The concept is great food and great micros. Well, they have great food, with your usual suspects of beers (Miller Lite, Coors Light, and Michelob Ultra) and an average list of imports and micros. Again, the usual suspects. I guess the local crowd dictates the selection of beers, but this concept should be listed a great beer bar (it isnít).
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
ttutony  (15) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | December 13, 2010
Great selection. Service was excellent, very attentive and fast. Didnít get a chance to try the food but the table next to us had some pizza that looked and smelled pretty good. Would come back for sure.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Acetobacter  (46) Pennsylvania | November 11, 2009
Visited several times, both as a college kid and as a real person. The ambiance of the place is an attempt to be trendy. It is dimly lit, with red walls and lighting that accents the off-centered colors. The tap selection is usually pretty good. It has a decent melange of basic beers (Miller Lite), basic craft brews (i.e, Brooklyn Brown Ale or Magic Hat), and some harder-to-find and seasonal stuff. The taps rotate fairly often, which allows them to almost always have something that is new and original. They also have a good year-round group of taps, consisting of classic standards, such as Hoegaarden and Old Speckled Hen. The food is simple, but good, with a special nod to their pizza, which is homemade, customizable, and good in any incarnation. Prices can be a bit higher for the beers, but they are not out-of-control. The only downfall to the place is the service, which is almost always sub-par in the extreme. Still, it is definitely a good place for a late night drink and snack, or for a casual dinner.
42
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 9/20
Foam  (13) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 14, 2008
so so selection of taps ... food offerings seem to be tasty but ... too many loud obnoxious college-age brats and frat boy types lurking about the place everytime iíve gone in there ... annoying ...
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
hiddenvariable  (9) pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | January 4, 2008
not a bad place. decent pizza and subs, nice friendly service, and a whole lot of not-that-much on tap. nothing hard-to-find, but still better than average.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
zebracakes  (17) Washington DC | October 30, 2007
Decent place for Shadyside: not too crowded usually and doesnít seem as hip and happeniní as other places despite the name and location. The beer selection is ok.

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