United States > Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | August 4, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Reading the reviews, I had not known what to expect. This place has to be seen to be belived. The kind of concept bar I expect to see in Brooklyn, but youíre not in brooklyn. The crowd consists of suburban Pittsburgh folks: not the hipster type, quite the opposite actually. I donít know that Iíd spend an evening here, maybe with a bunch of friends, but not alone. Basically, there are 3 rooms. You enter into a bar area, pretty typical. Adjacent is the restaurant side and when I say restaurant, I really mean a hot dog joint. Iím almost sad I have not tried one yet I generally hate hot dogs. On top of the hot dog bar thrones a cheap white board on which some 20 or so beers are offered on draught. Pretty good selection actually. Expect the likes of Stone, Troegs, Victory and the likes on tap. And in the back of the bar area is the beer cave where you can pick up bottles to go. I doubt there are 800 of them, but it remains the largest (though not the best) selection of singles Iíve seen in PA (I have a lot more to see). Youíll find stuff from California, Michigan, Ohio, PA. Solid selection, though not packed with rarities. Prices remain a bit expensive, but I guess thatís the PA way, at least you remove 1$ of the singles prices for takeout bottles. Even if I was not overly impressed, I can still imagine that this is the best selection within a few hours of driving.
JohnnyJ (100) San Diego, California | June 25, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice place, typical bar feel, not to dirty or to clean though, which I like. Nice selection; carry-out bottle which I appreciate. Pricing is average. I didnt eat or deal much with the bartenders, but the selection is excellent. I would recommend checking this place out.
Beerman6686 (146) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | May 18, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Ambiance is two fold, on one side is a cozy bars with the taps, and the other is a small family restaurant. Serivice is good but nothing to write home about. Staff could be a bit more knowledgable. Selections is great in the sense that they might have things that other Pittsburgh places wonít especially belgian bottles, but unfortunately, there shelfs are half empty sometimes. Food is decent quality for very reasonalbe prices. Value is average for the beer, great for the food. Overall a good place to eat and have a few beers, but a bit pricey to take bottles out.
Homebrewerguy (19) Oil City, Pennsylvania | February 1, 2010| Updated February 22, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve been there twice and was never disappointed with their selection and pricing. They have over 800 beer brands/styles for sale and can be purchased singly or in a 6 pack as well as bombers of some types. The food is decent but not a great selection. I try to get to Dís whenever Iím in Da Burg.
Acetobacter (46) Pennsylvania | November 8, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve been to Dís many many times with family and friends, and have yet to be disappointed. The place sits on a main road that runs through the city of Pittsburgh itself, and one of the areaís inner-ring urban-esque suburbs. Dís is bisected into a small sit-down restaurant and a more bar-like area. One can drink, order, and eat food from either side. In the back is the notorius "beer cave," where this is a very extensive selection of Belgian, English, German, and American craft beers. The prices of these selections are generally among the best in the area, and an additional dollar is taken off of each one if they are carried out. There is also a cold part of the "beer cave" where individual bottles can be purchased for enjoyment there. Again, the selection and prices are good for all but the most snobby of beer snobs. The staff is friendly and helpful, especially given that the restaurant and bar are usually quite busy. It is a place that all ages of people can be seen, and the restaurant area is find for young children. The food is simple but well prepared. Their hot dogs are famous and come in a variety of presentations. The pizza is a personal favorite. Sandwiches are also available, all at a good price. Overall, a very good place to go for dinner, drinks, or to score some rare booze.
yinzerbeernut (15) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | September 25, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Dís for me is all about two things. One, the Beer Cave! and Two, the deep fried hot dog! They have an enormous selection of bottled beer and rotating beer on tap. Make sure to get a ísixerí to go and grab a dog while you ponder your selection of soon to be dead soldiers. You can find some real values if you look hard enough.
padgemw (11) | July 24, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
One of my top 3 favorites in Pittsburgh. The plus side 1. huge selection and while some of the bottles may be pricey, understand that these bottles are just pricey regardless of where you buy them. Shop around and you wonít find them much cheaper. 2. Friendly staff and if youíre sitting at the bar, very knowledgable as well - Iím not saying the floor staff is not, only that I typically sit at the bar. 3. Cool neighborhood vibe. The place is usually crowded but very friendly and coming from a good cross section of people.
And the food? Well it is a hot dog shop, but that said, the dogs are good stuff.
Fatumsch (15) | July 21, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great place if you want to get beers to go. Iíve found some hard to find ones here.
MrBunn (88) The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania | June 20, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped in today to get some grub and check the place out. It was a decent enough place to grab a hot dog and they had a pretty impressive tap list, so that was good. Service was OK, but not great (but hey, they were pretty busy). Food was OK as well...
The beer "shop" area for carry out sales is a vintage PA beer rules mess. Stuff isnít clearly marked and it is all through itself in a big snarl. Still, they have a pretty impressive selection. Prices (predictably) are very high... $3-4 per 12 oz bottle for most stuff, but you get a bit of a discount for carryout. If youíre in the area and have cash burning a hole in your pocket, Iím sure this place can help you out of your predicament.
WVHouseofBeer (55) Tallahassee, Florida | June 15, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This was a vibrant place that doesnít look too big from the outside but is actually decently sized. It was packed full at the time I was there. Excellent selection of beers with a lot of rare ones, and they were for the most part reasonably priced. I didnít buy any food but it looked pretty good. The employees were friendly and knew quite a lot about beer. Definitely a place that I will be coming back to.
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