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LinusStick (50) Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | January 25, 2007| Updated March 7, 2007
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Good selection with prices that are labeled. Only checked out the beer cave so I canít comment on the food. The beer cave is an appropriate term. They do have a very organized selection with a some good Belgians. I went there specifically for Westyís (I saw on previous posts that they had them) but they havenít had any for a while from what the guy stocking said. There are better bottle shops out there.
EithCubes (233) New Jersey | September 29, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
As for the food side, way too popular (i.e., crowded) for me to patronize frequently, though that usually means theyíre doing something right. Gotta change the buns, though, maybe move to double-walled models, as no hot dog or sausage-based food should ever collapse and plunge through a soggy bottom within seconds of service. Nobodyís coming here for value, either.
The attached room-temp beer cave is really nice, though, very pleased with a large and broad selection that even had some semi-rares in addition to the locals. Prices are typical for urban PA -- too high, for sure, but a little easier to stomach if considered a premium for single bottles. For that very reason, Iíd probably hold my nose and visit semi-regularly if I lived in Pitt, given the dearth of similar options.
BMMillsy (82) Florida | May 31, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 13/20
Stopped in to meet a trade partner, suggested by him. Really cool place with unique dogs and other food fare and a solid selection of beer on tap and in bottles. Good was good, got the Mac n cheese dog and service was friendly and helpful. Bottle area was solid but prices were a bit out of control. $40 for a small bottle of Older Viscosity? $13.50 for a single of Wulver? Give me a break. Was able to leave with Rodenbach Charactee Rogue so that was nice, but it wasnít cheap. Worth a stop in and since the prices are all over the place, some bottles arenít outrageous.
tapthis (78) Baytown, Texas | October 25, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
It has a great selection of beer and good food. The only draw backs is parking can be hard to come by and when busy service can be a tad slow
artmcd8 (87) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | January 1, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
The bottles are tucked in the back of this place. No real "service" per se since everyone is working in the front. Decent selection though.
DiarmaidBHK (736) Pennsylvania | October 31, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
For a PA bottle shop, itís not bad. The place has two entrances: one that looks like a cozy pub, the other that looks like a diner. The bottle shop is in the back with a walk in fridge. Prices are kind of high til you realize they discount a dollar if you buy your own pick six. Selection is strong on PA and domestic craft, less so on Belgian or other Europeanís. (itís about as strong as you can get without stocking anything imported by Shelton Brothers.) so from a local perspective this selection is quite good, but I donít think of it as a destination place.
Kollie (12) , | March 25, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
One of the first and few places in the Burgh to mix and match awesome selection of beers. Always crowded. Good dogs.
JoePeesie (68) Long Lake, Illinois | August 29, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Itís a greasy spoon type of joint where you can get any kind of dog your in the mood for. Very family friendly, totally causal environment, oh yeah and I think they had about 400 bottles to choose from. When I was there you could even find Gratitude (at a fair premium) so I would say if your in their neck of the nape its worth a pop in!
jessilea (12) edinboro, Pennsylvania | February 26, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
The food is good for what there is, their french fries are really the highlight of the food menu. The selection in the sixpack shop is pretty good, but expensive. I really feel that this place was better when it was more of a lunch counter with stools and a wall of coolers for the beer. Now its a sit down restaurant with a walk in cooler with a small amount of choices and a separate room with everything else at room temp. both of which you have to walk through the restaurant to get to.Not as convenient, fun, or well priced as it used to be.
ttutony (15) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | December 13, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
The beer cave is awesome. Great selection, and reasonable prices all around. Friend ordered some food which I sampled and enjoyed as well. Would definitely come back.
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.
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