Sharp Edge Beer Emporium | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Sharp Edge Beer Emporium
Excellent based on 58 ratings
Type: Bar

302 S. St. Clair St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States 15206 [ print map ]
412 661 3537

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Hours: M-Th 11am-12am, F-Sa 11am-1am, Su Noon-10pm


Mayor: ttutony (3) | Taps: 50 | Bottles: 200+


Sharp Edge Beer Emporium

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Beer Available At Sharp Edge Beer Emporium (arranged by most recent)
Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine 100, DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus! 94, Brooklyn Dry Stout 75, La Chouffe 98, Clown Shoes Galactica IPA 97, East End Big Hop IPA 90, Ommegang Hennepin 97
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58 reviews for Sharp Edge Beer Emporium
 Ambiance  70%
 Service  72%
 Selection  88%
 Food  73%
 Value  60%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  92%
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90
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
valgalder  (14) Buffalo, New York | April 22, 2011
The first time I went here I was truly overwhelmed. Belgians are my favorites and their tap selections are unreal. Ambiance of the places leave some to be desired, but it didnít bother me too much because I was there for the drinks! All proper glassware served, super knowledgeable, friendly and honest staff. Bottle selection is also rediculous, but nowadays, Iím able to find much of those locally, as it can be pricey there. If youíre a Belgian fanatic like me, itís a must to stop here.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
jessilea  (12) edinboro, Pennsylvania | February 26, 2011
The food is very good, but pricey for a "bar" the selection of international beer is unbelievable, but has a more limited selection of microbrews.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
ttutony  (15) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | December 13, 2010
Pretty good selection, especially for Belgians. Really enjoyed the food the times Iíve visited. Service was average, but it could have just been an exceptionally busy night, Iím not sure. Either way, I liked the place.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
bth122  (18) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | September 16, 2010
Plain and simple the king of the belgium beers in Pittsburgh. Good food also. I like the Buffalo burgers and the sweet potato fries. I have been here many times. Just a bit pricey. They do also have a good selection of American microbrews on tap.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686  (146) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | May 18, 2010
Ambiance is very nice and mellow, a bit dark inside, but inviting. Service is pretty fast and also the bar tenders and waitresses have a good amount of knowledge on beer. Selection is on par with other good beer bars in Pittsburgh in general, but if you like Belgians, the selections is awesome. Food is good, quality, better than bar food but not really upscale. Value points are decreased because the food is a bit pricey as well as the taps, unless you go at happy hour in which they have half off belgians. Overall a decent place to go, especially for belgians, but be prepared to spend.
62
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 13/20
MikeF  (204) Cleveland, Ohio | November 14, 2009
Good selection, not extraordinary. Prices are too high. Service is average. The food is pretty good, mostly burgers.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 13/20
Acetobacter  (46) Pennsylvania | November 8, 2009
I have gone to the original Sharp Edge many times, and figured it was time to throw a rating out there. The place is slightly hard to find, if it is your first time going there, or if you are unfamiliar with Pittsburgh. Once inside, youíll find the atomosphere to be complimentary to enjoying food and drink. It is slightly dark inside, but warm, cozy, and slightly European in its feel. The tap selection rotates, and tends to feature European classics, hard-to-find beers in draft form, and good craft stuff. Their bottle selection numbers in the hundreds, and is more extensive than anything Iíve seen in this area. However, there are two major drawbacks to this: 1. The bottle selection tends not to change. The menu has been the same for at least five years. 2. Beers, whether on tap or via bottle, are prohibitively expensive. Iíve paid nearly twice the going rate for stuff there compared to other places in the area. Iím happy to pay a premium for hard-to-find, old, or stuff requiring intensive brewing practices, but not for something I can get on tap down the street. The food is good, but not life-changing. One really good time to go is during happy hour, when all Belgian drafts are 1/2 price and food is discounted. Overall, worth visiting, but be prepared to get off of your wallet.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
branspra  (17) Arlington, Virginia | August 14, 2009
Excellent place with a massive selection of beers from around the world, and as expected, a concentration on Belgium beers. Food is very good and overall the entire place is a value as you can eat and drink with a group of friends for less than $100. Amazing, and one of the many reasons to love Pittsburgh. Highly recommend this place although there isnít much to do after visiting so be prepared to take a taxi somewhere else in the city.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau  (301) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | May 29, 2009
This place had a bit of peculiar atmosphere that I wasnít entirely enamored with. But, it seemed very Pittsburgh. I think the weirdest thing was that they had MANY Belgian beers that Iíd never heard of, but that upon further inspection learned werenít all that exciting. The prices were a bit high and the staff was a little curt. Iíd come back here, for sure, because they had a great selection and lots of local stuff.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Spinshag  (12) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | February 12, 2009
I love this place so much, that I now buy kegs from their suppliers. It is dangerous to go here without a DD since the great Belgians on tap are high ABV. That is a warning to those who want to frequent this place. The wait staff is nice for the most part... go during happy hour from 4:30 to 6:30pm M-F for 1/2 off. And try the European Beer Festival during the end of June each year. It is worth it!

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