Best place that I know of. The atmosphere is very nice, especially upstairs, the designated "non-smoking" section. The service is just incredible. Several waiters/ waitresses are very knowledgable (they’ve tried everything), and very helpful on the beer selection. The beer selection is always growing. A chalkboard behind the bar on the 1st floor lists new beer arrivals, and "coming soon" beer arrivals. The food is also excellent. My extended family enjoys dining here, even without ordering beer. I believe that there is a "patio" outside during the warmer months - I’ve eaten lunch out there. A good burger is my thing, and this place has excellent burgers, and the entres are also very good. They also offer unusual and unique menue items. A Chimay cheese plate was available at one time and I tried it - a very good, stinky cheese. I’ve ordered the artichoke dip appetizer, only to send it back only because it wasn’t to my liking. A manager inquired about the item, apologized, and didn’t charge for the item. The restaurant is obviously very interested in customer service and continually improving business. I’ve emailed Jeffrey of the Sharp Edge, who has been very helpful, and arranged to buy cases of beer through him. I just can not say enough about this place. The Sharp Edge is one of a kind.
roder60 (41) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | May 6, 2008| Updated August 16, 2008
Awesome place. Went here a few nights before my wedding with my groomsmen and my friend in from Denmark and had an absolute blast. Sat out on the deck which is real nice and just enjoyed the great beer and great company. Every beer is served in its matching glass and can be purchased to take home. Especially tons of Belgian ales, some I had never heard of. Food is real good and service knowledgeable. top notch place.
This place is right at the entrance to the business park I work in and while I should be off at 3PM I often find myself putting in extra time just to hit their Happy Hour. (1/2 off all belgian taps) What really sets this place apart is the bar staff. Their knowledge of the product is 2nd to none. The drafts are always poured perfectly into the proper glassware.
This is my favorite watering hole of all time. If I had one wish it would be that this place and the East Liberty flagship location could trade spots. I like the ambience here much better, whereas I like the neighborhood of the flagship location better; not to mention its more convenient central location. The tap and bottle selection are basically a carbon copy of the flagship, which is to say, legendary and among the best in the country. Whereas the flagship location is now nice and open and spacey and bright and airy and people are smiley and bubbly and happy, this place retains the Sharp’s erstwhile characteristic dark dungeon-like atmosphere. The best place ever for a brooding loner beer nerd to enjoy his hobby in peace.
This is an old house converted to a restaurant bar. The place is clean, and has a nice local feel. I stopped in on a Wednesday night. All Belgian drafts and domestic bottles were a $1 off. I hung out in the "pub area." A few locals were nice enough to notice I was alone and invited me to drink with them. In fact, one was nice enough to buy me a beer. The tap selection is very nice, mostly Belgian, but with a few rotating regionals all of which were served in a proper glass. Bottles are nicely displayed in coolers that are clearly visible from the bar. Fellow RB member Mtoast is the manager, and he seems to locate rare beers on occasion. He was getting ready to release some Stone Vertical Epic 03 for sale! Too bad I missed that. But he was nice enough to take a break and talk about beer. I did not eat. I liked this location better than the Sharp Edge beer Emporium. It is not as loud and is more intimate. This is my type of place to drink beer when I am on the road. The only thing keeping me from giving this place a 20 is that the bar area allows smoking. However, it was not bad enough to distract from my enjoyment of the beer. I highly recommend this place.
This is a must stop in the Pittsburgh area. They have a huge selections of Belgians both on tap and in bottles. They also have a wide selection of micros on tap and in bottles, as well as British and Germans. The food is also excellent. I had a Belgian Burger, which was a mix of ground beef and lamb. My friend had the Buffalo Meatloaf, which is the house specialty. Both were as good as the beers.
When I visited: Late summer 2012.
What I had: Duck-Rabbit Amber Ale (draught), Flying Dog El Dorado Single Hop IIPA (bottle), Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout (bottle), Jerk BBQ and Mild Wings, Double Dipper, Fish Eye Pinot Grigio for the wife.
What I liked: unique atmosphere, like going to your grandparents’ house, private and comfortable booths, chalkboard tap list can be seen from almost anywhere in the bar, nice crowd, robust beer menu with many Belgians that I had never seen before, tasty pub grub, waitress was very capable in describing the beers on offer, was great to try Duck-Rabbit after hearing so much about them in Beer Advocate.
What I disliked: American taps, while good, weren’t as exciting as expected and the prices are a tad high. Still a first-rate beer bar though.
Would I go back? Without question.
Overall Rating: 90
If you love beer you’ve got to make to one of the Sharp Edge establishment. Many unique beers on tap or in bottle. The Creekhouse house has more of a unique ambience than the other three so I like it the best.
jessilea (12) edinboro, Pennsylvania | February 26, 2011| Updated March 18, 2011
excellent beer selection for internationals, fewer microbrews. Very good food. Can be a very pricey evening out, but usually well worth it. I really enjoy the ambiance of the creekhouse too, very nice building.