United States > Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh
roomtempbeer (9) Franklin, Pennsylvania | June 22, 2005
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
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 (theyíve 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 - Iíve 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. Iíve ordered the artichoke dip appetizer, only to send it back only because it wasnít to my liking. A manager inquired about the item, apologized, and didnít charge for the item. The restaurant is obviously very interested in customer service and continually improving business. Iíve 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
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 20/20
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.
huffdini (1) Mars, Pennsylvania | December 16, 2006
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
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.
BT (6) Westchester, Illinois | February 4, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
I havenít been been here in a few years, but the last time I was there it was awesome. I love it.
TheEnemy (44) Chicago, | September 7, 2005
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
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 Sharpís erstwhile characteristic dark dungeon-like atmosphere. The best place ever for a brooding loner beer nerd to enjoy his hobby in peace.
illinismitty (279) Nashville, Tennessee | March 22, 2007| Updated March 23, 2007
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
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.
boto (60) Granby, Connecticut | April 20, 2005
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
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.
cratez (234) Toronto, Ontario | April 16, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
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 grandparentsí 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, werenít 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
Brewman63 (39) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | November 21, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I realized that I havenít updated my review for a few years and a lot has changed since then. They continue to excell at providing the best selection of beers on tap anywhere in the area (particularly Belgiums) but the biggest improvement the past few years has been the food. It has gone to second-rate to first-class. Everything from pizzas to appetizers to sandwiches to entrees to desserts are now fantastic. I have been here on many occasions over the past couple of years and since theyíve changed their menu I canít think of one thing Iíve had to eat that has dissapointed me. Gret beer, great food, great atmosphere. What else can you ask for?
Fatumsch (15) | July 21, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
If you love beer youíve 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.
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