This is one of the best places to go in Pittsburgh. Only a few other places with selection and quality of the edge. Food is average but the cheesecake is awesome. If you like Belgians then this is a must stop along with the one downtown (bigger selection)
Iíve been meaning to get here and today I did. It has more of a "cozy house" feel to it, I like it much better then itís sister restaurant. Our service was great, excellent, friendly and knowledgble waitress. Selection is the same of course from what U saw on the menu, and I havenít been to the emporium in a month, so I am assuming the menu is the same, except maybe for taps again I donít know for sure. Either way if your looking for belgianís or just a huge selection, The Sharp Edge has it.
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.
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.
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.
Service was slow but very helpful. Beerlist was out of date but the waitress suggested several good replacements for things I requested that they were out of. Had the duck sausage and brie sandwich--not fantastic, but it takes a pretty bad sausage to repulse me. Their other stuff looked good too. Good beer selection with mostly Belgians. Taster racks are a generous 6 oounces per serving.
If you want Belgian beers or the odd ball tap this looks to be your place. The staff appears to be beer knowledgeable and the food was good. Recommended if on the Pittsburgh west side. Off of RT 60, south of the I-79 ramp (2miles), across the Thornburg Bridge in in Crafton, PA