Stopped here after my engagement party last summer. Pretty standard chain bar atmosphere but pleasant enough. Staff was friendly and some of them seemed knowledgeable. Selection is enormous but youíd be hard pressed to find anything terribly exciting. Prices seemed about right. Didnít try the food. I enjoyed the place since it was pretty empty seeing as the Pirates were off that weekend. Might be a little nuts on a game day.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is a brand new bar (part of a chain) in Pittsburgh. Itís got a great location - right across from PNC Park. It definitely has the best selection of any of the North Side bars. Of course, itís location means that it will be absolutely packed during games. As eluded to before, service can be busy, and if youíre not at the bar itself, you have to go up to order your drinks. Itís a very large space - long bar and then a long bar behind that - plus tables. Tons of TVs (although I was thinking when I was looking at them that they were fairly small for a sports bar and why didnít they splurge for a couple of really big ones and less total than just a lot of medium sized TVs?). No food, but you can bring stuff in or order pizza or whatever. And then, a very extensive beer list arranged by style (and with an index!). Nothing too crazy that you canít get elsewhere in the city, just plenty to choose from. This will probably be my top choice to enjoy a game and a beer on the North Side.
AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice open party feel inside with lots of seating and standing room right across from PNC Park. Service was lacking even thoguh it was budsy, was slow and got a few of the wrong beers. Selection is pretty solid, nothin super rare, but huge selection. Prices was pretty reasaonable given the selection and location. Overall the best place in the North Shore to drink Craft beer.