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80 /100 294 CURRY HOLLOW RD
“Duffy's is a fantastic "warehouse" of beer (for lack of a better term). They sell everything from singles to full-on cases, and of course you can make your own six-packs with their healthy selection of those aforementioned singles. They carry the proper standards available everywhere, along with a bevy of international products and microbrews made around the U.S. (though I'd say most are from the local PA and OH region). Easily one of the biggest beer stores I've entered. Moreover, they sell snacks (candy and chips), brewing equipment and ingredients, and assorted party supplies. If you're looking for something, you'll probably find it here (or a reasonable facsimile).“
jwil 29 days ago
86 /100 1805 EAST CARSON ST.
“Nice bar in the Southside of Pittsburgh. Nicely crowded on my visit on a Friday evening. Good level of service, very good availability of beers (I counted 39 taps), among which about 10 from Fat Head's. They also do flights. Wifi available, with password to ask. Prices were OK. Overall, a very nice place.“
rumore 239 days ago
72 /100 139 7TH ST
“Very nice place downtown, with a real brick oven for pizza, and a big wall with 30 taps, from different breweries, some very prestigious like Cigar City Brewing. Unfortunately, while the place excels in selection lacks in service, as beers are served chilled and with no foam allowed (lots of CO2 left in your beer). Additionally - other big minus - they have no wifi! Food, instead, was great, and appropriately priced. Overall, very interesting, but too bad for the bad service.“
rumore 240 days ago
68 /100 144 SIXTH ST
“Fairly large cocktail bar downtown. Not specialized on craft beers, but with 15 taps, out of which 10 are craft. In some cases, even high quality, like Founder's Breakfast Stout, although they don't look like they know what they're serving. Service is pretty much in a hurry with one person handling all the bar. Price of my beer was fine. Overall, OK, but not memorable. Would not stop here in a craft beer tour.“
rumore 240 days ago
70 /100 245 7TH ST
“Small bar downtown, pretty dark inside. It gets noisy easily, because of limited space, I guess. They have 8-9 beers on tap, all craft. Only one size. My chicken katsu burger was very good. They have a full sushi bar. Prices were OK. No wifi provided, but you can use the one from a nearby place. Overall, OK, but not for craft beer tours.“
rumore 240 days ago
76 /100 942 PENN AVE
“I visited only the ground floor, which is a meatballs restaurant. Ambiance is OK, quite nice. Waiters are kind and explain the menu, however I didn't understand that the sides were paid extra ($7 for french fries?). Selection of draft beer is quite wide, with 32 available. I only tried one, unfortunately. The meatballs were not that great, although bread and the sauce were nice. Overall, I liked it.“
rumore 241 days ago
“In the airport this is a nice place to sample some real hometown pittsburgh brews. Decent friendly place but of course the prices are just a tad high. In addition to their standard brews they had a few good unique brews there. I had their schwartz and a hazy IPA, both solid brews. $7 for a draft. Near gate six. Wasn't too crowded on a monday afternoon. Pleasant find.“
cheap 272 days ago
52 /100 2 PPG PLACE
“We came here on labor day 2.9.2019. Seems they have 10 more locations all over the US. A kind of Yard house concept a bit smaller. 90 beers on tap. Ok selection, beer quality was mediocre. Service not very attentive and food also mediocre at the best. There are for sure better places in Pittsburgh downtown.“
Schlenkerla 297 days ago
60 /100 110 ANDREW DR
“Showed up for craft beer and import happy hour and was told Budweiser, Coors and Miller Lite are the happy hour beers. The service was slow and the food was ok. I did get a nice session ale I never had before so it wasn't a total bust.“
Aggiebob 325 days ago
78 /100
Park Bruges (Restaurant)
“Visited on a Sunday around 12:30 for brunch. The place is in a pretty nice suburb of Pittsburgh. They have a couple table out front and plenty of tables inside. Great brunch menu with a deal for an entrée, side, and drink for $25. Stuck with a Bloody Mary as part of the deal, mostly because the draft beer prices were exorbitant. Nothing on draft for under $6, which wouldn't be a problem if the right beers were on draft. The food was all great. I had a share of their standard poutine, crab cakes benedict, and sausage. Everybody I was with raved about their food as well. I would say definitely visit for brunch, but be prepared to skip beer unless you are willing to spend in the $6-25 range for anything. They do have lots of Belgian stuff, but nothing that's mindblowing.“
JStax 410 days ago
78 /100
Liberty Beer (Beer Store)
“Visited in the evening on a Saturday. They have a small parking lot, which seemed sufficient. Inside I was pretty impressed by the selection they offer. They have 4/6 packs on shelves, but you can easily break them down to build your own 6 pack, or buy them individually. Admittedly the prices of doing this are pretty high. I bought 5 cans and it came to $23. Some of the cans were well over $5 each, when their original packaging would have made them more in the $2-3 range per can. Living in a state with more normal beer laws gives the opportunity to pay much less for beer, so I'm thankful for that. The people working the counter were friendly, but kept to themselves while we shopped. If you are in the area, this is definitely a place to check out. They have a lot of great beer here.“
JStax 410 days ago
“Visited this place many times. Huge parking lot as part of a large shopping district just outside of Pittsburgh. More on the high end side. The beer selection is located on the right side of the front of the building. Pretty solid selection in six pack and in the build your own selection, but the best part of this place is the draft beer. They do growler fills here, and especially if you come at happy hour, the prices on those cannot be beat. If you are buying packaged beer, there is a limit on how much you can purchase per transaction. There is a sign that shows the limit. Their POS system won't let them go over it, so you cannot even make the purchase if you have too much. Other than that, the store is very much like the other better Giant Eagles, so pretty great as a grocery store.“
JStax 410 days ago
“This is my idea of what a local taproom should be. The place is tiny, but accommodating. All the folks working there, as well as the customers, were down to earth and friendly. The beers ranged from average to interesting. I was particularly enamored by the never ending arrival of customers who stopped by after giving their dogs the chance to romp in a local dog park. The place resembled nothing less than an all afternoon happy hour in a kennel. Thoroughly enjoyable couple of visits. I’m disappointed to see that ABC hasn’t attracted much attention on RB from locals.“
Strebs 424 days ago
84 /100 3711 CHARLOTTE ST
“Super packed on a Saturday afternoon but staff was efficient and we got beers quickly. Lucky to find a table. Beers were good. A food truck was outside.“
drfabulous 483 days ago
86 /100 3705 BUTLER ST
“Only tried two beers here on a Saturday because the place was so packed and we couldn't get a table. That said, I'd come back in the day during the week if I ever had a chance. The two beers were good and food looked good. Staff was friendly despite being packed.“
drfabulous 483 days ago
74 /100 3711 CHARLOTTE ST
“Visited on a Saturday afternoon. This place is one street off of Butler, which has a ton of stuff going on. The seclusion is kind of nice though. You get away from the bustle a bit. Inside there a lots of tables, a long bar, some couches, and seating around most of the walls. Interesting and relaxed vibe here despite how busy they were. We found some seats, but they were in high demand at around 3pm. Food trucks are the norm here, and you chan check their website for the schedule. During this visit there was a guy making great smelling and looking pizzas. Beer here was more middle of the road, but the fruited sour they had on was great. They also had a kolsch, but I think it could use some work. This is a fun place to hang out and talk with people. I would recommend checking it out if you are going to any of the other places on/near Butler.“
JStax 512 days ago
72 /100
Bierport (Beer Store)
“Visited on a Saturday afternoon as part of a Butler Street beer crawl. The place has a pretty good and diverse selection with plenty of Pittsburgh locals, as well as imports and other US Craft. I made myself a six pack from beers I couldn't find around home. Prices were on the high side, but I suspect that can be attributed to PA's dumb beer laws, and the specific beers I picked out. Don't hold the prices against them too much. Up until check out, I didn't realize they also had draft beer available. I was already needing to move along, but the list they had on the counter of what was available on draft looked great. Maybe another time.“
JStax 512 days ago
70 /100 3705 BUTLER ST
“Visited on a Saturday afternoon after lunch. Walked here from Ki Ramen, just up the street (highly recommend!). The vibe of this place is more of gastropub, than brewery. If you didn't know they brewed the beer they had on draft, you could easily miss it. The beer they had on my visit was a little more pedestrian in style, but quality was phenomenal. I've had beers from here that were definitely not pedestrian, though. They get creative, and they do it well, but seem to fly under the radar in the Pittsburgh beer scene since they don't focus on hops and doing a can release every few days. I want to come back and check this place out, maybe eat here. Worth a stop, plus it is in a happening part of town for both beer, food, and about anything else.“
JStax 512 days ago
62 /100 925 MAIN STREET
“Visited on a Saturday early afternoon. I believe Schlenkerla visited same day as me, too bad our paths didn't cross. They had just released a can of IPA that was apparently very much anticipated. We drove by on the way to Hitchhiker, which is just a couple blocks away, and there was a line around the block. We couldn't see the end of it. This place is small, so if all those people were inside, that would explain why it was so packed. It was about a 15 minute wait in line to get a beer. I had an imperial stout that was alright. They lean very heavily toward the hop and haze side here. My friends and I had to stand against the wall while we drank our beer, which wasn't a problem, just a comment. This place could really use some more space if they are going to be this busy very often.“
JStax 512 days ago
82 /100 1500 S. CANAL ST
“Visited on one of their regular can release Saturdays. Free parking is available around back of the building, otherwise you have meters all around. Got there a little before they opened and there was a line around 20 people long to get in, but everybody was there to buy cans. I was able to easily get a seat at the bar and order a flight. Inside is more industrial, I think this is where they do the bulk of their brewing and barrel aging. Lots of stainless steel all over the place. The flights here are 3 beers, 8 ounces each for $12. The quality of the beer in my flight was really great. Good diversity of beer on draft, but they do lean toward the hoppy side. My favorite of my visit was a coffee coconut porter. Delicious. Despite them being very busy, service was reasonable. Highly recommend this place.“
JStax 512 days ago
74 /100 5601 BUTLER ST
“We came here on 10.2.2019. Small corner pub with limited parking. Inside it looks a bit worn down. Empty fridge, ugly beer signs and old furniture. Brewery is in the back in a separate room. They do not have their own hop farm, but source a lot of their hops from a local farm in PA. Around 15 beers on tap, really good selection. I had a Brut IPA with raspberries and a triple Berliner Weiße (Cranberry sauce), both were excellent. They should refurbish this place to match the good beer quality with a better ambiance.“
Schlenkerla 518 days ago
74 /100 147 JULIUS STREET
“We came here on 10.2.2019. Nicely decorated pub with good music. Was empty on a Sunday afternoon. Brewery is in a separate room and not visible. Roughly 10 beers on tap, a good mix of different styles. We had an excellent Black IPA. One of the better places in this area.“
Schlenkerla 518 days ago
70 /100 316 NORTH SHORE DR
“We came here on 9.2.2019. Very large place with a merchandising area at the entrance. Was very packed on a Saturday evening. Service was professional and attentive. They have a good selection of Victory and Southern Tier beers. Has a bit of a corporate soul but overall not bad.“
Schlenkerla 518 days ago
70 /100 922 PENN AVENUE
“We came here on 9.2.2019. Located very centrally. Long bar with a decent beer selection focusing on Belgium.“
Schlenkerla 518 days ago
72 /100 4901 BUTLER STREET
“We came here on 9.2.2019. A few miles from Church Brew Works. A very small place, no brewery visible. Food truck available. Around 8 beers on tap. The hazy IPA (Pacific Palm) we had was quite good. Service was very friendly and unique merchandising available. A place Ben should visit.“
Schlenkerla 518 days ago
50 /100 925 MAIN STREET
“We came here 9.2.2019. Small place packed on a Saturday afternoon. Seems to be a very trendy place. Very boring decoration. Brewery in a separate room with limited visibility. Beers were very poor - taste and missing carbonation. No need to come here. Another place Ben should miss.“
Schlenkerla 519 days ago
78 /100 512 BRADDOCK AVE
“We came here on 9.2.2019. Located in Braddock not far from Carnegie’s first steel mill. Nice small brewpub trying to combine the gentlemen (bartender wearing a tie) with the steel mill working class theme. 3 rooms decorated differently from cold to fency. 13 beers on tap. I had 2 single hops: Mosaics, citra), 3 rooms, steel mill feeling, tables too narrow, small brewhouse window, 3D printer, food truck“
Schlenkerla 519 days ago
80 /100 316 NORTH SHORE DR
“Large, modern looking place. Good number of Southern Tier and Victory brews on tap. Good food. Good WiFi. Flights of 5 available. Worth visiting.“
thorongil2 585 days ago
84 /100 900 WESTERN AVE
“This is a bar in the Mexican War Streets/North Side of Pittsburgh that serves beer brewed by War Streets Brewery (this is the primary location their beer is served), as well as local guest taps. They have about 6 War Streets taps and around 9-10 guest taps. The beers are all named after local streets. They are mostly standard styles, all solid offerings. The food is upscale pub food (lamb sausage sandwich is delicious). They also have a Sunday brunch. There is a bar, indoor seating, an outdoor patio, and also several outdoor tables facing Western Ave. A nice location and good beer too, definitely worth a stop.“
LilBeerDoctor 632 days ago
“New cidery in Troy Hill in Pittsburgh (opened in 2017). Very large location, plenty of parking. There is a small outside area. Then you walk upstairs to the main seating area. There is a small bar, small tables, and large communal-style tables. It is kid friendly. No TVs. The ciders are delicious and they have about 6-8 on tap, some regulars and some seasonals. They also have a decent selection of guest taps which are pretty much all local beers. The food menu is upscale gastropub and the food is delicious. They have bread/cheese plates, soups, and the entrees are gourmet pizzas. The food is excellent and worth a trip alone. Definitely worth a stop.“
LilBeerDoctor 632 days ago
84 /100 512 BRADDOCK AVE
“Awesome place. Very cool and slick modern interior. Great parking. Had about 10 beers on tap. 3 bottles to go. Didn't have food but had a food truck right outside. Wonderful to see what they are trying in Braddock. The beer is the reason for going of course and it is awesome.“
douglas88 709 days ago
74 /100 3759 LIBRARY ROAD
“Dedicated parking lot on the corner, place was busy for a Tuesday evening. Open floor plan, big straight bar of the left coming in, far right is brewing equipment with seating. Place was pretty busy and service was above average. Good selection of Mindful taps, some guest taps, and lots of bottles displayed in refrigerated cases. The macaroni and cheese was good, but my burger was pretty dry. Second time the Nashville hot chicken is really good. Pricing was average for the area. One of my favorite places in the Pittsburgh area.“
weihenweizen 711 days ago
66 /100 800 VINIAL ST.
“Parking is on the street and small gravel parking lot on the side. Old style brewpub, old industrial building, copper bar top, you can see the brewing equipment on one side. Service was pretty good. Almost all Penn beers, regular lineup, plus quite a bit of seasonal. $6 a beer, slightly above average pricing. Sounded like there was a trivia night going on downstairs.“
weihenweizen 712 days ago
90 /100 3525 LIBERTY AVENUE
“Awesome venue, great restoration work and planning with this place!! Very impressed by the ambiance … Tap list had typical stuff, nothing too crazy, but they did have a tasty BBL Barleywine …. Food was excellent and the service was prompt … prices were average …. The beer is solid, but nothing over the top …. Parking was on the street and not too bad, place was half full …. If your in Pittsburgh this is a must experience, you will not be disappointed“
italianjohn 732 days ago
80 /100
Liberty Beer (Beer Store)
“On Liberty Ave in Bloomfield (easy to remember!), awesome locally-owned place, like 2.5 years old or so, somewhat recent changes have led to broken sixers and cases for singles (best place in town to build a sixer?). Prices a tad high for me, but for the selection in this area, close to a must-visit; I myself will repeat visit for sure. [2018.07.09: 80]“
ganache 733 days ago
90 /100 147 JULIUS STREET
“Kind of damp-musty inside but a very cool hangout spot, includes a great bench area outside with hops climbing the walls in summer. Getting a restaurant – wish them luck! Place was a little empty for prime time, food will help supply deserved crowds. Good food and service, neighborhood a little isolated. Beer itself is hit or miss but generally seems to be pretty good, great variety and inspiration. Growlers and lots of cans. Future visit could see this bumped into the 90s. [2018.07.07: 84] Gets a significant upgrade with the addition of the Larder, food is varied and superb up and down the menu, vibe is relaxed and family-friendly, beer seems to have improved a notch or two. Something of a destination place in this area, just prepare for parking hijinks. [2019.07.20: 92]“
ganache 733 days ago
88 /100 1805 EAST CARSON ST.
“South side of Pitt. Street and lot parking--like $1/hour or something. Big bar with a bunch of tables around. I think there may have been other rooms too. Taplist about 20 of their own plus another 20 or so including nitros and ciders. Allegedly happy hour prices but I didn't see any difference. Otherwise prices seemed typical. Other raters not joking about the size of sandwiches but that was half the reason we went there--and quality was not sacrificed as they were awesome. Beers are plus plus and so was the food. Why not go here? We will return“
ck1 759 days ago
92 /100 3525 LIBERTY AVENUE
“Came here on 18.5.2018. What a great place!! Brewhouse in an old Irish Catholic Church and the brewery being located in front of the altar. Located very centrally in Pittsburgh, they opened 1996. They kept everything as it was - the colorful window glasses, the organ on top of the entrance, the wooden hallway. They had 11 beers on tap (including one cask conditioned), a good mix of lagers and ales. Had the Maibock and the hand pump Thunderhop IPA, both really good. Definitely will come back soon.“
Schlenkerla 786 days ago
76 /100 1805 EAST CARSON ST.
“Busy restaurant not a brewery that serves their beers with few others. Food portions are huge so plan accordingly. Beers were good to very good. Service was OK.“
Radek Kliber 920 days ago
54 /100 2937 W LIBERTY AVE
“Tom's diner is a classic. A Brown's fan once got stabbed here for real. Attached to the restaurant is a small to go area. Mostly six packs, locals, some Troegs, Victory, mostly stuff you take home after eating a salad with french fries on it. Worth it if you are out of options late.“
douglas88 965 days ago
84 /100 147 JULIUS STREET
“East End is a handy brewery for this area. It's a simple, straightforward taproom inside an old brick warehouse. I wasn't sure what I was getting into just because of Pennsylvania's unusual beer laws but everything checks out here. Beer is available to go in growlers and bottles, pints are available, and beer of various alcoholic strength was on tap. No kitchen here either. They had a pretty good variety of styles on. What I had was decent. Nice little joint.“
NachlamSie 979 days ago
82 /100
House of Brews (Beer Store)
“I finally get to experience the relative inconvenience of buying beer in PA. Luckily this place is close to where we stayed a few miles from the airport. This whole area is an expansive, pedestrian-unfriendly shopping mall. Anyway, House of Brews now offers some singles and six packs thanks to new beer legislation. (Wow) Some stuff is refrigerated, the bulk of it is room temperature. I wouldn't say there are any real gems, even finding some interesting PA beer isn't exceedingly easy, but the selection is broad enough to include desireable craft beer. Prices are good, though I didn't realize the price of Siberian Night has exploded so much over the last few years. If you're stuck out here in Robinson, this is kind of it for a beer store and it's a welcome sight.“
NachlamSie 994 days ago
78 /100 925 MAIN STREET
“A new place in Pittsburgh (technically in Sharpsburg just outside the city). A medium sized space - a large bar, lots of long tables. When I visited it was quite crowded. They have a number of taps, most were IPAs. Even beers not listed as IPAs are very hop forward. The beer is very good but all the beers tasted very similar. There is no food but there are food trucks. They seem to be doing quite well. Definitely a place to check out, especially if you like hoppy beers, but might not be a place to return to frequently.“
LilBeerDoctor 1035 days ago
“A new brewery in the North Side of Pittsburgh in the Deutschtown neighborhood just off East Ohio Street. It is pretty small with a small bar and a few tables. I believe there is a larger space available for events (for example they have hosted a beer and yoga event). Lots of old Pittsburgh/Allegheny City memorabilia and photographs on the walls. There is also a section devoted to people's pets. There is a TV but it faces away from the bar. There is no food, but bar snacks are available and there are often food trucks. They have 6-8 beers on tap and often an Arsenal Cider as well. There are no permanent taps and they make a wide variety of styles. Overall beers are very tasty. Low key vibe with lots of bar chatter. Definitely worth a stop if in Pittsburgh.“
LilBeerDoctor 1036 days ago
46 /100
The Shiloh Grill (Restaurant)
“Not a fan. Tap selection was decent. Had some things I’ve never tried. Bottle selection was typical. Room was small, crowded and extremely loud. Didn’t bother me personally but I could see how it would annoy some. Menu was very small and very annoying. I couldn’t make out what some of the dishes were because the description of each item tried being humorous and veered off into music lyrics and poems. Seemed like it was written by a high school kid trying to make people laugh. Great location and worth the visit as long as you aren’t expecting much“
LinusStick 1071 days ago
“In the door at opening at 4PM on a Tuesday in the middle of July 2016. Nice open feel due to the opened garage door style wall, providing soft natural light. While we were the first ones in, we were quickly not alone.
Flights seem a touch steep at 3 pours for $13, but as they’re actually 8 ounce pours instead of the typical 4 or 5 ounces, it’s not too bad, as it works out to pints at $8.50, which is a touch high, but not the worst thing. Pints are $6 or so, with a couple at that price being 13oz pours instead, so pretty reasonable, and the only premium comes on the flights. So price isn’t really bad, only thing I could see complaining about is if you’re trying to do them all in samplers, that’s 72oz of beer.
Lots of small things to keep busy or hold your interest without being overbearing. A few board games and small card games and such. One big tv off to one side, out of most peoples view, and with the sound off. Nice enough place and worth a visit if you’ve got the time. “
j12601 1085 days ago
70 /100 110 FEDERAL STREET
“Stopped in with my wife after a long walk around Pittsburgh. Right around 7 PM on a Monday, and fairly dead, as the Pirates were out of town. I’m assuming it’s probably slammed on a game night, though might die down a bit during the game itself, but maybe not. Big open space that can likely handle the crowd that I’m sure they get. Prices reflect the fact that they’re across the street from a MLB ballpark, but with that, they could be higher, so in that regard they’re probably doing ok for prices. There’s a few things in the $6/pint range (and a couple better, but not the best beer), but flights (there’s two preselected at 4x4oz=$10) are a bit high with some of the beers at $1+/oz to be included in the flight. Local (PA) beers make up maybe 20% of the menu. I glanced at the bottle list, but I almost never buy bottles at a bar, especially a bar with 50-60 or so taps. Not sure if this is a destination sort of place, but I’m certain that you could do far worse right across from the stadium, and this is a fairly cool place to hang out so it was worth the stop for me. “
j12601 1086 days ago
80 /100 5601 BUTLER ST
“Sunday at around four, day after RBSG16 officially finished. Street fair around the corner, turning the whole block into a scene. Transferred over to the inside of the actually brewery tasting room with a lot of red solo cups since people were often in and out. Everything has a sample price, and that price (5oz) is $3. Not the worst I’ve seen, but not the best either, especially when pints are $5-6. They’re certainly discouraging the small pours to try things, but pint prices are particularly good once you know what you like. With the enormous crowd from the pizza fest in the neighboring alley, they did a great job of keeping the beers flowing in a quick and orderly fashion, and were friendly while doing it. Beers were pretty good. “
j12601 1086 days ago
76 /100 300 39TH STREET
“Converted old house. Big cider garden. Not a huge fan of the plastic cups for pours. Early American theme runs strong here, with a good amount of old black and white pictures, old timey décor. Pretty cool. Pours are 8 ounces or full pint, but you get three free samples. For rating purposes there’s some stuff here that isn’t rateable (as a few of their beverages are fermented plum, blackberry, or blueberry juice), but there were seven “rateable” things on when we came on the Sunday after RBSG16 had finished up. “
j12601 1086 days ago
80 /100 147 JULIUS STREET
“The Grand Tasting for RBSG16 was here and they did a great job. I recall the place itself, or at least the back room where we started at some point, was a bit warm, but it’s a working brewery, so it’s not like they’re going to have AC in the brewhouse which is where we set up for a while. Once there was food we all migrated into the main room (some of the group had smartly done that earlier), and the regular customers were pretty cool with all of it. Service was great. Worth a visit.“
j12601 1086 days ago