Hotspur2001 (12) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 25, 2004| Updated February 2, 2006
The place to go to try out different beers. They have a huge cooler full of micros and imports as well as a backroom with a huge assortment of beers that arenít easy to find anywhere. Hot dogs and fries are good and they have other food, but Iím mainly there to try out a few bottles of good brew.
Theyíve expanded into the next cuilding as of January 2006, so thereís much more seating available now and big screen TVs.
Five or six taps with no macros--usually one is a Belgian. Not really a bar, but more a sandwich shop. A great selection of bottles in their beer attic--over 800 and striving for 1000. A must stop for any serious beer fan when in the 'burgh. The only thing bad that I can say is it is not handicapped friendly. You have no problem getting in, but it is too narrow for a wheelchair or walker once inside.
Thank you God! A singles shop in PA that has more than St. Pauli Girl. True backroom stock--wooden shelves stuffed with beer. They dont have everything, but they do try. Staff was terrific--let me browse as long as I liked, and even rummaged around in the back to find the last bottle of Ommegang for me. Sweet place.
Itís a greasy spoon type of joint where you can get any kind of dog your in the mood for. Very family friendly, totally causal environment, oh yeah and I think they had about 400 bottles to choose from. When I was there you could even find Gratitude (at a fair premium) so I would say if your in their neck of the nape its worth a pop in!
One of my top 3 favorites in Pittsburgh. The plus side 1. huge selection and while some of the bottles may be pricey, understand that these bottles are just pricey regardless of where you buy them. Shop around and you wonít find them much cheaper. 2. Friendly staff and if youíre sitting at the bar, very knowledgable as well - Iím not saying the floor staff is not, only that I typically sit at the bar. 3. Cool neighborhood vibe. The place is usually crowded but very friendly and coming from a good cross section of people.
And the food? Well it is a hot dog shop, but that said, the dogs are good stuff.
Great place! Easily my favorite place to go and have a beer.
Not much in the way of ambiance, but who needs it when you have 800+ beers! Dogs are excellent and the beer selection is awesome. Prices are fair and lower than other local establishments with quality brews. Patrons and staff are friendly and very beer literate.
Lack of space and seating should become a non issue when the expansion, which is now underway is finished.
An extremely surprising Hot Dog Shop to say the least.
The greasy food is quite good and needless to say the dogs are up there... for dogs.
I mainly take advantage of the draft selection which changes quite often. I am a bit disappointed in the beer cave due to the fact that many of the bottles are out of code. This is not a problem for Dís alone, it seems that any place that touts 1000 beers does so by offering singles since six packs would take up far to much space. The down side to such a great selection is that it is quite difficult to move through so many single before they go out of date. That being said, in a place like Dís I would prefer the risk rather than have them slim the selection. A great place in a hole in the wall.
This place is great. Very neat decor in the backroom. Over-priced singles selection as compared to OH prices, but I guess it was common for the market. Great bottle room. Wide variety of bottles in their coolers. A larger draft system would make this place close to the perfect beer bar. Only 6 handles, nothing that special was on draft when I was there.