Pretty far out from the city, sort of in a bad area and the parking isn’t great. Bar area is pretty cool with plenty of tap selections. Bottle selection is nothing short of insane. Everywhere you look there seems to be something that you didn’t think could be had in the area. Everyone I encountered was incredibly friendly and helpful. Prices are a little high but I don’t mind paying a premium for stuff I can’t find elsewhere. Didn’t get a chance to try the food. This place is a must see if you’re anywhere in the area.
MrChopin (100) Baltimore, Maryland | March 24, 2010| Updated November 6, 2011
Situated in Industrial burn-out New Ken, this is like Capone’s in Philly as its not much to look at from the inside or out. Standard store vibe, shelves and coolers. Then you find the shelves, which are organized a bit oddly but easy enough. Good selection for Pgh, similar to D’s but with a few rarities from HotD, Girardin, Cantillon that can’t be found elsewhere in Pgh. The price is what makes this worth the stop, though their $10 mix-6ers are only for the most easily obtained micros and some borderline macros. If it wasn’t for Vintage Estate, this would be a regular stop. As is, I’ll stop by again, but mainly for the price.
Amazing selection of beers. Now down to 24 taps from 40 and the beer menu online is 100% up to date. Ton of bottles and lots of rare ones at that. Very good prices on the drafts. Minimal atmosphere but finally serving food - and at least the sliders are pretty tasty. Service is basic but acceptable. A great beer destination!
Visited March 29, 2013. What an incredible place! Well worth the research and effort to get to New Kensington, where you may well discover beers you never knew existed. I went for my hard to find Augustiner Edelstoff, plus a Shiner Bock from Texas (at $1 a bottle!! yes, it tasted fine!) before relying on the extremely helpful fellow at the register to help me load up on the rest of my Pennsylvania’s Two Six-Packs Only stash. Great Lakes Alchemy Hour Double IPA, Victory "Hop" Wallop, Stone Ruination IPA were recommended for me, and I decided to finish off with a Brooklyn Pennant Ale ’55. Bar area in the back offered food (I think) and a series of awesome looking kegs. Truly outstanding beer store. Very highly recommended.
LinusStick (65) Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | February 15, 2011
All I can say is WOW! I thought Vintage Estate was great, but this place his it beat hands down. Not for the amount of beers, but the selection. They have stuff you can’t get anywhere else in PA or OH (you go see for yourself) and the bar manager was fantastic. When I was there we were the only ones in there and this guy actually knows his stuff. Too often you go to places like this and the employees have little to no knowledge of what they are selling. He pointed out all the rarities and most sought after stuff to me and engaged in some beer talk. Prices rival our OH neighbors. Will be a weekly visit
I drove from Columbus just for this one beer store and holy mutha’ it was well worth it, they are in a league of their own. The bottle selection is the biggest I have ever seen, and if they don’t have it it’s probably not available anywhere. The guy who runs it is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I’d give it 130 if I could. Also they have a bar with more beer on tap.
nike (48) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | November 28, 2011
OK, I had to see this place. I haven’t been here since the old 6 and save. Small parking lot, but there is parking on the street and in a vacant lot next door. Excellent selection of beers, best prices that I have found thus far in PA. 20 rotating beers on tap. Dave the owner wasn’t there when I stopped by, so, I am going to have to make another trip. Worth the visit. I was talking to a customer there who mentioned about weekly Saturday tastings they do on the hard to find beers and hard to get beers in PA. Service was decent, atmosphere is drinking in someone’s basement, which I enjoyed. No smoking inside, and well light place.
Perhaps the best kept secret beer bar in the Pittsburgh area. The place is pretty non-descript from the outside, and resides in a gritty former industrial neighborhood. Inside, it is sort of half warehouse, and have dive bar; the big difference being the ridiculous selection of beers. The classic move is to choose six beers from their sizable selection to create a $10 six-pack. More recently, they have vastly expanded their selection of harder-to-find Belgians, and more obscure craft beers, many of which I haven’t seen anywhere in western PA but there. There is also a small and gritty bar on the other side of the building. The tap selection is usually nothing short of amazing. I’ve seen St. Bernardus 12 and Wild Devil on tap. The prices for the beers are also very very reasonable; again, some of the best in the Pittsburgh metro area. I would rate this ahead of 3 Sons, as the prices outweight the latter’s small advantage in selection. Worth visiting, for sure. Upon a recent return visit, I noticed that the establishment had vastly expanded their selection, on top of what was already extremely impressive. Lost Abbey, Russian River, Hair of the Dog, New Glarus. Now easily the best bottle shop in western Pennsylvania.