One of our favorite places. Better whiskey selection then beer but still amazing. Well done take on British Isle food. Okay prices.
cheap (237) Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania | July 7, 2008| Updated July 22, 2008
This is a very nice place that left a good impression on me. I was treated well from the moment I walked in. The only reason I went here was because it was the only place I could try a glass of East End 80 Schiling, but I was glad I went. I got there about 11:30 for lunch and the place was pretty much empty. Drew, one of the owner’s, talked with me for a while about english beer in a friendly manner and was very tolerable regarding my rookiness about English beers. If you have a desire for English style beers, this is the palce to go. Many UK beers on tap you cannot find in other locations around Pittsburgh. Very nice atmosphere. I didn’t have any food this time but I hear it is very good irish and english fare that cannot be had anyplace else in the area. Prices on beer were very affordable and they let you try samples of stuff you’re not sure about for free.
i thoroughly enjoyed this place. has an obvious strong irish pub feel to it. not only od they have a great selection of beer, but they nave a wonderful selection of whiskey
cratez (256) Toronto, Ontario | April 12, 2013| Updated April 16, 2013
When I visited: Late summer 2012.
What I had: Over the course of two visits - Tröegs Sunshine Pils, Yards Extra Special Ale, Tröegs The Mad Elf Holiday Ale, Fat Heads Gudenhoppy Pils, Elysian The Immortal IPA (all on tap), Grilled Apricot Salmon, Scottish Shortbread Ice Cream Sandwich, entree and white wine for the lady.
What I liked: Really cool English-style pub with an awesome low key ambiance, quick and inviting servers, killer beer selection, outstanding food (way more than just pub grub), glad to hear The Shins on rotation.
What I disliked: On the second visit we were seated in the dining area and felt a bit cramped, but that’s a minor quibble.
Would I go back? For sure. This authentic UK pub does the "sports and ales" thing very well. A true gem in Pittsburgh.
Overall Rating: 88
Pipers is absolutely one of my favorite places- period! Drew really loves his work, and it shows. Brittish ex-pats on Saturday for football, but a very well-rounded clientell most times. Great Sunday brunch (a rarity in Pittsburgh). Drew’s cask-conditioned selection is limited because he won’t bring in just anything, preferring to work with near-by brewers- but he’s expanding his territory a little.
And- it’s the only place to watch Six Nations Rugby (albeit, a day late) unless you have a satelite. GO! NOW!
Nate (330) Indiana, Pennsylvania | November 17, 2008
Had dinner here with my wife on a Saturday night - it was about 6pm and there was a Penguins game that night. We still got seated within 5 minutes. Only one cask ale available out of three, but several great standard taps. Great bottle selection and the whiskey... wow.
The food was terrific and the portions were immense. I ended up taking home a doggie bag and had a very big lunch the next day.
Would definitely go again and highly recommend it to English pub fans.
Been coming to this place since it opened a few years back. Always friendly service, being from England, I love the food as well. And the beer selection, as mentioned below, is good, but it’s mostly ales and lagers from the British Isles, with a couple of Belgians thrown in as well. Usually will have a Youngs on tap as well. Taps are kept clean and the beer always tastes good here. Great place to watch English football (soccer) on Saturday mornings as well.
Art (131) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | April 28, 2013
Typical pub look and feel. The food is quite filling and good as a compliment to beer. Get the boxty for brunch. It won’t disappoint.
Really cool bar - the staff is very friendly, and the patrons are equally nice. If you’re into British and Scottish ales, there is no better place in Pittsburgh. If you’d like something that isn’t nitrogenated, though, you may be frustrated. Really great Irish and British food here (no, that isn’t necessarily a paradox). Spectacularly fun on St. Pat’s (the real day...not the fake weekend date of the stupid parade).