Located on kind of a dodgy block somewhere in the depths of Pittsburgh’s soul. You’ll have to bring your own parking space of the tiny lot behind the bar is full. They had 60-65 taps split between obvious Belgian entries and local and regional craft. Prices are fairly high in draft and bombers. They have food but it’s not exactly a strength of the chain. I can’t say this is a must visit place.
A couple friends from Pittsburgh took my wife and I here to catch the end of the Cards-Braves 1-game playoff, so we sat at the bar and had a great spot. The place is fairly typical in layout and design, lots of booths and tables and wood and neons. There were quite a few tap handles, probably about 50, as is listed here. Tons of locals and regionals. Prices are in the $5-$6 range for most drafts, and a sampler option is available, 4 4-oz. pours for $12. We didn’t have any food. The bartenders were attentive. Overall, really solid beer bar and I would definitely recommend a visit if you’re in Pittsburgh.
Visited several years back. Kept a good memory of the place, especially the Belgian-minded menu, had a delicious Brewers Platter with the rest being very pub oriented.
Location was welcoming with a nice craft / draft selection along with bottles.
This was several years ago but I am sure the whole thing has changed with the whole craft beer boom effect.
This is my favorite Sharp Edge location, located in East Liberty. Parking can be a little tricky - all street parking, no lot. They have a sick amount of taps (50 sounds about right). Although they do have about 20 Belgian offerings, there actually are more American taps. If you are looking exclusively for Belgians, you need to hit up the Downtown location. For American beers, this is the place to go. Their selection is nothing spectacular - they don’t seem to have as good stuff as Fat Head’s or Smokin Joes, but they have enough to take care of you. Largely local offerings, stuff like Weyerbacher, Drai Laag, East End, Smuttynose, Lavery, Finch’s, Troegs, Victory, and plenty of others. They don’t really have a happy hour special, I think only one beer has the happy hour pricing. The menus are slightly different between locations, fairly solid pub offerings (burgers, pizza, salads, sandwiches). There are lots of TVs and this is definitely a great place to watch a game. It always seems to be packed, no matter what time you get there. Service can be slow at times, only because it gets so busy and the bartenders are constantly filling drinks. Overall, a great beer bar in Pittsburgh.
Nice clean place with their own parking lot on the side. Good selection of belgian taps. The bartender was very knowledgeable. I bought a mixed six pack, but for over $20 for there cheaper selections I would pass. Place is expensive, but they have happy hours.
Nate (330) Indiana, Pennsylvania | January 12, 2004
Not much to look at on the outside, but the selection inside is worth the venture. Great Belgians in bottle and on draught. We had lunch that day, and got nice food. Again, worth the trip if you're in the 'Burgh.
This place had a bit of peculiar atmosphere that I wasn’t entirely enamored with. But, it seemed very Pittsburgh. I think the weirdest thing was that they had MANY Belgian beers that I’d never heard of, but that upon further inspection learned weren’t all that exciting. The prices were a bit high and the staff was a little curt. I’d come back here, for sure, because they had a great selection and lots of local stuff.
Located a block off the beaten path, on a quiet corner. From the outside, this looks like the textbook local bar. Inside, very standard local vibe, and a mixed crowd. Beer selection is very good, lots of belgians, locals, and regionals on tap and in bottles. Good happy hour specials (1/2 off belgian drafts!). Beer is served in the proper glass. I ordered a thin crust pizza, and it was not bad. The rest of the menu also looked good. The only down side is that I sat next to some smokers that was distracting. 90% of the patrons were ordering GOOD beer. It is nice to be in good company. A great local beer bar. I will definitely return if I am in the area.
Seedy-looking place that looks like it should be serving PBR. Instead, it's got great Belgians on tap and in bottles. Well worth the visit should you visit Pittsburgh.
cheap (213) Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania | October 11, 2007| Updated July 22, 2008
Pretty friendly looking from the outside with plenty of parking. A little difficult to find. off the side of a Baum Blvd. Not quite as new or pristine sas the other Sharp Edge establishments I’ve been to. I spoiled, the other places are high class and brand new. I guess this is the granddad of those two. Older and well used interior. Barkeeps were very knowledgeable and quite patient with my beer questions. Wow, what a selection of brews. All kinds of proper glassware. Overall, not bad. Stopped in around lunchtime on a weekday, not crowded. Didn’t have food this time.