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D's SixPax & Dogz

Not Rated.
D's SixPax & DogzD's SixPax & Dogz
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

103 Ratings
Ratings: 103
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.53%
Taps: 27
Bottles: 1,000
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

1118 S Braddock Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15218-1287
United States
phone: (412) 241-4666

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @ds6pax

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Reviews by AdamBear:
Photo of AdamBear
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

This place is right off of 376, so I like to make a visit whenever I'm in the area.

Atmosphere: typical small sports bar with a separated restaurant area with the beer cave in the back. the bar area is fairly breezy and cold in the winter. its a nice area with a good crowd.

Selection/Quality: one of the biggest and best in town. however, since there are a lot of people in the area that love beer and know this place, better beers don't stay long. Still, if you visit, you'll definitely be able to find something interesting that you haven't had. I was able to get Ballast Point Victory at Sea and Brooklyn Black Ops here, both of which i've never seen anywhere else. The bar also has a lot of great beers on tap. I got Unibroue Terrible and Great Divide Belgian Yeti

Beers are a bit pricey

AdamBear, Jan 23, 2012
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jhungryman, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

The selection is extensive, but look carefully at the bottle dates. Stuff like Troegs Perpetual and Head Hunter has always been fresh, but the more exotic stuff, like Firestone Walker Double Jack, can be more than a year old. For the most part I think the prices are reasonable. The person below that said there is a 10% six pack discount is incorrect, the discount is $1 off all to go bottles. Standard stuff like Sierra Nevada and Stone is $3/bottle, so a good mix and match 6-pack can be $12. There are some egregious prices, like $39.95 for Older Viscosity and $14 for Wulver, but thankfully it doesn't appear that people are buying those. There are probably 20 draft lines and they are usually solid, but not overly exciting. The food is hotdogs, pizza and a few sandwiches and other miscellaneous items. It's not high quality stuff, but it's sufficient as long as you don't go in expecting a gourmet meal. Overall, I wish there were better options in the area but I spend plenty of time here.

Also, upstairs at The Loft there is a great happy hour with half-priced drafts from 6-8, which is the latest happy hour I've seen. The draft list is different and less extensive up there, but can sometimes have some really good stuff.

outoffocus, Jun 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

csmit942, Jun 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

sk4p, May 25, 2014
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CAD22, May 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

ramrod666, Apr 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

Stopped by D's after hearing they had one of the best selections of bottles in Pittsburgh. Didn't try the food. Headed straight through the people sitting at their tables to get to the Beer Cave.

Cave is a good name for it. Just like in a real cave, there was no cell phone reception in the Beer Cave. That was a problem for me because being from out of town, I was not familiar with many of the beers they had on the shelves, and I wanted to look up the ratings. Had to walk back outside!

I was looking for some specific beers, but there was no one in the Cave to help me, so I was left to my own devices. Beer is divided by continent, essentially. One wall is for PA beers, appropriately. They had a small selection called Seasonals that had some interesting choices. Saw some Lost Abbey and Port Brewing. I don't believe those breweries distribute to PA.

The prices are ridiculously high, even when you count the 10% six pack discount. Most PA cans and bottles I saw were around $3 per bottle. Full Pint Rye Rebellion was $5 for one 12oz bottle. Maybe I'm not familiar with the Pennsylvania beer selling rules, but I was thrown by the high prices.

Bottom line: Selection is average from my experience (maybe for Pittsburgh it's great?). Prices are shockingly high. I will keep looking for a good bottle shop in Pittsburgh.

Zonian1, Apr 16, 2014
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robgage, Feb 25, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -3.5%

The first place I fell in love with when I was in the process of moving to the area. I find their draft prices a bit high but the awesome selection of 1000 different bottles in the back cooler makes it much more affordable. The bottles are self-serve and you just bring your selection back to your seat and the staff opens it for you.

The food is okay. But it could be way better.

Although a portion of the staff are annoying hipster-types with zero personality, there are more mature people there too who go above and beyond the call of duty. This more than makes up for those other sorry-asses. If I lived nearby I would be at D's a minimum of two days a week.

Fezfreak, Jan 08, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +1.4%

This is my kind of place. I go here for the hot dogs and the ever-changing selection of drafts. The cooler and beer cave don't change much, but the drafts are always many and different.

The hot dogs are really good. Very hearty. The salad and pizza? Not so much.

The servers are very relaxed and chill - this means they won't be over to fill your water glass every time you take a sip, and it might be a while for them to come to you on their own accord to check in or bring the check. But they will talk to you as people, not just another table of blank faces. They will answer any questions you have about the beer selections, and make recommendations if you ask. They may not come back to your table often, but they are quick to bring your beers when you order them, even if you had to flag them down to get their attention - but unlike some other places, they know they do this and won't sigh and roll their eyes when they see your hand waving at them or yelling their name across the restaurant.

Hopst, Oct 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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D's SixPax & Dogz in Pittsburgh, PA
94 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.