D's SixPax & Dogz
Taps: 27 / Bottles: 1000
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 81 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by slander:
4.78/5 rDev +13%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
So, we're wrappin' up in Pittsburgh last Tuesday afternoon and Mogs says, "You're going to that hot dog place tonight aren't you?"
Ah, yep. We took Larry along for the ride, new in town and most possibly crazy, Larry. The place was packed on this Tuesday night. A dozen or so stools around a small tight counter, a few guys behind said counter cooking dogz. One little table near the door and a handful in the back and your ass is standing woofing dogz otherwise. Um, uh yeah, 2 with 'sturd, please. Great dogz, on poppy seeded buns, a little spicy brown mustard, I'm good to go.
6 beers on tap. No clunkers. I drank the Heavyweight Perkuno's Hammer Porter, but was eyeing up the Delirium. A half dozen coolers standing behind you filled with macros, micros, imports, everything. And that's where the bar ends and the beer store begins. There's an elevated room with singles galore for sale. Crazy Belgians, English, German and American micros heavily on the regionals. A very good selection, best I've seen out here yet. I started to collect SA Triple Bocks and Stone 7 Year Anniversarys and then real life kicked in and I remembered that I fly in and out of town. I guess I'll have to drink whatever I buy out there while I'm out there. Oh well.
09-08-2003 02:44:03 | More by slander
More User Reviews:
3/5 rDev -29.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$$$
Stopped by D's after hearing they had one of the best selections of bottles in Pittsburgh. Didn't try the food. Headed straight through the people sitting at their tables to get to the Beer Cave.
Cave is a good name for it. Just like in a real cave, there was no cell phone reception in the Beer Cave. That was a problem for me because being from out of town, I was not familiar with many of the beers they had on the shelves, and I wanted to look up the ratings. Had to walk back outside!
I was looking for some specific beers, but there was no one in the Cave to help me, so I was left to my own devices. Beer is divided by continent, essentially. One wall is for PA beers, appropriately. They had a small selection called Seasonals that had some interesting choices. Saw some Lost Abbey and Port Brewing. I don't believe those breweries distribute to PA.
The prices are ridiculously high, even when you count the 10% six pack discount. Most PA cans and bottles I saw were around $3 per bottle. Full Pint Rye Rebellion was $5 for one 12oz bottle. Maybe I'm not familiar with the Pennsylvania beer selling rules, but I was thrown by the high prices.
Bottom line: Selection is average from my experience (maybe for Pittsburgh it's great?). Prices are shockingly high. I will keep looking for a good bottle shop in Pittsburgh.
04-16-2014 00:03:58 | More by Zonian1
4.1/5 rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
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.
01-08-2014 17:49:15 | More by Fezfreak
4.31/5 rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
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.
10-30-2013 18:28:11 | More by Hopst
D's SixPax & Dogz in Pittsburgh, PA
94 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.