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D's SixPax & Dogz

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

111 Ratings
Ratings: 111
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 12.32%
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 slander:
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4.78/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of McMatt7
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Real nice place, good service, one of the cooks gave me a free cup cake.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +4.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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2/5  rDev -52.6%

This place falsely advertises as a six-pack store when it is not. IT IS A SINGLES STORE!!!!! It's owners are clearly interested in selling single bottles to greedily garnish the markup they can demand on singles. Yes, they have a large selection of beers, but who wants to pay an average of $3.50 per bottle? IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY!!! One six-pack I had to build of Lagunitas Little Sumpin' cost me more than $2 than I've paid at multiple other locations! IT SHOULD BE $2 LESS AS I HAD TO SUPPLY THE LABOR TO BUILD IT!!! Another six I built cost me over $18 for beers I later found near my town selling for six prices at around $11. The term HIGHWAY ROBBERY clearly fits here as when one travels to far off places one likes to acquire beers not found in his hometown.

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of outoffocus
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Zonian1
3/5  rDev -28.9%
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.

Photo of Saxboy10
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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D's SixPax & Dogz in Pittsburgh, PA
94 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.