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Tulune's Southside Saloon

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Taps: 11 / Bottles: 200
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
97
world-class

27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 6.87%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

36 Bridge St
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 15902-2901
United States
phone: (814) 536-1001

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(Place added by: santoslhalper on 05-09-2005)
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RVigz

Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$

I was very impressed with EVERY aspect of this place. They have TONS of different beers as well as a lot on tap. They are always generous and giving out free samples and the staff are all super friendly and quick. Insanely good food and everything is priced quite reasonable. I have been there twice now and i will be going back many many more times. This place is a diamond in the rough and an absolutely wonderful place to drink all different kinds of beer or simply just grab some food. Overall i was incredibly impressed.

03-17-2014 15:58:45 | More by RVigz
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MikeShondeck

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

What a nice hole in the wall with a great beer selection of world class beers, great food (try the pizza!), and a knowledgable staff. Had a great time, and will definitely be back. If your beer tastes lean toward Belgian and other great imports...this is a great spot to try.

02-22-2014 03:14:37 | More by MikeShondeck
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mercysbane

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

11-26-2013 23:50:50 | More by mercysbane
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woody68

Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$

I was out in the Johnstown area on vacation and after doing a little family genealogy in the surrounding towns, arrived in mid afternoon. The bartender was very helpful and knowledgeable about the local beer scene and set me up with a summer brew Hala Kahiki from Rivertowne. Bought a six of Great Lakes before I left. He set me up with a pint glass and the local beer newspapers. Two patrons at the end of the bar were debating whether Iron City should have introduced new offerings or stayed with the original since their market share is shrinking . I took this to be a positive on how the craft beer movement is growing. All in all it was a nice visit to Tulune's, an oasis in the heart of Johnstown!

08-23-2013 15:35:47 | More by woody68
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96Bravo

Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

Located in the Moxham area of Johnstown, Tulune's is a fantastic little pub which has the best beer selection (in my opinion) this side of Pittsburgh.

The atomsphere is friendly and accommodating with a wide spectrum of clientele. From college kids to older folks, all are welcome. It tends to get busy after 8 or 9pm and can get quite packed.

The staff is outstanding and very knowledgable about their selection and is willing to take the time to help one learn about and choose the proper beer. Many a time I have seen someone who has drank nothing but adjunct crap come away from Tulunes with a newfound love of a trappist or american micro.

The tap selection rotates but the usual suspects are Franziskaner Hefeweisen, Spater Lager or Optimator, Delerium Tremens, Bells Oberon (summer) and others of the like. Bottle selection is extensive.

The menu has always been tasty pub grub, but I understand an upgrade is on the way. Regardless, I'm there for the beer and it is great.

07-16-2011 21:23:16 | More by 96Bravo
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

At first this place looks like a dive, but you realize it's actually a charming and warm little place to grab a bite and one of any number of a huge selection of beers from literally all over the world.

Staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. The beer selection includes great American micros, Belgian and German imports, and selections from elsewhere in South America, Europe, and Asia. The food isn't fantastic but it's pretty tasty and the price is right. I wouldn't go here for the food but I can't complain about it either.

As for the beer, I would say it's worth multiple visits for anyone who thinks of themselves as a beer geek. A real diamond in the rough.

05-30-2011 21:56:38 | More by Cylinsier
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

Thanks to beer advocate I have found a beautifly place to drownd some sorrows whilst spending plenty a work night in Johnstown, PA. The place is dive looking right off a main drag in town. When you walk in...if there wasnt properly placed signs...you could consider it somewhat a maze. The main room has high tops, low tops, and decent number of seats at the bar. The main dinning area back and around the corner has more tables and tvs....not bad to take in a few of the 200+ beer menu. There is no question that this place rules the beer selection title of J'Town. The food is decent...typical bar food. there is a unique offering for appetizer, whith is a bread bowl with a designated dip inside it....so the group must eat the bowl as the apetizer gets eaten. The wings are good with the house special dusting. I had a black and blue burger that was very good. The night was capped by our server who was good humored and somewhat knowledgeable about the beers on tap. Definitely worth a visit...if in Johnstown.

04-27-2011 03:16:44 | More by WoodBrew
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dxbiat

Florida

4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

I went to Johnston on business, being told that there is very little nightlife there. My brother came out to see me and asked if I knew where a "big beer" bar was in town. I knew nothing. Thanks to Sammy at Harrigans, we ended up at Tulunes, and my nightlife changed for the better.
I have never been to an establishment like Tulunes, so I was blown away at the selection.... full catalog of ales from all over the world, cold, and ready to drink.

In the 3 weeks I was there, I went 4 times, mostly different staff that were all very friendly and on point. Joe and Greg, who are the beer experts there, had no problem explaining all the different types of beer, and what to expect when you drink them.

The food was great, mac n cheese wedges, fried zucchini, Buffalo bluecheese chicken sandwich, I ate and drank till my hearts content. Everything I tried in Tulunes was either very good or exceptional.

Overall... if you are ever in Johnstown PA, and are looking for a great place to chill out and enjoy the finest ales, stout, IPA, whatever your flavor is, your sure to find it at Tulunes.
Thanks for the barleywine switch Joe... I now have another
favorite to look for at home.

Sincerely,
Sean J 2011

12-27-2010 04:48:21 | More by dxbiat
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maxpacemph

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

I wanted to start off by saying that this place is a diamond in the rough. Furthermore, so are their staff members. Each staff member, from management to bartender, brings a warm smile and I feel immediately wanted here. The beer selection is amazing and the prices are very fare. I wasn't going to post anything until I read the other posts from other people about this place. I read about how people thought that the prices were too expensive. I have been to quite a few craft and imported bars. I wanted to point out that a draft of Kasteel Rouge here only costs $7.00 a glass. I have been to several other bars that offer this beer and they are either $9.00 or $10.00 a glass.
The food here is remarkable featuring some great, unique recipes.
If you are looking for some great beers in a location that's hard to find with prices that beat Pittsburgh's Belgium prices, you should totally come here. If you don't know about beer but want to try new things outside of Samual Adams and Bud, just ask for Greg, Joe, or Abby and they will point you in the right direction. All you got to do is tell them what you want the beer to taste like and let the magic happen! They even have a website which you can even send emails to the owners.
http://www.southsidesaloon.com/Home_Page.html

12-01-2010 17:33:23 | More by maxpacemph
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.88/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$$

the atmosphere is very friendly with a "no jerks allowed" type of attitude. the bar is nice and clean, my only request is that there would be more space for people. on a busy weekend night, it can be annoying finding a spot for you and your buddies. On a slow night, the place is the perfect size.

Service is great and knowledgeable.

The selection is generally good. At times they get really rare beers but then at other times they won't have some favorite craft brews. However, my favorite thing about the selection is that it seems to be constantly rotating. You can go in on a regular basis and often find something new and exciting.

The food is actually great. I only wish the kitchen were open past 10pm.The menu is as rare as the beer with some food entres such as "captain crunch coated chicken fingers"

I think it is way over priced, however the beer you are over paying for is unavailable anywhere else for a 50-60 mile radius.

09-03-2010 01:37:09 | More by AdamBear
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Tulune's Southside Saloon in Johnstown, PA
97 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.