Tulune's Southside Saloon
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Taps: 11 / Bottles: 200
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 25 | Show All Ratings:
4.5/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
What a nice hole in the wall with a great beer selection of world class beers, great food (try the pizza!), and a knowledgable staff. Had a great time, and will definitely be back. If your beer tastes lean toward Belgian and other great imports...this is a great spot to try.
02-22-2014 03:14:37 | More by MikeShondeck
4.14/5 rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
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
4.72/5 rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Located in the Moxham area of Johnstown, Tulune's is a fantastic little pub which has the best beer selection (in my opinion) this side of Pittsburgh.
The atomsphere is friendly and accommodating with a wide spectrum of clientele. From college kids to older folks, all are welcome. It tends to get busy after 8 or 9pm and can get quite packed.
The staff is outstanding and very knowledgable about their selection and is willing to take the time to help one learn about and choose the proper beer. Many a time I have seen someone who has drank nothing but adjunct crap come away from Tulunes with a newfound love of a trappist or american micro.
The tap selection rotates but the usual suspects are Franziskaner Hefeweisen, Spater Lager or Optimator, Delerium Tremens, Bells Oberon (summer) and others of the like. Bottle selection is extensive.
The menu has always been tasty pub grub, but I understand an upgrade is on the way. Regardless, I'm there for the beer and it is great.
07-16-2011 21:23:16 | More by 96Bravo
4.6/5 rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
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
4.35/5 rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Thanks to beer advocate I have found a beautifly place to drownd some sorrows whilst spending plenty a work night in Johnstown, PA. The place is dive looking right off a main drag in town. When you walk in...if there wasnt properly placed signs...you could consider it somewhat a maze. The main room has high tops, low tops, and decent number of seats at the bar. The main dinning area back and around the corner has more tables and tvs....not bad to take in a few of the 200+ beer menu. There is no question that this place rules the beer selection title of J'Town. The food is decent...typical bar food. there is a unique offering for appetizer, whith is a bread bowl with a designated dip inside it....so the group must eat the bowl as the apetizer gets eaten. The wings are good with the house special dusting. I had a black and blue burger that was very good. The night was capped by our server who was good humored and somewhat knowledgeable about the beers on tap. Definitely worth a visit...if in Johnstown.
04-27-2011 03:16:44 | More by WoodBrew
4.7/5 rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
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.
Sean J 2011
12-27-2010 04:48:21 | More by dxbiat
5/5 rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
I wanted to start off by saying that this place is a diamond in the rough. Furthermore, so are their staff members. Each staff member, from management to bartender, brings a warm smile and I feel immediately wanted here. The beer selection is amazing and the prices are very fare. I wasn't going to post anything until I read the other posts from other people about this place. I read about how people thought that the prices were too expensive. I have been to quite a few craft and imported bars. I wanted to point out that a draft of Kasteel Rouge here only costs $7.00 a glass. I have been to several other bars that offer this beer and they are either $9.00 or $10.00 a glass.
The food here is remarkable featuring some great, unique recipes.
If you are looking for some great beers in a location that's hard to find with prices that beat Pittsburgh's Belgium prices, you should totally come here. If you don't know about beer but want to try new things outside of Samual Adams and Bud, just ask for Greg, Joe, or Abby and they will point you in the right direction. All you got to do is tell them what you want the beer to taste like and let the magic happen! They even have a website which you can even send emails to the owners.
12-01-2010 17:33:23 | More by maxpacemph
4.88/5 rDev +8.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$$
the atmosphere is very friendly with a "no jerks allowed" type of attitude. the bar is nice and clean, my only request is that there would be more space for people. on a busy weekend night, it can be annoying finding a spot for you and your buddies. On a slow night, the place is the perfect size.
Service is great and knowledgeable.
The selection is generally good. At times they get really rare beers but then at other times they won't have some favorite craft brews. However, my favorite thing about the selection is that it seems to be constantly rotating. You can go in on a regular basis and often find something new and exciting.
The food is actually great. I only wish the kitchen were open past 10pm.The menu is as rare as the beer with some food entres such as "captain crunch coated chicken fingers"
I think it is way over priced, however the beer you are over paying for is unavailable anywhere else for a 50-60 mile radius.
09-03-2010 01:37:09 | More by AdamBear
4.25/5 rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Having just moved to the Johnstown area a few months ago I relied on Beerfly to discover this place, and I was more than pleased. Let me start off by saying that if I would not have found this place on BA I would have drove by multiple times without even looking twice. It's an unassuming green and brick building in an industrial area of the city. The bar area is nice but fairly small with a larger dining area in the back. The atomosphere is cozy, and laid back. They have a motto "no jerks allowed" which works for me because the last thing I want to do when I go out for good beer is worry about getting hassled. The first time I went I was promptly greeted, and served by Joe the manager who is a great guy that really knows, and loves to talk about beer. On my next visit I met Abbey, and Greg who are both great people that know, and love their beer as well. The selction leans toward Belgian, and German imports, but the American craft selection is great also. There are 10+ rotating taps that are sure to please any BA. I'm not going to get into listing beers because they are always changing. If the taps don't please you I'm sure the bottle selction will.
Everything I've tried from the food menu I've liked (try the crabcake sandwich). It's the normal pub fare with an interesting twist plus some things you are not going to find in most bars. The prices are just a tad high, but the overall selection, service, and simple things like getting your beer in a proper glass are worth it.
Overall if your a BA in the Johnstown area Tulune's is a must stop. You will be happy you did.
08-16-2010 19:55:10 | More by largecar73
4.4/5 rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
All I can say is, "Thank goodness for BeerFly". If it weren't for that, I would have never re-discovered this place. I say that because I was here in Johnstown about two years ago and stopped by on a Monday night, it was locked up and pitch black inside. Based on that experience, I thought the place had closed down and was very dissapointed. I've been up here a few times since then and ended up bringing my own beer thinking I was in the middle of the Sahara Beer Desert. This trip I decided to consult BA once again as a last resort because I was staying downtown instead of in the 'burbs where I normally stay. BA once again listed Tulune's as a place to visit and I thought it was a joke until I saw there were posting's as recent as this very month. Once I saw that I needed to look no further because I remember from a few years ago when I was here, how cool this placed "looked on paper". O.K., this was definite;ly worth checking out. I hopped in the car, punched the address into GPS and away we went. On the way there, I'm scratching my head and asking how a place like this could even exist here, it didn't look like an eclectic beer type of town. Then I pull up to the building, park the car, and go to the front of the building. The front door reminds me of the entry way to a Legion Post or some sort of bingo hall. I go up the stairs to my right, still skeptical at this point, and enter a big, elongated room that immediately made me feel at home. Nothing fancy, sort of rustic (in a beer sort of way), and lots of eclectic beer signs around the room, now this was cool! As soon as I sat down, I was greeted by "Greg the bartender", very warm and friendly, I felt like I was at home. Greg gave me the beer list and it took a good 10 minutes for the first past through, there was that many great beers on the menu; after all, as BA members, isn't the beer selection first and foremost above the food?! I started with a Devil Dancer, man, I haven't had this beer in a LONG time, it was GREAT! Abbey, one of the other bartenders stopped to take my food order, I got the Southside Chicken Philly. Coming from that part of PA, how good could this really be compared to Philly...really? The sandwich came, and it was pretty darn good.
Then, I met Joe, the beer geek from Johnstown. As soon as we started talking I liked this guy right away, he's incredibly passionate about craft beer and very interesting to talk to. Joe's got a beer charisma that really draws you in - from one beer geek to another, I could have talked to him all night. Greg ended his shift and joined me at the bar and the three of us discussed beer for quite awhile. In fact, I had a great conversation with Abbey also, that girl really knows her beer as well; good gawd, I was in beer geek heaven in the middle of North Western PA!
In all my ramblings, the point I'm trying to drive home is quite simple:
1) They have an extensive list of craft brews that is sure to please any beer geek.
2) The food was very, very good.
3) Tulune's, if located in a much larger city would rival most beer establishments in town, this place is a class act.
4) The MOST important point of all (and discussed between Joe and myself), the folks at Tulune's KNOW what they're pouring. I love establishments where I can walk away with not only a full stomach, but also a beer education...they delivered the goods.
Next trip to Johnstown I'll be leaving my personal craft beer stash at home and head back here, I wish I lived closer. This is a GEM in what would think the middle of a beer desert. I'm definitely coming back, you need to check this place out if you're in town. To Tulune's, could you please open a location in Allentown??!!!
03-10-2010 05:20:06 | More by jzeilinger
Tulune's Southside Saloon in Johnstown, PA
97 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.