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Sharp Edge Creekhouse

Sharp Edge CreekhouseSharp Edge Creekhouse

Taps: 44 / Bottles: 80
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
98
world-class

48 Ratings
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 6.68%
$$$ - a bit pricey


[ Bar, Eatery ]

288 W Steuben St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15205-2500
United States
phone: (412) 922-8118

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @se_creekhouse

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alehugger

Maryland

4.94/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5 | $$$

First to put my visit into perspective. My friends and I visit a different city each year to watch the NCAA Mens Hockey tournament. My job is to locate the best beer bar in the city, find an affordable place to stay nearby, and then figure out how to make it to the arena for the games when were not sampling great beers.

The Creekhouse fit the bill in spades!

The only thing to add from the many positive reviews was they now have a Prix Fixe 3-course meal for a scant $18. The first night I started with the Wild Boar Meatloaf entre, Buffalo Bites appetizer, and polished it off w/ a chocolate stout w/ my Belgian pudding dessert. All delicious.

We were in town for four days and spent much of it at The Creekhouse.

And one other perk, the "Internet Jukebox" was the best I'd ever experienced. As a an old rocker from the 60's and 70's, the selection of Frank Zappa, the Mothers of Invention, Root Boy Slim. and the Electric Prunes was simply heaven for me and my friends.

The staff, from the waiter/waitresses, bartenders, to the management were all fantastic.

04-22-2013 21:04:54 | More by alehugger
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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

4.74/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$

This is one of the best places in Pgh to get a ful line of Belgian brews. They provide a lot of Beglians on tap as well as in the bottole. Inaddition, they offer plenty of non-Belgian beers from the US, Canada, Germany, Ireland...etc. Brooklyn, Victory, Troegs, Penn, Ommegang, Weyerbacher, Southern Tier...etc It is essentially a great place with a tremendous selection. For the whale hunters, you are not going to find those, but you are going to find a huge variety of brews across numerous styles. In other words, it has a fantastic selection, albeit it a tad on the pricier side.

Quality: I have never had a problem with the quality of the brews here. The taps are always clean and the bottled beer is fantastic.

Service: Always friendly and attentive service. The bartenders are quite knowledgable about lots of brews and styles.

I really enjoy going to the Creekhouse for beers. It is a little higher priced than some other venues, but it is certainly worth it for me to hit this place up from time to time.

12-11-2011 21:20:13 | More by IronCitySteve
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AMDGFenter

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$

Sharp Edge is one of my favorite places. Basically a house sitting a creek, the bar has a great atmosphere with a bunch of regulars coming in, talking it up with the bartenders and asking for their suggestions. Tons of taps with an emphasis on Belgians, but there is always something great on tap when it comes to American Craft beer. The bartenders know their stuff and are more than willing to help you make a choice. Food is pretty good, as their burgers and pizzas are pretty tasty. If you aren't careful when you go here, you will spend a crapload of money on beer and food. Their bottle selection is way overpriced and I never have, nor never will purchase any bottles from here. However, this place has some great deals, with half off Belgians everyday during their happy hour, plus half off their craft selection every Wednesday and random food deals at times. Overall, come for the great deals on fantastic beer.

04-19-2011 22:16:57 | More by AMDGFenter
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therica

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$

A great place for both food (dining) and beers, especially Belgian beers. There are other places around the city if you're looking for massive on-tap selections (like FatHeads, Smokin' Joes and HopHouse) but for Belgian on-tap this place can't be beat. There's a great selection of fine Belgian beers, both on-tap and bottled.

Dozens of US micro's and craft beers plus more beers from a worldwide selection are offered in bottles. Prices can get a bit high compared to other local venues.

Food- outstanding and a great selection of interesting fare.

Service-- fantastic, attentive and generally very beer-savvy.

Ambience is great, somewhat quaint for dining and the bar is rather nice in its own separate room.

Parking is adequate for the amount of clientele' the building can hold.

11-19-2010 01:05:17 | More by therica
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$

Sharp Edge is the best place in Pittsburgh to find Belgium anything. Beer, inspired food, you name it. The atmosphere isn't too bad. There a nice cornered bar with lots of seats and a nice dining area downstairs. The upstairs dining area is also pretty nice and much more expansive than downstairs. There is a back patio which can't be beat in the spring and summer.

The beer selection is quite good, with everything from TONS of Belgium beers to American micro brews. My only qualm is that the prices are a bit high for the draft. And the prices are even more high for the bottles. They really have a serious markup going for their bottled beers. When I saw Nemesis for $12 a bottle, I thought that was a bit ridiculous. But when I saw Southern Tier Mokah for almost $19, I thought it was priced ridiculously high considering I can get that same bottle for $10 at other places.

07-14-2010 20:19:43 | More by KAP1356
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brewman63

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$

I realized that I haven't updated my review for a few years and a lot has changed since then. They continue to excell at providing the best selection of beers on tap anywhere in the area (particularly Belgiums) but the biggest improvement the past few years has been the food. It has gone to second-rate to first-class. Everything from pizzas to appetizers to sandwiches to entrees to desserts are now fantastic. I have been here on many occasions over the past couple of years and since they've changed their menu I can't think of one thing I've had to eat that has dissapointed me. Gret beer, great food, great atmosphere. What else can you ask for?

06-09-2010 15:49:57 | More by brewman63
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$

Been to all Sharp Edge locations many times, the Creekhouse is one I visit the most (out of convenience and preference).

First off, the Belgian selection here cant be beat. Every visit brings a new handful of not only beers I've never had, but sometimes never heard of. Most taps are served in their respective breweries glassware, a nice added touch. Would LOVE to see more gueuze/lambic/etc on tap though.

The bottle selection is pretty good, and rotates constantly, but it seems they get beers in a good couple weeks-month after other area beer bars, same with domestic taps.

Service is overall good. Servers are well informed about beer names and characteristics, just every once in awhile you will get a moody or somewhat slow server but that happens everywhere and is few and far between here.

The restaraunt itself has a nice laid back and cozy atmosphere, but the bathrooms could use some work. Small and always a bit dirty.

The food is just as stellar as the Belgian selections, there are many staples which I would gladly eat again and again, but they fudge that up by offering a nice seasonal rotating menu with really diverse and interesting dishes that I just always feel the need to try. Rarely am I ever underwhelmed by the food.

Overall, an outstanding eatery/drinkery in the area...one of if not the best.

02-17-2010 21:00:21 | More by Stigs
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mgbickel

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$$

The outside of this place is enough to entice anyone inside, let alone a beer fan. The inside looks as you would think if judging by the outside...darker, original woodwork, multiple levels and rooms.

The main bar area is pub-like...large "L" shaped bar lined with a huge selection of taps. Some seating at tables, a few bar games (darts, touch screens). There are a few coolers behind the bar that house the bottle selections.

The other eating areas include a main dining area, both upstairs and downstairs and an outdoor area, which is very nice...weather permitting!

The highlights of this place are the food, Belgian Beers, and glassware. I have eaten here a few dozen times and have yet to get a bad meal. Highly recommended the Hop Devil Potato Soup!!! Although Belgian beers are not my personal favorite, you have to admire their selection...especially the drafts. And no matter what you order, you will get the proper glassware, if not the brewery's glass itself!

The prices are a little above average for the area, but you get what you pay for. I wouldn't stop in here for a six pack to go, but great for an evening out.

01-04-2010 14:32:11 | More by mgbickel
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

I usually try to stop here at least once on my business trips to the Pittsburgh area. I've been to the Creekhouse several times but at their Friendship location only once. The Creekhouse is a pretty cool place, located in an older "victorian" style house just under the bridge, about 15 minutes from Moon Run and Robinson Township where several hotels are located. If you visit their website, and have never been to one of their locations, don't let the online information sway you one way or another. The beer list is WAY more extensive than what they're posting online. H*ll, these folks are ranked among the TOP Belgian beer places in the U.S. for a GOOD reason. I highly recommend Sharp Edge being a must stop if you're traveling through Pittsburgh. I've never had a bad meal at the Creekhouse, the food is superb, the selection is even better, and the people serving the beer know EXACTLY what they're pouring (that's important to me). I'm blown away by the collection of glassware at this place - expect to have the beer poured in the appropriate and proper glassware. Never fails, I order an obscure beer on tap, and it comes in glassware from the brewer!!! Holy $%#^! This is a cool place. Seek it out.

12-08-2009 02:04:31 | More by jzeilinger
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garbercury

Pennsylvania

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

I have been to three of the four Sharp Edges and this one is probably the coolest. Just a cool looking place with a great selection of beer.

A--Really neat inside. Probably not as spacious as you would think from the outside but never have had a problem finding a seat at the bar.

Q--its the Sharp Edge, high quality

S--Very nice and attentive. Laid back.

S--Excellent. Great bottle selection at this one. As with all of the locations, Belgian selection is pretty predictable and usually void of Quads and Saisons. Boo!

F--Excellent food. Great burgers and Pizza.

12-02-2009 00:55:44 | More by garbercury
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Sharp Edge Creekhouse in Pittsburgh, PA
98 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.