Sharp Edge Beer Emporium
Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ccrida:
4.4/5 rDev +0.2%
If you like Belgians then you will love the Sharp Edge, since they have been awarded Best Belgian Beer Bar in the USA. They have 30 draft taps that only pour Belgians, some of which may not be available on draft elsewhere in the states. They have another 20 taps for micros and imports, and finally two cask pumps. Throw in 5 beer coolers stocked with more Belgians, micros and other imports, and you have a world class selection that is under constant rotation. The best part is that the beer is always fresh, pulled through clean tap-lines and served in the authentic glass. Of course some of the world's best beers are going to be the most expensive, but their prices are right in line with their local competitors. Furthermore, they have an outstanding happy hour from 4:30-6:30pm, with $1 off all drinks, cheap wings (try the buffalo blue) and mini-pizza's, and last but not least, 1/2 off all Belgian drafts! Now you can see why this is easily my favorite bar and where I often go when I'm in the mood for a good beer.
05-26-2006 19:16:36 | More by ccrida
More User Reviews:
3.96/5 rDev -9.8%
The wife and I walked to Sharp Edge after dinner at nearby Spoon. Divey and definitely unassuming from the outside, as some reviewers have pointed out. Sharp Edge reminds me of the working-class bars of Baltimore or Philadelphia. Only this one has got 70 taps!
Inside, the joint is nothing to write home about. Looks like an old diner or family restaurant, homey and comfortable but not very bar-oriented. The crowd is local all the way, and very much into sports. I feel a bit out of place here... but it is cozy, and the bartender is nice.
On draft: Dark Horse Fore, New Holland Ichabod, Sierra Flipside, Terrapin Pumpkin, Uinta Bristlecone, Bells, Coronado, Helltown, Shawnee, Weyerbacher... lots of Pittsburgh brews as well, and 20 Belgians, at high prices. I settled for a Brooklyn Chocolate.
The bottle menu is lacking, but they do have an amazing collection of Hardy's vintages (1986 anyone?)
All draft beers are available for take-out as growlers, but some will cost you an arm, a leg and your monthly mortgage payment.
Sharp Edge is a nice beer bar in a cool neighborhood, but I don't feel compelled to go back.
12-15-2013 18:19:53 | More by DoubleSimcoe
Sharp Edge Beer Emporium in Pittsburgh, PA
96 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.