Mr Smalls Funhouse
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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
2.83/5 rDev -24.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | $$
In town for a concert. Mr. Smalls is a converted church (what isn't a converted church in Pittsburgh?).
Atmosphere: Up a flight or stairs and into the concert hall, the room is large as you'd expect a converted church to be. As Mr. Dulli noted, the front of the room is for the straight edgers, the back for the drunks. A divider separates the two. There is also a small balcony seating area - VIP only from the looks of it. If you're here for a show, why hang out so far removed from the stage? A very cool place to see a show - nice vibe.
Quality: Bar service and food; restrooms were perilous. Staff was vigilant, nailing a smoker a few feet from me. Not the kind of place to go for a beer though.
Service: Good, nothing bad to say. Ticket takers were friendly; bartenders swamped. Perhaps a little more lowkey upstairs.
Selection: Bottles and draft, although macros seemed to be the dominant presence. PBR for the hipsters; Amstel and BMC for those seeking no taste. Very little, if anything, in the way of craft. Come for the show, skip the beer.
Food: A small menu, but N/A.
Parking sucks, so be forewarned. Next time, I'd pre-game at Penn Brewing beforehand.
05-15-2011 19:03:53 | More by akorsak
4.59/5 rDev +22.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
An old church renovated into a music venue. The owners are very earth friendly and loving people. They cater to people who want more than average in life, so of course they have a few good beers. Hop devil, 60 min, troegenator, and more, including hometown favorite Iron City. This venue is beautiful, and they offer a ton of variety in there music and art performers. The area of Pittsburgh may seem a little run down, but it has charm and a few good dives, including Sidelines, right down the street. Good micro selection, including my fav. midas touch. Have fun parking though.
03-07-2007 08:10:19 | More by matthewfuchs
3.83/5 rDev +2.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Another great Pittsburgh locale that is a renovated church, however this establishment didn't go for brewing as their forte'. Mr Smalls Funhouse is the independently owned small music venue that continues to host all of my favorite bands. This place is great for all ages shows it's no problem kiddies stay near the stage while the adults go checkout the great tap selection that's gated off to the youth. Anyway it's hard to find a great brew at most shows you go to see, that's not the case here I've seen taps dedicated to East End (2 now), Victory, Dogfish, Great Lakes in bottles I recall more Victory, DFH, Church, and many more. Bartenders I have no complaints everyone at this place is just straight up cool and well rounded and you can tell by the mix of bands they host gospel, punk, ska reggae, jam bands, alt rock, indie rock, blues, hip hop, you name it. So if your a fan of good music and good beer when in the Burgh hit up Mr. Smalls Funhouse your sure to have a great time. Eat before you go Mr. Small's has hotdogs that roll on the metal poles and maybe a bag of chips or something other than that good luck.
06-07-2006 19:21:37 | More by WVbeergeek
Mr Smalls Funhouse in Millvale, PA
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.