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Bocktown Beer and Grill

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Bocktown Beer and GrillBocktown Beer and Grill

41 Reviews
Reviews: 41
Visits: 66
Avg: 4.23
pDev: n/a
Taps: 16
Bottles: 400
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

690 Chauvet Dr
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15275-1043
United States
phone: (412) 788-2333

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bocktown

Place added by: WVbeergeek on 11-16-2006

Sunday - Thursday: 11am - 12am
Friday - Saturday: 11am - 1am
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Photo of OGFGabv
3.85/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Good food, usually an OK tap line up. The bartenders and servers are always friendly and engaging. Pretty decent bottle selection, but not always the freshest born on dates in the cooler.

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Photo of beersoles
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

I come to Pittsburgh 4-5 times a year and I hardly ever skip this place. First time I was here was a couple of weeks after it opened, Christmas 06. I was very impressed with the beer selection and quality. Now after God knows how many visits over the past six plus years, I'm still happy everytime I walk through their door. Finally getting around to giving them the review they deserve. Don't miss this place if you're in the area. Great beer and food.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

This is the anti-strip mall restaurant, that happens to be located in a strip mall. Clearly, there has been thought put into things here. Decor is nice and well done; you don't feel at all like you are in a huge shopping center. Big bonus points for no lights in the coolers. Selection is thorough, and I actually saw things I haven't seen anywhere else in Pittsburgh. It bums me out when I see that a restaurant won't cook a burger below medium though. They always end up coming well done and cooked through when that happens. And people are saying they are focusing on higher quality food? I don't see that. Not with a pre-processed and smushed to smithereens beef patty. My compliments to the chef/cook for still being able to turn out a nice enough burger though. Will adjust my score and comments on service if I visit again as I don't want to base my entire opinion based on one experience.

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Photo of Beerparrot
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Chris and Tara command alot from a deserving staff. Lots of beer knowledge, good service and a most pleasant atomosphere, especially sitting outside on the patio on a cool night.

Food selection is good, best she-crab soup ever!
Beer selection, we were drinking beers that had just come into Pittsburgh before others were geting them. Can't beat that plus they have beers that are no longer available elsewhere. Watch for their specials, plus the BIG bottle specials on Sunday which favor the wallet.

Can't go wrong with good beer and great food, they definitely have a winner!

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Photo of weller1js
3.4/5  rDev -19.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Have been to this place a couple of times passing through the Pittsburgh area, always nice to find a place with a large beer selection.

Atmosphere: the restaurant is located on the end of a strip mall, with a narrow and deep dining and bar area indoors, as well as outside seating (I have yet to sit outside when visiting). The front dining area features booths opposite nine beer bottle coolers and the bar area. All-in-all, the place seems a bit cramped with tables set up between booths and the bar, which can make it seem very crowded at times.

Service: typical pub service, seemed a bit slow at times, but it was busy on my last visit so it was reasonable wait under the circumstances. They also bagged up my to-go beer selections, which was nice.

Selection: about 11-12 taps to choose from, nice range of items, the occasional out-of-season on there as well (they had Troegs Mad Elf on tap in July). Their bottle selection is presented in an 8-9 door cooler case, fairly good selection from local/regional microbrews to harder to find selections (especially in PA given their archaic and bureaucratic beer distribution laws), also a fair amount of imported crafts.

Food: hasn't dissapointed me yet, typical pub food menus, some items with Pittsburgh-style touches. They also pride themselves on being part of the "localvore" movement, with much of their ingredients from the area. Their fries are top knotch as well, hand cut Idaho potatoes customizable with 30+ toppings to add to them, large servings of fries with a fair price.

Value: I would say that the food and on tap prices are reasonable/a bit pricey, but their bottle prices, even with the to-go discount had a higher markup than expected. Not a place I would go regularly to stop up on some different beers, but very good food and on-tap selections.

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Photo of Alkey
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I had a chance to visit this place with some friends late thursday evening. First thing i noticed was the many colorful craft brew advertising signs both outside and indoors and the many self serve coolers for their bottle selection.

We had been place at a table pretty much instantly as we walked in and the waitress took our drink orders. They had a nice selection of craft beers on tap and a huge selection of over priced bottles.

As we enjoyed our first order of beers we browsed the menu for some tasty eats. At that time I noticed small bugs or gnats flying around us and one even took a swim in my beer.(they had the doors open all night to the outside beer garden so the bugs most likely came from there) I thought of saying something but just fished it out and continued to enjoy my beer.

After the food arrived we all shared a bite of the many things we had ordered. Most of the food i had tried was average to good and seemed a bit to expensive.

We finished eating and browsed the giant bottle selection before enjoying the beer garden for one last drink. The cheap flimsy plastic tables could sure use an upgrade.

Overall the experience was just average/good but lacks anything to make me want to return. I might though someday as I remember seeing signs for live music and special events on weekends.

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Photo of AMDGFenter
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I have been to this place multiple times. Pretty small place, tucked into a random strip center in the consumerist mecca that is Robinson. Honestly, when I come with my buddies, we come for the Bocktown Burger. Probably one of the best burgers I have ever had. Their other burgers simply do not compare to this one. Fries are also very good here. They always have craft beer on tap, but some of it can be hit or miss in terms of selection and quality. Also, there are no deals or a happy hour, which is definitely a bummer. Large bottle selection, but I have never gotten any because of the price mark-up. Service is pretty meh, as waiters usually don't ask to refill your water and are generally pretty slow. A burger, fries, and a couple beers will run you $20+. In all honesty, if I just want good beer for cheaper, I head over to Mad Mex or Sharp Edge during their Happy Hours. However, I really do enjoy this place solely for a Bocktown Burger, Fries, and some good beer.

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Photo of goblue3509
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

You walk in and their are colors with loose six packs and bombers on your left, and then the bar behind that. I was their for the Beaver Brewing tasting. The quality of the selection was good, a good well rated stuff was in the coolers and on tap. The selection was also good, with their being some stuff I hadn't seen at other six pack stores and bars. The food was average, some of the stuff was good, but others were disappointing. The pricing for bottles seemed a bit high, but the on tap selections seem to be okay.

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Photo of Jayli
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Hit this place up on 11/10

This is a great little bar that I wish I had known about earlier in my stay in Pittsburgh! Several tables line the place, with a rather small but nice bar. 15 taps lines with a nice variation of Great Lakes, Bells, Victory, Duck Rabbit and other beers. When you first walk in, there is a huge cooler of beers where you can mix and match. Dear god, I could go wild here! Next time, I'm driving to Pitt so that I can mix and match til my heart is content!
Service was good, and the food looked and smelled incredible... sadly, I was unable to try anything.
I would definitely hit this place up again on my next trip out to the Burgh!

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Photo of Bi0hazrd
4.4/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I have been here a few times. Overall I like it. The bartenders/barmaids know their beer. The food is pretty good with some nice unusual combinations. The fries are awesome. There are 15 taps and they take care of the lines well. There is a huge selection of bottles. They also do a mix and match take out six packs as well as bombers. Wednesdays there are free tastings and Tuesdays there is live music. The service is good even when crowded. Value is about as expected. A good place to visit if you are near Robinson Towne Center.

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Photo of wvsabbath
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Ive been here a few times and each time im a little more dissapointed then last. You walk and the main walk way is right beside the coolers and the tables , all you ever get done doing is moving to let people go by as you try to look at the beers. So usually i sit down and order. On draft they usually got 15-20 beers on draft. The food is always great but, pricey. 10$ for a reuben sandwich and no fries included? Come on. So after i order i check out the beers. 100-150 beers in cooler, standard micros and some imports. Theres usually a few rare gems there but much like the food, too expensive. They wanted 17$ for a stone vertical were ive got it for 12. 15$ for a founders kbs, ive got it for 10-12$. 15$ for la fin du monde, average 10-12$. But, the servers have all been really nice, and food is usually quick and hot. So all in all, its ok, but i never buy any beer there, and usually leave hungry.

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Photo of IronCitySteve
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Stopped in here while furniture shopping at Robinson Towne Center.

This is a really nice place if you are looking for a wide variety of beer. They have 15+ beers on tap. They also have a TON of bottles. We were told they had over 400 different bottles.

They have a decent selection of local beers, but they have lots of domestic and foreign beers. If there is a style and country you wish to have your beer from, they have a bottle for you. Bottles are available to purchase to take home as well.

The service is pretty good. It was lunch time on the weekend and there was a decent crowd. The bartenders know their stuff when it comes to beer. Very friendly and willing to talk shop.

The food is your typical bar fare. Nothing terrible, but nothing spectacular.

They have free tastings on Wednesday night which is a nice added bonus.

Definitely a must stop if you are out in the Robintown Towne Center area or on your way to and from the airport!

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Photo of jts2003
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

The beers were a little on the pricier side, but very well worth it. If you are unsure about anything, just ask for a sample. The bartenders will gladly pour you a few different things to try. They also have a great knowledge of all the beers. If you say, I like miller light, they'll come up with one that should match your style (more like black and tan for myself).

Food is simple bar food, but done VERY well. I recommend any chowder that is on their daily special. And all 'Bocktown special' sandwiches are superb. Beers ~6 each, food ~10-13

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Photo of sholland119
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

One of regular stops on our visits to see our daughter who is in school out here.

Bocktown is located in the far back corner of the massive Robinson Town Center. Getting there, and getting out of the shopping center, can be unpleasant in prime time. Worth it, though.

There is a medium sized dining room right inside the door with a very small bar on the left. Lots of coolers with a huge selection of bottled beer make this a great spot for to go beer. In good weather, there is a nice size outdoor deck for dining.

The tap list is always well chosen, with an emphasis on local and nearby breweries like East End and Great Lakes. Terrapin and New Holland also get a fair amount of love here, which is nice.

Food is ho hum, which we find to be the norm in Pittsburgh, I am sorry to say. They have a nice fresh and local emphasis, but the execution is uneven and at times indifferent. Service can be good, or it can be inattentive or annoying.

I have high hopes for this place as it has a lot of potential with better execution.


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Photo of Stigs
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Been here a few times over the past year or so...each time I go in I am a bit taken aback by the selection. Pretty much if you can find it in the area, Bocktown has it.

The tap list is always so-so for me, they never seem to have anything I *really* would go out of my way for, and a lot of the on taps are just mediocre beers or not my style (though I like everything). Price list on tap though is pretty good and a huge plus for being able to order flights (rare around here).

That being said, while the bottle selection is outstanding, the prices are not. They also do not have bottle prices listed in the cooler. I have bought bottles there in the past, and will continue only to do so on Sundays when big bottles are 25% off. There have been a few times where I have picked out something from the cooler and taken it back because of overpricing.

The food, typical bar fare, is average at best. You get what you pay for, as it is pretty reasonable to eat (and get stuffed).

Service has been quite good, drink and food orders taken swiftly. One particular waitress qas quite good at recommending drinks for my girlfriend, and also good at "talking shop".

I guess I would make it here slightly more if it was more convenient (Robinson is a bit of an annoying hike for me). But overall a good place, happy to see more around here.

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Photo of mgbickel
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

This is a great little place for both beer and food!

Coolers run down the left side of the building while booths line the right. The bar and kitchen sit next to the coolers. Seating can get a little congested during busy hours, but they have a nice sized room in the back and outdoor seating available (weather permitting). Exposed brick and flat panel TVs give the dining/bar area a NY loft feel. Non Smoking.

The beer selection is ample. The coolers are fully stocked with various domestic, local and seasonal brews. Both the bottles and drafts are rotated with regularity.

The staff is knowledgeable. They can make recommendations for matching beer to your food order (or vice versa!).

Speaking of the food...this may be the strongest attribute of this place! Everything I have ordered has been exceptional. I would highly recommend the crab rolls!!

The menu is priced in line with similar places. The bottle prices are a little on the high side, but not outrageous.

I always suggest Bocktown to my out of town friends. It is a great place to talk and enjoy beer.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I was directed by the owner, Chris Dilla, to make sure that I came here during one of my too-infrequent visits to Da 'Burgh. How could I fail to follow such a directive? They even had a 22' X 10' deep biergarten, although the late November chill put a kibosh to that idea. Entering, there was a bank of 9 doors coolers to the immediately left with booths lining the right wall. Standard tables and chairs ran down the centerline with the kitchen to the left, halfway aft. A separate seating area was all of the way aft on the left, with the lavs just past it, down a narrow corridor. Smoke-free.

Beer: 16 drafts plus 16 back-up plus everything in the coolers. Smoke-free.

Food: Pittsburgher, Beer Belly Fries with Bacon n' Cheese sauce, side salad. Yoi!

Since my initial visit, I have been back several times. Chris and I are the same age and had I not gone into the Navy out of high school, she and I might have been classmates at Pitt. My most memorable visit was on the return trip of Summer '08 when Tony Knipling (of Vecenie's) and I met Chris for beers on the Biergarten. Her staff was astounded at the amount of knowledge sitting out there and some worked up the courage to pick our collective brains. This is a must visit up in them thar hills.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I absolutely LOVE this place. Every time I'm in Pittsburgh (usually on business), I go to this place. I had NO idea it was there and learned about it through the hotel I usually stay at that's right up the street. Once I discovered this place, I can;'t get enough. The owner, Chris, totally rocks. Was in the "Burgh on business and my family drove out to meet me for the weekend while my parents came in from Indiana. I was talking with Chris and was dissapointed that a few days earlier they had the Southern Tier Creme' Brulee' on tap, then took it off - which happened to be a beer my wife really like and has never had the opportunity to experience it on tap. Chris actually put it back on tap for that weekend so we could enjoy it! I was blown away, that was absolutely incredible, I'll never forget it and will ALWAYS support this establishment.

The food is always good, and the beer selection is second to none. On the down side, because of the Pittsburgh tax laws, carry out beer there can cost a %$#@'n FORTUNE, that's the only down side, no fault of Bocktown's. I would recommend this place to anyone coming to the area. It's a great atmosphere and they often have live music. It' a beer lover's destination.

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Photo of johannasclimacus
4.78/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited on 8/12 for dinner and the Founders tasting

The atmosphere here is very good, which might be somewhat surprising given that it's in the corner of a strip mall. I'm sure that plays to the advantage of the business because it is centralized and picks up a lot of retail traffic, but for me it is the one slight nitpick that keeps the atmosphere from being a 5. Other than that, it's definitely one of the best places to chill and have a beer and some good food in Pittsburgh. For out of towners who fly, keep this one especially in mind because it is by far the best place that's closest to the airport.

As with the atmosphere - strip malls aside - the quality and service is outstanding here. It was busy, with lots of people flying around, but our waitress was great. The two wholesale representatives doing the sampling were cool as well, BSing with the customers and giving out some good info (got a tip on when KBS will tap and where in PGH).

I think the selection is very good here as well. It's not a mindblowing amount of variety, but the variety they have in bottles is good. It's more of a high end variety that seems to be used to compliment the taps. There are 16 taps and the list seems to rotate pretty often. No crap on tap is a very big plus for me, simply because I'm not interested in drinking crap and I don't really care to see beer bars pander to those who do and waste a tap spot that could be used to feature a better beer. The other nice thing here is that the draft lists seems to be a little more eclectic than other places around town, which is a nice bonus. They still have a few great staples that go great with anything, but there's potentially some good matchups here. It would be nice to see some special night where they do beer and chocolate or cheese and chocolate (maybe they already do).

Food was very good, not your typical bar food aside from the ridiculously huge french fry platters. If you wanted to come with 4 or 5 people and get some beers with fries, go for the Yinzer and you will be set. The rest of the food is good. I had the Bocktown Burgher which was cheddar, BBQ sauce, fried onions, and bacon, and it was cooked well. The grilled italian bread instead of a bun was a really nice touch.

The food prices are excellent, but the beers vary. My friend and I also got a six pack, so I can comment some there. The bottles probably vary, but I think they are pretty comparable with most places around Pittsburgh after the various discounts (you get 1 dollar off 1 bottle in six packs and then two more off if you have the Bocktown cooler). We bought higher end stuff that I don't buy often, so our six pack was expectedly pretty expensive. We each got one of the Founders Devil Dancers, which were 10 dollars each before the discount, but to be expected given the extremely limited quantity. I was happy to find Burton Baton, as everywhere else I've looked is out of it. It was 6.50 before the discount, so I don't know how that compares, but I was happy to pay it. I would probably avoid Bocktown for mixing six packs of non-limited releases or most things that can be found elsewhere. There are places which focus more on being six pack shops that do a better job of it, but the cooler is used well in Bocktown. Next time I am looking for some stuff that's harder to find, it will probably be my first stop.

My draft was 4.50 I think which is pretty reasonable. Overall, the quality of food and drafts is pretty solid. I would probably go with the mindset of paying a little more than some other places, but it's definitely worth it. Price-wise it's probably about on par with Fathead's.

Overall, a great experience, especially with the Founders tasting. I plan to go back for some more tastings and special Tappin' Thursdays, but as Robinson is more of a drive for me, I will have to make my trips to Bocktown a special occasion.

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Photo of OneDropSoup
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I'm happy to report finding a good place to grab a beer after a long visit to IKEA!

Nice atmosphere to the place, inside & out. I like the patio a lot. The inside's got a little of that sleek, new strip mall restaurant feel, but that's not necessarily a bad thing -- kind of comforting in a way, especially compared to elbow-to-elbow city bars.

The beer selection was impressive -- this was the first place I'd seen Gratitude bottles in a cooler. I can't say there was much new brought to the table, for the area, but it's competitive at least. One thing I found intriguing was the controversial practice of infusing (*gasp*) taps with seasonings. I tried my wife's coriander-&-something-else-infused Whirlwind & was pleasantly surprised.

The food was good: I dug the hummus appetizer & crab roll sandwich. Our waitress was attentive & patient, one of the perks of plaza establishments -- the customer comes first.

Save for some d-bag on the patio having a loud, personal conversation on his cellphone, the experience was pleasant: the beer was tasty, the food satisfying, the open air dining on a nice Saturday evening rounded it up to a "thumbs up."

On an extra note: this place definitely supports craft beer fans, as demonstrated after Beer Wars when the proprietor (I think her name's Chris) invited viewers to Bocktown for a complementary draft. That's class!

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Photo of Kolsch
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Stopped by for dinner after coming home from the airport.

Atmosphere: Cooler of singles upon entering the bar on the left with tables behind the bar. I like the vibe this place gives off, not pretentious but more welcoming.

Quality/Selection: 16 Taps I believe and no BMC. Some notables include: Founders Double Trouble & Cerise, Ommegang Hennepin & Great Divide Yeti. There were also some common crafts including Troegs, Great Lakes & Erie. They move thru a lot of beer here, so taps are constantly rotating. Behind the bar there is 2 "Buckets" of tap handles that show you what is coming on next. I like that.

Service: has always been good here, no complaints.

Food: food is very good here and what I believe to be a good value. $6.99 for a monster fish sandwich that is really tasty.

Value: Food prices are very reasonable. I have not shopped for singles so I can't comment on prices. Pint prices are average to above average. Great Lakes Eliot Ness $4.50/pint, which is about average. Hennepin at $6.50 for a 12oz pour was in my opinion high. $5.50 would be more reasonable. You can also get a $1-$3.50 sample size pour (glass looks to be 5oz), which in my opinion is a good deal if you don't want a whole pint.

Overall: I really like the place and wish it was closer to my house and not in the retail mess of Robinson. One complaint that I do have is there are no prices or ABV listed on the beer menu. I find this irritating when fine craft beer establishments do not put this on the beer menus.

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Photo of Yetiman420
5/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

One of the best bottle shops I've had the pleasure of visiting and spending lots of money.

Amazing and pricey selection of the best beers Pittsburgh has to offer with no single bottle rules on rare beers like Voodoo Black Magick (I picked up ten). They give you a 25% discount on the bottles for carry out. It's pricey, but they had all the good stuff. Here's some of the gems from my receipt (including discount)...

Voodoo Black Magick - $12 each (12 oz)
Voodoo Big Black Voodoo - $12 each (22 oz)
Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti - $16 (22 oz)
2006/2007 East End Gratitude - $28 (large bottle)
Weyerbacher 13 - $7 (12 oz)

They also offer "blind" 6 packs wrapped in a paper bag based on style. I thought this was a clever idea.

I sampled a couple of 4 oz beers for $1 and $2.75 (higher ABV). Noteworthy taps...

Southampton Biere de Garde
East End Fat Gary
Erie Drakes Crude Stout
Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale
Weyerbacher Quad
Southern Tier Gemini
Atwater Vanilla Java Porter
North Coast RIS
SN Bigfoot
Erie Maibock

I was able to chat a bit with the owner Chirs and the woman who buys beer for them. The concept is a place with great beer and food and I would say they've executed to near perfection.

If you're in Pittsburgh looking for the best beers in the city, Bocktown is an essential stop.

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Photo of treyrab
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

5 minutes from my house. Can't beat that.

A: Atmosphere is great with spacious bar, eating area, and outside patio eating area for those nice days!

S: Each time I have been there the service was phenomenal, very fast and friendly.

S: The selection is rather good, with plenty of Southampton, Great Divide, DFH, North Coast, Bells, Weyerbacher, Victory, Troegs, and some Belgians, but not many.

F: The food is always great here, whether it be lunch or dinner

The price is a bit steep compared to other places in PA that I have been.

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Photo of katan
3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

It is a small world after all:

I had a call to spend an extra night in Pitt after spending a weekend downtown at Heinz, PNC, and Carson St. Ended up staying at the Microtel next door to the Bocktown. Perfect - and dangerous.

I had nothing else to do - so lets just say I stopped in on 3 different occasions over 12 hours. Which should also be an indication that I did like the place.

The place is smaller than what the pictures would indicate, as its an end cap on a strip mall. It has about 6-7 coolers full of bottle beer when you enter. At the bar, you can drink from their 12 taps or grab any bottle from the coolers. I have to admit that PA's beer laws confuse me.

The taps ranged from Southern Tier, to Atwater, to Magic Hat, Great Divide, Great Lakes, to Southern Tier. I loved everyone of them. I tried all of them through their 1 oz for a buck deal.

Had one beer at of the cooler - the Southern Tier jav-ha stout. Very tasty.

Food was good - recommend the Bocktown burger. Fries were good as well.

Service was fantastic - very personable and knowledgeable about beer. DJ and Dayson both took dang good care of me.

It was on a Sunday, so I didn't expect it to be a rocking establishment. The crowds were light, but consistent.

I have to admit that I was frustrated that this place in PA has a better selection of Colorado beers than we do in Iowa.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A. I really, really like this place. Its just a bit dark, with a really cool bar area. You will normally see me sitting there.

Q. Everything there is good, from the food to the beer selection, plus they have wine and liquor to suit everybody's needs.

S. Service has always been really good, some barkeeps are more knowledgable than others, but everyone there is really nice and I like to hang out there.

S. Selection is good, with 12 rapidly rotating taps where its to the point every time I go there , something new is on tap. Sometimes I'm there days in a row. Like the past two days, and tonight.

F. The food there is pretty good. I enjoy the Buffalo Chicken dip and the Bocktown burger.

Value: The brew is a bit pricey. Food not too bad. Keg prices vary, anything high ABV seems to be way over priced. Six packs to go are also very expensive but the selection is very good most of the time.


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Bocktown Beer and Grill in Pittsburgh, PA
93 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.