Bocktown Beer and Grill
Taps: 16 / Bottles: 400
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
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Reviews by WVbeergeek:
4.65/5 rDev +10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
First things first I used to work here and I'm friends with virtually everyone involved with Bocktown, however the same goes for the Sharp Edge, D's, and Fathead's except for the whole being employed thing. I've been looking for good beer in Pittsburgh for over five years now, and I definitely have a respect for folks who are serving the good stuff. However, when you meet another beer enthusiast and not just another person with a business interest than your instantly impressed. Chris Dilla aka BocktownGal gets just as excited over new beers coming into the Burgh as we do, not because of a new product but because it's a new beer to cross her palate.
Atmosphere, well I'm not going to get into light fixtures or dark woods. I'm going to introduce you to a diverse crowd of people that are being turned onto craft beer in a very corporate chain restaurant area. Take a seat at the bar, the outdoor patio, or get tucked into one of the booths and you'll find one thing to be true. And that universal truth of Bocktown is the fact that everyone here is focused on the beer, from the 16 ever rotating taps to the people scanning the multiple glass doored coolers. Definitely a place I bring my friends, professional acquaintances, and family even with a newborn baby girl and a three and half year old boy. Thank god my girlfriend has found a passion in dark beers because that's always a selling point when pitching Bocktown for dinner or a night out in the greater Pittsburgh area.
Quality I judge that on the caliber of brews and the freshness those are two things never compromised here. Come here to find local brews no one else is carrying or the seasonal brew that had you craving the change of weather.
Selection allow me to just list off the last draft menu when I was there this past weekend. East End Monkey Boy, Victory Golden Monky, Penn Pils, Heavy Seas Hop Cannon, Stoudt's Smooth Hoperator, Anderson Valley Blarney Flats Oatmeal Stout, Troeg's Sunshine Pils, Stoudt's Scarlet Lady ESB, Great Divide Hercules DIPA, Sam Adams Summer Ale with a keep the glass promotion, New Holland Red Tulip Ale, Southern Tier Jahvah, Penn Weizenbock, 2005 Great Divide Old Ruffian Barleywine, Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout, and Sea Dog Blueberry Ale. Honest to god something for everybody on draft and if you can't find one of 16 taps than check out the 400+ bottles on hand.
Come meet Chef Scotty and Mike in the kitchen these two hold it down. Definitely an awesome mix of food, bar food they got it, steaks, salads, burgers, or wings. Plus the daily special sheet has some pasta dishes that will knock you out everything from scratch daily with local products emphasized and beer used in the kitchen especially Penn Dark, Pils, and Weizen three flavors that can do alot in the cucina. Reasonable prices across the food menu, however be cautious in the beer cooler don't let sticker shock get in the way if your in the mood for a beer it probably warrants the price on it every thing is marked up the same across the board depending on costs so enjoy.
04-10-2008 18:27:55 | More by WVbeergeek
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Bocktown Beer and Grill in Pittsburgh, PA
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