Bocktown Beer and Grill

Not Rated.
Bocktown Beer and GrillBocktown Beer and Grill
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

60 Ratings
Ratings: 60
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: n/a
Taps: 16
Bottles: 400
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bocktown

Notes:
Sunday - Thursday: 11am - 12am
Friday - Saturday: 11am - 1am

(Place added by: WVbeergeek on 11-16-2006)
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Reviews by arnulfooxblood:
Photo of arnulfooxblood
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Stopped by this place after reading a review in the Post-Gazette when I was in town back in December. It used to be that the Sharpe Edge was really the only game in town on this side of Pittsburgh, but Bocktown seems like a great alternative.

As you walk in, the left hand side of the room before you get to the bar is taken up by a number of refrigerators. A beautiful selection! A lot of regional beers that surprised me. Some Flying Bison beers that I haven't seen since I lived in Buffalo, a big selection of Great Lakes etc. Lot of imports and some Belgians. Nice selection on tap with the beers listed on a large chalkboard above the bar. Unfortunately it was a little hard to see the board from where we were sitting.

We ordered a number of appetizers, all of which were quite good.

The waitress was competent and friendly. She didn't seem to mind the various friends that kept joining us as the night progressed. Chris Dilla, the owner (I believe) stopped by the table to talk to us.

Penguin game was on the large television, which was a nice treat since I
had not been able to see them very regularly in Florida.
Great to see quality beer creeping in to Western PA!

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4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Photo of Beerparrot
4.45/5  rDev +6%
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!

Photo of weller1js
3.4/5  rDev -19%
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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Bocktown Beer and Grill in Pittsburgh, PA
93 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.