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House of 1000 Beers


74 Reviews
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Type: Bar, Eatery, Store

357 Freeport St
New Kensington, Pennsylvania, 15068-6014
United States

(724) 337-7666 | map

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Added by ejimhof on 01-14-2007

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Reviews: 74 | Ratings: 110
Reviews by greg4579:
Photo of greg4579
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

This is the best place in Pittsburgh for selection. If it was closer I would be in a lot of trouble. The beers are everywhere and dare I say slightly unorganized, but I like it. You never know what gem you are going to find in there. I have never gotten anything at the bar, but everytime I am there it seems packed, so that must be a good thing. The owner is really helpful as well.

Prices are about the best that I have seen in Pittsburgh. Some of the rarer items are pricey, but that goes without saying. Their is a bargain shelf that I have pulled some pretty good beers from before too.

My only complaint is that there are some bottles that are old/past their prime. Just make sure to check them.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ArtAttackEd
4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of DrDemento456
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

One the best bottle shops in Pittsburgh with actually over 1000 different types of craft beers to choose from. This place has gone through a lot of changes in later years back in the day offering mix six packs as cheap as $10 then increased to 10.95. Now they have buy 5 bottles and get the 6th free which in the end comes to about $18 a six pack not the worst deal. Especially finding stuff you're not going to find anywhere else. Bomber selection is expensive but that's understandable for PA.

Overall I think I'm going to shop at carnivores now since the price is getting a bit out of hand at this shop and will only go there to mix a six pack if I'm in need of new brews.

One final note they do overcharge quite a bit for one off and limited releases so you may want to shop around before putting down 4 to 5 dollars for that single.

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Photo of RupePSU
4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Awesome selection (draft and bottles) and reasonable prices. Menu is typical bar food, but it's well done. Great spot.

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Photo of Rodosman
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of FoamyHeadDave
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

A little out of the way if you live outside of the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh, but worth the trip for a couple of reasons. (1.) John, the GM, is the friendliest guy you'll ever meet. Always willing to talk and has recommended some amazing beers to me over the years. (2.) As noted in some other reviews, some evenings they are a little short staffed, but they all work very hard and always have smiles on their faces when serving you. (3.) Beer selection is out of this world, especially their "bomber" selection. Yes, a little pricey, but they will have bottles you won't find anywhere else in the area. (4.) And this is the best reason to stop...THE GIANT PRETZEL! At $11 you might think it's crazy to order, but when this thing shows up in a small pizza box with the most awesome dipping mustards you've ever tasted...trust me...you'll thank me later.

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Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

I took my girl and a few friends to this mecca of beers. The beer we had on tap was really good. If you ask for a sample to try before you buy they give you a tiny shot glass of beer. Wow, guys you are so generous. You are completely o.k. to go up to the giant cooler and grab a bottle to drink at your table. As far as the beer goes the selection and quality if really good. The service that night was very lackluster. My girlfriend got a burger that was burnt to almost hockey puck purportions. They gladly comped her for her meal and made another burger for her. Sadly, she said that the second burger was way under cooked. All of our other meals were fine. That night they had a festival somewhere else going on at the same time. So, there were literally only two females covering the entire floor in the front and an entire other area of tables. The bar tender ended up serving our table at a certain point. I mean, if you are going to send most of your staff to a festival that night, why not plan ahead and book some extra staff to stay at the bar/restaraunt? Poor planning and ofcourse poor execution. That being said, maybe it was an off night for them.

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Photo of Grodd87
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of JArt
4.01/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of kkdowning
4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of brother_rebus
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Brown120
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of YetiMaas
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Bone53
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

Staff member was knowledgeable about beer and directed me to different ones. Definitely the best selection iv seen in the Pittsburgh area. They have certain beers you can mix and match for $10.95, but most of them are around that price at Giant Eagle anyways.. its cool being able to mix n match them though. Then there are beers that are more scarce, and you are going to pay a premium with that. However, some of those beers you can get at a reasonale price. Buy five beers and the sixth one (cheapest one) is a penny. The two negatives i would say about this place is the high price on certain hard to find beers, and beers being past their best by date. Theres more supply than demand and beers sit for months and months before being bought. Thats not good for an IPA. Moral of the story: Play smart and dont be tricked into paying a ridiculous price for a sought after beer, and either look for a date on IPAs or buy beers that age well. Just my two cents. Cheers!

I paid $30 for a sixer and bomber of highly rated beers that iv never been able to find before. Kind of high, but for those reasons i tell myself its worth it. I say its worth splurging here every once in a while or on special occasions

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Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 1

Photo of Dray
4.86/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

WOW!! literally a thousand beers! The mix six price was set lower than anywhere ive been, ever. There are beers there that I have never seen in western PA. I was blown away and as I was verbalizing how blown away with the selection I was one of the staff directed me toward their draft list! BOOM!!!! Oh yeah, we do growlers too!! Well over 35 beers on tap and I'm not talking Miller, Bud or Coors.

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Joseph_Bodziock
4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

They don't just sell beer; they're smart, fun, creative and very helpful. I'd go higher than 5 on the selection if I could. Offers among the best, if not the best, selection of beers on-tap. The food is fairly basic, but good, and getting better.

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Photo of Craft_Imperial
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Adjusted my food rating. Since the remodeling and upgrade to the food menu the prices have gone up and I no longer go here. This used to be my go to place. Some draft prices are higher than I've seen anywhere and plus it is a 10.5 oz. Hope things become reasonable again and I'll come back, nice atmosphere, good bartenders and manager.

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Photo of JuMa44
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of baybum
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of hilberryj
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Jeff412pgh
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Great selection for the area. Little pricey but I manage to convince myself it's worth it every time.

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Photo of McMatt7
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Walkerjgt
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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House of 1000 Beers in New Kensington, PA
96 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.