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House of 1000 Beers

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72 Reviews
Reviews: 72
Visits: 107
Avg: 4.36
pDev: n/a
Taps: 24
Bottles: 1,000
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

357 Freeport St
New Kensington, Pennsylvania, 15068-6014
United States
phone: (724) 337-7666

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Place added by: ejimhof on 01-14-2007

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Reviews: 72 | Visits: 107
Reviews by woodychandler:
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4.01/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Transcribed from notes dated M, 26 July 2010.

For the previous reviewer, if you are going to abbreviate its name, why not go with ""HO1KB"? Ha. I don't really care, but brevity should be as brief as possible (typed the ever-loquacious woodychandler).

I was in Da 'Burgh for several days, including an overnight to Erie with tonybeerguy, staying at a local CouchSurfer couple's house. I have known them for several years now and they are always excited to take me to their beer haunts when I come to town.

We began in their tasting room, located in the end of the building. Entering, we made a button-hook left and made our way past a few high circular tables surrounded by high chairs to get to the inverted "L"-shaped dark faux-marble Formica-topped bar along the left wall, facing toward the front of the building. The back bar held two banks of twelve taps each as well as a three-door, four-shelf cooler. A smaller five-shelf cooler sat along the right wall, followed by a a bank of seventeen (!) six-shelf coolers. A bank of simplistic wooden shelves ran down the centerline, separating the bar area from the coolers. The front of the house, so to speak, had another six taps, all of which were dedicated to Belgian imports.

The ambiance was stark, what with exposed cinder block walls, piping and ducting. Lissen, if I CAN drink in my Uncle Steve's basement and at City Beer in SF, I CAN certainly drink here. Stark and spartan, but it helps keep the bottom line in check. I was told that the Wednesday night glass give-away is off the hook, if you are thinking of going.

A great visit, in which I met more of my readers and drank beer in good company with the assistance of a friendly server. I'd like to go back.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Rodosman
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of FoamyHeadDave
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
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 +5.7%
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 +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of JArt
4.01/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of kkdowning
4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of brother_rebus
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Brown120
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of YetiMaas
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Bone53
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
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 +0.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 1

Photo of Dray
4.86/5  rDev +11.5%
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 +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Joseph_Bodziock
4.9/5  rDev +12.4%
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
3.73/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 1.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Jeff412pgh
4/5  rDev -8.3%

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

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Walkerjgt
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.2/5  rDev -3.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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House of 1000 Beers in New Kensington, PA
96 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.