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The Headkeeper

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 7.35%
Taps: 10
Bottles: 600
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

618 S Main St
Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 15601-4078
United States
phone: (724) 838-7439

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-29-2008)
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Reviews by Deuane:
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4.22/5  rDev 0%

Stopped in on a rather cold and blustery Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend 2010. Part of the 2010 post-T-giving "beercation" with Brewslut, FfejHerb and SierraGS.

The old adage of, "don't judge a book by it's cover" certainly applies to The Headkeeper. From out in the parking lot the place looks like it could be a strip club, biker bar, pool hall or all rolled in to one! Upon walking in the door though any entertainment of those ideas quickly vanish.

A long skinny place with the "fat part" up in front with about 6-8 tables for dining. The long bar resides along the left wall and the BEER COOLERS (16 doors worth if you are into counting sucj things!) reside along the right wall. BTW--the coolers are chocked FULL of craft, imports and micros...impressive even to this jaded old fart! An unused nook (at least on this cold November night) is an interesting looking deck area that obviously has potential during more temperate times.

Eight taps pump out all craft draft. While this number is a touch on the "average" side for me but the amount of bottle choices make up for the lack.

Our server was a pleasant and attentive young miss. I do remember sitting a bit too long for our bill but in her defense I think we had hit a change in shift. Overall I was pleased with the service we received.

Now..the beer is impressive, and that is why we BA's go to such places right? But, a (wo)man's gotta eat too, right?

Well, well...The Headkeeper will keep your palate jumping with their VERY impressive "American" (sized) tapas menu! Full of innovative, interesting and mouth watering choices to be sure. In addition, this menu is always changing so visit often and come away impressed, like me! BTW, if you like calamari I wholehearted recommend it but, beware, they serve enough of it to you will swear they must use one of the GIANT squids strainght out of a Melville novel!

Overall, The Headkeeper is an impresive addition to the western PA beer scene. With the recent loss of the Red Star Brewpub in town I am happy to see that Greensburg area craft beer and food aficionados have a place to kick back and relax!

Deuane, Jan 02, 2011
More User Reviews:
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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

BigRizz62, Aug 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

seanpsu33, Aug 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

metallurgist, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Maurice_Amon, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of psuKinger
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%

This is a great little gem of a spot in downtown Greensburgh. The food menu is all Tapas, prepared fresh on a little stove setup they have right behind the bar. Kind of cool. The draft beer list, while small (14ish?) is imaginitive. They get good mileage out of those 14 taps. They have several large coolers opposite the bar, help-yourself-style (good for browsing and checking freshness dates, which is one of the many things I love about this place) for bottled beer. My guess would be they have around 600 varieties in bottle? Plenty to choose from...

The Tapas are very good, such that I want to eat here every time I'm in the area. Sadly, they often don't open until 3:00 PM, so lunch is never an option...

Glassware is handled right here. Always clean, always appropriate for the style. Wait staff generally has a good understanding of the beers as well, and are attentive as your glass moves from full to empty.

This is one of my five favorites "Craft Beer" spots in the greater Pittsburgh area.

psuKinger, Jul 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Sudsbrewer, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%

Finally got out to this spot and was glad I did.

The selection here is quite large. Probably a dozen doors of coolers opposite the bar, with American brews on the right and the hoard of international brews on the left. There are 10 taps, if I am not mistaken. Selection was diverse and thorough. You couldn't really ask for much more. Service was a bit slow, bit decent enough. I didn't go for food this time, but will next time. A good spot worth checking out; even worth a half hour drive from where I live.

RblWthACoz, May 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Saxboy10, Feb 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

JessicaBurgo, Jan 28, 2014
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The Headkeeper in Greensburg, PA
93 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.