Rick's Sports Bar & Grill
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Taps: 70 / Bottles: 230
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 4 | Show All Ratings:
4.08/5 rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
This is on my way home from Pittsburgh and its always a favorite stop.
Atmosphere- its the definition of sports bar. Its huge inside and there are TVs everywhere...every single booth has its own TV. Since it has a lot of BMC products and BMC special deals, it brings in a rather undesirable crowd at times.
Selection-I've been to very few places with a bigger selection of taps. There something here for everyone. The cooler is also filled with some great brews.
Food-well this is a hit or miss. I've ordered great meals and some mediocre ones. If you can find a favorite dish here, this might be come a favorite stop.
All in all, this place is great and I come here often when in the area. Any fan of beer or any fan of sports will love this place. I just wish a place this big with such a great tap list and so much televised sports existed in florida.
12-06-2010 05:03:56 | More by AdamBear
3.4/5 rDev -7.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
You can't miss this place -- it's the size of a box chain store with multiple tiers of parking lot & a huge sign on the highway.
I can see the vibe appealing to a lot of people, but it's really not my thing. Like a Mom & Pop Dave & Buster's: huge open dining & bar area, neon neon neon, about 4 dozen TVs of different sizes, most with some sporting event or another on them, an arcade area. Definitely a "fun" atmosphere for a Saturday night or happy hour, but the opposite of what I'd want.
The selection is good, definitely has it by volume -- though there's nothing real "rare", 60 taps is nothing to sneeze at. Lots of craft representation, & multiple taps were devoted to Blue Point, Troegs, Victory, Sam Adams, Atwater Block, & Bell's each. Also every macro you could ask for.
The service was friendly, but a little slow -- this was early Saturday afternoon, not exactly crowded, but the one woman tending bar seemed to be stretched a little thin. I was also given a chilled shaker pint for my Hennepin -- bad news. Made a point of asking for non-chilled next time. The selection is very nice, but I have a feeling the staff don't really know how to handle it. It's nice that they're trying to have something for everyone, but that should also mean being a little more accomodating to the beer geeks.
The food was plentiful, but kind of *eh*. Definitely sports bar food, wouldn't stop me from going back.
Some definite minuses, but ones that can be overlooked. The mix-&-match 6 pack deals are pretty good, too. Not sure that I'd seek this place out, but I definitely keep it in mind when I'm looking for a good brew in the area. Not sure if I'd be up for peak hours, either. Nice to see a big, loud sports bar that's keeping good in mind, though.
01-30-2010 22:43:09 | More by OneDropSoup
3.4/5 rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$$
Atmosphere- Great place to watch the game with buddies. Even better place if these buddies enjoy good beer. Many TVs, all tuned in to different games from all the major sporting leagues.
Quality- The beer is generally served in its correct glassware. Temperature, however, is a different story. Have yet to have a stale beer from ricks. The glasses are cleaned by machine, but are spotless.
Service- Average to a little bit below. The overall service was OK, but a total lack of knowledge of beer by the staff was not a turn on for me. If you asked them a question, they basically spit out some literature that came with the keg.
Selection- Pretty good selection of beers. Many American and foreign options.Some stuff that you wouldn't usually find in rural PA, such as Bell's. Many PA breweries, were represented, too, which is always awesome in my mind.
Food- The variety of food was good, but overall it was about average bar quality. Nothing spectacular; the wings were pretty good, but nothing to write home about.
The prices for everything were a little higher than I would have liked to have payed, , but it wasn't totally rediculous. Beer was priced according to selection, with the more expensive beers being noticeably more.
11-25-2009 02:20:16 | More by GoalieRon33
3.68/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
Ricks Sport Bar is located right off of Rte 22. Large complex that you can't miss. We stopped on a Saturday night and the place was packed.
Atmosphere: Large area when you walk in with dining tables/booths scattered everywhere. Industrial décor with opened ceilings. To the left are the arcade games for the kids; to the right is the bar for the adults. Rick's is a Sports Bar, so that means TV's, MANY TV'S. TV's line the elongated U shaped bar. There are personal TV's at every booth and table. TV's line the walls. The only place there are no TV's are the Toilets.
Quality/Selection: Rick's has 77 drafts and I do have to admit, most of these are Micro and Craft beer. I was pretty impressed with the selection but the first thing that may come to everyone's mind is turnover. The truth is, most patrons there drink BMC, hell they even sell those 120oz table top draft servers. I had the opportunity to try Bell's Two Hearted, Atwater Vanilla Porter, Hopital Illusion, Lindeman's Framboise and Victory Stout. All were flavorful and I did not detect anything off such as freshness. I also know the person who cleans the draft lines here, so I know those would be clean as well. So quality alone is very good. But, a big minus is the glasses are chilled so remember to ask for a warm glass.
Service: we sat at the bar and service was lacking even though they had plenty of help.
I had to ask every time for another beer when my glass was clearly empty. The bartenders for some reason ignored our party of five and we spent quite a bit of money there.
Food: was your typical pub grub, nothing spectacular and about average.
Value: Rick's prices of beers were in line with the quality being offered. They ranged from 4.25 for Bell's Two Hearted (Pint) to 6.75 for a Chimay (12oz).
Overall: Large Sports Bars are not my kind of place to sit and relax with a good craft beer. There is way too much activity and noise. Having said that, I think he has very good business model here. This place is family friendly by having the arcade games for the kids while the adults get to imbibe in their favorite beverage whether it be BMC or Craft.
03-22-2009 12:42:22 | More by Kolsch
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