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Blue Dust

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

12 Ratings
Ratings: 12
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.2%
Taps: 26
Bottles: 235
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

601 Amity St
Homestead, Pennsylvania, 15120-1519
United States
phone: (412) 461-6220

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bluedust1

Notes:
Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:37am - 1:37am
Sunday: 11:37am - ????
Monday: CLOSED

(Place added by: johannasclimacus on 08-17-2009)
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Reviews by greg4579:
Photo of greg4579
4.13/5  rDev 0%

I have been to Blue Dust several times now. The food has been really good, and I especially liked their Tuesday pieroghi special. I also enjoyed their brisket sandwich as well. Their tap list is large and I like that they offer samplers where you can try multiples. Their cooler selection is not as large as some places, but they do offer a nice, varied selection. Besides the beer, they have a large variety of infused vodkas and a nice bourbon selection. My two complaints are their website, and the bartending service can be hit or miss.

greg4579, Oct 31, 2011
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Photo of kbuzz
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

After she attended with a friend a week or so earlier, my wife suggested we head over to the Blue Dust for a nice dinner to celebrate our 5th anniversary. She was eager to impress her beer geek husband with the niche establishment she had found "on her own"...super cute.

Loved the atmosphere...the open planned restaurant is straight forward. Simple tables with simple settings work perfectly with the blue collar surroundings (directly next to the 'tracks" with an oversized window that provides a view of passing locomotives). Nice.

The quality was impressive overall...both meals were satisfying for what they were - which was nothing over the top. Somewhat of an odd pairing to provide nachos with brisket, but I'm no gourmet critic.

Our appetizer arrived after our main course...ugh. Apparently, the batter for the fried zucchini wasn't prepared properly and it had to be "re-prepared". Kudos for continuing to cook our main course...cause we were both pretty hungry afer downing a couple Rogue Shakespeare Stouts. Our waitress checked up on us often enough and apologized appropriately, but an appetizer should arrive before your meal...period. We reseived a discount of one draft beer for the inconvenience...eh...not a bad gesture, I suppose.

There were plenty of tasty beers to choose from...both on tap and in the coolers...not the best selection in the city or surrounding area, but very solid. Went home with 3 limited beers, that I will be happy to age.

Food was very good. The addition of horseradish sauce to more than one item was a welcome sidekick for me...leftovers were even tasty. Damn shame they goobered up our appetizer...else I'd have a rave review here.

Great place, unassuming, blue collar location...small, fun, and interesting...highly recommended...hopefully you have better luck with the timing of your courses though...

kbuzz, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of fermobot2000
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%

Just found out about this little gem of a place
from a beer geek friend. Tucked away on a quiet
street on the other side of the railroad tracks from sanitized world of the "Waterfront". Not much to look out from the outside but intimate &
inviting on the inside with a small bar along
the wall & a few tables.Overall not a lot of space but that's one of it's charm.
The tap selection while not big (probably around 20) is diverse & has some intersting & harder to find beers for the Burgh metro area.
Though I didn't fully check out the bottle selection looked fairly extensive with some space behind the bar & a wall of coolers.Some other posts have said the takeout prices were good though I didn't check it out.
The owner Jerry was working behind the bar and seemed to take pride in his place.He has an extensive backround working in the beer business and it certainly shows in his bar. I didn't eat but would certainly like to go back to try it.All in all a great little beer bar & well worth the effort to check out if in the area.

fermobot2000, May 21, 2010
Photo of Stigs
4.13/5  rDev 0%

Very unassuming little place...literally on the "wrong side of the tracks" from a major area shopping district (its just about on top of the tracks). Passed it hundreds of times before finally visitng for a Stone beer & cheese pairing event.

Good ambiance, the place is quite dark and they turn the lights down as it gets later. Visited a couple weekends ago on a Friday night, got there around 8 and was easily able to get a seat at the bar.

There is a tap selection of probably ~24 or so...I think just about all of them were craft/micro's...nothing too unusual but spread out along various styles. This was the first bar to have Glissade on tap around here. There are maybe a half dozen coolers for the bottle selection, which all the lights are off but there are flashlights available to windows shopping...cool little gimmick. Again, the bottles werent anything too crazy, just lots of solid stuff spread out among almost all the styles.

The food we had was pretty good, hummus & pita appetizer...I had an italian sub which was above average, my date had a half-lobster half-brisket roll...both were good not great. A lot of vegetarian/vegan options on the menu, I'm a carnivore myself but a lot of interesting things on there.

Service the first visit was quite good, actually got waited on by the owner who has a real enthusiasm for craft beer and is very friendly and chatty. On second visit our other bartender was average at best for it not being busy at all.

Overall a cool friendly little place, which I will be frequenting more for some food/drinks on a low-key night.

Stigs, Mar 03, 2010
Photo of biglite351
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%

The location is not the best, but the bar itself is quite nice. A little on the small side but the have the tables set up well so a lot of people can fit. Quality decor and furnishings.

Beer selection is very good. A lot of micros on tap (including some off the well selections) and a food number of bottles in a self-serve case.

Beer price is quite reasonable. A six pack to go of various micro stouts/porters only cost me $10.

The food menu is unique. A lot of vegetarian dishes. Pieces on food are a little high, especially considering the smaller portion size.

The owner actually tends bar. He seems to be a really good guy.

I give this place a SOLID thumbs up as a beer bar. The food however, while very original, is a little too pricey for what you get.

biglite351, Feb 26, 2010
Photo of Kolsch
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%

Stopped for lunch on a Snowless Saturday afternoon.

Atmoshpere: Long bar to left that seats 18-20 with dining tables immediately behind that probably seats another 30. Coolers of singles on back wall towards front. On the small side but makes it kinda cozy as well.

Quality/Selection: Very nice selection that does not lean towards one style. Some notable selections not mentioned from other reviewers: Futhermore brewing-new entry into the Pittsburgh market. They make a very interesting pale ale that was dosed with Pepper. Very unique and tasty enough, I had 2. Also, had a Kolsch from New Holland that was spot on style wise. Nice to see a Kolsch in the middle of winter.

Did talk with the bartender, who also orders the beer. He likes to try different beers on Nitro other than Guinness or Boddingtons. The had on Nitro, Hazed and Infused and I gotta say this beer works quite well on Nitro. Good to see someone thinking out of the box.

Value: Pints average $4.25 and up which is about average for Pittsburgh.

Food: Tried the Brisket as recommended from Local at the end of the bar. Local was right, excellent Brisket and I like that you can get both BBQ and Horseraddish sauce on the side.

Overall: Would go back just for the Brisket but the beer aint to bad either. Nice food options rather than the usual bar grub and nice alternative to Rock Bottom.

Kolsch, Feb 21, 2010
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Blue Dust in Homestead, PA
91 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.