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Giant Eagle - Settlers Ridge

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Taps: 12 / Bottles: 150
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
85
very good

25 Ratings
Ratings: 25
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.19%
$$ - reasonable
[ Eatery, Store ]

100 Settlers Ridge Center Dr
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15205-1421
United States
phone: (412) 788-5392

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @gianteagle

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(Place added by: WVbeergeek on 11-16-2009)
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$

So far beer from the grocery store in the Burgh is on the up and up. Recent news of this location carrying beer has created license applications throughout the area for a similar set up, is this the beginning of the end for the six pack shop model? Regardless this is convenient and so far it's the best selection I've ever seen at a grocery store thus far except for a certain Piggly Wiggly in Myrtle Beach, SC. I got SN Harvest for 3.49 a 24 oz, Hennepin 750 for 7 bucks or so, and Brooklyn Local for 10 bucks. Four packs and sixers vary in pricing with 7 to 14 dollars depending on what your getting into. Weird PA rules but at least you can drink 2 beers while eating food at this massive theme park for foodies. Service so far has been straight forward checkout style scan your groceries with a smile service. I'm sure a beer personality is on the way to help shoppers figure out what they should try.

11-22-2009 19:39:50 | More by WVbeergeek
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DavidHume

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

06-29-2014 03:29:05 | More by DavidHume
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dbauer78

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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kayrex

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-12-2014 22:03:46 | More by kayrex
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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smakawhat

Maryland

3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$

Having stopped in around Pittsburgh for a long errand, this was the nearest place for me to check out in time alotted.

It is much like a Whole Foods chain, but the beer area is brightly lit and well displayed and tidy. Sections are well shown, bombers, mix a six (although those sections are very small). Others are labelled local and foreign to other 'craft' beer.

Selection though if you are from the area is a bit ordinary, but if you are from out of the town its a good place for Voodoo and Fat Head's beers. Staff also was knowledgeable about the products, they could answer my questions without any problems or acting confused.

Crazy idiotc laws dont help so its only 192 oz. of beer per person per purchase. Unless you want to walk out to your car and come back.. again.

There are growler fills here and also some offerings on tap as well.

03-05-2014 23:13:23 | More by smakawhat
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schiltron

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

11-16-2013 00:37:53 | More by schiltron
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.4%

10-08-2013 23:23:53 | More by ejimhof
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jeaton

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$$

Stopped in today while grocery shopping. They finally had the taps set up, so I looked around for a bit. No prices listed anywhere that I could see.

I asked for a price list, and the cashier provided me with their sheet, which was sadly incomplete. Several of the beers on tap weren't listed, and the cashier wasn't sure how they would get rung up at all.

Decent selection overall. Abput 12 taps, though I didn't count. Racer 5, Southern Tier Old Man Winter, two from local brewery Draai Laag, and others I can't remember.

Bad news: the pricing. The cheapest on the sheet was the ST Old Man at $16 for a growler fill. Considering you can get a 6pack for less than that, I was not impressed.

Racer 5 was about $25 for a growler fill. I like R5 and all, but that's just extreme -- works out to $4.50/12oz? No thanks.

12-31-2012 18:25:13 | More by jeaton
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tabooky


3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2 | $$

Dec 11, 2012
Market District has stepped up its game. Some of these reviews are dated but I can attest to the fact that things are better now.

Banner on the wall says, “Voted best bottleshop in Pittsburgh. Over 700 Varieties of Beer.” I believe it. There is an enormous selection of craft brews. You can get 6ers & 12’s. There’s also a cooler of singles, ranging from 12 to 25 oz bottles. The 6 pack selection is good, maybe not mind blowing. The singles selection, IMO, is stellar. Weyerbacher, Nebraska, Brooklyn, Stone, Troegs, Great Divide, Smuttynose, New Holland, and many more. Not just the flagships, but some obscure offerings too.

You can drink on site if you buy “single serving” food (aka not groceries). However, even a $1.00 bag of chips qualifies. The cafeteria food is, well, cafeteria food. There are some pre-packaged meals that aren’t terrible.

They are in the process of installing 10+ tap handles! Draft beer at the grocery store?? (Wipes tear of joy from eye). The taps are there but sadly the beer is not…soon! Talked to a young employee who knows his beers and he said they will have some pretty rare and diverse stuff. They will give you a proper glass (pint) if you ask which you can take upstairs to the café. It’s a nice area, not exactly “date worthy” but pleasant. For some reason it’s oddly refreshing drinking a beer outside of a bar. I meet my friends there for a couple before heading to a real bar. Nice. But here’s THE most important item you will find upstairs;

A bottle opener. Big, industrial strength, bolted to the wall.

I was never told the “2 beer rule” myself but I don’t doubt it, having lived under PA’s draconian liquor laws my whole life. If true the question then becomes, what’s “a beer”? I have gone up there with a 25 oz Dragon’s Milk Stout (10% ABV). No hassles or second looks. (Ya, I’m getting ‘faced in Giant Eagle, big whoop, wanna fight about it?!) I’ve had waitresses tell me I wasn’t allowed to open my own beer at other bottleshops, because it was state law I must be “served.” Maybe true or maybe they say that to discourage people from opening beers and not paying. All I know is at this moment in time you can open your own big ass beer at Market District. Two, if you are so inclined.

It’s cool to grab a couple (big) singles and explore some more exotic beers without investing in a whole case. I think GEMD has a good thing going here. Hopefully nothing comes along to screw it up (like me passing out in aisle 3).

12-12-2012 00:58:16 | More by tabooky
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Giant Eagle - Settlers Ridge in Pittsburgh, PA
85 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.