Taps: 40 / Bottles: 30
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 26 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by irishevans:
4.22/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
just down the hill from my parents place, this is a cool little pub(aside from the no smoking policy). a nice tap list, though this is an east end destination for me they do have a nice long list. I couldn't tell you about the food but i hear it's excellent. the staff is most friendily, will let you sample the whole list to find your fancy, and if your pint is 3/4 gone they are there to ask if you want another. good for more than just a carson street crawl stop, go in and stay a while, it's a cool bar.
Addition to the review. I just was back in the Burgh to visit the family and DID have some of the food. It's phenomenal. they make a little something from ALL of the countries of the British Isles, and I do mean all. had some scotch eggs, that were to die for, and some welsh "sausage" that was veggie friendly (my sister who is on the "hip" vegetarian trip was with us) and I couldn't believe how tasty they were, makes me want to look further into the culinary prowess of the other part of my heritage(welsh that is). and it all was more than reasonable price wise. if your in the Burgh, DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE!!! make sure you eat here at least once.
12-19-2007 03:32:32 | More by irishevans
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4.13/5 rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Stopped by for the first time yesterday. It definitely won't be my last visit here...
As others have noted, Piper's pub is something of a English/Irish style pub, with 4 large screen TV's (that I saw), apparently playing almost non-stop English soccer (the bartender mentioned that on occasion they'll show soccer games from the rest of Europe and S. America, but for the most part, English league soccer is what's going to be on the telee here). Otherwise, the place has high ceilings in the bar area up front, but with a fair size dining room in the back as well. If one is into soccer (which I enjoy, but I'm not nearly as crazy about it as most of the crowd on this Saturday afternoon), this is a great place to hang out, shoot the breeze with your mates, and just enjoy the day. The vibe is very friendly and laid back here, and the bartender was quick and likewise pretty friendly. So I thought this a great place to hang out with a beer or three.
As for the beer selection, they had roughly 35 offerrings, including two beers on cask from Flying Dog and Slyfox (the pearl necklace oyster stout and a pale ale). Of course Piper's pub has all the usual euro macros (guinness, bass, belhaven, etc.), but they also had a very nice selection of craft beer as well (mostly PA stuff, but also SN celebration, Stone IPA, Bells cream stout and 2 hearted, some flying dog and heavy seas stuff). I think they had at least 5 or 6 IPA's, and as that's what I was in the mood for (got a pint of headhunter and a glass of 2 hearted), I was quite happy. Given the quality of the tap list, I didn't ask about bottles, though I did see some folks down by the end of the bar with a couple bottles of macro swill.
Didn't try the food, but what I saw looked pretty good. I'll definitely order something from the kitchen next time I stop by (I suspect stopping in is going to become a habit for me). Prices were OK. Almost everything on tap was $5.75 a glass. In most cases that was for an imperial pint, but some beers (like the headhunter I ordered) came in a 16 ounce glass. Considering that the pub is located in the heart of Carson St. (within easy walking distance of Smokin Joe's and Fatheads), the prices here didn't seem too bad (though I should add that the $5.75 price does not include tax, which is added on when you get your bill).
One other thing here that I appreciated (especially after stopping by Smokin Joe's afterwards), is that the draft list on the bar was up to date. Unlike the menu at Smokin Joe's (which was completely out of date - close to half the beers listed were long gone), everything on the tap list menu was actually available. So extra marks for that as well. (if only the same were true with the online draft list. Today is 2/19/13, but the online draft list is from 1/27/13!)
Really enjoyed my time here...
Edit from 1/4/12. Stoppped in this past Saturday. Beer selection was as good as ever (they had sculpin today, as well as SN celebration on cask - had never seen that before), and this time I ordered the lamb and chestnut shepard's pie. The latter was pretty tasty, and I'm encouraged to see what else the kitchen can do. They even had college and NFL football on the TV. There's no doubt I'll soon be back.
12-02-2012 16:53:39 | More by johnmichaelsen
3.93/5 rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Well Fat Head's sucked, so we came to this place. It's a relatively small place, a British pub knock-off, featuring Brit cuisine, cask ale, and a diverse beer list that leans towards more mild and sessionable beers, but still has lots of other stuff to offer. There is a smallish but comfy bar, and a fairly small dining area, simple decor, and a couple TVs for you sports fans.
The beer selection really dragged me to this place. While it's not the hugest selection in the world (or even on the street), they had lots of local options from places I'd didn't see anywhere else in the city, with a collection from Rivertowne, Lavery, and even a couple East End brews that weren't even on at their brewery. So extra points for that. Having four casks is a good option, and many of the beers, as I said, were British in nature, with still enough selections overall to keep everyone happy.
There were a lot of good food options, and I had to throw around a few options before settling on the toad in the hole, similar to my wife's bangers n mash, both of which were very tasty and in great portions. Prices were decent all around, though some of the entrees were a bit on the pricey side.
The bartender was great, and never kept us waiting for anything. He was busy so we didn't get to chat, but from his recommendations to other nearby patrons, it seemed his beer scene knowledge was pretty spot on.
The Carson Street area kind of really sucked crowd-wise, but at least the bars were ample, and in the unlikely case I ever find myself back there, Piper's is most likely where I'll be.
05-20-2012 01:02:12 | More by Rifugium
4.55/5 rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Wow i love this place. The place is always very clean, well lighted and loaded with tv's, usually playing football, both nfl and soccer. Great selction of craft beers on tap, around 12-15 and plenty of bottles. The bartenders have always been great, really friendly, down to earth and will suggest a beer for you. The prices of tabs are right on with everyone else, and some beers are 16-20 oz pours! What really makes this place great is the food! This is usually my last stop in south side cause this is were i eat my sober up lunch/dinner. Food is always top notch, fresh and plenty of amount for your dollar. Anytime im in south side, i stop here without even checking the tab list. Love it, for sure stop in for a beer and a bite to eat.
05-16-2012 21:58:10 | More by wvsabbath
Piper's Pub in Pittsburgh, PA
93 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.