Casey's Draft House
Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by therica:
3.33/5 rDev -11.7%
Very noisy place, great beer selections but nearly impossible to find out what they are because the list is near-impossible to read, the place is so noisy that asking a bartender anything and hearing what they're saying is a real challenge. Plus the bartenders are frequently rude and cynical.
Trying to find any seating-- give up, there isn't much and even finding standing room can be a challenge. Yet the place seems popular enough to be rather over-crowded.
It's not a bad place to go if you're waiting for a table at FatHeads and their bar is overcrowded, but that's IF you can manage to hear your cellphone ringing or feel it vibrating to know that they're calling you to tell you that your table is ready.
Decent overall but I'd go when it's not crowded and I probably wouldn't make a special trip just to go here. As the previous reviewer indicates, it seems more like an overflow bar for those who can't get into FatHeads or Smokin' Joes. Also try nearby Piper's Pub while you're in that few-block area.
11-19-2010 04:17:42 | More by therica
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3.23/5 rDev -14.3%
I guess this is where the runoff of Fathead's might lead...doubt it though. While they have some good beers, this isn't where you're going to head for a beer unless you want a semi-cheap Bud Light or something. Got here around 9:30 on a Friday night and wasn't too crowded, left and walked past and later at night and it was crushed. Mostly a college bar so while a little laid back not my type of place if I'm looking to enjoy a quality beer. In fact, I think the only reason my party stopped in here is b/c my brother was with me...and his name is Casey. Sad but true.
03-24-2012 16:58:25 | More by clayrock81
3.29/5 rDev -12.7%
This is more an under 25 party type bar that used to have a fantastic jukebox (before the new computerized one) that had lots of classic rock, heavy metal and hard rock. The place is usually jam packed after 9pm with mostly college kids. The main focus are cheap domestic beers, jagermeister and other shots. They have Manboy Mondays where a little person serves shots on the bar, mostly to college females.
Despite being mostly a college bar they have about 30+ beers on tap. The craft beer available are Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, Dogfish, Troegs, Great Lakes and Harpoon.
This is certainly a college bar with a rowdy college crowd. This is not a place I would go with a family.
If Fat Heads, which is next door, is too crowded, you may want to stop into Caseys for a draft, but I would recommend going to Pipers across the street.
Personally, I enjoyed this place back in college and while it was fun to re-visit, I am old and miserable at times and do not like huge college crowds and loud music as much anymore.
04-01-2011 01:01:39 | More by IronCitySteve
3.58/5 rDev -5%
Casey's is diretly next door to Fathead's in the south side of Pittsburgh. For beer nuts there are only a few reasons to go to Casey's 1) Fathead's (and Smokin Joe's for that matter) are full or 2) the specials or 3) if you want good beer in a laid-back dive bar atmosphere.
Casey's is a pretty narrow place, with a bar on your left and a tall table or two on your right. After that you walk through the middle of the bar, which is almost a hallway, where the bathrooms and a jukebox are. The back of the bar has a few more tall tables, a few TVs, a pool table, a dart board and some other game. There is a booth that runs along the left wall. The walls are plastered with posters advertising various happy hours/specials.
I'm really not sure what I want to put for the atmosphere at Casey's draft house. Mostly it felt like a laid back/dive-bar feel, with most people drinking yuengling or Bud Light. I did overhear a few patrons talking about the constitution of Southern Tier Gemini (unearthly mixed with Hoppe unfiltered), but something tells me they are in the minority. The bartenders were friendly though, so I won't complain too much.
I won't complain too much until I checked out the website that is. Casey's has what they call "midget Mondays," where a little person runs on top of the bar and pours liquor into patrons' mouths for ten bucks a pop. I don't think I would go to Casey's on Monday (or Thursday) because of this, and overall I think its a turn off, so I dropped the atmosphere score a good bit. with that said, the night I was there Casey's seemed like a normal, fairly empty, laid back bar.
Casey's has about 30 taps that include its share of macros, but there was also a nice mix of craft brews. A few beers on tap that I can remember from my visit include Southern Tier Gemini, Delirium Tremens, a few Magic Hat Taps, A couple of Sam Adams Taps, Hoegaarden, a victory tap, a Blue Point Tap, a couple of Great Lakes Taps, a hofbrauhaus tap a lindemans tap (I think) and a few others. There were plenty of bottles, a few that I spotted include Dogfish Head, Unibroue, Lindemans lambics, victory, Sam.
As far as quality goes, the Gemini I had was very fresh and it tasted like the tap line was well-cleaned. Obviously there are macros here, and some less-desirable craft brews, but there was enough going on with things like Gemini and Delirium to keep almost everyone happy.
The bar did not have much of a crowd the night I was there and the bartenders were attentive and friendly. I cannot, however, vouch for the service (or the tastefulness) of the little person who works two days a week.
I went to Casey's to catch up with a few guys (non craft drinkers) who were there that I had not seen in a while and I was pleasantly surprised.
Oh yeah, no food at Casey's.
03-31-2010 01:26:08 | More by Hojaminbag
Casey's Draft House in Pittsburgh, PA
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.