August Henry's City Saloon
Taps: 12 / Bottles: 48
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 1 | Reviews: 1
Reviews by woodychandler:
2.21/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2 | $$
Transcribed from notes dated W, 11 Aug 2010.
Despite having a nice big sign out front, I still almost managed to walk past this place. The entry was through a wide vestibule, far enough back from the street that I could not tell if it were actually open. I was light on options on this trip so I decided to press on and see what was what. Lo and behold, it was open! Not an auspicious beginning to my visit.
Things never improved, either. Of the seven (7) CO2 taps, Sam Adams' Summer Ale and East End Big Hop were the only worthy ones, rounded out by Guinness on N2. The three-door cooler had two shelves - one for domestics and one for micros. That's it?!? The depth and variety just were not there. On the opposite end of the back bar were the imports, but there was no improvement. It just seemed like a whole bunch of beers that you could get anywhere and had probably had before. The ambiance had the feel of a place trying too hard to be an old-time(y) bar. The bar and back bar looked old but did not feel old, more faux old, as if it had been transplanted from and old, defunct establishment. I also disliked overhearing ownership/management openly discussing issues with their staff with other staff members. It struck me as highly unprofessional. I would not recommend it at all were it not for its dahntahn location. It becomes a choice between here or the latest Sharp Edge and I wasn't too fond of that place, either. At least here, it ain't spendy!
02-19-2011 22:50:56 | More by woodychandler
August Henry's City Saloon in Pittsburgh, PA
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