Taps: 60 / Bottles: 350
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by portia99:
4.63/5 rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $
A - Layed back atmosphere..casual, a bit rustic and lived in for appearance. A large bar with manhy seats with ripped uphostery, about half a dozen tv's playing mostly sports related programs. Behind the bar are 4 or 5 bottle cooler filled completlely tih locals and high end craft beers. 60 taps and 1 cask beer of very high quality beers and a few rarities. A pool table and some seating spaces in the back...played a couple of games of pool...pretty quiet on a Monday night, mostly filled with locals. We fit in pretty easily though and traded friendly insults with the Buffalo Sabres fan bartender as we watched the Bruins send them packing to the off season.
Q - Quality of beer available was excellent. At least 55 of the 60 taps were unusual and high end craft beers - Founders, East End, Stone, Terrapin, Sly Fox and many others. As a sampling, we had Founders Sappy Slappy, Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti, Oak Aged Wake & Bake, Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot, Brooklyln Cookie Jar Porter...pretty rare and interesting stuff on tap, for sure.
S - Service was very friendly, especially compared to other Pittsburgh beer bars we visited. Went thru 2 shifts of bartenders and all were very friendly and enjoyed some sports heckling with the out of towners...Beers were always poured with no delays...bartenders were definitely on top of thingsk and ready to serve.
S - Selection was amazing...I rarely go to bars and find so many high end offerings that I have not already had the chance to sample. We stayed for 5-6 hours and sampled many beers, all of which were new to me....a great thing for sure...especially considering the abilitlity to try a couple of true rarities in the beer world.
F - Food was of good quality. Sampled a Caesar salad, chicken wings, french onion soup, quesadillas and a pretzel...all were good, but none were truly outstanding. Definitely shouldn't be disappointed with the food here, but other places in the neighborhood seemed to be a notch above here.
V - We kept looking at the menu and couldn't believe how cheap items were. Sandwiches and appetizers in the $3-6 range...really cheap, especially for being in the city. Overall the prices are very good and the selection of food and beer make this a good destination for some brews and food when in Pittsburgh.
04-27-2010 20:43:02 | More by portia99
More User Reviews:
3.21/5 rDev -21.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 1 | selection: 4.75 | food: 2.75 | $$
the service has sucked everytime i went, but they have a great selection on tap and in bottles. worth a shot if youre on carson. def not a super party atmosphere, but good enough to keep entertained. ive had a the food a few times and its TYPICAL bar food, do not plan to be impressed.
05-10-2013 17:10:24 | More by basickness
4.33/5 rDev +5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in hear after hitting the tiki lounge and was very impressed.
we walked in and it was tight in front of the door but opened up in the back so we found seats at the bar.
the selection was awesome great bottle list great taps to many to list.
the service was good they handed me a book with the beer list and knew everything on it and were able to steer me away from some of the crap.
the food was good all we got was wings the burger and fries but was good bar food.
good beer good food good service would go back anytime
01-27-2012 08:19:33 | More by Kwak
Smokin' Joe's in Pittsburgh, PA
92 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.