The Saloon of Mt. Lebanon
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Taps: 21 / Bottles: 50
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
4.13/5 rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25 | $$
Been going to the Saloon for years. They've expanded their offerings appropriately to coincide with the growing popularity of craft beer, and typically have 30 brews on tap plus a decent selection of bottles. Never had an issue with service.
I love the layout and vibe in this place. It's great for a laid back happy hour or catching a game, but can transform into a lively party spot at night. The upstairs deck is perfect on a nice summer night. The beer prices are not outrageous, maybe a bit higher than average--but it is in Mt. Lebanon, so that's no surprise. The food is reasonably priced, but most items are slightly above average at best. Bottom line--it's a great place to drink and hang out with satisfactory bar food.
01-16-2014 18:00:36 | More by glass_house
4.55/5 rDev +16.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
I can walk to this place in 7 minutes and there are 30 taps to choose from so you won't hear me complain. True, a handful of their drafts are the usual suspects, but the majority is an impressive, constantly rotating selection of craft beers and seasonals.
The service is great but when it comes to their food I stopped short of "outstanding." It is solid pub fare to be sure, just not outstanding. Might just be my imagination, but it seems as though the food has been improving lately. I think maybe with the new Springhill Suites Hotel set to open they may be trying to step up their game. I hope this is the case because The Saloon has been there since 1976 and they have no shortage of patrons. Improving the food and making more, if not all of it from scratch can only be a good thing.
WORD TO THE WISE
One of the quirky things you need to know about The Saloon of Mt. Lebanon is the clientele. From opening at 4pm til about 7pm you see a more mature crowd, a mix of business people, young professionals, and regulars. After that a younger crowd begins to trickle in - mostly college-age. During the week it's great. On weekend nights it is dominated by college kids. So depending on the night and your mood, you may not want to deal with them. I've had a couple strange incidents in there on a Saturday night, one in which I thought I was going to have to seriously kick this college-hipster guy's ass, along with his stupid camera-carrying hipster friend, after they thought they would be cute and come and sit at my table and make smart-assed comments about me to my face. Luckily, my cooler side prevailed and they left...just before my party sat down to join me. Had they been at the table when my party arrived it may have ended badly. Nuf said.
01-08-2014 17:18:51 | More by Fezfreak
The Saloon of Mt. Lebanon in Pittsburgh, PA
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