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Bado's Pizza Grill And Ale House

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BA SCORE
88
very good

11 Ratings
Ratings: 11
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 26.23%
Taps: 20
Bottles: 100
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

307 Beverly Rd
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15216-1527
United States
phone: (412) 563-5300

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Photo of BadosPizza
5/5  rDev +29.9%

BadosPizza, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of josie
1/5  rDev -74%

josie, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of RogerSterling
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

RogerSterling, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

On beer nerd scale, this place isn't really bringing much heavy ammunition. However, they do have a good beer selection that is well rounded and should appeal to all palates. The pie is good here. The only complaint is in the dining area to the side, it seems to get really loud when packed. I wouldn't go out of my way to go here (which you would kind of have to do to visit), but if you are in the area, you could do a lot worse.

RblWthACoz, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

ejimhof, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of IronCitySteve
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%

A small Pizza place on Beverly, about 5 minutes from me.

As you walk in there is a 20+ person bar area with some booths around the side. It is not extremely big and if you are there on Friday or Saturday night around dinner time, there are bound to be families there.

They have about 20+ taps, most of your 'normal' type beers, Guiness, Smithwicks, Yuengling, Hoegaarden, Harp, Coors, Miller, Bud, Labatts, Stella, Harp. They do have a Troegs selection, an East End Big Hop, Green Flash and Victory.

They have a better bottle selection, mostly the standards. They have some additional Great Lakes bottles, Chimay, Sam Adams, Sam Smith, Brooklyn.

Overall, you come here for the great pizza. The pizza is terrific and it is nice to have a nice craft beer to go with it. While not truly a 'craft' beer bar, they have an ok selection to compliment your pizza.

IronCitySteve, Nov 14, 2010
Photo of brewman63
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Been to this place many times. It has just about everything you would look for in a local pizza-pub restaurant. Great beer selection, good, tasty food and a waitstaff that's usually very friendly. This place can range form not very crowded (usually during the week) to standing room only (on the weekend). You can usually find a place to lean on while enjoying your favorite beverage. Or go upstairs where it'susually a little quieter or up and out on the back deck (during the summer) where it's pretty nice. Always a good time.

brewman63, Jun 11, 2010
Photo of treyrab
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%

Live about 10 minutes away from this place. It is one of my favorite Restaurants to go to when I am in the area...not for the selection, but for the atmosphere and food.

A: As soon as you walk in there is a 20 seater bar with a small area for a live band to play. There is seating behind the bar with more seating in the back. The place is very clean and upkept with a lot of Pittsburgh memorabilia around.

S: Everytime I have been there (about 20), the service has been excellent...no complaints at all.

Selection: The tap selection is pretty good, about 15 beers on tap, some Great Lakes, the regulars, and some locals. There is a small 2-door cooler in the back with some Chimay, Delirium Tremens & Nocturnum, Erie Brewing Co., Great Lakes, and others. Not a place to get "rare" beers, but not a bad place for a quick stop

F: The food is always great there. It is known for its pastas, pizzas, calzones, etc. I always get something similar, and it is always great.

Overall, this is a great place all around.

treyrab, Aug 20, 2008
Photo of asabreed
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

What a great surprise Bado's was upon both of my visits. Any place that has gourmet pizza, is an ale house also, and somehow is great for families is a combination that I think few could get right. Maybe it's the area, which is pretty nice, and it's in a kind of plaza type area which is also very nice. Mostly the beer drinkers are at the bar, while I got pizza and beer both times I was there in the oversized booths. It's decorated nicely too with a lot to look at on the walls and they have stuff under the glass tables that adds a cool decorative look also.

The quality has always been good. The pizza's always delicious, moderately priced, and they also have pasta and subs. In addition to that, the selection of beers is great. Many Belgians and craft beers in the coolers, and a decent amount on tap. Last time I was there I was getting pints of Troegs Mad Elf for around $3.75, which is a steal. They usually have a Great Lakes and Troegs on tap depending on the season. Great Lakes Christmas Ale was on tap during winter, my first visit.

Service has always been good, and the selection of both the food and pizza is good. The bar is also really nice and has a great atmosphere.

Definitely a quality place overall and one of my hidden gems of the Pittsburgh area.

asabreed, Mar 24, 2005
Photo of cupbeerman
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%

Bado's is a small family owned pizza shop located just off of Route 19 in Mt. Lebanon. Not just any pizza place, though; Bado's has a huge selection of Belgian beers.

When entering Bado's, the bar is on the left with about a dozen stools with tables scattered all around the building. There are beer signs and other memorabilia all around the building; an example being a Westy crate above the beer cooler.

The beer selection is a few rotating taps with Guinness, Yuengling and four other craft beers. The bottle selection includes a few local micros but mostly Belgian beers. The prices are cheaper than their competition (*cough* Sharp Edge) with a bottle of Rochefort 10 being $9.50. The beers were fresh and the draft lines were clean. They also have a very good selection of Belgian beer glasses on hand.

The service is very good and the staff seems to know stuff about Belgian beer (such as knowing that La Choulette was technically French). The staff is also very friendly as well. The pizza is also good; while not at level of Church's, better than Burgh's and Sharp Edge.

Overall worth the stop in for good prices on Belgian beer and for good prices on draft beer (including the special of the day).

EDIT: They got rid of most of the Belgian beers and now only a few craft drafts, with so many better places in Pittsburgh I may not go back anytime soon.

cupbeerman, Oct 12, 2004
Photo of slander
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%

Bado's pizza grill? Heeeyy. I eat pizza. What? What's that? and Ale House? Yeeeah, I like ale. Ale is good...
You enter along the bar with it's half dozen adjacent tables and swing around to the rear for the back room with table seating.
They've got 10 taps. I started with the Dogfish Punkin and then moved to the Troegs Oatmeal Stout. They were running 3 Octos (Penn, Sam Adams & Pete's), Great Lakes Burning River, Lowenbrau, Guinness, Hoegaarden & Amstel light. They've got a nice bottled collection too. Locals and regionals (Victory, Dogfish Head, Heavyweight, Yards, Troegs, Harpoon, and a few Sams) to other coastals (Arrogant bastard, Sierra Nevada, Anchor, and a few rogues) to a handful of the standard Belgians, Germans & English imports (Young's Double Chocolate Stout, Delirium Nocturnum, Chimay, Corsendonk, Duvel, Lindemans, Sam Smith). About 75 bottles in all. Good stuff.
Yep, they've got subs, sandwiches and salads but I went with a little pepperoni pizza which was "on". Decent little pizza grill and ale house.

slander, Nov 08, 2003
Bado's Pizza Grill And Ale House in Pittsburgh, PA
88 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.