House of 1000 Beers

Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

357 Freeport St
New Kensington, Pennsylvania, 15068-6014
United States

(724) 337-7666 | map

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Reviews by Octoberist:
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3.95/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Octoberist from Pennsylvania, Sep 16, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

epyon396 from Pennsylvania, Nov 10, 2017
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4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

tdm168 from Pennsylvania, Oct 23, 2017
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4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

heddar33 from Pennsylvania, May 23, 2017
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4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

I come here about three times per year to visit in-laws. This place defines the term "diamond in the rough", as it is not in the typical hipster trendy neighborhoods that craft beer shops often pop up (note...park in front and lock your car). I have been all over the country and I would say: top-notch beer selection; great bomber selection (for the location); priced high. As I have been coming here for years, one thing that is severely underrated is the food! They have gone from microwave snacks to food that deserves the attention of Guy Fieri (this place classifies as a dive)! If you are not local and stop in, do yourself a favor and have some food! The pizza and burgers are amazing. The pulled pork tacos are off the chain! Service is always friendly and first-class (whether for bottles or at the bar). As their bar/seating areas have grown over the years, there is still a struggle for seating when busy. I look forward to my visits to PA!

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baerb69 from Maryland, Dec 24, 2016
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4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

ArtAttackEd from Pennsylvania, Feb 16, 2016
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4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

One the best bottle shops in Pittsburgh with actually over 1000 different types of craft beers to choose from. This place has gone through a lot of changes in later years back in the day offering mix six packs as cheap as $10 then increased to 10.95. Now they have buy 5 bottles and get the 6th free which in the end comes to about $18 a six pack not the worst deal. Especially finding stuff you're not going to find anywhere else. Bomber selection is expensive but that's understandable for PA.

Overall I think I'm going to shop at carnivores now since the price is getting a bit out of hand at this shop and will only go there to mix a six pack if I'm in need of new brews.

One final note they do overcharge quite a bit for one off and limited releases so you may want to shop around before putting down 4 to 5 dollars for that single.

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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania, Jan 15, 2016
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4.61/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Awesome selection (draft and bottles) and reasonable prices. Menu is typical bar food, but it's well done. Great spot.

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RupePSU from Kentucky, Dec 19, 2015
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4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Rodosman from Pennsylvania, Nov 24, 2015
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4.18/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

A little out of the way if you live outside of the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh, but worth the trip for a couple of reasons. (1.) John, the GM, is the friendliest guy you'll ever meet. Always willing to talk and has recommended some amazing beers to me over the years. (2.) As noted in some other reviews, some evenings they are a little short staffed, but they all work very hard and always have smiles on their faces when serving you. (3.) Beer selection is out of this world, especially their "bomber" selection. Yes, a little pricey, but they will have bottles you won't find anywhere else in the area. (4.) And this is the best reason to stop...THE GIANT PRETZEL! At $11 you might think it's crazy to order, but when this thing shows up in a small pizza box with the most awesome dipping mustards you've ever'll thank me later.

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FoamyHeadDave from Pennsylvania, Nov 16, 2015
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4.93/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

I am going to re-review this as I have just visited this place for a second time. I did not however get any food items I was just going to pick up some beers to go, but I thought it would be ashame if I didn't get some beers on tap. I did notice that they have gotten some all new beers and quite a few that I was interested in. I like that they have some summery beers, but also still have a good selection of stouts, vegetable beers, IPA's and just a good strong variety in general. I went for the Neon Gypsy by DuClaw, the Citra Pils by Pizza Boy and the Neapolitan stout by Saugataw. The beers on tap always taste magical for some reason everytime I go. There are so many places that don't clean their taps, or don't keep them up to temperature that it is very refreshing to be at a place that does a good job on those counts. I bought some bottles there that I took to go. I do find that some of the bottles taste a bit kicked, or gone bad from time to time. I will have to be back to have some of the beers on tap.

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Cnote_crafty_1 from Pennsylvania, Oct 25, 2015
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4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Grodd87 from Pennsylvania, Aug 27, 2015
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4.01/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

JArt from Pennsylvania, Jul 23, 2015
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4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

kkdowning from Pennsylvania, Jul 17, 2015
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4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

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4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Brown120 from Pennsylvania, May 23, 2015
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

YetiMaas from Pennsylvania, Apr 25, 2015
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4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

Staff member was knowledgeable about beer and directed me to different ones. Definitely the best selection iv seen in the Pittsburgh area. They have certain beers you can mix and match for $10.95, but most of them are around that price at Giant Eagle anyways.. its cool being able to mix n match them though. Then there are beers that are more scarce, and you are going to pay a premium with that. However, some of those beers you can get at a reasonale price. Buy five beers and the sixth one (cheapest one) is a penny. The two negatives i would say about this place is the high price on certain hard to find beers, and beers being past their best by date. Theres more supply than demand and beers sit for months and months before being bought. Thats not good for an IPA. Moral of the story: Play smart and dont be tricked into paying a ridiculous price for a sought after beer, and either look for a date on IPAs or buy beers that age well. Just my two cents. Cheers!

I paid $30 for a sixer and bomber of highly rated beers that iv never been able to find before. Kind of high, but for those reasons i tell myself its worth it. I say its worth splurging here every once in a while or on special occasions

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Bone53 from Pennsylvania, Mar 19, 2015
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4.4/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 1

Whitey_from_Remedy from Pennsylvania, Feb 17, 2015
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4.86/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

WOW!! literally a thousand beers! The mix six price was set lower than anywhere ive been, ever. There are beers there that I have never seen in western PA. I was blown away and as I was verbalizing how blown away with the selection I was one of the staff directed me toward their draft list! BOOM!!!! Oh yeah, we do growlers too!! Well over 35 beers on tap and I'm not talking Miller, Bud or Coors.

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Dray from Pennsylvania, Feb 17, 2015
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4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

geodonnokepyo from Pennsylvania, Jan 27, 2015
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4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

They don't just sell beer; they're smart, fun, creative and very helpful. I'd go higher than 5 on the selection if I could. Offers among the best, if not the best, selection of beers on-tap. The food is fairly basic, but good, and getting better.

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Joseph_Bodziock from Pennsylvania, Jan 06, 2015
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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Adjusted my food rating. Since the remodeling and upgrade to the food menu all prices have gone up and I no longer go here. This used to be my go to place. Some draft prices are higher than I've seen anywhere and plus it is a 10.5 oz or 9oz. Hope things become reasonable again and I'll come back, good bartenders and manager.

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Craft_Imperial from Pennsylvania, Dec 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

JuMa44 from Pennsylvania, Dec 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

baybum from Pennsylvania, Nov 17, 2014
House of 1000 Beers in New Kensington, PA
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