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House of 1000 Beers

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4.4/5
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(724) 337-7666 | map
houseof1000beers.com

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Added by ejimhof on 01-14-2007

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Reviews:
75
Ratings:
114
pDev:
9.77%
 
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Photo of Mique21
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.94/5  rDev -33.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Went here based on the ratings on BA and was extremely disappointed.

Firstly, this place is very much a hole-in-the-wall type store and the staff was friendly and helpful, so I will give them credit for that. That is where the positivity ends though.

The selection was pretty good but almost anything that was interesting was SIGNIFICANTLY overpriced. It seemed as though the cheapest bomber in the place was $15 and they went WAY up from there. I generally don't care about a couple of dollars here and there when I buy beer, but the prices here were so high that I only bought about 5 bottles where I would have normally bought about 9 or 10 based on the selection. An example would be bottles of Alamanc Barrel Noir for $18 and Alamanac Fresh Hop Cluster for $19. I can order these beers on line with shipping costs for much cheaper than that. And that was just the beginning. This seemed to be a place that priced their more interesting beer intentionally high thinking that someone would eventually buy it at that price.

The other negative about this place for an out-of-towner is the location. This seems close enough to Pittsburgh when you map it on line but it is further than it looks and it is not the most pleasant of drives to get here. For how out of the way it is and the prices I would NEVER go here again.

It was also VERY warm in this store and I think they should invest in air conditioning to save the beer that is sitting on the shelves as most beer was not refrigerated.

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Photo of Tonerelia
3.86/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

A bit odd in its pricing, some beers you can get else where for a much cheaper price, but then other beers you couldn't find a better deal anywhere than here... Very odd! Atmosphere is good and staff if very warm and welcoming selection is very good especially for PA where bottle shops are few and far between

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Photo of KJ2013
4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Along with Vintage Estate, this is easily one of the best places you can go for a great selection of beer and a great draft list too. They frequently hold a lot of interesting events and deals for craft beer drinkers that simply do not exist anywhere else. In the Pittsburgh area, none can even come close to House of 1000 Beers!

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Photo of partypak
3.15/5  rDev -28.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4

The place is a little hole in the wall. The decor is beer, coolers and shelfs of beer, with a little bar around the corner with lots of tapps. They serve food but I didnt go there for the food. They dont seen to draw a big croud mostly locals and the beer nuts looking for a surprise find. They have a verry good selection but the prices are high and almost everything is stored at 75 degrees, unless its in a cooler, not good for stouts for aging.

frendly people and a good place to stop in for a suprize once in a while when tired of the same old things.

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Photo of CTJman
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Traveling I stopped in here to meet a fellow BA. I found the selection to be great and employees to be very helpful. I was able to share a few killer beers with a few people and one of the owners. Upon making a nice purchase and before leaving the owner had asked if I had ever had VooDoo beers before and within 2 minutues of saying nope he took out 2 from the back and said let me know what you think. What a great guy. The price on the bottles were at a bit of a premium but if you consider the cost of s/h these days it all but makes up for it.
Hope to stop here again soon.

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Photo of DWolf
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I live an hour from this place, and have always wanted to check it out, as I've heard good things. I wasn't disappointed. I rated the atmosphere accurately, because they lay out of the place is a bit of a maze and has a the feeling of being a cluttered garage. But, everything else is top notch. The staff is knowledgeable and amazingly helpful. You can tell they appreciate their craft beer. If you ask about something, they just won't point it out they'll go get it for you. There is also about 40 beers on tap - all excellent choices and many you JUST WON'T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE in the area. The tap prices are also VERY reasonable. The bottles and cans are a little on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for. Overall, I'm disappointed in myself for not checking out House of 1000 Beers sooner!

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Photo of sugarcaneE
3.11/5  rDev -29.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5

Nice variety overall but finding things like Pliny for $14-$15 per bottle was not worth it. Had an off-putting interaction with an employee that stated a tasting list was not for me to take home, when i never asked or mentioned wanting such a thing. I do not plan on returning.

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Photo of ScottyDuzntNo
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 2

Great place to discover new beers, or get that hard to find beer. Good atmosphere, nothing special. Could use some more TV's for watching "the game" but if your just going to have drinks with friends it's perfect. Staff is very helpful and kind and the owner is cool and down to earth and will just sit down and have a beer with you and talk beers or whatever else. I definitely recommend The House to any one who's in the Burgh.

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Photo of cw577enfield
4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

WOW! Loved this place. Stopped there on my way to VA from Pittsburgh. It's where I found my first bottle by Russian River (Consecration) and Alesmith (Speedway Stout). Great selection of beers and outstanding bar with extensive tap listings. The best part about tap listings was projected on a flat-screen TV above the bar. Very 21st century! The young guy behind counter was very helpful and friendly. The only downside was their price for certain "hard-to-find" bottled beers.

Would recommend this place to anyone who's in the area of P-town!

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Photo of basickness
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

the place has a ton of beers. cant be mad at it. the guy behind the counter was really helpful in finding me some things... i was already drunk and there for the first time and didnt hate the patience to look through all the beer, so he was able to pull a couple of the style i was looking for with relative ease. kind of pricey, but it is what it is. i'd go again for sure.

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Photo of John_M
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Stopped by on a late Saturday afternoon.

As you come in from the side parking lot, it takes a moment or two to get your bearings. There's a very large cold box in the back, that runs far to the right, over by the bar area. There is also shelf after shelf of beer on display as well, and the effect is nearly overwhelming. This place definitely has a large selection of beer.

As I was wandering aimlessly around, in obvious confusion, I think either the owner or the manager asked if I needed some help. (he was sitting at table to the left with a beer, watching some hockey with a friend) I told him I was just browsing, checking out the craft selection, but seeing as how he asked, I then asked him how the store was organized. The shelves and cold boxes are organized by brewery, but he mentioned that they also have an IPA/DIPA and stout section as well. So that was helpful. This place really has a pretty impressive selection of beer, with what appeared to be an emphasis on local and regional breweries, but with plenty of nationally recognized brewery stuff as well (FW, Bruery... even some bottles of RR Supplication). In addition to the impressive bottle selection, the back bar area boasts some 40 different beers on tap as well. The better draft options, at least on this day, included FW double jack, founders imperial stout and Fatheads IPA. I had a glass of draft double jack while at the bar, and it tasted pretty fresh and delicious. Service at the bar was swift and friendly, and draft prices were pretty reasonable ($5.75 for a 13 ounce glass of DJ, and I think a glass of Fatheads IPA was $5).

OK, this is a great place, but it's not without its faults as well. I highly recommend that anyone shopping for IPA/DIPA's be sure to check the "best by" date. I was tempted to get some bottles of flower power, until I saw how old they were. Same with the 12 ounce bottles of double jack. Bottles of Sculpin had an "enjoy by" date from back in September (which is why I give this place only an "average" service score). Also, while some of the prices here were OK (HOTD Fred for $7, for instance), I was bit taken aback when I saw that bombers of Double Jack were going for $15. That's easily the highest price I've ever seen for this beer, at least at a bottle shop. Also, I didnt' see any 6 packs on sale here. Maybe you get a break if you buy a 6 pack (I didn't see any signs to that effect), but otherwise everything is priced by the bottle. Bottles of Union Jack were $4, and bottles of Double Jack were $5.50 I believe. Even if you get 10% or 15% off for a 6 pack, that's still a pretty hefty price for a 6 pack I think.

The few negatives aside, there's no doubt I'd be a frequent customer if I lived nearby, as the selection here is great, and the 40 taphandle draft list is a huge bonus. Glad I had the chance to stop by....

Edit from 10/13. Was just looking over the review from sevenduffs, and would agree with his comments about the location. This place is indeed out of the way, and I agree it's no fun trying to get to from downtown Pittsburgh (or in my case, Morgantown, WV). While that's hardly the store's fault, I would agree that it is something to keep in mind if you're from out of town and don't know the area well.

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Photo of jhamilton214
4.72/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

My new favorite. Very extensive selection on tap and bottle. Not much in the way of food so don't come with an empty stomach.

I watched the hockey game there the other day. Two televisions in the main bar. Not overly crowded.

I've only just started going to this place but feel welcomed. It's not stuffy. Not a biker bar. I'm close to 50 and don't feel out of place with the younger or older crowd. Also, I'm new to craft beers and I don't feel left out of "the club". I've asked a couple patrons for suggestions and they've been open and helpful. I love that I can sample any of the 40 plus brews on-tap.

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Photo of shaw87psu
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 1.5

Great place to drink a beer with friends or to buy something for later. Two separate bar areas to enjoy your selections with friends. The great patrons here are a diverse mixture. Forty plus beers on tap! great deals on six packs. Seasonal Beer Area makes it easy to find that one must have. Great, friendly staff! Very helpful if you are searching for that specific brew. Some Russian River, Heady Topper, Dogfish, etc.... Don't come if you are hungry, Not much in the way of food, other than some munchies.

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Photo of rodlavers
4.81/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Nothing special about the atmosphere until you get used to the place, so trying to leave my bias out of this particular rating. If I walk in for the first time, I can't tell right away that I want to stay and enjoy myself for quit some time. It has it's appeal to me now, but judging from my first visit, I really did not know what I stumbled across. Lucky me.

Very high quality, in terms of service, beer selection (draught and bottle), and overall experience. Nothing to complain about, unless it gets too crowded. Even then, it's awesome.

Service is impeccable. After getting to know some of the proprietors/employees, my experience has been most positive. More on this below.

Selection is great, considering what you can and can not obtain here in PA. Selection is very high for what is available, absolutely no complaints whatsoever.

For some, the food issue could be a deal breaker. But for me, I really don't care. Recently, Ho1kb has employed various Pitt area food trucks to set up shop some nights during the week and this is enough for me.

In terms of value, it's a bottle shop, so if you want to buy 24 bottles of your favorite beer, it's going to cost more than it would at a case place. For me, I enjoy making my own 6ers, mixing and matching, and purchasing bottles I have never had before and would not have a chance to try otherwise.

I first visited this place just over a year ago and have visited regularly ever since. In the area, it's my first choice among places to have a few beers and pick up a few bottles. PA liquor laws being as they are, I have my case places, and I have my bottle shops. At 46 beers of draught, and literally (probably) thousands of bottles to peruse while visiting, House of 1000 beers is my #1 spot to have a few beers/pick up a few bottles I do not want a case of otherwise. Really enjoy the folks who work there, not only for their knowledge of beer, proclivity to remember what styles I prefer, overall friendliness/approachability, but also to enjoy a beer with once in awhile. I particularly enjoy the feature that allows me to try a beer I have not had before and enjoy it while I shop for bottles. I can't wait for my next visit. Cheers.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

What the!? I certainly was not mentally prepared for this place when I stepped inside. To say this place has a wide selection would be like saying that fire is hot. Or, that the Earth is round. There are so many beers here, and so many that you will see nowhere else in the Pittsburgh area. Russian River? Yep. Deschutes? Yep. Uinta. Port Brewing. Lost Abbey. Red Racer IPA. Uncommon Brewers. And on...and on...and on... I think I would have spent about $500 if I would have picked out everything I wanted to try. The prices are high for several things. But hey, it's cheaper than buying a ticket or driving to some other place to find some of this stuff. If this is out of your way, it is definitely worth a trip, in my opinion. They also have about 40 beers on tap (available for growlers too), so you can't really go wrong here. Just watch out for older bottles of stuff. (I blame the local beer nerds for not clearing out the stock here in order to help keep things moving. Heh.) This place is frickin' amazing.

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Photo of soulfly1492
3.38/5  rDev -23.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

I've been looking for a store like this for a while now. Fatheads has a decent selection but it's too expensive, and I'm not a big fan of driving to downtown Pittsburgh for a few 6-packs. 6 & Save is perfect for anyone that wants to try a ton of different micros for a great price. The majority of their selection is at room temperature. They also have some of the same bottles cold, and they have a small section of very rare micros and imports. I can't see myself ever sitting down and drinking any beer at the store, but I'm extremely impressed by the variety and reasonable pricing of their beer. Do yourself a favor and stop in the store if you're anywhere within a 45 minute drive of New Kensington, PA.

Revising my original review from February 2007... the year is 2012 and this place has expanded, I'm sure the owner is drowning in money. What used to make this place great was the great selection and reasonable prices, well throw the reasonable pricing out the window. Prices on-average have gone up 150% to 200% since I started here. I've spent probably $2,000 here since 2007, but I've become frustrated recently and seldom stop here anymore. I'm spending a lot of time to find other options. Gateway Grill in Monroeville has half decent pricing on select brews. I continue to look for other options to avoid the constant price gouging.

A general comment for craft brew fans... WHEN YOU OVERPAY FOR BEER, YOU ARE HELPING TO RAISE THE MARKET PRICE FOR EVERYONE. IF IT LOOKS TOO EXPENSIVE, PASS AND TRY IT ELSEWHERE. COST CONTROL IS A JOKE AT THE PRESENT TIME. YOU MAY FIND THE SAME $5 BOTTLE FOR $2 AT THE NEXT STORE.

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Photo of GreenJetta912
4.94/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The atmosphere is cool. Their focus is beer. There's a real garage-party feel to it but it's a wonderful departure from the 'fancy' craft beer places that imply only yuppies drink good beer. They let you write all over the walls, of the bathroom, shelves, and anywhere (conveinent when you can't remember your draft club number). Tag it up! Definitely a regular Joe's type of bar.

They know their inventory/proper glassware, ect. and frequently clean the tap lines ensuring that your IPA doesn't taste like Imperial Stout. The rarity and overall quality of what they have (inventory) there is top notch as opposed to some bars who claim carry hundreds of beers but end up being all Budweiser products. There are the regular domestics but aside from that they don't stock crap.

You cannot improve the service. Everybody there has tried at least half of what they stock and are very knowledgeable beer geeks, very diverse workforce (old, young, nerdy, male, female) which makes for a broad range of opinions.

Selection- Dude, they have 1250+ different beers on the shelf. It takes me 45 minutes to pick out a six pack. Because of the sheer size of the inventory, you can sometimes find 2-3 year old vintages of bottle-conditioned ales. Look hard there's some killer beers here.

You can find some screaming deals here. $9.95 mixed six packs section filled with great beers. This section alone is better than most stores and 2-5 bucks cheaper for a mixer. Some items are deep discounted in the bottle shop (e.g. $1 Anchor Christmas ales in April) as well as 'kick this keg' specials and growler specials that are no bullshit. Certain things are marked up oddly too much but overall it's much cheaper than most places who mark everything up too much because they know they are the only place in the area.

Quite possibly the best bottle shop that I've ever been to. You can't get better. Great events (tastings, verticals, 'buy the draft, keep the glass' specials, just to name a few)

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Photo of Bung
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Drove up from Greenburg, after much research this was going to be my one Pittsburg area bottle shop stop. Sleepy looking northwest suburb.
Shelving and a tasting like area to the left, shelving, coolers and a bar area right. Belgians have there own area, everything else is sort of arranged by style or region of origin. Selection is very impressive. A lot of west coast stuff you don't see much out east. Looked like a neat place to have a draft, though the place seemed full of old guys drinking their macros. Draft list was on an a flat screen and it all looked good. Service seemed enthusiastic at the counter and bar.
Prices are high, anyone thinking these are reasonable needs to get around more. Worth it for the hard to find stuff, otherwise probably not. It says something when the counter guy chuckles at my $80, 5 beer purchase. Supplication and Eclipse 50/50 caused this, both being about 30% higher than they should have been. But I paid it, so that's that.

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Photo of Advocate_Ames
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is by far the best or one of the best places to go in the Pittsburgh area for your beer craving needs. The people are knowledgeable, friendly, & will make time to answer your questions. If you are new to the craft beer world or one who knows his or her stuff check this establishment out. This place on occasion gets in intriguing stuff that other places will not have. I must say that this location is the only place I walk away from wishing I could have or had blown more $$$ about every time I go.

Atmosphere is great with the friendly regulars coming, the workers socializing with customers, & the random uneducated shoppers. The only draw back I can think of is the actual structure. It doesn't look like much. When you enter it the selection will overwhelm you, even if you are a serious shopper. In the end I feel the structure weakens the atmosphere.

Value is a tough one. Some items are very nicely priced, others are average, & some are marked down which is suitable considering the season of some items. Understand certain things are going to priced up because it is not common. Overall it is fair to us consumers.

The only negative I have about this place is that I live an hr away & wanted some rare stuff that I know was coming in to their place of business. At first I called & got a truthful answer pertaining to the item I wanted with a little uncertainty. The second time I talked to a worker from there I was told that the item wasn't coming in but that I can get it on draft within the week. Long story short I've been going there over a month now & I don't expect any special treatment... I just wanted some straight forward answers. I do appreciate that the people running this place knew that they would not be able to accommodate everyone who wanted my certain item & therefore had a keg available instead of the desired bottles.

Overall this is the spot if you enjoy something more than the average stuff in the south western pa area.

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Photo of choover14
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in at House of 1000 Beers on a weekend trip to Pittsburgh. Took us about 30 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh to get there.

We were specifically looking for beers that we could not find in Northeast Ohio, and we found both the selection and service to be outstanding here.

The gentleman working the counter (didn't catch his name) offered help soon after we walked in the door. He asked what styles we were interested in and then proceeded to walk around the store pointing out bottles to us. Picked up a DFH Worldwide Stout and He'Brew Jewbelation Fifteen (both have ABVs above Ohio's limit of 12) as well as Ballast Point Sculpin, Cigar City Jai Alai, Hair of the Dog Adam, etc, none of which we have seen available in our neck of the woods. Prices were expensive compared to what we are used to in Ohio, but the selection made up for it.

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Photo of ef88
4.53/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Visited yesterday for the first time.

A: The place reminded me of a cross between a beer distributor's warehouse, bottle shop, and a sports bar/lounge. Kind of cavernous, but overall a very comfortable place to look at (hell, maybe even buy!) some bottles. Since I drove from Wexford (~40 minutes west of New Ken), there was already that excitement that so often accompanies first-time adventures to beer destinations.

Q: Let's see--knowledgeable staff, nice selection, places to grab a beer. Not sure how to describe the quality of this place other than anyone who lives in the Pittsburgh area needs to check this place out. Quality with a capital Q.

S: Wasn't asked if I needed any help by any of the staff members. Based on overhearing his interactions with other customers, John (the manager/co-owner?) seemed to be very enthusiastic and genuinely vested into spreading the joy of beer. When I was the register, he asked if I found everything I was looking for (more on that below...). Long story short: after my beers were put in my car, I went back in to ask him a question; 30 minutes later, I was finishing up a nice conversation with John and 2 other patrons who seem to be regulars. No b.s., no pretense, just good enjoyable beer talk.

S: Best in the Pittsburgh area in my opinion. Mikkeller, Russian River (no Plinys), Hair of the Dog, plenty of Belgians, nice selection of local PA stuff (Victory, Voodoo, Troegs, etc.). As per the conversation John and I had at the register, I couldn't find Goose Island (he quickly explained why...no PA distribution), Firestone Walker (he does get the Union Jack on draught from what I understand), and Three Floyd's (doesn't get it). No sweat. I like how there's a separate section to pick beers to create a $9.95 6-pack just in case you're drinking on a relatively tight dime. Since this was a Saturday beer excursion for me, I said screw it, and grabbed a 6-er with a Duchesse, Weyerbacher 16, Great Divide Rumble, Brooklyn Monster, HOTD Adam, and Ayinger Jahrhundert. Also, pretty large selection of big boy and bomber bottles.

F: Didn't get anything to eat or drink, but saw that there are 2 bar areas at either end of the restaurant. Based on what I was told, FW Union Jack is on draught sometimes, but not while I was there. Didn't think of asking what else they had.

V: Maybe it was seeing the selection, but the pricing seemed pretty fair to me. Looked like there were plenty of marked items (i.e. 20% on marked items from 'this shelf' or 'that shelf').

To all of the Yinzers aht er: If you haven't been to House of 1000 Beers, do it! No excuse not to (at very least) check this place out and drool over the selection. Next time I stop by I'll be staying for a beer.

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Photo of AMiz602
4.81/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Wow. If in the area this place is a must. The interior has the feeling of "beer garage" and that college apartment basement that shouts, "We love beer." It is by no means a flashy establishment, but who needs that when you have a ton of taps, hundreds of brands and bottles, and just about anything except Westleveren on the shelves. The service is always quick, and there are 2 taps to accommodate the masses.

They have literally everything. From Achel to Duvel, to Sam Adams to East End, Duck Stout to Brookyln Brewing. And what's best--the $3 fridge with imports and craft brews aplenty. Their imports are very reasonably priced, in fact, almost equal to what I was paying in Euros in Holland. This is great to let people actually try beers they may not every be able to try, and introduce Western PA to the glorious beer heaven of Europe.

The plethora of taps is very much appreciated. I grandiose mix of imports, crafts, and local mass-produced make it easy to go anyday and be completely lost on what to choose. Of course, the weekly "glass giveaways" are too good to be true, and not only introduce you to new beers, but let you feel sophisticated enough to drink them right (pilsner glasses are NOT okay for every beer out there other bars!).

This place is an important bar in not only letting people try new things, but to get us beer adventurers out and about on the weekends. it's a great way to get out of the beer world of mass produced Lite hoppy water, and into the higher reaches of the beer hierarchy.

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Photo of LIVEfreak2
4.84/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I just started stopping into the house back in march. Since then hardly a week can go by that I'm not in the store or bar area more than once a week. The staff is extremely good at what they do. They know where everything is, and with the selection at 1200+ bottles, thats impressive. 40 taps that are constantly being changed and bartenders that are helpful in choosing beer for everyone from first time vistors to the regulars. If your looking for something that is hard to find, this is the place to go. Dave(the owner) always has something new coming in on the drafts or bottles. They also do special parties for some of the holidays. Halloween brought Dogfish 120 minute to the taps and Christmas brings the "12 days of Christmas" in which there is a beer tapped every day for 12 days leading up to the party on the 23rd. This is my first year for this, but it seems to be each day is a new Christmas or winter beer. There isn't any food, but they have never claimed to be a restaurant, so who cares. There are some munchies usually out, and some of the restaurants in the area will deliver. All in all, the best selection in Pittsburgh for sure, if not all of Pennsylvania. Helpful, and friendly staff that love beer as much as their customers. Customers that love beer and love to talk about beer with anyone that is there. Don't take my word for it, if you love beer enough to be reading reviews for a bar on Beer Advocate, you owe it to yourself to try it.

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Photo of beachfirebrews
4.94/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Found this place online while searching for a six pack shop in the Pittsburgh area that had a decent craft selection. I checked out the website, and figured it was worth a try. It turns out this place is incredible. The beer selection is the most extensive I have ever seen in Pennsylvania.

I went in with my girlfriend and were immediately greeted by someone whom I figure to be an owner. He was extremely helpful and once he found out we were looking for DIPAs he brought us several samples from the bar while we were putting together our selection. Overall, A+ service!

The singles are pretty expensive, but this is made up by the price of the mix sixes. There is an extensive mix six selection, all priced at $9.99. I couldn't believe some of the beers included. I've seen other six pack shops charge $15+ for beer of this quality. If you are just getting into craft beers you need to check this place out and put together a couple six packs. The price is the best you will find anywhere in western PA. They also have deals on their bombers, which make them more reasonably priced.

Other than a couple six packs we picked up a few bombers and single 12oz that I have been searching for. I was really hoping for some Pliny the Elder, but they were out (no surprise there!). We ended up paying about $50 for three sixes and a few bombers and walked out feeling like we had just gotten a great deal! Can't wait to go back!

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House of 1000 Beers in New Kensington, PA
Place rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 114 ratings
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