Double Wide Grill

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Double Wide GrillDouble Wide Grill
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Double Wide GrillDouble Wide Grill

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

2339 E Carson St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15203-2109
United States

(412) 390-1111 | map

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Added by cupbeerman on 01-15-2007

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by slander:
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4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Just rolled through town Somerset and out the other side for points ‘burgh; lookin’ in on the other recommendation from kid Corey. He did well the first time around so I thought I’d see if he could hold his average. Found it a little ways down E. Carson, Just across the street from something that actually is a gas station. It’s a stone’s throw from a number of other places been for the easy pairing or threesoming up. Parked off the corner, right there (pointing), and pushed through the pen looking barside, Tuesday...

The bar area up front holds fatty log chairs seating 15 three sides ‘round on a “U” shaped wide wood slat topped bar, a plank wood base plastered with license plates, and black diamond plate bumper foot rests below. Bottled crap macros below the bar in a triptych glass front cooler, pint glasses and pitchers above stacked above, and a glassware rack hanging at the end of the bar.

I think it safe to say that they’re playing pretty heavily on the whole auto garage theme, what with the old pickup truck on a lift above the bar (haven’t seen that one before), the shelving with tires, tins, motor oil & old signage pieces, and alternating gas pumps in opposite corners. Cinderbock walls done 2-tone beige a bit darker below with a red block border. A large ‘specials’ board, wall mounted lighting (being work lights with phat springs mounting them), and gas pump handle fixtures. Flatscreens everywhere to be viewed from anywhere (currently the Mets are dealing the Pirates a 1-0 beatdown, slight as it may be). Garland and flaggings about and bags of potato chips pinned wrapping on a clothes line. The pickup truck on the lift is lined with trophies from having won something apparently more than once. 3 tables to the overhear doors, and 3 hightops around the side adjacent with 3 booths beyond. Beer bottle chandeliers above and oil can drop lighting over the tables.

A collection of hub caps lines the ceiling down past the bar and into a short hallway connecting the bar area up front to the rear room; a large garagey space done in an atypical vintage auto shop décor; signage and more shelves of old automotive play. dozen + tables in rows mostly, picnic and otherwise, far booths and a cushy couch corner up front near the large forward overhead doors. And an outside pen holds upwards of 4 dozen tables of all sizes & shapes umbrella’d up with lighting strung. The area tree lined with an awning up front center.

36 taps on the far wall, 18 over 18 on a stainless steel backing. Roughly 2/3 of them are American craft at a 2 to 1 ‘offerings from afar’ (Bells Oberon, Founders Centennial IPA, Ballast Point Big Eye PA & Sextant Oatmeal Stout, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop Ale & Summerfest Lager, Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale, Duck Rabbit Porter, Brooklyn Brown Ale & Pennant Pale Ale, Breckenridge 72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout, Magic Hat #9, Thirsty Dog Old Leghumper Porter) to ‘offerings from PA’ (East End Big Hop IPA & Witte, Full Pint TRI-PA, Roy Pitz Best Blonde Ale, Stoudts Heifer-in-Wheat & Double IPA, Troegs Troegenator Double Bock, Victory Headwaters Pale Ale, Sly Fox Pikeland Pils) ratio. The remainder of the taps are a mix of meh imports (Unibroue Maudite, Hoegaarden, Lindemans Framboise, Newcastle, Guinness), whatever we’re calling Yuengling & Blue Moon these days, 2 wah macs (Bud Light, Miller Lite), and a single cider (Ace Pear Cider). I sampled a few things and opted for first the East End Big Hop (because, yeah) and then the Duck Rabbit Porter. Jake went with the Roy Pitz Best Blonde and then doubled down accordingly.

And as we are in the dinner hour, I will peruse the food menu. It’s fairly extensive and I must say, there’s a surprising amount of vegetarian offerings for a place that does this much barbecue. I started with a cup of chili, all tomatoey chunky with cubed beef & spices, it was really damn good, and then a blackened chicken sandwich, with lettuce, tomato & onion, and the seasonal vegetables. It did the job, nothing too crazy. Jake started with some kind of nacho monstrosity, and then went with the Tuesday all you can eat ribs deal. He ate like an 11 year old girl and cried about the heat (them ribs did have some heat).

‘tender Jim dealt us out samples as requested. He’s good shit and knows a good bit about the beerings here. Loved his expression at having to make an amateur night Corona hot sauce drink of pain for someone. Word to the wise, he breaks hands if you don’t finish your ribs. He ain’t playin’ (finish your ribs). Overall, a solid tap list and the beer‘s fresh. The food menu is sizable and diverse, the food itself was good and showed up quickly. Place was comfortable enough. I’m sure it jams with kids on the weekends, but so does everything out along this way.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tdm168
3.91/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of heddar33
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Stopped here with some friends for a couple drinks and some food. The service was good, the food was good, the beer list was extensive. The live music/karaoke was a bit loud so that kinda kills the vibe a bit for me. All in all not a bad spot.

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Photo of brother_rebus
4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Nice patio area. Bar was a little small. Friendly bartender. Waitress wouldnt stop talking shit on everyone she worked with, but what else is new. Good quality beers on tap. Some locals, nationals, and macros. Hockey going on the TVs. Nachos looked bomb, but didnt get any. Next time. Will be baxk.

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Photo of chefduff2
3.8/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Barleycorn
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of buzzedup
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of shadyside
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.09/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5

Double Wide sucks. Plain and simple. The service here is atrocious. We were refused a seat in the dining area as the kitchen was closing - in 40 minutes. Then it took forever to get some service at the bar. I know when people state times in regards to restaurants that they are generally exaggerating, but I can guarantee that we did not do that in this case. It was well over 10 minutes before we even got some attention at the bar; she was busy talking to a coworker, etc. The first time I was in here for a drink, I wasn't totally impressed. After being treated like crap, I've written the place off - not that they care. Everyone who works here thinks they are better than anyone who might happen to walk in.

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Photo of IronCitySteve
3.03/5  rDev -17.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

An indoor/outdoor bar in an old mechanic/oil change shop.

The place has real potential to be a decent bar, on a nice corner lot.

The service and quality was not what you would expect. The place was not that crowded, so you would think get faster service, but that was not the case. It was not terrible, the people were friendly, just not very prompt.

The beer selection is nice, 35 beers on tap. They have the usual suspects, but they also have some nice local craft offerings like East End and Penn Brewery. They also have Yards, Troegs, Sierra Nevada, Stouts, DFH...etc. Not a bad selection at all.

The food was not spectacular, not much going on...if you stop here, just go for the beer.

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Photo of garbercury
2.49/5  rDev -32.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3

I have to say that I was really, really disappointed in this place. With so many choices in the South Side you would think they would pull out all the stops? Boy, was I ever wrong!

A--I have to say first off this place has potential. Spacious outdoor area and plenty of space inside, if run properly it could work.


Service--Came here with a large group of friends (10 or so) and wanted a large table outside. It was a Sunday so it was pretty chill. Get a table and then waited FOREVER for someone to acknowledge us let alone get a beer list or ask us what we might want to drink. We a server finally arrived she was rude and a complete slacker. It was like pulling teeth to get a drink. Again, this was Sunday afternoon, not Friday night!! Bartenders were rude also, typical uppity nerds who dont know jack.

S--Ok, this is what really makes this place weak and not worth going to. The beer list is just not that great. No standouts, no reason to bother.

Did not try the food but have had multiple people tell me it sucks. This place wont be open for very long...You would think they would make an effort to make this place work. Start by firing the staff and managers! Rude bartenders, servers and such do not equate to success!

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Photo of beerphan
3.14/5  rDev -14.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

A recently renovated gas station/garage, the Double Wide Grill boast a decent tap selection, outside seating, and little else.

Two rows of about 25 taps sit around the horseshoe bar. Local east end offering, typical pa micros, dogfish etc..something too hard too find at the numerous good beer drinking bars in the area. It seemed most people were drinking the macro selection (miller lite) or the mixed drink special, frozen mojito's. I won't comment on the bartenders as the previous reviewer are probably right. I was there early in the shift and they seemed chipper.

I didn't eat, but the prices seemed way to high compared to the skimpy portions i saw being served.

I only stopped in for a pit stop between Smoking Joe's and the Birmingham bridge tavern, which seems about right for this place. Don't plan you day around hanging out here, but do stop in for micro or two if kicking about the southside.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

Not better place to stop by if your looking for outdoor atmosphere at night in the Southside don't get me wrong I love bars = Fathead's, Smokin Joe's, and Piper's Pub but in the warmer months hanging out on the corner watching girls walk by and sitting at a picnic table drinking a DFH India Brown is my idea of summer. My friend Kolby and I stopped by here one late night maybe right at midnight, and went to the bar to check the taps and were both greeted with both ignorance and frustration from the @$$hole bartender alright friend I understand you've been here since noon but I just got here and I need a beer, so keep your hand outta of my face and get me an effin' beer. The only sour note was the initial contact with the "alpha male" bartender other than that awesome lay out awesome vintage beer bottle chandeliers over the booths that surround the bar and I love the old truck floating above the bar, now only if it could crush the guy bartender and we can let the hotties pour me some drinks. Really nothing out of the ordinary for micros but awesome standard that's what I like to drink type of micros DFH, Victory, Great Lakes, Oskar Blues, Southampton, etc...What I'm saying is great beer list just no one off batches here they are pouring for the mainstream and there's a see through door on the way to the restroom that may be the smallest cooler for the amount of drafts that I've ever seen. No food on this trip but the menu looks great it seems there's something for everyone. I still had a good time because you feel like your in one of your buddy's back yards other than the chain link rope that they hung on the perimeter of this establishment after two beers we continued down the strip to other bars but I love the Beehive for chill coffee and tea and this is not different these folks know atmosphere.

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Photo of rabsten
4.4/5  rDev +19.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

From the folks who gave us the Beehive coffee house and some other alterna-place in the southside (the one with tacos), comes the Double Wide. Corny name, good beer.

Atmosphere is white-trash-chic. You know, converted gas station, lots of "country" decorations like license plates and oil cans, a menu with dee-liberate mispellins, etc. But well lit, clean, and smoke free.

Service was right on the ball. Bartender knew his stuff and the food came lickety-split (keeping with the theme). Beer was poured with an idea of how to present it, i.e. an Imperial Stout poured with a good - but not overwhelming - head.

Selection is very good. 32 beers on tap, if I read right. Some macros, like Coors light and *Busch Light* (wtf? I guess it's keeping with the white trash theme, but if you want to do that, go all the way and sell it in cans, whydontcha); a lot of crafts, though: Locals like Penn Pilsner and Marzen; East End Big Hop, and Yuengling. Thirsty Dog, Unibroue, Great Lakes,Yards and a bunch more were represented. I went with a Siberian Night. Tasty. Growlers $5 for the bottle and a reasonable amount to refill. Not bad.$1 drafts for happy hour, so the SN was $4.

Food: I got wings. $4 for a half-dozen during happy hour. Hot, with touches of garlic and mustard. Crispy fried, too. Very good. And out to me in less than 10 minutes. Again, there's the service for you.

Value: I gave the prices above. Eight bucks for a good draft and some good wings. Nice.

All in all, a good addition to the southside. Is it worth a special trip? Perhaps not. But if you're near the Works and Fatheads is too damned crowded, you could do a lot worse (like the South Side Tavern, home of fifty cent Natural Light Wednesdays).

Bottom line: czech it out.

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Photo of ejimhof
3.8/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Tried this new place in Southside tonight. Very crowded for dinner but found a couple of open seats at the bar. 36 taps with a good variety and no BMC. Did not have the food on this visit but it seemed like the kitchen was moving a little slow as is the case with most new establishments. This restaurant is owned by the same group that owns the Tiki Bar.

Penn Brewing and East End brews are available on draft. The atmosphere is a garage setting given it is located in a former gas station. Decorated with old style automotive themed ads and the employees wear vintage gas station uniforms.

If you are looking for something different this is definitely for you.

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