Rivertowne Pourhouse

Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

312 Center Road
Monroeville, Pennsylvania, 15146
United States

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Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.85
Beers:
116
Reviews:
237
Ratings:
685
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.13
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
65
pDev:
15.01%
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Reviews by JArt:
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3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

JArt from Pennsylvania, Jul 23, 2015
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3.69/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

heddar33 from Pennsylvania, May 23, 2017
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3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Visited on a Sunday just after the Steelers game had ended. The place was quiet empty. Bottom line - this place may have some warts, but the beer is good and it is well worth the visit. If you are one of the people looking for a deep brew pub experience, you may be disappointed, otherwise you may be pleasantly surprised.

Vibe - A classic Pennsylvania sports bar that happens to make good beer. 3.25

Quality - You're at the source. No worries here. 4

Service - Friendly and quick, but our waitress had very little knowledge of the beer she was serving or even how growlers pours worked. 3.75

Selection - I was surprise at the almost 20 different beers they had on tap. Highly hopped, ambers, sour stouts, DIPA, hoppy pilsner, etc. Wish I could have tried more.

Food - Seems to be hit or miss. I had the cheese steak, which was not bad, but a low on meat. They say that seafood is their specialty. I can't vouch for that. 3.75

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Sludgeman from District of Columbia, Nov 21, 2016
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3.45/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

grover37 from District of Columbia, May 22, 2016
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3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

ArtAttackEd from Pennsylvania, Mar 02, 2016
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4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Spacious,clean, big, lots of draft beer (all Rivertowne) and lots of their beer canned. The menu is large (typical tavern food). The place is warm and comfortable.

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gcasher from Pennsylvania, Aug 15, 2015
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4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

SteveLimoncello from Pennsylvania, Jul 31, 2015
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3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

slasich from Pennsylvania, Feb 18, 2015
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3.4/5  rDev -17.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Brian_Greensburg from Pennsylvania, Dec 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

StevensBrewing from Pennsylvania, Oct 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

bigdeuce from Pennsylvania, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

greg4579 from Pennsylvania, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Extensive list of beers on tap and available for take out. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Nice selection on menu

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BigRizz62 from Maryland, Aug 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Such a great place to stop by and have a couple pints. Servers are very knowledgable about their beers and pairings. The service was great, even with having a seven person party at dinner and the food was fantastic as well as very reasonably priced. All around great place to stop at and try the new brews they have on tap!

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GameOfBeers from Pennsylvania, Aug 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

BrandonOakes from Pennsylvania, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

risteardj from Pennsylvania, Jun 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

kayrex from Pennsylvania, Jun 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

mcewesr from Pennsylvania, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Saxboy10 from Pennsylvania, Feb 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

Mounty4Life from Pennsylvania, Jan 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

ejimhof from Pennsylvania, Oct 09, 2013
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4.73/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Amazing Beer and Amazing Food...What else even needs to be said. You have to go to the Pourhouse. Always between 14-18 different Microbrewed beers made right there in the restaurant. If given a chance go sometime in the fall and get the Pumpkin Spice Beer, it's amazing. I'm a regular and the food and beer is what keeps me going back.

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ScottyDuzntNo from Pennsylvania, Jun 10, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Arrived at Rivertowne and thought it was closed...no activitiy or signage screaming open and come drink. The quality of the food and beer was very good. The server was fine didnt really have much interest in shooting the breeze and did not have confident selection in food or beer. There is plenty of beer styles to choose from...you cant find somthing you got issues. I only had the pretzel and it was GREAT! I didnt think it was expensive. 14 tasters and a pretzel for $18 + tip. Overall it was a not bad and would recommend it.

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4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

We have been to Rivertowne Pourhouse several times. The atmosphere is very much like a typical sports bar. It does not particularly feel like a microbrewery, and it is very laid back. It is safe to say that families come out here. The food is good, we had a bucket of wings and a pizza. They both were very good. The pizza was simple, with a great tomato sauce that was uncomplicated and let the pepperoni shine.

Now for the beer. I have had the blueberry in the past, and it has been very good. They make a pumpkin in the fall that is great. This time around I had two. I had the peach, and it was pretty good, all in. It had a great peach smell and finished dry. On a whim, I tried the pineapple. They had a Hawaiian name the first night, and the next day they had renamed it. It was cloudy and very pineapple smelling. The taste, wow! It was amazing for a fruit beer. My husband had the IPA and really liked it. All of the beers have been very good.

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4.13/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A few blocks away from the "main intersection" in Monroeville, this is the third of what is now four Rivertowne locations, and the location responsible for brewing all of the Rivertowne beers that you find at the other three locations. It is worth noting that I believe much of the bottled "Rivertowne" is made at Full Pint Brewing, which is a bit of a joint venture where I believe Rivertowne is a part investor and brewers Goddard and Maxwell brew for both operations.

Atmosphere: Atmosphere is fairly laid back. When it's "busy" there is a buzz of chatter around the bar, but even then it's far from "rowdy".

Quality: I'll break Quality up into two categories:

Q1 = Quality of the Beer Lines/Glasses/Pour/freshness/etc.
I've rarely if ever had any problems with the beer lines or glassware at Rivertowne. Everything is genuinely fresh and of good quality.

Q2 = Quality of the beer being served. I like almost everything they make. I love very little of it.

Rivertowne's beers tend to be maltier, and I'm a hop head. And they certainly are flavorful, for the most part, but they aren't "aggressively flavored" in a smack-you-in-the-face way, and sometimes I like bigger, stronger, bolder beers. Like I said, it's good beer. Just maybe a bit short of "great beer".

Service: Service is usually good here.

Selection: At the Pourhouse location, the only offering that wasn't made in-house is the Woodchuck Cider. They'll generally have 18 beers on draft, which I think is phenominal for a brewpub. But I do also wish they would offer a few out-of-town selections, as well.

Food: Food is very good here. Greasy bar food and impressive dinner options, all done exceptionally well and at a reasonable price. As such, non-beer-lovers will enjoy making this trip with you as well as craft-beer-drinkers will.

Value: The beers are a bit on the high end, at almost $5 a pop, but that's offset by the value this place delivers with it's appetizer and entree offerings.

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psuKinger from Pennsylvania, Jan 18, 2012
Rivertowne Pourhouse in Monroeville, PA
Brewery rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 685 ratings