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 OneDropSoup:
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4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Rivertowne's got some good beer. My favorite, in fact, in southwestern PA, & perhaps western PA, period. They have a great selection, & don't shy away from lagers -- their Vienna Lager is one of my favorites. You can pretty much find something for everyone there. The quality of the beer is good to great, never had a complaint.

Service is friendly & approachable, as well as knowledgeable about what they have to offer. The food is good, hearty pub grub, for the most part. No complaints, & you're going to leave full. I'm especially a fan of their Sunday brunch buffet -- brunch & beer, what more could you want? Prices are definitely reasonable.

Rivertowne is a friendly, down-to-earth establishment that's connected with the community: for instance, they held the local homebrew club's competition last summer, & brewed a large batch of the winning brew.

I think the thing Rivertowne could improve the most on is "vibe". Where I feel like other brewpubs in the area really have an atmosphere down & know who they are, Rivertowne really wavers in this. Most days & evenings it's a warm, lodge-like family brewpub. Sundays, especially, it becomes very family-friendly, with the brunch spread & families with kids coming from church. There are a number of "fun, neighborhood bar" nights, with Name-That-Tune, DJs, other fun stuff. Friday & Saturday nights, though, they turn up the dance music & it borders on meat market. The logo'd thongs reinforce this, which they sell along with T-shirts. I'm not a fan of this semi-club vibe, but whatever. I guess what I'm saying is that it seems like Rivertowne's trying to find an identity, & I hope they stick to one soon.

It's hard to review a place I've visited a lot, as I see both the good & the bad (same thing with D's & Sharp Edge). But the fact that I've been there so many times is a testament to the quality of the Pourhouse. Overall it's a great place & I'm always happy to come back. Highly recommended for travelers through, as it's not far off the Turnpike.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of heddar33
3.69/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Sludgeman
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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Photo of grover37
3.45/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Photo of ArtAttackEd
3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of gcasher
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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Photo of SteveLimoncello
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of JArt
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of slasich
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Brian_Greensburg
3.4/5  rDev -17.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of BigRizz62
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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Photo of GameOfBeers
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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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ScottyDuzntNo
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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Photo of WoodBrew
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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Photo of lftwng4
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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Rivertowne Pourhouse in Monroeville, PA
Brewery rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 685 ratings