Rivertowne Pourhouse

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
683 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

312 Center Road
Monroeville, Pennsylvania, 15146
United States

(412) 372-8199 | map
myrivertowne.com

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Added by WVbeergeek on 07-03-2007

BEER STATS
Beers:
117
Reviews:
238
Ratings:
683
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.13/5
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
65
pDev:
15.01%
 
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Reviews by allboutbierge:
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Even after two years, there's still a lot of open space on the walls and thats refreshing. It almost makes me gag when I walk into TGIF or somewhere else and it looks like someone's yard sale has been nailed on the wall. Other then that, theres alot of light, high ceilings and the furniture is cool. Lots of unfinished wood (in the chairs mostly).

Bar is a big island off to the side. There's two entrances now, one to the bar and one to the restaurant.

Beer selection is wide, but admittedly heavy in the fruit beer section. It would be nice to see more of an emphasis shifted towards ales, i.e cream ales, oatmeal stouts, bitters, etc. Cask ale when I was there was the iced amber...an odd choice in my book for a real ale. The IPA is one of the best in the state.

Both brewers and ownership family are very approachable and friendly. We had the Sunday brunch for $10.95 and it was reasonable. Huge breakfast part, the rest mostly similar to very good catering. The normal menu is heavy in pub fare and done very well.

Service is well coached, trained and managed and it shows. I don't come here often, as I tend to prefer more commericially produced craft brews, but its a solild choice and I doubt few would find anything to be disappointed in.

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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

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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 683 ratings