Piper's Pub

Piper's PubPiper's Pub
Piper's PubPiper's Pub
Bar, Eatery

1828 E Carson St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15203-1708
United States

(412) 381-3977 | map
piperspub.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.29
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
59
pDev:
8.62%
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Reviews by Octoberist:
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4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Octoberist from Pennsylvania, Sep 16, 2018
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4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This is probably the best overall pub in Pittsburgh. The decor has a warm, old-fashioned feel, the taplist is fantastic, the whisky selection is superb, the food is good, and the staff is always friendly.

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slasich from Pennsylvania, May 16, 2020
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4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

What I had: Over the course of two visits - Tröegs Sunshine Pils, Yards Extra Special Ale, Tröegs The Mad Elf Holiday Ale, Fat Heads Gudenhoppy Pils, Elysian The Immortal IPA (all on tap), Grilled Apricot Salmon, Scottish Shortbread Ice Cream Sandwich, entree and white wine for the lady.

What I liked: Really cool English-style pub with an awesome low key ambiance, quick and inviting servers, killer beer selection, outstanding food (way more than just pub grub), glad to hear The Shins on rotation.

What I disliked: On the second visit we were seated in the dining area and felt a bit cramped, but that’s a minor quibble.

Would I go back? For sure. This authentic UK pub does the "sports and ales" thing very well. A true gem in Pittsburgh.

Overall Rating: 88

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cratez from Ontario (Canada), Jan 29, 2020
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4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Visited over the holidays with my adult kids and husband/girlfriend. Small divi joint focusing on English, Scotland and Irish food and libations. Big place for football (soccer). Decent craft/import beer selection and fantastic whiskey/scotch selections. Had toad in the hole and scotch eggs. A few crafts and flight of scotch. Food was hearty and good. Great atmosphere.

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lastmango from Pennsylvania, Jan 18, 2020
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4.76/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

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4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

heddar33 from Pennsylvania, Jun 06, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

ArtAttackEd from Pennsylvania, Feb 16, 2016
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3.86/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Went back. Way better recently. British. Their draft and bottle list was pretty comprehensive. and had a lot of local and nat'l beers. The older waitress we had was very nice and accomidating. But the bartender was just really understaffed. The place is a good bfast place with good beer list. Wish they had some cask though. Next time.

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4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

JArt from Pennsylvania, Jul 22, 2015
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4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

DanU from Pennsylvania, Mar 03, 2015
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4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

walaguh from Pennsylvania, Feb 22, 2015
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

djrn2 from New Jersey, Nov 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

At a recommendation from Chip Walton of Chop & Brew and Brewing TV fame, we headed right from the airport to get lunch at the Piper's Pub. This was a little old fashioned pub, filled with soccer fans eagerly watching "football" and putting back full British sized pints of beer. The bar area is small and somewhat loud, but gives a better view of the taps than the 1950's era restaurant seating in the back. They always have at least two cask beers (I had Duck Rabbit Milk Stout) and a very good selection of local and British ales. Lots of traditional English, Irish, Scottish fare are present in the menu and we both ended up with the tasty and incredibly mouth-scorchingly hot lamb stew. A nice way to ease into the beer culture of Pennsylvania!

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

kbuzz from North Carolina, Nov 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

great pub with beers on cask year round. hand pumped . Good stuff!!!!

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buzzedup from Pennsylvania, Oct 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

barflybastard from Pennsylvania, Oct 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Venison Sheppard's Pie, always something great on Cask, best on the south side

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McMatt7 from Pennsylvania, Oct 15, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

greg4579 from Pennsylvania, Sep 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Dogleg from Pennsylvania, Aug 27, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -2.1%

As you may have heard, this is a premier spot for futbol viewing in the city, which helps to make it a very English style pub. Lots of different beers available. 20 taps at least, from what my memory tells me. Service is attentive and mature. Huge bourbon selection here also, from what I saw.

I hate the Southside (mostly during the weekend insanity), but this is a very good reason to make the trek down, despite the neighborhood being a real hassle sometimes. Not too far away from Fathead's if you want to make the two-fer.

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RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania, Aug 16, 2014
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4.78/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Very friendly staff with a great whiskey/local beer selection. Had dinner last night and was blown away by the food. Amazing! A great place to sit down and have a few pints without dealing with the 21-25 year old southside hooligans. Price is a little higher but reasonable when looking at the beer selections and they come in 20oz. glasses.

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SWPA_Brew from Pennsylvania, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

rolltide from Pennsylvania, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

jhungryman from Pennsylvania, Jun 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

ramrod666 from Pennsylvania, May 01, 2014
Piper's Pub in Pittsburgh, PA
Place rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 59 ratings