Piper's Pub

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93
outstanding

30 Reviews
Piper's PubPiper's Pub
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(412) 381-3977 | map
www.piperspub.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
53
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
6.21%
 
 
Taps:
40
Bottles/Cans:
30
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 53
Reviews by therica:
Photo of therica
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A great time overall, we arrived around 10:30pm on a Saturday night. The bar was totally crowded, almost impossible to even pass through let alone find a place to stand. And it was really noisy but I could see they had a reasonable selection of some great beers (check out their website for the current beer list).

I noticed that the back dining area was only about 20% capacity so I thought I'd see what it took to get a table. "Dining only until 11pm" I was told by the hostess. I told her we'd already eaten but would be getting desserts and appetizers along with some beers and she gave in and got us a table for 6.

The menu is very interesting and rather modest-priced with traditional UK-style menu items, some rather interesting and traditional and not found easily elsewhere. My shortbread ice-cream dessert was fantastic, the shortbread was the traditional harder Brit style and very enjoyable. The cheese and breads appetizer was great, with some interesting looking cheeses.

The on-tap beer selection had a good 2 dozen offerings that were all interesting and some are difficult to find even in the more wide-offering bars in most cities.

The server was very friendly and helpful, and drinks and various foods were brought rather quickly.

The bar was so noisy that it carried even back into the dining area, one negative point. But it was offset by the great vintage ambience and traditional shaped-plaster ceiling and decor which were early 20th century at latest, and worth preserving. I was glad they hadn't been ruined by sound-decreasing drop-down ceilings so the noise was a trade-off. Think of it as "traditional ambience" ha ha.

Overall, a great experience and we hope to be back soon.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ArtAttackEd
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of brother_rebus
3.51/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

Not really sure where all the hype comes from for this place. Maybe its due to the relative lack of irish/english pubs in pittsburgh. But this place was kinda, well... British: very bland. Their draft and bottle list wasn't extensive by any means (were certainly not 40 taps on the list, and were about 15 bottles) and had a lot of run-of-the-mill beers. And the Hop Nosh was flat. It was a lot of basic bitchs blabbing about co-workers. The older waitress we had was very nice and accomidating. But the bartender was kinda a smug prick. The place is basically a glorified Bickfords. Wont be back again. Thanks, but no thanks.

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Photo of JArt
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of DanU
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of walaguh
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Jackofallbrews
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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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Photo of kbuzz
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of buzzedup
5/5  rDev +19.3%

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

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Photo of barflybastard
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of McMatt7
5/5  rDev +19.3%

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

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4.28/5  rDev +2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Dogleg
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

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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Photo of SWPA_Brew
4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
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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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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93 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.
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