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Smokin' Joe's

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4.08/5
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53 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

2001 E Carson St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15203-1901
United States

(412) 431-6757 | map
smokinjoessaloon.com

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
53
pDev:
11.27%
 
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Reviews by ffejherb:
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3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Visited on 11/23/07. This was our second stop on our Carson St. jaunt.

Pretty narrow main area with nice, long bar with about 18 or so barstools. The narrow walkway extended to the back of the tavern. The place was dimly lit with wood and brick decor along with hardwood floors and dark green walls. Some decorative tin ceiling tiles and fans added to the ambiance. Throw in some TVs, video games, a digital jukebox, pool table and some tables in back, and you get a pretty good picture of this place. They also have an ATM on site.

Service was prompt and friendly. We didn't order any food, but our beer orders were taken before we even sat down and they were promptly served to us.

The selection was pretty damn impressive. All in all, they had about 54 taps with tons of interesting offerings including Rogue, Lagunitas, Troegs, Magic Hat, Legacy, DFH, some west coast stuff, Belgians, imports and more. All of their selections were clearly written on a chalkboard above the bar with the ABV% and state/country of origin. Bottle selection was huge and easy to view, with approximately 200 different beers including 12oz., bombers, bottled conditioned selections and more.

Overall, this is a great beer bar with a fantastic selection. Though smoking is permitted, it was smokey at all. The music was at a good volume and it was only moderately crowded for a Friday night. One complaint, though, is that both beers I got weren't quite as fresh and I was hoping. Perhaps both taps were a little out of date. On a side note, there was a guy with tourettes and no teeth sitting next to us, which made for an interesting hour or so. But I'd stop back solely based on their selection.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of heddar33
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of dacord421
4.95/5  rDev +21.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of JArt
3.28/5  rDev -19.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of DanU
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of evan35
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
2.73/5  rDev -33.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.25 | service: 1 | selection: 5 | food: 1.5

small, service is average at best good selection of beer, below average bar food,
I go in the afternoon, not my cup of tea later in the evening

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of basickness
3.21/5  rDev -21.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 1 | selection: 4.75 | food: 2.75

the service has sucked everytime i went, but they have a great selection on tap and in bottles. worth a shot if youre on carson. def not a super party atmosphere, but good enough to keep entertained. ive had a the food a few times and its TYPICAL bar food, do not plan to be impressed.

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Photo of Kwak
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Stopped in hear after hitting the tiki lounge and was very impressed.
we walked in and it was tight in front of the door but opened up in the back so we found seats at the bar.

the selection was awesome great bottle list great taps to many to list.
the service was good they handed me a book with the beer list and knew everything on it and were able to steer me away from some of the crap.

the food was good all we got was wings the burger and fries but was good bar food.
good beer good food good service would go back anytime

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Smokin' Joe's in Pittsburgh, PA
Place rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 53 ratings
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