Smokin' Joe's


53 Ratings
Smokin' Joe'sSmokin' Joe's

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(412) 431-6757 | map

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Reviews by irishevans:
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4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Been here under two types of circumstances. late night on a weekend, and afternoon mid-week. I'll review according to the latter, as that's typically when beer geeks go out to be beer geeks.

A- feels a little divey, but in a very comfortable way, like a real steel city bar ought to. people are cool, mind their business generally and if they do chime in on a conversation it's usually beer related, and nobody was drinking crap. [this is in contrast to the weekend evenings, when it's the usual E.Carson Street Crowd, and when I was there on such a night a group of about four yuppie types dressed in button-up collared shirts looking like they should have been in line at a velvet rope club about to be rejected by the doorman, came in ordered Bud Lights and started the adolescent posturing one would expect from a kid on his 21st birthday, but these guys had to be late 20's early 30's, boasting that they were Jets fans not Steelers, then asked me if I was a jets fan too. my responce was that they needed to go back to the hotel bar before they got hurt, they didn't listen, and while waiting for a cab to go back to my folks I did see them get their asses rocked by some other fellow Yinzers, that they were starting with in somkin' joe's]

Quality of what they have is stellar. lots of good brews and tons of Local stuff (props for supporting the local beer scene unlike the main competitor Fat Heads, which has no business being in the burgh at all). other than that, lots of reigional beers, and tons of good stuff from the country, continent, and world over.

Srvice was great Both trips. the bartenders know enough of what they are talking about when it comes to beer to help out even the most novice of palates find something from the world of craft, and they are super friendly too, even if they are swamped with E.Carson weekend tourists (as I call them).

Selection is likely the best in the Burgh. 60+ (more like close to 70) taps, and a LONG bottle list. Also like I said before, examples from each of Pittsburgh's breweries/brewpubs, and lots of PA beer on top of that, while still having a ton form the country/world over.

Didn't eat here.

prices aren't bad, they take little advantage of location for pricing.

I like the place, but if I want to sit and enjoy a beer here afternoon, if I'm out with a herd of friends for the infamous E.Carson Pub Crawl, I'll still want to take a longer stop than usual here and quickly have a pint or two of some GOOD beer.

[again, all review points are based on the experience midweek in the afternoon]

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More User Reviews:
Photo of heddar33
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of dacord421
4.95/5  rDev +20.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of JArt
3.28/5  rDev -20.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of DanU
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of evan35
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
2.73/5  rDev -33.6%
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 +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of basickness
3.21/5  rDev -21.9%
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 +5.4%
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
4.11 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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