Pies & Pints

Bar, Eatery

222 Capitol St
Charleston, West Virginia, 25301-2215
United States

(304) 342-7437 | map

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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
Hipster vibe, but not at all pretentious. Went on a Sunday evening and there was a mix of 20-something's on dates, families with kids and older folks. Everyone seemed to be having fun.

Service was fine. Very friendly. They had a couple different beer glasses, but not a million, and weren't in a hurry to get pours to the table with a head still on them.

Not a monstrous number of taps, but a decent number of both local beers and great ones from around the country and beyond (a dozen? Twenty?). Most around $5/pint as of July 2015. Had a beer that's not bottled I wanted to try from Lexington and a delicious American Wild Ale from a brewery I had never heard of from Idaho. They have a mid-sized bottle list as well.

Got a cheese pizza not expecting much and it was phenomenal. Great sauce, great cheese, decent crust. I was just passing through, but if I lived close by, this would be a regular stop for me.
Jul 20, 2015
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Reviewed by joeseppy from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75
Friday, early evening, popin. Parking is scant. If you are going to dine in, eat on the front patio. The rear dining area of this place is awful. If your claustrophobic stay near front. Bar area is cramped, damn the whole restaurant seating is a cluster**ck. Noisy as all hell with three screaming babies (no really-not kidding). I've raised kids and my wife and I had courtesy to avoid ruining other people's dining experience. My wife and I wanted to eat and get the hell out. Pie selection is darn good but not out of the ordinary in flavor. The salads are fresh and huge. Good local draught selection and loads of bottles. Only about 6 seats at the bar?!? No mixed drinks here. Wine is served. Our waitress was very attentive. If you've missed this place no big deal; brews and pie at other places in the area.
Aug 05, 2018
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
Big tap list including WV and Charleston brews. Even bigger craft beer selection from around the country. Pizza is always good, as are the sandwiches. Service is hit or miss. Parking is on street and limited. Vibe is pizza joint with classic rock on. Outdoor seating on sidewalk for people watching. I visit at least once every time I'm in town.
Jul 22, 2017
Rated: 3.58 by tommy5 from Michigan

Feb 28, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by Craft_Imperial from Pennsylvania

Oct 03, 2016
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Reviewed by fredmugs from Indiana

1.35/5  rDev -66.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 2 | food: 1
Probably the worst experience I've ever had going to a place to get craft beer. The server had zero clue what was on tap or what the beers were. I sat down and ordered nachos and water to start. After getting nothing my server asked what I wanted to drink. I ordered a Country Boy beer. He comes back and tells me it's not there. 5 minutes he comes back and asks what I wanted again. Then he takes the draft list with him. I eventually get that beer but no water. Instead of the nachos I got chips and salsa. Since I was on a road trip I didn't want to wait for them to unfuck all of their mistakes.
Apr 07, 2016
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Reviewed by sholland119 from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25
Cool place. Seven taps including a couple WVa locals and PBR. Thirty bottles or so, good variety of styles.

Had a great Italian hero. Pleasant service. Great stop.
May 04, 2015
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Reviewed by BradtheGreat7 from Ohio

4.85/5  rDev +21.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5
A great place.

Vibe - always good, but always packed. It's worth the wait.

Quality - first class for the area. One of the best craft beer inspired pubs I've been to in the state of WV.

Service - my server was quite knowledgeable on craft beer. Maybe not so much in general of the best stuff in the world, but she knew the products available in state and what she sold. Can't ask for more than that.

Selection - okay so it's a bit down in grade but only due to what WV as a market has to offer. On the up side they do offer the best of the best that's available to them. Again, you couldn't ask for more.

food - top shelf pizzas. More combinations and signature creations than one could imagine. I know pizza, and this is the best pizza in charleston and possibly even the state. The food alone is worth it's price.
Feb 15, 2015
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Reviewed by Brewstradamus from West Virginia

5/5  rDev +25.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
This place has it all. Best service, food, and beer selection in Charleston, WV. The staff are super-knowledgable with their brews, especially the bartenders.
Feb 04, 2015
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

4.26/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4
I visited Pies and Pints a few times while working in the area. It is located downtown Charleston right around the corner from Black Sheep Burritos and Brews (Charleston Brewing Company). They had a small patio area on the sidewalk out front. Inside was a small bar with about eight stools. The restaurant area was small from what I saw on my bathroom visits. If the bar was full I would walk past and go to the aforementioned Black Sheep for a couple until the crowd cleared out.

I had three different bartenders on my visits. All were great. They were friendly and knowledgeable of the limited West Virginia craft beer scene. They had seven or so rotating craft handles with bottle and can selections. I primarily stick with drafts, so I forget the number of bottles and cans. I had some West Virginia beers, Great Lakes, Southern Tier, etc. It was a good selection for what the state allows and can get.

I ate at the place a couple of times. The first time was with my best gal. We got the Classic pizza. I liked it and my gal loved it. It is always a good thing when she likes eating at a place with good beer. The other time I tried the Pine and Swine, a pineapple and bacon pizza which was also good. They have a lot of specialty pizzas with interesting toppings.

For what Charleston has to offer as far as beer joints go this is at the top of the list. The staff was fantastic. They are as good as I have seen any place. They informed me that a Pies and Pints opened in Easton while I was there with forty tap handles. I am eager to check it out and see if it is as amicable.
Dec 12, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Drifter1 from Virginia

Nov 10, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

Sep 23, 2014
Rated: 4 by John_Beeryman from Virginia

Jul 20, 2014
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5
Located right in downtown Charleston, the restaurant is pretty cramped, due to the weird long layout. The beer selection is very good by WV standards. They have a full bottle menu and always something nice on tap, including some locals. The pizza is awesome. I suggest the Cuban Pork or the Thai Pie. This place has a weird vibe compared to their original Fayetteville location, I guess it's the business district crowd. But if you want good beer and great pizza, this is the place to go in Charleston.
May 21, 2014
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Reviewed by CM-Drunk from West Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5
Fantastic food, great beer, but the cramped downtown Charleston setting is a real bummer for me

When you walk in the door, assuming you can even walk in the door, prepare to be created by a crush of people because of the way the bar is situated in relation to the door. Don't get me wrong, I really do love the place but it gets aggravating when every time I try to go it's at least a 45 minute wait to get a table.

I really can't recommend the place enough, just be ready (usually) to wait a bit for a table. The food & beer is completely worth it though.
May 10, 2014
Rated: 4 by kvnklingler from Ohio

Feb 10, 2014
Rated: 4 by williamjbauer from Colorado

Oct 30, 2013
Rated: 4 by zbodnar1 from West Virginia

Oct 22, 2013
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Reviewed by beermanWV from West Virginia

4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
One of the best places to get a craft beer in Charleston. Good rotating selection of draft and bottled microbrews, including multiple breweries from wv. They usually have a few great lakes, sierra nevada, bridge road brew works, and mountain state selections. The pizza is good, with a lot of unique options. The cuban pie and grape pie are two of my favorites. The pizza and beer is a little pricey for charleston, but not unreasonable.
Jan 23, 2013
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Reviewed by GJ40 from North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
I stopped by with my family while passing through Charleston based on the BA review.

P&P is in a nice, comfortable area of the city. The interior is narrow and deep with good space but some congestion at the server station. It's somewhat modern but still relaxed and comfortable.

The tap list had a few WV beers and several others including SN Hoptimum. We went with a WV pale ale. It was fresh and tasty.

The menu has a great selection of pizzas. The combinations were very interesting and the pizzas themselves were pretty solid. The spinach salad was very good and the wings were decent.

The service is attentive and hard working though maybe not hard core into beer.

P&P was a great lunch stop for us. If in the area, I would certainly stop in again.
Jul 01, 2012
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Reviewed by mtstatebeer from West Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
I've been here a few times since the restaurant opened. The atmosphere is pretty cool, good music (thanks to pandora radio), however there isn't a whole lot of room in the bar area or seating in the restaurant. Quality is top notch, across the board, especially for the Charleston-Huntington area. The food is good and the beer selection is probably the best in this area. The pizza is great and fairly reasonable (price-wise). They have 8 tap handles that rotate fairly often, they'll typically have a Bridge Brew Works beer, a Rogue beer, a few other regionals, and PBR. Their bottle selection is fairly decent, probably 50 or so. Their staff is knowledgeable, hard-working, and extremely helpful. If you are in the Charleston area, this place is a must-see.
Jun 28, 2011
Pies & Pints in Charleston, WV
Place rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 21 ratings