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Smokin Joe's

Smokin Joe's

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Smokin Joe's
2001 E Carson St
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-1901
P: 412-431-6757

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Games: Video Poker, Pool - 1 Table, Darts, Arcade Games
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Thanks to everyone who voted for us!!!Smokin' Joe's -- Winner Of Best Beer Selection 2008 & 2010Smokin' Joe's Features:--Happy Hour Monday to Fridays 5-7,Most Drafts Discounted-- 61 Beers ...

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Bar Hours

Mon. - Sat.10:00amtil2:00am

Kitchen Hours

Mon. - Sat.11:00amtil1:00am
Dance floor
Look & Feel
Bar Size
Dance Floor Size
Dining Size
Bottled Beers
Draft Beers
Mixed Drinks
Frozen Drinks

Beverage Prices

Beer Types Domestic Import
Draft Beer Draft $3.15 $3.50
Draft Beer Bottles $2.75 $3.50
Draft Beer Pitchers $11.50 $12.50
Frozen Soda Mixed Shot




Mixed Drinks




Review Staff Review: 9

Review Staff Review: 9

By: Dave Villotti

I was looking through our reviews of Southside bars, and I was surprised to realize that we hadn't reviewed Smokin' Joes. I think we all assumed that one of us must have reviewed it seeing as it is one of the better known bars in the Southside. Then I realized something even more shocking: I could not recall ever having been there before! Let me tell you, when I did go, I was pissed off at myself for never being there. The staff was friendly, helpful, and energetic. The atmosphere was very comfortable, and the crowd was welcoming. They don't have a large domestic selection on tap, but the import selection is phenomenal. Another thing, if you've ever been to a bar in the Southside, you usually expect the restroom to be digusting by even cockroach standards, however Smoking Joe's is immaculate by comparison. This was definitely not my last visit to Smokin' Joe's. Oh, if my bartender reads this (and she better), thanks for the number. Ha-ha.

Weekly Specials, Happy Hours & Events

Weekly Specials, Happy Hours & Events

Sunday Specials & Events No Cover

Drink Specials All Day Miller Lite DraftsJameson Anythings

Monday Specials & Events No Cover

Drink Specials New!!! $1.00 Off All I.p.a Drafts- 7pm-midnightAbsolut Anythings - 7pm-midnight Food Specials Chili Cheese Dogs - $1.25 7pm-midnight

Tuesday Specials & Events No Cover

Drink Specials Happy Hour 5pm-7pm $1.00 Off Most DraftsPilsner Urquill PintsSmokin Joe's Big Jamesons Food Specials Jumbo Wings - $.40 Each - 7pm-midnight

Wednesday Specials & Events No Cover

Drink Specials Happy Hour 5pm-7pm $1.00 Off Most DraftsNew!!! $1.00 Off All Winter Seasonal Drafts- 7pm-midnightAbsolut Any Flavor 7pm-midnight Food Specials Jumbo Wings - $.30 Each - 7pm-midnight

Thursday Specials & Events No Cover

Drink Specials Happy Hour 5pm-7pm $1.00 Off Most DraftsSam Adams - $1.95 7pm-midnightJameson Anythings Food Specials Jumbo Wings - $.30 Each - 7-midnightBeef Or Pork Sliders - $.55 Each - Minimum 4 Per Order - 7-midnight

Friday Specials & Events No Cover

Drink Specials Happy Hour 5pm-7pm $1.00 Off Most DraftsWell Drinks $2.50 7pm-midnightDomestic Bottles $2.00 7pm-midnight Food Specials 50% Off Appetizers - 5pm-10pm

Saturday Specials & Events No Cover

Drink Specials All Absolut Flavors - $2.50 All DayDomestic Bottles $2.00 7pm-midnight

User Reviews Average User Rating: 7.9

User Reviews Average User Rating: 7.9

By: Lexinikole - Feb 23 2016 @ 01:40 PM

User's Rating: 8

Smokin' Joes is a great place to meet with a few friends and have a drink! Great beer selection, plenty of space, and great appetizers. Definitely a must stop on Carson Street!

By: Tg108437 - Mar 02 2015 @ 11:31 AM

User's Rating: 9

If you want a large selection of beers from all over go here! There are so many choices. The food is great as well, you get more than enough. This bar is a great place to eat and drink with friends without worrying about the young obnoxious crowd. The bartenders are super nice and make you feel welcome.

By: Mandy_Grace - Oct 02 2012 @ 05:43 PM

User's Rating: 7

Smokin Joes is a great overall bar whether you are looking for just grabbing some food or going somewhere for a few drinks. Their beer variety is absolutely amazing. It is a "must go to" bar for any craft beer fans. Their food specials are also very good. I highly recommend the wings! We went with a group from work and had no problem finding a table (on a week night). Inside the bar was a well mixed crowd of all types and ages of people. This is a great bar to just go to in order to hang out with friends and relax.

By: Jim S. - Jan 04 2010 @ 11:19 AM

User's Rating: 9

Smokin Joe's is THE place for great wings and great beers. I plan a night at Smokin Joes every time I am in tahn (now live in St Petersburg Fla). Reasonable pricing, decent service (although I rarely see the same waitress twice when I go there) Just remember...mild = medium when it comes to wing heat at Smokin Joe's. I wish they had a place like Smokin Joe's in St Pete!

By: Resputen03 - Mar 22 2009 @ 04:38 PM

User's Rating: 10

I have just recently started going to Smokin' Joes and I must say that I really like the place. It is non-smoking, The bar is directly to the right when you first walk in, and there are tables and a pool table in the back. I really enjoy this bar because of the selection of Import and Domestic beers, some of which I have not seen anywhere else in the city. The bartenders are fairly prompt and friendly and I never have to wait long to get a drink. The environment is relaxed and the crowd mostly consists of laid back people there for a good time and a good drink. The restrooms are clean. There are a couple nice TV's at the bar for watching sporting events, or whatever is on. I can't recall if there is a TV in the back or not. Overall this is a great place to go if you want to have a chill time with friends and drink great beer. I will be going back frequently.

By: Khizer - Oct 10 2008 @ 01:17 PM

User's Rating: 9

My husband and I are fast becoming regulars at Smokin' Joes! They have a GREAT beer selection, and they aren't usually as crowded as Fat Heads (another bar we frequent). The bartenders and staff are always nice, and very knowledgeable about the beers they serve. I know I can always trust their opinion when trying out a new beer. We love to come down, grab some wings and a pint and watch the game!

By: Drnyr - Aug 29 2008 @ 04:54 PM

User's Rating: 6

Definitely the best beer selection on the South Side. You can tell they have their regulars but still a pretty relaxed vibe so you don't feel like a total outsider. Don't go as much as I'd like because it is after all "SMOKIN'", but until Pittsburgh catches up with the rest of civilization, I may get myself there if I get out of work early during the week.

By: Natahley - Aug 12 2007 @ 12:38 PM

User's Rating: 10

It didn't have to grown on me, because I liked it immediately. Not so crowded that you can't move, even on the weekends, which in the southside is a rarity. There's no cover, which is my boyfriend's favorite, since he can then spend more on better beer. And at Smokin' Joe's that comes in handy, seeing as how they have an extensive beer selection. Bartenders are quick and friendly. They also make really awesome Mind Erasers. Bathrooms are pretty clean. Crowd is friendly. Really nothing bad to say about this bar!

By: RecursiveRich - Apr 21 2007 @ 04:14 PM

User's Rating: 8

Good jukebox. Lots of different brands of beer if that interests you. I usually order Yuengling Lager so that wasn't a concern for me, but some people like different beers. Friendly staff. I'd go here again.

By: Chicup17 - Jan 23 2007 @ 03:43 PM

User's Rating: 9

Quite possibly the most relaxed place to hang out in the South Side -- the bartenders are wonderful (JP and Tommy are the best!), as are most people you will encounter there, staff or not. My drinks are always hearty (yes, that was pretty much a triple jack and coke the other night) and served quickly -- I literally was in the door for maybe 3 seconds and had a New Castle in my hand...

Joe's has such a welcoming atmosphere, it's hard not to really enjoy a night there. If downstairs is too crowded or noisy, head upstairs and visit more soon-to-be friends! This is by far one of the easiest places to meet new people...

By: Pammyspy - Jun 07 2005 @ 09:25 PM

User's Rating: 8

this is the one place where my friends and i usually end up on a friday or saturday night if we feel like going out for some drinks. we've been going here for three years. it's always nice to see tom [our favorite bartender] with a smile on his face. we're good tippers so...yeah. we do tend to sit upstairs and play lots of tunes.
check it out.
i must say there are a lot of fratters and sorostitutes at times...we just over look em.

By: Pghbarman - Jun 07 2004 @ 01:46 AM

User's Rating: 7
Well you are right Rob. I am a semi-regular and it appears that not only one, but actually two girl bartenders have disappeared. The bartenders who are missing are Crystal and the blond girl who didn't talk as much. Does anybody know what happened to these bartenders? It appears that they have replaced the chick bartenders with some guy, which is pretty lame. They could have atleast replaced girls, with other girl bartenders. Crystal was an exceptional bartendar who knew most of the regulars by name, it is a shame to see her no longer work there. Does anybody know what happened to her? Does she work elsewhere, or did she quit bartending? Also what happened to the blond girl who wasn't a bad bartender, but was not as good of a bartender as Crystal? If both of these girls have left, they could have atleast replaced them with some other girl. What was the Smoking Joe's management thinking by replacing girls with guys? They now apparently now have zero girl bartenders, and all guy bartenders working there. Mostly guys go to this bar, and I for one would like to see some female bartenders. If the girls who formerly used to bartend here work elsewhere, i'd rather go to the bar they now currently work at, than this bar ran buy all guys. If anybody knows if the girls who used to bartender here now work elswhere currently, please post here and let me know, i'll start going to whatever bar that is also, because they were great bartenders.

By: Robweber - May 14 2004 @ 01:40 AM

User's Rating: 9
great bar. the bartenders are great and stay around a long time. after no change in bartenders for over a year, i noticed a new guy working there recently. does anybody know who he replaced? whoever that is, he has big shoes to fill.

By: Sidb - May 01 2003 @ 07:26 PM

User's Rating: 10
Smoking Joe's is the best bar in the South Side...hands down! Kristi, Keri, Crystal, Coral do a great job and they are all super friendly

By: Quis - Mar 28 2003 @ 03:28 PM

User's Rating: 4
This place used to be great...back in the day. I founded this place and it ruled back in the Duquesne days or the squirrels and zeebs. Now it's all dudes and overcrowded. Bring back booze and blues and Janis Joplin. Peace EZ

By: MISSYLICIOUS - Feb 26 2003 @ 01:52 PM

User's Rating: 10

By: RecursiveRich - Nov 19 2000 @ 01:10 PM

User's Rating: 7
I went to Smokin Joe's last night for the first time. It was near the end of the night when I went here, so I was already feelin' good. I will have to say that the beer selection was pretty good here. I've never seen Straub beer at a bar before. I can't complain about this place at all because I did meet a girl there and got her phone number. I would recommend checking this place out...why not, there was no cover charge!

By: Bigweb63 - Oct 11 2000 @ 01:02 PM

User's Rating: 2
This place never grew on me and I hate it!

By: Tical - Aug 03 2000 @ 01:12 PM

User's Rating: 9
When I first started going to Smokin Joe's I wasnt that impressed. As time went on though the place grew on me. If the downstairs get to packed, which it tends to do on weekends, there is a nice little cozy room upstairs where its super easy to get a drink. The beer selection on the bottom floor is super good. Really good food as well. You should go here.
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